After reading thousands of pages of trial transcripts associated with Jerry LeQuire, talking with people, reading other material, I can see it happening before it does, feel the lies and betrayal that isn’t even shown, sense the contempt for fairness in order to win at any costs. The government says it’s for the greater good. Nonsense! There is no good in any of it. Karla Espinal, Jerry’s bitter, ex-wife, was allowed to knowingly lie in order to build a case against Jerry and his family. The more she lied, the less punishment she would receive. F. Lee Bailey, in chambers, referred to her as a drug addict, an admitted liar, and a“two-bit hooker;” yet she was trotted out by the federal prosecutor as their star witness, even after being caught in lies. If we are to believe her, she helped orchestrate the murder of a woman, bribed an east Tennessee judge, and facilitated the transport of millions of illicit funds across state line. But she was not charged with anything! The greater good? It makes me want to vomit.
Then, we have a CIA agent who helped Jerry plan his cocaine operation, hired and paid his pilots, helped him purchase an airport where the cocaine-laden planes could land, maintained the airplanes, and generally became Jerry’s right hand man. This was a man who at any time could have stopped Jerry’s enterprise and saved countless pain; yet, he didn’t because it wasn’t in the agency’s plan for the “greater good of society.” How is he any better than Jerry? Please pass me the paper bag!
We are insane! The government has about as much interest in ending the war on drugs as the IRS does in stopping tax collections. It’s a business, pure and simple. While we might glorify actions against drug cartels as noble, it’s an illusion. For every Jerry LeQuire taken out, two more pop up. And the authorities know it, probably even count on it. Yes, there are idealistic men and women fighting the cause, but to those behind them, those who make the decisions, it’s just a business.
When Harold Rosenthal, the man responsible for Jerry getting into cocaine smuggling, was allowed to “walk” out of a federal prison, whisked to a military base, taken to the Bahama’s where Jerry was then contacted, says he worked for the CIA, do I believe him. His daughters do. Jerry did. So, why not? If they are right, what was the CIA’s motive? Oh, I already know that answer: the greater good of society. Forget the lives destroyed---it was worth it. My stomach is roiling.
There is a curious underbelly to the events surrounding LeQuire. F. Lee Bailey called it an unholy cross of Miami Vice and the Beverly Hillbillies. But it’s more like The Bourne Supremacy. Is it possible that when the authorities were finished with Jerry, just as it was with Rosenthal, they decided they were going to ensure he never got out of prison? Of course, it’s possible---if they decided it was for the “greater good.” I’ve already turned up enough evidence to show that capability; the only question remaining, is, like the old joke, what’s the price
I’ve read so many transcript pages, I could write a television series. My conclusion: the line separating the good guys from the bad is too often so murky I can’t make a decision. And that’s sad. But it’s also why I’m going to call the book, A SPECIES OF INSANITY, the United States Government vs Jerry Allen LeQuire.
We are insane!