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http://freebeacon.com/national-security/afghanistan-housing-400000-football-fields-worth-of-opium/

 
Afghanistan is housing the equivalent of 400,000 football fields worth of opium fields, despite the United States having spent billions in taxpayer funds to combat the growth of illicit narcotics, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

While the United States has spent $8.4 billion on counter-narcotics programs in Afghanistan over the years, the country is estimated by the United Nations to have “roughly 500,000 acres, or about 780 square miles, devoted to growing opium poppy,” according to SIGAR head John Sopko, who criticized the billions in taxpayer money spent on these programs during a speech last week in New York City.

“As of this March, the United States has provided $8.4 billion-I repeat, billion-for counternarcotics programs in Afghanistan,” Sopko said, according to text of his remarks. The Pentagon “and State [Department] give information to SIGAR every quarter on their successes such as drug-treatment centers built, rehab workers trained, tractors donated (31 last year), alternative-livelihood programs executed, drug seizures, and so on. Yet, despite all this, we see record and rising levels of opium production.”
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 Hi Larson, please correct me if I'm wrong.
 During the period of time the so called Taliban ruled , the opium fields diminshed.
 Lo and behold, after the invasion the increase in production went off the map.

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O the the cia also known as the Cocaine  Import Agency ,correct me if I am wrong they started to import in body bags during  the nam war to fund black ops

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O the the cia also known as the Cocaine  Import Agency ,correct me if I am wrong they started to import in body bags during  the nam war to fund black ops

  Nice One Dude447 !!!!

  CIA=  COCAOINE IMPORT AGENCY
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O the the cia also known as the Cocaine  Import Agency ,correct me if I am wrong they started to import in body bags during  the nam war to fund black ops
Hi dude...  The golden triangle, opium was the product. The Agency and their contractors basically ran the show. This was exposed during the Winter Soldiers congressional hearings in the 70's. A guy I knew  Paul Withers G.B. sargent gave testimon as did many others, He had been sent on TDY to laos by intell (agency) to controll an airstrip and opium controlling  the tribes secuurity. These testimonys were verified by congress, he requested a transfer and was sent back to nam and wounded.
 My point, the agency and their mateys use their influence to run drugs, Oly North ran cocain during the Contra affair.  The DEA takes out the competition, the small fry's.

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They made a movie about it ... sort of ... interestingly the CIA is never mentioned ... the DEA was formed in 1973 .... so the "corrupt DEA agent" was in fact a "corrupt CIA agent" in the movie that is ..

Not all the drugs were transported in body bags and in the movie the merchant mariner moves them on ship back to the Oakland Depot which was big back during the war...



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078490/
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour
Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty |

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who'll_Stop_the_Rain


The screenplay was by Judith Rascoe and Robert Stone from Stone's novel Dog Soldiers
Plot[edit]

The film opens in Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War.

John Converse (Moriarty), a disillusioned war correspondent, approaches Ray Hicks (Nolte), a merchant marine sailor and acquaintance of Converse from back in the US, for help in smuggling a large quantity of heroin from Vietnam to San Francisco, where he will exchange the drugs for payment with Converse's wife Marge (Weld), who has become addicted to Dilaudid. When Hicks discovers that he is being followed by thugs connected either to Converse or his suppliers, he goes on the run with Marge and the heroin, and is eventually pursued by the corrupt DEA agent (Zerbe) who initially set the deal in motion. As Marge is separated from her supply of prescription drugs, she experiences withdrawal, and Hicks decides to help her wean off her dilaudid addiction by using the heroin. Hicks also attempts to find another buyer for the heroin before his pursuers can catch up to him.
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Stone based the character of Ray Hicks on Beat writer Neal Cassady, with whom Stone became acquainted through novelist Ken Kesey, a classmate of Stone's in graduate school at Stanford University.
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Hicks' death scene on the railroad tracks at the film's conclusion was directly based on Cassady's death along a railroad track outside of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 1968. Also, the hippie commune setting, where lights and stereo speakers placed throughout the woods are utilized in Hicks' escape plan, was partially based on Kesey's home in La Honda, California, where Kesey and his friends — known as the Merry Pranksters — famously wired the surrounding woods with lights and sound equipment to enhance their experiments with LSD. Though technically not a commune, Kesey's home was a frequent site for large parties attended by a mixture of literary luminaries such as poet Allen Ginsberg and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, music figures (including Jerry Garcia, whose group The Grateful Dead later became the house band for Kesey's famous Acid Tests), and outlaws, especially members of the infamous Hells Angels motorcycle club. These parties are described intimately in works by Ginsberg and Thompson and in Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Mention of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and Neal Cassady are also discussed in detail in Martin Torgoff's book Can't Find My Way Home.[3]

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Soldiers-Robert-Stone/dp/0395860253
Dog Soldiers Paperback  – April 2, 1997
by Robert Stone   (Author


Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him. Dog Soldiers perfectly captures the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers - and the price of survival was dangerously high.
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Hi Larsonstdoc Hi Chris .I am trying to diss the system ,And support all the vets

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Yes  TB Air America was another film that went on the subject . Is it going on now ? sure just changed the names

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1PpTXtlnb0
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Hey, Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLtGi6R1jjY
John Fogerty - Hey Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Who'll Stop The Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVD6lEyQs5c
John Fogerty - Who'll Stop The Rain (Live Glastonbury 2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGuyGPJ_JE
CCR-Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmYoYWkxiLY
John Fogerty - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Off   topic CCR  what a band  :)

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2015, 06:27:16 pm »
Off   topic CCR  what a band  :)

I knew Tom Fogerty back the day ... The El Cerrito boys - the record business screwed them up bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwQmxLaknc
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Fogerty
Thomas Richard "Tom" Fogerty (November 9, 1941 – September 6, 1990
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Throughout the rest of the 1970s and 1980s, Tom Fogerty continued to record. He claimed all royalties and sued Fantasy Records; when Tom re-signed with Fantasy (effectively releasing an obligor—Fantasy Records, the deepest pocket—of joint liability and waiver of damages to his brother, an obligee), Tom Fogerty lived comfortably in Scottsdale, Arizona for the remainder of his life, thanks to his Creedence royalties
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On September 6, 1990, Tom Fogerty died in Scottsdale, Arizona of AIDS (specifically from a tuberculosis infection), having contracted HIV from blood transfusions for back ailments. His last words he ever spoke were to his brother John Fogerty were "Saul Zaentz is my best friend", which devastated John.[2] Zaentz was the chief of Fantasy Records and John's enemy meaning the two would never mend their relationship.[2] After his death, a music compilation titled The Very Best of Tom Fogerty was released.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Born-On-the-Bayou-Digging-the-El-Cerrito-roots-2850873.php
Born On the Bayou? / Digging the El Cerrito roots of Creedence Clearwater
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 Published 4:00 am, Sunday, April 14, 2002
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZavHpO_We20
Tom Fogerty Rare interview, April 26 , 1986
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2015, 06:34:07 pm »
Great song TB I also love the Bob Seger version

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2015, 06:46:51 pm »
 off topic Larsonstdoc your  avatar aint showing  :)

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 06:53:26 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1PpTXtlnb0
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Hey, Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLtGi6R1jjY
John Fogerty - Hey Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Who'll Stop The Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVD6lEyQs5c
John Fogerty - Who'll Stop The Rain (Live Glastonbury 2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGuyGPJ_JE
CCR-Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmYoYWkxiLY
John Fogerty - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014

  Nothing like driving down the road listening to some CCR and Willie Nelson.
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 06:55:52 pm »

I knew Tom Fogerty back the day ... The El Cerrito boys - the record business screwed them up bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwQmxLaknc
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Fogerty
Thomas Richard "Tom" Fogerty (November 9, 1941 – September 6, 1990
...
Throughout the rest of the 1970s and 1980s, Tom Fogerty continued to record. He claimed all royalties and sued Fantasy Records; when Tom re-signed with Fantasy (effectively releasing an obligor—Fantasy Records, the deepest pocket—of joint liability and waiver of damages to his brother, an obligee), Tom Fogerty lived comfortably in Scottsdale, Arizona for the remainder of his life, thanks to his Creedence royalties
...
On September 6, 1990, Tom Fogerty died in Scottsdale, Arizona of AIDS (specifically from a tuberculosis infection), having contracted HIV from blood transfusions for back ailments. His last words he ever spoke were to his brother John Fogerty were "Saul Zaentz is my best friend", which devastated John.[2] Zaentz was the chief of Fantasy Records and John's enemy meaning the two would never mend their relationship.[2] After his death, a music compilation titled The Very Best of Tom Fogerty was released.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Born-On-the-Bayou-Digging-the-El-Cerrito-roots-2850873.php
Born On the Bayou? / Digging the El Cerrito roots of Creedence Clearwater
 By Sam Whiting
 Published 4:00 am, Sunday, April 14, 2002
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZavHpO_We20
Tom Fogerty Rare interview, April 26 , 1986

  Thanks Tahoe.  I didn't know that about Tom. 
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2015, 08:50:10 pm »
O the the cia also known as the Cocaine  Import Agency ,correct me if I am wrong they started to import in body bags during  the nam war to fund black ops

Yup CIA = cocaine import agency

And lets not forget Air America has been rebranded, but its still in biz.

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 09:22:48 pm »
Another Vietnam era flashback  - and the death of the Beat Generation - Cassady never got to Woodstock 

Neal Cassady in Mexico 1967

http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2013/10/carolyn-cassady-1923-2013.html



Neal  died in February of 1968, also of substance abuse, having quaffed a nasty concotion of pulque and Seconals, while walking  the railroad tracks near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Legend has it that Cassady had been counting the ties and that his last word was "64, 928." (Cf. William Plummer, The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady, Paragon, 1981, pp. 157-158.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Cassady

Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the original "scroll" (first draft) version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. He also served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of the novel. In many of Kerouac's later books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray

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In January 1967, Cassady traveled to Mexico with fellow prankster George "Barely Visible" Walker and Cassady's longtime girlfriend Anne Murphy. In a beachside house just south of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, they were joined by Barbara Wilson and Walter Cox. All-night storytelling, speed drives in Walker's Lotus Elan, and the use of LSD made for a classic Cassady performance — "like a trained bear," Carolyn Cassady once said. Cassady was beloved for his ability to inspire others to love life.

On February 3, 1968, Cassady attended a wedding party in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. After the party, he went walking along a railroad track to reach the next town, but passed out in the cold and rainy night wearing nothing but a T-shirt and jeans. In the morning, he was found in a coma by the tracks, reportedly by Dr.[vague] Anton Black, later a professor at El Paso Community College, who carried Cassady over his shoulders to the local post office building. Cassady was then transported to the closest hospital where he died a few hours later on February 4, four days short of his forty-second birthday.

The exact cause of Cassady's death remains uncertain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0-ZKaWVYSk
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Live at Woodstock '69

http://www.rooknet.net/beatpage/writers/cassady.html
...Cassady reportedly appealed to Kerouac to teach him how to write fiction, but of all of the prominent Beats of the generation, he was the least prolific.
His only book, an unfinished autobiography titled "The First Third", was published by City Lights Books in 1971 a few years after his death.

https://openlibrary.org/works/OL5125392W/The_first_third
http://books.google.com/books/about/The_First_Third.html?id=9g961KuX3hEC



Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2015, 11:24:47 pm »
fyi - the practice of "Banking" tons of opium goes back to the East India Company ....



and "Air America" goes back to WWII and the AVG ... they would run opium for Chinese war lords ...
The Chinese and the AVG fought fire with fire ... 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3YIQ5C-XZE
Wings Over China The Story of Chennault's AVG Flying Tigers in China - Full Version

http://www.paperlessarchives.com/FreeTitles/OpiumAJapaneseTechniqueofOccupation.pdf
WORLD WAR II
Opium: A Japanese Technique of Occupation II
Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Report


A 1945 Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Report
During the Japanese occupation of China the Japanese government used the growth and sale of opium to the Chinese as a source of income to support their military expansion. Includes a short history, use as a weapon of war, and photographs illustrating use and addiction.
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SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF THE JAPANESE POLICY FROM AN AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW

Successes.
Increasing source of income to support the military.
Disruption of Chinese economy by having opium planted rather than food.
Increasing the number of addicts who are non-productive and increasingly dependent.
Creation of dissension by forcing farmers to plant opium in districts where guerillas have threatened death to those who do.

An easily controlled group of quislings in a given district.

Failures.

A boomerang—Japanese soldiers are becoming addicts.

Has given the allies an excellent chance for counter propaganda—to show South East Asia what Japanese do to a conquered territory.

Proved to the world what the Opium Advisory Committee had discovered years ago, that increased production of opium in the Far East and protection of the manufacture and distribution and sale of narcotics was a policy of the Japanese army.

Opium policy alienated many Chinese whose cooperation they hoped to gain.


http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/best%20life/932R-000-003.html

PUSHED TO SUPPLY CHINA by the fastest possible means, American mechanics and airfield engineers sometimes paid laborers in opium, which the laborers would use themselves, trade for food or goods, or give to their elephants to treat the animals' nervousness.

In the mess halls, bottles of antimalarial tablets called Atabrine sat on every dining table; the pills turned everyone's skin slightly yellow and made their freckles green. When taking off from India or making final approaches on return flights from China, Hump crews often scanned the broad, spreading Brahmaputra River Valley of northeast India, where wild rhinos and elephants could be seen wallowing. On the ground, cobras could be found staying warm near water heaters on winter nights, and a tiny, poisonous snake called a krait was the greatest source of reptilian anxiety. The soldiers nicknamed these "10‑step snakes," because if you were bitten by a krait, the old wives' tale said, you'd get only 10 steps before you died.
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"BY HOOK AND CROOK, that Hump airlift succeeded," says Dick Park, a Hump pilot who flew 20 round‑trips. "We all had skill, we knew our jobs, and we operated as teams ‑ but luck played an enormous part in both our succeeding in the Hump and our getting home at all. Far as I'm concerned, if you're a little bit lucky and you have earned people's trust, well, you've got it all."


| - - - then there is CAT and the CDS ....

http://www.catassociation.org/history/history-project/

Thus, our review of CAT’s birth begins . . .


General Chennault’s history with China is well known, but that of the Corcorans and Whitey Willauer is less so.

Tom Corcoran’s brother, David, was President of China Defense Supplies (CDS), organized by Tom under the order of President Roosevelt.  CDS was chaired by T. V. Soong, China’s Foreign Minister and brother of Madam Chiang Kai Shek.


CDS was charged to aid the formation of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) under Chennault.  CDS was later expanded to be the Chinese Government’s agency for bolstering aid in support of the battle against Japanese aggression in China.  Whitey Willauer had been a schoolmate at Exeter of W. H. Corcoran, the third brother, and knew the family well.  In contact with CDS from October 1942 to late 1944, Willauer stated that he had spent two-thirds of his time in China and the balance in Washington DC expediting “problems concerning the overall Chinese war effort.”  In 1944 Willauer was appointed Director for the Far East and Special Territories Abroad of the U.S. Foreign Economic Administration.  His territories included China, Japan, Formosa, Korea and Southeast Asia.  In 1945 FDR ordered him to the Philippines to “do what he could to restore the civilian economy of the Philippines.”
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While U.S. supporters were appalled by the terms of the loan, it was repaid early.  The Chinese lenders also proved to be valuable allies in addressing the infant airline’s salary problems and in beating back attacks from those, such as CNAC, that feared CNRRA Air Transport (CAT) competition.  [CNAC/PAA and CAT later became good friends.]

Still backed strongly by Chiang Kai Shek, T. V. Soong, the Corcoran Group and other supportive figures in the U.S. and China, operations under the Chinese flag became official on October 25, 1946.

CAT was restricted under its franchise, however, to carrying only UNRRA/CNRRA cargoes destined for the rehabilitation of China’s interior cities and facilities not easily reached by other forms of the disrupted post-war transportation systems – a difficult pregnancy, but at last the baby was born.
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OPERATION REPAT began on a November evening in 1953, four months after we completed Squaw-1.  Four CAT C-46s departed Tainan at five-minute intervals. The cabins were unoccupied.  Empty canvas benches ran the length of the cabin.  Baggage compartments in the belly carried extra fuel in long-range neoprene bladders.  Our destination was secret.  We flew west-southwest to avoid Hong Kong traffic, bypassed Hainan Island and then headed west-northwest across the Gulf of Tonkin, over Vietnam, and landed on a narrow piece of northern Laos.  It was a stone’s throw from Burma.  Groups of men in nondescript clothing waited in the darkness with wives and infants and cloth bundles.  It seemed familiar to we who had transported refugees ever since CAT began; but these were Chinese Nationalist soldiers who had fled Mengtz, Yunnan Province, the last city in Mainland China to fall 3.6 years before.

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Occasionally, Chinese Nationalist Army veterans journey to the Island of Taiwan, see the progress and lucrative jobs and ask the government to repatriate them. But too much time has lapsed.  Forgotten soldiers, they return to the Alps-like terrain of the Golden Triangle which has acquired the unofficial title of “Little Switzerland”.
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We were charged with the job of transporting about 15,000 Chinese war veterans, wives and children “back home” to Taiwan, an island they had never seen.  Immigration officials recommended an unobtrusive arrival at night, in the small city of Tainan in southern Taiwan.  During the long cramped flight the children didn’t cry much.  The adults slumped shoulder-to-shoulder along the canvas benches in what I hoped was Buddha-like acceptance, but perhaps they were stunned. When they disembarked at Tainan, government health department officers with hand-operated bellows waited in the dark on the airport grass. They dusted flea powder over passengers and crew alike. A health officer first pulled Captain Gene Porter’s belt enough to make room for the nozzle of the bellows which reach his underpants, then pulled his collar and dusted his sweating back, then the hair on his head.  When Porter complained the officer retaliated by lifting the lid on Porter’s flight kit and dumping more powder over his Flight Ops Manual, charts, instrument approach procedures, position report codes, flashlight, navigation plotter, dividers, and pencils. Porter closed the lid and carried the kit to the office of our Director of Ops in the morning.  Our boss, Rousselot, a former WWII USMC pilot told him, “You’re in China so roll with the punches”.  But Rousselot quietly told C. H. Wong, our marvelous “fixer” liaison with the airport authorities, “Easy with the flea powder, we’re bringing lots more people”.

The no-shows who skipped the repatriation served the Thai Army general who controlled the harvest and distribution of opium, using mule caravans along the border of Thailand. The illicit stuff eventually reached Bangkok to be smuggled on commercial airlines to the USA.  Some of the no-shows married local women and became merchants.  The high-riders migrated to the Golden Triangle which borders Laos, Thailand & Burma, where the Ruak River joins the Mekong.  Today the city of Santikhiri is more in the tourist trade than opium.
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Operation Repat’s statistics illuminated our problem.  The unexpected cost of a nine-hour 1,678-mile flight, evacuating 5,583 rogue soldiers and their 1,040 dependents, 1,000 rifles, 69 machine guns, and 22 mortars from Burma to Taiwan, at an intake of $129 per evacuee sank our budget.

William Donovan, Ambassador to Thailand, the same “Wild Bill” of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in WWII,  negotiated the contract to remove General Li Mi’s Chinese Nationalist Soldiers from Burma. The first group of evacuees arrived at Thailand’s grass airport without weapons.   An irate Donovan cabled Taipei demanding that subsequent Chinese rogues carry their weapons out of Burma.  U.N. observers reported that the second group carried rifles, but they were 1907 antiques; and some of the evacuees weren’t Chinese, they were Burma’s Shan and Lahu tribesmen.  At the November 28  U.N. conference, Wild Bill backed Burma’s Ambassador, U Myint Thein, who charged, “Do carbines and anti-aircraft guns grow on trees?  My country is a fertile country, but even in the productive region of Mong Hsat, only rice and opium grow.”  The U.N. then asked the U.S.A. to support the removal of the remaining Chinese soldiers.

The CIA was uncomfortable with CAT’s system of granting autonomy to distant area managers, and with Chennault’s  close relationship with President Chiang Kai-shek.  Strangely, this absurd fear of a proven patriot is similar to the plans for the Dolittle Raid on Tokyo soon after Pearl Harbor.  Had Chennault been notified he could have activated navigation beacons at secret airfields in China, where the American B-25 crews could have landed instead of crashing to their deaths.

The CIA sent Clarence Schildhauer to Taipei as CAT’s general manager.  A graduate of the U.S. Naval  Academy, he enjoyed a brilliant aviation career.  He set records with the 12-engine Dornier DO-X experimental flying boat and eventually served as Pan American’s operations manager / Pacific.  Apparently his  experience taught him to cut an airline’s budget with the techniques of personnel reduction and salary cuts.

Whitey Willauer wrote, “Effective and real delegation of authority to local area managers with a minimum of top level interference in the handling of their jobs has created a spirit and an intense interest in the affairs of CAT, which is probably CAT’s greatest asset . . . If the feeling of independent initiative and the right of operational decisions on the spot is  removed by cumbersome head office controls, the Bankers (CIA) will find very shortly that their investment is reduced to the liquidating value of the tangible assets and that they have lost the major asset for which they have contracted — the ability to get things done in seemingly impossible situations which can only arise from high morale  and spirit of teamwork.”

Willauer continued, “It can hardly be  expected that the management of the Bankers’ (CIA) affairs can devote enough time, or can remain sufficiently familiar with the operations, to give the quick and business-like      action required to control the fast moving affairs of an airline 10,000 miles away.”

Whitey couldn’t fathom why the Bankers (CIA) didn’t see the value of his years in Asia
; nor could the    Agency understand why Whitey didn’t accept the fact that it had purchased CAT and he had become one of its employees with an office next to General Chennault’s in Taipei.  In February 1954, after the U.S. Senate approved his ambassadorship to Honduras, Whitey severed his ties to CAT.

Lew Burridge, like Chennault, Willauer, and Joe Rosbert, envisioned a secret operation under the cloak of a superb airline.  Lew used to say, “The world’s best”.  As a matter of fact, the feasibility was proved when the CIA closed CAT / Air America in 1975 after its becoming the largest, longest-running, and most effective proprietary company in the history of the CIA.

Its last act was the presentation to the U.S. Treasury of $23 million ($120 million in today’s dollars) — the profit from its sunshine schedules which more than paid for its secret assignments.

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http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/1818029/197017.pdf
PRIVATE WAR ENTERPRISE IN ASIA: AIR AMERICA, THE BROOK CLUB
• AND THE KUOMINTANG
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One clear recurrent pattern in Southeast Asia has been the continuous provocations by the CIA and/or CAT/Air America, from the flying  of Kubmintang guerillas into Burma in 1961 to the training of Khmer Serai guerillas and the defoliation Of Cambodian rubber plantations, two major factors in the successful overthrow    Princee Sihanouk. Roger Bileman, citing the CIA's "fiascoes" .. in Indochina, Burma, and  admitted that by 1961 there was a recurring "problem of CIA", a problem which -- from the three examples he cited --might equally well be. labeled "the problem of Air America"..

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http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=5367
http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKcorcoran.htm

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The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was also having trouble with Chiang Kai-shek. The OSS arrived in July 1942. Known as Detachment 101, members of the OSS had been instructed to train Chiang’s men in guerrilla warfare. One of those officers sent to China was Captain Walter Mansfield. He later wrote: “By ordinary standards of guerrilla warfare, these Chinese were a pretty poor lot. I could not help contrasting them with Serbian guerrillas with whom I fought… Here in China, individual bravery was the exception rather than the rule.” (42)

However, this was not a problem of race. Chinese communists were putting up a good fight against the Japanese. General Stilwell came to the conclusion that this was a problem of motivation. As one British officer argued that there was a “virtual undeclared peace” between Chiang Kai-shek and the Japanese invaders. Stilwell had particularly problems with General Tai Li, head of the Bureau of Investigation and Statistics. According to R. Harris Smith, Tai Li had “acquired great wealth through his control of the opium trade” (43). A wartime OSS report criticized Tai Li’s use of concentration camps and political executions against his opponents. It pointed out that “General Tai was not Admiral Canaris of China, but the Heinrich Himmler”.

Stilwell complained about Corcoran's ability to present Chiang in the best possible light with Roosevelt. Stilwell wrote to Marshall that the "continued publication of Chungking propaganda in the United States is an increasing handicap to my work." He added, "we can pull them out of this cesspool, but continued concessions have made the Generalissimo believe he has only to insist and we will yield." (44)

The OSS gradually took over the activities that Corcoran had helped set up in China. In 1943 OSS agents based in China included Paul Helliwell, E. Howard Hunt, Mitch Werbell, Lucien Conein, John Singlaub and Ray Cline. It is argued in the Iran-Contra Connection that these men were involved in a small OSS mission at Kumming. (45) This was later confirmed by E. Howard Hunt in his autobiography, Undercover. However, Hunt gives no details of what this mission entails other than the orders came from Colonel Paul Helliwell (46). In his book, Compulsive Spy: The Strange Career of E. Howard Hunt, Tad Szulc quotes a friend of Hunt’s as saying: “This was when Howard was bitten by the bug of intelligence and espionage and that’s when he flipped.” (47) According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, some officers of the OSS in China were paid for their work with five-pound sacks of opium. (48) It seems that some members of the OSS were aligning themselves with General Tai Li rather than General Silwell.
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 05:38:50 pm »
To paraphrase AJ you couldnt make this S**t up

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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2015, 05:42:27 am »
To paraphrase AJ you couldnt make this S**t up

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http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/White%20Materials/Security-CIA/CIA%200533.pdf
Heroin Traffic: Some Amazing Coincidences
by Peter Dale Scott - March 1972

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It seems indisputable 'hat some elements in the KMT used opium as a means to organize and finance KMT links with and control over the important Chinese communities of Southeast Asia. This is not surprising: the KMT had relied on the Triads and gangs involved in the opium traffic as early as 1927, when Chiang Kai-shek, encouraged by foreign bankers, used the "Green Gang" of Tu Yueh-sheng to break the Communist insurrection in Shanghai.42

After the remnants of the Shanghai "Green" and "Red Gangs" had relocated in Hong Kong, one finds increasing references in UN Reports to the narcotics trafficking of Triad societies in Hong Kong and indeed throughout the world. In 1963, for example, the US representative to the UN Narcotics Commission "observed that the problem of the Triad organizations (Chinese groups involved in the illicit traffic in the Far East and Europe) appeared to be significant in recent trafficking developments."

Other delegates, confirming that "many heroin traffickers . . . had Triad backgrounds," noted the activities of Hong Kong Triad representatives in Germany, Spain, and Switzerland."
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Is it too much to suggest that CAT's entry into Laos in 1959 had less to do with North Vietnam and the nonexistent "invasion" of Laos, reported by Brook Club member Joe Alsop, than with opium? The US Government itself, commenting on the nearby rebellion of the same year in the Shan states of Burma, called it "an instance of a rebellion precipitated by the opium traffic.""
The KMT-sponsored Shan rebellion followed a crackdown in the summer of 1959 by the Burmese Government, after Pai Che-jen and some 2,000 KMT troops had been driven from Sanskyin Mountain in Yunnan into Burma in 1958.5
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It is said that rich Thai and other Asian capitalists, as well as wealthy Syndicate gangsters such as "Trigger Mike" Coppola, have invested heavily in Florida's postwar land boom, through companies such as the General Development Corporation of Meyer Lansky's business associate Lou Chesler.8 Such business associations might help explain why, for example, Prince Puchartra of Thailand became the only royal representative at the 1966 opening of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, a hotel casino said to be controlled by Jimmy Hoffa.82 The same associations, if they were exposed, might cast light on the unexplained 1968 business trip to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia of Santo Trafficante, an old Lansky associate named in narcotics inviestigations.S3 Trafficante had been preceded in 1965 by John Pullman, Meyer Lansky's courier to the Miami National Bank. In April, 1965, Pullman visited "the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, where the syndicate had casinos and obtained much of its narcotics.""

The apparent involvement of CIA proprietaries with foreign narcotics operations is paralleled by their apparent interlock with the domestic institutions involved with organized crime. The need to understand such involvements more fully may well become more urgent in the future, as the Indochina war is "Vietnamized" and handed over increasingly to CIA proprietaries such as Air America. For the thrust of this admittedly sketchy inquiry has been to suggest that, with the maturation of both capitalism and third-world nationalism, and with the outlawing of private war operations like those financed by the Seligmtns in 1903, wealthy US interests (using the secret authorities delegated to the CIA) have resorted systematically to organized outlaws to pursue their operations.
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 12:15:46 pm »
http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

BY CARL BERNSTEIN

In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without‑portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring‑do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full‑time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for  the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.
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http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKalsop.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Alsop

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Military service and CIA[edit]

Alsop entered the Navy and used his political connections to be assigned as Staff Historian to Claire Chennault's American Volunteer Group, later famous as the Flying Tigers,[5] while the group was training at Toungoo, Burma. While on a supply mission for Chennault late in the fall of 1941, he found himself in Hong Kong on December 7. Unable to secure passage out of the city, Alsop was eventually taken into custody as an enemy alien and interned at Hong Kong by the Japanese. He was after six months repatriated through a prisoner exchange—as a journalist, though in truth he was a combatant, a fact he managed to conceal by changing into civilian clothes and with the help of friends. He traveled back to the states on the neutral liner Gripsholm. He returned to China as a civilian Lend-lease administrator in the fall of 1942, assigned to the war-time capital Chungking. He eventually rejoined Chennault in Kunming, China and served with him for the remaining months of the war.

In subsequent years, Alsop also helped the Central Intelligence Agency in its intelligence-gathering activities, using his status as a foreign correspondent as cover. In 1953, Alsop covered the Philippine elections at the CIA's request


see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Alsop
Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop (May 17, 1914 – May 26, 1974) was an American newspaper columnist and political analyst
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Born and raised in Avon, Connecticut from an old Yankee family,[1] Alsop attended Groton School and Yale University. After graduating from Yale in 1936, Alsop moved to New York City, where he worked as an editor for the publishing house of Doubleday, Doran.[2]

World War II

After the United States entered World War II, Alsop joined the British Army, because his high blood pressure precluded his joining the United States Army
.[3] While training in England, Alsop met Patricia Barnard "Tish" Hankey, an Englishwoman, whom he would marry on June 20, 1944.[4]

A month after the wedding, Alsop was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Army, and was immediately sent on a mission planned by the Office of Strategic Services. For the mission, Alsop was parachuted into the Périgord region of France to aid the French Resistance. Alsop was later awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm for his work on that and other wartime missions.[5] Alsop worked with and for the OSS for the rest of the war.

Journalism

From 1945 to 1958, Stewart Alsop was co-writer, with his elder brother Joseph Alsop, of the thrice-weekly "Matter of Fact" column for the New York Herald Tribune. Stewart Alsop usually stayed in Washington and covered domestic politics, while Joseph Alsop traveled the world to cover foreign affairs. In 1958, the Alsops described themselves as "Republicans by inheritance and registration, and [...] conservatives by political conviction
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He published several books, including a "sort of memoir" of his battle with an unusual form of leukemia, Stay of Execution. At the end of his battle with cancer, he requested that he be given something other than morphine to numb the pain because he was tired of morphine's sedative effect. His doctor suggested heroin.
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Alsop was a grand-nephew of Theodore Roosevelt, and the son of Joseph Wright Alsop IV (1876–1953) and his wife Corinne Douglas Robinson (1886–1971).

Stewart and Patricia "Tish" Alsop (Died November 3, 2012) had six children: Joseph Wright Alsop VI, Ian Alsop, Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop children's book author, Stewart Alsop II investor and pundit, Richard Nicholas Alsop missionary with FamilyLife, and Andrew Alsop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brook
The Brook is an exclusive private gentlemen's club located at 111 East 54th Street in Manhattan (New York City).
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In 1954 the membership was 400 men.[3] The Club's building, erected in 1925, was designed by the architecture firm of Delano & Aldrich.[4]

The Brook's clubhouse was built in 1925 by the firm of Delano & Aldrich, who also designed the houses of the Union Club, the Knickerbocker, and other exclusive clubs.

http://hdc.org/hdc-across-nyc/manhattan/proposed-east-midtown-rezoning-proposed-individual-landmarks/attachment/111-east-54th

The Brook, 111-131 East 54th Street Delano & Aldrich 1925 Built FAR:

The Brook was founded in 1903 by a group of wealthy club men who wanted a place where they could retreat after other local clubs, notably The Century,
had closed for the evening. Among the founders were Stanford White, Frederick Gebhard, Oliver Belmont, Thomas Clarke, William K. Vanderbilt, and Livingston Beekman. The name, The Brook, was chosen to symbolize the fact that members might come and go but service would flow on forever. Before moving to East 54th Street, the club had occupied homes in two former residential buildings – on East 35th and East 40th Streets. As the East 40th Street location became more commercial a decision was made to move to a new site farther uptown, purchasing 111 East 54th Street and commissioning club member William A. Delano to design the new clubhouse.

[ This is a club for Opium trader decendents ... ]

http://omeka.hrvh.org/exhibits/show/fdr-family-history/warren-delano
Warren Delano (b. 1809), grandfather to President Roosevelt, descended from a long line of seafaring Delanos. Warren inevitably followed in his ancestors' footsteps and became an apprentice at a Boston merchant bank and shipping firm. At this time he built connections with other men who would proffer opportunities to make the profitable investments that allowed Warren to count his family one among the four hundred wealthiest families.

Warren left the United States in 1833 to follow the trading routes the Delanos had already developed. Warren ventured to South America, the Pacific Islands and then on to China. In Canton he replaced Samuel H. Russell of the Boston tea company Russell and Company. Warren lived in China for nine years, earning the position of Chief of Operations for Macao, Canton, and Hong Kong. His greatest achievement was the expansion of Russell & Company’s trade in opium.

While extremely profitable for the company, the opium trade proved a complicated matter. In 1836 the trade had been declared illegal by the Chinese government. Nevertheless, the trade grew as a result of the twelve million opium users in China. Russel & Company and other foreign opium traders took full advantage despite issues of legality, leading to the opium wars of 1839-42. At the factories of Russell & Company, eight thousand Chinese men stormed the factories in protest. Only a local militia could to subdue the mob. Ultimately China lost control over the opium trade and allowed free and open trade View the 1845 Anglo-Chinese calendar.

http://www.voxfux.com/features/scull_bones_opium.html
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In 1823, Samuel Russell established Russell and Company for the purpose of acquiring opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China. Russell and Company merged with the Perkins (Boston) syndicate in 1830 and became the primary American opium smuggler. Many of the great American and European fortunes were built on the "China"(opium) trade.

 One of Russell and Company's Chief of Operations in Canton was Warren Delano, Jr., grandfather of Franklin Roosevelt. Other Russell partners included John Cleve Green (who financed Princeton), Abiel Low (who financed construction of Columbia), Joseph Coolidge and the Perkins, Sturgis and Forbes families. (Coolidge's son organized the United Fruit company, and his grandson, Archibald C. Coolidge, was a co-founder of the Council on Foreign Relations.)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmus_Beekman

Wilhelmus Beekman (April 28, 1623 – September 21, 1707), also known as William Beekman and Willem Beekman (or Beeckman), was a Dutch immigrant to America who came to New Amsterdam, now New York City, from the Netherlands in the same vessel, the ship Princess, on May 27, 1647, with Director-General, afterwards Governor Peter Stuyvesant.

Beekman soon became Treasurer of the Dutch West India Company, beginning a long life in public service that included being Mayor of New York City,[1][2][3][4] Governor of Delaware, 1653-1664 and Governor of Pennsylvania, 1658-1663

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http://modernhistoryproject.org/mhp?Article=WorldOrder&C=5.0

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International intelligence, or, as it was formerly known, espionage, was not founded by either Donovan or Dulles, who were merely employees of the World Order. The Order founded international espionage to protect their far reaching investments and dealings in slaves, drugs and gold, the commodities on which their wealth was built.

On Nov. 17, 1843, the Port of Shanghai (China) was opened to foreign traders. Lot No. 1 was rented by Jardine Mathieson & Co. Other entrepreneurs were Dent & Co., and Samuel Russell, an American who represented Baring Brothers. Captain Warren Delano, Franklin D. Roosevelt's grandfather, became a charter member of the Canton Regatta Club, and entered into dealings with the Hong Society. Dr. Emmanuel Josephson states: "Warren Delano, Frederic A. Delano's father, founded his fortune on smuggling opium into China." His son, Frederic A. Delano, was born in Hong Kong, and later became the first vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in 1914.

Although he was the son of an Irish wardheeler, William J. Donovan studied law at Columbia from 1903 to 1908. His grades were said to be "atrocious", but one of his professors, Harlan F. Stone, took a liking to him. Another protege of Stone was J. Edgar Hoover. As Attorney General, Stone shocked Washington by naming Hoover director of the Bureau of Investigation. Another Columbia professor who liked Donovan was Jackson E. Reynolds, later president of the First National Bank of N.Y. who backed Donovan's selection as head of OSS. One of Donovan's Columbia classmates was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2015, 01:34:44 pm »
How many people know the name of the FIRST director of the CIA ????

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SomeUnknownUSHistory/conversations/topics/862
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   The OSS had been disbanded in October 1945 and was replaced by the War Department's Strategic Service Unit (SSU). OSS officer Paul Helliwell became chief of the Far East Division of the SSU. Helliwell worked closely with Tommy Corcoran and BG Claire Chennault in China. 

In 1947 the OSS was replaced by the CIA. Civil Air Transport (CAT) needed another major customer and on July, 6 1947, Corcoran and BG Chennault had a meeting with Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, the new director of the CIA. Hillenkoetter arranged for Corcoran to meet Frank Wisner, the CIA's Deputy Director of covert operations.

On November 1, 1948, Corcoran signed a formal agreement with the CIA. The agreement committed the agency to provide up to $500,000 to finance an CAT airbase, and $200,000 to fly agency personnel and equipment in and out of the mainland, and to underwrite any shortfall that might result from any hazardous mission.
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     In 1950, (around the time of outbreak of the Korean War) the former OSS, now CIA, created a pair of front companies to supply and finance the KMT soldiers.  One of these, based in Taiwan, was Civil Air Transport (CAT). Lt. General Claire Chennault was put in charge of CAT. 

     Chiang Kai-Shek’s men, funded by the CIA in a hopeless notion they could retake mainland China, became the foot soldiers of the Asian drug armies.   They persuaded Burmese farmers to switch from growing food to opium.   The CIA put Paul Helliwell in charge of Sea Supply Corporation in Bangkok. The company was a CIA front shipping firm, which used CAT planes to deliver weapons and food to Burma and fly out drugs.   

     It is important to note that Helliwell would later become Ted Shackley‘s paymaster to anti-Castro Cubans. Shackley was then the Chief of Station of the CIA’s covert Miami station that planned the Bay of Pigs operation and other anti-Castro operations.  Shackley would later become a leading CIA, special-mission operations officer in Southeast Asia.


       When Mao Tse-tung's peasant armies captured Shanghai after World War II, they drove China's heroin traffickers out of the country. The new Communist regime then began a massive detoxification program to combat its addict population, estimated at 40 million, the largest in the world. Communist cadres identified addicts and sent them to local drug clinics; persistent addicts were dispatched to labor camps. Through the process of land reform, extensive poppy fields were reclaimed for food production and further opium cultivation was banned. The People's Liberation Army began patrolling the Chinese border to prevent an expected counter-attack by CIA-supported Nationalist Chinese troops and China's drug trade virtually ceased.

      The CIA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supplied the region's opium and heroin dealers with arms, ammunition, transportation of food supplies, buildings and "humanitarian aid", in exchange for mercenary forces or political leverage. These dealers included the Kuomintang (KMT or Nationalist Chinese) on the Chinese border, Hmong tribesmen in Laos led by narcotics trafficker Vang Pao, and various political factions in South Vietnam and Burma.

     The OSS and Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) also work closely with Chinese gangsters who control vast supplies of opium, morphine and heroin, helping to establish the third pillar of the post-world War II heroin trade in the Golden Triangle, the border region of Thailand, Burma, Laos and China's Yunnan Province.

      Throughout the Cold War, the CIA used gangsters and war lords, many of them drug dealers, to fight communism.  It includes Marseilles Corsicans, Lao generals, Thai police, Nationalist Chinese irregulars, Afghan rebels, Pakistani intelligence, Haitian colonels, Mexican police units, Guatemalan military and more.   During the forty years of the Cold War, government intelligence services-our own CIA included--forged covert action alliances with some of Asia's key opium traffickers.  The Agency tolerated such trafficking and when necessary blocked investigations. Since ruthless drug lords made effective anti-Communists, and heroin profits amplified their power.

     Since British colonial India supplied these colonial governments in Southeast Asia with limitless, low cost opium, Southeast Asian colonial governments had no reason to encourage local opium production. The sudden growth of the Golden Triangle opium production in the 1950s appears in retrospect a response to two stimuli: prohibition and protection.

     Responding to pressures from the UN, Southeast Asia's governments abolished legal opium sales. They closed the legal opium-smoking dens between 1950 and 1961, thereby creating a sudden demand for illicit opium in the cities of Southeast Asia.

     The second factor: protection. An alliance of three intelligence agencies, Thai, American and Nationalist Chinese, played a catalytic role in promoting the production of raw opium on the Shan Plateau of northern Burma. During the early 1950s, the CIA covert operations in northern Burma fostered political alliances that inadvertently linked the poppy fields of northern Burma with the region's urban drug markets. After the collapse of the Nationalist Chinese government in 1949, some of its forces fled across the border into Burma, where the CIA equipped them for several aborted invasions of China in 1950.

     To retaliate against Communist China for its intervention into the Korean War, President Truman ordered the CIA to organize these Nationalist elements inside Burma for an invasion of China. The idea was that the masses of southwestern China would rise up in revolt against communism and China would eventually pull its troops out of Korea, and our troops in Korea would be saved.

     After their invasions of 1950 were repulsed with heavy casualties, these Nationalist troops camped along the border for another decade and turned to opium trading to finance their operations. Forcing local hill tribes to produce opium, the Nationalist troops supervised a massive increase of opium production on the Shan Plateau of Burma. After the Burmese army evicted them in 1961, the Nationalist forces established a new base camp just across the Burma border in Thailand and from there dominated the Burma opium trade until the mid-1980s. By the early 1960s, when this CIA operation finally ended, Burma's opium production rose from fifteen to three hundred tons, creating the opium zone that we now call the Golden Triangle.

      As in Burma, so in Laos, distance would insulate the Agency from the consequences of its complicity in the drug trade.

     During their own Vietnam War, French military integrated opium trafficking with covert operations in a complex of alliances that the CIA would later inherit. After abolition of the opium monopoly in 1950, French military imposed centralized covert controls over an illicit drug traffic that linked the Hmong tribal poppy fields of Laos with the opium dens then operating in Saigon, generating profits that funded French [covert] operations during their Vietnam War from 1950-1954. When America replaced the French in Vietnam after 1954, the CIA fell heir to these covert alliances and their involvement in opium trading. In Laos during the 1960s the CIA battled communists with a secret army of 30,000 Hmong highlanders, a secret war that implicated the CIA in that country's opium traffic. Although the Agency did not profit directly from the drug trade, the combat strength and covert action effectiveness of its secret army was nonetheless integrated with the Laotian opium trade.

http://sonic.net/~doretk/Issues/97-06%20JUN/ciacovert.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe_H._Hillenkoetter
Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter (May 8, 1897 – June 18, 1982) was the third director of the post-World War II United States Central Intelligence Group (CIG), the third Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and the first director of the Central Intelligence Agency created by the National Security Act of 1947. He served as DCI and director of the CIG and the CIA from May 1, 1947 to October 7, 1950 and after his retirement from the United States Navy was a member of the board of governors of National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) from 1957 to 1962.

First Director of the CIA

President Truman persuaded a reluctant Hillenkoetter, then a rear admiral, to become Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and run the Central Intelligence Group (September 1947). Under the National Security Act of 1947 he was nominated and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as DCI, now in charge of the newly established Central Intelligence Agency (December 1947). At first, the U.S. State Department directed the new CIA's covert operations component, and George F. Kennan chose Frank Wisner to be its director. Hillenkoetter expressed doubt that the same agency could be effective at both covert action and intelligence analysis.[4]

Perilous Missions: Civil Air Transport and CIA Covert Operations in Asia - By William M. Leary

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2015, 03:55:43 pm »
How many people know the name of the FIRST director of the CIA ????



Catherine Austin Fitts makes the case at this conference makes her case at this conference that

25% of US/IMF/World Bank GDP goes to fund a Break Away Civilization and Secret Space Program 

using Nazi "Foo Fighter" type technology. 



http://www.shakingreality.com/2014/05/27/secret-space-program-and-breakaway-civilization-conference/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA9iiA4pxNRYxZDW_6oWbKw

Catherine Austin Fitts at the Secret Space Program Conference, 2014 San Mateo
by SECRETSPACEPROGRAM BREAKAWAYCIVILIZATION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mimIp8mr8


It is my belief that is why the "Elites" do not care what happens on planet Earth with the exception of massive unified revolt.

The opium/ alcohol / porn / marijuana / hypnomedia / fiat fookery keeps us drooling over our own stool sample and unable to co-operate
and save ourselves.

I saw a TR3B  years ago in the AZ desert. I assure you they exist and it has technologically capable beyond any official craft.

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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2015, 04:38:37 pm »
Hillenkoetter remains a ghost  biography .......

http://www.nytimes.com/1982/06/21/obituaries/adm-roscoe-h-hillenkoetter-85-first-director-of-the-cia-dies.html
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Admiral Hillenkoetter was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 8, 1897. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1919 after having served with the Atlantic fleet in World War I. He later carried out intelligence assignments in France, Spain and Portugal before World War II.
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Admiral Hillenkoetter was wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the battleship West Virginia, of which he was executive officer, was sunk. He organized an intelligence network for Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and commanded a destroyer in Pacific combat during the war.
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After the C.I.A. was established, Admiral Hillenkoetter served as the director until he was succeeded by Gen. Walter Bedell Smith of the Army in October 1950.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bedell_Smith
Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (5 October 1895 – 9 August 1961) was a senior U.S. Army general who served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief-of-staff at Allied Forces Headquarters during the Tunisia Campaign and the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943. Beginning in the next year, he was General Eisenhower's chief-of-staff at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) in Western Europe from 1944 through 1945.
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Smith was promoted to lieutenant general and also made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in January 1944
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Smith is remembered in the CIA as its first successful Director of Central Intelligence, and one of its most effective, who redefined its structure and mission. The CIA's expansive covert action program remained the responsibility of Frank Wisner's quasi-independent Office of Policy Coordination (OPC), but Smith began to bring OPC under the DCI's control. In early January 1951 he made Allen Dulles the first Deputy Director for Plans (DDP), to supervise both OPC and the CIA's separate espionage organization, the Office of Special Operations (OSO). Not until January 1952 were all intelligence functions consolidated under a Deputy Director for Intelligence (DDI). Wisner succeeded Dulles as DDP in August 1951, and it took until August 1952 to merge the OSO and the OPC, each of which had its own culture, methods, and pay scales, into an effective, single directorate.[75]

By consolidating responsibility for covert operations, Smith made the CIA the arm of government primarily responsible for them.[79] Smith wanted the CIA to become a career service.[
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2015, 10:05:06 pm »
American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan ...
 By Peter Dale Scott 



http://japanfocus.org/site/make_pdf/3436
Operation Paper: The United States and Drugs in Thailand and Burma
Peter Dale Scott

This Chapter 3 from my newly published American War Machine describes America’s Operation Paper, a November 1950 program to arm and supply the Kuomintang remnant troops of General Li Mi in Burma. Operation Paper itself was relatively short-lived, but it had two long-term consequences that have not been adequately discussed.

The first is that the CIA was launched into its fifty-year history of indirectly facilitating and overseeing forces engaged in vastly expanding the production of opiates, in successive areas not previously major in the international traffic. This is a history that stretches, almost continuously, from Thailand and Burma through Laos until the 1970s, and then to present-day Afghanistan.

The second is that the resulting drug proceeds helped supplement the CIA’s efforts to develop its own Asian proxy armies, initially defensive but increasingly offensive. This led in 1959 to the initiation of armed conflict in the previously neutral and Buddhist nation of Laos, an unwinnable hot war that soon spread to Vietnam.

The decision to launch Operation Paper was made by a small cabal inside the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC), notably Desmond Fitzgerald and Richard Stilwell in conjunction with former OSS Chief William Donovan, who favored the rollback of communism over the official State Department policy of containment. My book sees the expanding offensive efforts in Southeast Asia, after switching from Li Mi’s forces to the CIA’s Thai proxy army PARU, as a watershed in the conversion of America’s post-war defense establishment, which was concerned above all with preserving the status quo in western Europe, into today’s offensive American War Machine, with actions centered on Southeast and Central Asia.

The writing of American War Machine has given me a clearer picture of America’s overall responsibility for the huge increases in global drug trafficking since World War II. This is exemplified by the more than doubling of Afghan opium drug production since the U.S. invaded that country in 2001. But the U.S. responsibility for the present dominant role of Afghanistan in the global heroin traffic has merely replicated what had happened earlier in Burma, Thailand, and Laos between the late 1940s and the 1970s. These countries also only became factors in the international drug traffic as a result of CIA assistance (after the French, in the case of Laos) to what would otherwise have been only local traffickers.
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The Flying Tiger: The True Story of General Claire Chennault and the U.S. 14th Air Force in China ...
 By Jack Samson

The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth will be the subject of a huge upcoming film from IMAX and director John Woo.The film is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2011 with no firm release date stated yet. The role of Chenault in the film is likely to be the role of a lifetime for a huge star.   When a sickly, half-deaf, forty-seven-year-old retired U.S. Army Air Corps Captain went to China in 1937 to survey Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese Air Force, little did the world know this would be the man to stem the Japanese tide in the Far East. Almost every military expert predicted his handful of pilots of the American Volunteer Group would not last three weeks. Yet in seven months in 1942, the AVG, fighting a rear-guard action over Burma, China, Thailand, and French Indonesia, destroyed a confirmed 199 planes, with another 153 “probables” as well. They did this losing only four pilots and twelve P-40s in air combat and sixty-one on the ground.
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Following Chennault from this command of the Fourteenth U.S. Army Air Force during World War II to the part of his life that is not well known--the intriguing postwar years in China and Formosa, where his Civilian Air Transport (CAT) became the scourge of the Red Chinese--The Flying Tigers an extraordinary portrait of one of America’s great military commanders.
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Re: Jason Chaffetz Roasts DEA for Holding 'Sex Parties'
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2015, 09:34:30 am »
The Goobermints and Drug Producers are literally in bed together. TY for the research Tahoe Blue.
The money made from selective enforcement of various laws makes a lot of messed up lives.
Jason Chaffetz Roasts DEA for Holding 'Sex Parties'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVq-72KReco

Published on Apr 14, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Agency is under heavy fire after it was revealed in a Department of Justice Inspector General report that DEA agents held numerous “sex parties” with Colombian prostitutes who were apparently hired by drug cartels.

Committee chairman, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), grilled DEA administrator Michele Leonhart about her claims that she was unable to fire any of the agents involved in the misconduct due to the bureaucracy of the agency.

“It’s embarrassing that we have to talk about this,” Chaffetz said. “It’s an embarrassment that you don’t fire that person. It’s an embarrassment that you don’t revoke his security clearance.”

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Re: Jason Chaffetz Roasts DEA for Holding 'Sex Parties'
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2015, 11:01:47 am »
Yes DEA - they "en" force drugs on America or where ever!!!! 
What we can see that this an extension of the original Opium Traders of America ... Russell Delano Vanderbilt etc ... that made so much money and shady transactions they needed their own banks and their own armies ,,,, which later became institutionalized "corrupt rogue portions"  our own army/navy/air force/marine/oss/cia/dea etc etc etc ...

TONS of drugs continue to be smuggled into the USA year after year under the careful protection inside a network of various agencies ...


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dea-agents-also-arranged-hookers-for-secret-service/article/2562119
DEA agents also arranged hookers for Secret Service
 By Susan Crabtree  | March 27, 2015 | 5:00 am

Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Colombia who allegedly engaged in "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels also arranged for paid sex for at least two Secret Service agents traveling to the country to protect President Obama in 2012....


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/secret-service-prostitution-scandal_n_6065082.html
Secret Service Investigator Quits Over Prostitution Incident: Report
Posted:  10/28/2014 9:02 pm EDT
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Thirteen Secret Service agents and officers were implicated in a prostitution scandal that arose from preparations for President Barack Obama's trip in April 2012 to the seaside resort of Cartagena, Colombia. They were accused of carousing with female foreign nationals at a hotel where they were staying before Obama's arrival. Nine of the officers and agents eventually left the agency — resigned, forced out or retired.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdBoXsELbk
Trey Gowdy Destroys DEA: 'What the Hell Do You Get to Do'

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/03/27/dea-agents-admit-to-sex-parties-and-prostitutes-hired-by-drug-cartels/
DEA Agents Admit to Sex Parties and Prostitutes Hired by Drug Cartels
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Politico Reports  [ http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/dea-sex-parties-colombia-report-116413.html  ], that “The foreign officer allegedly arranged ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years,” the IG report says. The parties reportedly took place from 2005 to 2008, but the DEA’s Office of Professional Responsibility became aware of them only in 2010 after it received an anonymous complaint. DEA supervisors, however, had been aware of the allegations for several years because of complaints from building management where the DEA office in Bogotá was located.

Three DEA agents in particular were said to have received money, expensive gifts, and weapons, from drug cartel members. The IG report claims that DEA officials did not fully comply with the investigators’ requests for information.




The Goobermints and Drug Producers are literally in bed together. TY for the research Tahoe Blue.
The money made from selective enforcement of various laws makes a lot of messed up lives.
Jason Chaffetz Roasts DEA for Holding 'Sex Parties'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVq-72KReco
Published on Apr 14, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Agency is under heavy fire after it was revealed in a Department of Justice Inspector General report that DEA agents held numerous “sex parties” with Colombian prostitutes who were apparently hired by drug cartels.

Committee chairman, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), grilled DEA administrator Michele Leonhart about her claims that she was unable to fire any of the agents involved in the misconduct due to the bureaucracy of the agency.

“It’s embarrassing that we have to talk about this,” Chaffetz said. “It’s an embarrassment that you don’t fire that person. It’s an embarrassment that you don’t revoke his security clearance.”
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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DEA Head's Absurd Marijuana Testimony - Expected to Resign
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2015, 11:10:07 am »
Exceptional and Indispensable Sheeple. 

DEA Administrator Chief Michele Leonhart Expected to Resign

http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/04/dea-administrator-chief-michele-leonhart-expected-resign

A senior White House official has said that the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Michele Leonhart, is expected to resign soon. The news comes as no surprise to drug policy reformers who say her opposition to reform made her out of step with the Obama Administration.

“Leonhart’s DEA reflects an outdated, disastrous approach that President Obama claims he wants to leave behind,” said Bill Piper, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “If she leaves he has an opportunity to appoint someone who will overhaul the DEA and support drug policy reform.”

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has existed for more than 40 years, but little attention has been given to the role the agency has played in fueling mass incarceration, racial disparities and other drug war problems. Congress has rarely scrutinized the agency, its actions or its budget, instead deferring to DEA Administrators on how best to deal with drug-related issues. That changed, however, in part because of all the scandals and corruption that have occurred under DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart.

To provide context for Leonhart’s resignation, DPA is releasing a new issue brief today, The Scandal-Ridden DEA: Everything You Need to Know, which includes recommendations for fundamental reforms of the DEA.

According to a recently released Justice Department report, several DEA agents (some with top secret clearances) allegedly participated in multiple orgies with hired sex workers "funded by the local drug cartels" in Colombia. Some also received money, gifts and weapons from these traffickers. The parties occurred at the agents' "government-leased quarters", where laptops and other equipment were accessible – raising "the possibility that DEA equipment and information also may have been compromised as a result of the agents' conduct." The report also found that the DEA obstructed the investigations into this and other scandals.

After Leonhart’s horrible performance in Congress during a hearing focused on the sex scandal the House Oversight Committee issued a bipartisan statement of “no confidence” in her leadership. Leonhart was widely panned and her answers deemed inadequate during testimony on her agency’s handling of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. When asked by reporters the White House declined to offer a vote of confidence in Leonhart. In fact, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that President Obama is concerned by "troubling details" about the Colombia scandal and the DEA's response to it.

More:
http://www.drugpolicy.org/resource/scandal-ridden-dea-everything-you-need-know
http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/04/dea-administrator-chief-michele-leonhart-expected-resign



DEA Head's Absurd Marijuana Testimony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrHecD8JhfY

"Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, ducked a tough line of questioning from Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on Wednesday, refusing to answer a number of questions about the comparative health impacts of marijuana and other, harder drugs.


Marijuana vs Heroin DEA Chief Clueless

The Alex Jones Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw2wjrsdZSM

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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2015, 11:36:25 am »
^^^^^^^
  Thanks for the article Jerry.  She has to go but the replacement will be no better.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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Attorney General Statement on Retirement of Michele Leonhart
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2015, 12:01:55 pm »
Simply Amazing!

DEA Chief Explains Why She Can't Fire Agents Involved in Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/dea-chief-explains-why-she-cant-fire-agents-involved-sex-parties-paid-drug

Department of Justice
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Attorney General Statement on Retirement of Michele Leonhart

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-statement-retirement-michele-leonhart

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement on the retirement of Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Michele Leonhart:

“Michele Leonhart, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, informed me today of her decision to retire.  She will depart the agency in mid-May.

“I want to express my appreciation to Michele, not only for her leadership of the DEA since 2007, but also for her 35 years of extraordinary service to the DEA, to the Department of Justice and to the American people. As a Baltimore City Police Officer shortly after her college graduation, she stood on the front lines of our nation’s fight against crime.  As a career DEA Special Agent, she initiated and contributed to law enforcement actions from major drug investigations to international conspiracy cases.  And as the first woman ever to reach the rank of Special Agent in Charge, she was a trailblazer for equality and an inspiration to countless others.  She has devoted her life and her professional career to the defense of our nation and the protection of our citizens, and for that, I am deeply grateful. 



MICHELE M. LEONHART
DEA Administrator

http://www.dea.gov/about/leadership.shtml

Michele LeonhartMichele M. Leonhart was unanimously confirmed as the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 2010, following her nomination by President Obama in February 2010. In that capacity, Ms. Leonhart, a career DEA Special Agent, directs the $2.02 billion agency and is responsible for over 10,000 employees in domestic offices throughout the U.S. and in 83 foreign offices in 63 countries. Ms. Leonhart had been the Acting Administrator since November 2007, and served as DEA’s Deputy Administrator since 2004. ...Read More

Prior to becoming Administrator and Deputy Administrator, Ms. Leonhart held several positions within DEA’s Senior Executive Service (SES). She was the Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Los Angeles Field Division from 1998-2003. In that capacity, she commanded one of DEA’s largest Field Divisions and was responsible for all enforcement and administrative operations in the Los Angeles area, as well as Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. She previously held the position of Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s San Francisco Field Division from 1997-1998, becoming DEA’s first female ever to be promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge. Ms. Leonhart’s first appointment within the SES was in 1996 when she spearheaded DEA’s Special Agent Recruitment efforts at DEA Headquarters.

As a career DEA Special Agent, Ms. Leonhart held several key positions as she moved through the ranks of DEA. In 1995 she was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division, responsible for Southwest Border enforcement operations and division administrative functions. Between 1993 and 1995, Ms. Leonhart held management positions within DEA Headquarters to include Career Board Executive Secretary, Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Inspector, and Staff Coordinator in the Operations Division. Ms. Leonhart’s first supervisory position was in DEA’s San Diego Field Division. Prior to that, Ms. Leonhart initiated major drug investigations and conspiracy cases in Minneapolis and St. Louis, and served as a DEA Special Agent recruiter.

While at DEA, she attended Boston University’s Leadership Institute, and is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations in recognition of her leadership, performance and commitment to public service. She was awarded the rank of Distinguished Executive by President Bush in 2004, the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service from President Bush in 2005, and the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service from President Clinton in 2000. Additionally, Administrator Leonhart received the Law Enforcement Exploring William H. Spurgeon Award in 2006, the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee Award in 2005, and the Administrator’s Award in 1993.

Ms. Leonhart has more than 30 years in law enforcement, beginning her law enforcement career as a Baltimore City Police Officer after graduating from college in Minnesota with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. She joined the ranks of DEA as a Special Agent in 1980. A native of Minnesota, Ms. Leonhart is married and has two sons.

       

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Chuck Rosenberg involved in Fast and Furious Cover Up to take over DEA
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2015, 01:38:38 pm »
^^^^^^^
  Thanks for the article Jerry.  She has to go but the replacement will be no better.

The replacement is Chuck Rosenburg. Another Globalist Yes Man. He worked directly under Robert Mueller in the FBI during 9/11/2001.

He defended Dennis Burke in the Fast and Furious gun running scandal.

Attorneys Lee Stein and Chuck Rosenberg, who represent Dennis  Burke, said their client did not intentionally provide false information to colleagues and superiors in the Justice Department.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2012/01/27/20120127dennis-burke-fast-furious-scandal-career.html#ixzz3aQIZOWLe


Chuck Rosenberg – Chief of Staff/Senior Counselor   http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/executives/rosenberg

Chuck Rosenberg serves as the chief of staff and senior counselor to Director Comey. Before rejoining the FBI, Chuck was a partner at a Washington, D.C. law firm. Prior to that, Chuck served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is routinely entrusted with many of the nation’s most sensitive terrorism and national security prosecutions. As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the district, Chuck supervised the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters involving the federal government. From June 2005 until March 2006, Chuck served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas—one of the largest districts in the nation with six offices, including one in Houston and three on the border of the United States and Mexico.

Chuck also served in several senior posts at the Department of Justice, where his work focused on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, national security, and criminal matters, including service as chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey (2004-2005), counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft (2003-2004), and counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller (2002-2003). From 1994 to 2000, Chuck was an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. There, Chuck tried dozens of cases before juries and briefed and argued many of those cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Chuck prosecuted cases that ranged from complex financial fraud crimes to violent crimes and espionage.

Chuck is a graduate of Tufts University (BA), Harvard University (MPP), and the University of Virginia (JD).

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NY Mafia lobbying to keep the War on Pot going
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2015, 09:02:59 am »
Toby Rogers Author of Ganja Godfather says in an interview with Sean Stone on RT "The NY Mafia is lobbying to keep the War on Pot going as well as donating to candidates who have a "Tough on Drugs" platform.

http://ganjagodfather.page.tl/Ganja-Godfather.htm

Why New York’s Marijuana Kingpin Will Never Go to Jail | Interview with Toby Rogers

https://youtu.be/d15IX5oB4sI?t=6m1s

The other gangsters that don't want decriminalization of Pot.

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal are (1) Police Unions, (2) Private Prisons, (3) Alcohol and Beer Companies, (4) Pharmaceutical Corporations, and (5) Prison Guard Unions.

http://truth11.com/2014/11/09/the-top-five-special-interest-groups-lobbying-to-keep-marijuana-illegal-are-1-police-unions-2-private-prisons-3-alcohol-and-beer-com

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The gangsters don't want decriminalization of Pot.
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2015, 11:08:50 am »
My Brother had epilepsy and Grand Mal Seizures. He smoked Pot all the time. The prescription  pills are what killed him.


Charlotte's Web (cannabis)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web_(cannabis)
Frequently asked questions about cannabidiol (CBD) and children with epilepsy
http://www.epilepsycolorado.org/index.php?s=10907
Charlotte’s Web is a medication made from cannabis plants and administered in liquid form. Its popular name refers to Charlotte Figi, the child with Dravet syndrome whose seizures stopped after she began taking this medication. It is grown in Colorado by the Stanley brothers and sold at their Colorado Springs dispensary.

The number of minor children registered to use medical marijuana in Colorado has almost tripled in the past six months, thanks to an influx of parents seeking relief for their children’s incurable epileptic seizures.
Charlotte FigiIn April 2013, Colorado had 35 minors, and only 5 under ten-years-old, enrolled in the medical marijuana program.  In June 2013, the Colorado Springs Gazette ran a story on Charlotte Figi, a six-year-old girl who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that wracked her brain with hundreds of seizures a week.  The story explained how Charlotte was given a cannabis oil extract high in CBD and since then, her seizures have been reduced to just one or two a week.
  As that news spread through Colorado, by August 2013 there were 60 minors registered.

Then on August 11, 2013, Dr. Sanjay Gupta premiered his “Weed” documentary that took the story of Charlotte Figi national. 
One month later, the most recent data available for September 2013 shows 90 minors registered for medical marijuana in Colorado, and as subsequent months of data are released, we are bound to see that number continue to rise.
In October, the Gazette ran a story about the phenomenon of “marijuana refugees”, parents of epileptic children who saw the Charlotte Figi story and dropped everything to move to Colorado for a chance at this miracle treatment. 

This week, The New York Times picked up on the story, dubbing Colorado the “New Frontier on Medical Marijuana”. 
Families from Utah, Ohio, and New York, conservative Christians, liberal Democrats, and moderate Muslims, all are profiled on their emigration from their home state to Colorado. 
According to Paige Figi, Charlotte’s mother, “There are a lot more coming – a lot more,” noting that over a thousand families have contacted her since the Dr. Gupta special.
And why wouldn’t they?  Dr. Margaret Gedde, who has been one of the physicians recommending medical marijuana for these children, surveyed eleven of her “marijuana refugee” families and found eight of them reporting 98%-100% reduction in their child’s seizures from various forms of epilepsy. 
The other three families reported noticeable declines in seizure activity.  Nobody reported that the CBD oil doesn’t work at all and everybody reported far better results than with conventional anti-seizure pharmaceuticals.


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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2015, 03:25:56 pm »
Oh State Dept funding of Mexican paramilitary drug cartels ? really  ? no , that cannot be ...

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB515/
US: Mexico Mass Graves Raise "Alarming Questions" about Government "Complicity" in September 2014 Cartel Killings

State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 515
Posted May 12, 2015
Edited by Michael Evans
For more information contact:
 Michael Evans 202/994-7029, [email protected]

Washington, DC, May 12, 2015 – A U.S. military “Human Rights Working Group” said that mass graves not related to the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico—but nevertheless found during the investigation of that case—raised “alarming questions” about the “level of government complicity” in Mexican cartel killings. The student victims from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa were allegedly abducted by local police forces and turned over to members of a local drug gang to be executed. All but one of the students—whose remains were reportedly identified by an Austrian forensic group—are still missing seven months later

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“None of the 28 bodies identified thus far are the remains of the students,” reads a summary of the Working Group meeting circulated to senior officers at NORTHCOM on October 14, 2014, “raising alarming questions about the widespread nature of cartel violence in the region and the level of government complicity.” NORTHCOM, based in Colorado, is the regional military command in charge of Defense Department programs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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“If [the military zone commander is] implicated in a gross human rights violation,” the Working Group reported, “the entire military zone and 10,000 personnel will be ineligible for U.S. security cooperation assistance.”

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But the unprecedented level of U.S. influence on Mexico’s armed forces came alongside an extraordinary increase in drug war abuses and in human rights violations connected to state and local security forces. The violence that has engulfed Mexico since then has produced a flurry of reports from U.S. diplomatic and intelligence officers expressing concern that America's drug war partners in the Mexican security forces were working hand-in-glove with cartel terrorists .

•In April 2010, the U.S. Embassy’s Narcotics Affairs Section said that criminal groups operated with “near total impunity in the face of compromised local security forces.”

•An FBI report from later that year included a list of police officers in Saltillo, Coahuila, who had “provided support and information” to the notorious Los Zetas drug gang.

•In another case previously reported by the Archive, the U.S. had knowledge of Mexican government efforts to downplay the magnitude of the infamous 2011 San Fernando massacre, in which cartel thugs allied with local police forces kidnapped and murdered hundreds of migrants from intercity buses headed north toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexican officials, “speaking off the record,” also told the U.S. that the bodies of the massacre victims were “being split up to make the total number less obvious and thus less alarming.”

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http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB445/
Mexico's San Fernando Massacres: A Declassified History

"Near total impunity" for Mexican Cartels "in the face of compromised local security forces," according to U.S. DEA Linked Zetas to Guatemalan Special Forces in Weeks Prior to San Fernando Migrant Massacre

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 445
Posted – November 6, 2013
Edited by Michael Evans and Jesse Franzblau

For more information contact:
 Michael Evans 202/994 7029 or [email protected]
 Jesse Franzblau 202/994 7000

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Document 18
February 5, 2011
 Secretary Clinton's January 24, 2011 Conversation with Mexican Foreign Secretary Espinosa
 U.S. State Department, cable, confidential, 11 pp.
 

The U.S. State Department reports on the January 24, 2011 meeting between Hillary Clinton and Mexico's Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, in which they discuss President Calderón's upcoming visit to Washington and ways to develop a "narrative about the depth and breadth of the relationship that goes beyond security matters." During the meeting, Secretary Clinton apologizes for any embarrassment caused by the WikiLeaks documents, and emphasizes the need to form a unified narrative so both countries can portray the bilateral relationship as reaching "beyond Merida" and involving more than just security assistance.

Clinton said the narrative should express the full story of the relationship, and notes that on the U.S. side there has been a need to "explain to Congress why foreign assistance money under 'Beyond Merida' should continue."

With respect to immigration, Secretary Espinosa brings up the San Fernando massacre, and emphasizes the need to address the violence against Central American migrants through bilateral cooperation. Espinosa notes that the recent violence brought a new angle to immigration, which needs to be addressed through cooperation, and that the immigration bill before the Mexican Congress is designed to deal with some of the issues relating to transmigration.

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https://decryptedmatrix.com/reports-cia-dea-training-zetas-and-fueling-cartel-war/
REPORTS: CIA & DEA Training ZETAs and Fueling Cartel War
March 1, 2012

The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports.

Citing an unnamed CIA source, a Washington Times article theorizes that U.S. officials were actively aiding organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel with guns and immunity in an effort to stymie Los Zetas. That’s because, according to the piece, the powerful and brutal criminal Zetas syndicate has the potential to overthrow the government of Mexico — and might be planning to do so.

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But there might be even more to the story than this. Other former U.S. agents have claimed that Los Zetas is controlled and abetted by the American government, too. “There’s warehouses down here [in Texas] where they’re training more Zetas individuals that work for the cartels,” former DEA operative and whistleblower Celerino Castillo said during a radio interview with Alex Jones.

And a separate report late last month based on allegations by CIA and DEA insider Phil Jordan is even more explosive. He is claiming that the Obama administration was selling Los Zetas military-grade weaponry through a front company set up in Mexico.

“They’ve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era,” former CIA pilot Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, who supported Jordan’s claims, told the El Paso Times.

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For now, the New York Times reported on August 6 that the Obama administration was sending more CIA operatives to the troubled nation of Mexico. Congress is also currently investigating some elements of the administration’s ever-expanding gun-running scandal.

But as the Washington Times’ piece and various analysts have suggested, it might be time to appoint a special prosecutor and hold officials linked to the chaos and criminality responsible in a court of law. Otherwise, the whole truth may never be known.


SOURCE: http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/north-america-mainmenu-36/8599-reports-cia-working-with-mexican-drug-cartels

see also:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2003743/Mexican-drug-cartels-force-kidnap-victims-fight-death-gladiator-style-contests.html

and:

http://www.thenation.com/article/199569/us-connection-mexicos-drug-war-corruption#
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2015, 11:01:31 am »
http://brassbound.blogspot.com/2011/11/american-comandos-in-latin-america.html



Since 2009, the Obama administration authorized the American Drug Enforcement Administration agency known as D.E.A., to start secret operations with elite comandos throughout Latin America, under the pretences of fighting drug smuggling. F.A.S.T. (Foreign Advisory Support Team) originally was created to solely conduct missions in Afghanistan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJkFZ4W4bjg
The Phony Drug War: How the US Government Deals Drugs (Documentary)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/
Kill the Messenger (2014)

Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series "Dark Alliance". As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.
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Re: Afghanistan (CIA) is Housing 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2015, 01:05:51 pm »
reference:

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=34070.0
Gary Webb - Kill the Messenger 
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5