Ollie North and General Kelly

Oliver North is a liar. He was also part of a conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine.  Furthermore, he was part of another conspiracy to build, arm and train mercenaries to fight a public/private enterprise known as the Contra war in Nicaragua.  He is a shameless egocentric maniac loved by several million US television viewers who watch his nonsensical FOX series War Stories. When he was forced to testify about his activities in the aforementioned crimes, he did what most dishonorable crooks do.  He snitched, spreading the blame around, implicating then Vice President George HW Bush and hinting that President Reagan was also aware of what he was doing. In other words, he wasn’t the kind of Marine who would fall on a grenade to save his brother-in-arms.  Despite his non-heroism, North ultimately took the fall and was convicted of a few counts of lying.  As it turned out further, he was pardoned by George HW Bush when Bush was president, like most crooks in the higher echelons of power.  Draw your own conclusions.

I was surprised when I read that Oliver North was to become the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA.)  Not because that doesn’t make perfect sense, but because I figured he would have a job in the Trump White House by now.  After all, he is an arrogant self-centered protofascist who thinks his military career qualifies him as an expert on all policy matters, foreign and domestic. Kind of like that Marine in the Trump White House,…

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