reply to post by bobafett
The history of drug sales goes back far into our history. During the American Industrial revolution, there was a need to create imports from Asia.
If I remember correctly, some of the heavy hitters in rail and sea transport, started Opium mass shipping to Europe and the States.
Fast forward to the Vietnam era, I found some interesting information while I was researching for one of my VA benefit cases. Essentially, the second
in command of the CIA stated to a French magazine, that the US had taken over the drug trade that was previously operated by the French. The French
had used this drug trade to finance the Indo China war, and we used the same operation to fund our entrance into it.
I then discovered that the CIA operation run out of Thailand, Air America, was doing some more economy of transportation methods used by the early
industrialist. We would take over bombs, rice, equipment to a group of people in Laos, called the Hmong. The group was known for Opium production,
and since we were trying to buy their respective loyalty we found a market for their opium on the empty flights back. The leader of this group was
I was amazed to hear last year that this guy, whom was our puppet in the 60's and 70's was still alive. I also discovered that he was in Federal
Custody in California for attempting a Coup in Asia.
If this isn't amazing, our puppet that assisted in creating a Coup, was being incarcerated by the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government for another
Coup attempt. It looks like the guy is still on our payroll, and he lives in Orange County California.
I look forward to ever getting this guy deposed. Better yet, the current case against the CIA that Morgan and Forester is doing should sit him down
for a chat under oath.
Fast forward to the CIA and the current Bush administration led to this research discovery
Chapter 10 in Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair’s Whiteout details US involvement in the heroin trade.
delicately by Karen DeYoung: “After the overthrow of the Taliban government by U.S. forces in the fall of that year , the Bush administration
said that keeping a lid on production among its highest priorities. But corruption and alliances formed by Washington and the Afghan government with
anti-Taliban tribal chieftains, some of whom are believed to be deeply involved in the trade, undercut the effort.” The italics are mine. Somehow
this brings to mind a Michael Ruppert article, "The Bush-Cheney Drug Empire," published in Nexus Magazine. He wrote, “The Bush family's
involvement in drug-running is an open secret, but Dick Cheney's direct link to a global drug pipeline through a US construction company is less well
Michael Ruppert, a former LAPD officer, has tracked down the involvement of KBR in the Afghan drug trade and before that in Kosovo. He details how the
modern drug trade is carried out with top level collusion and corporate sponsors such as, Halliburton and KBR.
This research led to more CIA connections and Senator Frank Church investigations of the CIA.