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A Tale of Cocaine Trafficking, Sex Crime Charges, Extraordinary Rendition & Julian Assange

From Ecuador to Djibouti: A Tale of Cocaine Trafficking, Sex Crime Charges, Extraordinary Rendition & Julian Assange

By guest writer Danny Weil

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As reported at Dailycensored.com on  November 14, 2012, two sources have alleged that the CIA has been engaging in cocaine trafficking in Chile to fund an $88 million campaign to defeat President Rafael Correa in Ecuador’s upcoming presidential election: former British Diplomat Craig Murray, and Chilean journalist Patricio Mery Bell.

It is no secret that the US wants to see Correa defeated and the presidential election scheduled next month in Ecuador will see whether he is. He has enacted policies the US government considers adverse to US interests including closing the US military base in Ecuador. Moreover, it is likely the US sees the defeat of Correa as key to getting its hands on Julian Assange.

There is also the $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron for despoiling the Amazon rainforest. A group of the plaintiffs have recently begun initiating legal proceedings to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

The allegations of Cocaine trafficking are strikingly similar to cocaine trafficking by the CIA in the 1980s to fund the Contras in Nicaragua.

Patricio Mery Bell is head of the Panorama news service in Chile. In October 2012, Bell arranged to meet with the Ecuadorian president while Correa was in Chile, to present evidence of CIA cocaine trafficking in Chile to fund Correa’s defeat.

On his way to meet with Correa, Patricio Bell was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman. His cell phone, which contained evidence to be presented to Correa, was confiscated and never returned.

Patricio Bell claims he was set up by the woman accusing him, and it has been reported that the she has ties to a CIA backed anti Castro groups in Miami. The charges against Bell are suspiciously similar to those against Assange, but the coincidences don’t end there.

Craig Murray is the other person who has disclosed allegations that the CIA was trafficking cocaine in Chile to fund the defeat of Correa in Ecuador. Murray had two independent sources, one in the UK the other in Washington.

Craig Murray is a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who exposed torture, renditions and collusion between the CIA and British MI6. He was subsequently charged with extortion for sexual purposes and blackmailing people into sex in exchange for British visas. He did get his name cleared 18 months later.

 

Sex crime charges

The sex crime charges against Assange, Bell and Murray are part of a pattern of whistle blowers being charged with sex crimes which includes Iraqi weapons inspector Scott Ritter and Guantanamo Bay Chaplain James Yee.

As Craig Murray reported: after returning to the US, Iraqi weapons inspector Scott Ritter was entrapped in a computer sex sting set up by the FBI.  Not coincidentally, this occurred after Ritter publicly stated that there were no weapons of Mass destruction in Iraq.

Chaplain James Yee exposed mistreatment of inmates at Guantanamo Bay. After espionage charges were dropped against him, Yee was convicted of adultery and having pornography on a government computer, only to have those convictions later overturned.

Sexual entrapment has long been used in espionage to blackmail adversaries and recruit spies. Now it appears it is being used against whistleblowers. The fact that Britain used sex crime charges against Craig Murray heightens suspicions of collusion with the US to render Julian Assange.

 

Djibouti

For those skeptical that Britain, Sweden and the US are collaborating to render Assange, a story out of Djibouti should put to rest any doubts.  According to an article by the UK’s Independent (thanks to Truthout.org reader Arbed121), three Somali men were arrested in the African country of Djibouti last August and accused by US agents of supporting the Somali militia Al Sabah. A lawyer for the men claim the three were sojourning in Djibouti when they crossed paths with “friendly” undercover CIA and FBI agents.

The three were interrogated by US agents in Djibouti (a country which has a history of assisting the US with renditions) without being charged with any crime. After two months, they were secretly indicted in New York, taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the US to stand trial.

Two of the men were Swedish citizens, one a resident of Britain. Britain and Sweden had been monitoring the three for some time. The UK stripped the British man of his residency. Sweden has made no effort to defend their citizens. The Independent article reported Sweden has in fact cooperated with the US on a number of rendition cases (ibid).

 

Julian Assange

The charges against Julian Assange must be viewed in context with the sex crime charges against Craig Murray, Patricio Bell, James Yee and Scott Ritter. Add the collaboration between Britain, Sweden and the US in the Djibouti renditions and we find even more evidence that these three countries may be colluding to render Assange.

At a speech from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Craig Murray claimed Wikileaks revealed how governments had colluded in the rendition and torture of individuals across the globe.  And now some of these same governments appear to be colluding to render Assange.

From renditions in Africa to cocaine trafficking in South America, the US war on terror rolls on unceasingly as it targets and takes out adversaries across the globe. Many, such as the Djibouti three, have committed no offenses against the US. Chile, Britain, Sweden, and Djibouti reveal a chilling pattern of international governments acting unlawfully – presumably at the behest of the US military-industrial complex.

It is clear the US views Julian Assange as an ongoing threat to exposing its mischief across the globe. Vice President Joe Biden has even labeled him a high-tech terrorist. And now the US has in its sights the one leader who has stood up for Assange, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, as the CIA has allegedly trafficked cocaine in Chile to fund a plot to get rid of him.

Apparently Correa now fears for his life, because he recently publicly stated there may be a CIA plan to assassinate him.

An Orwellian story

The facts of this tale bear a striking resemblance to what Orwell wrote about in his dystopic novel, 1984. We are in an unending state of perpetual war with an ill-defined and shifting enemy and the populace are under constant surveillance while individuals are labeled sex criminals and terrorists and then hunted down for offenses that often are little more than “thought crimes.”  They are then coerced into confessing their “crimes” after being subjected to techniques which include waterboarding, not unlike the practices described in Orwell’s notorious 1984, Room 101.

Newspeak and double think are now the order of the day. “Cocaine trafficking” is the “war on drugs”, “rendition is liberty”, “subverting elections” is “democracy” and “framing whistleblowers” is “justice”.

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Danny Weil is a reporter for Truthout.com, Daily Censored.com, Project Censored.com and is the author of many books.  He has spent more than two years living in Latin America and one year working for the Sandinista government and the Ministry of Culture in 1985.  He is fluent in Spanish and has just returned from Ecuador.

  • iceberg1979 January 13, 2013

    I have often relied on this website for information not written about in the media…. however, although this does not make this story untrue, I find it hard to believe information of the conspiratorial nature when Alex Jones and infowars also propagates it. What other sources does this author have for these accusations?

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      The sources are sited. All of them. This is not a conspiracy it is the business plan of imperialism. Uusually it involves airplanes like Trujillo. Please read history.
      weilunion

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      What other sources do you need? The sources are all sited. This is not a conspiracy it is the business plan of US and has been in this region of the world and elsewhere for decades. Read John Perkins book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” where he makes a list of the airplane crashes. Read history.

      • gnomesang April 6, 2013

        the comments of iceberg 1979 and dubinsky clearly are example of my comment above. weilunion, it is refreshing to read something stated by someone who doesn’t wash their prozac down with a diet soda, (sorry, i had to say it!)
        if the US were SO concerned with the welfare of people then we would be doing something to save the children of fukushima, but most people don’t know of the plight of the japanese because it was GE general electric, that built the reactors that continue to this day poisoning the people after they knew the reactors where of bad design as told to them when the 3 engineers resigned in protest prior to them being built. big energy, but also big media as GE is one of the 6 major owners of media today. and to add insult to injury, they’ll reap profits from the endless cancers the world faces from their greed driven war machine industry by their nuclear medicine division.
        i read an article yesterday linking the bp oil spill to an faulty practice in repairing the cap by adding a gas to the concrete to speed up drying, (thus speeding up the profits), this was in the documents given to wikileaks by bradley manning prior to the gulf incident. once again they knew it was a danger and chose to risk the safety of the masses to insure faster profits.
        not a wonder they hate assange.

        • weilunion April 6, 2013

          Thank you gnomesang. Yes, unfortunately you are right. Many wash their prozac down with diet soda. The threat is to us all as your interesting notation indicates. And punishment will be wield out to those who expose this sordid affair. This is now not a Barnamum Bailey world, it is a carnival of freaks and thieves. You be well and let the carnival barkers bark on!

  • iceberg1979 January 13, 2013

    I have often relied on this website for information not written about in the media…. however, although this does not make this story untrue, I find it hard to believe information of the conspiratorial nature when Alex Jones and infowars also propagates it. What other sources does this author have for these accusations?

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      The sources are sited. All of them. This is not a conspiracy it is the business plan of imperialism. Uusually it involves airplanes like Trujillo. Please read history.
      weilunion

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      What other sources do you need? The sources are all sited. This is not a conspiracy it is the business plan of US and has been in this region of the world and elsewhere for decades. Read John Perkins book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” where he makes a list of the airplane crashes. Read history.

      • gnomesang April 6, 2013

        the comments of iceberg 1979 and dubinsky clearly are example of my comment above. weilunion, it is refreshing to read something stated by someone who doesn’t wash their prozac down with a diet soda, (sorry, i had to say it!)
        if the US were SO concerned with the welfare of people then we would be doing something to save the children of fukushima, but most people don’t know of the plight of the japanese because it was GE general electric, that built the reactors that continue to this day poisoning the people after they knew the reactors where of bad design as told to them when the 3 engineers resigned in protest prior to them being built. big energy, but also big media as GE is one of the 6 major owners of media today. and to add insult to injury, they’ll reap profits from the endless cancers the world faces from their greed driven war machine industry by their nuclear medicine division.
        i read an article yesterday linking the bp oil spill to an faulty practice in repairing the cap by adding a gas to the concrete to speed up drying, (thus speeding up the profits), this was in the documents given to wikileaks by bradley manning prior to the gulf incident. once again they knew it was a danger and chose to risk the safety of the masses to insure faster profits.
        not a wonder they hate assange.

        • weilunion April 6, 2013

          Thank you gnomesang. Yes, unfortunately you are right. Many wash their prozac down with diet soda. The threat is to us all as your interesting notation indicates. And punishment will be wield out to those who expose this sordid affair. This is now not a Barnamum Bailey world, it is a carnival of freaks and thieves. You be well and let the carnival barkers bark on!

  • secretagent January 13, 2013

    the story omitted one important detail: Correa publicly stated concerns about the risk of his assassination based upon a report by Patricio Mery Bell – the Chilean journalist who was charged with assault.

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      No, the link to what you say is in the story. Please read it again — it is the blue word ‘assassination’
      weilunion

      • gnomesang April 6, 2013

        weilunion nails it with that “assassination” link, and as most evil perpetuated by the US, it comes down to big oil/energy fearing someone will try to pry a dime from their “death grip”.

        quoted above…”There is also the $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron for despoiling the Amazon rainforest. A group of the plaintiffs have recently begun initiating legal proceedings to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada, Brazil and Argentina.” and if i am not mistaken, i believe argentina was successful in freezing chevron’s assets in that country.”

        quoted from assassination link…”President Correa is often described as echoing the policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, especially in anti-US rhetoric. The 49-year-old economist has reduced poverty and increased stability and the overall standard of living in Ecuador during his presidency, winning popularity amongst the country’s poorest as well as the educated middle class.” (how dare he!)
        adding to that, he kicked out the american military base, (a launch point for the cocaine trade that the US controls, see james corbett report with sibel edmonds on the “gladio plan b” 4th or 5th interview, for more on that).

        yes, we do need a proper 9/11 investigation and those responsible need to be held accountable, that being said, it is my opinion that the citizens of this country made a HUGE mistake by not forcing cheney to release the notes to that “energy” meeting that took place when he first took office. i doubt we’ll ever know the real extent of the conspiracy that inspired that day. and yes, i say “conspiracy” as the criminal act that it is, not the delusional fantasy the ones committing them are trying to brain wash the americans into believing.

        conspiracy=verb, an action. fantasy/theory=thought process.
        “conspiracy theorist” a term used by the criminal conspiracists to brainwash the masses into not giving credibility to the criminal act their committing. (talk about orwellien!)

        it is really frightening the level of ignorance most americans have as to the way their government acts. the hubris of thinking everything we do is so righteous and honorable, HA! and even when a leader like correa actually walks the talk and behaves in a way that is closer to our values as defined by the constitution, we still find a way to demonize him.

        big energy, banks, media, military industrial complex, illegal drug trade are the ones running this country, and until the us taxpayers stop acting like a cash cow and stop funding and feeding the monsters with their tax dollars, then, in my honest opinion, we can just expect a gradual increase of “more of the same”.

  • secretagent January 13, 2013

    the story omitted one important detail: Correa publicly stated concerns about the risk of his assassination based upon a report by Patricio Mery Bell – the Chilean journalist who was charged with assault.

    • weilunion January 14, 2013

      No, the link to what you say is in the story. Please read it again — it is the blue word ‘assassination’
      weilunion

      • gnomesang April 6, 2013

        weilunion nails it with that “assassination” link, and as most evil perpetuated by the US, it comes down to big oil/energy fearing someone will try to pry a dime from their “death grip”.

        quoted above…”There is also the $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron for despoiling the Amazon rainforest. A group of the plaintiffs have recently begun initiating legal proceedings to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada, Brazil and Argentina.” and if i am not mistaken, i believe argentina was successful in freezing chevron’s assets in that country.”

        quoted from assassination link…”President Correa is often described as echoing the policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, especially in anti-US rhetoric. The 49-year-old economist has reduced poverty and increased stability and the overall standard of living in Ecuador during his presidency, winning popularity amongst the country’s poorest as well as the educated middle class.” (how dare he!)
        adding to that, he kicked out the american military base, (a launch point for the cocaine trade that the US controls, see james corbett report with sibel edmonds on the “gladio plan b” 4th or 5th interview, for more on that).

        yes, we do need a proper 9/11 investigation and those responsible need to be held accountable, that being said, it is my opinion that the citizens of this country made a HUGE mistake by not forcing cheney to release the notes to that “energy” meeting that took place when he first took office. i doubt we’ll ever know the real extent of the conspiracy that inspired that day. and yes, i say “conspiracy” as the criminal act that it is, not the delusional fantasy the ones committing them are trying to brain wash the americans into believing.

        conspiracy=verb, an action. fantasy/theory=thought process.
        “conspiracy theorist” a term used by the criminal conspiracists to brainwash the masses into not giving credibility to the criminal act their committing. (talk about orwellien!)

        it is really frightening the level of ignorance most americans have as to the way their government acts. the hubris of thinking everything we do is so righteous and honorable, HA! and even when a leader like correa actually walks the talk and behaves in a way that is closer to our values as defined by the constitution, we still find a way to demonize him.

        big energy, banks, media, military industrial complex, illegal drug trade are the ones running this country, and until the us taxpayers stop acting like a cash cow and stop funding and feeding the monsters with their tax dollars, then, in my honest opinion, we can just expect a gradual increase of “more of the same”.

  • RR1 January 17, 2013

    Sex crimes, guilty until proven innocent, in the public mindset anyway.

    • dubinsky February 2, 2013

      public mindsets ain’t nothing, RR. Assange has to answer to the Swedish government not any public opinion poll.

  • RR1 January 17, 2013

    Sex crimes, guilty until proven innocent, in the public mindset anyway.

    • dubinsky February 2, 2013

      public mindsets ain’t nothing, RR. Assange has to answer to the Swedish government not any public opinion poll.

  • Alfred_Germany January 28, 2013

    As long as we have in power a government that is guilty of covering up 911 we have in fact a criminal fascist state. The infrastructure to uphold this fascism is being perfected with every minute. The internet is so far the only thing that is enabling us to do something about. And that is to get a critical mass of people to know the truth of 911 and eventually use some date such as the 911 anniversary to occupy AIPAC or the Israeli Embassy or some other symbol that is closely related to the crime of 911. If we do not get a proper investigation to 911 as an exponentially rising number of people are demanding, there comes a time when resolving this amicably in a court of law is over. It is then mob justice.
    Remember George W. Bush’s words. “Those cowardly terrorists who did this to us will be brought to justice. They can run, they can hide, but mark my words: We will smoke them out of their caves and bring them to justice. We have taken off our gloves. And remember, you are either with us, or you are with them, and if you hide them, then you are with them.” Little did we know that George W. Bush was on their side. But how could we, we were all stunned, in a state of shock and awe. And with the flag waving patriotism flooding the land, who would dare to question the official government version of the unfolding nightmare. The official government version has been proven false. (Unless you believe the earth is flat)

  • Alfred_Germany January 28, 2013

    As long as we have in power a government that is guilty of covering up 911 we have in fact a criminal fascist state. The infrastructure to uphold this fascism is being perfected with every minute. The internet is so far the only thing that is enabling us to do something about. And that is to get a critical mass of people to know the truth of 911 and eventually use some date such as the 911 anniversary to occupy AIPAC or the Israeli Embassy or some other symbol that is closely related to the crime of 911. If we do not get a proper investigation to 911 as an exponentially rising number of people are demanding, there comes a time when resolving this amicably in a court of law is over. It is then mob justice.
    Remember George W. Bush’s words. “Those cowardly terrorists who did this to us will be brought to justice. They can run, they can hide, but mark my words: We will smoke them out of their caves and bring them to justice. We have taken off our gloves. And remember, you are either with us, or you are with them, and if you hide them, then you are with them.” Little did we know that George W. Bush was on their side. But how could we, we were all stunned, in a state of shock and awe. And with the flag waving patriotism flooding the land, who would dare to question the official government version of the unfolding nightmare. The official government version has been proven false. (Unless you believe the earth is flat)

  • dubinsky February 2, 2013

    No Danny, the charges against Assange must NOT be viewed in any context other than that of what can be proven in a Swedish court of law.

    Bullspit conspiracy and unrelated crap may be what you value, but it ain’t much and you really have spit to say.

  • dubinsky February 2, 2013

    No Danny, the charges against Assange must NOT be viewed in any context other than that of what can be proven in a Swedish court of law.

    Bullspit conspiracy and unrelated crap may be what you value, but it ain’t much and you really have spit to say.

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