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AFA 29-34: The Iran-Contragate Scandal

Pt. 1: The Drug Connection (AFA 29)
Part 1a
41:28 | Part 1b [1] 41:46 | Part 1c [2] 37:20 | Part 1d [3] 36:57 | Part 1e [4] 41:40
(Originally broadcast June 14, 1987)

Focuses on the role of drug profits and the cocaine trade in financing the Contra support effort. In addition to examining the Christic Institute’s affidavit, the discussion focuses on the “Pizza Connection” and its ties to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Pt. 2: Terror In Latin America (AFA 30)
Part 2a
44:14 | Part 2b [5] 42:00 | Part 2c [6] 44:35 | Part 2d [7] 42:24 | Part 2e [8] 15:04
(Originally broadcast June 28, 1987)

Extends discussion of the Terpil-Wilson operation covered in AFA number 4 to events in Central America. The program presents evidence of Central American provocations planned by Terpil & Wilson’s associates and the group’s central position in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Pt. 3.1: The Destabilization Of President Carter (AFA 31-A)
Part 3a
47:09 | Part 3b [9] 41:35 | Part 3c [10] 41:02 | Part 3d [11] 42:54 | Part 3e [12] 14:07
(Originally broadcast August 30, 1987)

Examines how individuals discussed in AFA program numbers 4 and 30 cooperated in a number of operations aimed at destabilizing the presidency of Jimmy Carter by manipulating the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 – 80. The broadcast centers on the role of American political figures in effecting that crisis, the failure of the “Desert One” hostage rescue attempt of April 1980 and the apparent “October Surprise” deal to delay the release of the hostages and assure Carter’s reelection defeat.

Pt. 3.2: An Interview with Farah Mansoor (AFA 31-2)
(Originally broadcast 1987; 450 minutes)

This series of interviews covers the landmark research of Farah Mansoor, a member of the Iranian resistance whose historic research on the rise of the Khomeini regime documents the decisive role of the United States in developing Islamic fundamentalist forces in that country as the anti-communist successors to the Shah’s government. Farah has documented that U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Richard Helms, learned that the Shah had cancer in 1974. Former Director of Central Intelligence Helms promptly informed the CIA and Department of State with the result that, by 1976, George Bush’s CIA was actively supporting and grooming the Khomeini forces. The subsequent takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the withholding of the U.S. hostages until after President Carter’s defeat was assured, the Khomeini government itself and the Iran-Contra scandal proper were all outgrowths of this profound and long-standing relationship. It should be noted that parts of this relationship have been misunderstood as what has become known as “the October Surprise.” Although there was, massive collusion between the Reagan-Bush campaign and the Khomeini forces during the 1980 election campaign, there was no “deal” cut during the campaign. Rather, the “deal” was part of a covert operation begun years before and the collusion during the campaign was an outgrowth of it. These interviews are also part of AFA program number 38 (Part 5).

Pt. 4: Staging the Fourth Reich (AFA 32)
Part 4a
44:00 | Part 4b [13] 40:54 | Part 4c [14] 42:01 | Part 4d [15] 35:54 | Part 4e [16] 29:16
(Originally broadcast September 13, 1987)

Sets forth evidence that the U.S. national security establishment may have been planning a fascist coup in response to a terrorist incident or provocation. The program deals primarily with the “Rex 84” martial-law contingency plan and its implementation in response to a terrorist “incident”. Rex ’84 appears to stem from a contingency plan to intern black Americans in concentration camps.

Pt. 5: The Cover-up, Part A (AFA 33)
Part 5a
45:26 | Part 5b [17] 40:14 | Part 5c [18] 44:49 | Part 5d [19] 37:06 | Part 5e [20] 14:10
(Originally broadcast October, 1987)

Sets forth evidence that the U.S. national security establishment may have been planning a fascist coup in response to a terrorist provocation. The program deals primarily with the “Rex 84” martial-law contingency plan and its implementation in response to a terrorist “incident”. Rex ’84 appears to stem from a contingency plan to intern black Americans in concentration camps.

Pt. 6: The Cover-up, Part B (AFA 34)
Part 6a
44:34 | Part 6b [21] 38:40 | Part 6c [22] 45:13 | Part 6d [23] 39:49
Part 6e [24] 8:10 | Part 6f [25] 43:28 | Part 6g [26] 40:07 | Part 6h [27] 13:15
Part 6i [28] 9:59 | Part 6j [29] 28:24 | Part 6k [30] 25:28 | Part 6l [31] 17:21
Part 6m [32] 6:24 | Part 6n [33] 29:23
(Originally broadcast December 13, 1987)

Explores connections between Iran-Contragate “investigators” and the people and institutions they were supposed to examine. Vital supplementary information connects the Iran-Contra scandal with the 1981 shooting of the Pope and events described in AFA program numbers 18 – 21. Includes numerous addenda.