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|Conspiracy - The Secret History The Secret Heartbeat of America The CIA and Drugs|
Actor: Narrator Daniel Hopsicker
Director: Daniel Hopsicker
Genres: Educational, Documentary
On a sultry August night in Arkansas during 1987 two high school seniors were brutally murdered their bodies strewn across train tracks to be dismembered by a speeding train. The murders have come to be known as the "train... more »
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A great documentary on the CIA's involvement in the drug trade. A lot of focus is given to the Mena, AK murders. Great companion to the book Dark Alliance. A VERY important subject to familiarize yourself with.
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Get This!! People need to know the truth!!
mindbennder | Los Angeles, Ca. USA | 08/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You have to see this film. It's 2 hours long, and worth the price. You will be shocked by what goes on in upper government office, and the whole conspiracy to bring in drugs to the U.S. to fund wars in South America and (God knows how many other parts of the world) by top officials in the CIA. Don't get me wrong, there are many people in government that don't even know this is going on, and there are others that know but cant do anything about it!
Even if your a skeptic, you need to see this film, it will make you look at your government with different eyes."
Informative, but not Overly Gripping
Customer | 09/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The information here is good and worth learning. The DVD centers around the famous Arkansas Train Deaths of two teenage kids who likely saw something they weren't suppose to see in an area known for drug drops. The investigation ties these deaths back to the CIA and thereafter shows how the CIA is the heart of an enormous drug and weapons smuggling operation. The editing quality and sometimes the sound quality are momentarily questionable, but it is not poor enough to warrant not getting the film and thus, the information."
The Shadow Government with the hidden agendas
Kyle Tolle | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 06/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In August of 1987 in Arkansas, two teenagers were murdered and their bodies were placed across a set of train tracks so their bodies could be dismembered. The reason they were killed was because they saw a drug drop from an aircraft in their vicinity and they couldn't be left alive to report what they saw. These deaths themselves are mired in controversy as explained in this program but they opened up the doorway that sheds light on a massive drug smuggling operation that happened right here in America.
The prime location for most of this illegal activity is a place called Mena, Arkansas and the small but extraordinarily busy airport that services this town. This was a base of operations of sorts for aircraft making drug runs to and from South America and ferrying massive amounts of drugs into the United States. Mena has been called the home of Contra gun running, drug smuggling, and covert black operations. It appears that the lucrative nature of this narcotics business is a popular and simple way to fund covert missions when needed (the Iran-Contra scandal is a good example). It was supposed to be mired in secrecy but the government has shown time and again that they are terrible at keeping things quiet but they're experts in damage control, manipulation, lying, and deception.
A key player in this story is the C.I.A. and America's chief drug smuggler Barry Seal who ran his own huge smuggling operation during this time. Questions abound regarding Seal as a CIA agent, how much the American government knew and how complicit they were in all of this, and many other things. Thanks to a large assortment of evidence, eyewitness testimony, video footage, and interviews with key players in this documentary, some of it very solid and some of it circumstantial, it shows very disturbing and shocking events that involve many big names high in the government. It also points out agencies that you ordinarily might not expect to be involved in these types of illicit activities.
I found this documentary to be quite interesting for the most part and the information contained within is highly controversial and thought provoking to say the least. If even half or most of what is presented here is true, it is a scary look at a dark and menacing side of the American government that isn't held accountable for its actions and it poses a real threat to a healthy democracy.