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Graham Fuller Helped Start the Iran-Contra Affair


Gra­ham E. Fuller: Why is this man smil­ing?

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: We keep learn­ing more and more about the back­ground of the fig­ures [3] emerg­ing into view in con­nec­tion with the Boston marathon bomb­ings. [4]

In our most recent post [5] on the sub­ject, we not­ed the marital/familial rela­tion­ship of the alleged bombers’ “Uncle Tsarni” to Gra­ham E. Fuller, an impor­tant “ex” CIA offi­cer.

In addi­tion to hav­ing been an ear­ly and appar­ent­ly impor­tant advo­cate (archi­tect?) of the U.S. turn to the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, Fuller has run inter­fer­ence for the Fetul­lah Gulen cult, dis­miss­ing charges by intel­li­gence offi­cers in the Mid­dle East and Cen­tral Asia that the group has links to the CIA.

Now it emerges that Fuller–former CIA sta­tion chief in Kabul–authored a pol­i­cy paper that is said to have been cen­tral to the devel­op­ment of the Iran-Con­tra scan­dal!

“Wash­ing­ton Talk: Brief­ing; C.I.A. Secrets”; The New York Times; 2/15/2013. [6]

EXCERPT: . . . . Mr. Fuller’s name came to pub­lic atten­tion last year when it was dis­closed that he was the author of a ”think piece” cir­cu­lat­ed in the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty in May 1985 sug­gest­ing the pos­si­b­li­ty of pur­su­ing open­ings in Iran.

The study was instru­men­tal in per­suad­ing some top-rank­ing Rea­gan Admin­is­tra­tion pol­i­cy mak­ers to begin con­sid­er­ing covert con­tacts with Iran­ian lead­ers. It even­tu­al­ly led to the covert sale of Unit­ed States weapons to Teheran in what became the Iran-con­tra affair. . . .