Skip to comments.Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent
Posted on 02/18/2017 5:38:50 AM PST by HomerBohn
Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father worked for the CIA.
In a new book, Pablo Escobar In Fraganti, Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.
The drug business is very different than what we dreamed, he continues. What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.
He did not make the money alone, Marroquín elaborated in an interview, but with US agencies that allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.
Notably, Marroquín added, the person who sold the most drugs to the CIA was Pablo Escobar.
Where his first book primarily covered Escobar, the man as a father, Marroquíns second which has just been released in Argentina delves into the kingpins international ties of corruption in which my father had an active participation, among them with the American CIA, he said in a recent interview.
Those government associates were practically his partners, which allowed Escobar to defy the law, and gave him nearly the same power as a government.
Predictably, this information is conveniently absent from media headlines in America.
If the CIA trafficking cocaine into the United States sounds like some tin foil conspiracy theory, think again. Their alleged role in the drug trade was exposed in 1996 in an explosive investigative series Dark Alliance by Gary Webb for the San Jose Mercury News. The investigation, headed up by Webb revealed ties between the CIA, Nicaraguan contras and the crack cocaine trade ravaging African-American communities.
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The investigation provoked massive protests and congressional hearings, as well as overt backlash from the mainstream media to discredit Webbs reporting. However, decades later, officials would come forward to back Webbs original investigation up.
Then-senator John Kerry even released a detailed report claiming that not only was there considerable evidence linking the Contra effort to trafficking of drugs and weapons but that the U.S. government knew about it.
El Patron, as Escobar came to be known, amassed more wealth than almost any drug dealer in history at one point raking in around $420 million a week in revenue and reportedly supplied about 80 percent of the worlds cocaine. Escobar landed on Forbes list of international billionaires for seven straight years, and though the nature of the business makes acquiring solid numbers impossible his estimated worth was around $30 billion.
Escobar and the Medellín cartel smuggled 15 tons of cocaine into the U.S. every day and left a trail of thousands of dead bodies to do so.
It was a nine-hundred-mile run from the north coast of Colombia and was simply wide-open, journalist Ioan Grillo wrote in the book, El Narco: Inside Mexicos Criminal Insurgency. The Colombians and their American counterparts would airdrop loads of blow out to sea, from where it would be rushed ashore in speedboats, or even fly it right onto the Florida mainland and let it crash down in the countryside.
If what Marroquín reveals in the new book is, indeed, true, it would mean the CIA played a major role in ensuring Americans had access to boundless quantities of cocaine while the U.S. government sanctimoniously railed against drugs to promote the drug war.
In fact, as Marroquín keenly observes, drug prohibition makes for the best pro-drug propaganda the nature of something being illegal naturally gives it greater appeal.
That prohibition guaranteed Escobars bloody reign would be all the more violent. Marroquín now believes his path of healing is reconciliation with the relatives of those whom his father ordered to kill.
While Escobar certainly used violence, or ordered others to use violence, to effectively foment and maintain power, he wasnt without a charitable bone in his body. As Business Insider notes, He was nicknamed Robin Hood after handing out cash to the poor, building housing for the homeless, constructing 70 community soccer fields, and building a zoo.
El Patron met his fate in 1993 by gunshot as he attempted to flee after his house was surrounded. However, the circumstances surrounding his death are still being debated today. Marroquín insists his father committed suicide rather than be shot or captured by police forces sent to hunt him down; while others believe Escobar was absolutely slain by police.
Either way, Escobars accumulation of wealth could be viewed as incidental to the role he played for the CIA and the war on drugs a massive hypocrisy serving to keep people hooked on a substance deemed illegal by the State, so the State can then reap the profits generated by courts, prisons, and police work necessary to fight the war on drugs.
My father was a cog in a big business of universal drug trafficking, Marroquín explains, and when he no longer served a purpose for those using him that way, killers were sent to do away with the problem the problem so many had a hand in creating.
Marroquín, who only revealed himself as Escobars son in 2009, says hes had to forgive members of his family for their involvement in the drug business and betrayal of his father but notes that forgiveness doesnt mean forgetting what happened.
But he has measured perspective about the man who brutally ruled the cocaine industry.
Pablo Escobar is by no means a role model, he asserts.
I admire Pablo, my father, who educated me. Not Escobar, the mafioso.
Marroquín noted drug lords like his father might appear to have everything as their status and name garner attention, but these material gains, in actuality, take control in the end.
Fire everyone! Tear out the modems and phone lines. Sell off the furnishings. Destroy the building and sell the property. The CIA is a disgrace and their duties should be taken over by the FBI.
The CIA been a law unto themselves for decades and now under Trump they know there power is about to be curbed and they are desperately fighting back. They literally get away with murder.
If you can’t trust the word of the son of a drug kingpin who can you? Why don’t you be quiet homer
Of course the media is silent, this is old news. Suspected when Pablo alive and confirmed a few time since.
And the CIA’s power will not be curbed. They who know the secrets own the power, that was J Edgar’s key to success. If Trump tries to curb their power his best case scenario is total personal destruction. Or they kill him.
John Kerry even released a detailed report claiming that not only was there considerable evidence linking the Contra effort to trafficking of drugs and weapons but that the U.S. government knew about it.
Not to give HorseFace any credit, but we Already KNOW THIS AS FACT. AG William French Smith under Reagan went before the Senate Intelligence Committee and Begged for and Received explicit PERMISSION to SELL COCAINE to finance the Contras.
Michael Reagan has Talked about it for YEARS
CIA rendition plane crashed in Yucatan with Sinaloa cocaine. Google the pics of the coke.
Yeah...his story could have some basis in reality.
Oh..and a certain tree airline
Exactly. It’s not who you know or what you know, it’s what you know about who. The CIA and their vassal google know everything about everyone.
They will try to take him out by whatever means...
Before the Wayward investigation and firing of Flynn I was inclined to believe such stories were total fantasy told by America hating, druggy, Lefty hippies.
But now I’m not so sure, anymore.
Pablo Escobars Son Reveals His Dad Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine
With a side gig in Mena, Arkansas?
HOW many billions?
And this gang that can’t shoot straight couldn’t forsee the fall of the Soviet Union. 9-11, or the coming of winter
This could be part of the Deep State’s anathema to Trump: He appears serious about cutting off the flow of drugs to American which is Company Business.
This article talks about the Medellin Cartel, but much more recent ties to the Sinaloa Cartel have been revealed.
Obmama’s Fast and Furious was possibly an arms shipment to Deep State ally Chapo Guzman. It is a fact he had one of the weapons in his possession when arrested.
Obamas’ half sister tells about Pablo Escabar. True? I don't know but it is interesting.
The DEA says BS.
Really? You don’t believe the CIA is capable of such crap? In this case, I give the drug lord’s son more credence than those who nay say what he says.
He’s certainly a trustworthy source. He was all of 16 when his father was killed. Even he says his father kept him separated from the business so how in the Frick would he know?
let’s go back a tad farther too, how about Noriega. In fact, Bush I, tried to have the indictment squashed against Noriega. Now, whom might I ask was in charge of the CIA around that time? Eh, Bush!
My guess is the free lance drug dealers were being prosecuted and hounded by the DEA and other agencies but shipments under the protection of CIA were allowed to go through. Just a guess but nothing would surprise me given the amount of money involved.
The same thing happened with the slave trade in the 16-17th centuries and the opium trade from China: officially condemned; but the powerful used both to finance their own interests. (Ever wonder where the Delano fortune came from — as in Franklin Delano Roosevelt?)
We now have (or have again) a pretorian guard which will hem in our presidents and restrict their freedom of action.
Not a good thing...
Yep, you Can’t have a War on Undocumented possession of controlled substances not available by government permission without undocumented controlled substances not available by government permission.
Actually Manuel Noriega went on Television claiming he had DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE of George Bush Sr and the CIA being Directly Involved in the Drug Trade, we Invaded Panama the VERY NEXT DAY and Noriega has not been heard from ever since and never will be. When his sentence was up we transferred him to another country to spend the rest of his life in prison in another country.
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