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October 28, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon was involved in an ill-starred 1982 plot to overthrow Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that also involved several people who would emerge three years later as key figures in the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages affair, according to a book scheduled to be published next week. The previously secret plan had the approval of the late CIA Director William J.
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December 18, 1988 | Larry Bensky, Bensky is national affairs correspondent for Pacifica radio. He won a George Polk award for his reporting of the Iran-Contra hearings. and
Like some ancient, bardic epic that changes in interpretation--but not essence--as generations of tellers embellish it, the Iran-Contra morass seems destined to receive both additional intriguing details and less comprehensive definition as time goes by. Now, we have an "insider's account" and an "untold story" to add to the stream of literature exploring the still inconclusive saga. Even before the recent death of Israeli security expert and weapons broker Amiram Nir, a central figure in both accounts, these two books were especially tantalizing for close followers of Iran-Contra.
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December 18, 1988 | Larry Bensky, Bensky is national affairs correspondent for Pacifica radio. He won a George Polk award for his reporting of the Iran-Contra hearings. and
Like some ancient, bardic epic that changes in interpretation--but not essence--as generations of tellers embellish it, the Iran-Contra morass seems destined to receive both additional intriguing details and less comprehensive definition as time goes by. Now, we have an "insider's account" and an "untold story" to add to the stream of literature exploring the still inconclusive saga. Even before the recent death of Israeli security expert and weapons broker Amiram Nir, a central figure in both accounts, these two books were especially tantalizing for close followers of Iran-Contra.
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October 28, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon was involved in an ill-starred 1982 plot to overthrow Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that also involved several people who would emerge three years later as key figures in the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages affair, according to a book scheduled to be published next week. The previously secret plan had the approval of the late CIA Director William J.
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