Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno has been using a wheelchair since being shot in a 1998 robbery attempt). The concealed, actual purpose of the president’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange, in place since 2012, eject him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and then hand over the WikiLeaks founder to British authorities.
Moreno’s itinerary also notably includes a trip to Madrid, where he will meet with Spanish officials still seething over Assange’s denunciation of human rights abuses perpetrated by Spain’s central government against protesters marching for Catalonian independence. Almost three months ago, Ecuador blocked Assange from accessing the internet, and Assange has not been able to communicate with the outside world ever since. The primary factor in Ecuador’s decision to silence him was Spanish anger over Assange’s tweets about Catalonia….
The CIA’s Dirty War in Nicaragua
What is happening in Syria is a reminder of what happened in Nicaragua during the U.S. supported Contra war against the Sandinistas in the 1980′s. It was an important part of the Iran-Contra Affair, one of the most controversial scandals in modern history involving the Washington-CIA matrix worldwide.
From time to time, the mainstream media (MSM) likes to reflect on the historical legacies of U.S. interventions in the name of American-style democracy. On May 7th, 2016, The New York Times published a story by Frances Robles on a former Contra fighter who wished for U.S. aid to fight a covert war against Daniel Ortega and the Nicaraguan government titled ‘Ortega vs. the Contras: Nicaragua Endures an ’80s Revival’ which paints a different picture in regards to what actually happened during the civil war in Nicaragua. The article is about a rebel fighter by the name of Tyson who lives in the mountains of Nicaragua who was “longing for the days when covert American funding paid for overt warfare.”
What Robles should have written was that Tyson was “longing for the days when covert American funding paid for terrorist activities that killed scores of men, women and children throughout the civil war in Nicaragua.” That would have been a more honest written article, but we are talking about The New York Times here. Robles went on to say:
Tyson and his men are contras — yes, like the ones from the 1980s who received stealth funding during the Reagan administration to topple Mr. Ortega’s leftist Sandinista government.
That war ended more than 25 years ago, when Mr. Ortega lost at the polls. But since being re-elected in 2006, Mr. Ortega has come to rule over this Central American nation in sweeping fashion. He has developed the economy and minted new millionaires, but also outraged an array of opponents who condemn his tight control over elections, Congress, the police, the military and the courts
The article also claims that the former Contras are complaining that “they are broke” without “international aid” which sounds like a plea for help to fight the Ortega government:
The contras of today, often nicknamed “the rearmed,” are a shadow of what they once were. They complain they are broke and say the reason they are not more successful is that they do not have international aid, as they did during the Reagan administration.
Still, skirmishes in rural areas around the country as recently as last week have left police officers, civilians and soldiers dead, a violent expression of the broader anger brewing against the government
Though Mr. Ortega enjoys strong support among the poor, he was widely criticized for constitutional changes that repealed term limits, allowing him to run this year for a third consecutive term. Students, opposition politicians and other protesters flock to the elections board every Wednesday to rally against his consolidation of power
Washington is still not particularly comfortable with the current President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega who was an enemy of the U.S. during the Nicaragua’s civil war that claimed more than 40,000 lives between 1978 and 1989 and wounded and displaced hundreds of thousands more. Now with the Trump Administration in the White House, Nicaragua’s relationship with the U.S. remains to be seen especially after they voted against Trump and Netanyahu’s plan to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
The history of the U.S. government intervening in Nicaragua since 1912 followed by a CIA-orchestrated covert war that began after the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979 involved acts of terrorism and a Washington-sponsored propaganda campaign against the Sandinistas who overthrew the Somoza government is rarely mentioned in the MSM. Since the mid-1970′s, the U.S. government has funded terrorist operations in Latin America right before they set their sights on the Middle East. Before Al-Qaeda (Interestingly, it was the Carter Administration in 1979 with his National Security Advisor, the late Zbigniew Brzezinski who created the Mujahedeen to fight the Soviets before they became Al-Qaeda), ISIS (the Islamic State), Jebbah al-Nusra, and other terrorist groups operating in the Middle East today, Latin America was already witnessing U.S. sponsored terrorism. Washington’s support of terrorists is not new strategy since the terrorists are “useful tools” against governments in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East who were or still are “non-compliant” to Washington’s geopolitical interests.
The CIA sponsored numerous terrorists from Latin America including the Cuban right-wing exiles, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles (a former CIA agent who was convicted of being involved in numerous terrorist attacks while still employed by the agency) who carried out the 1976 bombing of a Cuban plane over Venezuelan territory. There were also other Cuban right-wing exiles such as Jose Dionisio Suarez and Virgilio Paz Romero who assassinated Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier with a car bomb in Washington D.C. on September 21st, 1976. The assassination was coordinated with Augusto Pinochet’s regime and its secret police DINA (The Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional) in collaboration with members of the Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations, a U.S.-sponsored, anti-Fidel Castro terrorist group. Not surprising, most of the Cuban terrorists were released under the George H. W. Bush administration. Latin America is America’s backyard so keeping the continent under control by Washington and the Military-Industrial Complex by all means necessary is a standard practice to protect their political and economic interests….
Nicaragua: Ortega blames ‘satanic sect’ for uprising against his rule
President claims the unrest that has left over 300 dead is due to a ‘diabolical force’ from a US-backed conspiracy to topple him…
Well gee I wonder where he gets that idea.
Predictably, the satanists’ corporate media puppets are blaming the killings of protestors on government forces. Sounds like Ukraine to me …
While the federal government has spent years classifying hemp as a dangerous drug because it derives from the cannabis plant—even though it is not a drug at all—more than 70 percent of the states in the country have passed laws legalizing industrial hemp production and farmers in more than 30 percent of states have taken part in producing industrial hemp, even with the threat of federal prosecution.
Instead of bowing down to the federal government, states across the country have started to fight back, and farmers in 17 states—California, Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming—have obtained state licenses to produce industrial hemp for commercial purposes.
A report from the National Conference of State Legislators also revealed more than half of the country, or 35 states, have passed laws legalizing industrial hemp production, which have addressed “the definition of hemp, licensure of growers, regulation and certification of seeds, state-wide commissions and legal protection of growers.”
Hemp is the product of a variety of the cannabis plant, and although it is non-psychoactive, it is still treated as a drug in the United States. However, hemp has the potential to be used in more than 25,000 products, including fibers, textiles, paper and construction and insulation materials—which may explain why the federal government seems intent on keeping it from the public.
The changes at the state level seem to be making a significant impact, and even though there is a lingering threat of prosecution from the federal level, a report from Hemp Industry Daily claimed that “the U.S. market for hemp-derived CBD hit $291 million in 2017 and will balloon to $1.65 billion by 2021—growth of more than 500% in just four years.”…
“The Quiet Mutiny” in 1970 was the first of over 60 documentary films by Pilger. Filmed at Camp Snuffy the film presented a character study of the common US soldier during the Vietnam War revealing the shifting morale and open rebellion of Western troops. Pilger described the film as “something of a scoop” – it was the first documentary to show the open rebellion within the drafted ranks of the US military that led to the withdrawal of the land army in 1973. “When I flew to New York and showed it to Mike Wallace the star reporter of CBS 60 Minutes he agreed. “Real shame we cant show it here”” Pilger said in an interview with the New Statesman. www.johnpilger.com
Prouty was THE liaison between the CIA and the pentagon in the 60’s. An insider’s insider.
THE SECRET TEAM
and Its Allies
in Control of the United
States and the World
L. FLETCHER PROUTY
Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
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Michael C. Ruppert
January 28, 1999
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For a long time, many people have believed that African-Americans
were targeted by the Central Intelligence Agency to receive the
cocaine which decimated black communities in the 1980s. It was,
until now, widely accepted that the case could not be proven because
of two fallacious straw obstacles to that proof. Both lie smack
dab in the misuse of the word “crack” and that is why, in my
lectures, I have strenuously objected to the term “CIA crack”.
First, it cannot and probably never will be established that CIA
had anything to do with the first creation of crack cocaine.
Chemically, that problem could have been solved as a test question
for anyone with a BS in chemistry. The answer: add water and baking
soda to cocaine hydrochloride powder and cook on a stove. A study
of the literature (including articles I wrote 14 years ago for The
U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence), as opposed to, for
example, that pertaining to LSD, shows no CIA involvement whatever
in the genesis of crack cocaine. Also, there has never been any
evidence provided that CIA facilitated the transport or sale of
crack itself. What is beyond doubt is that CIA was directly
responsible for the importation of tons of powdered cocaine into
the U.S. and the protected delivery of that cocaine into the inner
Another obstacle has been the fact that CIA imported so much cocaine
that, even if every black man, woman and child in the country had
been using it, they could not have used all of what CIA brought
in. Ricky Ross, the celebrated dealer of Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance,
sold approximately four tons of cocaine during his roughly five
years in business. Yet one CIA ring, that of Miguel Angel Felix
Gallardo and Rafael Caro-Quintero, was moving four tons a month.
And that was only a fraction of the total CIA operation.
Leaving the unsupportable arguments aside, is there a supportable
case that CIA directly intended for African-Americans to receive
the cocaine which it knew would be turned into crack cocaine and
which it knew would prove so addictive as to destroy entire
communities? The answer is absolutely, yes.
And the key to proving that CIA intended for blacks to receive the
drugs which virtually destroyed their communities lies in the
twofold approach, of proving that they brought the drugs in and
interfered with law enforcement – AND that, by virtue of CIA’s
relationships with the academic and medical communities, they knew
exactly what the end result would be. Knowing that, we then have
a mountain of proof, especially since the release of volume II of
the CIA’s Inspector General’s Report (10/98) that the CIA specifically
intended and achieved a desired result.
For anyone not familiar with the ways in which CIA studies and
manipulates emerging social and political trends I cannot encourage
strongly enough a reading of The Secret Team by L. Fletcher Prouty,
Col., USAF (ret.).
This article is a start, a beginning on the painful work that needs
to be done to build a class-action lawsuit. Such a suit, by necessity,
will have to include room for all the whites, Asians and Latinos
who also fell prey to cocaine addiction. But this article should
convince any reader that the argument is solid – and winnable. I
thank Gary Webb and Orange County Weekly reporter Nick Schou for
giving me the missing pieces I had waited nineteen years to find….
SPOOKS, SHRINKS AND SCHOLARS
As a budding LAPD narcotics investigator I was selected in 1976 to
attend a two-week DEA training school in Las Vegas. The diploma I
received from that school, approximately 30% larger than the one
I received from UCLA, hangs above my desk to this day. At that
school I was given the official position of the DEA and the
government, which was that cocaine was less addictive and less
harmful than marijuana. I had only made one arrest for cocaine, a
heroin addict who liked speed balls (heroin and cocaine mixed),
and I had seen it less than a half dozen times in my life.
One of those times was right after my fiance Nordica D’Orsay, a
CIA agent, had broken her ankle in the summer of 1976. Before I
could take her to the emergency room she had to make some urgent
calls from a pay phone equipped with the then new touch-tone
technology. Our home phone was monitored, she said. Having broken
both ankle bones she was in severe pain. She went into her purse
and produced a paper bindle filled with a white crystalline powder.
She rolled a dollar bill and snorted the powder. Her people, she
said, recommended it to treat pain when an agent was wounded or
over-tired and needed extra strength. Once she ingested what was
in the bindle we delayed for about an hour while she made the urgent
phone calls from a gas station. Only then was I permitted to take
her to the hospital. Her ankle had swollen to the size of a
grapefruit. She came out five hours later with a cast from her toes
to her crotch. Who was I to question the CIA?…