| The following e-Mail has been send
around for a long time, but it is inaccurate. Boycott Watch researched this
issue and contacted Mr. North. We concluded that Lt. Col. Oliver North was
speaking about the well-known Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal and not Usama
Bin-Laden. The email is a fraud.
Click Here to read Mr. North's comments that were originally
posted on his web site. (pdf)
This story is therefore not true and
falls into the 'urban legend' category.
are no boycotts associated with this story that we know of, the e-Mail does put
out erroneous information about all parties involved, and we are therefore
publishing this correction.
Editors Note: There
are two known spellings for that name, and the initials "UBL" have been the
standard notation for a long time. When referring to what Mr. North wrote, we
used his notation, being "Osama". Our own comments use the standard notation,
|----- The Original
|Anyone remember this?? It was 1987!
lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt. Col. Oliver
North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan
There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the
third degree, but what he said was stunning!
He was being drilled by
some senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security
Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."
continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't that just a little
"No, sir," continued Ollie.
"No? And why not?" the
"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened,
"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.
terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.
"Terrorist? What terrorist could
possibly scare you that much?"
"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie
At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but
couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple
of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. Why are you so
afraid of this man?" the senator asked.
"Because, sir, he is the most
evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered.
"And what do you
recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.
"Well, sir, if it was
up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him
and his men from the face of the earth."
The senator disagreed with
this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.
By the way,
that senator was Al Gore
It was censored in the US from all later reports.
agree that the American public must be made aware of this fact, pass this on.
|----- End of The Email:
|Boycott Watch research has established that the Lt.
Col. Oliver North was actually speaking about the well-known Palestinian
terrorist Abu Nidal and not Usama Bin-Laden
| Please see Oliver North's comments on his own web