Sailing The Sea of Lies

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ADMIRAL WILLIAM CROWE is angrily denying that he approved a massive "sea of lies" cover-up in connection with the 1988 downing of an Iranian commercial airliner with 290 people aboard. Crowe, who will testify before the House Armed Services Committee next week, has already torpedoed a major contention in the conspiracy case having to do with a secret war in which the U.S. allegedly seized not only the Iranian minelayer Iran Ajr but also "several others," including a second vessel, the Rakish. Photos released at the time by the Pentagon, however, show that...

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