Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, claims that his father “worked for the CIA, selling cocaine.”
In an astonishing new ebook, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Juan Escobar, who goes by the pseudonym Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains that the CIA recruited his father in promoting cocaine with a purpose to eradicate Communism in Central America.
“What the CIA was doing was shopping for the controls to get the drug into their nation and getting an exquisite deal,” he explains.
“He didn’t make the cash alone,” Marroquín stated in a latest interview, “however with US businesses that allowed him entry to this cash. He had direct relations with the CIA.”
Predictably, this info is conveniently absent from media headlines in America.
If the CIA trafficking cocaine into the United States seems like some tin foil conspiracy concept, assume once more. Their alleged position within the drug commerce was uncovered in 1996 in an explosive investigative collection “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 commerce ravaging African-American communities.
The investigation provoked large protests and congressional hearings, in addition to overt backlash from the mainstream media to discredit Webb’s reporting. However, many years later, officers would come ahead to again Webb’s unique investigation up.
Then-senator John Kerry even launched an in depth report claiming that not solely was there “considerable evidence” linking the Contra effort to trafficking of medicine and weapons — however that the U.S. authorities knew about it.
El Patron, as Escobar got here to be recognized, amassed extra wealth than virtually any drug vendor in historical past — at one level raking in round $420 million per week in income — and reportedly provided about 80 p.c of the world’s cocaine. Escobar landed on Forbes’ list of international billionaires for seven straight years, and — although the character of the enterprise makes buying stable numbers inconceivable — his estimated price was round $30 billion.
Escobar and the Medellín cartel smuggled 15 tons of cocaine into the U.S. — each day — and left a path of hundreds of lifeless our bodies to take action.
“It was a nine-hundred-mile run from the north coast of Colombia and was simply wide-open,” journalist Ioan Grillo wrote within the ebook, “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 within the new ebook is, certainly, true, it will imply the CIA performed a significant position in making certain Americans had entry to boundless portions of cocaine — whereas the U.S. authorities sanctimoniously railed in opposition to medicine to advertise the drug battle.
In truth, as Marroquín keenly observes, drug prohibition makes for the very best pro-drug propaganda — the character of one thing being unlawful naturally offers it better enchantment.
That prohibition assured Escobar’s bloody reign could be all of the extra violent. Marroquín now believes “his path of healing is reconciliation with the relatives of those whom his father ordered to kill.”
While Escobar actually used violence, or ordered others to make use of violence, to successfully foment and preserve energy, he wasn’t and not using a charitable bone in his physique. 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 destiny in 1993 — by gunshot as he tried to flee after his home was surrounded. However, the circumstances surrounding his loss of life are nonetheless being debated at present. Marroquín insists his father dedicated suicide slightly than be shot or captured by police forces despatched to hunt him down; whereas others imagine Escobar was completely slain by police.
Either means, Escobar’s accumulation of wealth might be seen as incidental to the position he performed for the CIA and the battle on medicine — a large hypocrisy serving to maintain folks hooked on a substance deemed unlawful by the State, so the State can then reap the earnings 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 now not served a goal for these utilizing him that means, killers have been despatched to get rid of the issue — the issue so many had a hand in creating.
Marroquín, who solely revealed himself as Escobar’s son in 2009, says he’s needed to forgive members of his household for his or her involvement within the drug enterprise and betrayal of his father — however notes that forgiveness doesn’t imply forgetting what occurred.
But he has measured perspective concerning the man who brutally dominated the cocaine business.
“Pablo Escobar is by no means a role model,” he asserts.
“I admire Pablo, my father, who educated me. Not Escobar, the mafioso.”
Marroquín famous drug lords like his father may seem to have every part as their standing and title garner consideration, however these materials positive factors, genuinely, take management ultimately.
“The more power my father had, the poorer he lived.”