World Affairs Brief, February 24, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Drug War Revelation Points to CIA

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In a recent book, the son of the late Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar has said that his father was a CIA asset. I have long documented in the WAB how the CIA controls and partners with drug cartels to import drugs into the US. The government of Mexico is involved as it certifies that cocaine laden trucks are inspected and sealed up as “drug free” before passing through the US border, where US agents are not allowed to open the trucks—even when drug sniffing dogs indicate there are drugs on board. Will Grigg has the story:

Sebastian Marroquin, who was born Juan Pablo Escobar, now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His new book “In Fraganti: What My Father Never Told Me,” describes growing up in a household where his father was not at all reticent about describing the family business, and piles of drugs were routinely displayed in front of him.

“In my book, I tell the story of my father working for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America,” Marroquin explained in a recent television interview.

“The business of drug trafficking is very different from what we imagine,” he elaborated. “What the CIA did was buy the [officials who] brought the drugs into their country.” In that scheme the elder Escobar had “direct relations with the CIA … the person who sold the most drugs to the CIA was Pablo Escobar,” his son insists.

The entire purpose of drug prohibition, from Marroquin’s perspective, is to create a controlled market that would accentuate the illicit profits harvested by Deep State agencies. “Drug prohibition is a great business for those who close off all the points of entry,” he emphasizes. “I believe that prohibition is the best propaganda.”

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