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Bin Laden Tried to Poison the U.S. Cocaine Supply

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posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:26 AM
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WASHINGTON — Usama bin Laden tried to buy a massive amount of coc aine, spike it with poison and sell it in the United States, hoping to kill thousands of Americans one year after the Sept. 11 attacks, The Post has learned.

The evil plot failed when the Colombian drug lords bin Laden approached decided it would be bad for their business — and, possibly, for their own health, according to law-enforcement sources familiar with the Drug Enforcement Administration's probe of the aborted transaction.

The feds were told of the scheme earlier this year, but its existence had never been made public. The Post has reviewed a document detailing the DEA's findings in the matter, in addition to interviewing sources familiar with the case.

FOX News


Wow, well I can see why the Colombian drug lords would want to stop this, it can't be good for business if all your customers are dead. I wonder if they'd ever try this with heroin produced in Afghanistan, that could be bad for them since it's probably a major source of funds.




posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:30 AM
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Do we now become suspicious of all imports? Coffee would make the ideal target... I guess there are any number of imported goods that could be weaponized...



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:38 AM
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Well that would have crippled Wall Street and decimated boardrooms across the world, not to mention the music industry


Depends what the plan was though and what substances were the proposed poisoning agent. I remain skeptical of such reports simply because those growing and distributing would not allow such an event, as has already been mentioned.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:41 AM
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At the risk of sounding callous...

Are coke addicts seriously the biggest scourge of Bin Hidin's existence? Is there a secret army of cokeheads building up weaponry, ready to hunt and kill Al Qaeda?

(I would've thought sugar would be an infinitely more effective substance to weaponise.....there are far, far more sugar addicts in this sweet nation than there are coke addicts)



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:42 AM
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I am of too minds, one this would be really horrendus as it would kill a lot of Americans, two this would clean up the crack heads for us.

[edit on 26-7-2005 by WestPoint23]



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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I guess its obvious we can't totally win a war with this kind of insidious nature. Until we got them all which is doubtful...but, the attack would have a global affect and not just Americans. I would hope that any of the "good" Muslims out there would give us a clue if they were suddenly told to stop driniking coffee etc.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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too bad this went out to the public for Osama, because it would scare Americans from taking drugs and degrading themselves. as Osama says about selling drugs to Western society to make them decay and destroy themselves, but wen the public hears about poison on drugs it just might make drug users deterred from taking animore. thank you Osama.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:08 AM
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Soooooo other than Fox news, who else reported this story?




William Bowles
If Osama bin Laden didn’t exist it would be necessary to invent him’

Some on the left (and not just on the left) have talked of the invasion of Iraq as creating the conditions for the carnage we witnessed in London this week but I question the logic behind this argument.

I am reminded of a statement made some time back that ‘if Osama bin Laden didn’t exist it would have been necessary to invent him’ for if, as I contend that to justify the ‘war on terror’ it was necessary to invent the terrorist threat first, then come hell or high water, acts such as the London bombing are a necessary and inevitable result of the larger strategic mission of the USUK to justify their even greater acts of carnage and aggression. Thus whether directly or indirectly, I contend that the governments of Bush and Blair are complicit partners in these acts of terror.

People need to ask themselves whether an organisation allegedly dedicated to driving the ‘infidel’ from Arab countries is likely to succeed by blowing up ordinary working people on the streets of London? Everything about ‘al-Qu’eda’ stinks of set up, from its origins in Saudi Arabia to its alleged role in 9/11. Then there are the bizarre actions of the US government preceding and following 9/11 that even has millions of Americans wondering what the hell their government is up to.

(...)

So who stands to gain from the bombings? Surely not al-Qu’eda unless that is, al-Qu’eda is in actuality a US creation. There are lessons to be learned from the US ‘war on drugs’ that followed a somewhat similar path insofar as under the pretext of eradicating coc aine production in Colombia, it not only supported a regime that was inextricably connected to trafficking in coc aine, it gave the US a pretext to set up bases and wage a war not on coc aine but on the liberation movement that threatened its investments.

Earlier still, during its war on the people of Vietnam, the US through the CIA and Air America trafficked in heroin and later, the CIA performed a similar role in its illegal support for the contras in Nicaragua using the sale of coc aine to fund its operations in the ‘guns for drugs’ operation run by Colonel ‘Ollie’ North.




~Peace
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posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Hunting Veritas
Soooooo other than Fox news, who else reported this story?




~Peace
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Drudge has also reported from New York Post which has talked to the law enforcement involving with this case.

www.drudgereport.com...

im sure there are other newspapers and networks talkin about it, let me check.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:21 AM
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Ya know.. if this is true.. coc aine being poisoned....

BFD let'em die. Humm.. was that callous and unfeeling? So sorry.. I have no sympathy for the addicts of the world.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:22 AM
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Funny that I would will not be surprise if the "causalties" would have been in the goverment ranks, so I would have been delighted with the nice clean up.

Too bad that in the clean up many regular Americans would have been targeted.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:34 AM
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"It is important we recognize that when money goes from the pocket of an American to buy drugs, it may contribute to the financing of unspeakable crimes of violence around the world," Hutchinson told Congress that year when he detailed the narcotics trade connection to al Qaeda and other terror groups.


Hrm.. why isn't anyone telling us this about oil?

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Somthing tells me that this is about more than killing a few thousand addicts. Killing addicts is easy, it's just a matter of time before they do it themselves. What makes me wonder is the trouble he would've had to go through to meet with the Columbians when his own native country is one of the largest exporters of opium and opiate products (save for the prescription opiates which are hardly much better).

I think Bin Laden's been reading Economics 101 and saw a way to import a few thousand customers away from Columbian coc aine and onto Afghani heroin.

On a another note, why is this so well reported? I've not known many addicts to closely follow the news. Perhaps this entire story is a fabrication and the only one seeking to scare the crap out of addicts is the US government



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Funny that I would will not be surprise if the "causalties" would have been in the goverment ranks, so I would have been delighted with the nice clean up.

Too bad that in the clean up many regular Americans would have been targeted.


LOL sorry, can't resist...
Don't you know they have diplomatic immunity?


But yeah, would be ironic if their own creation came back to bite them in the nose



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:20 AM
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Bin Laden helping with our drug problem, wow, lol even through it was intended to kill thousands of drug addicted americans.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:24 AM
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Fox News?



Yeah, Right - I bet OBL really tried that.

Fox News is getting too "Yellowish" with this "Terrorist" Stories.

Kind of Pathetic.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:28 AM
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umm...good?

I really have nothing to worry about, and all law abiding citizens do not either. Unless someone unknowingly spiked someone else's drink, or food, or etc. there would be nothing to worry about, really.

Sorta like hiding really nasty viruses in "child porn" for download. No innocent victims...



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:34 AM
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I don't really buy this story. If it were true, I bet we'd be surprised at a lot of the people it would have killed.

But it would be a nice way to combine the two futile efforts of our time... the War on Terror and the War on Drugs.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:41 AM
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But it would be a nice way to combine the two futile efforts of our time... the War on Terror and the War on Drugs.


Exactly, Bin Laden is the boogyman on tap - wherever and whenever a reason is needed to target particular areas of society, Bin Laden will be there with a sinister plot to overthrow the decadent infidels of the west.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 10:42 AM
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I think some of you miss the point here.

Just like many westerners think all the islamic terrorists are uneducated, camel riding, tent dwelling, Kuran waving barbarians. Most of those terrorists think Americans are fat, godless, drug addicts without morals. It goes both ways... A plot to poisen the drug supply, that obviously all Americans are using, seems to be a fairly straight forward idea from Bin Laden. As he found out, the drug lords wouldn't be very receptive to the idea...

Regarding the heroin question somebody else had: prior to the invasion of Afghanistan, opium was the number one export (which heroin is made from). More income came from opium than from all other export items including oil. After the invasion, Afghanistan remains the worlds largest exporter of opium, and it still outpaces all other exports by 5 or more times. ( source1, source2, source3, source4 )



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