US soldier & opium poppy field in Afghanistan
Heroin, Happy Meals, and Hypocrisy
I’ve know of the dangers of heroin use since I was a child during the 1960’s. Back then, there were many public service ads on television warning against the use of heroin. I used to collect stamps back then, too, many of which were warnings against heroin use.
Whatever happened to those warnings?
Nixon began the War on Drugs during the early 1970’s, and illegal drug importation and use has continued to grow worse ever since.
Every time I see a news story about heroin, I think about the 1960’s, and what I have learned since then: the US government controls the global heroin trade, as well as the global trade of all other illegal drugs. Heroin (opium) itself makes up an integral part of “the global economy”.
This is no crackpot conspiracy theory; it’s a well know fact.
It’s the hypocrisy I can’t stand. Federal, state, and local governments arresting and prosecuting low level heroin (and other illegals drug) dealers and users — and boasting about it — while they themselves control the higher levels of trade and importation.
If we want heroin (and other illegal drug) dealing and use to stop, then we will need to rid ourselves of our corrupt local, state, and federal criminal governments.
Until we do, we’d better be careful whenever we order happy meals for our kids…
Heroin Happy Meals
“An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals to customers using the coded request “I’d like to order a toy.”
VIDEO – Heroin sold in McDonald’s Happy Meals – http://youtu.be/E63q5zwLwsU
US Marines protect opium crops in Afghanistan
“U.S. Marines are now tasked with guarding the opium crops. As always Geraldo puts a spin on the story that its really bad but has to be done. Who makes the money off of this opium? Is it the farmers making all the money from these crops? Doubt it. This is nothing more than war for profit and they shove it in your face.”
VIDEO – Marines grow opium for their masters – http://youtu.be/AUATfLDiwVA
Opium: A History
“Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug’s astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population rises and penetrates every walk of life, Opium shows how the international multibillion-dollar heroin industry operates with terrifying efficiency and forms an integral part of the world’s money markets.
“In this first full-length history of opium, acclaimed author Martin Booth uncovers the multifaceted nature of this remarkable narcotic and the bittersweet effects of a simple poppy with a deadly legacy.”
BOOK – Opium: A History – http://www.amazon.com/Opium-History-Martin-Booth/dp/0312206674/
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
“The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.”
BOOK – The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade – http://www.amazon.com/Politics-Heroin-Complicity-Global-Trade/dp/1556524838/
Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America, Updated Edition
“When the San Jose Mercury News ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency’s connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scope and extensively documented, Cocaine Politics shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the U.S. government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses developments of the last six years, including the Mercury News stories and the public reaction they provoked.”
BOOK – Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America, Updated Edition – http://www.amazon.com/Cocaine-Politics-Central-America-Updated/dp/0520214498
Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
“Dark Alliance is a book that should be fiction, whose characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with an MBA in marketing, Danilo Blandon; and the illiterate teenager from the inner city who rises to become the king of crack, “Freeway” Ricky Ross. But unfortunately, these characters are real and their stories are true.
“In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras.
“Now Gary Webb has pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from recently declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that have never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities.”
BOOK – Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion – http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Alliance-Contras-Cocaine-Explosion/dp/1888363932/
CIA drug traffic TI whistleblowers’ death threats and psych confinement for ‘delusion’
“Death threats, false imprisonments plus psychiatric confinements for bogus ‘delusion’ are among the U.S. government’s counterintelligence program hallmark treatments of American targeted individual whistleblowers to suppress facts. Intelligence insiders have provided new evidence of such Nazi type suppression of Americans to Wayne Madsen, reporting that TIs exposing facts about the Central Intelligence Agency’s $4 to 6 trillion dollar drug trafficking and money laundering business face these neutralization tactics.
“Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen of the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) revealed that a CIA official’s nephew, who discovered his uncle’s involvement in the narcotics and drug money laundering business, was recently arrested in Arizona and incarcerated in the Florence federal penitentiary for allegedly threatening the lives of federal agents, a serious crime under the new anti-terrorism laws. (WMR: EXCLUSIVE REPORT CIA involvement with drug trade resulted in death threats against U.S. senator…
“Although, the individual in question has been diagnosed as ‘delusional’ by a court-appointed psych[I]atrist, federal prosecutors are seeking a plea deal that would ensure that no mention is ever made of the uncle […now a well-known supporter of Israel], the CIA, FBI, or the Bush family.
“The jailed whistleblower also alleged that the CIA’s drug trade continues to flourish and that it involves Latin American Jews, Mossad agents and fabric and window covering warehouses in Florida, Georgia, and Texas that are used to store drugs from Latin America prior to distribution.”
“Madsen learned that retired FBI sources have told FBI that the Central Intelligence Agency’s drug smuggling was “so lucrative for the spy agency that it once threatened the life of a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, one of the two congressional oversight committees for the CIA.”
“Madsen’s FBI sources revealed that Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ) feared for his family members’ lives…
“WMR reports learning “from a Delta Force veteran that when units of the elite military force were sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, their first order from the CIA was to protect Afghan poppy fields.
“WMR’s FBI sources confirmed that Afghanistan has replaced Khun Sa’s poppy production operations in Burma’s ‘Golden Triangle’ as the main source of opium and heroin for the CIA’s narcotics trade.
Read more: CIA drug traffic TI whistleblowers’ death threats and psych confinement for ‘delusion’ – http://www.examiner.com/article/cia-drug-traffic-ti-whistleblowers-death-threats-and-psych-confinement-for-delusion
VIDEO – WAR on DRUGS reality: Former CIA case officer John R. Stockwell (1988) – http://youtu.be/bn_GcyfanFU