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Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” Returns to the Internet
After an Arduous Journey, the Historic Document About
U.S.-Sponsored Narco-Trafficking Finds a New Home
The investigative journalism series that started it all – that changed (or at
least, at long last, confirmed) the way all of us think about the war on drugs,
the CIA, and U.S. policy toward Latin America – has
had a troubled life on the Internet.
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Military Intelligence - Pilot, Chip Tatum
Worldwide role of the CIA
Fascism: "the domination of a government by corporations of the political
right, combined with bellicose nationalism."
The CIA's pivotal figure, George Herbert Walker Bush, is a "three-time
president" of the U.S.: [he was] vice-president over Ronald Reagan,
president, and [now] presiding father over his own son. The election coup
of the year 2000 happened under his planning and influence. The resulting
White House cabinet came out as a copy of his former administrations. Now,
in the final stages of his life, he wants to achieve what has been his
utopian goal all along. Not politics, but seizing power over the
government for imperialistic purposes, unwilling to lend any importance to
social issues. In fact, the nation now serves as a mere subsidiary system
for the oil and weapons lobbies - the two ultimate instances that threaten
the survival of this beautiful planet.
George HW Bush is a long-time CIA agent, is a former CIA director, and in
1999 seized control over the intelligence agency. This was hardly an
obscured coup: the headquarters of the CIA are now officially designated
as the "George Bush Center for Intelligence", not to honor Bush' long
career; but as a purely practical apprehension over the global
intelligence power that the agency provides. The CIA is now the White
House's private propaganda and black operations army. George Herbert
Walker Bush now commands both.
What is the real function of the CIA? On the one hand: to topple foreign
governments, through the use of mercenary, guerilla, and terrorist groups,
without exposing its own ties, for the purpose of economic domination.
This can be done through very violent actions, or by falsifying the
election process. On the other hand: to take control of foreign leaders,
secondly blame them for certain injustices, and thirdly invade the country
with military troops.
This was done in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan - all
three invasions were done during Bush administrations. Each time, the CIA
provided the world with phony legitimate reasons to attack these
countries, whose leaders, however, were put in place or subsidized by the
CIA in the first place. By manipulating the mainstream media, the CIA then
orchestrates a legitimate political pretext to invade or overthrow foreign
states. In both cases, the function of the agency is characterized by pure
It is also a myth that the CIA is all-American; it has
thousands of foreign contract agents, scattered over all countries. The
CIA cheats, lies, and manipulates, on a scale larger than we dare to
imagine. The goal of all this, is to bring the world under totalitarian
control - in other words: to end the freedom and peace we all aspire in
our daily lives. Make no mistake about it: in the eyes of the CIA, the
Cold War has not ended. It has just started. <snip>
CIA and other intelligence agencies
While the western media is scrambling to blame Al-Qaeda for the blast, the
media in Indonesia and South East Asia in general is pointing fingers at the
The shadow government has their strategy down to a fine art. Do you think
they are worried about democracy - hell no, they thrive on it. The situation
goes like this .... any bit of legislation they want passed, they manufacture a
scenario to get the good people to willingly agree to be controlled. Eg, want to
get rid of guns? Simple, cause an incident where people get killed and then do a
media blitz on outlawing handguns.
Sludge Report 142: Richard Butler is a CIA asset
How the CIA trained found and trained Suddam
The CIA - whether it was Bush or his predecessors - created men like
Noriega, Khaddafy, and Saddam Hussein. The CIA trained them and taught them how
How the CIA created Osama bin Laden
By Norm Dixon
Why the real name is 'Osama
ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999
(House of Representatives - May 07, 1998)
Congressional Record (07 May 1998)
Without even a passing glance from the
mainstream press, new confirmation of CIA involvement in drug
trafficking was inserted into the public record by Maxine Waters. Waters
included with her testimony an exchange of letters from 1982 between CIA
Director William Casey and Attorney General William French Smith which
appears to demonstrate Casey's knowledge of drug trafficking by CIA
assets and his desire to keep this knowledge away from legal scrutiny.
Congressional Record (07 May 1998) [Page: H2954]
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Chairman, I want to
take a few minutes to talk about some of the things that aren't being
talked about enough. The war on drugs has come up several times today. I
think there's some compelling evidence to show how the culture of
obsessive secrecy that is part of covert action cultivates an actual and
implied climate of impunity. The CIA's Inspector General, Fred Hitz,
undertook a massive study into the CIA ties to drug traffickers. Upon
completion of the first volume of the 600 page report, Hitz declared
that they found `no evidence . . . of any conspiracy by the CIA or its
employees to bring drugs into the United States.' Then he announced that
hardly any of his findings would be publicly available, casting a long
shadow of doubt as to the scope and conclusions of the investigation. A
second volume is still in the works.
The CIA's credibility when it comes to
investigating itself was further brought into question when Hitz
disclosed during recent testimony before the House Intelligence
Committee that in 1982, the CIA and Attorney General William French
Smith had an agreement that the CIA was not required to report
allegations of drug smuggling by non-employees. Non-employees was
explicitly interpreted to include unpaid and paid assets of the CIA,
such as pilots and informants. The memorandum, dated February 11, 1982,
states `no formal requirement regarding the reporting of narcotics
violations has been included in these procedures', referring to the
procedures relating to non-employee crimes.
I want to compliment the gentlelady
from California, Ms. Waters, for her hard work on this topic and for
obtaining this and other relevant memoranda. I ask you, though, is this
the war on drugs that President Reagan launched? Nobody here who
advocates cuts to the intelligence budget or reforming this intelligence
system gone haywire doubts for one second that the U.S. needs reliable
information about exports of Russian missile technology or the trade in
bacteriological warfare technology. I am a veteran and I know how
important intelligence is. But doesn't the above information illustrate
why the integrity of our intelligence system is in doubt?
The historical record shows that this
culture of secrecy too often undermines our foreign and domestic
interests. In 1989, the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and
International Communications, headed by Senator John Kerry, found that
`there was substantial evidence of drug smuggling through the war zone
on the part of individual Contras, Contra suppliers, Contra pilots,
mercenaries who worked with the Contra supporters throughout the
region.' Moreover, U.S. officials `failed to address the drug issue for
fear of jeopardizing the war efforts against Nicaragua.' In other words,
the drug war was subordinated to the cold war. This is right in line
with what we've learned about the memorandum of understanding described
above. I am inserting into the Record a list, compiled by the Institute
for Policy Studies, which goes through other examples of the troubling
history of our intelligence agencies.
Congressional Record (07 May 1998)
[Page: H2962] (Mr. CONYERS asked and was given permission to revise and
extend his remarks.)
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Chairman, this debate
is not what I would like, I say to the floor managers and chairman and
ranking member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
because in this 5 minutes back and forth, usually we do not get
answered. Let us understand that the Central Intelligence Agency's
relationship with drug pushers has not even been mentioned here. It is
as if we are in a universe where nobody knows about this except we read
it in the paper or we get a GAO study every now and then, or somebody
writes about Los Angeles and the introduction of cocaine, which creates
a momentary flak. And then we come here to the annual ritual and what do
we have? We have people saying the Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence is one of the most respected bodies in the world system,
not the Congress. It is studied all over the world because these are
sensitive people, understand. They are very sensitive about this
subject. It is all secret. We do not know what is going
on. We do know
that there was $26.7 billion appropriated. And then somebody snuck into
the emergency supplemental appropriation, fiscal year 1998, an unknown
amount of money. [TIME: 1400] Rumored, `Oh, never heard of that before.'
Okay. Rumored, $260 million. Suspected a lot more. But nobody knows. And
then this discussion my colleagues have passed off as an open, fair
debate on this subject. Now, if I hear that the CIA is not perfect one
more time, I am going to excuse myself from these proceedings. Of course
it is not perfect. It is awful.
[Page: H2963] Mr. LEWIS of California.
Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?
Mr. CONYERS. I will not yield to the
gentleman from California. I will excuse myself from the proceedings
after the debate on this measure is concluded. But look, we know the CIA
is not perfect. But that is not the question. The question is, how bad
are they? `Oh, wow, that is an insult. We cannot talk like that.' They
are not perfect. Why, any amateur historian
knows that we had perfect knowledge that the Japanese were coming to
Pearl Harbor. And a respected Member of this body gets up and
says, well, it was military intelligence, if it had been stronger. Pearl
Harbor is a perfect example of our intelligence system at work. Now, the
intelligence community failed in Iraq. I mean, for anyone to suggest
that we won the war on intelligence, really they have not even been
listening to the military much less to anybody else. This committee has
done us a great disservice, and then to fight hard to keep a 5 percent
reduction from occurring. Let us really show them by a two-to-one margin
that the American people want to keep this secret budget going full
blast, whatever it is, and that the American people are approving of
this. Well, I think this does the body a disservice. I do not think that
we should do it. I refer my colleagues to the GAO news release. `CIA
kept ties with alleged traffickers.' And then we come here and debate
about how they have got to do some more about drugs and we hear, `Let's
give them another chance.' Did I hear that last year, the last year, the
year before the year before, the year before, the year before? Of
course. `Let us give them one more chance.' Well, I think this is not
the way to debate.
There is a tangled web of the CIA's
complicity in drug international trafficking that not one member of the
Select Committee on Intelligence has even alluded to in debate, even
referenced. It does not exist. We are here to get this secret budget
through and that is it.
Congressional Record (07 May 1998)
A Tangled Web: A History of CIA
Complicity in Drug International Trafficking
[Prepared by the Institute
for Policy Studies and inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep.
WORLD WAR II The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), the CIA's parent and sister
organizations, cultivate relations with the leaders of the Italian
Mafia, recruiting heavily from the New York and Chicago underworlds,
whose members, including Charles `Lucky' Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Joe
Adonis, and Frank Costello, help the agencies keep in touch with
Sicilian Mafia leaders exiled by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Domestically, the aim is to prevent
sabotage on East Coast ports, while in Italy the goal is to gain
intelligence on Sicily prior to the allied invasions and to suppress the
burgeoning Italian Communist Party. Imprisoned in New York, Luciano
earns a pardon for his wartime service and is deported to Italy, where
he proceeds to build his heroin empire, first by diverting supplies from
the legal market, before developing connections in Lebanon and Turkey
that supply morphine base to labs in Sicily. The OSS and ONI also work
closely with Chinese gangsters who control vast supplies of opium,
morphine and heroin, helping to establish the third pillar of the
post-world War II heroin trade in the Golden Triangle, the border region
of Thailand, Burma, Laos and China's Yunnan Province.
1947 In its first year of existence,
the CIA continues U.S. intelligence community's anti-communist drive.
Agency operatives help the Mafia seize total power in Sicily and it
sends money to heroin-smuggling Corsican mobsters in Marseille to assist
in their battle with Communist unions for control of the city's docks.
By 1951, Luciano and the Corsicans have
pooled their resources, giving rise to the notorious `French Connection'
which would dominate the world heroin trade until the early 1970s. The
CIA also recruits members of organized crime gangs in Japan to help
ensure that the country stays in the non-communist world. Several years
later, the Japanese Yakuza emerges as a major source of methamphetamine
1949 Chinese Communist revolution
causes collapse of drug empire allied with U.S. intelligence community,
but a new one quickly emerges under the command of Nationalist (KMT)
General Li Mi, who flees Yunnan into eastern Burma. Seeking to rekindle
anticommunist resistance in China, the CIA provides arms, ammunition and
other supplies to the KMT. After being repelled from China with heavy
losses, the KMT settles down with local population and organizes and
expands the opium trade from Burma and Northern Thailand.
By 1972, the KMT controls 80 percent of
the Golden Triangle's opium trade. 1950 The CIA launches Project
Bluebird to determine whether certain drugs might improve its
interrogation methods. This eventually leads CIA head Allen Dulles, in
April 1953, to institute a program for `covert use of biological and
chemical materials' as part of the agency's continuing efforts to
control behavior. With benign names such as Project
Artichoke and Project Chatter, these projects continue through the
1960s, with hundreds of unwitting test subjects given various drugs,
1960 In support of the U.S. war in
Vietnam, the CIA renews old and cultivates new relations with Laotian,
Burmese and Thai drug merchants, as well as corrupt military and
political leaders in Southeast Asia. Despite the dramatic rise of heroin
production, the agency's relations with these figures attracts little
attention until the early 1970s.
1967 Manuel Antonio Noriega goes on the
CIA payroll. First recruited by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in
1959, Noriega becomes an invaluable asset for the CIA when he takes
charge of Panama's intelligence service after the 1968 military coup,
providing services for U.S. covert operations and facilitating the use
of Panama as the center of U.S. intelligence gathering in Latin America.
In 1976, CIA Director George Bush pays
Noriega $110,000 for his services, even though as early as 1971 U.S.
officials agents had evidence that he was deeply involved in drug
trafficking. Although the Carter administration suspends payments to
Noriega, he returns to the U.S. payroll when President Reagan takes
office in 1981. The general is rewarded handsomely for his services in
support of Contras forces in Nicaragua during the 1980s, collecting
$200,000 from the CIA in 1986 alone.
MAY 1970 A Christian Science Monitor
correspondent reports that the CIA `is cognizant of, if not party to,
the extensive movement of opium out of Laos,' quoting one charter pilot
who claims that `opium shipments get special CIA clearance and
monitoring on their flights southward out of the country.' At the time,
some 30,000 U.S. service men in Vietnam are addicted to heroin.
1972 The full story of how Cold War
politics and U.S. covert operations fueled a heroin boom in the Golden
Triangle breaks when Yale University doctoral student Alfred McCoy
publishes his ground- breaking study, The Politics of Heroin in
Southeast Asia. The CIA attempts to quash the book.
1973 Thai national Puttapron
Khramkhruan is arrested in connection with the seizure of 59 pounds of
opium in Chicago. A CIA informant on narcotics trafficking in northern
Thailand, he claims that agency had full knowledge of his actions.
According to the U.S. Justice Department, the CIA quashed the case
because it may `prove embarrassing because of Mr. Khramkhruans's
involvement with CIA activities in Thailand, Burma, and elsewhere.' JUNE
1975 Mexican police, assisted by U.S. drug agents, arrest Alberto
Sicilia Falcon, whose Tijuana-based operation was reportedly generating
$3.6 million a week from the sale of cocaine and marijuana in the United
States. The Cuban exile claims he was a CIA protege, trained as part of
the agency's anti-Castro efforts, and in exchange for his help in moving
weapons to certain groups in Central America, the CIA facilitated his
movement of drugs.
In 1974, Sicilia's top aide, Jose Egozi,
a CIA-trained intelligence officer and Bay of Pigs veteran, reportedly
lined up agency support for a right-wing plot to overthrow the
Portuguese government. Among the top Mexican politicians, law
enforcement and intelligence officials from whom Sicilia enjoyed support
was Miguel Nazar Haro, head of the Direccion Federal de Seguridad (DFS),
who the CIA admits was its `most important source in Mexico and Central
America.' When Nazar was linked to a multi-million-dollar stolen car
ring several years later, the CIA intervenes to prevent his indictment
in the United States.
APRIL 1978 Soviet-backed coup in
Afghanistan sets stage for explosive growth in Southwest Asian heroin
trade. New Marxist regime undertakes vigorous anti-narcotics campaign
aimed at suppressing poppy production, triggering a revolt by
semi-autonomous tribal groups that traditionally raised opium for
export. The CIA-supported rebel Mujahedeen begins expanding production
to finance their insurgency.
Between 1982 and 1989, during which
time the CIA ships billions of dollars in weapons and other aid to
guerrilla forces, annual opium production in Afghanistan increases to
about 800 tons from 250 tons. By 1986, the State Department admits that
Afghanistan is `probably the world's largest producer of opium for
export' and `the poppy source for a majority of the Southwest Asian
heroin found in the United States.' U.S. officials, however, fail to
take action to curb production. Their silence not only serves to
maintain public support for the Mujahedeen, it also smooths relations
with Pakistan, whose leaders, deeply implicated in the heroin trade,
help channel CIA support to the Afghan rebels.
[Page: H2956] JUNE 1980 Despite advance
knowledge, the CIA fails to halt members of the Bolivian militaries,
aide by the Argentine counterparts, from staging the so-called `Cocaine
Coup,' according to former DEA agent Michael Levine. In fact, the
25-year DEA veteran maintains the agency actively abetted cocaine
trafficking in Bolivia, where government official who sought to combat
traffickers faced `torture and death at the hands of CIA-sponsored
paramilitary terrorists under the command of fugitive Nazi war criminal
(also protected by the CIA) Klaus Barbie.
FEBRUARY 1985 DEA agent Enrique `Kiki'
Camerena is kidnapped and murder in Mexico. DEA, FBI and U.S. Customs
Service investigators accuse the CIA of stonewalling during their
investigation. U.S. authorities claim the CIA is more interested in
protecting its assets, including top drug trafficker and kidnapping
principal Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo. (In 1982, the DEA learned that
Felix Gallardo was moving $20 million a month through a single Bank of
America account, but it could not get the CIA to cooperate with its
investigation.) Felix Gallardo's main partner is Honduran drug lord Juan
Ramon Matta Ballesteros, who began amassing his $2-billion fortune as a
cocaine supplier to Alberto Sicilia Falcon. (see June 1985) Matta's air
transport firm, SETCO, receives $186,000 from the U.S. State Department
to fly `humanitarian supplies' to the Nicaraguan Contras from 1983 to
1985. Accusations that the CIA protected some of Mexico's leading drug
traffickers in exchange for their financial support of the Contras are
leveled by government witnesses at the trials of Camarena's accused
JANUARY 1988 Deciding that he has
outlived his usefulness to the Contra cause, the Reagan Administration
approves an indictment of Noriega on drug charges. By this time, U.S.
Senate investigators had found that `the United States had received
substantial information about criminal involvement of top Panamanian
officials for nearly twenty years and done little to respond.'
APRIL 1989 The Senate Subcommittee on
Terrorism, Narcotics and International Communications, headed by Sen.
John Kerry of Massachusetts, issues its 1,166-page report on drug
corruption in Central America and the Caribbean. The subcommittee found
that `there was substantial evidence of drug smuggling through the war
zone on the part of individuals Contras, Contra suppliers, Contra
pilots, mercenaries who worked with the Contras supporters throughout
the region.' U.S. officials, the subcommittee said, `failed to address
the drug issue for fear of jeopardizing the war efforts against
Nicaragua.' The investigation also reveals that some `senior policy
makers' believed that the use of drug money was `a perfect solution to
the Contras' funding problems.'
JANUARY 1993 Honduran businessman
Eugenio Molina Osorio is arrested in Lubbock Texas for supplying $90,000
worth of cocaine to DEA agents. Molina told judge he is working for CIA
to whom he provides political intelligence. Shortly after, a letter from
CIA headquarters is sent to the judge, and the case is dismissed. `I
guess we're all aware that they [the CIA] do business in a different way
than everybody else,' the judge notes. Molina later admits his drug
involvement was not a CIA operation, explaining that the agency
protected him because of his value as a source for political
intelligence in Honduras.
NOVEMBER 1996 Former head of the
Venezuelan National Guard and CIA operative Gen. Ramon Gullien Davila is
indicted in Miami on charges of smuggling as much as 22 tons of cocaine
into the United States. More than a ton of cocaine was shipped into the
country with the CIA's approval as part of an undercover program aimed
at catching drug smugglers, an operation kept secret from other U.S.
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