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Crime/Corruption Opinion (Published)
Keywords: CRIMINALS AT LARGE
Source: The New York City Tribune
Published: June 6, 1990 Author: Arne Steinberg
Posted on 07/12/1999 17:17:59 PDT by Bluegoose
With the continuing skewed and non-newsmaking articles out there in
today's media boring us all into oblivion like scattered seeds in
the wind, more reflections on what the media used to publish. Read
carefully, it still has the germ of the truth it had then, and
rather than taking us back-- inches us forward in our maddening
search for what's going on today. The date this was published:
June 6, 1990:
INTERPOL'S ODD EXTRALEGAL ROOTS ALLOW CRIMINALS TO SUBVERT IT . .
By Arne Steinberg, Special to the New York City Tribune
In April 1987, Panama's Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega was awarded the
International Police Organization's (Interpol's) highest honor, a
bronze medal, for "diligence" in fighting drug trafficking.
Less than a year later, Noriega was indicted by the U.S. Justice
Department for drug trafficking.
In fact, Noriega once served as chairman of Interpol's Drug
Committee, giving him well over 10 years of access to highly
sensitive information developed by foreign police agencies,
including planned operations against international drug traffickers.
The question of how an organization devoted to policing
international crime could deal with a known drug trafficker such as
Noriega and even honor him is a difficult one, according to some
law enforcement officials.
"Interpol is something of a legal curiosity," explains the 1988
supplement to the U.S. Department of Justice Manual.
It conducts intergovernmental activities, but it is not based on an
international treaty, convention or similar legal document.
"It is founded on a constitution written by a group of police
officers who did not submit it for diplomatic signatures, nor have
they ever submitted it for ratification by governments," the report
The problem, some critics say, is that individual Interpol
representatives are appointed by the various national governments
without consultation with or the approval of other members.
As a result, they say, governments under the influence of drug
traffickers or other criminal elements can choose whomever they
like to serve as delegate to Interpol.
Each country appoints its own Interpol representative, and we
cannot influence that," according to Beverly Sweatman of the U.S.
Justice Department's National Central Bureau (NCB), which exists
wholly and only to exchange information with Interpol.
The issue deserves some attention, the critics say, because the
organization, has shown an interest in expanding.
The Soviet Union recently accepted Interpol's invitation to join,
which must be voted on by other Interpol members at the next
General Assembly meeting in Ottawa, this September.
A private organization with a world-wide communications network,
Interpol's officials do not always act as lawmen, according to
For example, Lt. Col. Nivaldo Madrinan, once Panama's Interpol
chief, reportedly met with Medillin cartel leaders Pablo Escobar
and Gonzalez Rodriguez Gacha at Panama's Tocumen air base, offering
them sanctuary after they had been driven out of Colombia.
But just 3 months later, in November, 1989, Madrinan attended
Interpol's annual General Assembly in Lyon, France, where he sat in
on confidential meetings of Interpol's Drug Committee.
Madrinan hid with Noriega in the Papal Nunciature in Panama after
the U.S. invasion in December, and was one of the 9 refugees left
inside when Noriega surrendered.
He has since been indicted in Panama on murder charges.
Unfortunately, Panama, is not the only country whose Interpol
representatives' actions seem unbefitting a law officer.
Gen. Guillermo Medina Sanchez, one-time chief of Colombia's 80,000
man Federal Police and head of the country's Interpol office, was
asked to step down by Columbian President Virgilio Barco in
February, 1989 after an investigation revealed he was collaborating
with the Medelliln cartel.
He is currently facing criminal charges in Colombia.
One of the best-known cases of a corrupt Interpol official is that
of Mexican Miguel Aldana Ibarra, who was indicted by a grand jury
in Los Angeles on January 31 for participating in the 1985
torture-murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Enrique
DEA investigators said they discovered that 5 days before Camarena
was murdered, he saw an informant who talked about Ibarra.
The Mexican Federal Justice police and Ibarra had reportedly been
protecting massive marijuana-growing operations in Northern Mexico,
apparently with the help of Interpol's international communications
system and information.
U.S. officials said Mexican officials have refused to turn over
Ibarra, who is being held in Mexico on drug trafficking and murder
But these are just a few of the many reportedly corrupt former
Interpol officials, officials say, which are a disturbing aspect of
an organization privy to government files of citizens of 150
Interpol, headquartered in Lyon, France, has an agreement with the
French government that insures its files are inviolable--immune
from any scrutiny by the French government.
Despite the fact that Interpol is a private organization, it was
granted "intergovernmental status" by the United Nations in 1975.
This status enables Interpol to sit at meetings and vote on some
resolutions, although it is a non-governmental organization.
Watching it in operate beyond the jurisdiction of any government,
some critics think Interpol should come under greater governmental
After an investigation this January into the group's activities by
the 21-nation Council of Europe, Belgian delegate Rene Uyttendaele
called for changes "so that Interpol hereafter will be accountable
for its acts."
The issue is likely to remain a sensitive one, particularly in
Latin America and the Caribbean, the source of international law
enforcement efforts to stem the cocaine trade from South America.
Just last month, an angry Puerto Rican Legislature held hearings on
Interpol after learning the Puerto Rican Justice department had
agreed that any Interpol file would be inviolable without ever
consulting the Legislature.
Today the new Interpol Regional Telecommunications Sub-Bureau in
Puerto Rico transmits drug interdiction information to South and
Central America, sources of much of the world's drug trafficking
From what little we know, INTERPOL cooperates very closely with
foreign secret service organizations, names we all know too well.
Every U.S. intelligence agency cooperates with Interpol.
Actually the only agency that remained beyond its reach was the
East German intelligence service, the STASSI.
With the coordination expertise and its special intelligence
network of which Interpol is an integral part, it is not as
difficult as it might seem at first sight for the "committee" to
set in motion carefully timed global actions. Whether they are
nations or leaders of so-called sovereign nations, it's all in a
day's work for this broad global octupus called Interpol.
What's it all about?
Philip Agee seems very much connected and this makes Interpol an
1 Posted on 07/12/1999 17:17:59 PDT by Bluegoose (kmartin#granbury.com)
No real surprise here. It is the old proverb about the foxes
guarding the henhouse. What better way to find out what law
enforcement is doing that might adversely effect your illegal
business interests than to be a member. I can see the drug cartels,
arms dealers, etc. (who are oft times heads of state, heads of
securty agencies or have one of the former on their payrolls),
could easily place members in key positions to monitor Interpol and
its constituent national police forces.
Am I wrong, or did I see a recent post where the U.S. would be
extradicting Interpol most wanted?
2 Posted on 07/12/1999 17:36:59 PDT by res ipsa loquitur
To: res ipsa loquitur
No you are not wrong about a thread wandering around touching the
horns but not the flesh of Interpol. It was an afterthought that
came from its mention. But since spy novels, murder, drugs, and the
disposing of leaders seems to have caught still another spark away
from our Hillary weariness, this is a good opportunity to bring
Interpol into full blossom
Not that we can, but it comes in every flavor and every color and
every nook-and-cranny of so-called "intellegence" and electronic
spying, it's fun to give Interpol a stir in the pot of enigmas we
can never really get to.
Especially in today's kettle of fish. Big and small.
But Interpol is deeper, broader and more intriguing than you
It is also a difficult subject to know where just where to begin.
Actually, I am under the assumption that all intelligence,
especially with the coordination expertise Interpol has with its
overwhelming network, it's more like a Frederick Forsythe thriller
than any of the usual suspects.
Much more interesting than Hillary and Bill getting booooed.
It is also the most active in administering the undermining of
nations. It has a very close link to the U.S.
It's power is also intriguing and it would be worthwhile to figure
out exactly what that power is and why.
3 Posted on 07/12/1999 19:02:58 PDT by Bluegoose
Tell us what you know about Interpol.
4 Posted on 07/12/1999 19:09:17 PDT by Bluegoose
To: res ipsa loquitur
A lot of people still have difficulty accepting the idea of a
global conspiracy because so many writers have made financial gain
Many people I know doubt that activity on a global scale can be
successfully advanced. They see the huge bureaucracy of our
goernment and then tell me, Well how are we supposed to believe
that private people can do more than the government does?
They overlook the fact that goernment is part of the conspiracy.
They want hard evidence. And it is hard to come by.
And my neighbor says So What! But isn't that because at some point
in time, they just stop dead and say to themselves (and me) enough!
And, this is the point. Many Americans are so discouraged and
confused, the result of over 50 years of low-intensity
psychological warfare has actually been "conducted" against us.
If you can believe what was just said, then you might believe that
our reactions are exactly like we have been conditioned to act.
Unless we investigate and find out WHO the enemy is, we will
welcome a dictator with open arms, just for the relief of it.
Clinton is already trying to act like he is a great man who
promises to solve eery problem and guarantee a well-ordered society
should be. People are fully employed, domestic strife is minimal.
Listen to him, everyday. On a radio talk show today people actually
called in to say they thought a picture on a gun registration would
be a super idea. Another wants to combine it with the new drivers'
license. She described the National ID card so perfectly I could
hardly believe it.
Interpol, CIA, Tavistock who pretty much controls the media all had
a hand in the putting us under control. Interpol, I know was mostly
responsible for our sudden dislike for Iran. Only because it was
Philip Agees plan and Philip Agee, under the guise of a ousted CIA
agent pulled it off. Agee was also associated with Interpol via
Lourdes as a "rogue agent"
This article states that Soviet Russia was brought into Interpol
and Lourdes in Cuba is the Soviets' biggest listening post in th
West. It had over 3,000 Soviet specialists in signals, monitoring
and deciphering there. About the time it was most active, Agee
convinced the U.S. that "Communism ws dead" while the Russians had
the capability of pipncking up even the weakest "tempest" signal,
which is the type given off by a fax machine or a computer keyboard.
The KGB was even taking recruits for Lourdes in the early '90s.
Why, with Russia and the U.S. at "peace" would such a vast
listening post be necessary and expanding?
5 Posted on 07/12/1999 19:34:50 PDT by Bluegoose
To: Joe Montana
Am I naive to believe Interpol is the "instigator" who selects
various (vast network) groups and agencies and intelligence
agencies and "dirty tricks" departments to carry out its plans
handed to them by the top dogs.
When they wanted to undermine Iran, they called in Bernard Levin,
not well-known in the U.S. but author of a work entitled "Time
Perspective and Morale" which was published by the Club of Rome on
how to break barriers and morale of nations and leaders as he is
credited with doing in the Philippines, South Africa, M\Nicaragua
and South Korea.
Even the demise of the Shah of Iran was run to a plan devised by
Levin. Strong evidence it was handled by the Aspen Institute, but
who directed them to carry out such a plan?
Is Interpol thus the director and the organization who casts the
play they have written, or even hired others to draw up the
blueprints. Then bring in the cast who has done the best reading
for them in the past.
Conradictory news, like the one we mocked yesterday on the forum
about an AP reporter. Stating one thing and then contradicting it,
leaving the reader confused as hell.
Levin is also famous for his breaking morale techniques through a
strategy of terror. We are being kept hazy right now and don't know
where we stand or our leaders or candidates stand on a lot of major
Our government now vacillates between severe disciplilnary measures
and promise of good treatment, together simpultaneously presenting
us with unclear solutions, if any.
Lots of us who are often ready to take risks are paralyzed by "what
to do" after all.
You and I have discussed the placing of one thug after another in
key positions and head of nations like Mandela and Arafat. And, for
hevvins sake, Bill and Hillary Clinton --Bob Dole and even
ex-president Bush betrayed us when we counted on them.
Interpol determines (if this is true at all) what they want as a
mood and Interpol determines who should write the play and then
It ties in so perfectly, if valid, because we all know who heads
Interpol is the same as the entity who founded Tavistock.