Tag Archives: Contras

Lil’ Ol’ Airstrip In Arkansas

1993-5-garfield-ar-view-of-the-back-9-blue-mountains(Excerpted from Chapter: Nicaraguan Contraband: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1982 citizens of Mena, Arkansas began wondering why the town’s airport was experiencing an unusually high rate of nighttime landings.  Police there began to suspect drug trafficking, but were kept away from the planes by federal agents.  When cops started asking questions, they were stonewalled by federal agencies including DEA, FBI, Justice and even the IRS.  Scores of witnesses to the strange events began to show up dead. Continue reading

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Indiana Hull & Contra Cocaine

1988-guatemala_006(Excerpted from Chapter 4: Nicaragian Contraband: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Richard Brenneke’s Congressional testimony got more interesting.  He said the Honduran arms bazaar was bankrolled by Columbia’s Medellin Cartel.  When Brenneke discovered this he went to Donald Gregg, who told him, “You do what you were assigned to do.  Don’t question the decisions of your betters”. [143] Continue reading

The Enterprise

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Official channels were proving cumbersome for North & Company  The passage by Congress of the Boland Amendment in 1984 added more ammunition to the cause of those already citing the Neutrality Act as proof that Reagan’s contras were illegal.  So North and CIA Director William Casey decided to take the operation “off-the-shelf”. Continue reading

Reagan’s Terrorists

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Within weeks of the Sandinista victory in Nicaragua, former CIA Deputy Director Vernon Walters, who 26 years earlier hatched the Mossadegh coup in Iran, arrived in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa to meet with members of Somoza’s deposed National Guard (Somocistas) to plan the demise of Sandinista President Daniel Ortega.  A counter-revolutionary force would be trained in southern Honduras to attack the Nicaraguan government.  The group would be known as the contras and would be trained largely by Cuban exile Bay of Pigs veterans and Argentinean advisers who answered to Langley. Continue reading

Sandinistas Vs. Monsanto

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It is better to see something one time than to hear it one hundred times – Japanese proverb

Miraflores Cooperative, Nicaragua – August 3, 1986 Continue reading