Witness List for House Hearings on Volume II of the CIA's
Inspector General's Report on CIA Drug Trafficking
Expect Closed Door Hearings in June
or July, 1998
Can the Government Handle The Truth?
Is Your Name Here?
© Copyright 1999, Michael C. Ruppert.
& From The Wilderness Publications at www.copvcia.com
. All Rights Reserved. Permission to reprint for non-commercial
purposes only if the preceding appears.
[This list of witnesses originally appeared
in the February issue of From The Wilderness for subscribers
only. It has caused quite a stir and, since the surprise (May,
25) closed door hearings on CIA drug trafficking in Los Angeles
in the wake of our May cover story, it is a yardstick against
which the coming cover up can be graded. Does the government
even care to be credible any more?]
Unlike a court of law, which relies on specific
charges, Congress, whose only mandate is to serve the people,
may take any issue and go forwards or backwards in time. It
may go sideways and change directions. It may call any
witnesses it chooses in its efforts to decide what laws to
write for the benefit of those it serves, The People.
Volume II of the CIA's Inspector General's
report took Congress to the CIA's house. It showed the dead
body of its admissions regarding drug trafficking lying bloody
in the open doorway. If Congress serves the people it will
now enter the house and look around. It will press charges
and it will see that criminals are punished for their crimes.
It will pass laws designed to make sure that these crimes
never happen again.
Use these 143 names as a report card to see
what Congress' will really is and who it really serves. Volume
II is not closed until the House Intelligence Committee holds
hearings. Your calls, letters and e-mails to make those hearings
complete and well covered are having a serious impact. Let's
see what you can do with this.
"Bo" Abbot - Former CIA/Air
America pilot who has openly admitted to having flown drugs
for the Agency on CIA aircraft. Now resides is Southwest U.S.
Elliot Abrams - Former Assistant Secretary
of State for Inter-American affairs. Oversaw Nicaraguan Humanitarian
Assistance Office for Oliver North and delivered subsidies
to firms like Setco and Frigorificos de Puntarenas which CIA
Volume II admits were dealing drugs. Worked with Albert Carone
who was North's, Casey's and Bush's paymaster and bagman with
Lt. Col. Albert Adame - Deputy Commander
Mil(itary Advisory) Group El Salvador. Discussed CIA drug
ops with DEA Agent Cele Castillo.
Richard Armitage - Assistant Secretary of
Defense, East Asia (1981-83), Assistant Secretary of Defense
for International Security Affairs (1983-1988). CIA operator
dating back to Vietnam where he assisted in the drug trade
under Ted Shackley. Oversaw key DoD Contra support operations
during the Reagan Administration for CIA, Shackley and Bush.
Labeled, "My white son" by Colin Powell in 1995.
Brad Ayers - Former CIA and DEA agent, found
cocaine residue in military, CIA and Contra connected aircraft
in Florida. Hounded into hiding and nearly killed for reporting
Randy Beasley - Former DEA agent. Made a
futile attempt to arrest Barry Seal in 1983. The case was
shut down by the government
Gary Betzner - Former drug pilot for Jorge
Morales who began using Ilopnago and Ft. Lauderdale Executive
airport for drug and gun runs after being approached by John
Oscar Danilo Blandon - The primary California
dealer from the Gary Webb stories. Still operating as informant
for US Gov't. to this day. Had documented CIA & government
connections, some still classified. Ricky Ross' primary
Jack Blum - Former Chief investigator for
the Kerry Subcommittee which examined the Contra drug connections
in the 1980s. Testified before the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence (SSCI) in late 1996 and stated, "We don't
have to investigate. We already know."
William R. Bode - Special Assistant to Undersecretary
of State for Security Assistance (Schneider), Science and
Technology who allegedly used his office to recruit contractors
(including Gene Wheaton) for air support and other
operations on behalf of the CIA and NSC. These included air
contractors who flew drugs. According to Bo Gritz had heavy
Richard Brenneke - Portland arms dealer and
CIA asset who worked with Israeli Mossad agents and Manuel
Noriega to run a guns/drugs pipeline. Met with Geo. Bush's
national security adviser Donald Gregg.
Jose Bueso-Rosa - Honduran General and rabid
contra supporter. A major drug trafficker on whose behalf
Oliver North interceded to protect "National Security"
George Bush - As Vice President, was placed
in control of all national security operations by Reagan National
Security Decision Directives 2 & 3. Received special briefings
from CIA on drug trafficking by Contra operators. Had staff
members including Donald Gregg and Col. Douglas Menarchik
turn up heavily in connection with drug investigations and
trafficking by CIA assets and agents.
Randy Capister - CIA covert operations chief
for Central America. Worked under Alan Fiers, Clair George
and "Dewey" Clarridge.
Floyd Carlton - Panamanian drug trafficker
who used CIA contractor DIACSA as a cover. Ran drugs while
receiving State Department subsidies. Witness against Manuel
Frank Carlucci - Deputy Director of Central
Intelligence (DDCI) 1978-1981. Deputy Secretary of Defense
1981-2. Reagan National Security Adviser 1987-1989.
Rafael Caro-Quintero - Cartel level trafficker
in Guadalajara Mexico. Ran Contra training camp in Vera Cruz.
Involved in the 1985 murder of DEA agent "Kiki"
Carlos Cabezas - Drug dealer/money launderer
mentioned by Gary Webb and Cele Castillo. Can deliver names
dates, places of cash deliveries to Contras from Meneses organization.
Operated as FBI informant while dealing drugs at least through
Celerino Castillo - Senior DEA field agent
for El Salvador and Honduras. Documented CIA and NSC flights
at Ilopango airfield in El Salvador and reported same directly
to Ambassador Edwin Corr and Vice President George Bush. Was
told by Corr, "Leave it alone. It's a White House operation."
CEO, Evergreen Air - the mother of all CIA
proprietary airlines and air operations since the demise of
Duane "Dewey" Clarridge - Chief
of CIA Contra support operations from 1982 to 1984. Met regularly
with Noriega, Morales and other traffickers. Convicted of
seven counts of perjury during Iran-Contra trials and later
pardoned by George Bush.
Tom Clines - Retired CIA Deputy under former
Laos and Saigon Station Chief Ted Shackley. Convicted during
Iran-Contra of tax evasion in connection with various schemes
involving Shackley, Richard Secord and Carl Jenkins. Part
of Contra supply network linked to CIA drug trafficking as
far back as 1965 and through the CIA/Panamanian Watchtower
missions in 1975-7.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - Senior partner in
Rose law firm which negotiated many secret CIA contracts at
the Mena airport for various tenants including members of
the Hubbell family.
Roger Clinton - Brother of William Jefferson
Clinton. Recovering cocaine addict. Involved with sales of
William Jefferson Clinton - Governor of Arkansas
during heavy and admitted CIA covert ops during Contra war.
Received numerous reports of drug trafficking at Mena airport
and was allegedly involved.
Edwin Corr - Ambassador to El Salvador during
the Contra war. Received many reports of CIA drug trafficking.
Told Cele Castillo it was a White House operation. Reportedly
now teaching at the University of Oklahoma.
Rene Corvo - Miami Cuban, CIA asset dating
back to the Bay of Pigs. Involved in Contra weapons shipments,
drugs bombings, assassinations and many other all-American
Sam Dalton - New Orleans attorney who subpoenaed
the CIA regarding Barry Seal.
Doc Delaughter - Investigator for Arkansas
Organized Crime Drug Task Force aimed at Dan Lasater that
was shut down when they started getting close to Governor
John Deutch - Former CIA Director who promised
a full, complete and open investigation.
Bill Duncan - IRS investigator who was the
first to start investigations of Mena airport. Uncovered links
to Arkansas banking and financial executives including Dan
Lasater, Bill Clinton and the CIA. Ruthlessly suppressed.
John Duffy - Former San Diego Co. Sheriff
and Reagan supporter of the Contra war effort. Mentioned by
several sources as protecting CIA criminal operations in San
Gary Eitel - Vietnam Vet, former CIA pilot,
attorney and whistleblower. Aware of CIA drug ops in Mena
dating back to 1972 and massive CIA movement of military aircraft
into the drug trade. Special Independent Counsel in CIA C-130
case still pending.
Janice Elmore - Political (CIA) Officer,
U.S. Embassy El Salvador. Routinely met with Salvadoran military
and political leaders and allegedly used sexual liaisons to
gather intelligence and protect drug operations.
Joe Neville Evans - One of Barry Seal's boys
operating out of Mena.
Jeffrey Feldman - Ass't. U.S. Attorney in
South Florida. Allegedly helped quash investigations leading
to George Bush, Rene Corvo and John Hull.
Dee Ferdinand - Daughter of Col. Albert Vincent
Carone. CIA bagman and paymaster for Ollie North, George Bush,
Bill Casey. Possesses bank records and hard documents including
a tape recording leading to George Bush.
Joseph Fernandez - CIA station Chief in Costa
Rica. Debriefed one trafficker, Moises Nunez and cabled headquarters
that Nunez was working for North.
Alan Fiers - Head of CIA's Central American
Task Force during the Reagan years.
Bob Fletcher - Had his private toy company
stolen by North/Casey associates Gary Best, Heinie Aderholt
and John Singlaub. Witness in Cristic suit. Turned investigator
and has since unearthed major documents incriminating Oliver
North and others.
John Ford III - Long time CIA attorney connected
to covert and proprietary air operations. Heavy in court documents
linking CIA to embezzled C-130 aircraft. Active during Contra
years and allegedly 100 per cent knowledgeable about CIA drug
operations. Now a senior attorney for Pacific Gas and Electric
in San Francisco in the same building as former U.S. Attorney
Joseph Russoniello. Also connected to large numbers of C-130s
moved by the CIA into the drug trade referenced in U.S. vs.
Roy Reagan (1998).
Vaughn Forrest - Aide to Congressman Bill
McCollum, travelling companion to Oliver North aide Rob Owen,
friend of Oliver North (mentioned in his diaries) and was
present in John Hull's home the day of the La Penca bombing
targeting Eden Pastora.
Daryl Francis Gates - Retired LAPD Chief.
Knows of CIA connections to LAPD and other law enforcement
agencies through various links including the Narcotics Intelligence
Network. (Boy would I like to question this one!)
Robert Gates - CIA intelligence executive
under Bill Casey. Later served as Director of Central Intelligence
for President George Bush.
Clair George - CIA Deputy Director of Operations
J. Porter Goss - Republican Congressman from
So. Florida. Chair of the House Intelligence committee (HPSCI)
charged with conducting hearings on Volume II. Retired CIA
case officer who worked in South Florida with Shackley, Clines
and Wilson. (Can you say "Conflict of Interest?")
Lee Grasheim - CIA contract operative, part-time
spook associate - military hardware salesman, alleged drug
and weapons trafficker in El Salvador. Connected to Contra
supply efforts by Judge Lawrence Walsh. Investigated
by DEA, arrested and had his house raided. Connected to a
plane crash involving drugs in Florida. Mentioned in Ollie
Donald P. Gregg - National Security Adviser
to Vice President George Bush. Mentioned ubiquitously in every
published work on Contra drug trafficking.
Lt. Col. James "Bo"Gritz - POW
activist returned from Southeast Asia with a videotape of
opium warlord Khun Sa implicating Shackley, Armitage, Clines
and other CIA personnel in the drug trade.
Ramon Guillen-Davilla - Venezuelan General
indicted just days after CIA Director John Deutch left Los
Angeles in 1996 for smuggling 22 tons of cocaine into the
U.S. Guillen is an acknowledged CIA asset/agent and was storing
the cocaine in a CIA warehouse.
Woody Grantham - Longtime associate with
CIA air contract and proprietary operations. Connected to
last service of Barry Seal's C 123 Fat Lady, which
was shot down over Nicaragua in 1986. Current owner of T&G
airfreight (Arizona) which has received C-130s laundered by
CIA through the Forest Service. One, leased/sold by Grantham
caught with millions of dollars worth of coke on board in
Mexico City in 1995.
Chico Guirola - DEA listed trafficker/smuggler
connected to CIA and Contra operations by DEA agent Cele Castillo.
Mike Harrari - Israeli Mossad agent closely
connected to CIA drug operations in Panama dating back to
Watchtower in 1976. Security adviser to Manuel Noriega. Mentioned
in Ollie North's diaries. Associate of North, Casey and Bush.
Alleged to have died from heart attack in 1998 - not confirmed.
Frederick P. Hitz - CIA Inspector General
who directed the investigations in Volumes I & II after
the Gary Webb stories of 1996.
Ed Heath - Former DEA Supervisory Special
Agent who monitored CIA drug related operations during the
Contra years and later served as head of the El Paso Intelligence
Center (EPIC) which handles all intelligence for drug related
Martha Honey - Along with husband Tony Avirgan
(wounded in the La Penca bombing) was an original plaintiff
in the Cristic suit. Investigative reporter and now at the
Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
Rick Horn - Senior DEA field agent. Now leading
a class action suit against CIA for interference in recent
drug investigations in Burma.
Web Hubbell - Lawyer, partner in Rose law
firm, former Assistant Attorney General for President Clinton.
Negotiated CIA contract for multiple tenants at Mena airport
including the firm Park-On-Meter, directly tied to illegal
weapons manufacturing for the Contras.
John Hull - One of the biggest CIA/NSC players
during the Contra war. Indicted by Coast Rica for drug smuggling
Neutrality Act violations Hull escaped on
a DEA plane. Close to North, Bush, Quayle and Rob Owen. Reportedly
used his ranch in Nicaragua and surrounding areas for drug
flights into the U.S.
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman - Retired head of
National Security Agency. Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
1981-2. Member of the Board of Directors of the Fluor Corporation
where "retired CIA Deputy Director Bill Nelson met with
Ron Lister who was connected to the Blandon drug organization,
the CIA and North.
Carl Jenkins - Retired CIA Deputy Director
of Operations. Among other things attempted to recruit retired
Army CID Agent Gene Wheaton to help set up dummy airlines
which would later be used for drug and weapons smuggling.
Leon Kellner - U.S. Attorney for South Florida.
Jeff Feldman's boss. Went out of his way, in concert with
William Weld to crush investigations leading to North, Bush
and the White House.
Joseph Kelso - Freelance investigator/informant
who revealed DEA corruption in Costa Rica which connected
to CIA. Gave a 3 volume deposition in Avirgan v. Hull in So.
Florida. Yet also turns up connected to CIA laundering
of C-130 aircraft through the Forest Service (see Dec. issue).
Senator John Kerry - Chaired Senate Subcommittee
on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations of the
Committee on Foreign Relations in 1986-8 (The Kerry Committee),
produced voluminous evidence of CIA complicity in drug trafficking.
Peter Kornbluh - Administrator, National
Security Archives where many important documents, including
Ollie's diaries, CIA & DEA reports are stored. Has written
and conducted extensive research on Iran-Contra.
Dan Lasater - Arkansas crony of Bill Clinton
who allegedly called the CIA coke "Lasater's thing."
Junk bond king from Little Rock reported to have laundered
millions in cocaine profits for the Clinton's and others.
Michael Ledeen - NSC staffer close to North
and Bud McFarlane.
Carlos Lehder-Rivas - Co-founder of the Medellin
cartel which gave money to the Contras and assisted North
and Bush. Imprisoned in 1988 and recently released. One of
the Chief witnesses against Manuel Noriega. Now residing in
the Bahamas and reportedly back in business.
Mike Levine - Retired DEA. Former Country
Attachˇ in Argentina. Witnessed CIA sponsored cocaine coup
in Bolivia. Author, radio host, expert witness.
Ron Lister - Former Laguna Beach police officer
who worked with Danillo Blandon and the Ricky Ross organization.
Delivered guns to gangs and also met with retired CIA DDO
Bill Nelson at the Fluor Corporation.
Eric von Marbod - Lifelong associate of Armitage,
Shackley, Clines, et al. Vietnam hand connected to CIA/Laotian
heroin. Protˇgˇ of Henry Kissinger. Ran Defense Security Assistance
Agency for the Pentagon in the Reagan years, which provided
cover for a multitude of covert ops connected to the Contras
and other activities. Linked by Bo Gritz to drug trafficking
and abandonment of POWs.
Dave MacMichael- Retired CIA case officer.
Founder of Association of National Security Alumni. Lecturer/writer.
Outspoken critic of CIA covert operations.
John Mattes - Former Federal Public defender
who represented Jesus Garcia on weapons charges connected
to the Contras. Uncovered links to George Bush's aide Col.
Traveled to Central America on investigations
and suffered repercussions. Later served as an attorney for
the Kerry Committee.
Juan Ramon Matta-Ballesteros - Honduran cartel
level trafficker connected to the Contras. Moved four tons
of cocaine per month into the U.S. through CIA connected firms
like Setco, which he owned. Imprisoned in 1989 as CIA shifted
allegiances from the Medellin to the Cali cartel. Now in prison
Col. Douglas Menarchik - National Security
aide to George Bush whose private phone number turned up in
the possession of a Contra gun runner connected to drugs.
Norwin Meneses - Supplier of Danillo Blandon.
Long time CIA asset. Major Nicaraguan political heavyweight
who always escaped US prosecution and arrest. Now serving
time in a resort country club prison in Central America where
he still exerts great influence.
Jack McCavett - CIA station chief El Salvador.
Rep. Bill McCollum (FL) - Longtime CIA friend
associated with Bill Casey. Connected to the recruitment of
Gene Wheaton to set up dummy airlines for gun/drug smuggling.
Also connected to the Knights of Malta, a secret order used
to launder money during the era. McCollum's aide Vaughn Forrest
was with John Hull in Costa Rica the day of the La Penca bombing.
Prof. Alfred W. McCoy (University of Wisconsin,
Madison) - Author: The Politics of Heroin. World recognized
expert, professor and author who has been researching CIA
complicity in the global drug trade since the early 1970's.
John McMahon - Retired CIA Deputy Director
bypassed by the likes of Dewey Clarridge and North. A so-called
"moderate" who Bill Casey ignored in his conduct
of illegal drug and guns operations during the era.
Robert "Bud" McFarlane - National
Security Adviser to President Reagan. Oliver North's boss.
Indicted over Iran-Contra issues not related to drugs.
Ralph McGehee - Retired CIA case officer,
outspoken CIA critic and publisher of CIA-Base. Created a
publicly available database of CIA dirty tricks including
Ed Meese - Reagan's second Attorney general
who handled the Iran-Contra affair. Covered up evidence of
CIA drug trafficking and other crimes.
Rick Messick - Former aide to Senator Richard
Lugar who reportedly leaked sensitive documents from the Kerry
Committee to Oliver North and other Reagan officials.
Ramon Milian-Rodriguez - Accountant for the
Medellin cartel who testified to administering $10 million
plus in "donations" for the Contras.
Jorge Morales - Convicted Colombian drug
smuggler, Florida playboy connected to Geo. Bush who testified
to shipping guns to Contras in exchange for drugs and protection
from American law enforcement investigations.
Frank Moss - American pilot. Partner with
Matta in Setco
Mario Murga - DEA and CIA informant for Celerino
Castillo. Identified aircraft with black crosses on their
tails as being CIA drug and weapons flights.
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega - Long time CIA
asset and colleague of George Bush before his ouster in Operation
Just Cause in 1989. Former dictator of Panama, the money laundering
capital for the drug trade and prime transshipment point for
a variety of CIA cargoes. Allied with the Medellin cartel.
Now serving a prison sentence.
Oliver North - There aren't enough words
and I couldn't print them all anyway!
Rob Owen - Preppie aide to Ollie North and
courier/messenger who traveled throughout Central and Latin
America. Hand picked from the staff of Indiana Senator Dan
Quayle of Indiana which is also the home state of John Hull.
Michael Palmer - Pilot and drug smuggling
operator of CIA contractor Vortex, heavily referenced in Volume
Col. Nestor Pino - U.S. Army Special Warfare
expert connected to Bo Gritz, William Bode, Richard Armitage
and Erich Von Marbod. Involved in Contra supply drug operations
reportedly connected to drugs.
Ross Perot - Texas billionaire and longtime
POW activist known to have heavy intelligence and political
contacts. Reportedly backed Richard Armitage into a corner
over Armitage's alleged connections to drug trafficking, gambling
and POW abandonment in 1986.
Adm. John Poindexter - National Security
Adviser to President Reagan. Oliver North's boss when Iran-Contra
Tom Posey - Founded Civilian Military Assistance,
a cutout Contra support operation. Connected to Hull, Calero,
Frank Chanes, North, Owen and the attempts to silence Jack
Terrell and murder Eden Pastora.
Gen. Colin Powell - Senior Pentagon official
who oversaw much of the weapons transfers to Iran and out
of Pentagon into private hands. Calls Richard Armitage his
Rafael "Chi-Chi" Quintero - Cuban
born assassin and long time CIA operative known to have worked
for Ted Shackley, Tom Clines and Ed Wilson. Heavily involved
in Contra support operations including, according to Contra
pilot Michael Tolliver, the coordination of drug flights.
Known associate of Casey, Bush, North bagman and drug money
launderer, Albert Carone.
CEO, The RAND Corporation - On acquisition
and sharing of data from UCLA's NPI and other sources with
the Central Intelligence Agency.
Roy Reagan - Aircraft broker, longtime CIA
associate convicted in 1998 of defrauding the government in
a scheme to steal C-130's from the Forest Service, move them
through CIA proprietary Evergreen Air facilities and into
the drug trade. Some C-130's moved through Mena, AK. Most
turned up overseas doing anything but fighting fires.
Terry Reed - CIA contract pilot trained and
handled by Barry Seal and Oliver North. Exposed direct CIA
drug connections at Mena airport and connections between George
Bush and Governor Bill Clinton. Framed for insurance fraud
when he refused to go along with drug smuggling ops.
Oliver "Buck" Revell - Former Assistant
Director of the FBI. Part of Terrorist Incident Working Groups
(TIWGs) in the NSC under Bush. Very close to Ollie North.
Responsible for harassment of Contra drug witnesses and the
cover-up of criminal conduct leading into the White House.
Win Richardson - Former analyst and mid manager
of E-Systems near Dallas. Documented cocaine flights on E
Systems aircraft. E-Systems is a major defense contractor
with former CIA Director William Raborn on the Board.
Mike Riconosciouto - CIA computer expert
tied to various illegal CIA covert ops including reprogramming
of PROMIS software and drug trafficking through Mena Arkansas.
Glenn Robinette - Security officer for North
and Secord's Enterprise. DC Private investigator
and retired CIA operative used by Oliver North to harass and
intimidate key witnesses including Jack Terrell and the Cristic
Felix Rodriguez - (a.k.a. Max Gomez) Longtime
CIA hand from the Bay of Pigs era. Connected to drug running
and covert military operations. A major CIA player who ran
operations at Ilopnago Hangars 4 & 5 where DEA agent Cele
Castillo documented drug flights. Involved in 1998 delivery
of U.S. helicopters to Mexico to "fight" the drug
Ricky Ross - Celebrated dealer of the Dark
Alliance series. Labeled the king of crack cocaine by the
L.A. Times. Started the crack cocaine epidemic receiving CIA
protected shipments of cocaine. Now serving an undetermined
sentence after life sentence overturned.
Don Richardson - Political Officer (CIA)
U.S. Embassy El Salvador. Knew of drug operations sanctioned/protected
by the Agency and ordered by the White House.
Jimmy Rothstein - Retired NYPD Detective.
Knew Al Carone. Has openly detailed CIA drug involvement through
NYPD for decades as well as the targeting of African Americans
for CIA heroin shipped via the French Connection and the Prince
of the City cases. Has hard documents linking CIA to rental
of facilities for drug dealers connected to the Agency.
Mike Ruppert - former LAPD narcotics investigator
from CIA connected family. Eyewitness to a CIA agent arranging
drug shipments in 1976-7. Writer, lecturer and expert witness
on the subject of CIA drug trafficking.
Joseph Russoniello - Former Assistant US
Attorney in San Francisco, labeled by CIA as "most deferential"
to their interests. Quashed the "Frogman" investigations
connected to Norwin Meneses. Represented defendants in CIA's
embezzlement of C-130 aircraft in U.S. v. Reagan. Now occupies
offices in the same building as John Ford in the headquarters
building of PG&E in San Francisco.
Dr. David Sabow, MD - Brother of Marine Col.
Jim Sabow who was murdered after discovering C-130s with Forest
Service markings flying cocaine onto El Toro Marine Air Station
in 1991. Col. Sabow's death was ruled a suicide in spite of
forensic evidence proving murder. Sabow, who was hounded by
the Marines, can offer additional information relevant to
CIA drug trafficking.
George Schultz - Secretary of State for Ronald
Peter Dale Scott - Professor, UC Berkeley,
author of Cocaine Politics. Recognized expert
on CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking.
Richard Secord - Retired AF General tied
to CIA drug operations from the Vietnam era. Longtime associate
of Ted Shackley, Tom Clines, Ed Wilson and Richard Armitage.
Caught embezzling funds from government contracts through
EATSCO. Heavily involved in Contra supply operations with
Ted Shackley - Retired Associate Deputy Director
of Operations at CIA. Hired by CIA in 1951 and rose to power
in anti-Castro efforts Mongoose and JM-WAVE in So. Florida
in the early 1960s. Perhaps the strongest continuous thread
in the history of CIA drug dealing. Former Station Chief in
Laos and Saigon. ADDO under CIA Director George Bush in 1976
and heavily involved in Iran-Contra. Still active in the intelligence
Ronald Siegel, PhD - Pioneer researcher on
crack cocaine at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI).
Traveled to South America several times in late 70-early 80s.
Expert on the addictiveness of the drug and UCLA connections
to RAND and the CIA.
John Singlaub - Retired Army general and
rabid anti-Communist. Heavily involved in illegal weapons
supplies for the Contras, many of which were purchased with
drug monies. An essential part of The Enterprise and
front man for Contra support activities.
Stanley Sporkin - retired General Counsel
for the CIA during the Casey years. Now a sitting United Stated
District Court Judge in
Washington, D.C. (The e-mails used
to read "To Stanley from Ollie.")
Kenneth Starr - Former special assistant
to Reagan Attorney General William French-Smith who knew about,
and helped author the infamous memorandum removing CIA's responsibility
for reporting drug trafficking by its agents and contract
Col. James Steel - Commander Mil Group El
Salvador. Principal liaison between the military and Felix
Rodriguez and Oliver North for operations at Ilopango airfield
and throughout El Salvador.
John H. Stein - CIA Deputy Director of Operations
(DDO) from July 1981 - June 1984.
James Robert Strauss - Bagman and laundry
man for cocaine profits through organized crime to support
a variety of missions including POW rescue efforts. Partner
of Col. Albert Carone whose daughter, Dee Ferdinand, has a
tape of Strauss acknowledging that the CIA operations known
as Amadeus were run by George Bush. Travel records indicate
heavy international travel to launder cocaine funds for the
Agency, Bill Casey and the NSC.
Lewis Tambs - U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica.
Planned victim of alleged assassination attempt by John Hull,
CIA and Ollie North. Opposed transfer of C-130s from Australia
to South America for use in the drug trade.
Dois G. "Chip" Tatum - CIA operative
and pilot who participated in CIA covert operations, assassinations
and drug missions. Claims direct connections and meeting with
George Bush and Bill Clinton during the Contra era. Claims
to possess hard documents, tape recordings and other evidence
connecting to Israeli Mossad officials and CIA executives
including Ted Shackley and William Casey. Whereabouts unknown.
George Tenet - Current Director of Central
Intelligence who supervised the declassification of Volume
II of Inspector General Fred Hitz's 1997 investigation.
Jack Terrell - Self-styled mercenary who
became the chief witness in the Cristic lawsuit. Began working
for Tom Posey's CMA and became exposed to drug operations
at Ilopnago in El Salvador and John Hull's ranch in Costa
Rica. Became an obsession of North, Hull, Robinette and Owen.
Prosecuted and hounded on trumped up weapons charges.
Bill Tyree - Former U.S. Army Special Forces
troop involved in CIA drug operations in Panama (Watchtower)
dating back to 1976-7 under the Directorship of George Bush.
Eyewitness and participant to drug exchanges involving CIA
and Manuel Noriega. Wrongly framed and convicted for the murder
of his own wife in 1979, Tyree is now plaintiff in a $63 million
suit against the CIA, George Bush and Bill Clinton. An invaluable
Vang Pao - Southeast Asian Hmong opium warlord
who commanded a CIA Army in Laos for Ted Shackley and the
CIA. Heavily involved in the opium trade. Relocated to Montana
after the Vietnam War where there are currently numerous allegations
of CIA drug smuggling.
Director, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
(NPI) - On relationships and connections with the RAND Corporation,
CIA and research into addictive qualities of crack cocaine
and other drugs.
Frederico Vaughan- Nicaraguan Sandinista
official involved in alleged drug sting manufactured by Oliver
Lupita Vega - The only Salvadoran national
working for the Mil Group with above Top Secret clearances
in El Salvador. Handled coded traffic and communications regarding
Judge Lawrence Walsh - Special Independent
Counsel for Iran-Contra. Received voluminous information about
drug trafficking and decided it was not within his mandate
to do anything about it. As a private attorney in the early
80s obtained End User Certificates for Richard Secord's Eatsco
Gary Webb - The Pulitzer Prize winning reporter
and author of Dark Alliance who got us into all this
mess again. (Thank God!)
Judge William Webster - Former FBI Director.
Appointed CIA Director after Bill Casey's death in 1987. Presided
over the cover-up at CIA.
Scott Weekly - Annapolis classmate of Oliver
North. Friend of Bo Gritz. Covert operations specialist and
weapons expert. Described heavily in Gary Webb's Dark
Alliance. Linked to drug and weapons trafficking in
Southern California through Ron Lister.
Casper Weinberger - Reagan Secretary of Defense.
Responsible when large numbers of military personnel, especially
Green Beret's, were used on drug connected missions. Also
oversaw diversion of military aircraft, personnel and resources
into drug missions run by the CIA.
Russel Welch - Arkansas State Investigator
who was one of the first to uncover CIA drug smuggling at
the Mena airport and connections to Bill Clinton. Ruthlessly
William Weld - Assistant Attorney General,
Criminal Division under Reagan. Stalled or aborted every criminal
investigation into drug trafficking connected to the CIA and
David Westrate - High ranking DEA official
who handled sensitive intelligence liaison between CIA, DEA
and Congress dating back to the mid-70s. Rose to become Assistant
Gene Wheaton - Retired Army CID, Air Force
OSI investigator. Arguably the deepest witness to ever come
from inside covert operations and publicly oppose CIA drug
trafficking. Investigator for the Cristic Institute, the Sabow
family, one of the first at Mena and deeply involved in the
C-130 investigations involving CIA and the Forest Service.
James Woolsey - First CIA Director under
Bill Clinton prior to the appointment of John Deutch.
you want to know MORE about this subject,
may we recommend the following:
- Extracts and Commentary
from Vol. II of the CIA Inspector General's Report.
- The Carone Report
- The Tyree Papers
- The UCLA Oral History
A SUBSCRIPTION TO FROM THE WILDERNESS
to our Store Now!
Sign Up Here for FREE Email Alerts!
to the From
The Wilderness Newsletter]
Become a Member Today!