“My father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”
Juan Pablo Escobar
“In a new book, Pablo Escobar’s son claims that his father worked for the CIA.” This post was published on February 24, 2017. I believe that it is rather obvious why this post attracted many readers. The dubious suicide of Gary Webb, the absolutely devastating evidence of the “Chiquita papers”, the obviously faked statistics on current cocaine production and the now documented false accusation against Pablo Escobar regarding the AVIANCA Flight 203 tragedy can only leave people with the feeling that “the true story” has not been told yet. Few people knew — before reading this post — that the US DIA once regarded the former president of Colombia as a narco-terrorist. And saddly, even fewer seem to remember that the current Colombian president was the defense minister at the time of the ‘Falsos Positivos’ scandal.
RELATED POST: INTEL TODAY — Top 10 Stories of 2017
Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
RELATED POST: Courier X: A puzzle with too many pieces.
RELATED POST: The Real CIA NARCOS Story Netflix Ignored
RELATED POST: Juan Pablo Escobar: “My Father Worked for the CIA.”
UPDATE (January 9 2018) — Pablo Correa, Sergio Silva and Thomas Hoffman share the 2017 Simon Bolivar Prize (Category: Investigative journalism) for their outstanding work on the crash of AVIANCA 203. [Avianca 203, la historia que nunca nos contaron]
Although the tragedy has been blamed on Escobar for almost 30 years, it has now been established their this crash was due to the incompetence of the company engineers and the poor maintenance of the airplane.
As I have explained in the past, some government will not hesitate to blame an airliner accident on their favourite enemy while covering their ass at the same time.
I have seen it happening so many times that I actually believe that there is a ‘Mechanism’ — I mean a procedure written in a document — to handle these situations.
I believe that the revelations about AVIANCA 203 are going to start a very interesting sequence of events! If the FBI agents who planted/faked the evidence about this tragedy are exposed, then the truth about Lockerbie (Pan Am 103) and UTA 772 will follow quickly. And it may very well happen. Perhaps, it is even happening as you read this post.
Tiny steps for tiny feet. We have all the time in the world. What goes around comes around… PS: Once again, no brownie points for NETFLIX on this story!
END of UPDATE
Juan Pablo Escobar’s second book— which has just been released in Argentina — describes his father’s international ties of corruption in which he had an active participation.
“He did not make the money alone. US agencies allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.”
These allegations are not completely new… In 1996, Gary Webb detailed the CIA- Drug connection in an investigative series “Dark Alliance” published by the San Jose Mercury News. Eventually, Gary Webb committed suicide; he shot himself twice in the head.
Findings of the US Investigation headed by John Kerry
In 1989, the official US government investigation, headed by John Kerry, concluded:
“There was substantial evidence of drug smuggling through war zones on the part of individual Contras, Contra suppliers, Contra pilots, mercenaries who worked with the Contras, and Contra supporters throughout the region …
US officials in Central America failed to address this drug issue for fear of jeopardising the war efforts against Nicaragua …
and senior US policymakers were not immune to the idea that drug money was a perfect solution to the Contras’ funding problems.”
The commission also found evidence that CIA agents were aware of cocaine-trafficking activities by Contras and did nothing about them.
Political Connections? ‘El NARCO 82’
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez of Colombia — August 7, 2002 – August 7, 2010 — was a “close personal friend of Pablo Escobar”. In fact, they are related but the former President has dropped the ‘Escobar’ part of his name.
According to a 1991 DIA document, Alvaro Uribe — then a Senator — was “dedicated to collaboration with the Medellín [drug] cartel at high government levels.” (Note: Alvaro Uribe had been the mayor of Medellín when Escobar ‘owned’ the city.
The truth behind Pablo Escobar’s death?
Juan Pablo Escobar also suggests that his father took his own life.
U.S. INTELLIGENCE LISTED COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT URIBE AMONG
“IMPORTANT COLOMBIAN NARCO-TRAFFICKERS” IN 1991 — GWU NSA
TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES — #6 : Juan Pablo Escobar: “My Father Worked for the CIA.”