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CIA and The Mafia: Old Business Pals

21st Century Wire says…

The relationship between the CIA and organized crime is a well-established one. The overlap between Washington’s covert operations and the mafia’s black market business interests seems to be a fertile environment for trading and profiting off drugs, vice, arms, extortion, protection, contract killing, double-crossing and most importantly, avoiding any prying eyes.

Before its revolution which ended in 1959, Cuba was the offshore playground for both the CIA and a number of organized crime families. That’s where the story begins…

According to recently declassified documents: “The CIA conspired with a Chicago gangster described as ‘the chieftain of the Cosa Nostra and the successor to Al Capone’ in a bungled 1960 attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba’s communist revolution, according to classified documents published by the agency yesterday. The disclosure is contained in a 702-page CIA dossier known as the “Family Jewels” compiled at the behest of then agency director James Schlesinger in 1973. According to a memo written at the time, the purpose of the dossier was to identify all current and past CIA activities that “conflict with the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947″ – and were, in other words, illegal. The dossier covers operations including domestic surveillance, kidnapping, infiltration of anti-war movements, and the bugging of leading journalists. But its detailed information on assassination attempts against foreign leaders is likely to attract most attention.”

The CIA and the Mafia have more in common than not: both enjoy working in the dark, and both enjoy a legal status which is mostly above the law.

Later in the 1960’s and 1970’s, operations expanded into Southeast Asia, and in the 1980’s to South and Central America, and then on to Afghanistan. No matter where this dark nexus parks itself – it’s always lucrative…

(All documents are available at: www.foia.cia.gov/)

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Brasscheck TV

We’ve seen Cuba in the news lately regarding a lift on the embargo and a general patching up of distancing policy. What’s the backstory on the US and Cuba?

Well, there was that one time when the CIA worked with the mob to undermine Castro’s revolutionary forces. When the Mafia and CIA interests merged at a single point – Cuba – the two organizations collaborated. Fidel Castro and his revolutionary forces fought against the mob-backed dictatorship, and neither the US or the mob was going to have it.

Get a quick glimpse into the collaboration and the merging of these interests that worked to the detriment of Cuban society…

When the Mafia and CIA interests merged at a single point – Cuba – the two organizations collaborated.

Fidel Castro and his revolutionary forces fought against the mob-backed dictatorship, and neither the US or the mob was going to have it.

Get a quick glimpse into the collaboration and the merging of these interests that worked to the detriment of Cuban society. – See more at: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/cia/the-cia-and-the-mafia-old-business-pals.html#sthash.Y3fW7DO4.dpuf


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Alternative View TV says: “Former reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Pete Brewton tells of one of the most momentous stories of the past 50 years and how it has been suppressed by the establishment media and the Congress. His book The Mafia, CIA and George Bush,” shows the incredible complexity of the relationships in the operation of the destruction of hundreds of Savings and Loans at the hands of the CIA and the Mafia, stealing many billions of dollars in the process, and leaving the taxpayers to bailout the banks.

Big names at the state and national levels of power are involved, including Lloyd Bentsen, the Bush family, and power brokers in Houston. People such as Kenneth Keating and Don Dixon, who are mentioned prominently in the press in connection with the S & L debacle, were merely front men, or “cut-outs” for the main movers. Keating and his ilk only took millions; the CIA and the Mafia looted billions.”


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