Vietnam, the CIA's Illegal Drug Trafficking,
and JFK's Assassination:
An Overview of Michael Collins Piper's "Final Judgment"
by Victor Thorn
The information below is derived from Michael Collins Pipers Final
Judgment. My role is that of a reviewer, and all credit for the research
must be given to Mr. Piper. I urge everyone to purchase a copy of this
book. Final Judgment is published by The Center for Historical Review,
132 Third Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003 (1-888-699-NEWS)
the biggest secret of the Vietnam War is that our Central Intelligence
Agency seized control of the infamous Golden Triangle during that time
period, then, along with assistance from various elements of Organized
Crime, shipped huge amounts of heroin out of that area into our country.
Because piles of money were being made from this practice and many others,
those who stood to profit from this horrendous war the armament
manufacturers, bankers, military men, and drug dealers met any
suggestion to withdraw from Vietnam with immediate consternation. But
thats exactly what John F. Kennedy intended to do upon re-election.
In fact, he had already planned on telling the American people that
their troops would be back home by 1965. Think about this momentous
decision for a moment. If we had exited Vietnam by 1965, EIGHT years
of bloodshed in the jungles and civil unrest on Americas streets
and campuses could have been alleviated.
Collins Piper writers in Final Judgment: Kennedys intended
change in Vietnam policy his plan to unilaterally withdraw from
the imbroglio infuriated not only the CIA but elements in the
Pentagon and their allies in the military-industrial-complex. By this
time, of course, the Lansky Syndicate had already set-up international
heroin running from Southeast Asia through the CIA-linked Corsican Mafia
in the Mediterranean. The joint Lansky-CIA operations in the international
drug racket were a lucrative venture that thrived as a consequence of
deep U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia as a cover for drug smuggling
simple one-paragraph explanation may be the most concise overview of
the Vietnam War ever written. The military men and defense contractors
were making out like bandits from the War Machine, while the CIA crooks
and Lansky-led Mobsters (via Santo Traficante as the major wheeler-dealer)
were likewise padding their pockets. Author Peter Dale Scott, in Deep
Politics and the Death of JFK, said of this phenomenon, The flood
of drugs into this country since WWII was one of the major unspeakable
secrets leading to the ongoing cover-up of the Kennedy assassination.
provide a broader perspective on this situation, Professor Alfred McCoy
stated in The Politics of Heroin, Since the prohibition of narcotics
in 1920, alliances between drug brokers and intelligence agencies have
protected the global narcotics traffic. Given the frequency of such
alliances, there seems a natural attraction between intelligence agencies
and criminal syndicates. Both are practitioners of what one retired
CIA operative has called the clandestine arts the
basic skill of operating outside the normal channels of civil society.
Among all the institutions of modern society, intelligence agencies
and crime syndicates alone maintain large organizations capable of carrying
out covert operations without fear of detection.
the government side, the two main Golden Triangle runners were Ted Schackley
and Thomas Clines the same two men who ran Operation Mongoose
(the plot to take out Fidel Castro). Thus, from 1960-1975, the CIA deployed
a secret force of 30,000 Hmong tribesmen to fight the Laotian Communists.
They also created heroin labs in this area; then brought it out via
their own private airline Air America.
McCoy, in The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug
Trade, describes how the CIA first gave smack to our own American soldiers
in Vietnam before shipping it into the United States, where Lansky mobsters
dealt it on the streets.
Giancanas biographers reinforced this point by stating that while
organized crime did its thing, The CIA looked the other way
allowing over $100 million a year in illicit drugs to flow through Havana
into the U.S. It was an arrangement similar to all the rest theyd
made. The CIA received 10% of the take on the side of narcotics, which
they utilized for their undercover slush fund.
the Mob and the CIA generated this dirty money, they laundered it into
secret bank accounts controlled by the international bankers. That way,
the government couldnt get their hands on it and the funds could
be invested in the stock market, loaned out to other businesses on the
take, or channeled into the Secret Services black budgets.
even though the above information is only the tip of the iceberg, now
do you see why it was so important to the CIA/Mobster/international
banker cabal that JFK didnt pull America out of Vietnam? The money
(via illegal drug trafficking and for the War Machine) was incredible,
while CONTROL of another area of the globe (the Golden Triangle) was
a final note, only FOUR DAYS after John Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon
Baines Johnson, his successor, put his name on NSAM 273, which secured
our increased involvement in Southeast Asia. These guys werent
wasting any time! Within a few short months, our involvement in Vietnam
went from 20,000 troops to a quarter of a million! The CIA had won,
and ten years later 58,229 American soldiers were dead - truly shocking
and abysmal behavior an embarrassment and blight on the American