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CIA's 1980s Dope Peddling

CIA Admits Tolerating Contra-Cocaine Trafficking in 1980s

by Robert Parry, The Consortium online magazine, June 8, 2000

In secret congressional testimony, senior CIA officials admitted that the spy agency turned a blind eye to evidence of cocaine trafficking by U.S.-backed Nicaraguan contra rebels in the 1980s and generally did not treat drug smuggling through Central America as a high priority during the Reagan administration. 3,013 more words


The Ugly American

Glenn Greenwald gives a backdrop to the above video:

In 2002, Duane Clarridge wrote a book lauding his clandestine work for the agency (CIA), and as part of his book tour, he was interviewed by the Australian journalist John Pilger.  

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Political Thought

Duane Clarridge and private spying...

There are a remarkable number of defense needs that the U.S. Government has outsourced in recent years, often with unforeseen unpleasant results. Another of these would seem to be the private spy network set up by former CIA agent Duane Clarridge, once indicted in the Iran-contra affair but later pardoned. 242 more words


Inquiry Finds U.S. Official Set Up Spy Ring in Asia

“This is a lot like kangaroo court justice,” said Mr. Furlong

By Mark  Mazzetti   The New York Times Asia Pacific

WASHINGTON — A senior Pentagon official broke Defense Department rules and “deliberately misled” senior generals when he set up a network of private contractors to spy in… 581 more words

Civilian Contractors

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Pentagon’s threat-prediction system would scan emails, texts — US intelligence tops $80 billion

Inquiry Finds U.S. Official Set Up Spy Ring in Asia — Adnan Mirza: Another US… 2,407 more words