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FTR #137 Mike Ruppert Update

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This vis­it with for­mer Los Ange­les Police depart­ment Nar­cotics Detec­tive Mike Rup­pert updates infor­ma­tion on the Tyree Suit and presents infor­ma­tion from more recent issues of Mike’s newslet­ter, From the Wilder­ness.

Filed on behalf of for­mer Green Beret Bill Tyree, the suit impli­cates George Bush, Oliv­er North, the CIA, Bill Clin­ton and sev­er­al Mass­a­chu­setts gov­ern­ment offi­cials in mas­sive cocaine traf­fick­ing. Evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries run­ning from the case run through the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy, among oth­er inves­ti­ga­tions and oper­a­tions.

In this inter­view, Mike informed the audi­ence that Bush has failed to respond to his ser­vice, that Tyree’s coun­sel is going to move for sum­ma­ry judge­ment and that the suit is mak­ing waves in Wash­ing­ton D.C.

Next, Mike advanced a com­pli­cat­ed work­ing hypoth­e­sis that ten­ta­tive­ly links the “Dark Alliance” series writ­ten by Gary Webb in the San Jose Mer­cury News, the release of Vol­ume II of the CIA’s inter­nal inves­ti­ga­tion of com­plic­i­ty between the CIA and drug traf­fick­ers, the fail­ure of the attempt to remove Clin­ton from office and pos­si­ble Ken­neth Starr com­plic­i­ty in the cre­ation of a memo indi­cat­ing crim­i­nal intent with regard to drug traf­fick­ing by William Casey’s CIA. In a nut­shell, Mike’s analy­sis alleges that Coral Baca, Web­b’s pri­ma­ry infor­mant for his “Dark Alliance” series, is close­ly con­nect­ed to for­mer Medellin Car­tel king­pin Car­los Lehder Rivas, pros­e­cut­ed by George Bush. Mike advances the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Baca may have delib­er­ate­ly leaked the infor­ma­tion to Webb as an act of revenge against Bush (on behalf of Lehder.)

Not­ing that CIA direc­tor George Tenet is a Clin­ton polit­i­cal appointee, Rup­pert notes the close tem­po­ral prox­im­i­ty of Clin­ton’s impeach­ment and the post­ing of Vol­ume II of the CIA report (one hour apart). The CIA report deeply impli­cates ele­ments con­nect­ed to North and George Bush in the Con­tra-relat­ed cocaine traf­fic. A 1982 mem­o­ran­dum exon­er­ates the CIA from report­ing con­nec­tions with drug traf­fick­ers in the Con­tra war. The memo was drawn up by the admin­is­tra­tive staff of then Attor­ney Gen­er­al William French Smith. Ken Starr was on that staff at the time, may have assist­ed in craft­ing the memo and (accord­ing to a con­fi­den­tial source of Mike’s) may have draft­ed the memo.

Mike hypoth­e­sizes that the pos­si­ble com­plic­i­ty of Starr in draw­ing up the memo and the involve­ment of Bush & com­pa­ny with the Con­tra War and relat­ed drug traf­fic may have been used by Clin­ton as a deter­rent to impeach­ment. Mike con­cludes the inter­view with dis­cus­sion of the CIA’s appar­ent use of the U.S. Forestry Ser­vice as a cov­er for using C‑130 air­craft for drug traf­fick­ing. (Record­ed on 2/28/99.)


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