Our SOB & Operation Black Eagle

My, the CIA has an interesting history in Panama and other central and south American countries!

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Manuel Noriega was recruited by the US Defense Intelligence Agency in 1959 as a young military cadet studying in Peru.

By 1967 the CIA had him on payroll.  The next year, the US Army’s 470th Military Intelligence Group backed a military coup which elevated Noriega to head of Panamanian intelligence.  By 1971 the US Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs had cited Noriega’s penchant for drug trafficking.  In 1976, CIA Director George Bush lobbied successfully to have Noriega’s salary increased to $110,000/year.  On one occasion, Bush arranged for the General to be put up at the house of his deputy director. [449]

In the mid 1970’s Noriega supplied the CIA with intelligence on Panama’s negotiating strategies for talks between President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian President Omar Torrijos. They culminated in the Panama Canal Treaty, which called for…

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