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Kiki Camarena and Colonel Jim Sabow

Kiki, in his investigation of the drugs for weapons, was a threat to blow the whistle on illegal narcotrafficking of cocaine into the US. Col. Sabow, a straight arrow Marine, tried to blow the whistle on the continued transport of cocaine into the US in an illegal covert operation conducted by the NSC and approved by Bush and Reagan.

Kiki Camerana and James Sabow
Kiki Camerana and James Sabow.

(IRVINE) - Two Mexican witnesses claimed that Felix Rodriquez, a CIA operative and active player in Iran-Contra, murdered Kiki Camarena.


Rodriquez, born in 1941 in Cuba, was a rabid anticommunist, involved in the Bay of Pigs, later joined the US Army, served in Vietnam flying choppers and was active in the Phoenix program and an early recruit for the CIA.

Borderland reported that, “In interviews with Proceso, Phil Jordan, former director of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC); Hector Berrellez, former DEA agent, and Tosh Plumlee, a former CIA pilot, claim that they have evidence that the U.S. government itself ordered the murder of Kiki Camarena (a former Marine) in 1985. In addition, they point to a sinister Cuban character, Felix Ismael Rodriguez, as the murderer.”

In 1985, Rodriquez was working for the NSC, running the Contra supply depot in El Salvador. If the Proceso story is accurate, how does Rodriquez wind up in Mexico? Did someone in the NSC suggest to Rodriquez that Kiki needed to disappear?

According to the Borderland article, Kiki discovered the weapons for cocaine shipments to support the Contras.

Kiki, in his investigation of the drugs for weapons, was a threat to blow the whistle on illegal narcotrafficking of cocaine into the US. The investigation and media coverage could have led to the NSC and the White House.

Tosh Plumlee

Testimony from Tosh Plumlee supports tons of cocaine flown into El Toro and Homestead AFB.

The news stories on Borderland and Tico Times link Kiki’s murder to the CIA. That’s a possibility, but the CIA used proprietary airlines to fly weapons and cocaine. The CIA’s direct support to the Contras was disrupted when the Boland amendment (‘84 to ‘85) forbid the use of appropriated funds to support the Contras. The CIA mission was handed off to the NSC. Ollie North, who never knew a bad covert operation, was the point man.

The crack epidemic in the 1980s hit the black community the hardest hit. The fuel for the crack was the influx of cocaine into the US on former military aircraft (C-130s and P-3As) operated by CIA proprietary airlines like Southern Air Transport. If the link between the NSC, the Contras and cocaine to fund the Contra War in violation of the Boland amendment became public, then Reagan and Bush were at risk for impeachment. Was Kiki murdered on orders from the NSC?

Based on his history, it’s clear that Rodriquez was capable of murdering Kiki. I doubt that he did it on his own initiative. Did the CIA pass the intel to the NSC who ordered Rodriquez to kill Kiki but find out his sources first (hence, the torturing and taping)?

Rafael Caro Quintero

The official story is that Rafael Quintero murdered Kiki. As a drug lord, he’s an easy target. He’s convicted in a Mexican court and sentenced to prison for 40 years but released this year after serving 28 years. His whereabouts are unknown. The State Dept. put a $5M reward for his capture. I doubt if he will ever be found alive. Quintero, as a drug lord and dealer and probably a murderer, is almost perfect to tag as the murderer of Kiki.

In 1991, Col. Jim Sabow is murdered at El Toro. The official manner of death is suicide, but the evidence supports murder. Even after 22 years the government cover-up continues. There’s a doctored autopsy photo submitted by DoD to Congress in 2004 and the NCIS cold case investigation in 2010 that ignored the sworn affidavit of Dr. Werner Spitz,which stated the manner of death as homicide and crime scene tampering. Sitz orally withdrawals his sworn affidavit. There’s no objection from the NCIS.

Witnesses in 1991 saw three men flash government IDs and order most of the NIS crime team and Marine MPs off the crime scene. One witness reports an NIS agent putting the patio chair on the body to support the official government suicide scenario.

Bush was President in January 1991. Was Col. Sabow, a straight arrow Marine, killed to prevent him from blowing the whistle on the use of El Toro to transport cocaine into the US in an illegal covert operation conducted by the NSC and approved by Bush and Reagan?



Bob O’Dowd is a former U.S. Marine with thirty years of experience on the east coast as an auditor, accountant, and financial manager with the Federal government. Half of that time was spent with the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia. Originally from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19, served in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Marine Aircraft Wings in 52 months of active duty in the 1960s. A graduate of Temple University, Bob has been married to Grace for 31 years. He is the father of two adult children and the grandfather of two boys. Bob has a blog site on former MCAS El Toro at This subject is where Bob intersected with Bob served in the exact same Marine Aviation Squadron that Salem-News founder Tim King served in, twenty years earlier. With their combined on-site knowledge and research ability, Bob and Tim and a handful of other ex-Marines, have put the contamination of MCAS El Toro on the map. The base is highly contaminated with TCE, trichloroethelyne

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