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The CIA, Drug Trafficking and American Politics: The Political Economy of War



The CIA supported various Afghan rebel commanders, such as Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who were fighting against the government of Afghanistan and the forces of the Soviet Union which were its supporters. More on this topic:

Historian Alfred W. McCoy stated that:

“In most cases, the CIA’s role involved various forms of complicity, tolerance or studied ignorance about the trade, not any direct culpability in the actual trafficking … [t]he CIA did not handle heroin, but it did provide its drug lord allies with transport, arms, and political protection. In sum, the CIA’s role in the Southeast Asian heroin trade involved indirect complicity rather than direct culpability.”

In order to provide covert funds for the Kuomintang (KMT) forces loyal to General Chiang Kai-shek, who were fighting the Chinese communists under Mao Zedong, the CIA helped the KMT smuggle opium from China and Burma to Bangkok, Thailand, by providing airplanes owned by one of their front businesses, Air America.

Released on April 13, 1989, the Kerry Committee report concluded that members of the U.S. State Department “who provided support for the Contras were involved in drug trafficking… and elements of the Contras themselves knowingly received financial and material assistance from drug traffickers.”

In 1996 Gary Webb wrote a series of articles published in the San Jose Mercury News, which investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S. which was then distributed as crack cocaine into Los Angeles and funneled profits to the Contras. The CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the large shipments of drugs into the U.S. by the Contra personnel and directly aided drug dealers to raise money for the Contras. Although he heavily implied CIA involvement, Webb never claimed to have made a direct link between the CIA and the Contras. Moreover, Webb’s articles were heavily attacked by many media outlets who questions the validity of his claims, although the unusual response led some to question if the CIA was involved.[citation needed] Webb turned the articles into a book called, Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion.” On December 10, 2004, Webb committed suicide, dying of two gunshot wounds to the head.

In 1996, CIA Director John M. Deutch went to Los Angeles to attempt to refute the allegations raised by the Webb articles, and was famously confronted by former Los Angeles Police Department officer Michael Ruppert, who testified that he had witnessed it occurring.

The CIA has been accused of moneylaundering the iran-contra drug funds via the BCCI, the former U.S. Commissioner of Customs William von Raab said that when customs agents raided the bank in 1988, they found numerous CIA accounts. The CIA also worked with BCCI in arming and financing the Afghan mujahideen during the Afghan War against the Soviet Union, using BCCI to launder proceeds from trafficking heroin grown in the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands, boosting the flow of narcotics to European and U.S. markets.

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  1. so much of this sounds like a precursor to trump

    “putin owns trump” is the new “noriega has bush by the balls”

  2. And they have made marijuana legal and investing in marijuana legal so they can keep funding for their WARS and YOU FOOLS HAVE ALL FALLEN FOR IT !!!

  3. The root of this evil is Mason who are controlled by Nazi, who are controlled by the Reptilian Agenda. Some say the Queen is Reptilian and is the leader of the mason. I suggest we investigate until we are 100% sure. Anything hidden cannot be good. Trump will not drain the swamp.

  4. Contraband I Am. The American people think our wars over oil….poppy bush and mena airport how deep does the rabbit hole go air America loves blue magic what about before? The cocaine Nazi? A coke and a smile from uncle bennys in a cup , a mummy’s cocaine, and midnight oil burns the Khans bowl then back to shivas Hindu Kush…the wife of Adam hear a serpents trippy talk gave him something she shouldn’t

  5. 2019-09-17 Homeless war veteran waiting five years for his benefits said he was greeted at the Reno airport by homeless looking for a hand out. Man from New York said Reno is just like New York now, drug deals going on outside as I type.

  6. Mujhe ismein kam karna hai aap kahan se Hain London bhi Amir ka Amir ka

  7. They had no idea yet of the extent of the US Governments active participation in the drug trade. This was right after the Iran Contra scandal when very few people thought that the US government trafficking drugs was possible. If anything "normies" thought that at most we knew that Nicaragua sometimes delt drugs. Way before they all realized that in the early 80s Felix Rodriguez organized Nicaraguan Contra Oscar Danilo Blandon to sell coke in California, in LA to "Freeway" Ricky Ross, at the same time that crack was discovered in South America and it was the CIA protected Nicuraguan Contras under Felix Rodriguez that helped to start the crack epidemic in the US.

  8. Ciò Taylor ti amo

  9. US MAFIA

  10. Yes

  11. Lets all sale dope…cash or ass

  12. I think America is 1 of the worst things to happen to The world like ever just emagin if the natives was in control of there own country. I think the world would be a better place for rezeale so I suppose u can blame England France spane.

  13. I only want the xanax bars.
    Thank you.

  14. quen aqui assistir no
    Brasil BRASIL

  15. I can see how the disinformation on contra has made so many people think they understand the contra connection , the pilot for CIA who got Coke trips from Columbia Brazil got caught , he was asked to help CIA for better jail terms , seal the pilot said ok and CIA got the CIA aircraft and cash from its people in Florida , and fixed camera for a new twist in seals trips , seal got by phone the contra leaders to meet him at airport and seal would bring coke by large military type c127 and he would unload Coke for them to sell for arms , and he came and talked the contra leaders to get to back of open cargo open door and camera making a clicking sound worried seal as the Coke he

  16. Bush & Clinton worked together with Barry Seal bringing in drugs. Watch/read Confessions of a Economic Hitman. Drs have more opiate addicts than any other profession (& nurses). The media lies, period. It's funny people argue Republican/Democrat when corruption is pervasive through both. A recount put Bush in, & this guy is telling the future " if Bush gets in, he will continue with the covert wars", only covert because of medias lies.JFK wanted to get rid of the CIA, last decent POTUS.

  17. only 200k people watched it.

    how sad is it.

  18. Big Pharmacy gets its opium tar at bargain basement prices these days, thanks to our involvement and continued presence in Afghanistan, so why are the prices of opiate painkillers spiking like never before? It might be a question worth asking.

  19. The US government has gone back to the same old tricks. I suspect the war in Afghanistan or the "war on terror" was just the pretext to prize away from the Taliban warlords the exceptionally profitable poppy fields.

  20. American Government Acts no differently than any other nation, We just do it better…. But on the contrary we need to treat American citizens better when it comes to Drugs and punishment…. treat it more of a health issue than criminal 

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