The U.S. Government Is the Biggest Drug Dealer in the World!
While the U.S. federal government has been waging a phony and hypocritical "war on
drugs" as an easy way to increase repression in inner cities and confiscate millions
of dollars in private assets through unconstitutional forfeiture laws in order to fund its
burgeoning police state, it has also been an active participant in the illegal drug trade,
using public resources to bring heroin and cocaine into American inner cities at least
since the 1960's.
Sound like paranoia? In fact, this information has been confirmed by scholars and
researchers throughout the past three decades. Any honest scholar that has researched the
issue will tell you that this is the truth, but you will find very little information
about it in the mainstream mass media. The most recent scandal involved the Central Intelligence Agency selling crack cocaine in
South Central Los Angeles in order to fund the U.S. covert war against the people of
While the CIA's heavy involvement in the drug trade, and especially the crack cocaine
trade, has been well documented by scholars such as Dr. Peter Dale Scott at least since the
Iran-Contra hearings in the 1980s, the mass media are only now beginning to take notice.
And even when they do take notice, most of the sheep-like journalists and anchorpeople
continue to parrot the absurd government line in contradiction to the blatant facts, which
are available to anyone who reads beyond the corporate summaries of government press
releases. On NPR, for example, a reporter commented that since the story wasn't picked up
by the New York Times, it must be false. Another reporter on FOX News said
"there has been no direct evidence, repeat, no direct evidence, linking the CIA to
the crack trade in South Central."
These people are either complete idiots or just flat out liars. The evidence is
overwhelming and will convince anyone other than an utter fool. The facts have finally hit
the mainstream media only due to pressure from concerned citizens and reporters they could
no longer afford to ignore. This link continues to be updated as the story unfolds. Write your Congresspersons today and
demand a full Congressional investigation! Also contact your mainstream news media and ask
them why they continue to whitewash the evidence of U.S. government hypocrisy with regard
to the drug trade!
Thanks to some real investigative reporting by Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News, combined with public
pressure by residents of South Central Los Angeles, this story is finally reaching the
mainstream news media. If public pressure continues, U.S. government officials may finally
be called upon to answer for their actions. One can only hope that the American public
will hold the true murderers and drug dealers responsible rather thanletting the story
blow over with a few slaps on the wrist the way we did with the Iran-Contra revelations.
This page is one attempt to gather and distribute the evidence so that people can make
informed decisions and begin the long process of calling our government to responsibility.
Links to information about the CIA complicity in the drug trade:
- Dark Alliance: The San Jose Mercury News
exposť. This excellent web site presents the evidence in a series of compelling articles,
along with photographs and sound clips from testimony about the CIA's involvement in the
crack trade in South Central.
- (Never heard of the contras? Read this.)
- Contras, Crack, and the CIA:
Editorial by Robert Parry in a recent issue of the Nation which gives
evidence that the U.S. government knew about and covered up contra drug dealing for at
least the past ten years.
- Media Focus on CIA's Cocaine Links
is Long Overdue, short article by Norman Solomon, dated Oct. 1 '96.
- Media War over CIA and
Cocaine, also by Norman Solomon.
- The Kerry Report:
During the Iran Contra Investigation ten years ago, much evidence linking the CIA to drug
dealing came out but was successfully covered up by an obedient and sheep-like mass media.
Read excerpts of the Senate Investigative Committee Report which detailed this evidence
here, or ask your library for the full document.
- Crack Reparations.
Argues that the U.S. government should pay reparations to South Central Los Angeles for
destroying communities by bringing in crack cocaine. Do you have a friend or loved
one whose life has been destroyed by the crack trade? Demand reparations now! From the
terrific new Seattle 'zine Eat the
- How the CIA Created the Crack
Epidemic, story from the Revolutionary Worker.
- Ex-DEA Agent Castillo
Tells All: Excerpt from Castillo's book Powderburns. I have the book
and it would be a really good book if Castillo's publisher would LEARN TO FUCKING SPELL! I
wouldn't complain but with more than 5-10 errors per page the book becomes unreadable.
(sigh) I'm still glad this info is out there though....
- Chronology of Events outlining
the CIA/Contra Drug Dealing Connection. Note that this chronology was developed in 1990,
six years before the most recent revelations.
- Cocaine Importing Agency: Dave
Feustel maintains a nice collection of articles on CIA drug smuggling
over the years.
- "WormScan": A collection
of news items relating to official complicity and responsibility for the drug trade.
Mirrored here, with a
longer version here.
- Cockburn v. Secord: When Leslie and
Andrew Cockburn exposed the CIA's drug connections in 1987, Richard Secord sued them for
defaming his character. He lost the suit because he was unable to produce any evidence of
malice or distortion. Read the court's decision here!
- CIA is Up to Its Eyeballs in
Cocaine Deals, by Dierdre Griswold. Could the title be any more plain?
- Dark Alliance:
Reprint of the SJMercury article with commentary from Arm the Spirit.
- CIA's Contras Linked to Crack Trade:
nice summary of the San Jose Mercury News exposť
- DEA's Finest Details Corruption, by
John Viet for MediaFilter.
- Congressional Reports on Drug
Corruption in the Federal Government, a list of resources available from the
government documents collection of your library.
- U.S. Officials Joined
Mexican Drug Smugglers, from the Sacramento Bee in February of 1996.
- Snowbound: A 1989
expose on U.S. government drug smuggling from Penthouse magazine.
- Justice Department
Investigation Begins: This brief CNN report of 23 September 1996 indicates the first
sign that the government is looking into the CIA involvement in drug trafficking. I
include it here in spite of its blatant whitewashing of responsible parties (giving plenty
of space to Oliver North's mendacious denials and not even pointing out that these denials
are in obvious contradiction to what he testified during the Iran-Contra hearings).
- Ex-DEA Agent Celerino
Castillo announced his intention to confess about the CIA/DEA connection to the drug
trade over a year ago. When he told former president George Bush of his intentions, Bush
"smiled and walked away." More on the story here.
- Haiti's Nightmare: The
Haiti connection to the CIA/Contra Drug Operation (mirrored here). See also "Haiti, Thugs, and Drugs."
- The De-Central Intelligence Agency, a site dedicated
to ending the media blackout on the CIA's involvement in heroin and cocaine trafficking.
- A Scandal Unravels
in Arkansas: Just because the contra war against Nicaragua was the product of the
12-year reign of the G.O.P. (Greedy Old Pricks), doesn't mean Bill Clinton's hands are
clean. 1995 article from the New York Post
- Arkansas Drug Probe
Could Be Dynamite. Followup of the above. Also a 1995 followup exists.
- Starr Investigation
Targets Arkansas Police: Read how Arkansas Law Enforcement tried to cover the CIA's
tracks while it was dealing drugs.
- The MENA Coverup: Wall
Street Journal article on Clinton's role in the CIA-drug connection.
- More on MENA, from Paul
DiRienzo in 1992. See also this
post from alt.politics.clinton.
- 1985: from the Secret History of the United States.
Details some of the Clinton-Bush-North connection in the drug scandal. More info in 1996.
Crimes of MENA: A London Perspective. London's Sunday Telegraph points out that the
Whitewater connection to drugs and contras is a smokescreen being used both to smear the
Clinton White House and cover up the fact that these operations have been going on for a
- Assorted Mena Links: more
links to articles on Mena from the Real Change
website, exposing the corruption of all of the currently running Presidential
- Drugs and Covert Operations,
1991 article from Convergence magazine.
- How the Drug War Created Crack,
from Cures not Wars. Excellent article from the Village
Voice in 1990 arguing that the U.S. "War on Drugs" led to the crack
- Shooting Up in Public, by
Ron Reed. Great essay against prohibition which discusses the U.S. involvement in
narcoterrorism in Central America and Vietnam. Mirrored here.
- The Duplicity of the War on
Drugs: a nice USENET post against drug prohibition which discusses the U.S.
government's heavy involvement in the Southeast Asian heroin trade in the 1970s.
- The Politics of Drugs in America,
by Frank Morales. From MediaFilter.
- Alfred McCoy discusses
U.S. involvement in the Southeast Asian Heroin trade. See also the interview here.
- Doping and Duping America: more on the
hidden history of heroin.
- The Intelligence Connection, designed for the
"incurably informed" by the De-Central Intelligence Agency.
- Want More Information on CIA Covert Operations Domestically (in explicit violation of
Federal Law)? Check out this site for
- Cops and Drugs:
Details corruption of Law Enforcement Agencies Across the Nation.
- Rhetorical Genealogy of the War on
Drugs: a Drug War History I wrote a few years ago. Mentions some of the U.S.
government complicity in the heroin trade, as well as the CIA's use of LSD in the 1950s
and 1960s. Also see my links to drug
legalization resources for further information.
"To Achieve World
Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
their loyalty to family traditions and national identification" Brock Chisholm - Director of the World Health Organization
"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to
believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a
reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police
State Dictatorship it's going to
get." Ian Williams Goddard
The fact is that "political
correctness" is all about creating uniformity. Individualism is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of
the New World Order. They want a
public that is predictable and conditioned to do as it's told without asking questions.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals
and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the
second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson