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Reality Or Conspiracy Theory? 1996 Video Of Former LAPD Officer Mike Ruppert Confronting CIA Director John Deutch On Drug Trafficking
This was posted at The Daily Paul:
Ruppert’s LAPD record is here. More about Ruppert on Wikipedia. His allegations are here:
I haven’t been a policeman now for a long time. I graduated from the LA Police Academy class of 11/73, hit the streets in January of ’74 in South Central Los Angeles. It was a vastly different world then; there was no cocaine and we had six-shooters and straight batons and nobody had a radio that you carried around with you. But the world has changed enormously. I specialised in narcotics quickly, and heroin was the predominant drug on the street in my area; it was Mexican brown heroin in those days.
And what happened to me was that I met and fell in love with a woman who was a contract CIA agent, a career agent. Now, I come from a CIA family and they had tried to recruit me, so this was not unexpected to me, but I began to see that she was protecting drug shipments and that the Agency was actively involved in dealing drugs. This happened with her in Hawaii, Mexico, Texas and New Orleans, and I kept saying I’m a narc, that I’m not going to overlook drug shipments. That’s what basically set me on the irreversible course of events that determined the rest of my life. That was 1977.
The CIA’s version from PBS’ Frontline:
In October 1998, the CIA released a declassified version of Hitz’s two-volume report.
The IG’s report cleared the CIA of complicity with the inner-city crack cocaine trade. It refuted charges that CIA officials knew that their Nicaraguan allies were dealing drugs. But, the report said that the CIA, in a number of cases, didn’t bother to look into allegations about narcotics And the Hitz report describes how there was little or no direction for CIA operatives when confronted by the rampant traffic in drugs in Central American during the 1980s.