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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:43 PM

“The CIA helped kill DEA agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena,” say witnesses

“The CIA helped kill DEA agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena,” say witnesses

Former US law enforcement officials admit that the drug agent’s 1985 murder wasn’t just the work of Rafael Caro Quintero

Juan Diego Quesada / El País Mexico City / Madrid 15 OCT 2013 - 19:09 CET


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Surprising allegations concerning the enigmatic murder of a US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent in Mexico three decades ago may have turned the tide against Washington.

Two former US law enforcement agents and an ex-CIA contractor have told an American television network that Enrique “Kiki” Camarena – the undercover DEA agent whose 1985 torture and murder in Mexico rocked Washington and opened the largest federal homicide inquiries ever – was actually killed by CIA operatives. Camarena’s murder is considered the most heinous crime ever committed against the DEA in Latin America, and it took place at the height of the US drug war of the 1980s.

For years, there had been rumors that the CIA was involved in the murder. The popular Mexican norteño folk band Los Broncos de Reynosa had alluded to this allegation 25 years ago in one of their well-known narcocorridos – drug ballads that are played in local nightspots – but many dismissed it as another legend made up over shots of tequila.

Rafael Caro Quintero, one of the founders of the so-called Guadalajara cartel, was given a 40-year-sentence for Camarena’s murder, but on August 9 he was freed on a legal technicality after only serving 28 years. The now 62-year-old Caro Quintero is still wanted by US authorities, but has since disappeared.

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Judi Lynn Oct 2013 OP
Demeter Oct 2013 #1
Judi Lynn Oct 2013 #2
MisterP Oct 2013 #3
Adsos Letter Oct 2013 #4
MisterP Oct 2013 #6
Adsos Letter Oct 2013 #7
Judi Lynn Oct 2013 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:08 PM

1. wtf?

 

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Response to Demeter (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:18 PM

2. If Lynne Cheney's U.S. American history book for school children

doesn't tell about it, it didn't happen!

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They never lie!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 03:03 PM

3. she was actually at the head of the late-80s culture-war movement to turn back the clock on history

since the 60s the New Left and others introduced new critical ideas and drastically changed how history's written, greatly increasing the analytic tools available: the early 90s saw the Culture Wars (which were also a backlash to the technocrats' loss of control over US culture with Vietnam and the 70s' contrarianism), where their argument literally was "Europe's simply better than anyone else" and "I'm a white middle-aged male--why is nobody listening to ME?!"

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Response to MisterP (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 03:12 PM

4. Indeed! Just ask Gary Nash. n/t

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 03:59 PM

6. "we're not Objectivists, we just swallow Rand's worldview and hilarious philosophy and lock out

any other philosophy because it's from granola-crunching hippies!" "we're not corporatists, our hatred of all regulations, race-mixing, and social programs is only because we hate corporate welfare! we go against the grain!" "pointing out that our Streicher-level hatred is completely fact-free is just begging the question, because only we can define begging the question, you theistic, liburl traitor to Western society!"

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Response to MisterP (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 05:46 PM

7. Nash's "The Unknown American Revolution" placed the whole thing in a new perspective for me.

Help us create a new curriculum, as long as it tells the story we want to tell.

And pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

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Response to MisterP (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 03:24 PM

5. She appears to have applied herself with a vengeance.. n/t

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