Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Did You Know that America's Mercenary Armies Are Actually Drug Cartels?

In today's Salem News (Oregon), December 30,2009, Gordon Duff puts almost too fine a point on the news from Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. Seems that Karzai's brother's admitted drug running has finally passed the "tipping point" and entered into the realm of MSM consciousness. Or has it? Perhaps just being mentioned by one of the minor MSM outlets serves to desensitive and therefore discombobulate the dense populace as to the significance of this admission by treating it as only another regretful fact that the US "must" put up with in order to straighten out the world according to US Empire doctrine. Whatever, it's a fait accompli (done deal) and no one (repeat, no one) is calling off the surge of new troops and taxpayer-paid 100,000+ contractors there (perhaps to protect the drug runners?) (Emphasis marks added - Ed.)

CINCINNATI, Ohio - News out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India reports massive corruption at the highest levels of government, corruption that could only be financed with drug money. In Afghanistan, the president's brother is known to be one of the biggest drug runners in the world.

In Pakistan, President Zardani is found with 60 million in a Swiss Bank and his Interior Minister is suspected of ties to American groups involved in paramilitary operations, totally illegal that could involve nothing but drugs, there is no other possibility.

Testimony in the US that our government has used "rendition" flights to transport massive amounts of narcotics to Western Europe and the United States has been taken in sworn deposition.

American mercenaries in Pakistan are hundreds of miles away from areas believed to be hiding terrorists, involved in "operations" that can't have anything whatsoever to do with any CIA contract. These mercenaries aren't in Quetta, Waziristan or FATA supporting our troops, they are in Karachi and Islamabad playing with police and government officials and living the life of the fatted calf.

The accusations made are that Americans in partnership with corrupt officials, perhaps in all 3 countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, are involved in assassinations, "unknown" criminal activities and are functioning like criminal gangs.

There is no oil. There is nothing to draw people into the area other than one product, one that nobody is talking about. Drugs.

The US got involved in massive drug operations, importation, processing and distribution during the Reagan years, supposedly to finance covert CIA operations involving death squads tasked with murdering Sandinista "infrastructure" in Nicaragua.

The deal involved Israel, Iran and the Colombian cartel. Saddam was even involved. In the end, President Reagan was put on the stand only to remember little or nothing of his tenure in office. Lt. Col. Oliver North was convicted as was Secretary of Defense Weinberger and many others. Pardons and "other methods" were used to keep the guilty out of jail.

Now we find what was supposed to be a CIA operation with one company only, Xe, operations that were meant to hunt a couple of terrorist/Taliban leaders in and around Quetta, a city of 1 million in remote Baluchistan has turned into a honeycomb of operations involving millions of dollars and personnel of all kinds, perhaps even ranking diplomats and high government officials, the highest.

The cover of hunting terrorists in remote areas with hundreds of armed men in cities on the other side of the country, cities filled with 5 star hotels, country clubs, polo, cricket and fine restaurants is not really cover, even by CIA standards.

The reports, bribes, actions that look and smell like drug gangs at work, tell a story that nobody wants to talk about.

With 50 billion dollars of opium from Afghanistan alone and crops in Pakistan and India also, managing the world's heroin supply is, by my estimation, how all of this "muscle" is staying busy.

When you see a black van full of armed men, is there a sign somewhere saying:

"We are counter terrorists working for the Central Intelligence Agency and we are only in town here, hundreds of miles from the nearest terrorist because we need a hot shower and to get a noise in the transmission checked out."

Everyone can choose to believe what they want. It's time we stopped lying. Its about drugs, always has been, always will, drugs and money. It buys men, it buys guns and it can buy governments and has, as anyone with eyes can see. (Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and a regular contributor to Veterans Today. He specializes in political and social issues. You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link: He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines.)

Our best imagineer Driftglass has a few words for us. Click his link for the rest of a truly delightful post.

"Incent(ivize)/Disincent(ivize)" - "Carrots and sticks" for people with small penises who need to overcompensate with slang they picked up at some overpriced Imagination Acceleration conference in Denver.

"Impactful" - The go-to word for illiterate executives who dare not admit that they made it all the way into a corner office with ever learning the difference between "affect" and "effect".

"Fox News" - We live in a busy age and to avoid wasting valuable conversational time on human fudge-sickles who shouldn't be let out of their double-wides without a minder, it would be very helpful if we could all agree that the word "INCURABLE DUMBASS" should be tattooed across the forehead of anyone who really believes that "Fox" has anything to do with "News".

"Christian Conservative" - Separately, each word means something distinct. Together, they mean the polar opposite of either.

Now that's rightwing-defining writing. And "rehctaw" at Rawrahs has let the cat out of the bag as to exactly what we are up against (emphasis marks added - Ed.). Thank you, sweetheart!

Who says our manufacturing base has been dismantled?

One segment that has prospered and flourished is the crisis creation, new-rule implementation promulgation with instant bending, and non-solution industry. Here, in Illusionois, Crook County, Proviso Township, and continuing on down the food chain of regulatory appendages, 2009 has produced a bumper crop of tweaks, kludges, finagles and activity adaptation that will further confine our rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.

On January 1st, another slew of new laws will be added to the gauntlet that makes the prospect of getting out of bed a potential criminal activity. If it's not already impossible to do so without transgressing several chapters of the criminal code, January 1st should lock down any of the overlooked potentials.

Just say OKAY to whatever and things will be perfect. Whatever you do don't try to point out when, where or HOW things went terribly, excruciatingly, permanently wrong or explain that burying past mistakes under hundreds of new mistakes in hopes of validating the flawed; now failed thinking behind them.

The wheel is being re-invented daily.

A(wo)men! Suzan ______________


Lisa G. said...

If drug money is funding all this shit, then why are we spending billions every day defending such shit holes as Iraq and Afghanistan? Hmm, that smells funny to me.

Oso said...

No worse than the stuff Gary Webb wrote about in the San Jose Mercury news several years ago. when Congress cut off funding the Contras, crack cocaine was dumped into black ghetto areas then funneled back to support the Contras.

He was roundly ridiculed and fired, so much ridicule he eventually committed suicide.

The CIA Comptroller General later was called before congress and corroborate Webb's story but claimed it was an unsanctioned rogue operation.

Meanwhile thousands of civilians in Nicaragua died and we got a crack epidemic in South Central.

Suzan said...

I think the "trick," Lisa, is that the soldiers, i.e., war efforts, are taking billions (soon, trillions) of taxpayer funds and that the drug money connections are funding all the woo-woo woo efforts of the CIA and other undercover entities exactly like the ones Gary Webb exposed to his ultimate demise.

These are very powerful entities and very much ignored by the MSM even when they make the news like today's killing of 8 (count'em!) CIA agents in Afghanistan. What the frick are domestic agents (yes, that's what the CIA is chartered as) doing in a fitness center(?!)in Afghanistan? Don't ask this question out loud.

Thank you, Oso. The Gary Webb story is one of my favorite reporting efforts too.

Wouldn't it be great to gather all this info into one site that exposes the al CIA-da activities as well as the underbelly of the American Empire? But, wait, there are lots of websites that try to do this already. It's just that no one in the MSM will ever cover this because it sounds crazy.

And it is crazy.

Thanks for your comments!


John said...

In the liner notes from Joes Garage, Frank Zappa postulated that politicians were all criminals, and to make us more like them, many non-criminal acts would become criminalized, so we could all become criminals.

Suzan said...

Hi John!

You are on the moolah, friend.

Frank was soooo faaar ahead of the rest of us that he saw all this stupifying stuff raining down on us unawares back then and even predicted what would happen to make it all seem normal to the fearful folk.

The newly fearful folk now - everyday more and more have reasons to be even more fearful.

And then Halliburton/KBR was hired to build all those shiny, new, job-creating prisons for our future enjoyment.

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