Is the CIA a Drug Cartel? Mexican Official Blames CIA for Drug War

A Mexican government official has told reporters that the CIA and other international security forces are not fighting drug traffickers, but rather they are managing the trade. This is the latest astounding claim about violence that has lasted more than six years and claimed more than 55,000 lives.

How much of this is the US really responsible for? The picture provides a clue.

Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico, made the claim which has people in Washington upset. While Villanueva is not the first person to make such claims, he is the highest-ranking official to do so thus far.

Villanueva told a reporter for Al Jazeera, “It’s like pest control companies, they only control, if you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs.”

Villanueva’s superiors and the mayor of Juarez, are repudiating his claims.

Juarez Mayor, Hector Murguia, said, “I think the CIA and DEA are on the same side as us in fighting drug gangs. We have excellent collaboration with the US.” Al Jazeera noted he made those comments in the safety of his SUV.

While US law enforcement and security agencies might well be doing their best to fight the cartels, the reality is America is very much to blame for the violence in Mexico. The United States is the destination for virtually all of the drugs smuggled across Mexico, which are paid for with dollars. And flowing south across the border are guns, obtained through the US – guns that often end up killing people.

– Read the entire article at Catholic Online.



  1. gutrod on

    Not true. Just ask them.
    America wants war.
    America needs war.
    America is at war.
    Misery is just a game to them.

  2. Anonymous on

    C.I.A. also stands for Cocaine Import Agency.

    Anyone that believes that the American clandestine government agencies are trying to protect the republic’s interests are delusional. The CIA’s only purpose is to protect and perpetuate their own power and control by any means necessary.

    Of course they control the drug trade, as well as the sale of arms to the cartels (Obama’s Gun Runners). The CIA, NSA, DEA or any other agency that ends in a “A” are brokers. Like their Wall Street brethren they are the middle men of the drug trade.

    HSB just busted for laundering drug money, Wall Street and the government were involved, someone got greedy and they exposed them. Someone else is doing the laundering now. Play along and get rich, cross us and well have you arrested. Corruption at and entirely new level. Everyone is dirty…

  3. malcolm kyle on

    The CIA’s role in the international drug trade, dating back to 1949, is not a theory but a well-documented “fact.” The sources include former CIA and DEA agents.

    “CIA are drug smugglers.”—Federal Judge Bonner, while head of the DEA

    In 1989, The Kerry Committee found that the United States Department of State had made payments to drug traffickers, concluding that members of the U.S. State Department themselves were involved in drug trafficking. Some of the payments were made even after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies, or even while these traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies.


    * Shortly after World War II, the OSS (the predecessor of the CIA) formed a strategic alliance with the Sicilian and Corsican mafia.

    * During the 1950s, In order to provide covert funds for forces loyal to General Chiang Kai-Shek who were fighting the Chinese communists under Mao Zedong, the CIA helped the Kuomintang (KMT) smuggle opium from China and Burma to Thailand, by providing airplanes owned by one of their front businesses, Air America.

    * During the long years of the cold war, the CIA mounted major covert guerilla operations along the Soviet-Chinese border. In 1950, for their operation against communist China in northeastern Burma, and from 1965 to 1975 [during the Vietnam war] for their operation in northern Laos, the CIA recruited as allies people we now call drug lords.

    * Throughout the 1980s, in Afghanistan, the CIA’s supported the Mujahedin rebels (in their efforts against the pro-Soviet government) by facilitating their opium smuggling operations. Thus a small local trade in opium was turned into a major source of supply for the world markets including the United States. This lead ultimately to Afghanistan becoming the largest supplier of illicit opium on the planet, a status only briefly interrupted when it was under Taliban control.

    * Also during the 1980s, the Reagan administration funded a guerrilla force known as the Nicaraguan Contras—even after such funding was outlawed by Congress—by cocaine smuggling operations. An August 1996 series in the San Jose Mercury News (by Pulitzer Prize­–winner Gary Webb) clearly linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the CIA and the Contras.

    Follow this link to an electronic briefing book compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive. It includes the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-Contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations and collaboration with, and protection of, known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included.

    * In November 1996, a Miami grand jury indicted former Venezuelan anti-narcotics chief and longtime-CIA asset General Ramon Guillen Davila, who was smuggling many tons of cocaine into the United States from a CIA owned Venezuelan warehouse. In his trial defense, Guillen claimed that all of his drug smuggling operations were approved by the CIA.

    * The Dirección Federal de Seguridad was a Mexican intelligence agency created in 1947, and was in part a CIA creation. DFS badges were handed out to top-level Mexican drug traffickers and were a virtual license to traffic.’ The Guadalajara Cartel (Mexico’s most powerful drug-trafficking network in the early 1980s) prospered largely because it enjoyed the protection of the DFS, under its chief Miguel Nazar Haro, a CIA asset.

    For far more detailed information kindly google any of the following:

    “The Big White Lie: The CIA and the Cocaine/Crack Epidemic” by former DEA agent Michael Levine
    “Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion” by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Gary Webb
    “Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press” by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
    “The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade” by Alfred W. McCoy
    “The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace” by James Mills
    “Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA” by Terry Reed, (a former Air Force Intelligence operative) and John Cummings (a former prize-winning investigative reporter at N.Y Newsday)