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... the CIA transported heroin for the Nationalist Chinese, who were attempting to invade China from Burma after their defeat by the Chinese communists.
After World War 2, the CIA gave the Sicilian and Corsican Mafia control over the heroin trade in Europe in return for the use of their thugs to break up the radical, communist dockworker's unions in Italy and France.
In the spring of 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson asked his staff to prepare a document known as the China White Paper, which was intended to explain how this had happened and to provide a history of US policy toward China. A model of objective analysis, the thousand-page study portrayed the Nationalist forces as corrupt and incompetent in the face of a determined, disciplined Communist challenge. Its deeper message was that there are limits to American power. Unfortunately, that lesson had to be learned again a generation later in Vietnam. And the US experience with Russia in the past decade has taught it yet again.
Originally posted by Tuning Spork
Well, hello again, gamesters. Hope everyone had a cracklin' good New Year's eve.
Maybe now we can get this game back on track.
Originally posted by executioner
Maybe just maybe we will get a clue to get us past his bloody question.