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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 01:42 PM
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26. Thanks. And thanks for asking about the late John Hull.
Mr. Hull, for those new to the subject, happened to own a farm that was handy for its airfield and burial plots.

CIA Drugs: The Record Ignored

- by Joe Horman , October 22, 1996

In their rush to mask the crimes of government and CIA officials, the LA Times and Washington Post predictably omitted salient and persuasive evidence that clearly supports the findings of the San Jose Mercury News that the CIA's contra army smuggled tons of cocaine into the United States. What follows are some of the published reports, congressional findings and testimony all of which, when taken in their entirety, amount to a preponderance of both direct and circumstantial evidence that persuasively support the central contentions.


That investigation, directed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., established that the administration gave contra-supply contracts to four companies that were either under indictment for drug trafficking or listed as suspected smugglers in law enforcement computers. Kerry's probe also confirmed that pilots used for contra arms flights carried cocaine into the United States as well as guns to Central America. And Kerry found that drug kingpins had contributed heavily to the contra cause, in hopes of gaining favor with Washington.


The Iran-contra testimony of CIA officer Alan Fiers, "with respect to the Resistance Forces it is not a couple of people. It is a lot of people." Friers was the CIA's Central-American Station Chief and contra coordinator.


In July 1989, North and other major contragate figures were barred from Costa Rica. The order was issued by none other than Costa Rican President Oscar Arias acting on recommendations from a Costa Rican congressional commission investigating drug trafficking. The commission concluded that the contra resupply network in Costa Rica that North coordinated from the White House doubled as a drug smuggling operation.

The narcotics commission started probing the contra network centered around the northern Costa Rican ranch of U.S.-born rancher John Hull because of the "quantity and frequency of the shipment of drugs that passed through the zone." North's personal notebook mentioned "the necessity of giving Mr. Hull protection."


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