henrymakow.com — March 29, 2016
Two years before his assassination in 1986, Barry Seal was indicted for possession of 462 pounds of cocaine worth $168 million. Seal, 46, was gunned down Feb. 19, 1986 in a parking lot. Prosecutors blamed the Medellin Cartel for the machine-gun killing,. But what Seal had on the Clintons, G.H.W. Bush and his sons alone were a death sentence.
The Sandinistas also collaborated in the CIA operation that that saw planes fly guns to Nicaragua and return loaded with cocaine.
Roger Reaves’s was Seal’s employer. Written in jail, his Memoir is called Smuggler.
by Roger Reaves (henrymakow.com)
Barry [Seal] would only land at Mena, Arkansas where Governor William Jefferson Clinton ruled with wife Hillary. Barry said he was covered one hundred percent, right to the very top; that it was impossible for him to be arrested. I balked at his bravado and wondered how you could guarantee ‘one hundred percent’? Even with bribes, which were the norm at this level of operation, you could never guarantee ‘one hundred percent’. I was soon to learn that when Barry said he was having, “lunch with the Gov,” he wasn’t joking.
The landing fee there was $50,000, or $125,000 in today’s money. I can guess it was spread around through the Sheriff, on up the chain. I never bothered asking, I knew how things worked. It was no secret Bill and Hillary Clinton were up to their necks in mischief in the state of Arkansas. In any case, I had to cough up the money every time Barry landed at Mena and he must have done that at least thirty times on my watch.
I found out much later he was doing far more than that. While I languished in prison, Barry kept flying and began operations in a much larger aircraft that was registered to the DEA and CIA. At times he was carrying over one and a half tons of cocaine in a single trip on a C-126 military transport aircraft dubbed, ‘The Fat Lady’.
Before loading the cocaine, he would drop off a load of arms for the Contra Rebels based in Nicaragua. Barry was right in the center of one of the greatest political scandals of the last century – Iran/Contra. Illegal arms shipments came out of the USA to anti-Communist forces in Nicaragua and cocaine flew right back into the USA in return, on the same plane – tons and tons of it. No one said, “Just say no.” No one in the White House anyway. Nor Mena, Arkansas. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the name ‘Barry Seal’ and ‘Mena’ would soar to such notoriety in the years to come.
But for now, early in his career with the Medellin Cartel, Barry went to work for me and flew just as fast as I paid him. This doubled my risk as I was paying out cash for the cartel before I was paid. Nevertheless, I had to pay him before he would fly. Barry bitched and moaned about this and that. In one box containing a million dollars I placed a package of Stay Free Mini-Pads with a big pink bow. He thought it was so funny that he made a special place for it.