Friday, July 27, 2012

Did Mexican Official Blow Lid Off CIA-Managed Drug Trade?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

For the last three decades several leaks have come out indicating that the CIA is directly involved in illegal drug trafficking.

From planes registered to the CIA caught with tons of cocaine, whistleblowers exposing the the phony police war on drugs or that cartels worked directly with US agencies, to the CIA/Pentagon protecting the poppy crop in Afghanistan whose opium trade exploded after the 2001 invasion; the evidence is mounting that the CIA is clearly involved in some manner.

Although the idea that the CIA is involved in illegal drug trafficking is still relegated to conspiracy theory, this week a Mexican official openly accused the CIA of "managing" the drug trade.

According to Al Jazeera:
The US Central Intelligence Agency and other international security forces 'don't fight drug traffickers', a spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico has told Al Jazeera, instead 'they try to manage the drug trade'. 
Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico's most violent states - one which directly borders Texas - going on the record with such accusations is unique. 
'It's like pest control companies, they only control,' Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, the Chihuahua spokesman, told Al Jazeera last month at his office in Juarez. 'If you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs.'
These statements are the first of this type from an elected official in Mexico.  Of course, the Mexican government and other local officials said Villanueva's claim is ridiculous and repeatedly used the term "conspiracy theory" to shut everyone up about it.

However, what is controversial about what Villanueva said?  That the CIA tries to manage the drug trade? Putting aside the conspiracy theory that they run the whole show, there is nothing incorrect or even politically offensive about that statement.  It is indeed what they're doing by letting some cartels function and others not, right?

Is he not correct that if drug war ended tomorrow, the CIA and the drug soldiers they fund would be out of jobs?  In what way is that statement controversial?  Sensitive much?

I suppose just saying out loud what is becoming more obvious by the day; that there is no real desire to end the war on drugs, is now somehow a conspiracy theory. Of course when you look at who benefits from the drug war, it does indeed begin to look conspiratorial.

The article by Al Jazeera points out some disturbing facts:
Under the Merida Initiative, the US Congress has approved more than $1.4bn in drug war aid for Mexico, providing attack helicopters, weapons and training for police and judges.  
More than 55,000 people have died in drug related violence in Mexico since December 2006. Privately, residents and officials across Mexico's political spectrum often blame the lethal cocktail of US drug consumption and the flow of high-powered weapons smuggled south of the border for causing much of the carnage. 
The number of casualties is astonishing considering the Vietnam War claimed a tragic 58,000 American lives killed in action over a ten-year period. That level of drug war casualties seems foolish since an increased supply of drugs enters America every year anyway.

Clearly the war on drugs is a complete failure based strictly on its own stated objectives of reducing the supply of drugs.  It's also a failure in that it results in a shocking number of murders and a massive expense to the American taxpayer.  Yet, it continues for whose benefit?

Well, besides the obvious answer of weapons manufacturers and the bloated budgets of drug-fighting agencies, big banks are another intricate part of the conspiracy theory.

Another Mexican official said authorities want "El Chapo on the loose, as his cartel is easier to manage and his drug money is recycled back into the broader economy."

Several large banks like Wachovia and HSBC have been caught laundering money for major drug cartels. The media acts as if it's a revelation when this gets exposed, or they don't even cover it at all, but politicians continue to allow it because they know how important drug money is to the economy.  The U.N. says the illegal drug trade represents at least 5% of the entire global economy.

So there appears to be a huge incentive and trillions of reasons for being the "central agency" that controls it. And what better way to do that than to claim that nobody else is allowed to sell these products, then crack down on the cartels that don't play ball?

Even Senator John Kerry is on record stating "There is no question in my mind that people affiliated with, or on the payroll of, the CIA were involved in drug trafficking," in his response to a damning series of investigative reports by San Jose Mercury News in 1996.

Ultimately, it really doesn't matter who really controls the illegal drug trade, because their days are numbered. The drug war is so obviously a bad policy and an utter failure that it won't last much longer.

Already, major powers in Latin America are taking steps to decriminalize drugs, marijuana in particular.  Leaders are beginning to demand regional summits about changing drug policy to help end the violence, using Portugal as a shining example of an improved society once they began treating drug addiction as a medical problem instead of a crime.

Yet, Mexico's new president opposes legalization because his government has too much to lose from its sugar daddy to the north, led by the CIA and DEA. The $1.4 billion in drug war aid from the U.S. by itself proves who controls the drug war and drug trafficking by consequence or intention.

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Paul Panza said...

Remember Air America, those were the days, the smell of napalm and fat profits for the USA, the planets largest drug and arms dealer.

Henry said...

HO HUM.... LIBOR, Obama, with false id, the FED stealing trillions of their own counterfeit currency,invading countries for the zionist one-world control, etc,etc and nothing done. Who is going to fix it? How can the perps be expected to stop their own travesties? The system is rotten and we can do NOTHING to stop it. Get back to work, serf and stop trying to 'fart higher than your ass'

Anonymous said...

You know the only way to stop the CORPORATE STATE is to stop paying TAXES , This and legalize the drug trade . The FEDS and the goverment BLACK OPS GROUPS need these funds to stay afloat , they would not last long if they had to pay the bill with no help from the PEOPLE . Also if we all walked off the jobs we would bring the CORRUPT CORPORATION'S to their knees . Maybe it's time to make a world for the PEOPLE ! Power to the people !

Anonymous said...

Ok. CIA works for the TBTF Banks who OWN the 'FED'. Have you DONE anything about that?

Harry Reid may have pulled a supreme Mitt Romney FLIP FLOP on us all, but, there is SOMETHING YOU CAN DO!

CONTACT Sen. Harry Reid on H.R. 459′s Passage (327-98) – TODAY!

I did! Here is the text of my message (you may copy/paste in an email to H. Reid):

“I was just informed, that the House voted, 327-98, on H.R. 459, & AUDIT THE ‘FED’ passed! I was also just informed, that ‘Sen. HARRY REID is refusing to put Audit the Fed up for a vote in the Senate.’ And, to ‘Please contact his office today and tell him to support AUDIT THE ‘FED’ and allow for a Senate vote!’

327-98, Senator, is a CLEAR MAJORITY. THE PEOPLE have spoken. Question: Do you represent THE PEOPLE? I noticed, that in 1995, you spoke openly FOR an AUDIT OF THE ‘FED’ – of course, the need for such an audit has not changed since then – why has your stance (on this issue) changed? ”

(Feel free to Copy and Paste the message above, if you wish)

Related News:

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Harry Reid’s ULTIMATE FLIP-FLOP Passionate Speech Pleading for an Audit of The Federal Reserve 1/23/1995

Anonymous said...

How do you blow the lid off of something almost everyone with functioning brain knows to be true?

Anonymous said...

This is all starting to leak out to the main stream media... finally. We just need to KEEP THE HEAT on them. We will soon be posting new petition and email campaign info as well as protest ideas. We just need more people following this group and we can use resources from the Tea Party, Occupy and other groups. THEY win as long as they can keep us arguing with each other.
WE need to come together with people we wouldn't normally work with to bring these criminals DOWN! Spread the word, others have carried the load of exposing this activity. Now we the people NEED to come out and make it a major issue in the news and in this political cycle.

Bill McGovern said...

An agency of the USA is dealing in the drug trade. The FBI can arrest these CIA agents. So this means they are both corrupted. Is it time the citizens took control of this country? Would the citizens tolerate such nonsense? I say again and agency of the US federal government is involved in the drug trade. Can anyone deny how bad could it be if we hanged all the politicians and that wasn't the answer. If the citizens who voted for war had to send their own kids there would be no war.

harv said...

If people understand the drug "war." I'll try to be succinct. If Mexico didn't have the billions of dollars flowing into that country keeping it and its government afloat, it would collapase and hordes would be at our border and we would have a massive problem on our hand. In turn, we would be shipping billions of taxpayer dollars down to stabilize the country just as we do in Iraq, and Afganistan.
So it is politically better to let the drug users in this country pay directly out of their pockets to keep Mexico viable. They do that willing if unknowingly and the taxpaper (themselves in most instances) are not taxed by Uncle to pay for continued operation of that dismal system. That is why the the "War on Drugs" has failed and will always do so. Our government with the help of the CIA makes it so and that won't change from either DC or from Mexico City where much of that money goes.

Matt said...

Harv, that's actually a pretty good point.

Anonymous said...

"Barry and The Boys" Book by author Daniel Hopsicker--best ivestigative info re: the CIA and the involvement in drug smuggling. From early 1950s and still to this day. You will be enlightened regarding the "war" on drugs. A must read--Partisan politics are out the window here as many on both side of the isle have their fingers in the money pie. www.madcowmorningnews

Anonymous said...

So, in fact, al Qaeda is attaching Syria, and the U.S. plans to come in to the fight on al Qaeda's side. Not only that, but we've been paying them, and arming them, to do it. Does anyone NOT understand that the U.S. government is insane?

Anonymous said...

"the idea that the CIA is involved in illegal drug trafficking is still relegated to conspiracy theory"

Anonymous said...

h.w.bush and friend running the whole mexico/south american/afgahanistan trafficking.

david llewellyn foster said...

There is only one real illicit drug, the craving for power and imperial dominion. The big Ego.

Anonymous said...

The entire reason drugs remain illegal is because there is simply more money in illegal drug trade. No government in the world actually cares if you do drugs, develop a habit or drop dead from their use. The hype they spew is just their way to scare people who don't do drugs into pushing the goals of the War on Drugs. So far, it has been a complete success. Mindless idiots repeat the same standard fare decade after decade.

The younger generation is starting to question such idiocy. Thanks to the youth, many are pushing for legalization. This must have those who are padding their pockets in the illegal drug trade freaking out. Finally, the hype is wearing off. People are waking up and calling BS - BS.

Agencies and the private prison system thrive by keeping drugs illegal. I have read articles since the 80's saying the CIA pays for their black ops with drug money. Actually, I have never thought it to be anything, except the truth. Sadly, the more We the People fight to keep drugs illegal, the worse it gets. The profits are in the illegal trade itself.

Imagine if drugs were legal. Immediately, the prices would drop. Prisons would no longer be overcrowed which would allow the true criminals to serve their full time or not be released back on the streets at all. State budgets would have money for needed things. On the other hand, the private prison system would lose money. Those who have invested in it would pull out because the profit margins would drop. Federal, State and Local government would lose their funding for the drug war causing layoffs. The private sector drug screening would shutdown causing more layoffs. And yes, we would still have drug addicts as we do today.

Too much money in it with too many jobs because of it, is exactly why the War on Drugs continues, regardless of it being a proven failure.

Question everything, think for yourself, and never believe the hype.

Anonymous said...

... And both Romney and Obama stand for the continuance, if not the furtherance, of the drug violence and senseless arrests in America by not only refusing legalization, but in trying to shut our legal clinics down. I think it's time we put all these hypocritical Yuppies in their place. We have George Bush, Clinton, Obama... all former enjoyers of drugs telling us that we can't have the same enjoyment. Using it as a tactic to fill jails and make money off our backs. Then we have Romney who preaches Christianity but wants to attack others who have a different lifestyle than himself... he can't live and let live, turn the other cheek... he has no Christianity if he is a blatant opponent to those who want to smoke marijuana. The whole argument is OBSCENE. I'm so tired of this Confederacy of Dunces! This nation is one idiotic cesspool.

Anonymous said...

The End is nigh. Look at the skies and the sun. Something BIG is coming to visit our planet very soon........

Anonymous said...

THAT IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN? The CIA also controls Langley Air Force Base in Maclean, VA area and not the U.S. military like everyone thinks. They have their agents dressed up in military uniforms going into Ft. Belvoir and other places. You can also check records of all planes up in the air and previous records and it shows that the CIA has had plenty of their operations in the sky without a plane number which is suppose to be mandatory under law. The war on drugs is meant to fail. Bring in the money!!! Of course, the Mexican government gets their cut while Felipe Calderon pretends to go through the motions on cracking down on the war on drugs which Juan Carlos of Spain has a big part on it as well from the very, very top. That Farnese Bourbon scumbag. Without war and carnage, the U.S. corporation would have no reason to exist. They hide their crimes under the guise of "National Security." The CIA hires dope heads, paedophiles, murderers, hackers, rapist, and etc. to do their biddings. They make them an offer they can't refuse or else; the dirty laundery comes out or they are put six feet under. The CIA will betray their own men after they get whatever use from them with no accountability. Ex-military, ex-agents, intelligent communities have a big wrap on the CIA. If the CIA retaliates against these people, the others will publish everything.

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