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This is a picture of author and former CIA pilot (on the left) named Terry Reed, he was a close friend of Frank Shinn. Frank was a military intelligence officer fighting the drug trade, on the ground in Honduras. Terry Reed, is the author of the book “Compromised, Clinton, Bush and the CIA”. A very revealing book and testimonial.
Was there really drug smuggling by the Clintons?
A Clinton era customs agent tells all!
I have just confirmed through reliable government, and “non-government” sources that the so-called U.S. Customs “Air Interdiction Programs” have been suspended since about 1997.
This came from “several” very well placed contacts throughout the United States and at various U.S. Customs Air Bases, and along the U.S./Mexican Border airfields which are supposedly working around the clock to interdict narcotics.
Operation “Blue Lightning”, which is one of many Customs Drug Interdiction programs has apparently has been “shot down” by the Clinton Administration as early as 1997 and possibly earlier. Reliable sources have recently informed me that while visiting a local former Military Air Base, where Customs maintains an air group, it was determined that there were no Anti-Drug Missions being flown for quite some time and that the equipment or weather was not a problem. There were at least a dozen planes and one black hawk helicopter which were blocked off and tied down for an extended period of time. These interdiction aircraft are specially equipped with F.L.I.R. (Forward Looking Infrared devices) for spotting illegal drug flights that occur at night time. Most of the time these suspected smuggler’s planes do NOT have the required FAA transponders on board so that they can easily be detected.
One such confirmed instance of this “shut down” was in Gulfport, Mississippi a few years ago. There was an incident where someone noticed all the U.S. Customs planes at the Air Interdiction Group were NOT flying for some reason. There were several “innocent” inquiries made to all the pilots and other support personnel who were all sitting around and drinking coffee and eating their donuts collecting their highly rated pilots paychecks and A.U.O. (automatic uncontrollable overtime) which is an additional 25% overtime, were all enjoying themselves. One individual asked, “Hey, how come you guys aren’t flying today?” “It’s beautiful weather out there!” “Is there something wrong with your planes or equipment?”
Several of the GS-13′s Pilot’s responded by saying, ” Ever since the Clinton administration ordered us to “stand down”, we’ve had to kick back and restrict ourselves to local flights without any drug interdiction flights whatsoever.” General Barry McCaffrey was specifically mentioned in this interesting conversation too. General McCaffrey is the head of the National Drug Control Policy office in Washington, D.C. and the Presidential appointed Drug Czar. According to “sources” it “seems” that someone was being allowed to fly their drug flights straight into the U.S. without interference from U.S. Customs at certain times. Mena Arkansas was also mentioned too.
Even the Military planes are specially equipped with such special equipment for interdiction and National Security purposes. However, when you consider the question about National Security, we would have lost a long time ago with all of the illegal “over flights” that occur on a regular basis. Who really knows which flights are “authorized” or not. Does FAA, Customs, Military, or NSA keep track? What ever happened to the threat of planes flying in with nuclear devices? Even a former DEA Director said, “If the smugglers were Enemy aircraft, we’d all be in a world of trouble by now.” (1994 quote)
Hillary Clinton prepares the drug smuggling highway.
As Hillary Clinton greases the wheels of her 2016 run for president, she is also resurrecting the ol’ drug trafficking highway. This trafficking of drugs via Honduras (again) is to be controlled by her after entering the White House.
While the plans for the Ukraine USA/Mossad sponsored coup, and subsequent ousting of the legally elected Ukrainian president were being prepared; Hillary Clinton was in the process of ousting Honduras’s democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya (info). This paved the way for controlling the future routes of another Clinton drug trafficking highway. Only this time Hillary would be running the White House.
During the Clinton administration drugs coming into America were flown into Arkansas by an operation headquartered in Honduras. During the Bill Clinton presidency, military intelligence officer Frank Shinn ran an operation for the military, from the ground in Honduras, to try and mitigate this Mena, Akransas connection. Most of that operation was run from La Ceiba, Honduras; and the drugs were sent directly to Arkansas.
With frequent meetings at the roof top restaurant Espatriates, or the outdoor poolside bar at Gran Hotel Paris, Frank entertained drug dealers with drinks, and engaged them with friendly conversations at pool side bars. From those encounters, the traffickers were tagged and followed. It was thought that these folks were part of the “Enterprise.” Enterprise, was the operational name for the Mena, Arkansas – La Ceiba, Honduras drug connection.
When I first arrived in La Ceiba, many years ago, the Carnival (Gran Carnaval Internacional de La Ceiba) was in full swing. It is an annual celebration in La Ceiba, Honduras held every third or fourth Saturday of May. Frank picked me up at the airport, and as we were leaving, I was promptly jabbed with a needle by a person passing me in the crowded airport. That person was never located. Needless to say I didn’t die, but never found out what was in the needle.
After getting my feet wet, so to speak, I was briefed on the work being conducted by Frank. He briefed me in downtown La Ceiba, at the Colonial Hotel, in the bar on the second floor. It was on the second floor, because in colonial days this former British hotel put the main lobby on the second floor to avoid the dust and dirt, that rolled in from the unpaved streets.
As a side note. at this bar, I was introduced by Frank to a Texas judge that was involved in a case involving the siege at Waco, where 51 children were murdered. He was in hiding for his life because of what he knew. It was over 2 decades ago that I met met him hopefully he has safely moved on.
This hotel was a safe house for American military personal, including those in the operation trying to end the illegal drug trade. While meetings with drug dealers were close by, they were never at this hotel. Those meetings usually occurred at the roof top restaurant Expatriates, or the outdoor poolside bar, at Gran Hotel Paris.
About now you might be asking, why talk about all this old… stuff? That was a long time ago.
Mena was all about arms dealing, drug smuggling and money laundering. It was also tied to BCCI. The reason why it is still relevant is because they were recently caught doing the same thing in Operation Fast and Furious. The reason it is still relevant is because BCCI was a bank that collapsed because of it. The reason it is still relevant is because Hillary Clinton is in (running for) office. Witnesses claim she was directly involved in the program in Mena through the Rose law firm.
No wonder the state department was recommending that we stay in Afghanistan, because we have to protect the the worlds largest suppliers of opium. Otherwise, Hillary will be doing all this work in Honduras for nothing.
Until illegal drugs are made legal, high school students will continue to get murdered when they quit selling pot for the drug cartels. Drug cartels worry about people that quit selling, because they might spill their guts, so they are picked up after school and never make it home. And this is just pot, imagine how they enforce the trafficking of the other illegal drugs.
Enforcement is almost impossible when it has the support of the White House. But hopefully today, there are still patriots in our military still trying to stop this crap from destroying America, in spite of the White House.
Here is an intriguing travel advisory issued by the US in regards to travel in Honduras. It was issued December 14, 2013. TRAVEL ADVISORY
So I guess one could say, Hillary really did well setting things up for her future work from the White House, and ooops she got caught admitting her role in Honduras.
In a recent op-ed in The Washington Post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a review of Henry Kissinger’s latest book, “World Order,” to lay out her vision for “sustaining America’s leadership in the world.” In the midst of numerous global crises, she called for return to a foreign policy with purpose, strategy and pragmatism. She also highlighted some of these policy choices in her memoir “Hard Choices” and how they contributed to the challenges that Barack Obama’s administration now faces.
The chapter on Latin America, particularly the section on Honduras, a major source of the child migrants currently pouring into the United States, has gone largely unnoticed. In letters to Clinton and her successor, John Kerry, more than 100 members of Congress have repeatedly warned about the deteriorating security situation in Honduras, especially since the 2009 military coup that ousted the country’s democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. As Honduran scholar Dana Frank points out in Foreign Affairs, the U.S.-backed post-coup government “rewarded coup loyalists with top ministries,” opening the door for further “violence and anarchy.”
The homicide rate in Honduras, already the highest in the world, increased by 50 percent from 2008 to 2011; political repression, the murder of opposition political candidates, peasant organizers and LGBT activists increased and continue to this day. Femicides skyrocketed. The violence and insecurity were exacerbated by a generalized institutional collapse. Drug-related violence has worsened amid allegations of rampant corruption in Honduras’ police and government. While the gangs are responsible for much of the violence, Honduran security forces have engaged in a wave of killings and other human rights crimes with impunity.
Despite this, however, both under Clinton and Kerry, the State Department’s response to the violence and military and police impunity has largely been silence, along with continued U.S. aid to Honduran security forces. In “Hard Choices,” Clinton describes her role in the aftermath of the coup that brought about this dire situation. Her firsthand account is significant both for the confession of an important truth and for a crucial false testimony.
First, the confession: Clinton admits that she used the power of her office to make sure that Zelaya would not return to office. “In the subsequent days [after the coup] I spoke with my counterparts around the hemisphere, including Secretary [Patricia] Espinosa in Mexico,” Clinton writes. “We strategized on a plan to restore order in Honduras and ensure that free and fair elections could be held quickly and legitimately, which would render the question of Zelaya moot.”
This may not come as a surprise to those who followed the post-coup drama closely. (See my commentary from 2009 on Washington’s role in helping the coup succeed here, here and here.) But the official storyline, which was dutifully accepted by most in the media, was that the Obama administration actually opposed the coup and wanted Zelaya to return to office.
The question of Zelaya was anything but moot. Latin American leaders, the United Nations General Assembly and other international bodies vehemently demanded his immediate return to office. Clinton’s defiant and anti-democratic stance spurred a downward slide in U.S. relations with several Latin American countries, which has continued. It eroded the warm welcome and benefit of the doubt that even the leftist governments in region offered to the newly installed Obama administration a few months earlier.
Clinton’s false testimony is even more revealing. She reports that Zelaya was arrested amid “fears that he was preparing to circumvent the constitution and extend his term in office.” This is simply not true. As Clinton must know, when Zelaya was kidnapped by the military and flown out of the country in his pajamas on June 28, 2009, he was trying to put a consultative, nonbinding poll on the ballot to ask voters whether they wanted to have a real referendum on reforming the constitution during the scheduled election in November. It is important to note that Zelaya was not eligible to run in that election. Even if he had gotten everything he wanted, it was impossible for Zelaya to extend his term in office. But this did not stop the extreme right in Honduras and the United States from using false charges of tampering with the constitution to justify the coup.
In addition to her bold confession and Clinton’s embrace of the far-right narrative in the Honduran episode, the Latin America chapter is considerably to the right of even her own record on the region as secretary of state. This appears to be a political calculation. There is little risk of losing votes for admitting her role in making most of the hemisphere’s governments disgusted with the United States. On the other side of the equation, there are influential interest groups and significant campaign money to be raised from the right-wing Latin American lobby, including Floridian Cuban-Americans and their political fundraisers.
Like the 54-year-old failed embargo against Cuba, Clinton’s position on Latin America in her bid for the presidency is another example of how the far right exerts disproportionate influence on U.S. foreign policy in the hemisphere.
WINTER IS COMING TO KIEV and pressure on Yats the Yid coming from the EU since the end of summer has shaped a turn of events in Ukraine.
For all his bluster, Yats has been heavily leaned on by EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger to pay Kiev’s outstanding debt to Gazprom so as to “secure gas supplies to the EU and its citizens”…underscored Oettinger.
Under the deal, Ukraine will pay Gazprom $3.1 billion in debt (short of the $5.3 billion that Kiev owes) by December and Russia in return will provide 5 billion cubic meters of gas to Ukraine, enough to meet Ukrainian consumption needs this winter.
An IMF “loan” is Jewry’s way of “colonizing” a nation without a shot fired.
Once again, for all of Yats the Yid’s bluster, he has handed Kiev’s sovereignty to the Jews.
Yats agreed last May to a severe IMF austerity program that includes shedding 24,000 government jobs, raising taxes, selling off state assets and withdrawing subsidies on natural gas to Ukraine businesses and citizens. Jewry wins, Ukrainians lose.
Without a renewed gas flow from Russia, Kiev will experience shortages by early January.
“Shivering” is not what the Ukrainians had in mind when bombing their brothers and sisters in Eastern Ukraine.
If the deal doesn’t go through (which it will, the EU will lean hard on Yats), then a long, miserable winter awaits the Ukrainians while Yats the Yid vacations in the Riviera.
Putin has been patient. He wouldn’t take the bait by the Jew Nuland (born Nudelman, married to neocon Jew Kagan) to invade Eastern Ukraine which would have brought in NATO. For what Russian weapons and diplomacy couldn’t do…snow, hail, and cold would.
Let’s call it the winter of Nuland’s discontent. How’re those cookies tasting now, toots, and how’s your heartburn?
Russia will get what it wants, a neutral Kiev, dependent on Russian gas.
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Ebola: an open letter to European governmentsJose M Martin-Moreno aEmail Address, Walter Ricciardi b, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic c, Peggy Maguire d, Martin McKee e, on behalf of 44 signatoriesa Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
b European Public Health Association and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
c Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region and University of Belgrade, Institute of Social Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
d European Public Health Alliance, Brussels, Belgium
e European Public Health Association and European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
After months of inaction and neglect from the international community, the Ebola epidemic in west Africa has now spiralled utterly out of control. Today, the virus is a threat not only to the countries where the outbreak has overwhelmed the capacity of national health systems, but also to the entire world. We urge our governments to mobilise all possible resources to assist west Africa in controlling this horrific epidemic. Based on our expertise in public health and emergency response, we believe the following measures would be particularly effective.
First, with regards to human resources, given the huge need for trained health-care professionals in west Africa, we urge European governments to create mechanisms that allow professionals working in public health-care systems to volunteer for temporary leave (with hazard pay) to contribute to the epidemic control efforts in the region. European countries can and should step up to contribute in line with their capacity and potential.
Second, regarding technical and infrastructure support, there is a huge need for field laboratories, epidemiological and microbiological surveillance resources, diagnostic equipment, and mobile communications software and technology. These needs go hand in hand with basic infrastructure requirements such as electric generators, clean water, and fuel. European countries have the resources and the knowledge to deploy them.
Third, with respect to medical supplies, health-care professionals and communities are in desperate need of personal protective equipment as well as disinfectants, such as soap and chlorine. While health-care centres should have priority, they are completely overwhelmed, and many infected people are receiving care at home. European countries should actively seek to procure and distribute protective clothing to all health-care professionals on the ground as well as to communities in need.
Finally, with regards to transport and logistics, governments should go beyond requesting private companies to resume travel to the affected regions (a measure that is not only epidemiologically unnecessary, but also counterproductive) and create strong incentives for them to do so, while also mobilising military and civil transport by air, sea, and land to ship food, supplies, and personnel to the affected regions.
If we aim for our action to be truly effective, Europe’s strategic approach to responding is just as important as its financial and material commitments. We call on our governments to take an active and dedicated role, in partnership with west African countries and the UN, to ensure that the response over the next months is managed transparently and effectively, and in ways that support complementary goals for human and economic development in the region.
First, aid should be channelled to organisations already on the ground, particularly those led or primarily staffed by west Africans. This includes national, public health systems as well as non-governmental organisations. Médecins Sans Frontières has been playing an important part, but groups run by west Africans are in the best position to engage local support, act as cultural mediators between international actors and local populations, and build capacity among community stakeholders.
Second, the response should catalyse the link between health and development. The Ebola epidemic has eco-social origins and societal costs that go far beyond the health effects, so all possible efforts should be made to ensure that international donations support—never replace—local economies and social systems.
Third, built-in mechanisms for governance, monitoring, and evaluation should be established. European governments have an obligation, both to their own constituencies and to the communities in need, to deter (and punish) waste and graft so that scant resources are used as effectively as possible. In light of the €97·5 million that the European Commission has announced in budget support measures to Sierra Leone and Liberia, the immediate relevance of solid accountability measures is clear.
Finally, affected populations should benefit from their contributions to research. Those in the affected countries will contribute to the discovery of effective drugs and vaccines and to models of care as researchers, field workers, and, above all, participants in research.
Since Ban Ki-moon entreated the international community to help on Sept 5, 2014, several countries have stepped forward with donations, equipment, and personnel. This global response is long overdue, but we fully expect all our European democracies (predicated on principles of solidarity, equity, and social protections) to make up for lost time with celerity, determination, and commitment. The Ebola epidemic represents a public health imperative; unchecked, it might very well become a geopolitical crisis.
We declare no competing interests.
Prof. Róza Ádány
Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine. Faculty of Public Health. University of Debrecen, Hungary
Dr. Carlos M. Artundo
Director, Andalusian School of Public Health. Granada, Spain
Dr Ruth Bell
Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Newcastle University. UK
Prof. Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic
President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) & University of Belgrade, Institute of Social Medicine, Serbia
Prof. Helmut Brand
President, European Health Forum Gastein & Jean Monnet Professor in European Public Health, Maastricht University, The
Dr. Catherine Brogan
Chief Executive, Public Health Action Support Team CIC, UK
Mr. David Byrne
Former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection and Special Envoy to WHO on the IHR. Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Simon Capewell
President of Society for Social Medicine (SSM). UK
Dr. Laurent Chambaud
Dean of EHESP School of Public Health. France
Ms. Caroline Costongs
Managing Director of EuroHealthNet. Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Bosiljka Djikanovic
Institute of Social Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Esteve Fernández
President, Spanish Society of Epidemiology & Catalan Institute of Oncology, University of Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Anders Foldspang
Professor of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Ms. Meggan Harris
Medical School, University of Valencia, Spain
Prof. Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado
President of the Spanish Association of Public Health and Health Administration & Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
Prof. David J Hunter
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Durham University. UK
Dr. Aleksandra Jovic-Vranes
University of Belgrade, Institute of Social Medicine, Serbia
Prof. Ilona Kickbusch
Director, Global Health Programme. The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.
Prof. Allan Krasnik
President of the EUPHA Section on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health & Faculty Of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Ulrich Laaser
Past President of ASPHER and WFPHA & Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Dr. Gilberto Llinás
Medical School, University of Valencia, Spain
Ms. Peggy Maguire
President of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Brussels, Belgium.
Prof. Jose M. Martin-Moreno
Medical School, INCLIVA-University Hospital & School of Public Health Studies, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Juan Martínez Hernández
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Service, Hospital La Paz-Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Prof. Martin McKee
President-Elect of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) & European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. UK.
Dr. John Middleton
Vice President on Policy, UK Faculty of Public Health. UKProf Eugene Milne Director of Public Health, City of Newcastle upon Tyne & Joint Editor, Journal of Public Health. UK
Dr. Clive Needle
Director, Policy & Advocacy, EuroHealthNet. Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. Zeljka Nikolic
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Prof. Fred Paccaud
Head, Institute for social and preventive medicine University Hospital Centre (CHUV). Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prof. José Pereira-Miguel
Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. Portugal
Dr. Bosse Pettersson
Independent Public Health Consultant & Vice President, EuroHealthNet. Brussels, Belgium
Prof. Walter Ricciardi
President European Public Health Association (EUPHA) & Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
Dr. Miguel A Royo-Bordonada
Chair of the Ethics Working Group of ASPHER. Madrid, Spain
Dr. Maria Ruseva
Independent Public Health Consultant. Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Milena Santric
University of Belgrade, Institute of Social Medicine, Serbia
Prof. Stojgniew Jacek Sitko
Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University. Kraków, Poland
Dr. Louise Stjernberg
Dean, Faculty of health sciences & Assoc. Prof., Department of Health Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden
Ms. Hildrun Sundseth
President, European Institute of Womens Health. Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Zorica Terzic
Institute of Social Medicine, University of Belgrade, SerbiaProf. Hanne Tønnesen International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals; Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Lund University Sweden & University of Southern Denmark
Prof. Theodore H. Tulchinsky
Head of School of Health Professions, Ashkelon College, Ashkelon, Israel Emeritus, Braun School Public Health, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Martin White
Professor of Public Health, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University & Director, Fuse – UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. UK
Prof. Miroslaw J. Wysocki
Director General, National Institute of Public Health, Warsaw, Poland
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