Iran - Contras - Cold War

Iran - Contras - Cold War

In 1979 the “our son of a bitch” in Nikaragua - Somoza was out by the revolution. Then came the left wing regime called “the sandinists”. Carter couldn’t do anything about it. Reagan started to fund the opposition rebels called the Contras, trained in mountains in Honduras. Republicans were saying about the domino theory, but it was also said during Vietnam and now people were protesting “No Vietnam in Central America! No Vietnam in Central America!”. Democrats made it illegal (this help for Contras), they passed the amendment about it (1981). But some of Reagan’s stuff had a plan. They sold some military hardware to the Iranians fighting the war against Saddam Hussein and use the cash they gave them to fund the Contras in Nikaragua – that was the beginning of the scandal.

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