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NarcoNews- U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution By Bill Conroy Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid [...]

NarcoNews: Second Informant Surfaces in ICE’s Mayan Jaguar Cocaine-Plane Op

US Attorney Dismisses Criminal Case Against Brazilian Informant By Bill Conroy The secrecy cloaking a corporate jet with a CIA-linked tail number that crash landed in Mexico in the fall of 2007 with a nearly four-ton load of cocaine onboard continues to unravel, one string at a time. The Gulfstream II cocaine jet was part [...]

Narco News Reports: Official US Cover-Up Still Obscures Motive for Juarez Consulate Murders

Diplomatic Security Agent’s Allegations Support Narco News Report That Victims Were Targeted for Assassination By Bill Conroy Barrio Azteca gang leader Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, also known as “Guero,” among other aliases, was sentenced to life in prison late last month after being convicted of orchestrating the murders of US Consulate worker Lesley A. Enriquez; her [...]

Whistleblower- A Poem

Whistleblower Karl Marcus Up the gully past the end of a dead end road in my mind a hound goes on alone in hills like sounding boards, resolute and compelled to tell what he knows is true.  Who strains to hear his muffled oath is of no concern. Though a little wind will carry his [...]

Zambada Niebla’s Plea Deal, Chapo Guzman’s Capture May Be Key to an Unfolding Mexican Purge

NarcoNews: History & Court Pleadings Help to Connect the Dots Mainstream Media Is Missing Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of a powerful co-founder of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, has agreed to tell the US government everything he knows about his alleged partners in crime, their operations and enablers, US authorities announced earlier this week. [...]

The New Great Game Round-Up: March 23, 2014

New Poster Boy for North Caucasus Insurgency, Central Asia Struggles with IMU, NED’s “Democratic Reforms” In Tajikistan & More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China [...]

Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

Former DEA Supervisor Contends Guzman’s Capture Was an “Arranged” Event By NarcoNews’ Bill Conroy The recent capture of the notorious Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, longtime leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, was not what it appeared to be, according to a former DEA supervisory agent who still has a deep network of contacts in [...]

Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory in the Narcowar

Comparisons between Chapo Guzmán and Osama Bin Laden Are Valid, But For Horrible Reasons By Danny Benavides The End of an Era has been declared, loudly proclaimed in headlines throughout the world. Chicago’s “Most Wanted,” the “No. 1 drug kingpin” finally (re)captured in his own backyard. Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (alias “El Chapo”), the world’s [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- “Protest is Not Terrorism: The NATO 3 & Chicago Style Subversion”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Kevin Gosztola On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Kevin Gosztola, writer for Firedoglake.com and co-author of the book Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Private Manning. We discuss the trial of Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase, better known collectively in the media as the NATO [...]

BFP Exclusive- Former CIA Officer & Whistleblower Frank Snepp Responds to Sibel Edmonds’ Article on Snowden-Greenwald

“The journalists’ “sugar daddies,” as you call them, will have to get in line if they want to exploit Snowden’s revelations against us.” By Frank Snepp Your post admirably demonstrates why “boiling” figures in the title of your blog. Your outrage burns like a cascading incendiary right through the entire piece. You perform an invaluable [...]

Mayan Jaguar: US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

Aircraft Linked to “Mayan Jaguar” Flew Tons of Cocaine into Africa — Gateway to the European Market US government intelligence agencies, in particular, the CIA, often have been accused of complicity in the drug trade, but public officials and the mainstream media just as quickly dismiss the allegations as whacky conspiracy theories — often with [...]

NarcoNews-Was “Mayan Jaguar” a Corrupt Undercover Op or a CIA Cover?

ICE Investigation Targeting Drug Planes Plagued by Scandal, Court Records Show An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) undercover operation involving the sale and tracking of aircraft to drug organizations played out for nearly four years in Latin America, likely allowing tons of narcotics to be flown into the US, yet it failed to result in [...]

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Signed an “Action Plan” Against the Gülen Movement

 Last week, the row between the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and the U.S. based preacher Fethullah Gülen somewhat subsided. The occasion was a commitment by Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinc about the ‘dershanes’, the prep schools, many of which are in the hands of the Gülen movement. Earlier, Prime Minister Erdogan’s threat to close the [...]

Checkbook Journalism & Leaking to the Highest Bidders

The NSA Whistleblowing Case: Something is Awfully Rotten in the State of …? Imagine a major government whistleblower who leaks his evidence and obtained documents to the highest bidders in the mainstream media and mega corporations. Does that sound awful, disgraceful and despicable? Okay. Now, imagine a pseudo journalist who obtains over 50,000 documents from [...]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 97

B.B. King – “The Thrill Is Gone” It’s a night of the Blues for the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick featuring the legendary American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist B.B. King. The song is the Thrill is Gone written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins in 1951. King’s guitar in this performance is [...]