AP – John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas – a CIA-organized guerrilla force in Central America seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.
Oliver North was in charge of running arms shipments to the rebels called Contras financed in part by arms sales to Iran!
McCain’s ties are facing renewed scrutiny.
Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group. McCain now says he quit the group. General Singlaud says he didn’t.
McCain has several ties to ‘external’ organizations operating outside of the US Government. And few in the media have accounted for McCain’s ongoing links to criminal thug G. Gordon Liddy.