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Gary Webb on some lesser known figures who George HW Bush gave Iran-Contra pardons to.

"These were the CIA officials who were responsible for the contra war. These were the men who were running the contra operation."
Gary Webb on a story about George HW Bush and Pablo Escobar #RIP41

"Escobar said, we made a deal with that guy [George Bush], that we were going to ship weapons to the contras... and the deal was, we were supposed to get our stuff to the United States without any problems."
"I think that George Bush's role in this whole thing is one of the large unexplored areas of it."
ourhiddenhistory.org/entry/gary-web…
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Pres. George H.W. Bush launched war of aggression & invaded Iraq in 1991. For first time, depleted uranium was deployed by military (300+ tons of DU). Bombings released toxins into air. This resulted in "Gulf War illness," killing hundreds of thousands of troops & Iraqis #RIP41
Pres. George H.W. Bush also invaded Panama in act of aggression to overthrow country's government in 1989. Thousands were killed, buried in mass graves hidden from Panamanians. All documented in "Panama Deception": #RIP41
As Reagan's vice president, George H.W. Bush played critical role in Reagan admin's dirty war in Nicaragua. He was involved in Iran-Contra operation that raised funds for anti-communist militants in country.

From @RSPolitics in 1988: rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #RIP41
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