free copy of POWDERBURNS by Retired DEA agent Celerino Castillo III
Posted in the New York Forum
#10 Oct 4, 2012
http://ciadrugs.homestead.com/files/alfredmcc... - Interview with Professor Alfred McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia. CIA complicity in the global drug trade McCoy has since stated that this pattern of smuggling in SE Asia continued in Latin America and Afghanistan wars.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1556524838/... The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade – This is an update to the original classic. Revised in 2003.
http://japanfocus.org/-Alfred_W_-McCoy/3339 Alfred W. McCoy, "Can Anyone Pacify the World's Number One Narco-State? The Opium Wars in Afghanistan," The Asia-Pacific Journal, 14-4-10, April 5, 2010
http://history.wisc.edu/people/faculty/mccoy.... Professor McCoy’s home page.
http://www.idfiles.com/duncan.htm Testimony of IRS investigator William C. Duncan June 21, 1991 before the committee chaired by Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.) Duncan describes how the Justice Department asked him to perjure himself before a grand jury.
http://www.idfiles.com/rwdepo1.htm Arkansas State Police officer Russell Welch testimony before the Alexander Committee.
Kerry: CIA Lied About Contra-Cocaine Connections Posted: 06/21/09 Updated: 05/25/11
Senate Subcommittee Report on Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy (Kerry Committee Report)- a/k/a the Kerry Report Transcripts- In 1987-88, two subcommittees of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held three 14 days of hearings on drug trafficking. Headed by Sen. John F. Kerry (D - MA), the panel heard evidence of official corruption in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The next year, the government published the transcripts in a 4-volume set that has remained a touchstone for anyone interested in narco-corruption, particularly as it involves US intelligence agencies. A Summary is located at National Security Archives: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows... - PBS Frontline Special on Drugs.#613 Original Air Date: May 17, 1988 Produced and Written by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn. Includes an interview with legendary Intelligence officer Tony (“Tony Poe”) Poshepny. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Poshepn...
Poe admits that he was the handler for the Opium Warlord Vang Pao who made millions from the opium trade through the airline Air America.
#12 Oct 4, 2012
Your tax dollars at work
#13 Oct 5, 2012
National Security Archives declassified records on Oliver North
In 1998, Fredrick Hitz, CIA Inspector General (IG) and Michael Bromwich DOJ Inspector General released reports admitting to the existence of an agreement which exempted the Intelligence agencies of the USA from reporting drug crimes. The legislative body chosen to hear the allegations was the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) chaired by Porter Goss, a former CIA officer (1960-71) who would later serve as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI)(2004 to 2006) under George W. Bush. The committee hearings were held behind closed doors from 1998 to 2000 and a final classified report was released in June, 2000. The report has never been released to the public.
Journalist Robert Parry report on HPSCI hearings
Since: Oct 12
#15 Oct 5, 2012
#18 Oct 5, 2012
DEA agents Hector Berrellez and Mike Holm step forward to give interviews to Esquire Magazine in 1998. Berrellez worked on the Enrique Camarena murder case as a Supervisory Agent and was present for the Los Angeles raids on the Blandon Organization mentioned in Dark Alliance. He ordered a criminal investigation of the CIA years before the Dark Alliance series as his drug investigations were being interfered with. He retired after being transferred to Washington DC and being assigned a blank schedule for one year.
Two weeks after Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance" series appeared in the San Jose Mercury News in August 1996, contributing editor Charles Bowden found himself in a bar, having a few drinks with some narcs (his idea of a good night). "For some reason, Webb's piece came up, and I asked the guys,'So, what do you think? Is what Webb wrote about the CIA true?'" recalls Bowden, the author of fifteen books, including Blood Orchid and Juarez: The Laboratory of Our Future. "And they all turned to me and said, "Of course it is.' That's when I knew that somebody
would have to do this story, and I figured it might as well be me." "The Pariah," Bowden's story on Webb -- a man he describes as "real smart, real straight, lives on a cul-de-sac, family man, all that crap" -- begins on page 150.
Editor's letter [excerpt]:
....The world Charles Bowden leads us into in his story, "The Pariah" (page 150), is, on the other hand, a place few would willingly visit. Reporter Gary Webb chose to enter the alternate universe where the CIA sponsors armies and sometimes finds itself allied with drug dealers who sell their wares in the United States. Webb wrote a newspaper series that documented how the Nicaraguan contras of the 1980s were in part financed by just such an arrangement -- and he was then professionally destroyed for it. Bowden, in the course of reporting this story over the last six months, found considerable evidence that parallels and supports Webb's articles -- including revelations from one of the DEA's most decorated agents, who speaks for the first time about the CIA's complicity in the drug trade. It was not, however, the agency's ties to drug traffickers that Bowden found most disturbing. It was that a man can lose his livelihood, his calling, his reputation, for telling the truth....
Two years ago, Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that said some bad things about the CIA and drug traffickers. The CIA denied the charges, and every major newspaper in the country took the agency's word for it. Gary Webb was ruined. Which is a shame, because he was right.
By Charles Bowden
READ THE FULL ARTICLE
#20 Oct 5, 2012
But our eyes are not closed to the CIA "company" presence. In fact, Robert Knight and Dennis Bernstein were among the very first to report original details with participants and eyewitnesses of the NSC-CIA-contra-cocaine connection. It was exactly ten years ago that we launched the award-winning "Undercurrents" investigative news program which aired on more than a hundred radio stations nationwide. We also wrote of the contra "guns-for-drugs" phenomenon in major mainstream newspapers and magazines.
On March 31, 1987, we published original details in a nationally syndicated Newsday article,
Why is the Contra-Cocaine Connection Being Ignored?
In September, 1996, we revisited the story in the Baltimore Sun and Lexington Herald-Leader:
Why is the Contra-Cocaine Connection STILL Being Ignored?
On October 4, 1996 we published a widely-distributed article for the Pacific News Service and Philadelphia Tribune,
DEA Agent's Decade Long Battle to Expose CIA-Contra-Crack Story
Our most recent effort is currently apperaing in weekly newspapaers across the country:
How the Contras Invaded the United States
Our work was also selected for inclusion in the October 8, 1996 SALON "Newsreal" page,
Right hand, Left hand
The CIA, the Contras and Crack Cocaine
by Dennis Bernstein and Robert Knight http://www.albionmonitor.com/9612a/ciacontra....
#22 Oct 5, 2012
spread the word.....
(the only copy i could find online. Sorry its in some religious rag.)
Tosh Plumlee's April, 1990 article "I ran Drugs for Uncle Sam" reprinted in some radical religious newsletter. All of the other online copies disappeared from the net. He says if you call the paper that printed the story (The reader), they won't give you a copy, but they have been instructed to turn your info over to LEA. Someone didn't like the story evidently.
5 part radio interview with retired DEA agent Mike Levine:
youtube vid is here:
Mike Levine Interview April 10, 2012
Dr. Oliver Villar, co-author of “Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia”,
#23 Oct 5, 2012
*Judge Overrules Bid to Link CIA, Drug Lords in Camarena Trial - June 08, 1990 by Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie barrs attorney Mary Kelly from questioning Laurence Victor Harrison about possible CIA links during the Camarena murder trial. Harrison was a government-paid witness who had extensive dealings with both Mexican law enforcement and drug traffickers. Harrison stated that he worked for Miguel Nazar Haro who was DFS director from 1977 to 1982. Harrison called Nazar his "overboss" and said Nazar was involved in drug trafficking. U.S. officials in Mexico attempted to block DOJ prosecution stating that Nazar was "an essential repeat essential contact for CIA station Mexico City." At one point, Harrison testified that he had told drug kingpin Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, for whom he had installed a sophisticated radio system, that law enforcement might go after him (Fonseca). "He told me I was crazy," Harrison recalled. "He told me there was no danger."
Then the witness was asked, "Did Fonseca say it (his feeling of safety) was a political thing?" Harrison replied, "Yes."
On Thursday, Kelly asked Harrison if Nazar was connected to the CIA. Prosecutor Manuel Medrano objected on the grounds that the question was irrelevant to the case. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie sustained the objection.
Later, however, outside the presence of the jury, Kelly told the judge why she thought questions about the CIA were relevant to the Camarena case.
"Fonseca thought his actions were condoned by the Mexican government, as well as sanctioned by the CIA," she said. "This goes to the issue of whether this was an illegal enterprise" and could help her client in her defense.
** After presiding over the hearings on the Contra Drug controversy, Porter Goss, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) was later appointed to the position of Director of Central Intelligence by George W. Bush. He served as CIA Director from September 22, 2004 to May 25, 2006. Goss had prior service in the intelligence community from 1960 until 1971 — working for the Directorate of Operations, the clandestine services of the CIA. After holding its hearings behind closed doors, the final report on the Contra Drug allegations titled "CIA and Drugs in Los Angeles” was classified in 2000 and never released to the public. The report clears the government of any wrong doing. http://www.consortiumnews.com/2000/060800a.ht...
“In the end the objective of unseating the Sandinistas appears to have taken precedence over dealing properly with potentially serious allegations against those with whom the agency was working,” CIA Inspector General Britt Snider said in classified testimony on May 25, 1999. He conceded that the CIA did not treat the drug allegations in “a consistent, reasoned or justifiable manner.”
#24 Oct 5, 2012
DHS allows terrorists into the USA
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB334... Luis Posada Carriles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Posada_Car...
and Orlando Bosch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Bosch resided openly in the United States despite committing multiple terrorist acts and are protected by the US government. Posada is an assassin and drug trafficker observed by Castillo at Ilopango running the Contra operations. In 1976, 73 civillians wre blown up by the men in the only mid air bombing attack in history in the western hemisphere. Posada boasted in interviews that he masterminded a series of bombings in Havana nightclubs designed to scare tourists from Cuba’s tourism industry. One Italian tourist was killed and 11 wounded in the 1997 bombings. Posada was arrested and later pardoned for the 2000 assassination attempt of Fidel Castro at a university in Panama City using 33 pounds of c-4 explosives. He has never faced charges for terrorism in the US.
http://www.thenation.com/article/157510/forme... Former CIA Asset Luis Posada Goes to Trial Peter Kornbluh January 5, 2011
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB157... The Posada File Part II
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB153... The Posada File I
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2... Atlantic Monthly story by Ann Lousie Bardach on Posada and Bosch
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jul/14/local... A Startling Tale of U.S. Complicity July 14, 1998 by ROBERT SCHEER
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles... Our Man's in Miami. Patriot or Terrorist? April 2005 - Summary of Posada’s Career by Ann Louise Bardach
#25 Oct 5, 2012
George Washington University’s National Security Archives declassified documents on the bizarre and outrageous career of assassin and drug trafficker Luis Posada Carriles. These documents show that Posada was an employee and later a contractor- informant of the U.S. government. Posada and his partner Orlando Bosch have a lengthy record of bombings and terrorism plots against Fidel Castro’s Cuban government. In 1968, Bosch fired a 57mm recoiless rifle at a Polish freighter in Miami Harbor and then fled his federal prison term. He was also involved in planning the September 21, 1976 assassination of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his US assistant, Ronni Moffit in Washington DC.
In 1976, Bosch and Posada carried out the mid-air bombing of an airliner which killed 73 people. Posada escaped prison in 1985 and went to work at Ilopango in El Salvador helping Felix Rodriguez oversee the Contra resupply operation. In 1997, Posada plotted and carried out a series of bombings which he discussed openly during interviews with the media. The bombings struck a number of nightclubs in Havana and were designed to discourage vacationers from Cuba’s tourism industry. One person was killed and 11 injured in the bombings.
In 1987 Bosch was freed with the help of Otto Reich, the White House's leading adviser on Latin America.(Reich also testified at the 2011 trial of Posada) Bosch entered the United States, where he was granted asylum. He was eventually pardoned by President George Bush on 18th July, 1990. Bosch lived in Miami after his return to the United States until he passed away in 2011.
On November 17, 2000 Posada had been discovered with 33 pounds of explosives in Panama City where he intended to place a bomb under the podium where Fidel Castro was scheduled to speak. Had he not been arrested, the bomb would have killed hundreds of innocent bystanders in the audience of 2,000 students. He was imprisoned for four years.
Posada entered the United States illegally in April, 2005 after being pardoned by the Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso on her last day in office.
Found “not guilty” on 11 minor charges April 8, 2011, Luis Posada Carriles is protected by officals at the highest levels of government and resides openly in Miami to this day.
Celerino Castillo III Essay on Luis Posada AKA Ramon Medina: http://powderburns.org/posada.html
Celerino Castillo III Essay on Felix Rodriguez AKA Max Gomez: http://powderburns.org/felix.html
Panama bombing article
Otto Reich’s testimony at the Posada Trial:
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