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Reagan administration, CIA complicit in DEA agent’s murder, say former insiders

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.


We are aware of the Iran-Contra disaster during President Ronald W. Reagan’s watch. 

Which begs the question, how many administrations made the decision to go the corruption route?


By John McPhaul
Former DEA El Paso boss: Agent Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation.
Ronald Reagan Iran-Contra

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz, Ed Meese and Don Regan to discuss the president’s remarks on the Iran-Contra affair, in the Oval Office on Nov. 25, 1986. Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library, official government record/Wikimedia Commons

Two former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency contract pilot are claiming that the Reagan Administration was complicit in the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena at the hands of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

The administration’s alleged effort to cover up a U.S. government relationship with the Mexican drug lord to provide for the arming and the training of Nicaraguan Contra rebels, at a time when official assistance to the Contras was banned by the congressional Boland Amendment, led to Camarena’s kidnap, torture and murder, according to Phil Jordon, former head of the DEA’s El Paso office, Hector Berrellez, the DEA’s lead investigator into Camarena’s kidnapping, torture and murder, and CIA contract pilot Robert “Tosh” Plumlee.

“We’re not saying the CIA murdered Kiki Camarena,” Jordan said. But the “consensual relationship between the Godfathers of Mexico and the CIA that included drug trafficking” contributed to Camarena’s death, he added.

Rafael Caro Quintero

Mexican former drug cartel boss, Rafael Caro Quintero, was serving his conviction at Puente Grande prison in Guadalajara when he was released last July. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture and prosecution in the United States.

“I don’t have a problem with the CIA conducting covert operations to protect the national security of our country or our allies, but not to engage in criminal activity that leads to the murder of one our agents,” Jordan said.

Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation, Jordan alleged.


It’s far from ridiculous as the DEA asserts that Kiki Camarena was assassinated by them.  Dead men can’t testify or blow the whistle.

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Why We Still Talk About JFK Today

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

And excellent piece by Peggy Noonan follows.


 Perhaps it was the dark side of JFK hidden dutifully by the press with no credible evidence and a lying Warren commission covering up what happened if they knew.


Kennedy had connections with the Mafia,  he didn’t like the CIA and saw the as a rogue element not under his control, then the Cuban connection is a possibility when Kennedy failed to provide air cover to Cuban dissidents who where in the process of mounting an insurrection and taking Cuba back from Fidel Castro.  


Both JFK and Mafia boss, Sam Giancana were having sexual trysts with Miss Monroe.

Perhaps all would have turned out far better has she stayed married to Joe DiMaggio.

The Wall Street Journal

Peggy Noonan

I am on my way from Los Angeles to Dallas, where tomorrow I will appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” which will come live out of the Texas Schoolbook Depository. I can’t believe I’ll be inside that place, from which, 50 years ago next week, at a corner window on the sixth floor, Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed John F. Kennedy.

One of the questions we’ll discuss: Why do we still talk about JFK?

From my show notes:

1. We talk still about JFK and his death because the biggest generation in all U.S. history, that part of the population known as the baby boomers, watched it all, live, on that new thing called TV, and it entered our heads and never left. It was the first central historical fact of our lives, so we still read about it, think about it, and watch anything having to do with it.

2. Our parents experienced it as a different kind of trauma. They had lost one of their own. He had fought in World War II, like them. He was still young, like them, and now he was brutally cut down. What a lot of them felt was captured in the famous conversation of the newspaper columnist Mary McGrory and her friend Pat Moynihan. McGrory said: Oh Pat, can you believe we’re at Jack Kennedy’s funeral? “I feel like we’ll never laugh again.” He replied: “We’ll laugh again, but we’ll never be young again.”

3. We talk about JFK’s death because for the 18 years leading up to that point—between the end of the war, as we used to say, and 1963—America knew placidity. Many problems were growing and quietly brewing, but on the surface America was placid, growing more affluent, and politically calm. And then this rupture, this shock, this violence, this new sense that anything can happen, history can be ripped from its rails, that security once won cannot necessarily be maintained. That our luck won’t necessarily hold.

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False Flags have traditionally been involved in the lead up to war


By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

FDR was well aware of the “intelligence” leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he chose to do nothing thus giving the United States the right to declare war against Japan and eventually join in and save the frogs from the Germans in WWII.

I’m not a Libertarian, but in this case I could not agree with Senator Ron Paul more.


Our tepid attempts to force democracy on countries that don’t abide by it is and will be a losing proposition. 

It’s well past time we move our assets out of the area. 


These inbred fools don’t need Americans to kill, Christians, Jews or Coptic Christians, they kill because that is who they are.

Stand down and let them kill each other.

New questions on CIA programs after Lady’s arrest, release

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot. 

Not probably the type of lady you had in mind.  I does however, remind me of the TV hit Burn Notice.


Burn Notice

Smoke um if you got up, don’t you just love a woman with pigtails?

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Washington Times

Intelligence and World Affairs by Lisa M. Ruth

Lisa M. Ruth


Former CIA base chief Robert Seldon Lady, arrested then released in Panama, is wanted in Italy for his role in an 'extraordinary rendition.' Photo: ap

WEST PALM BEACH, July 20, 2013 – Less than 24 hours after Panamanian officials detained former CIA Milan base chief Robert Seldon Lady, he was on a plane returning to the United States.

According to U.S. State Department officials, Panamanian authorities released Lady and he boarded a US-bound flight on Friday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf confirmed Lady was returning to the US. She said she was unaware of any conversations between U.S. officials and Panamanian officials concerning Lady.

On Thursday, Panamanian authorities detained Lady near Panama’s border with Costa Rica. Details of his detention have not been released.The Italian government has issued an international arrest warrant in connection with his conviction his 2009 conviction for his role in the “extraordinary rendition” of an Egyptian cleric in Milan, but it is also unclear whether Italy requested his extradition from Panama.

In 2009, an Italian court convicted Lady and 22 other Americans – all but one CIA officers or contractors – in abstentia for their role in the 2003 abduction of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr from Milan. According to court documents, CIA officers and Italian officials picked Abu Omar off the Milan streets on his way to noon prayers, threw him into a CIA van and drove him to the U.S. Air Force base in Italy. He then was flown to several other U.S. military bases, ultimately ending in Egypt, where he claims he was tortured.

The U.S. considered Omar a terrorism suspect and alleged he had information on terrorist activities and plots. They suspected him of recruiting militants and involvement in terrorist plots.

The 22 Americans appealed the conviction last year, and the sentences were upheld. The Americans did not appear in court and only two of them ever communicated with their attorneys.Italian Courts found that Italy’s secret services were complicit in the operation, and sentenced former intelligence chief, Nicolo Pollari, to 10 years in prison. His deputy was sentenced to nine years, ad three other officials received six years. However, they are free pending an appeal.

The Italians argue that the security services, and the CIA, received approval from the government of then-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

In April, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardoned U.S. Air Force Colonel Joseph L. Romano for his involvement in the case.

Italian officials also reportedly offered Lady a plea deal if he agreed to provide details on the operation. Lady refused to hand over classified information.Lady has, however, stated that he opposed the operation because, he said, it was “superfluous.” The Italians were already surveilling Abu Omar, and Lady believed they would collect needed information on their own.

Critics say Lady and his colleagues need to be held responsible for their actions.

Others, however, note that the CIA appeared to have followed protocol in the case, receiving approval from both U.S. and Italian officials.

“This was not a rogue CIA operation,” says one former Agency officer familiar with the operation, “These guys had a finding and had approval. They weren’t acting on their own.”

An article by Matthew Cole in GQ last year appears to support that view. According to Cole, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice personally approved the operation when she served as President George Bush’s National Security Advisor.

Lady, a 24-year CIA veteran, had planned to retire in Italy at the end of his Milan tour. He had purchased a farm in Penango, a small town in northern Italy, and lovingly restored it and decorated it with antiques and family heirlooms.

Currently, however, he cannot return to Italy or will face arrest. He does, however, continue to pay his $4,000 a month mortgage on the property in hopes that one day he can return.

Sources close to Lady say he desperately misses his farm and Italy, and continues to believe he did nothing wrong. He says the CIA was “…the greatest job I ever had” although he is reportedly bitter over lack of government support during the trial.

He still reportedly hopes to return to Italy, although his arrest this week highlights just how unlikely that is.

The CIA officially had no comment on Lady’s arrest in Panama or his return to the United States.


The Least We Can Do


Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

We have a serious deficit in congress when the likes of John Kerry, recently confirmed, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan, about to be approved for Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, respectively are not blocked.


Seriously flawed candidates

The least We the People can do is write all your federal representatives at one time by clicking here.  

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

The one thing that Hagel, Kerry and Brennan all have in common, besides being Washington insiders, is that they all agree that terrorism is basically a misunderstanding. All three fancy themselves men of the world who know more than the peasants back home because they have spent a few days being shepherded through high level meetings in Brussels, Riyadh and Beijing.


They have spent decades marinating in talking points and they know, for example, that terrorism is due to poverty and that Islamic terrorists aren’t really Muslim, they just try to convince us that they are to trick us into going to war with Islam.

Most of all they know that we can’t beat the terrorists on the battlefield, all we can hope to do is wage a war for their hearts and minds, empowering moderates by resolving grievances until the extremists are discredited and peace reigns on earth.

Every word of it is nonsense, but national policy runs on nonsense. In the last four years the government has run massive deficits to save the economy, compelled everyone to buy health insurance to fix health care and flirted with minting a trillion dollar coin to cover its debts. A policy’s obvious ridiculousness only ranks it higher in the estimation of idiots insiders who confuse stupidity with out-of-the-box thinking.

Whether it’s domestic crime or the international rise of a terrorist movement, the left clings to its sociological security blanket explaining everything in terms of poverty and disenfranchisement. It doesn’t matter to the idiot left whether they are dealing with gangs in Oakland, Marxist terrorists in Nicaragua, drug dealers in Chicago, Communist guerrillas in Vietnam, race riots in New York or Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan; to them it’s all reducible to the same tired formula of Imperialism + Capitalism = Poverty and Resistance to be solved with day care centers and grievance commissions.

Leftists love moving to Chicago slums, Afghan caves or Latin American peasant villages, living with the natives, struggling with their toilets and finding deep spiritual meaning in their simple lives. And despite learning to speak their language, badly, and taking enough photos of them to populate a museum, they invariably leave without a clue about who the locals are and what makes them tick. But that’s because they assume that they already know what makes them tick. Oppression. And with that covered, they never bother to learn anything of more significance than a greeting and a goodbye.

The one indispensable word that the left uses to explain all the violence is “Misunderstood.” Criminals and terrorists aren’t bad… they’re misunderstood. We think that they’re threatening and they think that we’re threatening. We think that they’re attacking us, but they’re really just defending themselves. We think that they want to destroy us, but they just really want us to live up to our ideals.

KERRY-STATE-250x250Hanoi John: Most people that shoot themselves in the foot don’t receive purple hearts for doing so.  Recently confirmed as Secretary of State. 

According to John Kerry, the Viet Cong and the Sandinistas were both misunderstood. We thought that they were Communist terrorists, when really it was we who forced them to become terrorists and Communists. Since then Kerry has continued discovering other misunderstood people, including Saddam Hussein and Bashar Assad, and will go on discovering them on a freelance basis.

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Of couse this was hidden from We the People

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot.

As has been reported previously on this site, the FBI knew about the General’s affair last summer.

Understanding that said revelation might have been an unwanted October surprise Team Obama chose to bury it, thus providing one more reason for impeachment or to bring charges of treason against him.

With the Obama administration, National Security is always trumped by winning an election, it’s the Chicago way.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Petraeus Scandal Could Have Sunk Obama

By Cliff Kincaid
Director for AIM the Center for Investigative Journalism

A week before the election, a FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans.

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Personal thoughts on General (ret.) David Petraeus by Michael Yon

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot

Michael’s analysis of David Petraeus as an Alpha male and his leadership abilities give an eye opening account on the retired general and former Director of the CIA.  

Photo: CIA

His judgement and the relationship he developed with Paula Broadwell are under investigation by the FBI and at this time are open to speculation; his amazing leadership capability is not open to question.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Michael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been writing from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004. 

No other writer has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars.  Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat journalist of his generation. 

His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.

Petraeus: A Sad Day for the United States

General (ret.) David Petraeus is a peerless asset to the United States.  His contributions to the war and to the nation have been incalculable.

No one can estimate the number of lives among Americans, the Coalition and Iraqi civilians that his wise leadership saved during that horrible war.  His short leadership in Afghanistan rekindled my confidence that war also might be brought to heel.  Unfortunately, he was sent back to lead the CIA, which was a great loss for the military.

Director Petraeus’s accomplishments can never be erased.  He will undoubtedly be demonized for his affair.  It is not easy to ameliorate the stain that it leaves, as the potential final word summing up an impeccable career.

All Alphas have enemies.  Petraeus is no exception.  The finest leaders usually have more enemies than the company men whose mantra is, “Don’t bail the sinking boat. The boss said the boat is not sinking.” Unfortunately we have a surfeit of company men and only one Dave Petraeus. (complete article below)

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