This is a hoax/urban legend . It first appeared in November
At a UNCLE lecture the other day they played a
video of Oliver North during the Senate Iran Contra hearings during the Reagan
administration. 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 system?'
Oliver replied, 'Yes I did sir.'
The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out
of the audience, 'Isn't
this just a little excessive?'
'No sir,' continued Oliver.
'No. And why not?'
'Because the life of my family and I were
'Threatened? By who.'
'By a terrorist, sir.'
'Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare
you that much?'
'His name is Osama bin Laden.'
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
'Why are you so afraid of this man?'
'Because sir, he is the most evil person alive
that I know of.'
'And what do you recommend we do about him?'
'If it were me, I would recommend an assassin team
be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth.'
Oliver North did indeed name a terrorist, but is wasn't Osama bin Laden, it
was Abu Nidal. This is a typical UL trick, taking real (but unrelated) facts
and placing them in a context that supposedly makes the claims more
If you receive a message about this then please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate