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Rare DANIEL SHEEHAN speech: Iran-Contra, Covert Operations, CIA

LINK to Indymedia-hosted Rare DANIEL SHEEHAN speech from 1987; Iran-Contra historians and those that seek understanding of covert operations, foreign policy, drug running, organized crime, etc.

You can find the speech at sf.indymedia.org. Simply click here to pull the page up.

To understand American foreign policy, one must havean appreciation for the history of covert operations, drug running andextra-Congressional authority. A major chapter of this history came with the breaking of the Iran-Contra scandal. The attached speech by Daniel Sheehan sheds considerable light on the players. But Sheehan also traces the roots of the career of such notables as Theodore Shackley, from the early 1960s to the Contra war against Nicaragua. By listening, you will find insights into not only Iran-Contra, but also the FEMA-administered Rex84 program, Vice President Richard Nixon's participation in setting up the anti-Castro Cuban covert operations in 1959, and perspective on what became the Bay of Pigs and then operation Mongoose under John F. Kennedy. Sheehan also discusses the "October Surprise," the deal with Iran to release hostages on the inauguration of Ronald Regan. But the core of the discussion focuses on Iran-Contra. Sheehan weaves a tight narrative, jam-packed with information. The speech sets in context the Iran-Contra players, including Richard Secord, Oliver North, John Singlaub, Robert C. McFarlane, Theodore Shackley, Frank Carlucci, Rafael "Chi Chi" Quintero, Thomas Cline, Robert Owen, John Hull, Ronald Regan, George H. W. Bush and many others.

The speech wasrecorded on February 1, 1987, at Beverly Hills High School. To the best of my knowledge, it isn't on the Internet. I'm uploading it here for the benefit of the Indymedia community and researchers hitting search engines in the future. It's a rare speech -- very hard to come by. It runs for one hour and 27 minutes. Download it and keep it in your archives. If you are interested in this stuff you will find that you'll appreciate having a copy. It's an astounding speech.
You may ask why this is important today. Simple, past is prologue. If you understand the dark recesses of the 1960s-80s period, you'll have considerable insight for analyzing the geopolitics of today. And for that matter, some of the same cast of characters associated with the Iran-Contra scandal have resurfaced in the George W. administration. They include John Negroponte, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who during the Iran-Contra scandal was ambassador to Honduras. Negroponte was associated with CIA programs to develop assassination teams, trained at the School of the Americas.
Daniel Sheehan was the chief counsel to the Christic Institute in the 1980s, which represented Martha Honey and Tony Avirgan in their suit against 27 Iran-Contra associated defendants. Sheehan was one of the five lawyers representing the New York Times' defense over the Pentagon Papers. He also was chief counsel in the Karen Silkwood case against the nuclear industry. In the 1970s and 80s, he was one of the most prominent social justice lawyers in the nation.
Today, the only work I know Sheehan is involved in concerns the Disclosure Project ( http://www.disclosureproject.com ). Some have scoffed at this, given that the Disclosure Project is documenting the testimony of over 400 military personnel, industry executives and other prominent people that have experience with the U.S. government's cover-up of extraterrestrial contact and technology. However, to anyone that has researched the underbelly of the power structures in the United States and the shadowy elements of the Military Industrial Complex, it's clear that whatever is going on with respect to UFOs and alien intelligence, the "official story" of the U.S. government is highly suspect at best. Skepticism of the subject is fine, but ridicule and ignorance is unacceptable. Such critics have no sound argument against letting an investigation take place, and the Disclosure Project has assembled high ranking and highly credible witnesses that are willing to testify before Congress (when given immunity against the 1947 National Security Act they would violate without direct Congressional subpoena).
Indeed, Sheehan is a Disclosure witness 02.Oct.2002 16:20

Agent Orange

I have seen the testimony that Daniel Sheehan gave of his own experiences with classified knowledge related to the UFO/Black Ops subject while he was announcing his status as legal council for the project.

Sheehan is but one of many credible witnesses who has lent his name and prestigious reputation to the Disclosure Project cause. Disclosure Project desperately needs grassroots support. Check it out @ www.disclosureproject.org

Learning our collective modern history is very important to understand the forces and factions operating in our government today, Mike Ruppert does a brillant job at covering all of these issues aside from the material covered by Disclosure. I asked Mike personally when he was in town what he thought about the UFO subject and he responded that he could not comment on it because of the tremendous amount of ridicule he was already receiving from his coverage of CIA narco-trafficking. He did not, however say directly or imply that because he could not comment on the subject that it was not a legitamate area for honest people to investigate.

Disclosure Project has also played an integral role by providing background information in the drafting of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Space Preservation Act which seeks to ban the following space-based weapons:
(B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as--

(i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons;

(ii) chemtrails;

(iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;

(iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;

(v) laser weapons systems;

(vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and

(vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.

Notice that chemtrails are included, as well as extraterrestrial and tectonic weapons. Didn't Afghanistan have a moderate earthquake soon after we began to bomb them?

 http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/03/03/afghanistan.earthquake/?related

Coincidence? Maybe, but only maybe considering the new exotic weapons in the US military's arsenal.

transcript 03.Oct.2002 05:20

Dr. X

I found the transcript for the speech at the following web page:  http://www.skepticfiles.org/socialis/sheehan.htm

I have yet to check each and every word, but it appears to be a reasonable transcript (transcripts usually have minor errors)

There also seems to be minor errors with the digital recording of the MP3, where it skips. But with the transcript, you can follow along. The transcript also includes the Q&A, and that's not in the MP3