MEASURING THE DEPRAVITY
OF THE ELITES

[Pacifying the Poor through Drug Addiction]

March 23, 2007
by: S.R. Shearer

"The U.S. government is hated by the poor of the world for its aggression and bullying, NOT ONLY IN THE WORLD AT LARGE, BUT AMONG THE POOR WITHIN ITS OWN BORDERS. It is the same government that watched with indifference as the poor in New Orleans drowned as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

"This is a government that taxes the poor to give to the rich, allows corporations to slash jobs and benefits, and spends hundreds of billions of dollars on militarism while poverty grows."

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Tehran, Iran

INTRODUCTION

There is a deep, very dark secret the government doesn't want anyone to know about - a secret so hideous and so repulsive that if it ever became "common knowledge," or - more to the point - if it were ever accepted as true by the American people, the elites would be swept away in a paroxysm of rage that would make the Terror of the French Revolution look tame in comparison: And that is, the so-called "DRUG REVOLUTION" in the United States which has done so much to ravage the poor in this country - especially the black community - is the invention of the elites.

Trouble is, most white Americans will never admit to this fact no matter how much proof is offered them regarding this matter - and they point to such people as Colin Powel, Condelezza Rice, Barack Obama, etc. who have very obviously joined the elites in the "magic circle" as "window dressing" designed to prove the LIE.  The lie about what? - that the great mass of the black community remains permanently confined to the nation's ghettos, caught in a vicious cycle of drug addiction and prison with no way out.

It's a lie that most white Christians have embraced with gusto, so that -

"… seeing they see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

"And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive." (Matthew 13:13-14)

And if some brave soul speaks out with regard to the truth of the matter, he runs the very grave risk of ending up like Gary Webb - with a CIA bullet in his head, OR, at the very least, relegated to the radical fringe with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, or worse, with the Commies and radical socialists who - despite America's win insofar as the Cold War is concerned - are still hunted down like rabid dogs by the elites.

And what was the elite's purpose in pushing the so-called "Drug Revolution" on the black community? TO PACIFY THE BLACK COMMUNITY BY INTRODUCING CRACK-COCAINE INTO IT SO AS TO RENDER IT INCAPABLE OF EVER AGAIN MAKING WAR AGAINST ELITE POWER THE WAY IT HAD DONE IN THE 1960s AND EARLY TO MID-1970s. This tactic is now being turned against what the elites call "POOR WHITE TRASH" - i.e., those white workers who have seen their jobs shipped overseas to slave-labor factories so that the elites can pocket the difference in wages. And in assessing the HORROR of all this, one must bear in mind that Crack-cocaine is such a powerful and addictive drug that it is virtually impossible for people - once addicted - to ever get free from it, which is what makes it such a valuable tool in the elite's arsenal of TERROR

GARY WEBB

The closest the government has ever come to admitting that it was DIRECTLY involved in this heinous CRIME is the admission it made - largely as the result of the heroic work of Gary Webb - that it had imported cocaine into the United States in order to fund its covert war against the Contras in the 1980s. This admission of guilt was RIPPED out of the government as the result of a report that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News that implicated the CIA in the trafficking of crack-cocaine to the black neighborhoods of Los Angeles in the 1980s - five years after the end of the Vietnam War, a war that was, as we have already indicated, inextricably bound up with the "Black Revolution" of that era. Webb reported:

"For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to an arm of the contra guerrillas of Nicaragua RUN BY THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, the San Jose Mercury News has found.

"This drug network opened the first pipeline between Colombia's cocaine cartels and the black neighborhoods of Los Angeles, a city now known as the "crack" capital of the world. THE COCAINE THAT FLOODED IN HELPED SPARK A CRACK EXPLOSION IN URBAN AMERICA - and provided the cash and connections needed for LA's gangs to buy weapons.

"It is one of the most bizarre alliances in modern history: the union of a U.S.-backed army attempting to overthrow a revolutionary socialist government and the "gangstas" of Compton and South-Central Los Angeles.

"The army's financiers - who met with CIA agents before and during the time they were selling the drugs in L.A. - delivered cut-rate cocaine to the gangs through a young South-Central crack dealer named Ricky Donnell Ross.

"Unaware of his suppliers' military and political connections, "Freeway Rick" turned the cocaine powder into crack and wholesaled it to gangs across the country.

"Court records show the cash was then used to buy equipment for a guerrilla army named the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force) or FDN, the largest of several anti-communist groups commonly called the contras.

"While the FDN's war is barely a memory today, black America is still dealing with its poisonous side effects. Urban neighborhoods are grappling with legions of homeless crack addicts. THOUSANDS OF YOUNG BLACK MEN ARE SERVING LONG PRISON SENTENCES FOR SELLING COCAINE - A DRUG THAT WAS VIRTUALLY UNOBTAINABLE IN BLACK COMMUNITIES BEFORE MEMBERS OF THE CIA's ARMY BROUGH IT."

TRAFFICKING CRACK-COCAINE TO THE POOR

Now think about the implications of all this for a minute. Five years after the end of the Vietnam War and the "Black Revolution" of that era, the CIA involved itself in a gigantic effort to distribute crack-cocaine in the poor black neighborhoods of Los Angeles. It was later discovered that L.A. was only the tip of the iceberg: the CIA was also "trafficked" crack-cocaine into poor black neighborhoods all over the country - in Detroit, San Francisco, New York, Houston, etc. And one must bear in mind, these were neighborhoods where THE DRUG HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.

The CIA's "trafficking" in this drug accomplished a number of very important things insofar as the elites were concerned:

  • First, it made crack-heads out of millions of poor blacks, thus rendering them unusable as "soldiers in the army of the poor" that black leaders had been trying to fashion as a bludgeon against elite economic power. Crack-heads are less than useless in such a war. Their sole purpose in life is to get their next "fix." Nothing else matters!

  • Second, it made criminals out of countless numbers of poor blacks - subjecting them to the "tender mercies" of America's criminal justice system, a fact that - in light of the new "three-strikes laws" - made huge of black men permanent wards of this barbaric system. What that essentially accomplished was to make their participation in "black revolution" - even of the peaceful variety, the kind that Martin Luther King used against elite power in the 1950s and 1960s - a virtual impossibility. Participation in street demonstrations - even peaceful, non-violent ones, is a pretty risky affair, especially for men who already have one or two "strikes" against them. The difference between a felony arrest and a misdemeanor arrest in such circumstances is a very thin line, and is pretty much up to the discretion of the arresting officer. Pretty hard to tempt one to participate in such activity if it means a "third strike," and being sent "up the river" on a permanent basis.

  • Third, it made it easy for the elites to demonize the black community, which made it possible for the elites to impose very BRUTAL and BARBARIC police methodologies into these communities - methodologies which make many of the police tactics of the Old South look tame by comparison.

WASHING THE CIA's DIRTY LAUNDRY

Of course, it goes without saying that the elites and their enforcement arm, the CIA, were not eager to have their participation in these CRIMINAL acts made public. But that's just what almost happened when in the mid 1990s, former FDN leader and drug dealer Oscar Danilo Blandon Reyes was called to testify in a cocaine-trafficking trial in San Diego.

Shortly before Blandon - who had been the drug ring's Southern California distributor - took the stand in San Diego as a witness for the U.S. Department of Justice, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS OBTAINED A COURT ORDER PREVENTING DEFENSE LAWYERS FROM DELVING INTO HIS (BLANDON'S) TIES WITH THE CIA."

The court order read in part:

"Blandon will admit that he was a large-scale dealer in cocaine. There is, however, no additional benefit to any defendant to inquire as to the Central Intelligence Agency's role in trafficking cocaine in Southern California."

This is the way the elites handle things, by fiat; after all, in all matters essential to them they own the courts.

THE ELITES: BLAMING BLACKS FOR THE DRUG EPIDEMIC

But what a HORRIBLE thing they have wrought - and having done so, they magnify the nature of their offense by turning around and blaming the very victims OF the crime FOR the crime. They send armies of cops into poor neighborhoods throughout the country to brutalize the people. They crowd the prisons with a whole generation of youth.

But Gary Webb's articles in the San Jose Mercury News threatened to expose their mendacity. And so the elites swung into action by prodding their allies in the mainline press to come to the aid of the agency's shattered reputation. The Washington Post, the New York Times, CBS, NBC and ABC sprang to the defense of the CIA, claiming falsely that there was no proof that CIA agents were involved, and attacking the San Jose Mercury News as nothing more than a naïve West Coast "rag sheet." Under this relentless attack, the chief editor of the San Jose Mercury caved in, and backed away from the gist of Webb's report, saying lamely that -

"We got to the door of the CIA, but we did not get inside the CIA."

The paper dismissed Webb, who lift the Bay Area and slunk back to Sacramento in disgrace, where a CIA assassin was waiting  for him.

THE FAR LEFT PICKS UP WHERE THE SAN JOSE
MERCURY NEWS WAS FORCED OFF THE TRACK

After the San Jose Mercury News was forced off the track, there remained only a few far-left publications with the courage to "soldier on" regarding the true origins of the drug epidemic in the United States.

That was okay with the government, because who listens to these "nuts" anyway. Not many people, that's for sure. But they should. Far-left journals were responsible for digging up the truth about the AIDs epidemic and the Ebola outbreak.

In December of 1996, the Revolutionary Worker published an article (#885) which in unmistakable terms laid out the evidence against the elites, and the CIA: The report read -

"In this article, let's get past the door of the CIA--and look at the CIA agents involved in the drug trafficking. Three levels of CIA agents are discussed in this article:

"First, there are those who were top CIA officials--men like William Casey, Duane Clarridge, Donald Gregg and George Bush I.

"Second, there are CIA officers or operatives--people who attended specialized CIA training schools and who must, by law, be U.S. citizens. Such officers are usually well hidden and act through their field agents.

"Third, there are CIA field agents, contract agents or assets--these are people paid to conduct espionage or covert activities under the direction of CIA case officers.

"It is hard to dig up the truth about CIA operations. CIA agents routinely use elaborate cover stories that portray them as civilians, private mercenaries or "retired" agents. In addition, the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act was passed as the CIA was starting its contra war. This law made it a crime to expose CIA agents. The government first threatens to imprison anyone who exposes what CIA agents are doing--then they accuse their critics of not offering enough "hard proof" of CIA involvement!

"The following article is based on materials that have been published elsewhere--most of it testimony given at trials and congressional hearings. It is fragmentary but revealing. We hope it will help readers decide for themselves whether the CIA and its employees were involved in the drug trade.

WILLIAM CASEY,
Director of Central Intelligence
DUANE CLARRIDGE,
Division Chief for Latin America,
CIA Directorate of Operations

"In 1981, Ronald Reagan appointed William Casey to be the head of the CIA. Over the next years, the Agency greatly expanded its covert activities. One of them was a whole secret war. Former officers of the hated National Guard of Nicaragua's deposed dictator Somoza were hired by the CIA to attack Nicaragua. These were the so-called contras (short for counter-revolutionaries).

"In 1982, Casey authorized "Black Eagle"--a secret operation to fund and supply the contras. Casey's plan was to develop a "private" network large enough to secretly arm, finance, and command a whole war--without openly involving official U.S. military forces or intelligence agencies. They called it "The Enterprise"--and it was riddled with "former" CIA officers and agents.

"To fund the Enterprise, Casey and his representatives contacted governments closely tied to U.S. imperialism, including the Israelis, Argentinians, the Sultan of Brunei, the Saudi monarchy, and the various CIA-dominated militaries of Central America. In exchange for all kinds of favors, these governments contributed arms, money, and trainers to the Enterprise. This whole operation was exposed during the Iran-contra scandal. But what was covered up during the Iran-contra hearings was that the Enterprise also relied heavily on drug-smuggling operations. The CIA offered large-scale drug smugglers a simple deal: It would prevent U.S. drug and customs agencies from disrupting their cocaine traffic, if these traffickers would airlift and finance the flow of arms to the contras. It was "an offer you can't refuse" from the big godfathers in Washington--the CIA calls such deals 'ticket punching'."

NOTE

When the CIA offered this revolting deal to the drug smugglers, it would be very naïve to believe that they were not FULLY cognizant of what all this would do to America's underclass in poor neighborhoods throughout the country, and that it did not constitute part of "The Plan."

One must also bear in mind that up to this point, drug usage on a large scale had never really reached into America's poor neighborhoods. Drug usage on a large scale in the U.S. began with hallucinogenics like LSD. The use of hallucinogenics was confined mainly to white college students. Similarly, cocaine usage was of the "Cole Porter variety" and was restricted largely to the upper classes and the "Hollywood set." Finally, heroine use was not that wide spread in the neighborhoods of the poor because the poor could not easily afford it.

Crack-cocaine was the first drug easily affordable by the underclass, and the first drug to be used on a massive basis by the poor. CRACK-COCAINE DESTROYED THE POOR IN THIS COUNTRY; IT IS SO ADDICTIVE - MUCH MORE THAN HEROINE, PURE COCAINE OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR DRUG - THAT THE CHANCES OF ONE WHO IS ONCE 'CAUGHT" BY THE DRUG TO EVER FREE HIMSELF OF IT IS SLIM TO NOTHING.

To think, even for a minute, that the CIA was NOT aware of these facts is naïve at best, and just plain stupid at worst. FROM ALL THIS, IT IS EASY AND VERY NATURAL TO CONCLUDE THAT THE CIA AND THE ELITES WHO CONTROL THE AGENCY HAD OTHER PURPOSES IN MIND BEYOND FUNDING THE CONTRA WARS; NAMELY, THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY THROUGH DRUG ADDICTION, THUS RENDERING IT INCAPABLE OF EVER AGAIN REVOLTING AGAINST ELITE POWER THE WAY THEY HAD DONE IN THE PREVIOUS TWO DECADES.

Like the search by holocaust researchers to find written documentation linking Hitler to the actual destruction of the Jewish community in Europe, one may search in vain to ever find a specific order from the fountains of elite power specifying this purpose; but to believe that such a purpose did not lurk in the minds of the elites, and was not verbally discussed by them behind closed doors is ludicrous. It's akin to saying that Hitler didn't really know what was happening at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibor, Dacau, etc., and that the makers of Zyklon-B gas at I.G. Farben didn't really know what the gas was being used for in the death camps.

Clarridge and the
Honduran Connection

Casey appointed the high-ranking CIA official Duane Clarridge to be the de facto commander-in-chief of the contra war. In August 1981 before the contra war even started, Clarridge flew down to Honduras, the country just north of Nicaragua, which had been selected as the base area for the CIA's contra war. Clarridge met with Honduran President Policarpo Paz García, military intelligence boss Col. Leonides Torres, and national police chief, Col. Gustavo Alvarez Martínez. These three men were already deeply involved in cocaine traffic. And they were connected to Honduras' main cocaine trafficker, Juan Ramón Matta Ballesteros.

"'We don't know the extent of the Honduran military's involvement in drugs', a State Department official would later say. But our educated guess is that all of the senior officials have knowledge, many are involved...and they are all reaping the profits'.

"Though Matta himself was in prison much of this time, the 1989 report of the Senate's Kerry subcommittee documents that Matta's airline SETCO became the main air carrier for contra supply, 'carrying at least a million rounds of ammunition, food, uniforms and other military supplies' between 1983 and 1985. On the return route, the planes often carried cocaine.

"In 1983, as SETCO supply runs started, Vice President George Bush put the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) operations under the control of the "national security" apparatus. In June 1983, the DEA office in Honduras was shut down, one month after the local DEA agent started investigating SETCO. Also in 1983, planes of Southern Air Transport (SAT--the CIA's newly "privatized" airline) were seen being loaded with cocaine in Barranquilla, Colombia (Washington Post, Jan. 20, 1987). SETCO and SAT were part of a larger air support network directed by "retired Air Force General" Richard Secord, a military logistics expert who is sometimes described as a CIA official.

1984--The Enterprise Goes Deeper Under Cover

"Sections of the U.S. ruling class complained that the contras were "ineffective" and were making little progress in overthrowing Nicaragua's Sandinista government. Contra commanders were accused of accumulating wealth instead of fighting. In 1984, Congress passed a law forbidding the U.S. government from directly arming the contras. In response, the CIA moved the day-to-day command of the contra supply away from its Langley offices.

"After 1984, the contra operation was overseen by Donald Gregg, a long-time CIA official who was reassigned to be top aide of Vice President George Bush. And within the Reagan White House, Lt. Col. Oliver North of the National Security Council staff (NSC) directed contra supply--under the guidance of William Casey himself. The CIA had kept the operation firmly in tested CIA hands. And at the top, George Bush was given overall command of three key government policy areas: 'crisis management', 'counterterrorism' and 'narcotics policy'.

"The Enterprise continued to grow. By 1986, the CIA had at least 300 agents operating in Honduras. In 1984, SETCO started receiving funds directly from the U.S. State Department. State Department testimony before congress said that the CIA approved giving funds to Matta's organization. In addition, it was reported that North gave SETCO other money from secret accounts. According to Newsweek, by 1985, Matta's organization was supplying 'perhaps one third of all the cocaine consumed in the United States'.

"When scandal erupted over Enterprise dealings with Iran, Oliver North said, 'Casey told me to clean out the files. I shredded documents and altered others'. (Time, July 27, 1987) Casey died of a brain tumor in the middle of the Iran-contra scandal."

MANUEL NORIEGA
Military Dictator, Drug Smuggler, CIA Agent

"I never saw any intelligence suggesting General Noriega's involvement in the drug trade. In fact, we always held up Panama as the model in terms of cooperation with the United States in the war on drugs."

Admiral Daniel Murphy, top drug aide
of Vice President George Bush,
September 1988

"A Costa Rican legislative commission concluded in 1989 that Noriega helped install in that country at least seven pilots who ran guns to the contras and drugs to North America. `'More serious still,' it added, `'is the obvious infiltration of international gangs into Costa Rica that made use of the [contra] organization. These requests for Contra help were initiated by Colonel North to General Noriega. They opened a gate so their henchmen utilized the national territory for trafficking in arms and drugs'. "

Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall

"Panama's General Noriega was at the heart of operations funding and supplying contras in Costa Rica. Noriega was first recruited as an agent by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in 1959, while still a teenage military cadet studying in Peru. He went on the CIA's payroll in 1967. The following year, a U.S.-instigated military coup in Panama installed him as head of Panama's military intelligence and secret police. Soon he seized overall power in Panama.

"Later, in 1991 trial testimony, the CIA and U.S. Army admitted paying Noriega $322,336 since 1955. This is a very low estimate. Others report that then-CIA director George Bush started paying Noriega $100,000 a year in 1976. During the '80s, Noriega deposited at least $33 million at the Panama City branch of the BCCI bank. Some of these funds were being laundered for the contras, others were Noriega's payoffs for the operations passing through his territory.

"To earn his pay, Noriega carried out all kinds of dirty activities for his U.S. masters. He supplied pilots, bases and funds to the contra supply operations. Noriega's close confidant Floyd Carlton Caceres negotiated personally with the top Colombian cocaine smugglers Pablo Escobar and Gustavo Gaviria for the use of Panamanian air bases. Noriega's fees for such services were $200,000 per trip. Floyd Carlton later testified in a U.S. courtroom that their operation flew U.S. guns to the contras in Nicaragua and brought cocaine into the United States on the return flight.

"The CIA protected these operations. When the DEA boss in Panama City suggested an investigation into the billions of dollars of drug money passing through Panama, the local CIA station chief insisted that such an investigation must be forbidden to touch Panamanian government officials.

"In 1984, the Enterprise was reorganized, and Noriega's contra-drug operations shifted northward from Panama to Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador. Between October 1984 and June 1985, the gun-for-drugs operation run by Floyd Carlton alone moved at least four tons of cocaine through northern Costa Rica.

"In 1986, the CIA's Duane Clarridge and Oliver North met with Noriega to discuss how to stop the U.S. media from exposing Noriega's operations. North hired a new public relations firm for Noriega. From this evidence it is clear that the top CIA official Clarridge remained deeply involved in these operations.

JOHN HULL
Rancher, Drug Smuggler, CIA Agent

"I'm not in the arms business. I'm not in the explosives business. I'm not in the drug business...This is a Communist disinformation campaign to try to smear the reputation of the CIA, to try to smear the reputation of our own government."

John Hull

"According to eyewitness testimony, weapons destined for the contras were flown in small planes to the [Hull] ranch. The planes were then refueled and returned to the United States with cargoes of cocaine. On at least two occasions, according to the testimony, Hull was present while bags of cocaine were transferred to the planes. The report describes successful efforts by United States Embassy officials in Costa Rica to frustrate an investigation by the U.S. attorney in Miami into Hull's activities."

Kerry subcommittee report

"The guns-for-drugs operations increasingly used the airstrip on the 1,500-acre Costa Rican ranch of an American named John Hull. Hull lived the life of a feudal Latin America patrón. The CIA's station chief in Costa Rica openly said that Hull was an agent, working on 'military supply and other operations on behalf of the Contras'. Hull himself told the Washington Times (Jan. 17, 1989) that from 1982 to 1986 he served as the CIA's chief liaison with the Nicaraguan rebels in Costa Rica.

"In 1983, Hull traveled to Miami and Washington. In Washington, he was taken to meet Oliver North by Robert Owen. Owen was officially an aide of then-Senator Dan Quayle. However a report written by CIA officer Glenn Robinette described Owen as a "young CIA officer." After this meeting Hull started receiving a $10,000 monthly retainer from Oliver North. On the Miami leg of his trip, Hull met with drug smugglers George Morales and Frank Castro. Morales and his pilot Gary Betzner began flying drugs and guns for the contra supply operation--using Hull's ranch, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, and Ilopango Air Force Base in El Salvador. These operations expanded greatly after 1984.

"The Kerry subcommittee 'found no fewer than five witnesses who testified to Hull's involvement in the narcotics traffic'. One witness, Gary Wayne Betzner, testified that he piloted two plane-loads of contra weapons for Morales to John Hulls' ranch in Costa Rica. On both occasions, he said, about 500 kilograms of cocaine were transferred to his plane under Hull's supervision for the return flight to the United States.

"In May 1990, Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lehder told ABC News that Hull was 'pumping about 30 tons of cocaine into the United States' every year. Oliver North received reports about the drug financing of the Costa Rican contras from his representative Robert Owen.

"Here is a smoking gun in the CIA-cocaine controversy: Hull was a known CIA agent seen supervising the loading of cocaine, and he was protected from investigation by orders from the U.S. embassy."

OCTAVIANO CESAR
Contra, CIA Agent and Recruiter for Drug Smuggling

George Morales testified to the Kerry subcommittee, that his drug-smuggling operation was recruited into the guns-for-drugs operations by Octaviano César in 1983. César, then a top aide of contra leader Eden Pastora, said he spoke for the CIA and would have the drug charges against Morales dropped. Journalist Leslie Cockburn says eight sources, including high-level Washington officials, have confirmed that César was a CIA agent. One of Morales' pilots, Fabio Carrasco, testified at a trial that he delivered millions of dollars of cocaine earnings to Octaviano César and another contra leader. He also said that, with CIA approval, he personally supervised flights of cocaine from Costa Rica to Fort Lauderdale."

FELIX RODRIGUEZ
CIA Officer and HMIC

"In 1984, as this contra supply operation was tightened up, Felix Rodríguez appeared heading up the operation at El Salvador's Ilopango Air Force Base. Rodríguez's career reads like a history lesson in CIA crimes. In 1961, Rodríguez participated in the CIA's failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. In 1967, he was the CIA agent on the scene in Bolivia when the guerrilla leader Ché Guevara was captured. In his autobiography, Rodríguez claims he personally gave the command to execute Che. Rodríguez liked to show off Che's wristwatch as a memento of this crime.

"In Vietnam Rodríguez worked under CIA big-shot Donald Gregg during the murderous death-squad campaign known as 'Operation Phoenix'--where CIA agents systematically executed thousands of Vietnamese civilians suspected of supporting revolutionary forces. Rodríguez commanded an elite intelligence unit that threw captives out of helicopters.

"Though Cuban-born, Rodríguez became a naturalized U.S. citizen, allowing him to become a full CIA officer. Officially he 'retired' from the CIA after 15 years--and in the early 1980s he worked with the Salvadoran military, organizing counterinsurgency against guerrillas.

"In 1985, George Bush and Donald Gregg personally assigned Rodríguez to the contra supply effort. Rodríguez (using the name 'Max Gómez') emerged as a commander of the contra supply effort at Ilopango Air Force Base. Officially, he had been 'hired' by the Salvadoran Air Force. One military intelligence agent, Terry Reed, described Max Gómez as 'HMIC'--the Head Motherfucker in Charge--who liked to brag that he had been personally chosen by the White House for the job. His work was supervised at the top by Oliver North and Donald Gregg.

"And, under Rodríguez, the drug trade flourished at Ilopango. Celerino Castillo, the DEA's agent in El Salvador, reported on the huge drug-for-arms smuggling operation run out of Ilopango by the CIA. Castillo wrote, 'my reports contained not only the names of traffickers, but their destinations, flight paths, tail numbers, and the date and time of each flight. Hundreds of flights each week delivered cocaine to the buyers and returned money headed for the great isthmus laundering machine in Panama'. Castillo said the operation was run out of one hangar owned by the CIA and another hangar run by the NSC.

"Milian Rodríguez, a drug money launderer, told the Kerry subcommittee that Felix Rodríguez had him launder millions of dollars from dozens of Miami companies tied to cocaine smugglers. For one company alone, he moved about $200,000 a month to the contras in cash by courier. Milian Rodríguez said 'Felix would call me with instructions on where to send the money'. One of the people who got this money was Adolfo Calero, the civilian head of the contras and a known CIA agent. Felix Rodríguez acknowledged that Milian Rodríguez was an old friend, but denied asking him for drug money.

"Richard Brenneke, an Oregon-based arms dealer and former CIA agent, claims he tried to tell Donald Gregg that he was being asked to fly drugs into Texas. Brenneke says Gregg told him, 'You do what you were assigned to do. Don't question the decision of your betters'. Gregg denies ever speaking with Brenneke.

ENRIQUE BERMUDEZ
and ADOLFO CALERO
Contra Leaders, CIA Agents

"In 1981, just as the contra war was starting, two Nicaraguan contras, Danielo Blandón and Norwin Meneses, met with Col. Enrique Bermúdez in Honduras. Bermúdez was a top Nicaraguan CIA agent in charge of forming the Fuerza Democrática Nicaraguense (FDN), the main contra force. Blandón was a businessman from a family of wealthy Nicaraguan slumlords who had worked for Nicaragua's pro-U.S. Somoza dictatorship. Meneses was Nicaragua's biggest drug smuggler.

"It is not known what was said at this meeting. However after Blandón and Meneses had been brought together by Bermúdez, they set up a large cocaine distribution ring in California. Meneses organized the operation from San Francisco, while Blandón was told to find buyers in the Black communities of Compton and South Central. According to Blandón, his operation sold almost a ton of cocaine in its first year--$54 million worth at wholesale prices.

A 1984 photograph documents that, at the height of these drug operations, Meneses was meeting with Adolfo Calero, who was then the leader of the contras and who was himself a known CIA agent. These relationships were documented by Gary Webb in his recent and now-famous series in the San Jose Mercury.

NOTE

Adolfo Calero became a "darling" of the American evangelical community, making several tours of evangelical churches and claiming that what he was doing, he was doing in the Name of Jesus Christ.

"Since Webb's series was published this summer, more evidence has surfaced. Adolfo Calero now admits that he met Meneses four times in California, and that he met with both Meneses and Blandón once in Honduras.

"Webb's research reveals that the contra networks were involved in the distribution of cocaine. AND IT REVEALS THAT THIS CONTRA-COCAINE NETWOORK DELIBERATELY CHOSE TO TARGET BLACK COMMUNITIES WITH THEIR DRUGS.

"Webb's research has come under some intense attack. The New York Times, for example, wrote: '...while there are indications in American intelligence files and elsewhere that Mr. Meneses and Mr. Blandón may indeed have provided modest support for the rebels, including perhaps some weapons, there is no evidence that either man was a rebel official or had anything to do with the CIA. Nor is there proof that the relatively small amounts of cocaine they sometimes claimed to have brokered on behalf of the insurgents had a remotely significant role in the explosion of crack that began around the same time'.

"In an example of double-think, the New York Times writes: 'Although Mr. Bermúdez, like other contra leaders, was often paid by the CIA, he was not a CIA agent'. Usually, the New York Times (and everyone else) considers anyone receiving a CIA paycheck to be a CIA agent!

"What the Webb series revealed is that CIA agents holding leading posts in the contra movement, Bermúdez and Calero, had working relationships with cocaine distributors within the U.S. Webb shows that these relationships started in the very earliest days of that contra war.

"Were the cocaine sales of the Blandón-Meneses ring 'relatively small'? They were large, involving tons of cocaine. And, at the same time, compared to the larger flood of cocaine entering the United States, they may have been relatively small. HOWEVER, AS WE HAVE SHOWN IN THIS ARTICLE, THE KEY TRANSPORTATION ROUTES FOR MUCH OF THIS LARGER FLOW OF COCAAINE WERE ALSO SET UP AND PROTECTED BY THE CIA AND ITS AGENTS."

NOW STOP AND THINK ABOUT ALL THIS

Now stop for a minute, take a step back, and consider all that you have learned from this article:

  • Contrary to most popular belief, prior to the introduction of crack-cocaine into the black community, drug addiction per se was largely a white affair, and was confined primarily to:

    • Hallucinogenics like LSD which was mainly a phenomenon confined to white college students and "Haight-Ashbury" types.

    • Cocaine usage of the "Cole Porter variety" which was largely confined to the Bohemian denizens of the "Village" in New York and the Hollywood set."

    • Heroine usage which was too expensive for poor blacks to indulge in.

  • In the very early 1980s - five years after the end of the Vietnam War and the "Black Revolution," which ultimately became inextricably bound up with that war - the CIA began trafficking crack-cocaine into poor black neighborhoods throughout the country. This was no coincidence; the white elites were determined to stamp out the fires of revolution in the black community by "turning it on" to crack-cocaine.

  • Crack-cocaine was purposefully NOT trafficked to middle-class white neighborhoods; It was distributed  ONLY in poor black communities.

  • Crack-cocaine is a drug that is so addictive that once one is hooked, it is virtually impossible for one to break free of it.

    • In this connection, one has to be extremely naïve to believe that the government was not aware of the addictive "quality" of crack-cocaine - and what this addiction would mean insofar as the black community was concerned.

    • Moreover, one has to be extremely naïve to believe that this was not discussed at the highest levels of government - and that such people as Vice President and later President GEORGE BUSH I, Vice President DAN QUALE, Director of the Central Intelligence WILLIAM CASEY, CIA Division Chief for Latin America, DUANE CLARRIDGE, and member of the National Security Council Lieutenant Colonel OLIVER NORTH, and many, many others high up in the government were not fully cognizant of what all this would do the black community.

  • The resulting drug-epidemic has turned countless numbers of black men and women who otherwise would have been the new Stokley Carmichaels and Bobbie Seals of an on-going "Black Revolution against elite power in this country to crack-heads whose only focus in life is getting their next "fix."

  • When combined with the new "Three Strike Laws" - the crack-cocaine epidemic has reduced vast numbers of black males to permanent wards of America's BRUTAL criminal justice system. This fact has made it all the more dangerous for blacks to participate in street demonstrations against the government out of fear of permanent incarceration.

  • The fact that so many blacks now have criminal records has made it easy for the elites to DEMONIZE blacks and, thus, introduce extremely BRUTAL police methodologies into black neighborhoods, making these neighborhoods vast combat zones, and making the police more an army of occupation than a local police force charged with the safety of those they are policing..

WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT
HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE RICH

You're surprised that the rich are capable of such things? That they are infected with so much depravity? Well, you shouldn't be in light of the New Testament.

Dom Helder Camara of Brazil was right when he said: 

"I used to think, when I was a child, that Christ might have been exaggerating when He warned about the dangers of wealth. Today I know better. I know how ... (impossible) it is to be rich and still keep the milk of human kindness. Money (or the desire for money) has a dangerous way of putting scales on one's eyes, a dangerous way of freezing people's hands, eyes, lips and hearts."

It's not without reason that Jesus said of the rich:

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:23-24) [And one should take note of the fact that the "needle" referred to here is a SEWING needle, not some imaginary door in one of Jerusalem's gates - a story made up by rich Christians out of "whole cloth" to soften the effect of the Lord's words here.]

Indeed, Jesus is so "turned off" by the rich, that the Bible says concerning the Coming Kingdom of our dear Savior,

"He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away." Luke 1:53)

Indeed, the Bible says:

"But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

"Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." (6:24-26)

Very obviously, then - at least according to the Bible - the elites, who are EXCEEDINGLY rich, are very, very capable of the kind of depravity described in this article. These are very dangerous and despicable men and women, despite the fact that they are well-dressed, well, coifed, well educated, well spoken of, and smell good - these men and women who stand guard over such corporations as General Electric, Ford, General Motors, Boeing, Exxon-Mobil, etc.

These are the people about whom Professor C. Wright Mills of Colombia University has said:

"... in this particular epoch a conjunction of historical circumstances has led to the rise of an elite of power ... the men of the circles composing this elite, severally and collectively, now make such key decisions as are made; and that, given the enlargement and the centralization of the means of power now available, the decisions that they make and fail to make carry more consequences for more people than has ever been the case in the world history of mankind."

Mills continues, elaborating on the character of these malicious people and their pernicious impact on society at large:

"Whenever the standards of the moneyed life prevail, the man with money, NO MATTER HOW HE GOT IT, will eventually be respected. (In America), it is not only that men want money; it is that their very standards are pecuniary. In a society (i.e., the American society) in which the money-maker has ... no serious rival for repute and honor, the word 'practical' comes to mean 'useful for private gain' and 'common sense', 'the sense to get ahead financially'."

This is the truth of the matter, and even secularists recognize that fact.

You don't believe this? Then surely you are one of those who -

"… glories in appearance, and not in heart." (2 Cor. 5:12)

As a result, there is no possibility for you to come to grips with the evil that is at this present moment engulfing ALL of mankind like some kind of noxious mist emanating from a dirty, polluted  swamp. Truly we are immersed in dark times, and the Bible counsels us -

"… to … anoint our eyes with eyesalve, that we may see." (Revelation 3:18)

How can we take action if we don't see the danger that is enveloping us?

A LIGHT THAT SHINETH IN A DARK PLACE

The Bible says,

"We have … the sure word of prophecy; WHEREUNTO YE DO WELL THAT YE TAKE HEED, as unto a LIGHT THAT SHINETH IN A DARK PLACE ..." (2 Peter 1:19)

I URGE you, therefore, with all of my heart to sign up for the TRAINING. Find out for yourselves what the Scripture has to say on the matters we have been discussing. Let the Light of the Word shine in your heart.

You may sign up for the training here and begin putting your life on the line for Christ. This training well equip you for the hard times that are coming, and it well involve you in action. It will bring you out of your isolation into the open field where people will join you or cast insults at you and eventually persecute you for your belief. But isn't this what Christiantiy is about, and isn't this what Christ said:

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

"Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 5:11-12, 14-16)

WE CONTINUE TO NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP

Finally, we continue to need your financial support as we begin to transition the ministry out of North America to Germany. So I say to you, if the spiritual treasures that we have ministered unto you have profited you, then please respond with your material treasures. As Paul said under similar circumstances so many years ago:

"If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?" (1 Cor. 9:11)

God bless you all,

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

 

We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

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