dodecahedron wrote:was he involved in the Iran-Contra affair ?
He was a mercenary, working for the CIA in central america.
Only because he jumped from the aircraft and lived to get caught by the government troops in Nicaragua. Everyone else died when the plane was shot down. An Air America handbook was located on the cargo plane.
Basically, the CIA was running cocaine in the 1980's and selling it to Americans @ home. They also sold 'defensive' weapons to Iran in exchange for influence in getting hostages released in the mid-east.
Because 1 man lived, President Regan, VP George Bush Sr. and a lot of others got into a LOT of trouble. Several attempted suicide before the inquest.
Basically, it was an 'approved' covert operation to sell the weapons. Regan himself approved it. They overcharged the Iranians, and used the profits to fund the rebel Contras in Nicaragua. They generated extra income by running & selling the cocaine. The contra funding was a covert op inside an approved covert op.
It was run by Lt. Col. Oliver North and retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord from a basement office in the White House.
It was like a spy novel gone horribly wrong.
Yes, I tried a Google on him, but he seems to have vanished into thin air.
I guess mercenaries & CIA men know how to disappear if needed.