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Subject: IN: CIA Tainted by Jordan-Latin America Link
Date: 28 May 2001 15:27:06 -0500
From: Colombian Labor Monitor <xx...@prairienet.org>
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What could have led the CIA to turn a blind eye
to the traffic? According to legislators who
testified before the Senate's intelligence
committee, the CIA might have reckoned the
weapons delivery to FARC would help continue the
spiral of violence in Colombia and thus justify
Washington's Plan Colombia, a program aimed at
gaining more military and intelligence influence
in the entire Andes region.
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INTELLIGENCE NEWSLETTER
www.intelligenceonline.com

May 24, 2001

CIA Tainted by Jordan-Latin America Link
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New allegations concerning the CIA's alleged connection with cocaine
dealing in Latin America are bubbling to the surface in the wake of fresh
elements in the investigation into the so-called Jordan-Latina Connection,
a traffic in arms to Peru and Colombia by Jordan go-betweens. The traffic
is said to involve CIA agents in both Latin America and the Middle East
and government officials in Peru and Jordan.

As Intelligence Newsletter revealed last September (IN 389), the trade
consisted of delivering weapons to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia (FARC) guerillas and to the Medelin cartel in exchange for
cocaine.

The military gear was officially ordered by Peru from Jordan in 1998 and
was flown by a chartered Ukrainian IL-76 from Amman. However, when the
aircraft landed at Francisco Secada airport in Iquitos in Peru's Amazon
region the weapons were off-loaded and later air dropped to FARC guerillas
in Colombia's Caqueta province. The plane returned laden with cocaine from
FARC and made fuelling-up stopovers in Guyana, the Canary Islands,
Trinidad, Azores, Grenada, Surinam, Algeria, Mauritania and Cape Verde.
The Peru-FARC deal reportedly involved a Lebanese-Armenian international
arms dealer named Sarkis Soghanalian, who is currently serving a jail
sentence in Los Angeles for bank fraud.

Although Soghanalian denies he knew about the weapons diversion to FARC,
Peru's former president, Alberto Fujimori and his intelligence chief
Vladimiro Montesinos were reportedly involved. Montesinos, who was
code-named "The Doctor" by the CIA who is now on the run - helped organize
the traffic by delivering fake end-user's certificates for the Jordanian
authorities.

People close to an investigation into the affair allege the CIA was fully
aware of Montesinos' activity and that the CIA may have benefited
financially from the distribution of cocaine in the Middle East.

What could have led the CIA to turn a blind eye to the traffic? According
to legislators who testified before the Senate's intelligence committee,
the CIA might have reckoned the weapons delivery to FARC would help
continue the spiral of violence in Colombia and thus justify Washington's
Plan Colombia, a program aimed at gaining more military and intelligence
influence in the entire Andes region.

Copyright 2001 Indigo Publications
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