Salon’s interview with Adam Isacson addresses a lot of my questions about the downing of a civilian flight transporting missionaries by Peruvian antidrug forces. The plane was shot down by a plane made in the US, paid for with US drug war funds, and given to the Peruvian air force for the purpose of shooting down drug trafficers (or whoever else flies by, I guess). The surveillance plane was also a US plane, operated by US mercenaries, provided by the CIA.