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Reagan’s Terrorists

000001(Excerpted from Chapter 4: Nicaraguan Contraband: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Within weeks of the Sandinista victory in Nicaragua, former CIA Deputy Director Vernon Walters, who 26 years earlier hatched the Mossadegh coup in Iran, arrived in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa to meet with members of Somoza’s deposed National Guard (Somocistas) to plan the demise of Sandinista President Daniel Ortega.  A counter-revolutionary force would be trained in southern Honduras to attack the Nicaraguan government.  The group would be known as the contras and would be trained largely by Cuban exile Bay of Pigs veterans and Argentinean advisers who answered to Langley. Continue reading

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