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Mexican official: CIA 'manages' drug trade

"Spokesman for Chihuahua state says US agencies don't want to end drug trade, a claim denied by other Mexican officials."

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"I think the CIA and DEA [US Drug Enforcement Agency] are on the same side as us in fighting drug gangs," Hector Murguia, the mayor of Juarez, told Al Jazeera during an interview inside his SUV. "We have excellent collaboration with the US." And What side is that exactly?

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Duuuuuuh, I don't even need

Duuuuuuh, I don't even need to read this article to know that. Iran/Contra anyone? We've known this for ages.

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McLaughlin also came to understand, from first-hand experience, that the Drug War has created an all-encompassing police state that targets not only the innocent public, but also law enforcement officers who become irritants to government-protected criminal cliques.

McLaughlin and three of his colleagues, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, identified an east coast drug syndicate that was selling heroin and using the proceeds to fund a U.S.-supported political campaign in the Dominican Republic.

The syndicate was operated by leaders and activists in the Dominican Revolutionary Party (DRP) on behalf of its standard-bearer, Jose Francisco Pena-Gomez, who – according to a January 17, 1996 CIA memo obtained by McLaughlin – was the Clinton administration’s choice to occupy the National Palace in Santo Domingo. (Pena-Gomez, as it happens, lost the election.)

After McLaughlin’s squad learned that several suspects were to deliver $550,000 in drug proceeds at a March 28, 1996 DRP fundraiser in Manhattan, they contacted the DEA and arranged a sting operation intended to bring about several high-profile arrests, including that of Pena-Gomez himself.

At the last minute, the operation inexplicably fell apart. Pena-Gomez, who received a conveniently timed anonymous death threat, was taken into custody by the NYPD and spirited back to the Dominican Republic. At least some of the drug proceeds were given to then-Vice President Al Gore at a DNC fundraiser in Coogan’s Irish Pub in New York City’s Washington Heights.

McLaughlin points out that just prior to the sting operation, he had refused a demand from a CIA agent named Victoria Baylor that he provide the names of confidential informants within the Dominican drug network.

ecorob's picture

the cia, aka ghwb....

manages our presidents, too

they "managed" jfk and rfk and, for good measure, they "managed" mlk

we just THOUGHT the kgb was bad!

the cia and george herbert walker bush DESTROYED this country!

what would you expect from a NAZI? his daddy was a PROVEN NAZI collaborator and supplier (even supplied the xylon gas to exterminate the jews)

...and life goes on!
the cia...killing the people's leaders and supplying drugs to America for 50 YEARS!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You were on a roll, until

You threw in that 'holocaust' propaganda.

The cyclone B was only for delousing the workers to keep the work camp free from Typhus.

Typhus killed over 1 million in WWI, it was a far less deadly scourge in WWII because the Germans very actively fought the scourge because it killed both sides.

But other than that you nailed it.

ecorob's picture

the cia, aka ghwb....

so nice, i said it twice!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

And it seems the guy is still alive

God Bless him.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison