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RIP, Jerry Meldon

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Jerry Meldon [4]

Jerry Meldon

COMMENT: Researcher, author and Tufts University professor Jerry Meldon has drowned in a North Carolina lake [5] at the age of 69.

The translator for Henrik Kruger’s landmark text The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs Intelligence and International Fascism [6], Meldon has authored important articles covering much of the same material we have presented over the decades. (The Kruger text has been a mainstay of these programs [7] and posts since its publication in 1980.)

Some of the articles he penned for Consortium News [8]include stories about the CIA-drug connections [9], the Iran-Contra scandal [10], the Golden Lily operation [11] and its significance for contemporary America and Japan, the Dulles/Nazi/CIA relationship [12] and the ongoing influence of Nazis in post-war Germany [13].

His drowning is a great loss. Although people-certainly-do pass away from accidents, it is important to note that one of the blind spots in the national psyche, including the so-called “progressive sector,” is the established fact that political assassination is a long-established MO of the U.S. national security establishment.

CIA and other intelligence services have long possessed the capacity to murder people in such a way as to make it look like natural causes, accidental death or suicide.

It is unlikely that we will ever know if that was the case with Meldon.

In any event, we are all diminished by his passing.