SB News Press May 13, 1990 Sunday B section under the misleading headline …
Dim: “Hey, how about that Harry?”
Headline Harry: “Huh? What? Headlines said something about a new canal.”
Establishment Ed: “It seems to me that CIA is doing some secret work for the government designed to protect American interests abroad against those Communists. They're everywhere.”
Dim, “Not quite. Israeli's shipping guns to Colombian drug lords. Where are the Communists? CIA running drugs to support their habit of overthrowing 3rd world Central American countries to obtain governments more pliable to American interests. Where are the Communists?”
Ed: “Nicaragua is Communist.”
Dim: “It doesn’t bother you that an ex-Army lieutenant says the CIA has been dealing drugs for years to finance their efforts to overthrow the Nicaraguan government in order to establish a canal in Nicaragua? No mention of Communism, only the canal. What do you think about that, Ed?”
Establishment Ed: “What am I supposed to think? What does the Bush Administration say I am supposed to think? I don't want to stir up any unrest. After all I have my wife and family to think of. Promotions, two weeks paid vacation, big screen TV, and mortgage payments on my nice middle class house in suburbia. Must take care of myself – protect my security.”
Dim: “& I quote, ‘We always decline to comment on reports of this nature,’ said CIA spokesman Peter Earnest.’”
SB News-Press May 19, 1990, a brief synopsis:
So it’s all here – the ex head of the CIA Bush's connection with Ollie North a full month before he admitted knowing anything about the Iran-Israeli-Contra affair. (Why don't they ever mention the Israeli part of the connection?) And then comes Noriega needing assistance from establishment hero Ollie North to clean up his image after it was discovered that he was running cocaine as well as guns from Panama. In his diaries Ollie North also mentions the drugs/arms trafficking and the secret airstrip in Costa Rica. It’s evident that Secord & North were fully aware of Noriega’s drug running through Panama. Long after his connection with cocaine he still remained good enough friends with them to discuss with North setting up a school for commandos, as they called them. They could easily have called them terrorists with their booby traps and counter terrorist operations.
Obviously North and Noriega knew each other quite well since they met in London to talk about their plans together. Even though nothing came of the meeting, the meeting established that Noriega and North were hardly casual acquaintances, but were instead good friends sharing common goals and aims in world politics. Then of course North attempting to aid his good friend Noriega with his image problem and then Noriega's support for his friend Ollie North to help sabotage Nicaragua from the South. We can imagine their meeting.
“Greetings friend. If you help me with the Contras against the Sandinistas, I will help clear your image problem in the USA. But please don't step out of line too much because they're already starting to put the heat on me too.”
How sweet. Two good friends, Ollie North and Manuel Noriega, their careers growing together through their connection to the Central American gun and drug running CIA network supervised by George Bush, head of the CIA. Need I say more?
Psych: “And he didn’t. The Author, my friend and patient, came to a dead halt – no recapitulation – no transition – no tying up loose ends – nothing. He stopped writing for 4 months after researching and composing rather continuously for nearly 6 months. The prior article was written in mid-May 1990. He didn’t begin writing again until late September, and then on an entirely different topic – although related. Even this connection was unbeknownst to him at the time – and for years later.
I think he was stunned at the depth of the corruption – the depravity it had sunk to. 1) The CIA run by George Bush coordinating operations between Israel, Columbia’s cocaine cartel, and Iran, our supposed enemy to overthrow the Nicaraguan government because it was unfriendly to the business interests of the International Corporations. 2) The US government supplying military aid to right wing death squads allied with the cocaine cartels to undermine Colombia’s democracy through the assassination of thousands of leftist political candidates. 3) CIA agents and an American general setting up a location in Costa Rica to run illegal guns and drugs. 4) Then the Propaganda generated by the Establishment controlled Media making it seem as if the American government was a protector of freedom and that our Military struggled to set up democracies as they fought with the evil Communists, when the facts indicate the opposite.
Perhaps the utter disregard for the sanctity of life, property and community in the pursuit of Profit to satisfy Corporate Greed overwhelmed his worldview – his personal constructs. Why were these evil creatures rewarded with acclaim and prosperity even though they displayed a complete lack of any kind of human decency? What kind of God would allow these despicable things to happen? If he stood up and spoke out, would they crush him like a bug in their path? Maybe he needed a break to digest all these uncomfortable insights.
Whatever the reasons he ceased production at this point. And we’re going to leave it that way – resist the urge to tidy the collection of essays with some pat conclusions.”
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