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Reagan’s Real Drug War

Writes David Hathaway:

Lew, this article is long and boring, but the thesis is true.  I worked on the same investigation.

The gist of the article:

CIA paid Rafael Caro-Quintero to use his ranch in Mexico as a refueling layover for Contra-funding drug flights to U.S. and Contra-supporting gun runs to Honduras / Nicaragua on the return flights.  As you know, they had to fund the Contras on the sly outside of official channels because the Boland Amendment prevented more U.S. military aid to the Contras.  Murdered DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena had been investigating the drug flights stopping over at Caro-Quintero’s ranch.  CIA operatives implemented a session with Camarena to dissuade him from probing further.  Camarena was killed during the session.  DEA obtained recordings of the torture session made by one of the two CIA operatives at the session who recorded it as they supervised the questioning and torture.

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2:02 pm on July 10, 2015