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Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

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, Marroquín’s second — which has just been released in Argentina — delves into the kingpin’s “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 Webb’s reporting. However, decades later, officials would come forward to back Webb’s 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 world’s 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 Mexico’s 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 Escobar’s 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 wasn’t 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, Escobar’s 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 Escobar’s son in 2009, says he’s had to forgive members of his family for their involvement in the drug business and betrayal of his father — but notes that forgiveness doesn’t 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.

“The more power my father had, the poorer he lived.”

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    So when visited by the cops always remember to ask if they are selling or buying.

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.

    • BlackDeity

      But on your TV they’ll tell you to fear the kid in Harlem, or how he’s costing taxpayers billions by sitting in jail lol…They don’t show you Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) laundering billions in their banks for mexican cartels. They won’t show you Clinton flying cocaine in on his air strip with the help of the CIA…what about the contras?? Reagan and Oliver North sure cleaned up in the name of patriotism lol. Who went to jail? Oh that’s right, the illiterate tennis player from South Central was the mastermind behind the whole ordeal and served 15..Justice is served! Land of the Free…

  • Disappointed

    Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy in South America is what led to the8 crack epidemic that ravished so many communities. It changed the culture on the street in the black community from one of revolutionary activism to, Criminal gangsterism. This was not an accident this was done very deliberately and led to a low-level Guerrilla War between drug gangs in many black communities with a high rate of collateral death.

    • roninmd

      if you did not already put it together…. During the Reagan years, the CIA was under the control
      of the Bush/Clinton family regime. These families date back to a cabal
      of interelated families (Obama included) who wish to keep America under
      the control of the royal european geneology… the same people who want
      to bring Americans under the Feudal system. Religion also plays it’s
      role by supporting the divine right of
      the Aristocracy to rule people like me and you. This Cabal control
      factions within the democrats and the republicans. Trump is an outsider
      so that’s why all the media hoopla. The ruckus in the Trump cabinet
      and the executive agencies are signs of these factions trying to bring
      some semblance of influence over Trump. Trump is a total wildcard. If
      anything, we shall be entertained for the next 8 years.

      • Alonzo Edmondson

        Are you sure Trump isn’t highly indebted to the Russian Mob…

      • Lawrence F Washington AkaMr

        Trump right with the rest of em. They just mad at him for the same reason they was mad Obama. He was able to curry more favor with the people who select our president than the folks who been trying to get in for yrs. And yes , Trump got something going on with the Russians. Just look at it. He just had to ask one of his picks to retire for secretly making some kind of deal(which he was just the fall guy because he got caught). Trump been knew about it,but once we found out dude had to go. His campaign manager before Kelly Anne had to step down because the people found out he had ties to Russia. Then he go and pick a secretary of state that had ties with Russia. That’s just too many coincidences for me to not that he got any ties to Russia. I’m just saying though.

  • supersajin

    The CIA has had a rough 24 hrs. Busted for “hacking” the French elections, now this!! JFK was right, the CIA needs to be splintered into 1,000 pieces & scattered into the winds.

    • Nom De Plume

      Go to Youtube and subscribe to George Webb’s channel…….the CIA is the rape pillage and plunder arm of the shadow government.

  • John Shinn III

    Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s boss was the CIA—the same
    “shadow” U.S. government Pres. Donald Trump is fighting now…..

  • Gorshan Singh

    Martin Luther King Jr had a dream but African American took to drugs baits and destroyed that dream.

  • MisatoKatsuragi

    deep state

  • Lorne Allen

    Here is an example of how police drug trafficking works in Canada:

    Section 3 of the Narcotic Control Regulations authorizes members of police forces to possess narcotics where such “possession is for the purposes of and in connection with such employment.” In addition, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Police Enforcement) Regulations exempt police officers from the offences of trafficking, importation or exportation and production. The regulations set out the eligibility requirements for the exemption. Different rules apply depending on the source of the drugs. At all times, the individual must be an active member of a police force and must be acting in the course of his or her responsibilities for the purposes of the particular investigation.

    https://sencanada.ca/content/sen/committee/371/ille/library/powers-e.htm#ENTRAPMENT%20AND%20ILLEGAL

  • SallyForth

    Any body who does not find this claim of the CIA selling drugs credible has not been paying attention.

    This same member of the deep state is now working to undermine a democratically elected President Trump.

    They’ve 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.

    But Trump will prevail.

  • Richard Strong

    The CIA’s involvement in cocaine drug trafficking hasn’t been ignored. It has been covered quite extensively: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking

  • Sara Bridge Reinhardt

    Trump knows all of this, and as a citizen, wants to stop it. The CA is fighting back with all its “power” to try to destroy him…they love things the way they are…their black budgets are astronomical, they answer to NO ONE, and their idea of world politics is all about their own pockets, I can assure you. oh, they say we must keep our friendly countries together…ha. Russia would be the best friend of the US it ever had.child trafficking is another one of their glorious endeavors…there is no crime the dirty CIA does not commit. not one, including false flags and terrorism, her and around the world. war on terror another joke. The CIA has not one good person in it: the good people resign.

    • roninmd

      The CIA was under the control
      of the Bush/Clinton family regime and may have been responsible for the death of President Kennedy. These families date back to a cabal
      of interelated families (Obama included) who wish to keep America under
      the control of the royal european geneology… the same people who want
      to bring Americans under the Feudal system. Religion also plays it’s
      role by supporting the divine right of
      the Aristocracy to rule people like me and you. This Cabal control
      factions within the democrats and the republicans. Trump is an outsider
      so that’s why all the media hoopla. The ruckus in the Trump cabinet
      and the executive agencies are signs of these factions trying to bring
      some semblance of influence over Trump. Trump is a total wildcard. If
      anything, we shall be entertained for the next 8 years.

  • Greg Walker

    Welcome to the Ninth Front.

  • marlene

    Nicaragua – where Tim Kaine, hillary pick for VP, spent a lot of time…

  • marlene

    The media wasn’t silent back in the 1980’s when all of this was first exposed!

  • jamyers

    The CIA was also heavily involved in the Heroin epidemic of the 60s/70s. Front company Air America brought in vast quantities of “product” to enrich members of the network and for off-the-books funding of covert operations in SE Asia.

  • Gordon Klock

    Not surprising, anyone who knew the drug trade in the eighties, already knew the CIA, & the military were bringing in the bulk of coke, & heroin, the only people that got busted on the news, were naive freelancers….
    (All this, is actually old history, the “drug war” scam, traces back to the opium wars between Britain & China)…..

  • File Under: Not surprising

  • nojack

    I’ve known this for more than 25 years. Get this book and read it. Tells the whole story of The Big White Lie.

    https://www.amazon.com/Big-White-Lie-Cocaine-Epidemic/dp/156025064X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487640926&sr=8-1&keywords=the+big+white+lie

  • L Garou

    There never has been a war on drugs.
    There always has been a drug war on the competition..

  • Jim Mooney

    But gee, the DNC now says the CIA sits at the right hand of Jesus 😉