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where 900-some followers of Jim Jones met their demise in Guyana. The chief medical examiner in Guyana actually concluded that more than 700 of the victims had been murdered. Before he founded his People’s Temple, Jones had some very suspicious ties to the CIA, as well as doing some informing for the FBI. Ever hear about the Jonestown survivors filing a $63 million lawsuit in October 1981? They were alleging that the State Department and CIA conspired to “enhance the economic and political powers of James Warren Jones,” conducting “mind control and drug experimentation.” Hold the Kool-Aid and read on! What I regard as the first of three stolen presidential elections in our recent history happened in 1980. That’s when Ronald Reagan’s people made a secret deal with Iran to delay the release of those 52 American hostages being held over there. This is known as the “October surprise,” because that’s what the Republicans were afraid President Carter might pull off—free the hostages and win a second term. Instead, George H.W. Bush and about-to-be CIA director William Casey, among others, arranged to supply Iran with weapons and unblock their assets in U.S. banks. In exchange, the hostages got to stay a little longer under house arrest. Doesn’t the timing of their release—twenty minutes after Reagan finished his Inaugural Address—kinda make you wonder? It sure did me, even at the time. Next we’ll take a look at our government “on drugs.” At the same time Nancy Reagan was telling our kids to “just say no,” America’s backing of the Nicaraguan Contra movement was being funded mainly by cocaine traffickers and money-launderers. A report by the CIA’s own Inspector General finally confirmed this in 1998, and showed that the operation tracked straight into Oliver North’s office in Reagan’s National Security Council—though, once again, the major media pretty much ignored the story. Of course, the drug trade had been part and parcel of our involvement in the Vietnam War, just as it is today in Afghanistan. The CIA’s secret missions are all financed with drug money, because then they don’t have to account for it. It’s time to end this corruption once and for all, starting with legalization of marijuana! You can’t talk politics since the millennium without delving into the conspiracies that resulted in George W. Bush stealing two elections. We all know the Supreme Court handed him the presidency in 2000, by stopping the recount in Florida. All but forgotten, though, are the illegal actions taken before the election by brother Jeb (then Florida’s governor) and Secretary of State Katherine Harris that deprived thousands of citizens of their right to vote. Not to

Profile for HAROLD ARROYO, JR.

AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES, LIES AND DECEPTION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, JESSE VENTURA  

AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES, LIES AND DECEPTION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, JESSE VENTURA  

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