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The tag 'DEA' is associated with 10 posts.

FTR #871 Daniel Hopsicker Rides Again!

Happily recovered from major heart surgery, heroic investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker rejoins our airwaves to recount some of his investigations, old and new. We begin with Daniel’s reportage on Jeb Bush’s role in covering up the milieu of Huffman Aviation and Mohamed Atta’s activities in South Florida. Daniel’s investigations into intelligence-community-connected drug smuggling began with his investigation into Barry Seal. Seal’s involvement with spook activities apparently began with his membership in a Civil Air Patrol unit commanded by CIA officer David Ferrie, a unit that included Lee Harvey Oswald. Much of the program was spent highlighting some of Daniel’s overlapping stories about the intelligence community and the drug traffic. Program highlights include: the role of H.L. Hunt’s granddaughter in the activities surrounding what Daniel terms “Cocaine One;” the heroism of several Mexican women who are telling the truth about the involvement of the Mexican government with the cartels; the bust of a major drug smuggling flight on property owned by socialite Paris Hilton; a constellation of apparent drug smuggling activities surrounding actor Vince Vaughn’s mother.


FTR #836 The Death of Alberto Nisman and the AMIA Bombing

After recapping some threads in the tangled web of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina, this program takes up the suspicious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head the weekend before he was to testify before that country’s congress about the bombing. Nisman was reportedly going to indict Argentine president Kirchner in connection with a cover-up of the bombing, allegedly stemming from a “grain-for-oil” deal with Iran. Nisman had previously expressed fear for his own life and for the safety of his two young daughters. In addition to the presence of the DNA of a second person in Nisman’s apartment, the program covers: Nisman’s fear of his own bodyguards; apparent irregularities in the handling of the physical evidence in the case; president Kirchner’s attack on Nisman and her characterization of his death as a “suicide;” a female witness in the case expressing fear for her life after the charred body of another woman was found across the street from Kirchner’s apartment; irregularities in the statements of Nisman’s security personnel.


FTR #835 Tangled Web: Overview of the AMIA Bombing Investigation

In this program, we detail some of the deep politics surrounding the AMIA attack, preparatory to a discussion of developments in the investigation of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death in FTR #836. The dizzying melange of individuals, institutions and events connected to the AMIA bombing involves: several people linked to former Argentinian president Carlos Menem; individuals linked to the Iran-Contra scandal; neo-Nazi elements in Argentina; investigations into fugitive Nazi war criminals; the resignations of two justice ministers involved in the AMIA investigation; the suspicious deaths of numerous individuals linked to one or another of the elements figuring in several related investigations; evidentiary tributaries linking the AMIA bombing to the Oklahoma City Bombing, the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and the Achille Lauro hijacking in 1985.


Tricky Treats: Is This Mitch McConnell’s Idea of “Affordable Health Care”?

As the off-year elections approach, with the GOP projected to take control of the Senate, Senate Majority Leader-to-be Mitch McConnell’s family is in the news for the wrong reasons. (Most of McConnell’s fortune apparently comes from his in-laws.) His father-in-law (James Chao) has prospered because of his founding and proprietorship of a shipping line, The Foremost Group. That company has an opaque structure, with many of its ships registered in countries that make compliance with maritime regulations easier to skirt. Now, one of Foremost’s ships (the Ping May) has been busted sailing from Colombia for Amsterdam with 40 kilograms of cocaine aboard. How much of Foremost’s largesse (and, by extension, the McConnell clan’s wealth) is derived from shady enterprises? All of the contents of this website as of 10/2/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive.


Falling to Earth: September 11th Flight School Operator Rudi Dekkers Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Long able to escape legal retribution for his actions, Huffman Aviation operator Rudi Dekkers appears to have run out of luck. The Dutch/German pilot who ran the flight school through which 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta and his German and Austrian associates infiltrated the United States has been arrested in Houston for drug trafficking. It remains to be seen what comes of this investigation, but the implications are potentially staggering.


FTR #186 What Does the “W.” in George W. Bush Stand For?

Listen: Side 1 | Side 2 This program details some of the interesting connections of the Bush family and George “W.” beginning with a review of the Bush/James R. Bath/Bin Laden family connection. Bush’s Arbusto Energy company was begun, in part, with money from one James R. Bath. Bath’s reputed associations run from the Central […]


FTR #109 Monzer Al-Kassar & Co.

A key player in the Iran-Contra Scandal, Monzer Al-Kassar imports 20% of the heroin that comes to the U.S.


FTR #61 Update on the Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

The shoddy — and probably illegal — treatment of former Defense Intelligence Agency operative Lester Coleman.


FTR #51 The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Allegations of complicity among elements of Western intelligence in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December, 1988.


US Government Still on Ropes Over Lockerbie

by John AshtonThe Mail on Sunday – London There are two very different theories about Lockerbie, the first is black and white; the second is murky and gray. The black and white version presents the bombing as a victory of terrorist cunning over American innocence. The gray version suggests that Uncle Sam has as much […]