Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:12 AM
HiPointDem (20,729 posts)
Mexican Official Accuses CIA Of 'Managing' Not 'Fighting' The Drug Trade
A Mexican state government spokesman told Al Jazeera that the CIA and other international security forces "don't fight drug traffickers" as much as "try to manage the drug trade," Chris Arsenault reports.
"It's like pest control companies, they only control," Chihuahua spokesman Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Al Jazeera. "If you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs."
Arsenault quickly notes that Villanueva is not a high ranking official and that the mayor of Juarez, Chihuahua, dismissed the accusations as "baloney." Nevertheless, a government official going on the record with such claims is rare. And a mid-level official with the Secretariat Gobernacion in Juarez (i.e. Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) told Al Jazeera the allegations were true based on discussions he's had with U.S. officials working in Juarez.
Arsenault highlights that the defense attorneys for Jesús Zambada Niebla – a leading trafficker from the Sinaloa cartel currently awaiting trial in Chicago – stated, as part of his defense, that "United States government agents aided the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel."
Other high-level members of the Sinaloa cartel – Mexico's oldest trafficking organization – have made similar claims that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Sinaloa cartel leader and one of the world's most wanted men, works closely with U.S. authorities.
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Mexican Official Accuses CIA Of 'Managing' Not 'Fighting' The Drug Trade (Original post)
Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)
Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:10 AM
MadHound (34,179 posts)
3. Imaginative, no, fact.
Or have you never heard of Iran Contra, researched who was behind the crack epidemic, or who got our soldiers hooked on heroin in Vietnam. Fun and games man, fun and games.
Response to Kolesar (Reply #8)
Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:32 PM
OldDem2012 (3,526 posts)
12. Try going back to the predecessor of the CIA, the OSS....
CIA DRUG TRAFFICKING
If the Contra drug scandal had been the only time the CIA had been deeply entangled in narcotics trafficking, the Agency might have escaped with censure, but it wasn't. Even before the CIA was founded in 1947, its predecessor, the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) already had grimy hands. This arose from a private agreement between Allen Dulles, later to become Director of the CIA, and a group of Nazi SS thugs seeking to escape war crimes trials at the end of WW11. SS General Karl Wolff held a series of secret meetings with Dulles, who was then Swiss "Station Chief" for the OSS. The two men thrashed out an agreement - against the direct, written orders of President Roosevelt. This gave the SS group freedom from prosecution in return for agreeing to secretly work for American intelligence against the Russians in the cold war.
Since it was impossible for the OSS to fund this secret network, Dulles agreed the Nazi's would finance themselves from their vast stocks of Morphine, plundered gold and a mass of counterfeit British bank-notes. These were smuggled to Austria in the last days of the war and hidden. They were later sold on the black market and the proceeds used to finance the black SS-OSS network. The subterfuge was so successful that it would later become an irresistible method of underwriting "off-the-books" CIA black operations.
More US connections to the old Nazis. Interesting.
Very good article....well worth reading.
Response to HiPointDem (Original post)
Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:45 AM
Hotler (4,124 posts)
6. I'm shocked!........
I would not expect anything different. Drugs is how they make their money to run their opps. under radar from congress. Yet I suspect they know full well what the goon squad is up to.