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Watched the Barry Seal movie, American Made

Very fascinating. A couple of soon-to-be-famous politicians are vaguely referenced

These two characters have a longer history together than you think


For those that haven’t seen the movie, Barry Seal was a former TWA pilot that got mixed up running drugs and guns for the CIA and Medellin Cartel,

He led a fast life and was involved in #CIA operations in Central America including the arming of the Sandinistas

The #CIA set Barry’s flight operations up in the sleepy town of Mena, Arkansas.....Wait, ARKANSAS?

Guns were flown out of Mena down to Central America while drugs were flown from Colombia and dropped in Louisiana on the way to Mena

This occurred in the late 70s, early 80s

Let’s, see. Who was governor around that time?

Yep, you guessed it!


Spoiler Alert

There’s a scene where Barry is freed by the AR DA at the behest of Governor CLINTON, after being arrested by every three letter agency under the sun

Let’s see. Who was the director of the CIA leading up to the gun-running ops and became the Vice President during this time?

Dang, this guy just keeps popping up like a bad penny if you follow anything around #Qanon


The whole Iran-Contra scandal involving Oliver North deserves its own research if not familiar

But let’s get to the payoff.

Remember those two former presidents? And how Clinton made Bush a one-term president?


These guys go back much further than you think.

Exhibit, this photo from Kennebunkport in 1983.

These guys were running guns and drugs out of Mena, ARKANSAS!

And you thought Bill was just some bumpkin from Little Rock. Tsk.


Yes, that’s also George Wallace of Alabama fame

Just more evidence that everything is interconnected and there really hasn’t been any difference in our politicians from one president to the next

THIS is what Trump is fighting against. The swamp!


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