CIA Jet Carrying Four Tons of Cocaine Also Made Trips to Gitmo [VIDEO]
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Other Western countries like Great Britain are quite honest about their history of drug trading, but we still engage in self-censorship, even amongst the Left, when it comes to acknowledging that similar activities have been carried out by the CIA in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and Latin America during the Iran-Contra Affair. Perhaps the reason why the CIAâ€™s well-documented role in the global drug trade is never really acknowledged is because it never really ended.
Remember this story? The video to your right is an update into the specifics:
A Gulfstream II jet that crash landed in Mexicoâ€™s Yucatan Peninsula in late September bearing a load of nearly four tons of cocaine. This particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), was used between 2003 and 2005 by the CIA for at least three trips between the U.S. east coast and Guantanamo Bay â€” home to the infamous â€œterroristâ€ prison camp â€” according to a number of press reports.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb uncovered that the CIA was responsible for distributing cocaine into poor Los Angeles neighborhoods. Shortly after Webb exposed the CIA, he was killed (the official story is that he committed suicide by shooting himself twice in the head).
War is profitable, and the so-called â€œWar on Drugsâ€ is no different. Government agencies make money in every part of the process: from sale, to seizure, to incarceration. America has 25% of the worldâ€™s incarcerated population, and a higher percentage of its black population in prison than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.