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CIA-involvement in Californian drug rings: Operation New Wave - CIA heroin smuggling operation based in Thailand.

CIA front Van Der Bergen International is responsible for getting the drugs out of the Orient. Typically the heroin is smuggled aboard freighters and cruise liners heading from the U.S. Transshipment points in the U.S. include San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Other operations include: Operation Short Field · Operation Burma Road · Operation Morning Gold · Operation Backlash · Operation Triangle. Information on the CIA drug smuggling operations listed above was provided by the following CIA and ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) operatives: Trenton Parker, Gunther Russbacher, Michael Maholy, Robert Hunt. There is extensive documentation confirming the intelligence status of each of these men. This documentation was taken from Rodney Stich's seminal work, Defrauding America. The information provided by these men, often at great personal risk to themselves and their families, as well as information provided by CIA agents and contract agents such as Richard Brenneke, Stephen Crittenden, Gene Tatum, and Terry Reed, can leave no doubt that the CIA has been involved in drug trafficking on a massive scale and over an extended period of time. One example: The head of a drug ring's Southern California operation, a former Nicaraguan government official named Danilo Blandon, has admitted in federal court testimony that he and other exiles began selling drugs in black L.A. neighborhoods in 1982 to help finance the CIA's Nicaraguan army, known in the United States as the Contras. Blandon testified that once U.S.-taxpayer dollars began flowing to his organization, he stayed in the cocaine business to make money for himself. Evidence indicates he was dealing an average of 100 kilos a week to the Crips and Bloods in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an activity that helped spark the crack epidemic in Los Angeles and, eventually, across the nation. While the CIA's heavy involvement in the drug trade, and especially the crack cocaine trade, has been well documented by scholars such as Dr. Peter Dale Scott at least since the Iran-Contra hearings in the 1980s, the mass media has refused to take notice. And even when they do take notice, most of the sheep-like journalists and anchorpeople continue to parrot the absurd government line in contradiction to the blatant facts, which are available to anyone who reads beyond the corporate summaries of government press releases. On NPR, for example, a reporter commented that since the story wasn't picked up by the New York Times, it must be false. Another reporter on FOX News said "there has been no direct evidence, repeat, no direct evidence, linking the CIA to the drug trade." Source: http://www.geocities.com/northstarzone/DRUG.html The journalist who brought CIA involvement in the drug cartel to light is now dead: On Friday, the 49-year-old Webb, who won a Pulitzer Prize for other work, apparently shot himself. Source: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/capitalgames?pid=2066

9TH CIRCUIT BACKS CONTRA LEADER RENATO PENA APPEALS CLAIM OF CIA DRUG INVOLVEMENT

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/ninth_circuit.html The CIA Agents Who Moved the Coke For ten years, government leaders have blamed ghetto youth for a "drug epidemic." They sent armies of cops to brutalize the people. They have crowded the prisons with a whole generation of youth. And now it leaks out that they were behind the "crack explosion" all along! Recent articles by Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury kicked off the current controversy by exposing a contra drug ring in Los Angeles. The CIA denies its agents were involved in the drug trade. And major newspapers claim that there is no proof that CIA agents were involved. Under attack, the chief editor of the San Jose Mercury has pointed out what the Webb series documented and what it did not: "We got to the door of the CIA. We did not get inside the CIA." In this article, let's get past the door of the CIA--and look at the CIA agents involved in the drug trafficking. Three levels of CIA agents are discussed in this article: First, there are those who were top CIA officials--men like William Casey, Duane Clarridge, Donald Gregg and George Bush. Second, there are CIA officers or operatives--people who attended specialized CIA training schools and who must, by law, be U.S. citizens. Such officers are usually well hidden and act through their field agents. Third, there are CIA field agents, contract agents or assets--these are people paid to conduct espionage or covert activities under the direction of CIA case officers. It is hard to dig up the truth about CIA operations. CIA agents routinely use elaborate cover stories that portray them as civilians, private mercenaries or "retired" agents. In addition, the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act was passed as the CIA was starting its contra war. This law made it a crime to expose CIA agents. The government first threatens to imprison anyone who exposes what CIA agents are doing--then they accuse their critics of not offering enough "hard proof" of CIA involvement! Full article: http://www.rwor.org/a/firstvol/885/cia3.htm