CIA Plot Against Correa Funded by Drug Money 1271


Hillary Clinton is repeating the methodology of the Iran/Contra affair, using “black” funds to finance the operation to ensure President Correa is not re-elected.

I had two excellent sources for the news that the US/UK strategy against Julian Assange was to ensure the defeat of President Correa in Presidential elections next spring, and then have him expelled from the Ecuadorean Embassy. One source was within the UK civil service and one in Washington. Both had direct, personal access to the information I described. Both told me in the knowledge I would publish it.

Of course Assange is not the only reason Clinton wants rid of Correa; but it adds spice and urgency.

We now have completely independent evidence from Chile that this CIA operation exists, from journalists who were investigating a smuggling operation involving 300 kg per month of cocaine, organised by the Chilean army and security services.

The links to US intelligence emerged after an anonymous source from the Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia (ANI) told Panoramas News that the smuggling of 300 kilos of cocaine was in fact a highly sensitive CIA/DEA operation that would help to raise money to topple the government of Ecuador. The operation is similar to the one carried out by the Agency in Central America during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980’s, the source said.

A few days ago I published information I had received that Patricio Mery Bell, the director of the news programme which broke the story, had been lured to a meeting with a young lady “informant” who had worked with CIA-backed anti-Cuban groups in Miami. She had then accused him of sexual assault (does any of that scenario sound familiar?) He was arrested and his materials had been confiscated. However I took the article down after jst a few minutes because I had received the information in emails from sources I did not know previously, and was unsure it could stand up. It does now appear that this is indeed true.

My Washigton informant had told me, as I published, that the funds for the anti-Correa operation were not from the CIA budget but from secret funds controlled by the Pentagon. This could not be done by CIA funds because, perhaps surprisingly, for the CIA to operate in this way is a crime in the United States.

Whether my informant knew or suspected that the “secret Pentagon funds” were drug money I do not know. They did not mention narcotics.


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  • rich

    I found a interesting take on the CIA drug story coming from someone who was present in the Afghan capital– another diplomat speaks out–this one Russian:

    Colonel Evgeny khrushchev
    First Secretary, Soviet and Russian Embassies, Kabul, Afghanistan
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/khrushchev/

    I looked into the board of directors of Veterans Today and was surprised to find some interesting members, like the former head of Pakistan’s ISI. this is a great opportunity to hear their side of the story:

    “Russia has opened up air corridor, has written off $12bil of Afghan debt and did provide all imaginable actionable intelligence on terrorists and druglords – only to watch in frustration the action of NATO, corruption & drug expansion in Afghanistan.”

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/09/23/col-eugene-khrushchev-exclusive-interview-u-s-policy-in-afghanistan/

    ((((((((((((((((((

    GENERAL HAMID GUL, FORMER HEAD OF PAKISTAN’S ISI, JOINS VETERANS TODAY

    By Gordon Duff Senior Editor
    Former Pakistani Spy Chief Joins Editorial Board of VeteransToday.com

    Veterans Today (http://www.veteranstoday.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt. General Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), to its Editorial Board of Directors, joining, among others, Jeff Gates, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Col. Jim Hanke, Gordon Duff, Khalil Nouri and Col. Eugene Khrushchev.

    “Every fuel truck that heads into Afghanistan, and hundreds do each week, the United States pays the Taliban $3000 to let it through unharmed. Dozens of other American schemes not only arm the Taliban but American allies like Israel see to it they have state of the art encrypted communications, keeping them one step ahead of Americas efforts to control Afghanistan.

    There is business to be done in Afghanistan, drugs, weapons and billions in “development projects” that suck in money but never seem to materialize.

    No one speaks of the $65 billion in heroin Afghanistan, formerly drug free under the Taliban, is now exporting to the world or the 10% of Afghanis now dying a slow death as addicts.

    General Hamid Gul had it right all along. With the vast majority of Americans either openly opposed to the war in Afghanistan or utterly oblivious to it, a majority tired of paying for the war, tired of hearing war news, tired of hearing about wounded soldiers, homeless veterans, a vast majority more frightened of losing their homes, their jobs, Gul predicted it all years ago.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/08/04/general-hamid-gul-former-head-of-pakistans-isi-joins-veterans-today/

    click the link to read the full article…..

  • rich

    this is for Michal on page one of comments:

    “When CIA Inspector General Fred P. Hitz testified before the House Intelligence Committee in March 1998, he admitted a secret government interagency agreement. `Let me be frank about what we are finding,’ Hitz said. `There are instances where CIA did not, in an expeditious or consistent fashion, cut off relationships with individuals supporting the Contra program who were alleged to have engaged in drug trafficking activity.’
    “The lawmakers fidgeted uneasily. `Did any of these allegations involved trafficking in the United States?’ asked Congressman Norman Dicks of Washington. `Yes,’ Hitz answered. Dicks flushed.”
    “And what, Hitz was asked, had been the CIA’s legal responsibility when it learned of this? That issue, Hitz replied haltingly, had `a rather odd history…the period of 1982 to 1995 was one in which there was no official requirement to report on allegations of drug trafficking with respect to non-employees of the agency, and they were defined to include agents, assets, non-staff employees.’ There had been a secret agreement to that effect `hammered out between the CIA and U.S. Attorney General William French Smith in 1982,’ he testified.”

    Hitz concluded his testimony by stating “This is the grist for more work, if anyone wants to do it.”

    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.

    Michal. these documents are on the CIA website—

    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cocaine/contra-story/01.gif
    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cocaine/contra-story/13.gif
    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cocaine/contra-story/14.gif
    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cocaine/contra-story/findings.html#top

    Journalist Robert Parry report on HPSCI hearings
    http://www.consortiumnews.com/2000/060800a.html

    Senator John Kerry says that CIA lied about Contras and Drugs
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/21/kerry-cia-lied-about-cont_n_206423.html

    National Security Archives declassified records on Oliver North
    http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ensarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113/

    Testimony of Peter Kornbluh on Congressional inquiry into Contra drug smuggling
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB2/pktstmny.htm

    CIA’S BIN LADEN CT UNIT RUN BY CARTEL HITMAN SUSPECTED IN 7 MURDERS
    Journalist Evan Wright discovers ties between drug cartels and CIA outsourcing of assassinations and intelligence to private contractors. When Wright interviewed a drug trafficker named Jon Roberts, he disclosed participation in a murder with a hitman who would later join the CIA and rise to the top level of the agency. Meyer Lansky’s stepson Richard Schwartz was killed on October 12, 1977, allegedly by the man who would eventually run the unit hunting for terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Ric Prado joined the CIA in 1982. By the time of the 9/11 attacks, he was the chief of counterterrorist operations with the rank of SIS-2. He would later leave the CIA to become a Vice-President at Blackwater from 2004 to 2008. The evidence against Ric Prado was so compelling that one investigator from the case described him as “technically, a serial killer.” Mike Fisten, a former Miami-Dade detective who served on the federal task force stated “The CIA fought us tooth and nail, and basically told us to go fuck ourselves.” Evan Wright interviewed more than a dozen law enforcement officials for this story. He was told “You can’t indict people like Prado. It doesn’t work that way.”
    The Terrifying Background of the Man Who Ran a CIA Assassination Unit
    By Conor Friedersdorf (July27, 2012)
    A federal investigation alleged Enrique Prado’s involvement in seven murders, yet he was in charge when America outsourced covert killing to a private company.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/the-terrifying-background-of-the-man-who-ran-a-cia-assassination-unit/259856/

    Did a CIA Agent Work for the Mob?
    Thursday, June 28, 2012, 1:57am (PDT) By Evan Wright
    http://powerwall.msnbc.msn.com/politics/did-a-cia-agent-work-for-the-mob-1721447.story
    How to Get Away with Murder in America
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/cia/

    2011 hack of 2007 Stratfor email: “CIA and White House told DEA to back off investigation” of Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of the President, Hamid Karzai. AWK was named as a major trafficker and on US payroll since 2001.
    http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/5522439_re-humint-afghanistan-karzai-strictly-protect-confidential-.html
    http://www.businessinsider.com/hacked-stratfor-emails-dea-told-to-back-off-from-the-brother-of-afghan-president-hamid-karzai-2012-9#ixzz26t3ZkYiE

    Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www&_r=0
    Cables Depict Afghan Graft, Starting at Top
    https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/world/asia/03wikileaks-corruption.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www

    19 October 2009 Classified Embassy Cable: Afghan Vice-President Ahmad Zia Masood was stopped by DEA with $52 million he was ultimately allowed to keep without revealing the money’s origin or destination
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/02/wikileaks-elite-afghans-millions-cash
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/230265

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    ************
    Retired CIA Officer Robert D. Steele appeared with Celerino Castillo III in Kevin Booth’s 2007 film American Drug War: The Last White Hope along with several other notable law enforcement agents and political figures. Steele went on to review Dark Alliance and validated the Contra drug allegations. His comments go even further as he alleges that intelligence agencies employed a “eugenics” policy towards low income blacks, considering them “expendable”. “It is safe to say that all US Senators know the truth and have chosen to betray their Oaths of Office and their responsibility under Article 1 of the Constitution…. We the People are considered expendable by those who do this.”
    The full Two hour film is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CyuBuT_7I4

    CIA Case Officer from Central American Era Validates This Book, June 9, 2007
    By Robert D. Steele
    This review is from: Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
    I am probably the only reviewer who was a clandestine case officer (three back to back tours), who participated in the Central American follies as both a field officer and a desk officer at CIA HQS, who is also very broadly read.
    With great sadness, I must conclude that this book is truthful, accurate, and explosive.
    Website of Robert D.Steele: http://www.phibetaiota.net/
    [email protected]
    Source: http://www.amazon.com/review/REVFM3PIMTIUN

    Veteran Drug Agents Back Gary Webb Story – DEA agents Mike Holm and Hector Berrellez explain how Gary Webb’s story was correct. Berrellez was a supervisory agent in the Enrique Camarena murder case and ordered a criminal investigation of the CIA years before.
    http://whosarat.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=163286

    Retired DEA agent Mike Levine’s Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/michaellevine53/videos
    “CIA are drug smugglers.” – Federal Judge Bonner, head of DEA- 60 minutes interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_UbAmRGSYw&feature=plcp
    http://www.gangstersout.com/cia_cocaine.htm
    Contact Mike Levine by email [email protected]

    – 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_Poshepny
    (Poshepny was a legendary covert operations officer who had supervised the CIA’s secret war in Northern Laos during the 1960s and early 1970s. In the interview, Poshepny stated that the CIA had supplied air transport for the heroin shipments of their local ally, General Vang Pao, the only such on-the-record confirmation by a former CIA officer concerning agency involvement in the narcotics trade.)
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/gunsdrugscia.html

    The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations — Documentation of Official U.S. Knowledge of Drug Trafficking and the Contras
    This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB2/nsaebb2.htm

    DHS ALLOWS TERRORIST AND Narcotics trafficker Luis Posada Carriles to live in the USA
    http://www.bardachreports.com/posada_files.htm
    http://www.thenation.com/article/157510/former-cia-asset-luis-posada-goes-trial
    http://insidecostarica.com/specialreports/panama_posada.htm

    JONATHAN WINER INTERVIEW
    Jonathan Winer was U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement during the Clinton administration.
    Mr. Winer previously served for 10 years as chief counsel and principal legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John F. Kerry. He conducted a series of congressional investigations, including the investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International from 1989-1992.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/choice2004/interviews/winer.html
    http://www.salon.com/2004/10/25/contra/
    http://www.albionmonitor.com/0411a/kerrybcci.html

    “In my 30-year history in the Drug Enforcement Administration and related agencies, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the CIA.”
    –Dennis Dayle, former chief of DEA CENTAC.(Peter Dale Scott & Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991, pp. x-xi.)

    “There is no question in my mind that people affiliated with, on the payroll of, and carrying the credentials of, the CIA were involved in drug trafficking while involved in support of the contras.”—Senator John Kerry, The Washington Post (1996).

    “I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years with less evidence for conspiracy than is available against Ollie North and CIA people…I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it.”
    – Former DEA Agent Michael Levine – CNBC-TV, October 8, 1996

    “When this whole business of drug trafficking came out in the open in the Contras, the CIA gave a document to Cesar, Popo Chamorro and Marcos Aguado, too…”
    “..They said this is a document holding them harmless, without any responsibility, for having worked in U.S. security…”
    –Eden Pastora, Former ARDE Contra leader – November 26, 1996, speaking before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on alleged CIA drug trafficking to fund Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s

    I believe that elements working for the CIA were involved in bringing drugs into the country,” “I know specifically that some of the CIA contract workers, meaning some of the pilots, in fact were bringing drugs into the U.S. and landing some of these drugs in government air bases. And I know so because I was told by some of these pilots that in fact they had done that.” – Retired DEA agent Hector Berrellez on PBS Frontline. Berrellez was a supervisory agent on the Enrique Camarena murder investigation.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3171195/bio

    “The Contras moved drugs not by the pound, not by the bags, but by the tons, by the cargo planeloads”
    –Jack Blum, investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, testimony under oath on Feb. 11, 1987

    “Here’s my problem. I think that if people in the government of the United States make a secret decision to sacrifice some portion of the American population in the form of … deliberately exposing them to drugs, that is a terrible decision that should never be made in secret.”
    –Jack Blum, speaking before the October 1996 Senate Select Intelligence Committee on alleged CIA drug trafficking to fund Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s, Chaired by Senator Arlen Specter.

    any qustions Michal?

    http://whosarat.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=163286

  • rich

    If you want to do something, write your congressmen and officials. If enough people ask for change, who know what will happen. Don’t hold your breath though

    It is cheaper to buy all the heroin at the source for a few hundred million and burn it in Afghanistan rather than wait for it to get here and waste hundreds of billions on police,courts and incarceration and wasted lives.

    at one point a drug lord in Burma offered half the worlds production of opium for $50 million. The DOJ never replied to his letter.

    The congressional black caucus and Maxine Waters had a special interest in the matter, but have remained silent for the past 12 years on the topic. Senator John Kerry has also fallen silent. They have been paid off politically and financially to keep quiet.

    Recently (2010), Maxine Waters was the subject of an ethics inquiry headed by Porter Goss(co-chair of the Office of Congressional Ethics), the same Ex-CIA official who presided over the HPSCI Contra drug hearings (1996 to 2000). is that retaliation for being outspoken?
    she was finally cleared this last september, 2012

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81665.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/us/politics/panel-finds-maxine-waters-didnt-violate-ethics-rules-in-bank-case.html?_r=0

    The congressional Black Caucus can be contacted here:

    http://thecongressionalblackcaucus.com/contact/

    [email protected]

    Angela Rye, Executive Director & General Counsel
    Before joining the Congressional Black Caucus, Angela Rye, served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to the House Committee on Homeland Security. Under the leadership of Chairman Bennie G. Thompson

  • rich

    Outstanding articles on the situation in Afghanistan

    “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://japanfocus.org/-Alfred_W_-McCoy/3339

    Former Canadian Diplomat and UC Berkley Professor Peter Dale Scott, “Can the US Triumph in the Drug-Addicted War in Afghanistan? Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 14-5-10, April 5, 2010.
    http://japanfocus.org/-Peter_Dale-Scott/3340

    The complete archive of PDS Works is here:
    http://www.peterdalescott.net/q.html

    Radio interview with both Peter Dale Scott and Alfred McCoy:
    http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/54741&75267

    Peter Dale Scott can be contacted here:

    http://www.facebook.com/peter.d.scott.9
    [email protected].

  • rich

    this is an interesting story…..

    José Bueso Rosa

    Reagan administration officials interceded on behalf of José Bueso Rosa, a Honduran general who was heavily involved with the CIA’s contra operations and faced trial for his role in a massive drug shipment to the United States. In 1984 Bueso and co-conspirators hatched a plan to assassinate Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdoba; the plot was to be financed with a $40 million cocaine shipment to the United States, which the FBI intercepted in Florida.

    Document 13
    http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ensarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113/north13.pdf
    Declassified e-mail messages indicate that Oliver North led the behind-the-scenes effort to seek leniency for Bueso . The messages record the efforts of U.S. officials to “cabal quietly” to get Bueso off the hook, be it by “pardon, clemency, deportation, [or] reduced sentence.” Eventually they succeeded in getting Bueso a short sentence in “Club Fed,” a white collar prison in Florida.

    Document 14 (See page 76 of Document 6, the Kerry Report)
    http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ensarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113/north06.pdf
    The Kerry Committee report reviewed the case, and noted that the man Reagan officials aided was involved in a conspiracy that the Justice Department deemed the “most significant case of narco-terrorism yet discovered

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113/

  • Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    I just have one bone of contention for Daniel Hopsicker. Why would CIA worry about Obummer?

    He’ll be just as compliant as Romney would have been.

  • Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    Suhayl;

    I have to disagree with your protective instinct wrt Tech. This thread is but one instance, and the lack of context abides. Tech regularly thrusts out a barb, then when chastened retracts it or covers it in butter and pretends she’s offering sustenance.

  • rich

    Ben, you are absolutely right. Obama had a chance to roll back the National security state and he did not. He is fully compliant with the structure laid out by Bush. He had to accept Bush’s people in order to get into power. Things really started to go downhill AFTER 2008.

    A lot is going on behind the scenes with things like this happening:
    http://www.suntimes.com/17019560-761/source-obama-has-chosen-john-kerry-as-secretary-of-state.html

    Kerry knows everyone’s dirty secrets and went after them. Obama is letting him cash in his chip now in 2013. It reminds me of the movie Clear and Present Danger 🙂

    This will be very interesting.

    And by the way. the CIA drug connection is central to all scandals in recent history. The money generated by it and the people involved in it.

    The anti-Castro Cubans (and their handlers) pop up throughout history from the JFK assassination to Vietnam to the Watergate Burglary, Iran-Contra affair, the Iraq and Afghan wars and many others. Its always the same players…

  • rich

    Craig, these two books are essential reading. I found them on Ralph Nader’s site. Amazing what resources are online these days……

    THE CRIMES OF PATRIOTS — A TRUE TALE OF DOPE, DIRTY MONEY, AND THE CIA by Jonathan Kwitny © 1987 by Jonathan Kwitny
    Complete text is here:
    http://www.naderlibrary.com/lit.crimesofpatriots.toc.htm

    In Memory of Anne Thaler and of Terri Thaler and for their parents

    Table of Contents:

    Jacket Cover
    Prologue
    Cast of Characters

    The End of the Rainbow
    The Cover-Up
    The Golden Triangle
    The Education of a Banker
    Corporate Veils
    Sleight of Hand
    Terrorists and Patriots
    Into Africa
    The Spooking of Australia
    The Un-Bank
    Laughing at the Law
    The Asia Branches
    The U.S. Branches
    Banking in Opiumland
    Officers and Gentlemen
    The Drug Bank
    The “Mr. Asia” Murders
    Bernie of Arabia
    The Admiral’s Colors
    Men of Substance
    What the Tape Recorder Heard
    The Wilson Connection
    The Explosion
    Thwarting the Investigators
    “Everybody Left Alive Is Innocent”
    The Agency’s Assets

    Appendix: The Questions Whose Answers are Secret
    Afterword by Admiral Earl P. Yates, USN (ret.)
    Acknowledgments
    Index
    Photographs

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    THE PHOENIX PROGRAM

    by Douglas Valentine
    © 1990, 2000 by Douglas Valentine
    http://www.naderlibrary.com/phoenixprogtoc.htm

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