Marines protect Democracy, they don't practice it.

Colin Powell referred to Armitage as his "white son."

6 foot, balding, power-lifter, now 56,
can still bench press 300 or more pounds
and reportedly "enjoys killing."

William Tyree, Special Forces Veteran said,
"Armitage used to 'sit ambush' on the trails in Laos and Cambodia.
He liked it.

photos of Armitage with a topless Vietnamese nightclub
owner Nguyen O'Rourke brought allegations
of gambling and prostitution

Vietnam-era covert operative and Contra-era figure


Mr. Armitage is a Graduate of Annapolis.He has been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (four times), the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Presidential Citizens Medal, presented by the President to citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service, and the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award.



RICHARD ARMITAGE QUIETLY CONFIRMED
AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE

previously been investigated by President Reagan's Commission on Organized Crime (1984) for alleged links to gambling and prostitution

denied a 1989 appointment as Assistant Secretary of State because of links to Iran-Contra and other scandals

Oliver North trial specifically named Armitage as one of the Department of Defense officials responsible for illegal transfers of weapons to Iran and the Contras

thoroughly intertwined with the likes of CIA veteran Ted Shackley, Richard Secord, Heine Aderholt, Elliot Abrams, Dewey Clarridge, Edwin Wilson and Tom Clines. All of these men have been directly linked to CIA covert operations, the drug trade, the abandonment of U.S. prisoners of War after Vietnam and/or Iran-Contra.

George H.W.Bush-era covert functionary who has been linked to covert operations, drug smuggling and the expansion of organized crime operations in Russia, Central Asia and the Far East.

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