The info contained at the site below relates to, or can help fill in, so many blanks I couldn't even begin to address when I put up the post: Phillip Seymour Hoffman & the Military /Terror/Drug & Banking Complex
You might wish to hang on to this site, book mark it, as a resource. With one caveat- Mr Emory appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the influence and involvement of Israel in the global geopolitical situation.
Take that into consideration if and when you look at any of the other info at Mr Emory's site. His bias does not negate the talks or the two books, authored by others, linked in the comments section.
Because, we should never throw the baby out with the bathwater....
There is hours and hours of listening. I have gotten through the Part 1 entirely, myself
AFA 24: The CIA, the Military & Drugs, Pt. 1
Part 1a 44:30 | Part 1b 44:48 | Part 1c 44:36 | Part 1d 44:51 | Part 1e 28:21
(Recorded on October 16, 1986)
The first of five AFA shows dealing with the intelligence community and the narcotics trade, this broadcast sets forth much of the history of this relationship. In particular, the program focuses on the role of professional, post World War II anti-communists in the growth of the heroin business.
Beginning with the Bayer company’s development of heroin as a cough-depressant and cure for morphine addiction, the program sets forth the same firm’s invention of methadone, now used to treat heroin addiction. Part of the I.G. Farben chemical firm that served as the backbone of Third Reich industrial production, Bayer (the developer of aspirin) developed methadone as a synthetic opiate for treating casualties prior to World War II. It was originally called Dolophine, in honor of Adolph Hitler!
|the book mentioned in this series of talks|
AFA 25: The CIA, the Military & Drugs, Pt. 2
Part 2a 44:34 | Part 2b 44:28 | Part 2c 44:15 | Part 2d 44:29 | Part 2e 18:30
(Recorded December 3, 1986)
This program focuses on the relationship between the intelligence community and the arms-for-drugs trade. Relatively well publicized after the Iran-Contra scandal came to light, this relationship has existed for some time. The broadcast begins with discussion of the Nugan Hand Bank, a combined CIA and Naval Intelligence operation supervised under the jurisdiction of Task Force 157, and ONI subsidiary run by Edwin Wilson (see AFA-4.) Deeply involved in the Southeast Asian drug traffic, the Bank also served as a funding source for covert operations, including the destabilization of the Australian Labor Party government of Gough Whitlam. The bank’s key officials consisted largely of former high-ranking U.S. military and intelligence officials...................
AFA 26: The CIA, the Military & Drugs, Pt. 3
The Great Heroin Coup
Part 3a 45:18 | Part 3b 39:57 | Part 3c 40:04 | Part 3d 30:04
(Recorded January 27, 1987)
This program focuses on the cooperative role of elements of the intelligence community and the U.S. narcotics enforcement apparatus in regulating, not interdicting, the illegal trade in narcotics. The title refers to Danish journalist Henrik Kruger’s appellation for an apparent gambit, through which the Nixon administration, elements of the CIA and elements of U.S. law enforcement diminished the role of Corsican gangsters in the international heroin trade. This stratagem strengthened the role of American gangsters in the heroin traffic. Those gangsters were, not coincidentally, connected to both the Nixon administration and the CIA.............
AFA 27: The CIA, the Military & Drugs, Pt. 4
Part 4a 46:08 | Part 4b 38:11 | Part 4c 41:16 | Part 4d 46:42 | Part 4e 36:20
(Recorded March 15, 1987)
Developing a line of inquiry presented in the preceding broadcast, this program focuses on narco-terrorism in Latin America. Particular emphasis is on intelligence-related elements that figured in the Iran-Contra scandal, anti-Castro Cubans in particular. Much of the discussion centers on activities that took place when George Bush was in charge of the CIA.
After reviewing the Latin American narcotics network of Corsican gangster and Third Reich collaborator Auguste Ricord, the broadcast focuses on the role of Ricord associate Klaus Barbie in the 1980 “Cocaine Coup” in Bolivia. The Gestapo chief of Lyons (France) during the war, Barbie found post-war employment with American intelligence, first with the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps, and later with the CIA.......
AFA 28: The CIA, the Military & Drugs, Pt. 5
The CIA & LSD
Part 5a 46:15 | Part 5b 45:52 | Part 5c 42:56 | Part 5d 45:11 | Part 5e 11:25
(Recorded April 26, 1987)
Beginning with the CIA’s research into LSD as part of its investigation of mind control techniques, this broadcast highlights the profound role of the intelligence community in the dissemination of hallucinogens and the development of the recreational culture attached to their use.
The CIA and military experimented with the drug (LSD) in a variety of clinical and social environments. In addition to producing psychotic and (in some cases) lethal results, this experimentation also served to infiltrate the drug into intellectual and popular culture. Writers Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey and Allen Ginsberg were introduced to the drug (directly or indirectly) through the national security establishment’s LSD experimentation programs.
Timothy Leary’s early research into LSD was subsidized, to some extent, by the CIA. Later, Leary’s LSD proselytization was greatly aided by William Mellon Hitchcock, a member of the powerful Mellon family. The financing of the Mellon-Leary collaboration was effected through the Castle Bank, a Caribbean operation that was deeply involved in the laundering of CIA drug money...........
Two books discussed and related to the approximately 11 hours of audio-
ht karin- Alfred W. McCoy - The Politics of Heroin CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (1991)
ht kenny- "Acid Dreams" pdf- https://wikispooks.com/w/images/a/a0/Acid_dreams.pdf