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Colombia. Death squad links. Drug war and more. U.S.-aided terrorism. Many killed over decades. Torture, murder, corruption, destabilization, disinformation, subversion of democracy, etc.. Above the Law.
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*Introduction, and other pages.

*Colombia links and shortcuts.

*Drug War charts, and more.

Introduction. [TopLink]

This page covers Colombian death squads in general, and also those that are related to the drug war. Related pages to check out are:

*Latin American death squads. Drug war and more. Many links. U.S.-aided terrorism, torture, and death squads on an industrial scale. Hundreds of thousands murdered. Hundreds of thousands tortured.
https://corporatism.tripod.com/latin.htm and

*Terrorism of USA. Death Squads, Drug War. Many links worldwide. Millions killed over decades. Mostly US-run or US-aided terrorist death squads worldwide. Other death squads, too. Today's death squads, and older ones such as the US-run Phoenix Program during the Vietnam war. Terrorism and corruption at all levels of politics, police, society, media, business, unions, government, etc.. Lists in alphabetical and chronological order. Huge LINKS list.
https://corporatism.tripod.com/squads.htm and

*Phoenix Program in Vietnam. Many links. U.S. terrorism, torture, and death squads on an industrial scale. Tens of thousands murdered. Hundreds of thousands tortured.
https://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/phoenix.htm and

Dates below are sometimes indicated only by the month and year numbers. For example, 11-2003 stands for November 2003.


Colombia links and shortcuts. [TopLink]

The shortcut links are first, followed by the chronological links, and finally the alphabetical links.

*Colombia SHORTCUT URLs for CannabisNews and MAP/DrugNews press archive.
http://www.mapinc.org/find?BK=colombia&YY1=1997 and

*9-2004. Bogotá Says Army Killed Union Chiefs. New York Times. September 9, 2004. As in Thailand, the Colombian drug war is used as a cover (and distraction) for the death-squad killing of activists.
"Colombia is by far the world's most dangerous country for union members, with 94 killed last year and 47 slain by Aug. 25 this year, according to the National Union School, a research and educational center in Medellín. Most of those killings were by right-wing paramilitary leaders linked to rogue army units. Worldwide, 123 union members were slain last year, according to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, a Brussels-based group. The number of killings of union members has dropped in Colombia, from a high of 222 in 1996."

*8-2004. Firsthand reports and photos from August 2004 trip to Colombia. From Loretta Nall, the President of the United States Marijuana Party.
http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showflat.php?Number=938702 and
http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showflat.php?Number=936990 and
http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showflat.php?Number=930168 and
http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showflat.php?Number=922085 and
http://www.mapinc.org/people/Loretta+Nall and

*2002. Colombia. Amnesty International Report 2002.

*2002. Terrorism Funded by USA, A Colombian Friend of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) Murdered. By Barry Romo. Article in The Veteran - Spring/Summer 2002 - Vol 32, #1. Newspaper of the VVAW.

*11-2000. Amnesty International to sue DEA, CIA, etc.. Colombian Death Squads.

*4-2000. DRCnet. Oppose Colombia Drug War Funding. Comprehensive site opposing US military aid to Colombia's drug war. Easy email forms to write members of Congress. Many useful links by clicking the links button.

*3-2000. March 31, 2000 DRCnet weekly ezine. Colombia article:
A quote from the last paragraph follows. Note the preponderance of Democrats voting (unsuccessfully) to strip out the military drug war aspect of the bill.
"An amendment by Rep. David Obey (D-WI), eliminating the military portions, received 186 votes, 127 Democratic, 58 Republican and one independent (results at )."

*2000. Colombia Drug War bills in Congress. Resisted more by Democrats than Republicans. Section of web page called: U.S. Rightist Republican DRUG WAR. Huge LINKS list! GOP Holy War. Revised edition.

*1-2000. OPED: U.S. Fuels Civil War in Colombia. Military linked to paramilitaries. "Amnesty International reports that an estimated 2,000 Colombians died or 'disappeared' in politically motivated killings in 1999 alone."

*9-1999. DRCnet. Colombia. Those Helicopters. "Republican drug war ringleaders, like: Dan Burton of Indiana and Bob Barr of Georgia." Amnesty International. "explicit cooperation between Colombia's army and its paramilitary death squad forces."

*7-1999. GOP Drug Warriors Highjack Colombian War Policy. Far Right, Taleban wing of Republican Party accuses Democrats of "narco-coddling," while GOP takes arms companies' donations. Death Squad atrocities ignored.

*7-1999. Colombia. Just Say 'No' To A Billion Dollars For State-Sponsored Terrorism. Miami Herald. "ten times as many political murders in Colombia as there are drug-related killings." 35,000 killed in the last decade.

*7-1999. Human Rights in Colombia. Human Rights Watch LTE in Washington Post.: "Military courts in Colombia regularly turn a blind eye to human rights violations. ... have supported or acquiesced in paramilitary atrocities."

*6-1999. US To Bomb Commie (But Not Right-Wing) Dope Movers. USA to escalate its drug war, death squad involvement in Colombia by supporting right wing narco-guerrillas over left-wing ones.

*2-1999. Wire: US Groups Demand Crackdown On Paramilitaries. [Washington Office on Latin America, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International. Recent murders of prominent human rights activists in Colombia by paramilitaries. Active military connections to death-squad paramilitaries].

*1-1999. Colombia's Internal Security. [Jane's Defence Weekly. US Marine Corps Gen Charles Wilhelm, commander-in-chief of Southern Command. Not a word about the drug-funded paramilitary death-squad arm of the USA and Colombia].

*1-1999. Massacres Imperil US Aid To Colombia. [right-wing, death-squad paramilitaries, their history and their drug funding].
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n117.a06.html/all _____

*1-1999. Colombia. The Year of Living Dangerously. [Personal account of foreigner in Colombia].

*1-1999. Colombian Death Squads Endangering Peace Talks. ["paramilitaries are responsible for the majority of human rights abuses ... frequently and in direct coordination with Colombian security forces ... have an important base of support from ranchers, farmers and businessmen"].

*12-1998. Colombian Air Force: A Dope Delivery Service?

*12-1998. DRCnet. U.S. Republicans Triple [Death-Squad] Military Aid To Colombia. "all sides in the conflict are benefiting from drug profits."

*10-1998. Killings in Colombia [Human Rights Watch demands justice].

*9-1998. Colombian Military Chafes At Planned Troop [Pullout. US sabotage? McCaffrey was ex-SouthCom chief].

*8-1998. Colombian Rebels Attack Symbols Of U.S. War On [Drugs. DEATH SQUADS "selective deaths." DEA promises to rebuild bases].

*8-1998. U.S. Launches Covert Program to Aid Colombia [CIA, mercenary, Drug-War, Death-Squad "Democracy" again].

*8-1998. Colombia. US Drug Czar Questions Colombia Rebels On Peace [and frets about right-wing, Petro-Pharm-Inc oil pipeline. General McCaffrey was ex-Southern Command chief].

*6-1998. Progressive magazine. "Still Seeing Red: The CIA Fosters Death Squads In Colombia." Article quote begins:

"In the name of fighting drugs, the CIA financed new military intelligence networks there in 1991. ... they incorporated illegal paramilitary groups into their ranks and fostered death squads. These death squads killed trade unionists, peasant leaders, human-rights, journalists, and other suspected 'subversives.' ... In May 1991, Colombia completely reorganized its military intelligence networks 'based on the recommendations made by the commission of U.S. military advisers,' according to the secret Colombian reorganization order, which Human Rights Watch made public in 1996. ... The secret Colombian order instructed the military to maintain plausible deniability from the networks and their crimes. Retired military officers and other civilians were to act as clandestine liaisons between the networks and the military commanders. All open communications 'must be avoided.' There 'must be no written contracts with informants or civilian members of the network; everything must be agreed to orally.' And the entire chain of command 'will be covert and compartmentalized, allowing for the necessary flexibility to cover targets of interest.' Facts about the new intelligence networks became known only after four former agents in Barrancabermeja began testifying in 1993 about the intelligence network there. What compelled them to come forward? Each said the military was actively trying to kill them in order to cover up the network and its crimes. By then the military had 'disappeared' four other ex-agents in an attempt to keep the network and its operations secret."

*The New Press: The Iran-Contra Scandal: A National Security Archive Documents Reader.

*The New Press: White House E-Mail: The Secret Computer Messages the Reagan/Bush White House Tried to Destroy.

*11-1996. Colombia's Killer Networks [Human Rights Watch. U.S. Drug-War Death Squads].

*Colombia. A16 Activists Rally Against Military Aid to Colombia. April 12, 2000.
https://corporatism.tripod.com/colombia.htm and

*d|i|s|i|n|f|o|r|m|a|t|i|o|n - Colombian Viet Salvador. Good article, followed by excellent annotated link list.

There is also a section about the Colombia Drug War in this web page:

*Republicans lead U.S. Drug War. Democrats follow Republican evil. Huge LINKS list! U.S. Drug-war Industrial Complex. Republican fundamentalist holy war. Friendly Fascism. Drug war leaders are the rabid right, hate radio, hate television, NRA (National Rifle Association), religious right, (snortin') George Bush the hypocrite, etc.. Republican-led drug war disenfranchises (no voting rights) millions of voters (mostly Democrat-voting blacks).
https://corporatism.tripod.com/gop.htm and


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