In part 1 of True Conspiracies in the US, we looked at 3 theories that later on turned out to be true. In this second part, I will continue to show you other conspiracies until we get to the top.
- Unlawful Iraq bombings
Before 9/11 took place and before Al Qaeda was alleged to be manufacturing nuclear weapons, the U.S. govt already had plans to invade Iraq. Of course there was no legal parameters that could be used to declare the war. In 1990, the CIA opted to come up with a reason. A 15-year-old girl testified to the Supreme Court of heinous atrocities that the terrorists were committing. She testified that there was mass child murder and the 1991 Desert Storm operation was based on this. Numerous bombings and occupation of major cities was done by the American forces.
There were conspiracies theories throughout the country that declared the testimony to be a lie. Some months later, journalists availed that the CIA had backed the girl’s testimony and her words were sufficient to cause a war.
It was said in 1972 that the Republicans, being led by Nixon presidential administration, were carrying out spy missions on the Democratic National Headquarters. Due to the president’s popularity at the time, the public did not believe the rumors. It was a pressure from the world leaders that eventually made the Republic admit of their spying on the other delegates.
- CIA cocaine syndicate
In the 1980’s and 90’s, blames were imposed on the CIA regarding smuggling of Columbian cocaine as well as protection of drug gangs in the US. According to BBC, the CIA was leasing private planes to secretly fly illegally captured law abiders to secret prisons in Eastern Europe. One of these planes crashed while flying to Mexico in which 4 tons of cocaine was found in it. The director of the agency was forced to admit that the agency was dealing with drugs.
No one was jailed for this. The government also did all it could to bury the scandal. The guy who wrote reports concerning the matter, Gary Webb, was later on found dead with gunshot wounds in his head. His death was ruled that it was suicide.