Oliver North, key figure in Iran-Contra scandal, to become NRA president

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  1. ATJ-Lucko

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    Oliver North, the retired U.S. Marine who was at the center of the Reagan-era Iran-Contra scandal, will become the president of the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights group announced on Monday.

    North will take over the post within a few weeks, the NRA said in a statement.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...ome-nra-president-n872041?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_lw

    seems fitting the man who committed treason would lead the NRA
     
  2. Trodden

    Trodden Talk louder, I cant hear you

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    finally the NRA can figure out how to arm the rest of the world
     
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  3. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    How did he commit treason? It's funny how you just throw random words around. It was certainly criminal, but far from treasonous.
     
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  4. Trodden

    Trodden Talk louder, I cant hear you

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    Yeah, don't be trowning words around ransomly
     
  5. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    You didn't know I'm from Jamaica?

    ...Mon
     
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  6. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    That's racist
     
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  7. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    You can be a white guy that speaks patwah.
     
  8. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    Only if you got weed to sell me
     
  9. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    My dad used to go to Kingston when I was a kid. He told me there were Chinese communities in the city and they spoke with Jamaican accents.

    They probably sold him weed.
     
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  10. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    Yeah there's a pretty big Chinese community in Jamaica actually, I actually have a Chinese-Jamaican cousin (not blood related).
     
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  11. Trodden

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    right near the beeeech, boooyee?
     
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  12. ATJ-Lucko

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    i got proof right here
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    that a iran-contra joke,very meta​
     
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  13. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    Obstruction is not treason. North was a criminal but he was also a patriot. He and Albert Hakim both believed they were doing our country a service. And they both saved American hostages from the Ayatollah.
     
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  14. Dimson

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    of Rock and Rolla?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Lord Humungus is ayatollah of rock and rolla mad max
     
  17. Mr. Cornute

    Mr. Cornute Prince of Saiyan...stuff.

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    Wait, just to make certain that we are on the same page: Oliver North actively sold weapons to a country that even the Reagan admin believed to be hostile towards the United States AFTER Reagan declared that we do not negotiate with terrorists / hostages in order to provide funding to the Contras in Nicaragua who Congress at the time implicitly stated that we could not provide funds for, and he is a patriot???

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boland_Amendment
     
  18. chrisc

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    Absolutely. You don’t have to believe in or agree with what someone is doing for them to be a patriot.
     
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  19. Palma

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    I should rephrase that. He believes that he was being patriotic. So, I guess you could say the term is relative. Regardless, his criminal acts were not treasonous.

    But let's not be naive, regardless of what Reagan said, he knew what was taking place or more likely "didn't want to know."

    And not that really matters, but we never directly supplied weapons to Iran. Israel did and we replaced the weapons they sold to Iran.
     
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  20. Mr. Cornute

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    That much I will agree with, but objectively we can also agree that someone doing something because they "believe" they are being patriotic does not negate the fact that they indeed are not being patriotic. Booth believed he was being patriotic by killing Lincoln, he obviously was not. While North believed he was doing his duty, Congress already barred those actions but North and co. utilized their belief to continue doing so. Many things are done in the name of patriotism that aren't in the least patriotic. I do not agree with some of our actions internationally but I also understand that there are some things that America does that the average American (including myself) has no clue about or context. In closure, I grasp that that there are things I may not agree with but will still be done in the best interest of the country (in turn patriotic).
     
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