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- On pose notre regard sur un dossier spécial: le traffic de drogue par les gouvernements et services secrets occidentaux, et particulièrement le cas de Mena, É-U, dans lequel sont impliqué Bill et Hillary Clinton et les Bush.

Je vous présente ici une banque d'informations explosives qui documente très sérieusement et hors de tout doute, que des quantités énormes de drogues sont directement importées et mises en circulation par différentes agences du gouvernement, certains dans l'armée, des politiciens comme les Bush et Clinton, et les services secrets comme la CIA, le MI6 et le Mossad.

Un dossier choc à consulter. Ne croyez jamais les gouvernements. Ils se cachent toujours sous de beaux couverts et idéaux comme la lutte à la drogue, et dans votre dos, ils importent les pires drogues destructrices et qui créent des dépendances physiques puissantes comme la cocaïne et le crack qui causèrent des ravages et qui fut majoritairement importée par des agents protégés par le gouvernement américain, histoire exposée par le journaliste (assassiné) Garry Webb dans son livre et série intitulé "Dark Alliance" (
the controversial three part series, published last August, by Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News.)

L'histoire montre que le contrôle du commerce de la drogue fut toujours de prêt contrôlé par des instances proches du gouvernement, c'est une source de profit majeur qui est souvent blanchit dans les institutions bancaires du monde, comme le démontre l'histoire de la HSBC qui créa sa richesse avec l'argent du traffic de l'opium en Chine il y a environ 100 ans.



Discover the story behind Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Mena Arkansas cocaine smuggling operation they ran, while Bill was govenor, prior to the presidency.



The CIA-Contra-Crack Connection, 10 Years Later


Democracy Now! | Investigative Reporter Gary Webb Who Linked CIA ...


The Dark Alliance

Gary Webb's Incendiary 1996 SJ Mercury News Exposé


MENA:


The Crimes of Mena


ALLEGATIONS OF CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CIA
AND THE CONTRAS IN COCAINE TRAFFICKING
TO THE UNITED STATES (1)
(96-0143-IG)

Volume II: The Contra Story



GLOSSARY OF TERMS

INTRODUCTION

QUESTIONS PRESENTED

FINDINGS

What were CIA's legal and regulatory responsibilities during the Contra program regarding the reporting of potential drug trafficking crimes?
What policies and guidelines governed CIA's contacts during the Contra program with persons and organizations alleged to be involved in drug trafficking?
What do CIA Headquarters and field personnel recall regarding alleged drug trafficking by the Contras?

CONTRA ORGANIZATIONS

What drug trafficking allegations was CIA aware of, and when, involving Contra organizations? How did CIA respond to this information, and how was this information shared with other U.S. Government entities? 15th of September Legion--Justiniano Perez/Manuel Porro/Juan Francisco Rivera/Hugo Villagra/Fernando Brautigan/Felix Alcides Espinoza/Edwin Hoocker

SOUTHERN FRONT CONTRAS

Central America and the Caribbean Map

What drug trafficking allegations was CIA aware of, and when, involving Southern Front Contras? How did CIA respond to this information, and how was this information shared with other U.S. Government entities?
The Southern Front Trafficking Reports
Adolfo Jose Chamorro
Roberto Jose Chamorro
Marcos Antonio Aguado
Gerardo Duran
Alfonso Robelo
Octaviano Cesar
Edmundo Jose Chamorro
Fernando Jose Chamorro
Sebastian Gonzalez
Carol Prado
Jenelee Hodgson
Alfredo Cesar
Jose Davila
Harold Martinez
Rene Corvo
Carlos Alberto Amador
Jose Orlando Bolanos
Moises Nunez
Gustavo Quezada
Felipe Vidal

NORTHERN FRONT CONTRAS

What drug trafficking allegations was CIA aware of, and when, involving Northern Front Contras? How did CIA respond to this information, and how was this information shared with other U.S. Government entities?
Adolfo Calero
Enrique Bermudez
Mario Jose Calero
Juan Ramon Rivas
Stedman Fagoth
Roger Herman
Sebastian Pinel
Arnoldo Jose Arana
Jose Francisco Cardenal/Bergman Arguello/Eduard Jose Sacasa-Urouyo/Rolando Murillo/Juan Savala (or Zavala)/Renato Pena/Roger J. Ramiro

OTHER INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE CONTRA PROGRAM

What drug trafficking allegations was CIA aware of, and when, involving other individuals supporting the Contra program? How did CIA respond to this information, and how was this information shared with other U.S. Government entities?
Ivan Gomez
A CIA Independent Contractor
A Second CIA Independent Contractor
A Third CIA Independent Contractor
John Floyd Hull

PILOTS, COMPANIES, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR COMPANIES USED TO SUPPORT THE CONTRA PROGRAM

PILOTS, COMPANIES, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR COMPANIES USED TO SUPPORT THE CONTRA PROGRAM
What drug trafficking allegations was CIA aware of, and when, involving pilots and companies supporting the Contra program? How did CIA respond to this information, and how was this information shared with other U.S. Government entities?
Frigorificos De Puntarenas/Ocean Hunter
SETCO
DIACSA
Vortex/Universal
Hondu Carib
Allegations Involving Other Companies Associated With the Contras
Southern Air Transport
Markair
Alan Hyde
Allegations Involving Air Crew Members of Companies that Provided Services to the Contras Under Contract or Subcontract with CIA
What was the nature and extent of CIA's knowledge of allegations of Contra drug trafficking at the Ilopango Air Base?
To what extent did CIA disseminate "finished intelligence products" that included information about drug trafficking on the part of individuals, organizations, and independent contractors associated with the Contras?
To what extent did CIA share information with Congress regarding allegations of drug trafficking on the part of individuals, organizations, and independent contractors associated with the Contras?

APPENDICES

Appendix A -- Jack Terrell
Appendix B -- Frank Castro
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E

EXHIBITS

March 2, 1982 DoJ-CIA Memorandum of Understanding regarding "Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Federal Crimes"
[1] - [2] - [3] - [4] - [5] - [6] - [7] - [8] - [9] - [10] - [11] - [12]

February 11, 1982 Letter to DCI William Casey from Attorney General William French Smith regarding DoJ-CIA Memorandum of Understanding
[1]

February 8, 1985 DoJ Memorandum to Mark Richard from A. R. Cinquegrana, "CIA Reporting of Drug Offenses"
[1]

CRACK AND THE CONTRAS
Gary Webb, San Jose Mercury News

November 5, 1996


"For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency." So begins the controversial three part series, published last August, by Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News.

The story makes the allegation that beyond selling drugs in America in the 1980's, the U.S.-backed Contra rebels, fighting a Cuban-backed Nicaraguan regime, were largely responsible for introducing crack-cocaine into the U.S. This issue has raised interest to the point that a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has begun hearings on it.

The story has been picked up by other news organizations, notably The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. These two papers question some of Mr. Webb's sources and his findings, especially regarding the introduction of crack into America, the targetting by Contra dealers of African-American communities and the involvement of the CIA.

In his defense, Mr. Webb told The Washington Post that "this (series) doesn't prove the CIA targeted black communities. It doesn't say this was ordered by the CIA... Essentially our trail stopped at the door of the CIA."

A 1989 Senate Foreign Relations Committee report that looked into this issue also stopped just short of implicating the CIA. It stated, "There are some serious questions as to whether or not U.S. officials involved in Central America failed to address the drug issue for fear of jeopardizing the war effort against Nicaragua."

Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of that sub-Committee, had this to say about the recent allegations raised by Mr. Webb and others, "There is no question in my mind that people affiliated with, or on the payroll of the CIA were involved in drug trafficking while involved in support of the Contras, but it is also important to note that we never found any evidence to suggest that these traffickers ever targeted any one geographic area or population group."

The CIA is investigating the matter further as is the Justice Department. In 1988 the Deputy Director of the CIA, Robert Gates, led a three day investigation into the affair concluding that "all allegations that the CIA condoned, abetted or participated in narcotics trafficking are absolutely false."


Drugs, CIA, And USA - Mena, Arkansas Coverup

Drugs, CIA, And USA - Mena, Arkansas Coverup
By Paul Davis

I watched a very disturbing and enlightening video about drugs, the CIA, and American governmental corruption last night. The title is CONSPIRACY, THE SECRET HISTORY, SECRET HEARTBEAT OF AMERICA - The C.I.A. & Drugs. New Science Ideas is the producer. Every American should watch this video.

It seems people overseas know more about the CIA than most Americans. Of course there is a reason for this. Our media is censored in the name of "national security" matters. National security, as you will learn, is a subject that shows up in the weirdest places.

The drugging of America costs us more than $16 billion a year and has killed more people than the Vietnam war. Who profits and who is responsible? Follow the money.

Ironically when first lady Nancy Reagan was saying "Just say no to drugs." the CIA and Barry Seal were bringing them in from Medellin, Colombia. The agency used the cocaine money once sold in the USA to buy and bring arms to the contras to Nicaragua. Oliver North was heavily involved in the fiasco.

Anyone in Mena, Arkansas who tried to expose this circle of corruption, including the head prosecutor, was threatened or killed. When two young men saw a drug drop by the train tracks in Arkansas, they were immediately knocked off. The cover-up ran throughout local and state government. President Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas at that time. He played along keeping quiet and afterward got lots of drug money donated to his presidential campaigns.

President Bush I was no less guilty as former director of the CIA. His watchful eye and reading of the CIA briefings, which he as a former President still reads daily, makes him equally liable during his tenure as Vice President. At least they got that word vice right?

The people who caused the cocaine epidemic that swept the nation during the 1980s wasn't African Americans in the ghetto. Many of them in those days could barely cash a paycheck, much less smuggle drugs via planes into the country. When the USA has satellite technology capable of reading the writing on a golf ball, there should be no difficulty tracking down the likes of drug smugglers and Bin Laden. That is unless you are covertly working with them.

A three-year investigation into the life and times of Barry Seal, one of the most famous CIA agents and successful drug smugglers in America's history, revealed the extent of governmental corruption throughout America.

When Mena, Arkansas was brought up during the Oliver North trial, suddenly everything went into closed quarters away from the public eye. Why? What does the government know that it doesn't want the American people to know?

When international drug distribution organizations are integrated vertically throughout our government, there is room for concern. Dan Harmon was involved in the obstruction of justice locally n Saline County, Arkansas. He was indicted and found guilty on 5 of 11 charges. Sucking off the tit of shameful governmental secret operations, Harmon was never charged for murder in the two train deaths. After his release from prison, Harmon was promoted. I guess it pays to be connected and play along.

New Orleans attorney Sam Dalton poignantly said, "When the government involves itself in activities like the CIA and starts averting natural events and the natural course of history, that is where the government itself becomes the criminal. This whole thing is hiding in plain sight. If you want a scandal, investigate retired DEA agents net worth and put it together. If the American people don't make the government start behaving soon, we're going to reach the point of no return."

With Barry Seal and the CIA working the drug trade, they found in the deep south some compliant and cooperative governors. Hence the list of later Presidents elected from the south.

The FBI went to the New Orleans police office and seized the trunk and walked out with it, when Barry Seal died. The state judge had to back up attorney Sam Dalton and hold the FBI in contempt of court to get what evidence it needed for discovery. Sam Dalton also wanted to subpoena the CIA, but was unable to do so.

Jaws isn't over until the sheriff meets the shark. Mena, Arkansas proved to be the biggest drop point for drugs in the entire country, a $130 billion dollar industry. It's rather easy apparently to finance a governmental covert operation, when all airport personnel are willing to play along. The secret wars of the CIA 1981-1987 is written about by Woodward. The Clintons were partners in power.

To see the real culprits look around the periphery - not the smoking gun, but the bent twigs. Note the deaths, firings, threats, and attacks upon people in the know. Dan Lasater, a convicted drug dealer, was a big Clinton supporter. Jerry Parks, the head of than governor Clinton's security detail, was killed in a hail of gunfire after telling associates he was a dead man one month after Vince Foster died. Arkansas criminal investigator Russell Welch got poisonous military grade anthrax sprayed in his face for his probe into the coverup.

Arkansas state coroner Bobby Malick (an Egyptian) played right along claiming he never made a mistake in 7000 autopsies. When the two young men who were killed on the train tracks for seeing a drug drop, Malick claimed it was a suicide. When the parents didn't believe it, he decided to tell them the boys had high amounts of marijuana in their systems. However the 2nd autopsy revealed that stabbings had occurred along with a bruise to the face from what looked like the butt of a rifle. The boys lungs had 3 times the normal amount of blood in them, which indicated they were not killed by the impact of a train.

Sheriff Jim Stead, another participant in the coverup, called it a thorough investigation. The boy's mother disagreed considering her son's foot was left laying on the train tracks for 2 days. The green tarp seen by many after the impact of the train also brought into question a government cover-up.

Prosecutor Jean Duffey was one of the few would didn't play along. She was threatened and eventually run out of town. She thought her life was in danger and moved to Houston, TX where she now teaches high school geometry. Duffey was appointed to head a federally funded drug task force in Arkansas. The day she was appointed Gary Arnold walked in and told her she was not to use the task force to investigate any public officials.

Duffey was put in charge of half-a-dozen under cover agents. They couldn't get much above street level buying, but when they started connecting public officials to protecting the drug dealers Dan Harmon's name came up immediately and most frequently. The train deaths became the most famous unsolved mystery in Arkansas history. It received national attention and 1,000 newspapers wrote about it. Possible witnesses however were turning up dead.

Drug drops from low flying airplanes, which local residents reported hearing many nights, were never investigated by any law enforcement agency in the district. The drugs were being dropped in the same vicinity where Kevin & Don had been murdered along the train tracks.

Prosecutor Jean Duffey was the object of a smear campaign. Basically she was getting too close to the 7th judicial district. Hence she was fired in order to cover their asses. In 1991, drug task force secret agent Scott Loellen quit, saying "There is just too much dirt behind the scenes." He served Saline, Grant, and Hot Springs counties. He later bad mouthed the drug task force saying, "That district is immersed in a reign of corruption that has important and powerful connections to political, judicial, and law enforcement officials."

As an under cover officer, Scott gathered evidence of illegal activity, but for some reason the drug task force chose to ignore him. He quit because of the firing of Jean Duffey, the drug task force administrator.

In June 1990, Dan Harmon became the district's prosecutor elect. Harmon's first news conference and interview was entirely used to discredit Jean Duffey, who was disposed of and forced to flee to Houston, TX as her life was in danger.

Prosecutor Dan Harmon was on the tracks the night the boys were murdered. State police also were not doing their job. The mothers of the deceased boys were promised convictions in the 1990 federal investigation, when suddenly Chuck Banks shut down the investigation in June of 1991.

Other bits and pieces of evidence linking it all together was the fact that in the 1980s a former top CIA official kept a 2nd home in Medellin, Colombia.

Some other juicy tidbits of information. Oliver North's 1st national program office was at Laguna Airfield, where 1400 lbs of cocaine was found on the runway.

Southern Air Transport, owned and operated by the CIA, provided the agency a subcontractor for plausible deniability while they dealt in drugs and arms trade. The privatization of American intelligence is the way the agency works.

The British version of 60 minutes, The Big Story, showed the trail of drug smuggling and gun running that led to the door of the White House. It exposed the blundering government coverups spanning seven investigations and some long frustrating years. The show revealing the cocaine connection was immediately banned in the USA within hours of its release.

During the days of the Oliver North trial, some 500 documents were shredded over 3 days. All our enemies knew it, but North wanted to conceal and keep it from Congress. Even surfers in Nicaragua named a surf spot after him do to the agency's base there. As for Mena, Arkansas, it was home to Operation Black Eagle, the most massive covert operation in U.S. history.

1101 Mena St. is the local to the secret history of our life and times as a nation trafficking in drugs and arms. It is a small obscure town in western Arkansas, with a population around 5,000 people. With no tower and monitoring of flights, Barry Seal found Mena to be the perfect place to fly in and out without being recorded. Barry brought up to $5 billion of cocaine into the USA during the 1980s. Mena was where he based his cargo airline and parked his one of three C123 planes that made trips to Colombia and Nicaragua.

The mere mention of Mena has been sending chills down the spines of government propaganda officials for years. It's nice to see the Democrats and Republicans work together on something. The doping of America is truly a bipartisan coverup.



Drugs and the Man in the White House


One of the more explosive stories appeared in Rolling Stone, "The Dirty Secrets of George Bush," by Howard Kohn and Vickie Monks (Nov. 3, 1988). According to the Kohn/Monks article, an illegal Contra supply operation had been set up in 1982 by CIA director William Casey and was run out of George Bush's office by Donald Gregg [Ed. note - Gregg served as Vice President Bush's national security advisor and is currently the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea], at least two years before the infamous North/Secord "Enterprise," whose activities were documented in the Iran/Contra hearings; sources include key operatives in the network, military and intelligence sources, and foreign government sources. Kohn/Monks claim: "After meetings with Casey in the summer of 1982, Bush agreed to use the vice-president's office as a cover for Black Eagle. Gregg, a veteran CIA official, was assigned to work out of Bush's office as the Washington liaison to Black Eagle operatives in Central America, coordinating financial and operational details. Gregg made regular status reports on Black Eagle to Bush, who relayed then to Casey. 'Bush and Gregg were the asbestos wall,' says the career military man, who used the code name Lew Archer, 'You had to burn through them to get to Casey"'.

During 1982-1983, the Israelis played a key operational role in supplying illegal weapons to the Contras, but a bizarre error led to Gen. Manuel Noriega's increased involvement. The Israelis had been sending weapons to a warehouse in San Antonio from which they were sent on the Contras, but by mistake some crates were stamped with the label "CIA WAREHOUSE." The weapons then came to the attention of U.S. customs officials, and the supply route was compromised. The central transfer point was shifted to El Salvador and Panama. A former Mossad agent Michael Harari, was already working for Noriega, and he was assigned to the Black Eagle operation. Noriega allowed the Contras to train in Panama and allowed Black Eagle supply planes to land in his country on the condition that they be available for his drug smuggling ring. According to Kohn/Monks:

"Soon after Noriega was brought into the Black Eagle operation, he began to commandeer Black Eagle planes and pilots for drug-running flights to the southern United States, according to Lew Archer, who'd been assigned to keep the Panamanian strong man under surveillance. Instead of immediately demanding that the drug trafficking cease, says Blandon [a former Noriega associate who emigrated to the U.S. and testified to Congress concerning Noriega's drug running], U.S. policy makers struck a devil's bargajn with Noriega. Under terms of the deal, one percent of the gross income generated by the drug flights was set aside to buy additional weapons for the Contras. This eventually amounted to several million dollars".

During this period, Blandon claims that Noriega amassed a great deal of blackmail material on those involved in Black Eagle and other operations, compiling a large dossier on the role of Bush and his staff in the operations. Sources interviewed said that both Bush and his assistant Gregg were fully aware of the drug involvement in the arms network and that this was a topic of the famous conversation between Bush and Noriega in their meeting in 1983. Eventually, the Israelis pulled out of the operation and the U.S. distanced itself from Noriega, setting up its own supply operation run by North and Richard Secord, who surfaced as major players in the Iran/Contra hearings.

The Rolling Stone story contained the most detailed account to date of Felix Rodriguez, who was in charge of the weapons/drug operation, and his relationship with Donald Gregg, whose involvement went back to their service together in Vietnam. The article provided a detailed history of the operation and the involvement of Gregg and Bush. Moreover, the Kohn/Monks article provides the first detailed account of the involvement of Panama's General Noriega in the operation, the connection with the Colombian drug cartel, and eventual feuds between North and Rodriguez, which allegedly required Bush's mediation. The article raises interesting questions pertaining to the incredible risks Bush took in the Panama invasion, and raises the specter that a deal might be cut between Bush and Noriega in the light of the potentially explosive revelations that could emerge from a Noriega trial. [Ed. note - Kellner writes in footnote, "In retrospect, it appears that one of the unspoken aims of the Panama invasion was to eliminate Noriega and his blackmail threats against Bush. One of the curious sidelights of the invasion concerned the capture of Michael Harari during the second week of the invasion. It was leaked to the newspapers that he was captured, then denials appeared, the affirmations, and finally reports that he had somehow returned to Israel. Since Harari could deeply implicate Bush in the illegal Black Eagle operations, it is obvious that he either needed to be eliminated or shut up. A close associate of mine heard a soldier who had just returned from Panama tell a friend that "Harari almost messed up" the Panama Invasion, but it wasn't clear from the conversation if the botch-up was a failure to assassinate him or the initial leaking of his arrest to the press.]

Despite the explosive allegations, the mainstream press ignored the story completely, as they had ignored the October Surprise story. [Ed. note - several stories have alleged that the Reagan election team made a deal with the Iranian government to keep the American hostages in Tehran until after the 1980 elections, assuring Reagan's victory over Jimmy Carter. This plot has been labeled the "October Surprise."] To this day, there are probably few individuals familiar with the terms "Black Eagle" and "October Surprise," nor are many people aware that there were compelling claims that the illegal Contra operations were run out of George Bush's office. The mainstream media - and the U.S. government - has scapegoated Oliver North for operations that were run by George Bush and William Casey, and that probably had the sanction of Ronald Reagan. The strong possibility emerges, therefore, that a systematic cover-up has been carried out by Congress, the media, and the judiciary system to cover over the involvement of Reagan, Bush, and other high officials in some of the greatest political scandals in U.S. history.


Noriega fails to stop extradition

A US judge has refused to block the extradition of ex-Panama leader Manuel Noriega to France, where he faces 10 years in prison for money laundering.

Noriega, 72, is due in September to end a 1992 prison term for drug-trafficking and racketeering in Miami.

What the American government wants in this case is for Noriega to die in prison before telling the world what he knows about corruption at the highest levels in American government.

US Judge Refuses to Block Noriega Extradition

A U.S. judge has refused to block the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France to face money laundering charges. In Miami, VOA's Brian Wagner reports that Noriega is seeking to return home when his U.S. prison term ends next month.

George Bush Sr. will never allow Noriega to get out of jail, because Noriega, once free and safely out of the hands of US authorities, will blow the whistle on Operation Black Eagle, the US Government drug running that funded the covert supply to the Nicaraguan Contras and led to the Iran-Contra scandal.



Governmental drug smuggling, background research - Quotes with sources

Rank of arms trading, illegal drugs trafficking and oil production among the world's largest industries: 1.2.3 (Charis Conn - The Harper's Index Book, pg. 69)

The offenders at the end of the drug trafficking route are the same as those at the beginning: governments.Without the cooperation of governments, the international narcotics industry could not exist. But governments, our own particularly, lean over backward to conceal this fact from their constituents. Over a period of five years I became convinced of the participation in the drug traffic of high officials in at least 33 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Brazil, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Not to mention a host of Caribbean, Asian and European money-laundering nations, plus the PLO and various revolutionary and terrorist groups. (James Mills - The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace, pgs 1139-1143)

There is an established chain of command within the CIA and other government agencies with respect to narcotics trafficking with the involvement of its Deputy Director, his subordinate Assistant Deputy Director, his subordinate, and certain foreign CIA Station Chiefs. This chain of command has been publicly detailed in a variety of forms
- The involvement of senior FBI personnel
- The creation of a separate quasi-agency in 1983 (the so-called Vice-Presidential Task Force on Drugs) so that Customs officies in the Southeast United States would ensure that certain air and sea traffic was not intercepted or searched
- The maintenance both in the United States and in Central and South America of secure facilities for the transportation and storage of narcotics under the auspices of the US military. (Al Martin - The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider, pg. 162)

What cannot now be denied is that US intelligence agencies arranged for the release from prison of the world’s preeminent drug lord, allowed him to rebuild his narcotics empire, watched the flow of drugs into the largely black ghettoes of New York and Washington, DC escalate and then lied about what they had done. This founding saga of the relationship between American spies and gangsters set patterns that would be replicated from Laos and Burma to Marseilles and Panama. (Alexander Cockburn - Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, pg. 134)

A main purpose of the Vietnam war was to settle who controls the opium producing Golden Triangle: the Communists or the mafia, the drug-trafficking branch of the international banking oligarchy. (John Drabik - Usury Civilization II - pg. 249)

In practice, the politically appointed Attorney general routinely has used the Justice Department to cover up corrupt and criminal acts including CIA drug trafficking. (Rodney Stich - Terrorism Against America, pg 47)

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigation agents discovered that drug money from the Dominican drug traffickers was gathered and distributed at fund raisers held in Pennsylvania and that various government agencies were actively aware of these facts. (Rodney Stich - Terrorism Against America, pg 172)

Catherine Austin Fitts, Assistant Secretary of Housing under George Bush makes things very simple. She points out that the four largest states for the importation of drugs are New York, Florida, Texas and California. She then points out that the top four money laundering states in the U.S. (good for between 100 and 260 billion per year) are New York, Florida, Texas and California. No surprise there. Then she rips the breath from your lungs by pointing out that 80 per cent of all Presidential campaign funds come from - New York, Florida, Texas and California. (Michael Ruppert - CIA, Drugs, and Wall Street)

Operation Watchtower was a series of very powerful radio transmitters on towers with beacons on the end of them, built from Andros Island off the coast of Colombia all the way up into US air space, essentially transversing all of Central America. These beacons created a "safe corridor" for the shipping north of narcotics and the shipping south of weapons, pursuant to US Government-authorized narcotics and weapons transactions. The response transmission code, or aircraft code for the Watchtower signal was HTR585, or in military parlance, Hotel Tango Romeo 585. Because of press leaks, the control over Watchtower was moved over from the DIA to the newly established Vice Presidential Task Force on Drugs, an office created to secure sea smuggling corridors. The main sea corridor started at Swan Island, Honduras, and went all the way up to Haiti (Cap Haitien), through the Bahamas (Andros island) and the United States. The operation was maintained by active US military forces, with linkages to DIA and CIA, under a central control in Panama (Al Martin - The Conspirators, pgs. 263-267)

The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) had a narcotics shipping corridor and facilities completely separate from the CIA. They operated out of Spokane, Washington and Medford, Oregon, and down into Fire Lake, Nevada. They operate principally through Mexico and Evergreen Air was their principal cut-out. (Al Martin - The Conspirators, pg. 323)

Customs service "controlled deliveries" accounted for more than half of all the cocaine seized by the Customs Service in South Florida in the late 1980s according to the General Accounting Office. The Texas State Highway Patrol publicly complained a few years ago that most of the metamphetamine they were finding in the state was being supplied to people by the DEA. Houston attorney Kent Schaffer complained, "The government has brought in more cocaine than the Medellin cartel." (James Bovard - Shakedown: How the Government Screws You from A to Z, pg. 8)

Abbott described CIA Operation Bushmaster in Belize which was intended to take over the drug business from the many independent drug smugglers for greater profit and greater security. Busting independent drug traffickers was one of the joint CIA - Justice Department tactics to control the drug business into the United States. He also described a Mexican cocaine processing lab that he discovered north of Cuatrocienegas in the state of Chihuahua. Cocaine processed at that lab was transported by land, and sometimes by air to a small strip at Lajitas in West Texas, on land controlled by Walt Mischner. (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 38)

In August 1984 the leaders of the biggest South American drug cartels held a meeting with representants of the CIA and the mafia in Hotel Zurich, Geneva, Switzerland. They decided that 50% of the drugs shipped to North America will go through Mena, Arkansas, from where the mafia will distribute them across America. The CIA will provide protection for the drug smuggling planes. (Kenneth Bucchi - C.I.A. Cocaine in America?: A Veteran of the C.I.A. Drug War Tells All)

Col. Tommy Goodwin, the Commander of the Arkansas State Police got on the phone to Governor Bill Clinton. He was all pissed off because he was not being kept informed of all the CIA narcotics and weapons transactions in the state. Clinton replied, he is well-advised of it, and that it's an authorized operation of the US Government. (Al Martin - The Conspirators, pg. 148)

The CIA was charged 10 percent by high Arkansas state officials for allowing and covering up its Contra training operations, gun and drug running flights. In 1985 the CIA was moving normally $3 million per flight. It transfused over $250 million in two years into Clinton's Arkansas economy in less than two years, while the governor's people stole, er "diverted" another $75 to $100 million, according to a CIA asset. (John Cummings - Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA, pgs 125, 144, 244)

Abbott described how Arkansas State Police protected drug loads by blocking off roads leading to small airstrips when drug flights arrived. He described one such instance occurring in the spring of 1982. Abbott flew a Cessna 210 containing 300 kilos of cocaine to a corp-dusting landing strip in Marianna, Arkansas. A Memphis-based DEA agent took the cocaine from him, while an Arkansas state trooper blocked the road leading to the landing strip. (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 38)

By the end of 1986, Joesph Kelso testified, he had six US and Costa Rican government official witnesses, willing to testify how DEA agents were skimming cocaine from drug seizures, making counterfeit money, and protecting cocaine processing labs in Costa Rica, including at least two on Contra bases. (Gary Webb - Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion, pg. 296)

On November 22, 1996, the US Department of Justice indicted General Ramon Guillen Davila of Venezuela on charges of importing cocaine into the United States. The federal prosecutors alleged that while heading Venezuela's anti-drug unit, General Guillen smuggled more than 22 tons of cocaine into the US and Europe for the Cali and Bogota cartels. Guillen responded that the cocaine shipments to the US had been approved by the CIA and went on to say that “some drugs were lost and neither the CIA nor the DEA want to accept any responsibility for it.” (Alexander Cockburn - Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, pg. 95)

In 1981 Meneses had been moving 900 kilos of cocaine a year. Two years later the numbers had surged to around 5 tons a year –- and the latter figure represents just the amount Blandón's LA operation was handling. (Alexander Cockburn - Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, pg. 7)

Bank statements showed deposits of as much as $2,000,000 at a time into the Blandón drug operation's account from the US Treasury. (Gary Webb - Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion, pg. 342)

The US is now money laundering $500 billion to $1 trillion a year. Such a volume requires significant proactive leadership from the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the Department of Justice. Government deficit financing worldwide had for decades depended on an ever expanding illegal narcotics trade. Narcotics had been a banking business from the beginning.(Catherine Austin Fitts - The Myth of the Rule Of Law, pgs 11, 25, 26)

International telephone records prove that Felix Rodriguez, the CIA boss of (drug smuggler pilot) Eugene Hasenfus at Ilopango was reporting several times a week to Vice President George Bush's office. Don Gregg (later VP George Bush's national security advisor), was in charge of the contra air effort working out of Ilopango in El Salvador. Rodriguez was also named as having been involved in receiving money for the contras from the Medellin cartel. (John Stockwell - The Praetorian Guard : The US Role In The New World Order, pgs. 23, 120)

The biggest business in the Lajitas, Texas area today is nacotics trafficking. Some of it comes over the Rio Grande on foot, some on truck, and some by airplane. One of the landing strips used for the transshipment of drugs is about 12 miles northeast of Lajitas, according to Joaquin Jackson, a Texas Ranger who patrols the area. It's a lot longer and wider (4000 ft x 200 ft) than the typical narcotics -smuggling landing strip. That's because it had to accomodate C-130 cargo planes bringing in arms and weapons for the CIA transshipment to Latin America. According to CIA contract pilots and law enforcement officers, the strip is controllled by Walter M. Mischer., the fourth largest landowner of Texas, a friend of George Bush. The landing strip near Lajitas was tied into another landing strip about 60 miles to the northeast on the Iron Mountain Ranch outside Marathon, owned by Midland oilman William Blakemore II, President Bush's close friend. (Pete Brewton - The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, pgs. 89-90, 97-98)

Various divisions of the Zapata Corporation (a CIA asset, organized by George Bush), such as Zapata Petroleum, Zapata Off-Shore and Zapata Cattle company were heavily involved in drug trafficking. The oil rigs were used to carry out the drug operations. Drugs would be off-loaded from ships onto the drilling platforms and then taken into the nearby coastal areas in helicopters that were constantly carrying supplies and personnel. CIA cable analyst Michael Maholy confirmed that this practice existed, having learned about it from cable traffic and his own observations while on the rigs. (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 41)

What people urgently need to know is that the drugs are being distributed by those fronting for the drug war, who are offering 'solutions' at the same time. Much of the 'anti-drug' network is deeply corrupt and used as a vehicle for distributing drugs without detection. George Bush has fronted more wars on drugs than any other American politician and yet he is one of North America's premier drug barons. (David Icke - The Biggest Secret, pg 286)

Richard Brenneke (CIA) Congressional testimony, June 1991: "As far back as 1968 and early 1969, the CIA had begun to launder money from organized crime families in New York. We used to wash their money overseas and put it in Switzerland in nice, safe places for them. The organized crime members had a need for two things: they needed drugs brought into the country on a reliable, safe basis; and they needed people taken out of the country or people bought into the country without alerting Customs or INS. They also needed money taken offshore so that it would not be subject to US taxes. So we (the CIA) performed these kinds of functions for them."(Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 53)

A veteran FBI agent and highly decorated Vietnam veteran, Richard Taus felt that the selective crackdown on the Sicilian Mafia was to eliminate competition to the CIA-backed American Mafia. He explained the difference between the street Mafia represented by the five crime families in New York and the higher-level Mafia imbedded in blue-chip Fortune 500 corporations and in high government positions. He described the situation in which the Sicilian drug trafficking involved in the Pizza Connection cases was interfering with other government drug routes and supplies from the Middle east through Turkey, Bulgaria, Syria and Lebanon. Taus: "It was this competition that caused Justice Department personnel to eliminate the Sicilian Mafia from the drug business. There is a sanctified Mafia organization that works within our government and industries. I have discovered it under the veneer of surface "street gangsters" such as Gotti, Scarpa, Bonnano, et al, who answer to an appointed Godfather (the late Paul Castellano). In turn, Paul takes orders from his first cousin, Vito Castellano who words for the governor of New York in Albany, N.Y. (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pgs 203-206, 208)

Jim Rothstein (ex-NYPD vice squad detective) described the reports that he had filed of CIA drug sales to the blacks in New York City, naming some of those who were involved. His reports described how CIA operatives sold drugs directly to black distributors from 1967 to 1972, after which time organized crime groups took over the distribution. The CIA then concentrated on supplying drugs to the crime groups. (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 217)

During the 1960s the CIA would use the Opium Wars technique to smother political dissent in the black ghettos under an avalanche of No. 4 China White - heroin of extraordinary purity (Terence McKenna - Food of the Gods, pg 113)

An overlooked area is the CIA's involvement with the British MI-6, the French DST and the German BFI intelligence services for the importation of cocaine into their countries and its distribution as part of the overall CIA scheme to produce an ongoing covert revenue stream. Certain foreign intelligence services and agents profited; certain conservative parties in Europe profited the same way the Republican Party profited in the United States. (Al Martin - The Conspirators, pg. 233)

Several of my CIA and DEA sources who were directly involved in the drug trafficking described how the Mossad marked their drug packages, how the Mossad shared space of CIA aircraft flying drugs into the United States, and about the vast network of Mossad operatives throughout Central and South America engaging in drug smuggling (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pgs 44-45)

ASEAN is devoted to making money, has minimal interest in human rights and democracy and, of course, has its own hidden agendas, such as the enriching drugs trade. (John Pilger - Hidden Agendas, pg. 178)

The CIA had prepared an internal survey that estimated that 60 percent of the opium of the world market was coming from Southeast Asia and noted the precise whereabouts of the four largest heroin labs in the region, in villages in Laos, Burma and Thailand. This report was leaked to the New York Times, whose reporter relayed the main conclusions, without realizing that these villages were all next to CIA stations with the labs being run by people on the CIA’s payroll. (Alexander Cockburn - Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, pg. 240)

The narcotics trade, which along with money laundering is perhaps the most lucrative field of organized crime, has been a state-run enterprise in Communist China since 1949. The Soviets entered the field in 1956, and their Cuban clients came on board in 1961 (The New American - 04.09.2001 - William Norman Grigg Interview)

In 1972 the Indonesian authorities arrested a Ch'ao Chou Chinese in Djakarta, in possession of a Chinese Communist Party card and 30 kilos of heroin, worth between 60 and 150 million in US, depending on quality. The investigation showed that the purpose of the heroin imports was the financing of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) through the creation of a drug ring in Djakarta. China distributes narcotics to its fraternal communist parties in Southeast Asia as a means of raising funds for their activities. The most recent case is that of North Korea. Their diplomats have been also kicked out of several European countries for smuggling and distributing heroin. (Executive Intelligence Review - Dope, Inc., pg. 170, 171)

The United States never fully achieved domination of the Golden Crescent (drug producing) region until the outbreak of the CIA instigated Afghanistan War. (Rodney Stich - FBI, CIA, the Mob, and Treachery, pg. 180)

The only publicly acknowledged US casualties on the Afghan battlefields were some Black Muslims who journeyed to the Hindu Kush from the United States to fight on the Prophet’s behalf. But the drug casualties inside the US form the secret CIA war, particularly in the inner cities, numbered in the thousands, plus untold social blight and suffering. (Alexander Cockburn - Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, pg. 261)

Whenever you see governments using the guise of "national security" to deny justice and information, what they really mean is the security of their own criminal behavior. (David Icke - I am me I am free, pg. 67)

Only "pariah" governments traffic drugs without fronts. "Legitimate" governments prefer their intelligence agencies cut deals with the drug mafiosi while the visible machinery of the bureaucracy seems all aflutter over the "drug problem. (Terence McKenna - Food of the Gods, pg 112)

You are now familiar with the outward operations of my banking operations. … This weekend will mark the beginning of your training in the technology of power that lurks behind outer appearances. .. We have found absolute control of governmental intelligence gathering and covert operations to be vital. Besides the benefits of public financing reaped by these "nationalized secret societies," we obtain a decisive advantage from the fact that these our "spook" operations are sanctioned by law. To envision how we operate in this lucrative field, let’s briefly look at the mechanics of drug smuggling. Police and customs officials are told to leave certain gangsters alone, even when transporting suspicious cargoes... if they could see the big picture, as we can, the agent would see that practically all drugs are smuggled by federal intelligence agents and secret police. How ever could such a volume be transported safely? Real harassment and prosecution is reserved for those who enter the field without our approval. (The Occult Technology of Power, Ch. 8)

The power of narco dollars comes when you combine drug trafficking with the stock market. If I have a company that has a $100,000 of income and a stock trading at 20 times earnings, if I can find a way to run $100,000 of narcotics sales by a few teenagers in West Philadelphia through my financial statements, I can get my stock market value to go up from $2 million to $4 million. I can double my "pop." That is a quick $2 million profit from putting a few teenagers to work selling drugs in their neighborhood. (Catherine Austin Fitts - Narco-Dollars for Beginners, Pt. 2)

Every year since I was a child public safety goes down and the budgets that I pay for as a taxpayer to fund more enforcement, prosecution and incarceration go up. If you look at what taxpayers are paying, you would think we were picking up all the narco dollar industry's expenses. The more we pay for enforcement, the more public safety goes down and drug profits go up. The more we pay for national security, the more thousands of boat loads of white agricultural products seem to have no problem moving back and forth across the borders. (Catherine Austin Fitts - Narco-Dollars for Beginners, Pt. 3)

If you are taking hard drugs, or thinking doing so, remember this: You are not being a 'rebel', you are committing mental and physical suicide, and you are doing exactly what the people who control this world want you to do. (David Icke - The Biggest Secret, pg 286)

The existence of a two-tier code of criminal justice, in which people holding key positions of trust in the US government go unpunished for their role in moving tens of thousands of pounds of hard drugs into the United States, while the average Joe is given years in prison for possession of drugs the size of an M&M beats even Mexican "justice"! (Rodney Stich - Drugging America, pg 78)

The giving of aid and comfort to the enemies of democracy by our government is recognized by the people as treasonous. (William R. Lyne - Pentagon Aliens, pg 231)

If you have the power to control, and you have also the knowledge that such power is being abused criminally - and you don't do anything about it - you are indeed criminal in a most deep and intimate way. (Josiah E. Du Bois, Jr. - The Devil's chemists, pg 315)

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The words that make you free

What if I told you that every danger you might worry about - poverty, drugs, crime, war, terror, the Devil himself - is possibly fake?

To clarify this, I need to explain a new concept to you, called protection fraud. Protection fraud happens when a criminal collects a fee for pretending to "protect" the victims from an evil which he in fact secretly creates. It’s the second oldest profession in the world. Running uninterrupted for the last 3400 years, protection fraud is a $16 trillion global industry today. The following chart shows its 12 biggest cycles:


SLOPPY TRADECRAFT EXPOSES CIA DRUG PLANE

For example, the website features a quote from a satisfied Donna Blue Aircraft customer. Unfortunately his name is “John Doe.” And the listed phone number is right out of the movies: 415.555-5555.

Its known in the trade as "sloppy tradecraft."


SLOPPY TRADECRAFT EXPOSES CIA DRUG PLANE

WORLD EXCLUSIVE
Oct 08, 2007
by Daniel Hopsicker

Seventeen months after an American-registered DC9 airliner was busted with 5.5 tons of cocaine, a major international scandal is brewing over a second drug trafficking incident in Mexico's Yucatan involving an American-registered jet owned by a dummy front company of the kind usually associated with the CIA.

A weekend visit to “Donna Blue Aircraft Inc” of Coconut Beach FL., the company which FAA records show owned the Gulfstream II business jet (N987SA) which crash-landed with 3.7 tons of cocaine aboard in Mexico’s Yucatan two weeks ago, has revealed that the company’s listed address is an empty office suite with a blank sign out front.

There was no sign of Donna Blue Aircraft, Inc., at the address listed at the Florida Dept. of Corporations, 4811 Lyons Technology Parkway #8 in Coconut Beach FL.

However, there were, oddly enough, a half-dozen unmarked police cars parked directly in front of the empty suite.

Phone calls to Butters Development, the industrial park's leasing agent, went unreturned.

Moreover the brief description of Donna Blue on its Internet page, apparently designed to “flesh out the ghost a little,” is such a clumsy half-hearted effort that it defeats the purpose of helping aid the construction of a plausible “legend,” or cover, and ends up doing more harm than good...

For example, the website features a quote from a satisfied Donna Blue Aircraft customer. Unfortunately his name is “John Doe.” And the listed phone number is right out of the movies: 415.555-5555.

Its known in the trade as "sloppy tradecraft."


"Its My Party and I'll Bust Who I Want To"

The biggest clue to date to the true identity of the individuals or organization operating behind the dummy front of "Donna Blue Aircraft" may lie in its initials, "DBA," for "doing business as."

It is the kind of cute nomenclature for which "the boys" are known to be fond.

For the Bush Administration, which recently launched a PR offensive announcing major gains in the multibillion-dollar anti-drug effort in preparation for asking Congress for a $1 billion Plan Colombia-type aid package to help Mexico fight drug traffickers, the controversy could not have come at a worse time.

The billion dollars in proposed U.S. aid, Mexican newspapers pointed out, will only be used to target drug traffickers with no obvious ties to American intelligence.

Leading to this extraordinary skepticism is the fact that recent investigations into downed drug planes have suffered, on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, from a certain murkiness.



Narco-Dollars for Beginners

"How the Money Works" in the Illicit Drug Trade

Part II: The Narco Money Map

Click Here to Read Part I

Click Here To Read Part III

By Catherine Austin Fitts


Is the CIA helping itself to the Afghan heroin harvest?

Since the fall of the Taliban regime, which had seriously honoured an agreement to close down the trade, heroin production in Afghanistan has surged. In 2006 there was a 50 per cent increase in the poppy harvest and it created a new record for world production, my contact in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime told me. Afghanistan now accounts for 92 per cent of the world’s illicit production. She expected it would take another leap upwards this year.

So where is the stuff ending up? So far, not in Australia, but that’s only a matter of time. Once again, the streets of Western Europe and Russia are awash with the stuff and that fact got me thinking about the CIA



Drugs and the Fiancing of US Covert Wars


Drugs and the Financing of US Sponsored Conflict
http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/drugs.htm

"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on."
Winston Churchill


"[In 2001]Pakistan and the United States have turned to a tried and trusted 'friend' in their efforts to exert control over events in Afghanistan - convicted Pakistani drug baron and former parliamentarian, Ayub Afridi.... Without fanfare, Afridi was freed from prison in Karachi last Thursday after serving just a few weeks of a seven-year sentence for the export of 6.5 tons of hashish, seized at Antwerp, Belgium, in the 1980s. No reasons were given for Afridi's release..... It is a matter of record that top US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials believed in the early 1980s that they would never be able to justify a multibillion-dollar budget from the government to provide support to the mujahideen in the fight against the Red Army. As a result, they decided to generate funds through the poppy-rich Afghan soil and heroin production and smuggling to finance the Afghan war. Afridi was the kingpin of this plan.... "
Asia Times, 5 Dec, 2001

"Neither does the last State Department report explain why Haji Ayub, a major Pakistani drug baron, who had voluntarily surrendered to U.S authorities, returned to Pakistan in 1999 after spending a mere three and a half years in a U.S prison ....The saga of Haji Ayub Afridi is a good illustration of the troubling links between traffickers and politicians in Pakistan, as well as the shady deals made by the United States with both sides..."
The World Geopolitics of Drugs - Annual Report 1998/9

"Afridi lives in Jalalabad, a half-hour outside Peshawar in a compound protected by anti aircraft guns and armed tribesmen. His responsibility is to keep the flow of heroin and hashish moving to local distribution and sales groups in New York, Newark, NJ, L.A. and San Francisco."
War's Bastard Son

"[My fiancée, a CIA contract agent, ] was involved in something truly ugly. She was arranging for large quantities of weapons to be loaded onto ships leaving for Iran. At the same time she was working with Mafia associates of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello to coordinate the movement of service boats that were bringing large quantities of heroin into the city. The boats arrived at Marcello controlled docks, unmolested by even the New Orleans police she introduced me to, along with divers, military men, former Green Berets and CIA personnel.... The service boats were retrieving the heroin from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs in international waters, oil rigs built and serviced by Brown and Root. Disgusted and heart broken at witnessing my fiancée and my government smuggling drugs, I ended the relationship.... To this day a CIA report prepared as a result of my complaint remains classified and exempt from release pursuant to Executive Order of the President in the interests of national security and because it would reveal the identities of CIA agents."
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) narcotics officer, Michael Ruppert, Oct 24, 2000

"After meeting with the CIA's Bermudez, Blandon testified in court, he and Meneses started raising money for the Contra revolution by selling drugs in L.A.... Meneses supplied Blandon with tons of cocaine and with assault weapons, which Blandon sold to young blacks in L.A. Blandon's profits went back to Honduras and Nicaragua, to support the CIA's Contra army. ...NEWSWEEK magazine on two occasions printed interviews and other evidence indicating that the CIA and the DEA both cooperated in the Contras' guns-and-drugs pipeline. ...According to the MERCURY NEWS, agents of four law enforcement agencies --DEA, U.S. Customs, the L.A. County Sheriff's Office, and the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement -- say their investigations into Ross's empire were thwarted by the CIA or by unnamed 'national security' interests. The rise of the crack industry has had lasting effects on communities across America. In 1980, one out of every 453 Americans was incarcerated. By 1993, one out of every 189 Americans was incarcerated. Between 1980 and 1993, the U.S. prison population tripled (from 329,821 to 1,053,738).....Prisons are now the fastest-growing item in almost all state budgets. California spends more on prisons than it does on colleges and universities.... Former defense contractors are now getting into the lucrative incarceration business. ... Almost three quarters of new admissions to prisons are now African-American or Hispanic. If present trends continue for another 14 years, an absolute majority of African American males between the ages of 18 and 40 will be in prison or in detention camps. ....A secret war indeed."
'America's Secret War', Rachael's Weekly, Aug 1996

"In Laos... The CIA airline, Air America, ran weapons to the army and brought the Hmong's crop back out to market. Some of the massive profits from the operations were laundered by CIA agent Michael Hand through an Australian bank he founded and were used to finance other CIA operations behind Congress' back. Many veterans of CIA drug operations in Asia went on to star in the agency's secret wars in Central America in the 1980s, where the above pattern was repeated. The Nicaraguan contras were partially funded by cocaine operations, smuggled to and from the US on customs-free supply flights. CIA assets in Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama helped facilitate the trade."
from the book 'The CIAs Greatest Hits' by Mark Zapezauer

"Forty million people, along with the most biologically diverse, endangered ecosystems in the world, are under attack by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and mercenaries paid by oil companies. This war is fought with bombs and bullets, as well as with herbicides and media misinformation. The cause of the war is as diverse as the region's terrain and its ethnic variety The rapacious greed of multinationals like Occidental Petroleum, Shell, BP, Texaco, and their counterparts in the Colombian elite is the main problem, but cocaine use in the U.S. is the fuel that fires this inferno. Drug exports pay for the weapons of the right-wing government-backed death squads and the revolutionary guerrillas....Colombia is now the third largest recipient of U.S. military aid after Israel and Egypt. Direct U.S. military intervention looms on the horizon for this region, which exports more oil to the U.S. than the entire Middle East. President Clinton is giving the nod to a death-squad offensive. These squads work closely with Colombian military and together they are responsible for the deaths of 25,000 people this decade-300,000 since 1945. Violence has displaced 1.2 million people in the last three years (mostly women and children). Death squads guard petroleum facilities and shipments of cocaine. The head of these squads, Carlos Castano, is a key player in the Cali Drug Cartel, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Castano took over the direction of the death squads from another CIA asset, Colombian Army General Van Martinez. CIA involvement in Colombia began in the 1950s and grew along with the drug trade. In 1991 the CIA established a Colombian naval intelligence group that became a key part of the death squads' continuing terror campaign against guerrillas and anyone who speaks out for change or peace. Many death squad leaders graduated from the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, [in the US] where thousands of Latin American soldiers have been trained in counterinsurgency and torture..."
'CIA, Cocaine, and Death Squads' CovertAction Quarterly, Fall/Winter 1999

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Contributors include Phillip Agee (ex-CIA), Tony Benn (former UK government Minister), Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, John Pilger,
Ramsey Clark (former US Attorney General), Howard Zinn

"Cocaine traffickers and money-launderers swarmed through the Nicaraguan contra movement in the 1980s to a far greater extent than was ever known, according to a report by the CIA's inspector general. One contra trafficker claimed Ronald Reagan's National Security Council cleared his work. The NSC's favorite covert airline also was under suspicion for drug connections, the report stated. In an historic document released on Oct. 8 -- and nearly ignored by the major news media -- CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz confirmed long-standing allegations of cocaine trafficking by contra forces. Hitz identified more than 50 contras and contra-related entities implicated in the drug trade. Hitz detailed, too, how the Reagan administration protected these drug operations and frustrated federal investigations which threatened to expose these crimes in the mid-1980s. In perhaps the most stunning disclosure, Hitz published evidence that drug trafficking and money laundering tracked directly into Reagan's National Security Council where Lt. Col. Oliver L. North oversaw contra operations."
CIA's Drug Confession, by Robert Parry, The Consortium magazine, Oct. 15, 1998

CIA Cocaine Smuggling Crack Epidemic - 'Dark Alliance' - City Times Book Review
". . .The CIA did not just deal drugs during the Iran Contra era. It has done so for the full fifty years of its history. I will give you evidence which will show that the CIA and many figures such as Richard Secord, Ted Shackley, Tom Clines, Felix Rodriguez and George Herbert Walker Bush, who was DCI when I first became exposed to Agency drug dealing, have been selling drugs to Americans since the Vietnam era."


'Al Martin is the Man Who Knows Too Much'

"And who is Al Martin? After Al Martin retired as a Lt. Commander from the US Naval Reserves, his life went into the fast lane as a black ops specialist. His first intelligence assignment was in Peru, then he was tapped for a CIA-sanctioned operation smuggling American Express cards into Argentina in 1979. After that he met US Government-sponsored con man Lawrence Richard Hamil, a Department of Defense shadow player, who taught him the ropes of profitable covert operations. In 1984, Martin began marketing Hamil's 'deals' through his Florida based Southeast Resources, Inc. At a meeting with General Richard V. Secord and Hamil, Martin was briefed about Iran Contra operations and allowed to view voluminous CIA white papers concerning Operation Black Eagle, the code-name for the Bush-Casey-North program involving US Government-sanctioned narcotics trafficking, illicit weapons deals and wholesale fraud. Now Al Martin tells the facts that mainstream media has ignored or covered-up for over 15 years. He names names, dates and events which no one has dared write or publish before. This entire uncensored manuscript of 'The Conspirators' includes 337 pages of Al Martin raw and uncensored."

"The Conspiritors" is published by National Liberty Press
For a press preview of the contents of this book see 'Bush Family Business' by Etherzone

DRUGGING AMERICA
A Trojan Horse

By Rodney Stich

DEFRAUDING AMERICA
Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies


"This website, and the books referred to,
can reveal to you information discovered by government agents (CIA, DEA, FBI, Customs, FAA), drug smugglers, and other insiders that is unknown by most people, and covered up by most government and non-government sources. Vast areas of misconduct in government are revealed through the eyes of key government agents who were either there, or discovered evidence of the misconduct as part of their official duties. As it relates to the most visible consequences of misconduct in government that insured the success of the September 11, 2001, hijackers and encouraged the hijacking attempts, suggest looking at the following:......

An event such as September 11, 2001, requires a congressional investigation to determine why the common-sense hard corrective actions were not taken that would have absolutely prevented the four sets of hijackers from taking over the four airliners. Several government agencies had the legal and moral responsibility to take the corrective actions that were obvious for the past 40 years of fatal hijackings, and several government entities had the responsibility to investigate why corrective actions were not taken..... The terrorist attacks conveniently shifted attention away from the corruption in government that was nearing the state of being recognized by the American people."



Al Martin Raw: Political, Economic & Financial Intelligence


The Conspirators: Secrets of an
Iran Contra Insider by Al Martin


"The Rosetta Stone of Bush Family Crime"

What if a criminal cabal took over the US Government and used its operations for its own profit?

Before they stole the White House, the Bush Cabal was the First Family of Fraud.

According to former government operative and whistleblower Al Martin, this is how they did it.

A self-described fourth level player of Iran Contra, Martin has first hand knowledge of the dirty deals, high-level scams, frauds, and treasonous activities of the Bush Cabal.

Al Martin's new book called "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider" is a true crime story that's been too hot for mainstream media.

Not only is it a shocking and uncensored expose' of Iran Contra scandals, the book is a hidden history of US Government crime and corruption.

Al Martin's account include first-hand knowledge of US Government drug trafficking, illegal weapons deals, as well as wholesale fraud by government perps -- securities fraud, real estate fraud, and insurance fraud.

When George Bush, Bill Casey and Oliver North initiated their plan of State-sanctioned fraud and drug smuggling, they envisioned using 500 men to raise $35 billion.

When Iran Contra finally fell apart, they had ended up using 5,000 operatives and making $350 billion.

And who is Al Martin? After Al Martin retired as a Lt. Commander from the US Naval Reserves, his life went into the fast lane as a black ops specialist in the Office of Naval Intelligence. His first assignment was in Peru, where he was tapped for a CIA-sanctioned operation, smuggling American Express cards into Argentina

After that he met US Government-sponsored con man Lawrence Richard Hamil, a Department of Defense shadow player, who taught him the ropes of profitable covert operations.

In 1984, Martin began marketing Hamil's "deals" through his Florida based Southeast Resources, Inc.

At a meeting with General Richard V. Secord and Hamil, Martin was briefed about Iran Contra operations and allowed to view voluminous CIA white papers concerning "Operation Black Eagle," the code-name for the Bush-Casey-North program involving US Government-sanctioned narcotics trafficking, illicit weapons deals and wholesale fraud.

Now Al Martin tells the facts that the Mainstream Media Cartel has virtually ignored for almost 20 years.

"The Conspirators" by Al Martin is unprecendented in publishing history. It names names, dates and events, which no one has dared write or publish before.


in 1979.

US Army School Instructors Jailed for Involvement in Colombian Drug Cartel


SOA/WHINSEC Instructors Jailed for Involvement in Colombian Drug Cartel


A recent criminal investigation into the Colombian Army’s Third Brigade, has prompted the arrest of thirteen high ranking officers accused of providing security and mobilizing troops for Diego Montoya (alias “Don Diego”), the leader of the Norte del Valle Cartel and one of the FBI’s 10 most-wanted criminals.

Two former instructors of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC) are among the thirteen. Colonel Quijano, a former commander of Colombia’s Special Forces, and Major Mora Daza, taught “peacekeeping operations” and “democratic sustainment” at WHINSEC in 2003-2004.

Over HALF of the thirteen military officials implicated in the drug cartel protection ring attended the U.S. Army School of the Americas and/or its successor institute, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Colonel Javier Escobar Matinez, Major Javier Isaza Muñoz, Major William E. Ortegon, General Hernando Perez Molina and retired Major Juan Carlos Agudelo received training at the U.S. Army School of the AmericasU.S. funded assistance program to Colombia in the fight against outlaw paramilitaries and drug cartels. All five are now under arrest for collaborating with the drug cartels they were trained to fight against.

In 2006, Colombian military officers from the Third Brigade ambushed an elite, U.S.-trained anti-drug squad in the Valle town of Jamundí, killing ten policemen. The officer who ordered the attack, Colonel Bayron Carvajal, now under arrest, also attended courses at the School of the Americas.

These events serve as a sad reminder of the consequences of the SOA/WHINSEC’s policies, or lack thereof, regarding the tracking of its students and evaluating the actual results of the training it provides. The school claims to be a tool for furthering democratic values and human rights in the Western Hemisphere yet the facts show that a significant number of its graduates have consistently engaged in human rights violations and criminal activity.

Colombia ranks number one as the largest recipient of military aid in the hemisphere, with an estimated $584 million dollars for 2007, and fifth in the world after countries in the Middle East. It is also the SOA/WHINSEC's biggest client, with over 10,000 graduates. Not surprisingly, it also holds the worst human rights record and is the most violent country in the region, with an estimated 15 deaths per day in military-related violence. as part of a



U.S. DoD To Outsource $15B War on ‘Narcoterror’

The U.S. Defense Department has invited five contractors to bid on elements of a new multibillion-dollar effort to combat the global flow of illegal drugs allegedly used to finance terrorism.



You are now familiar with the outward operations of my banking operations. … This weekend will mark the beginning of your training in the technology of power that lurks behind outer appearances. .. We have found absolute control of governmental intelligence gathering and covert operations to be vital. Besides the benefits of public financing reaped by these "nationalized secret societies," we obtain a decisive advantage from the fact that these our "spook" operations are sanctioned by law. To envision how we operate in this lucrative field, let’s briefly look at the mechanics of drug smuggling. Police and customs officials are told to leave certain gangsters alone, even when transporting suspicious cargoes... if they could see the big picture, as we can, the agent would see that practically all drugs are smuggled by federal intelligence agents and secret police. How ever could such a volume be transported safely? Real harassment and prosecution is reserved for those who enter the field without our approval. (The Occult Technology of Power, Ch. 8)

From the Radio Free Michigan archives


John Bolton: Ally of CIA-linked Drugrunners


Is the CIA helping itself to the Afghan heroin harvest?

Since the fall of the Taliban regime, which had seriously honoured an agreement to close down the trade, heroin production in Afghanistan has surged. In 2006 there was a 50 per cent increase in the poppy harvest and it created a new record for world production, my contact in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime told me. Afghanistan now accounts for 92 per cent of the world’s illicit production. She expected it would take another leap upwards this year.

So where is the stuff ending up? So far, not in Australia, but that’s only a matter of time. Once again, the streets of Western Europe and Russia are awash with the stuff and that fact got me thinking about the CIA

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