August 19, 2012 in TOR Radio
Episode 06: “Powderburns: The Cele Castillo Interview” (2012.08.18)
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On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio, we spend the entire hour (plus) with decorated Vietnam War Veteran, former DEA agent, Iran-Contra whistleblower and patriot, Celerino “Cele” Castillo III. From a small bordertown in South Texas, to the urban landscape of New York City, to the jungles of South America, Cele Castillo saw it all in his 12 years in the DEA – perhaps too much. Witnessing first-hand the actions of criminals within our own government (CIA, DEA, ATF), propping up dictators in South America, supplying weapons and cash to drug cartels and trafficking narcotics north into the United States, Cele Castillo would not remain silent – becoming an instant target for our federal government.
Author of the book Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras and the Drug War, Cele’s made several appearances on major national radio and television programs and was featured in the 2007 Kevin Booth/Sacred Cow Productions documentary, American Drug War: The Last White Hope, airing on Showtime. Having just been released from federal prison on trumped up gun charges, Cele is back to retell his tale. “They think that by incarcerating me, they’d silenced me – but what they’ve done is created a monster.”
For those not familiar with Cele Castillo and his story – strap in! To those that have – pay close attention to this interview as Cele reveals new information about the current state of the drug war and the operations of modern-day cartels, along with BREAKING NEWS on his case and Operation Fast and Furious. This is one everyone needs to listen to and share with as much of the public as possible – remember… “It’s our move.”