A former CIA officer, now a security consultant who regularly appears on Fox News, told the Laura Ingraham Show Thursday ISIS and Mexican drug cartels communicate with each other.
“We’ve had good intel over the years about al-Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels… in an effort to try to exploit our southern border,” Mike Baker told Ingraham.
The one-time CIA employee said there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug cartels and “the cartels are a business… if there’s a revenue stream they can exploit, then they will, and the extremists understand that.”
It is not clear if this intel was passed on to Baker by his former colleagues.
In 2012 a spokesman for the Chihuahua state in Mexico, Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Aljazerra the CIA and other intelligence agencies manage the drug trade in Mexico.
“Credibility issues with employees of the notoriously corrupt Mexican government aside, the latest accusations were hardly earth shattering – the American espionage agency has been implicated in drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Vietnam to Latin America and everywhere in between. Similar allegations of drug running have been made against the CIA for decades by former agents, American officials, lawmakers, investigators, and even drug traffickers themselves,” writes Alex Newman.
Also left unsaid is the documented fact the CIA and the United States government trained, armed, funded and supported Osama bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan. This fact was reported by the BBC, Forbes, ABC News and others (many corporate media sites, however, scrubbed this information soon after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001).
Asked about the geopolitical impact of the CIA’s 3 billion dollar operation to create an Islamic mujahideen in Afghanistan beginning in 1979, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser said: “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”
ISIS, now a self-declared caliphate called the Islamic State, also has connections to the CIA and the Pentagon.
William Engdahl, an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant, recently wrote that ISIS “is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts.”
The corporate media now pushing a full-fledged war on ISIS in response to an unverified and suspicious beheading video fails to mention our troops will go up against fighters trained by U.S. instructors in Jordan.
For more on the CIA connection to ISIS and the Islamic brigades funded by the Gulf Emirates working to overthrow the government of Syria, see our ISIS and the Plan to Balkanize the Middle East.