From CGI member oldmaninthedesert:
Heard from a 'friend' the other day via e-mail from when I was on facebook,and she had a couple of questions for me that she hoped I would answer.The first question I will share with the readers,is she asked why I had changed my preamble routine with my posts.
Fair enough request,so I explained to her that I have been researching the corruption now for over 40 years,and I explained to her that this medium(Internet/social media)has always been and still is a learning experience for me,with regard to how much of my self I am willing to share with strangers,and how to do it.Heaven knows,as well as some of my readers I have made mistakes along the way.To finish this part of our conversation,I reminded her that my opinion on ANY subject is just that, my opinion,(like the rest I am flawed)and that the work and material of what I am sharing is what is important.I also suggested that perhaps she was not reading the posts as closely as she should,because since I packed it in at facebook, the majority of my opinion on what I am reading is noted in brackets marked DC within the post.
The second thing she asked about was the different fonts and colors I use in my entries.First I told her it prevents me from thinking I am a speed reader,and second and more important to me is I believe it helps readers understand,just how many people are involved in the narrative,and who is saying what.Anyone who reads this blog loyally(and I thank you all)knows what they are going to get in almost every entry I share.
One last bit I would like to say that does not involve my friend from the Big Island,is that I try to be all inclusive with what I choose to read and republish,left,right,does not matter to me,it can all be learned from as long as the reader keeps perspective...now a snip of this entry which will actually include a couple of my thoughts on what I started reading this morning and finished this afternoon after a break in the pool with the grand kids...
.....One idea North had in 1984, records show, was to use drug money. At a top-level meeting with DEA officials in Washington, North shocked the room into silence by suggesting that $1.5 million in cocaine cash the DEA planned to seize from the Medellin cartel should be turned over to the Contras. The DEA says it declined North's suggestion. Subsequently, a White House leak blew the operation, and several DEA officials believed North was responsible, something he has denied. [His headstone should read,Big Time American Drug Dealer and liar DC]
.....Whatever it was the DEA and CIA were collaborating so happily upon, one thing is crystal clear: it couldn't have had a thing to do with preventing Contra drug trafficking.
"The information the CIA gave the DEA was often too vague or general to be of use," DEA agents complained to the Justice Department's Inspector General. "Indeed, neither [of the two DEA Country Attaches] in Costa Rica from 1980 to 1985 could recall any specific information about drug trafficking that the CIA station ever gave them." [yeah,no corruption there,squeaky clean DC]
.....Despite all the official rhetoric from the Reagan Administration about just saying no and cracking down on crack, CIA officers who served in Central America in the 1980s said they never felt a need to actually do anything about the drug trafficking that was swirling all around them.
"Narcotics was just not on the radar screen at the time," one CIA officer told the Inspector General's office. A former Central American CIA station chief agreed, saying that drugs were "not something my agents]were looking for in the 1980s." [You know how a CIA officer is lying? His or her lips are moving DC]
...."One CIA officer and several other Agency analysts note that, with respect to Nicaragua, the U.S. policy focus was on the Sandinista government's involvement in narcotics trafficking, not on that of the Contras," CIA Inspector General Fred Hitz wrote in 1998. "The policymakers, one analyst asserts, really wanted to 'stick it to' the Sandinistas on this subject."
"All of the Central American Stations were seeking information that would link the Sandinistas to drug trafficking," a top CIA official told the Inspector General. "The goal was to diminish the image of the Sandinistas."[See people, nothing has changed with these people with regard to the truth.All one has to observe here in 2019 is the handling of Venezuela and Iran, all that matters to the pond scum is their narrative,the truth be damned DC]
and lastly....."The concern about Chamorro is that he drinks a fair amount and may surround himself with people who are in the war not only to fight but to make money," Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's Costa Rican emissary, Robert Owen, nervously wrote North in April 1985. Owen, one of the CIA's top informants in Costa Rica, listed eight of Chamorro's associates as having "past indiscretions." The list included UDN-FARN's air force chief, Jose "Chepon" Robelo, whom Owen described as having "potential involvement with drug running," and Meneses partner, Sebastian "Guachan" Gonzalez, whom Owen said was "now involved in drug running out of Panama." That Meneses and Gonzalez were dealing cocaine together had been known to the CIA since late 1984, records show. [And to think the Feds hung a felony rap on me,30 years ago,[Reagan-Bush] because I refused to stop smoking marijuana.We are talking smoke,not distribute the stuff,so yeah I have an axe to grind with the hypocrites who allowed all you are reading to happen!I know I could get 'my rights' back if I petitioned the court,but I want nothing to do with the criminals in charge in Washington as NOTHING has changed the downward plunge since the B grade actor was placed in office in 1980. I mean how could it when you replace a senile actor,with a nightmare,followed by a sexual pervert,only to be replaced with a recurring nightmare that got so stupid,even Homey the Clown was considered an improvement for a time,until he was found out,but not before he too was given another time, which brings brings us to the latest Criminally Insane Association asset....The Apprentice and the made for tell a vision production, with which they continue to stupefy my fellow Americans,who actually still think Washington can be fixed, no matter how much evidence they are shown contrary to this.DC]