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CIA Connection to DEA Agent's Murder Too Hot for FOX News?Robert O'Dowd Salem-News.com
CIA connection to Enrique Kiki Camarena’s torture and death not reported by Fox’s “The Kelly File”
(SALEM) - Enrique Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent and former Marine, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Mexico in February 1985. In October 2013, Luis Chaparro and J. Jesus Esquivel broke the news that Kiki was murdered on orders from the CIA.
The motive for the murder was to prevent him from blowing the whistle on narcotrafficking of cocaine into the US to fund the Contra War in Nicaragua, according to El Diario de Coahuila and Proceso, two Mexican newspapers.
The story attracted media attention in South America, Europe, and on FOX in the US. Except for FOX, the US major media did not report the breaking news story. FOX producers of “The Kelly File” failed to report the most sensational and breaking news part of the Kiki Camarena news story — the involvement of the CIA in his torture and death.
“The Kelly File” on FOX reported an abridged video report “A look at DEA agent 'Kiki' Camarena's murder.” William La Jeunesse reported the story on Megyn Kelly’s program but left out the involvement of the CIA in Kiki’s torture and murder. Apparently, FOX decided that reporting the connection to the CIA, the breaking news part of Kiki’s death reported by two Mexican newspapers and La Jeunnesse in a FOX news.com article was too hot to handle.
The unanswered question is why did Megyn Kelly’s producers edit out the ‘breaking news’ of the CIA connection to Kiki Camarnea’s torture and death? William La Jeunesse reported the full story on Fox News.com but not on “The Kelly File.”
William La Jeunesse and Lee Ross, the two correspondents for FOX News.com, reported in an October 10th news story posted on the internet, “US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent” that Phil Jordan, former director of DEA's El Paso Intelligence Center said, "In [Camarena’s] interrogation room, I was told by Mexican authorities, that CIA operatives were in there. Actually conducting the interrogation. Actually taping Kiki."
The tapes of Kiki’s torture and murder were obtained by the DEA from the CIA, according to Hector Berrellez, his DEA supervisor who headed up the DEA’s investigation of the murder. Berrellez said, "Obviously, they [the CIA] were there. Or at least some of their contract workers were there."
Both the Mexican and US government version is that Rafael Caro Quintero was responsible for the torture and death of Kiki Camarena. Quintero was convicted of Kiki’s torture and death but freed from a Mexican prison in August 2013 after serving 28 years of a 40 year sentence.
The Borderland Beat reported the breaking news stories by El Diario de Coahuila and Proceso in early October 2010:
A story that sounds like it was taken from a complex espionage novel has just exploded on U.S. television Enrique Kiki Camarena, the DEA law enforcement officer murdered in Mexico in February, 1985, was apparently not the victim of the Mexican capo Rafael Caro Quintero, but rather, of a dark member of the CIA. This individual was the one charged with silencing the anti-narcotics agent for one serious reason: he had discovered that Washington was associated with the drug trafficker and was using the profits from the drug trafficking to finance the activities of the counterrevolution.
According to Berrellez, "It was I who directed the investigation into the death of Camarena. During this investigation, we discovered that some members of a U.S. intelligence agency, who had infiltrated the DFS (the Mexican Federal Security Directorate), also participated in the kidnapping of Camarena. Two witnesses identified Felix Ismael Rodriguez. They (witnesses) were with the DFS and they told us that, in addition, he (Rodriguez) had identified himself as "U.S. intelligence."
Rodriquez, born in 1941 in Cuba, was a rabbit anticommunist, an early recruit for the CIA involved in the Bay of Pigs, became a naturalized citizen, joined the US Army, served in Vietnam flying chopper and in the Phoenix program. Rodriquez claimed responsibility for the capture of Che Guevara, a major Cuban revolutionary figure, in 1967 in Bolivia. Guevara’s was shot and killed by a Bolivian solider. Rodriquez kept his Rolex watch as a war souvenir. Based on his history, it’s clear that Rodriquez was capable of murder.
Rodriquez maintained close connections with Donald Gregg, his CIA supervisor in Vietnam. Gregg served as national security adviser to Vice President George Bush from 1982 to 1989.
In 1985 and 1986, Rodriquez was working for the NSC, running the Contra re-supply effort out of Ilopango Air Base in El Salvador. Rodriquez involvement in illegal drug trafficking is supported by sworn testimony by Celerino “Cele” Castillo, a retired DEA Agent.
CELERINO “CELE” CASTILLO
Celerino “Cele” Castillo is a retired DEA agent with years of experience in fighting drug trafficking in central and South America, Castillo was familiar with the operations at Ilopango; he was stationed El Salvador in 1985 and reported the use of the airfield to fly illegal drugs into the US.
His testimony in 1998 before The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence connects the Reagan administration to illegal narcotrafficking of cocaine. A copy of Calstillo’s testimony can be read from his website at http://www.powderburns.org/
President George H. Bush pardoned Caspar Weinberger, Elliott Abrams, Duane Clarridge, Alan Fiers, Clair George, and Robert McFarlane on December 24, 1992, before they could be tried on felony charges related to Iran-Contra. Independent Counsel Wash accused the President of using the pardon to continue the Iran-Contra cover-up.
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 mwsg37.com. This subject is where Bob intersected with Salem-News.com. 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
You can email Bob O’Dowd, Salem-News.com Environmental and Military Reporter, at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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