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1 THREAD: KINGPINS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Epstein is not the first kingpin of the Caribbean. In fact, there were many before him. This is the hidden history of CIA black ops in the Caribbean - from No Name Key to Norman’s Cay to Disney’s Castaway Cay and beyond.
2 Operation 40, a CIA sponsored hit squad in the 60s, was a “mixed group of Cuban exiles, Italian wise guys & square-jawed military intelligence types.”

wikispooks.com/wiki/Operation…

spartacus-educational.com/MDcrichton.htm

madcowprod.com/2013/11/20/bar…
3 Created under Eisenhower in 1960 & funded by GHW Bush, this secretive team has been implicated in the assassination of JFK, CIA drug trafficking, Watergate & even the 9/11 cover up. This is the only known picture of the original members of Operation 40.
4 The man hiding behind his lapel is Frank Sturgis. Before he became known as the Watergate burglar, Sturgis was a CIA operative for Operation 40. He moved to Cuba and in 1958 offered to train Castro's troops, including Che Guevara, in guerrilla warfare, to overthrow Batista.
5 Castro accepted the offer, but had an immediate need for guns and ammunition. So Sturgis became a gunrunner for Castro, with the help of Jack Ruby, and funding from the CIA.

books.google.com/books?id=SC-wB…

abebooks.com/9781450007788/…
6 When Castro seized power, Sturgis was part of a rebel firing squad that executed 71 of their opponents. Sturgis was photographed holding a rifle on top of the mass grave afterwards.

latinamericanstudies.org/cuba/Time-1-26…
7 Sturgis became involved with Marita Lorenz, who was having an affair with Fidel Castro. In January 1960, Sturgis and Lorenz took part in a failed CIA honeypot scheme, in an attempt to poison Castro.

spartacus-educational.com/JFKlorenzM.htm

spartacus-educational.com/JFKsturgis.htm
8 Sturgis escaped Cuba in 1960, spending the next 3 years as a parliamentary commander at No Name Key, training Cuban exiles for the Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro, which ultimately failed.

books.google.com/books?id=SC-wB…

nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB3…
9 After the Bay of Pigs mission failed, in October 1962, the US & Soviet Union engaged in a tense 13-day standoff over nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba. Facing pressure from all sides, Kennedy averted nuclear war, which displeased the DS military industrial complex.
10 It was after this pivotal moment in history that Kennedy realized the grave dangers that the CIA and military industrial complex posed and vowed to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.”
11 “It seems that members of Operation 40, originally recruited to remove Castro, had been redirected to kill JFK - that someone had paid this team of assassins to kill the president of the United States as part of a freelance operation."

spartacus-educational.com/JFKoperation40…
12 Marita Lorenz met Frank Sturgis again with Oswald, 2 Cuban exile leaders & 2 Cubans in the days prior to JFK’s assassination. Lorenz claims they were all members of Operation 40 & Oswald visited the No Name Key Operation 40 camp.
jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Wei…
keyshistory.org/NoNameKey-Test…
13 Sturgis admitted they "would upon orders, assassinate either members of the military or the political parties of the foreign country that you were going to infiltrate & if necessary some of your own members who were suspected of being foreign agents"

spartacus-educational.com/JFKsturgis.htm
14 Years later, on June 17, 1972, Sturgis and others were arrested while installing electronic listening devices in the national Democratic Party campaign offices located at the Watergate office complex in Washington.

nytimes.com/1993/12/05/obi…
15 The phone number of E. Howard Hunt was found in address books of the burglars, which enabled reporters to link the break-in to the White House. Frank Sturgis claimed to his dying day that he acted under orders from the White House.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Howard…
16 As a member of Op 40, Felix Rodriguez is a former CIA Paramilitary Ops Officer, known for his involvement in the Bay of Pigs. As part of the CIA backed brigade 2506, Rodriguez snuck into Cuba in the weeks prior to the Bay of Pigs to assassinate Castro. The mission failed.
17 Felix Rodriguez headed a mission to catch Che Guevara. When Guevara was captured, it was Rodriguez who performed the interrogation before ordering his execution. It is said that Rodriguez possesses Guevara’s Rolex watch to this day, as a trophy.

spartacus-educational.com/JFKroderiguez.…
18 As CIA director Bush helped forge a world of wars, cartels & refugees that continues today. In particular, he was deeply involved in the events known as the Iran-Contra scandal a series of illegal ops: drug trafficking, gun running and banking scandals
theintercept.com/2018/12/07/geo…
19 Operation 40 operative, Felix Rodriguez “ran the Contra supply depot in El Salvador, and served as the bagman in the CIA's deal with Medellin.”

spartacus-educational.com/JFKroderiguez.…
20 While a member of the Yale secret society, Book & Snake, his junior year Goss was tapped to join the CIA. His years as an agent from 1960 – 1971 remain much a mystery, but he has confirmed he worked in Latin America & the Caribbean, including Haiti.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Go…
21 Goss stated he was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis & had “some very interesting moments in the Florida Straits” (body of water betw No Name Key & Cuba). When asked about his membership in Op 40, Goss denied it, stating he “never heard of Op 40.”

spartacus-educational.com/JFKgoss.htm
22 Goss served as a member of the House from 89–04 & then became the last Director of Central Intelligence & the 1st Director of CIA, following the PATRIOT Act, which he co-sponsored. Porter Goss was also a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Go…
23 Porter Goss & Bob Graham, who led the joint Congressional hearings on the 9/11 attacks, both were having breakfast on the morning of Sept 11, 2001 with a man who reportedly wired $100,000 to Mohamed Atta, the head of the Pakistani Intelligence Service.

madcowprod.com/2006/05/06/por…
24 “Goss said an existing congressional inquiry has found ‘no smoking gun’ that would warrant another inquiry” into 9/11. This statement points to an obvious “cover-up”. The smoking gun was sitting in the breakfast venue on the morning of Sept 11.”

globalresearch.ca/mysterious-sep…
25 As an incredibly skilled pilot Barry Seal began his career in the CIA in 1958 gunrunning for Castro, to assist in the overthrow of Batista.

spartacus-educational.com/JFKseal.htm
26 At the time, the CIA supported the overthrow of Batista, but soon after Castro gained power, the CIA ordered operations to overthrow Castro. Barry took part in air attacks on the new Castro government. Barry also took part in training Cuban exiles, with Sturgis, on No Name Key
27 Barry Seal is alleged to have been the pilot that flew the getaway plane out of Dallas after the JFK assassination. Barry claimed to work for David Ferrie, “who he said was CIA.”

madcowprod.com/2013/11/20/bar…
28 Barry Seal helped Carlos Lehder, Pablo Escobar, and the Medellin cartel revolutionize drug trafficking to the US. Prior to the use of skilled pilots like Barry, they smuggled only small amounts of cocaine through drug mules.

pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…
29 With Barry Seal’s flying expertise, the cartel was able to smuggle tons of cocaine into the country. By his own admission, Seal became the Medellin cartel’s chief link to the cocaine markets in the southeastern US.

counterpunch.org/2016/11/04/air…
30 Seal became known as the biggest drug smuggler in US history. The cartel would ship tons of cocaine to Carlos Lehder’s private island, Norman’s Cay, where it would then be flown into the US.

pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…
31 Barry moved his base of operations from Louisiana to Mena, Arkansas, under Governor Clinton, where his “well-connected and officially-protected smuggling operation based in Mena accounted for billions in drugs and arms".

spartacus-educational.com/JFKseal.htm
32 Carlos Lehder and Barry Seal continued operations from Norman’s Cay Island without fear from the DEA, who knew of the operation, or the Bahamian government, who gave them their blessing.

pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…
33 In 1984, Escobar ordered the assassination of the Colombian Minister of Justice, Lara Bonilla, after which Carlos Lehder went into hiding and operations on Norman’s Cay were shut down.

pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…
34 The same yr, Seal was indicted for drug smuggling & money laundering. He became an informant, who divulged info on the Medellin drug trafficking operations, which ultimately led to the indictment of Norman Saunders, Prime Minister of Turks & Caicos
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Sa…
35 Before he could testify, Seal was gunned down by the Medellin Cartel, which became the “official” headline news. However, with the private number of GHW Bush in Barry Seal’s trunk at the time of the assassination, it is alleged Bush ordered the hit.
idfiles.com/cia-linked-to-…
36 Escobar continued drug trafficking operations using an alternate route through Haiti and the Bahamas (Gorda Cay – now known as Disney’s Castaway Cay). Gorda Cay was an ideal place for smuggling, as it sits off the coast of Miami with a secluded airstrip
news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/culture/s…
37 “The drug smuggling from Gorda Cay was largely organized by a man called Frank Barber & he had friends in high places.” Frank Barber became the informant of DEA agent, Jeffrey Scharlatt, who eventually became involved in the smuggling operation himself.
jaquo.com/castaway-cay/
38 Eventually, both Barber and Scharlatt got busted and found themselves in jail, though Escobar’s operations appeared to continue on the Gorda Cay Island afterwards.
39 In 1995, Disney purchased a 99 year lease of a large portion of Gorda Cay, and Disney “imagineers” began re-writing and white-washing the bloody history of the island.

anopensuitcase.com/secrets-castaw…

averyreview.com/issues/39/dege…
40 Despite Disney’s efforts to erase the past, no doubt, Pablo Escobar (pictured with his family at Disney World), and the Kingpins of the Caribbean never forgot it.

sickchirpse.com/pablo-escobar-…
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