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Black Ops 2 six-part promo series feat. Oliver North


"The technology of today is such that the most sophisticated weapons and equipment ever divined by the hand and mind of man, are used by special operators. Those who commit themselves to the life of Black Operations" - Oliver North

"You want to know what the war of the future looks like? Just look around. The Future is with Black Ops" - Oliver North

These types of quotes are particularly scary coming out of the mouth of Oliver North. I say this because you would be hard pressed to find some one who knows more about Black Ops than Oliver North. Black Ops are not something that should be glorified with Rambo mentalities. Black Operations often include highly illegal activities, and crimes against humanity, with lack of any accountability of those committing the operations. If Black Ops are the future of warfare, then the rules of warfare have changed.

DEFINITION: Black Operations - Covert operations that involve activities that are highly secretive and covered up by the government(s) engaging in them due to their legality and questionable ethics. Black Ops are used when a country is engaging in unconventional warfare, and not willing to take any accountability for their actions. Some methods used in Black Ops include creating "False Red Flags", supporting of resistance groups, kidnapping, assassinations, sabotage, espionage, and selling of banned weapons.


Some Historical Videos on the Iran-Contra Scandal and Related Events

(Yes, I have personally digested all of the content here.)

Coverup: Behind The Iran Contra Affair (1988)

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35KcYgMPiIM

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITcdoRWPt8 (Barbara Honegger)

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNxbfaoFfys

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLffJKLMYE0

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrBPCgt0h8s

Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtRAaupKY70 (NSC/CIA La Penca bombing)

Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJPmFKMhJpI (REX 84)

Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRI3z1dd2E (Secret Gov continues on)

The Secret Government: The Constitution In Crisis (1987)

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do_bIz9efKQ

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxXvPH7I1t0

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1JuQUOZsdQ

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5S0i3L79rQ

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyDTnq1t2sk

Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswvbjtDDFY

Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIB9I4xi-J8

Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrwk31nluBE

Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kni2S3RBJCg

Iranian Perspective on the history of US Foreign Policy in Iran (MUST WATCH)


Iran Hostage Crisis Documentary


Nicaragua - A Nation's Right to Survive


History of U.S. support of Somoza Regime in Nicaragua


Nicaragua under end of Somoza's Regime in Jimmy Carter Era


Reagan openly supports the Shah of Iran


Noam Chomsky Speech: Central America and U.S. Foreign Policy (1988)

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwCo-zsJo3Y

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6DVr7kUd5o

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwnIidSerlY

How U.S. Media manipulates it's public into supporting World War


Oliver North's Notebook hints at involvement in Drug Trafficking


Documentary involving Oliver North's Drug Smuggling Airfield in Mena, Arkansas


The Mena Connection: Bush, Clinton, and CIA Drug Smuggling (1995)




You may know Colonel Lieutenant Oliver North as a decorated Vietnam war hero, best selling author, FOX News military analytic commentator, and host of War Stories with Oliver North. Yet it seems like most Americans quickly forgot about the treasonous war crimes he was charged with in the 80's. So here's a healthy reminder of who this twisted version of the American Dream really is...

"What!? I can't believe you kids don't know about the 'Great Patriot', Ollie North..."


This humorous politically satire song from American Dad, sums Oliver North up very nicely

(I thank Faust for sharing this vid w/ me)

Oliver North's mugshot taken on the day of his arrest, following an indictment for 16 separate charges of felony in relation to his involvement in the the Iran-Contra affair

The Enterprise

A branch of the NSC, put together by Oliver North and run by Richard Secord, in order for the Reagan Administration to perform it's operations in the Iran-Contra affair. The Enterprise handled all financing in secret through Swiss bank accounts. It worked inside the US government without any accountability to following US laws. They had their own version of a military, navy, and airforce. This was/is a shadow government which abuses the powers of the CIA and Presidential seat.

Conflict in Nicaragua: Sandinistas vs Contras

In the 80's, the country of Nicaragua was in political turmoil between the Sandinistas and the Contra factions. The Sandinistas had won their popular political revolution in the previous decade that saw the long overthrow of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, the last in line of the Somoza dynasty. As was the trend with most countries in Central America, the US government was in bed with the dictators, the Somoza dynasty, for generations, and had kept the tyrannical political family in power to further the business interests of US based multi-national corporations.

The Somoza family were self-serving tyrants, and drove the Nicaraguan people to fight for the overthrow of their own government. One straw that broke the camel's back for the Nicaraguan people was when the country was in dire need of relief aide from an earthquake that leveled 90% of their capital city. Somoza in true colors, spent the entire aide money on luxury homes for tje members in his inner circle, and left the population to fend for themselves. The people had nothing to lose at this point. The Somoza dynasty was not serving the needs of it's country, and therefor this revolutions was justifiably born. The political party that led the revolution against the Oligarchs was the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), or Sandinistas for short.

Understand that the Sandinistas were considered leftist as a direct result of the being on the opposite side of what their self-serving government had been offering them, and their cause was mostly popular amongst the Nicaraguan people. They wanted a redistrubution of land and wealth as well as social reform. They wanted schools for children, and other basic social services. They wanted a government that spent it's wealth on the people of the country rather than purely on it's ruling class. The US government labelled the Sandinistas as Communist for this.

The Sandinistas weapons were sold to them from Russia. This is a fact that the US government used to strengthen the idea among it's people that the Sandinistas were pro-Communist, and acting as Russia's arm for spreading Communism into the region. Realistically the Sandinistas weren't going to get their guns from anywhere else. The US were supplying the Contra terrorists. And the Sandinistas weren't going to easily pry guns out of the hands of their neighboring countries who were entrenched in their own bloody affairs. The Sandinistas needed guns and the Russians were the only ones they could turn to. From my understanding, it was simply mutual business. The Russians certainly had plenty of AK's at their disposal, and likely didn't mind seeing the guns used to undermine US corporate interests by it's customers.

The terms 'Freedom Fighter' and 'Terrorist' are interchangeable, depending on which side you are on

Iran-Contra Scandal

The Whitehouse would issue "white propaganda" that their involvement in Central America was to help suppress spread of Communism in the region.

Oliver North was made to be the main fall-guy for the Iran-Contra Scandal, in order to protect his superiors. Before we start pointing the finger at him, it's important to understand that every single one of Oliver North's criminal actions were not only known by his superiors, but authorized by them as well (ie see Reagan's involvement below). However Oliver North's fingers were entrenched in every aspect of the scandal, and so his involvement could not be ignored by the court. President Reagan either feinted ignorance with his involvement when the media started asking questions (see Reagan speech video below), or he had completely lost control of his own administration through covert foreign affairs.


Out in the middle of nowhere, in Mena, Arkansas, during the years Clinton was governor of the state, the CIA had an airfield that they would use to smuggle drugs and weapons back and forth from the US to Central America.

This is one of the media stories that broke open the public awareness of the Iran-Contra Scandal.

Two teenage boys were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The boys saw one of the CIA's planes drop a shipment of drugs. Those involved with the drop brutally murdered the young boys. They the smugglers tried to cover up the murder by covering them with a green tarp and leaving them on the train tracks so their remains would be destroyed by the next moving train.

Private investigation by one of the mothers, as well as local news journalist have proven that there is a massive coverup by the government in regards to the death of these two boys. Every attempt at getting deep into investigation has been undermined by high level government officials

There was a nationwide government issued media blackout on this story. No major media outlets will discuss what happened at Mena, AK.

Oliver North's diary mentions 14 Kilo's being dropped off at this site. The drug money funneled into the Mena, AK airport was then used by the CIA to buy more TOW missiles to sell the Iranians.

REX 84

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a planned which Oliver North helped write, while he was working as a White House National Security Council (NSC) aide and liason to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Rex 84 was a secretive plan which would all for the US Federal Government to suspend the US Constitution and put the country under military martial law during the event of National Emergency. This plan would also allow the military to take control of local and regional governments, as well as detain any civilians they deem to be "National Security Threats".

Some critics have suggested the idea of Rex 84 was to give the federal government the legal authority to counter-act a major civilian uprising that may occur. A civilian revolt against the US government could theoretically happen in the event that the US government openly declare war in Central America, and public opinion on the matter turned for the worst. Another theory is if Communism became widespread within the nation, the government would need to defend itself from the communist. There is no mistake about it, Rex 84 is the American government preparing to go to war with it's own civilian population.

It's a huge attack meant to undermine the US constitution, and a pretty good indicator of a fascist shadow government at play. This is when George Bush Sr. was Vice President, and a lead of FEMA.

A couple decades later, we had George W. Bush Jr in office, and now we're in a never ending 'War on Terror' which is both foreign and domestic. The Presidents have made a policy of making war, and delivering acts of war to other countries without officially declaring war. The president already has special war time privileges he can use during times of war.... so you can kinda see where all this is going


The fate of the United States Constitution should not be discussed and decided behind closed doors!


Rex 84: FEMA's Blueprint for Martial Law in America




Documentation for Army enforced Civilian Inmate Labor Program (ie citizen slave labor)


October Surprise - Delaying the Release of US Hostages

October Surprise by Barbara Honegger (former White House Policy Analyst during Reagan-Bush era)

Evidence suggest that the Reagan administration negotiated with the Iran government, to delay the release of the Tehran US embassy hostages, until after Reagan had been enagurated.


CBS Evening News, 1/20/1981 - Iranian Hostage Release


[Listen in at @5:00 questioning the delay of hostages release]

President Ronald Reagan's Involvement

the hostages were flown home 40 min after Reagan was inaugurated


President Reagan (right) in Robert McFarlane's office with Contra leader Adolfo Calero (left), and Oliver North (center). 4/4/85

Adolfo Calero was leader of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force. Calero was responsible for managing the swiss bank accounts into which money gathered from the sale of arms to Iranian terrorists were deposited and then used to buy supplies and arms for the Contras.

Reagan vows to give Aid to Contras despite congress bill to cease aid - March 22, 1986

entire speech can be found here:


On April 14, 1986, President Ronald Reagan made a televised address on the Air Strike Against Libya


I warned that there should be no place on Earth, where terrorist can rest, and train, and practice their deadly skills. I meant it. I said we would act with other if possible, and alone if necessary, to insure that terrorists have no sanctuary anywhere.

Sounds like the kinda president that wouldn't help and assist in terrorism right?...

On Nov 25, 1986, President Ronald Reagan made a televised address about the Iran-Contra affair

President Reagan motioning to Attorney General Ed Meese during a White House Press Briefing


watch this news report where Oliver North is made the scapegoat for everyone involved


Nov 14, 1986 News Story on Presidential Approval of Arms for Hostages scandal


March 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a televised address about the Iran-Contra affair.

(I've highlighted a few quotes I find particularly interesting)


"I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not"

People actually bought this spin. Reagan was so beloved by the American people that they rather listen to their hearts that Reagan had the best intentions, even if the facts and evidence spoke otherwise.


One thing still upsetting me, however, is that no one kept proper records of meetings or decisions. This led to my failure to recollect whether I approved an arms shipment before or after the fact. I did approve it; I just can't say specifically when. Well, rest assured, there's plenty of record keeping now going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

They don't keep proper records of these event because they fall under the category of 'black ops'. Barbara Honegger, former White House Policy Analyst, found evidence suggesting that Reagan was involved in this scandal since the end of the Carter administration, and approved of additional weapons being handed to the Hezbollah terrorist in exchange to SUSPEND the release of their U.S. hostages until Reagan was sworn into office. This led to the hostages being detained for additional time and subjugated to additional suffering, simply to improve Reagan's public appeal upon their release on his election. Some suggest that the Tehran hostages allowed the opportunity to happen for weapons to be sold to Iran.

If anything, they're paying more attention to record keeping now because they've been exposed in this treasonous scandal.

Second, in the area of national security policy, I have ordered the NSC to begin a comprehensive review of all covert operations. I have also directed that any covert activity be in support of clear policy objectives and in compliance with American values. I expect a covert policy that if Americans saw it on the front page of their newspaper, they'd say, "That makes sense." I have had issued a directive prohibiting the NSC staff itself from undertaking covert operations - no ifs, ands, or buts. I have asked Vice President Bush to reconvene his task force on terrorism to review our terrorist policy in light of the events that have occurred.

Enter George Bush senior to lead the charge that would eventually become "the war on terror".

Some tough questions he diverted earlier that day... :?


President Reagan appeared before the Tower Commission on December 2, 1986 answering a question about whether he recalls discussing aid to the Contras with leaders of other countries


My policy was not to uh, to involve others in this. I mean I wanted them involved. But I didn't want to be on record as doing it.

For anyone studiously inclined to do so, the entire 1987 Iran-Contra Hearing [5hrs] involving Col. Lieutenant Oliver North can be watched here:

International Court Case 1986 - Nicaragua vs. United States of America

The Nicaraguan government sued the U.S.A in a World Court for their crimes against humanity. The United States was found guilty of the charges. However the U.S. was able successfully block any attempt from Nicaragua on collecting the compensation owed to them.






On Christmas 1992, at the very end of his presidential term, George H. W Bush gave presidential pardons to six convicted felons involved in the CIA Iran-Contra Affair. Anyone who had not already been previously pardoned, or otherwise gotten off scott-free from the whole affair. George Bush had already lost re-election to Bill Clinton, so he had nothing to lose by flexing his presidential powers in making this knowingly unpopular decision. This was him paying back the ones who had taken the fall for him when he was Vice President for Reagan.

George H.W. Bush previously denied any knowledge of the Iran-Contra affair, saying he was "out of the loop". However his diaries indicated that he was "one of the few people that know fully the details", and he's been said by several investigators to have been at at least one of the Paris meetings where the initial arms for hostages negotiations were discussed.

1992 X-Mas Day Pardons

Caspar W. Weinberger (1988 Several counts of perjury)

Elliott Abrams (1988 Two counts of unlawfully withholding information)

Duane R. Clarridge (1991 Seven counts of perjury and false statements)

Alan D. Fiers (1991 Two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from the Congress)

Clair George (1991 Ten counts of perjury, false statements and obstruction & 1992 two felony charges of false statements and perjury before Congress)

Robert C. McFarlane (1988)



Senator George Mitchell's closing remarks to Oliver North at the Iran-Contra hearing.

Special Thanks to AlphaSnake for his input and discussion over at CoDZL (R.I.P. CODZL)

Here are some of the resources I used:

http://kotaku.com/5908216/the-trouble-w ... the-future

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/public ... cread.html








http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? ... a&aid=3010

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/gen ... north.html

* I'll try to update more on this thread later, as I'm sure there are typos, dead links, and areas that need further explanation. If I didn't post it now, it forever be a roughdraft

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This is excellent work and mighty interesting.

Sadly it has been completely neglected. I feel for you my friend. I feel for you. The story section was once the hottest ticket in town, now it is like the chubby kid sitting next to the bus driver. But it is still better than the strategy section, no one has visited there since the Clinton administration.

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This is excellent work and mighty interesting.

Sadly it has been completely neglected. I feel for you my friend. I feel for you. The story section was once the hottest ticket in town, now it is like the chubby kid sitting next to the bus driver. But it is still better than the strategy section, no one has visited there since the Clinton administration.

hmm It's only been a day. I am sure people will notice this eventually. But I won't be surprised if it doesn't ;)

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I've learned that my style of thread posting isn't for everyone. A lot of times the big post just scare people off, or there is so much content there, others don't know where to begin with replying.

There is hours worth of video links and related sources to go through here. I wouldn't expect any one to take it all in within a day or two. I don't expect anyone will be diligent enough to look at it all anyways. If any of you have a term paper to write on the Iran-Contra Scandal or related topics, then this should be a good place to find some resources for research.

And I realize my timing for releasing this thread is off. Had this thread come out immediately after the BO2 teaser trailers that Oliver North starred premiered, it would have gathered more attention.

Took me a couple weeks to compile all my research into this report. But I sat on it for even longer than that. And being the tail-end of the off-season, it is what it is.

If Oliver North shows up as a NPC character in this game, then I think this thread may spark more attention.

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I've learned that my style of thread posting isn't for everyone. A lot of times the big post just scare people off, or there is so much content there, others don't know where to begin with replying.

There is hours worth of video links and related sources to go through here. I wouldn't expect any one to take it all in within a day or two. I don't expect anyone will be diligent enough to look at it all anyways. If any of you have a term paper to write on the Iran-Contra Scandal or related topics, then this should be a good place to find some resources for research.

And I realize my timing for releasing this thread is off. Had this thread come out immediately after the BO2 teaser trailers that Oliver North starred premiered, it would have gathered more attention.

Took me a couple weeks to compile all my research into this report. But I sat on it for even longer than that. And being the tail-end of the off-season, it is what it is.

If Oliver North shows up as a NPC character in this game, then I think this thread may spark more attention.

Yea if North shows up in BO2 this thread will explode. BTW when I said big I meant lots of valuable information. Keep up the good work, I just need to find time to complete this.

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Looks like the Iran-Contra scandal will play a pivotal role in the development of the main villain's backstory (Raul Menendez) in Black Ops 2.

You guys may want to check out some of the info, videos, and links I've put in the OP before diving into this backstory. It may help give you a broader perspective of the cultural and political climate of Nicaragua in the 1980's,

The backstory of Raul Menendez will be illustrated in a 23 page book called Rightful King.

Decades before a second Cold War brings the world to the brink of annihilation, a brooding teenager stands in an alley, covered in blood. In his lifetime, he'll come to be known by many names. Radical. Rebel. Revolutionary.

But all will know him as Raul Menendez.

Exclusively published on Kindle, Rightful King catapults readers through the journey that follows Menendez from the violent streets of 1980's Nicaragua to the boroughs of New York as he forages for food and water, rises through the ranks of his father’s drug cartel, and ultimately forms the diabolical plan that will change the world forever in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Customers who pre-order "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" on Amazon will receive the Kindle Backstory for free when the item is released.

Amazon Link:


More info about Rightful Kings posted at CharliesINTEL site:


I know I'll be reading this

- Mix

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Dammit Mix, you beat me to the punch on posting that info about The Rightful King! I got an email this morning from Amazon saying I would be receieving the short story with my Hardened Edition preorder. Anywho.


I've glanced through your thread (still gotta look over the details), and the connection here now is absolutely undeniable. You hit the nail on the head with this one my friend.

It seems Menendez's motivation will stem directly from the conflict in Nicaragua between the Sandinistas and Contras. I'd assume his family was apart of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, possibly when he was a child. This is also where we are most likely going to be playing during the 80's period of the campaign's story. On a black operations mission in Nicaragua attempting to terminate high ranking members of the SNLF, amongst the Iran Contra affair.

The situation bares a striking similarity to the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion and Operation Moongoose that followed. Speaking of that, the Call of Duty Facebook page updated their timeline a few months back as they cover events leading up to Black Ops 2. Here is one of the events on the timeline:

With the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion, President Kennedy approves Operation Mongoose, a plan that utilized propaganda and sabotage to overthrow Fidel Castro

-November 30, 1961

Could history be repeating itself?

Oh and last thing, the proganda campaign strategy utilized during Operation Mongoose seems to be very similar to the methods Raul Menendez will use against the US. His Cordis Die propaganda campaign will be his key to gaining the people's trust and turning them against their leaders. Once he has done that, he can attack them at their most vulnerable state.

This is absolutely brilliant Mix.

If anyone wants to learn about the backstory of Black Ops 2 before we even play the freaking game, give this thread a read through!

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I'm still updating my OP here and there.

Sad to see how many of the video links in the OP I've gathered over the past few months, have suddenly gone down due to copyright claims. I'm sure the video uploaders could have claimed 'Fair Use' for every single one of those historical documentaries that are now be lost to the public. Censorship sucks.

Even sadder to see is that we American's never learned from our mistakes of the Iran-Contra scandal. Illegal sales of arms by the US to it's forein enemies continues on. Here's a prime example of this detailed in a 2007 news story


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Sad to see how many of my videos in the OP have been taken down.

Looks like all my video info on the Tehran Hostages was taken down. I'm sure there are people out there that wouldn't like the public to know that it's quite possible that the hostages' release was purposefully delayed to help Reagan win over the American people's hearts. More than one hostage had testified on camera in those videos that they remembered the guards checking the clock a lot on the day of their release, as if they were waiting for a timed event to occur. Coincidentially they were released immediately after Reagan's presidential inaugural address. There is information out there that even suggest the hostages' release was delayed as far back as to help ensure Reagan would win the election over Carter. In addition there is info that suggest the hostages were merely the CIA's pawn peaces to help justify the reason for selling arms for hostages. The information is still out there. I would suggest starting with researching Barbara Honegger's report if you want to know more.

Anyways, onto Oliver North...

WOW, he actually showed up as a character in the game!!!

Here's an interview he has recently conducted. It's disgusting to see how much the interviewer kisses this national traitor's ass.

Watch @ 5:10 for the Black Ops 2 discussion


He has many interesting quotes in this exchange.

For one, he says he was a consultant on the game. He never mentioned being a character in the game. I remember there was another interview with Mark Lamia where he only mentioned the consultant job, and directly ignored mentioning him being an actual character in the campaign part of the game.

I also thought it was interesting to see him joke and ham up his lines he cut for the Black Ops 2 commercials (which this kiss ass video labelled as a 'documentary' in their vid description).

"This isn't just a video game. This is a wake-up call" - Oliver North

I agree,

- Mix

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This type of international drug trafficking by the US government is still going on today.

Opium production is up 20x's in Afghanistan since US military occupation began.

The drugs and drug money is used to help disrupt and cause instability throughout the region. And I'm sure tons of that Afghan opium is getting smuggled over to the US too. How else do you think that shit gets here?

I can't say it any better than this clip from John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood does... (@ 0:47)

- Mix

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