The Global Drug Meta-Group: Drugs, Managed Violence, and the Russian 9/11

By Peter Dale Scott (18,734 words) 10/29/05 See also A Ballad of Drugs and 9/11 (I wish to acknowledge the invaluable assistance in the preparation of this essay from N, a Russian who for the time being prefers to remain anonymous.)   Tajik authorities have claimed repeatedly that neither the US nor NATO exerts […]

Persian Drugs: Oliver North, the DEA and Covert Operations in the Mideast

[…] ‘People were selling information, selling hostages, selling their rings, selling their clothes, selling letters, trying to make money out of the hostage business.'(1) They were also selling drugs. At the same time North was profiting Iranian heroin traffickers by negotiating arms-for-hostage deals with them, he was also dispatching US drug agents with wads of […]

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CIA and Drug-Trafficking by Contra Supporters

The CIA and Drugs One of the biggest stories in the six months since the last Lobster has been the CIA-deals-crack story. The Web site at has an enormous amount of information, including an important piece by Robert Parry, ‘Lost History: Contras, Dirty Money and the CIA.’ Another important background piece is Jack […]

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Pipe Dreams: the CIA, Drugs, and the Media

[…] than the Washington Post did to Deutch’s promise that the CIA would investigate itself: hoots and howls. After all, the last internal CIA report on contras and drugs, completed in 1988, is still secret. ‘I don’t know why Dixon is saluting Deutch’s courage for coming here today,’ someone from the audience complained at the […]

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The Clash of the Icons

[…] also that Egil Krogh’s investigators had stumbled upon the CIA’s unilateral drug smuggling operation, and that in July 1971, President Nixon had declared the burgeoning war on drugs to be a matter of national security. Nixon went after the CIA and quick as a flash, E. Howard Hunt (Conein’s comrade from OSS Detachment 202) […]

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The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

[…] false Ozgun passport for him. (164) Mersan was not a committed rightist, (165) but rather an underworld operator whose Munich-based Vardar Company served as a conduit for drugs and arms trafficking by the Ugurlu family. (166) This trafficking involved the extensive use of MHP-affiliated organisations and personnel in Western Europe, who received safehousing, weapons, […]

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Drugging America: a Trojan Horse

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[…] CIA officials, contract personnel – or drug smugglers turned informants. Do you believe George Bush was a big wheel in a thirty year-old CIA operation to run drugs into America? Stitch does – at any rate he quotes people who make this claim. The evidence does not convince me – or is it just […]

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Our Friends in the North West: The Owen Oyston Affair

[…] six years jail sentence for the rape and indecent assault of a 16 year-old Manchester model followed his reports to Lancashire police that Oyston was involved in drugs and prostitution and his 1992 report to Manchester police in which he claimed Oyston was involved in running the model agency. In 1997 he told a […]

Drugs, oil and war

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Drugs, oil and war Peter Dale Scott Oxford (UK) and New York : Rowman and Littlefield Inc; 2003, $22.95, p/b   On the left-hand page facing his first page of text Scott gives us two definitions of deep politics, the concept he introduced which succeeded his earlier concept of parapolitics. deep politics: ‘all those political […]

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Plot elements in the Colosio Murder Mystery

[…] National Security), the successor organization to the DI – Direccion de Inteligencia – and to the notoriously corrupt internal security police, the DFS. DFS members trafficked in drugs and stolen cars and assassinated journalists, including Manuel Buendia, author of The CIA in Mexico. The DFS was disbanded in 1985. (Andrew Reding, The Nation, 27 […]

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