sábado, 2 de marzo de 2013

DURO DE MATAR 5: UN BUEN DÍA PARA MORIR / LA JUNGLA: UN BUEN DÍA PARA MORIR (A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD)


TAKING THE STAND: THE TESTIMONY OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL OLIVER L. NORTH. [OLIVER L. NORTH, DANIEL SCHORR].

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"MR. NIELDS: It was not true that the United States government had no connection with Mr. Hasenfus, the airplane that went down in Nicaragua.

LT. COL. NORTH: No, it was not true. I had an indirect connection with that flight.

MR. NIELDS: Now in certain communist countries -

LT. COL. NORTH: And many others, I would point out.

MR. NIELDS: - in certain communist countries, the government's activities are kept secret from the people. But that's not the way we do things in America, is it?

LT. COL. NORTH: Counsel, I would like to go back to what I said just a few moments ago. I think it is very important for the American people to understand that this is a dangerous world; that we live at risk and that this nation is lead to believe, as a consequence of these hearings, that the nation cannot or should not conduct covert operations. By their very nature covert operations or special activities are a lie.  There is great deceit, deception practiced in the conduct of covert operation. They are at essence a lie. We make every effort to deceive the enemy as to our intent, our conduct and to deny the association of the United States with those activities. The Intelligence committees hold hearings on all kinds of these activities  conducted by our intelligence service. The American people ought not to be lead to believe by the way you're asking that question that we intentionally deceived the American people, or had that intent to begin with. The effort to conduct these covert operations was made in such a way that our adversaries would not have knowledge of them, or that we could deny American association with it, or the association of this government with those activities. And that is not wrong."