From 2006 to 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ran a gun smuggling operation into Mexico to ostensibly dismantle Mexican drug gangs, accomplishing the precise opposite however, in what has affectionately become known as Fast and Furious. Further back in time, we have covert operations like Oliver North’s Iran Contra scandal of the mid 1980s, and America’s involvement in arming rebels in Central America to destabilize uncooperative governments. The list goes on.
Furthermore, it is alleged that the CIA, DEA and other government agencies have been involved for decades in the destruction of American communities by covertly shipping in drugs. Former DEA agent Cele Castillo has been persecuted by the U.S. government for seeking accountability of the George H.W. Bush administration for drug smuggling into the U.S. He would know, as he was directly involved.
There is a well-documented history of the U.S. government supplying weapons and arms to both friends and foe for political purposes and for profit.
Former L.A. police narcotics officer Michael Ruppert alleged in the mid 1990s that the CIA was directly involved in running drugs throughout the United States, corroborating information presented in the book, “Dark Alliance,” by investigative journalist Gary Webb, whose death in 1994 by two gunshot wounds to the head was deemed a suicide. Michael Ruppert committed suicide in 2014.
“I will tell you, Director Deutch,” Ruppert said, “emphatically and without equivocation that the agency has dealt drugs throughout this country for a long time.” – Mike Ruppert
“Freeway” Ricky Ross was California’s most successful drug kingpin during the explosion of the crack epidemic in the 1980s and later implicated the CIA as the source for cocaine. Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton are all implicated in the revelations of drug-running in the U.S. during the ‘80s an ‘90s in Mena, Arkansas, which also links the Arkansas State Police to smuggling, culminating in the suspicious murder of Vince Foster.
Again, the list goes on and on; however, with the recent rise of violence in Chicago involving over 3,000 shooting victims in 2016 so far (Jan. 1 to Sept. 13), it appears that another case of U.S. sponsored gun-smuggling and intentional destruction of inner-city communities may be at play.
In a publicly available video testimony, an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alley ways and back streets of urban Chicago in the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chi-raq because it is a war zone.
With the recent rise of violence in Chicago involving over 3,000 shooting victims in 2016 so far (Jan. 1 to Sept. 13), it appears that another case of U.S. sponsored gun-smuggling and intentional destruction of inner-city communities may be at play.
He refers to it as a diabolical plot, a plan affecting only low-income areas, pointing out that many of the firearms being found were class 3 automatic firearms, which can only be purchased at certain retailers under intense federal scrutiny. He notes that criminals aren’t allowed to buy firearms in the first place, yet the guns are everywhere, so where are they coming from?