Could the assassinations and scandals that rocked America in the 60’s and 70’s have been perpetrated by the same people who caused the cocaine epidemic that swept this nation during the 1980s?
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America’s most successful and notorious drug smuggler can be easily identified, from certain evidence given, as Barry Seal. Reputed to be a former CIA agent involved in events from flying weapons to Castro insurgents to piloting a getaway plane after the JFK assassination to many more things in-between, his exploits are practically legendary. Much of this occurred before his drug running days which peaked from 1981 to 1986. During this time frame, the government itself estimated that he flew about 5 billion dollars worth of cocaine into a small airport in Mena, Arkansas and this was his base of operations for much of his illegal activity.
Examining the life and times of Barry Seal is a fascinating tale in and of itself because of the information regarding certain people he knew and those supposedly complicit in some of his crimes. The total extent of things he did and those he associated with are even today mired in secrecy to a degree but the names of famous, influential, and powerful people dropped in this story are big ones. Just a few of the many individuals mentioned in this program are Lee Harvey Oswald, David Ferrie, Pablo Escobar, Bill Clinton, Vince Foster, George W. Bush, Edwin Meese, Oliver North, and Asa Hutchinson.
As incredible as all this might sound, research done for this documentary appears to be quite extensive and believable. Even though all the dots might not connect just right, there is a large amount of intriguing evidence, photographs, video footage, eyewitness testimony, interviews and other supporting facts that deserve a hard look. It’s a lot to take in and digest all at one time but much of it does make for great controversy and conspiracy theory. A nice companion documentary that builds on and reveals even more of this story, (the producers even recommend watching both of these as they compliment one another), is `Conspiracy: The Secret History: The Secret Heartbeat of America: The C.I.A. and Drugs’.
See the results of a three-year investigation into the life and times of one of the most famous CIA agents and successful drug smugglers in America’s history — Barry Seal.
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