January 18, 2011
By Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
January 18, 2011
Former drug dealer and government asset Ricky Ross is back in the news. After spending 20 years in prison, Ross spoke to Russia Today television and painted a clear picture of how the U.S. government orchestrated the Iran-Contra operation and what it was capable of doing in order to further its agenda.
George H.W. Bush -head of the CIA- and Ronald Reagan simply let the commerce of drugs from Central America into the U.S. take place, said Ross to Russia Today, which enabled the financing of military covert operation in Nicaragua in the 80′s. According to Ross, the United States did not want to let Russia take over Nicaragua as it was thought Central America was America’s backyard, and having Russians in Central America would be dangerous for the country.
Ross reminded viewers that back then, Congress had stop all financing for this kind of operation, therefore the U.S. government found it kosher to take over drug smuggling -which it continues to do until today- in order to pay for its operation in Nicaragua. The Iran-Contra scandal almost brought down the Reagan administration, which hung from a thread for a while after the scandal was made public.
“We’ve known of several times in history when it’s sacrificed people, especially black men”, said Ross. “They felt it was more valuable to keep the Russians and out and to keep our way of life.” When questioned by the reporter about whether he thought the U.S. still participated in operations to smuggle drugs into the country or to take them around the world, Ross referenced the explosive increase in drug sales from Afghanistan to Europe and other places. “Well, I mean, if we look at Afghanistan, when the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, the flow of heroin was almost zero, and now it is hundreds of percents what it was then.”
Ross then spoke about Gary Webb -the murdered journalist who to a great extent exposed the Iran-Contra operation- and his reporting on the scandal. Ross said the main stream media attacked him by twisting information Webb put out. According to him, the media lied by saying Webb implied the U.S. government physically sent drugs into black neighborhoods, as supposed to what Webb had documented -that the U.S. government let drug dealers operate freely in order to obtain funds to continue its attack on the Sandinistas.
“Our government is out of control. Even with the crooked cops, there was nobody we could go to and express what was going on.” Along with Ross, countless police officers, drug dealers and others have testified of the American government’s involvement in drug dealing and trafficking and how government institutions were created to end dissent and establish a smoke screen for a secret continuity of government agenda. Much of that money, as it has been made public, is laundered through the cartels controlled by the CIA and other intelligence agencies, who then make the money disappear into ghost bank accounts.
See Ross’ complete interview below.