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America’s Secret War Against Russia! But At What Cost?

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:11 AM
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The secret "shadow" government is the large organizational network which operates alongside the officially elected and appointed government of the United States of America. Just as with the official government, the secret government has functional branches.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

This is a war being waged by this secret shadow government over the shoulders of the officially elected government of the U.S., ie by proxy.

"The U.S.-led NATO forces have not only failed to eliminate the terrorist threat from the Taliban but have also presided over a spectacular rise in opium production in Afghanistan."
Vladimir Radyuhin



Afghanistan’s narcotics have struck Russia like a tsunami threatening to decimate its already shrinking population. In a country of 142 million people, there are about 6 million drug-users — a 20-fold increase since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Overwhelmed by a flood of drugs from Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin has described the drug abuse problem in Russia as a “national calamity.” He bluntly stated that Russia faced “narco-aggression.”

The illegal drug turnover in Russia is estimated to be between $10 billion and $15 billion, discounting transit trafficking. Narcotics have become an integral part of the youth subculture.


One of the stumbling blocks in the grand design of the US Government of absolute control of the World and its resources is Russia. The US knows it is impossible to bring it within its sphere of dominance by conventional means. Its strategy of encircling Russia by expanding NATO toward the East has not been entirely successful.

Russia is well capable of maintaining status quo and has put paid to US designs of domination due to its nuclear arsenal which is more or less at par with America’s which has resulted in maintaining the concept of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction).

So what are the options for the US to attain its grand design of World domination? In fact there’s just one, which is not conventional, but something that has long term implications. Something that may take a few decades to achieve.


When Russia backed the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan to crush the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda in the post-9/11 scenario, it least expected drug trafficking from Afghanistan to assume gargantuan proportions under the U.S. military. The U.S.-led NATO forces have not only failed to eliminate the terrorist threat from the Taliban but have also presided over a spectacular rise in opium production.


Mr. Holbrooke wrote in the Washington Post earlier this month that, “It actually strengthens the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, as well as criminal elements within Afghanistan.”


Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told the Vesti 24-hour news channel that according to unconfirmed reports the U.S. military transport aviation is used for the delivery of drugs from Afghanistan to the American airbases, Ganci in Kyrgyzstan and Incirlik in Turkey.



Cocaine from crashed CIA plane. Gulf Stream 2 crash-landed with
132 bags of coc aine weighing four tons in Yaucatan, Mexico.
It has now been emerging that the planes and coc aine were
the property of a CIA type front company whose owners and
directors have CIA and Government connections.
Courtesy: indymedia


There are many reports and indications that the CIA is actively involved in a big way in Afghanistan’s opium production. But now, for the first time, Russia has directly accused the U.S. of involvement in heroin trafficking.

One of the best-informed Russian journalists on Central Asia, Arkady Dubnov, quoted anonymous Afghan sources as saying that “85 per cent of all drugs produced in southern and southeastern provinces are shipped abroad by U.S. aviation.”

So what’s the bottom line? To decimate Russian society and its military by ‘narco aggression’, and making them incapable of fighting the next war.

A good strategy. As they say, all’s fair in love and war. But at what cost?


Refs:
www.hindu.com...
www.wps.ru...
www.despardes.com...
www.left.ru...
www.indymedia.ie...




posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:35 AM
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6 million dopeheads? Somehow I feel that pales in comparison to the amount of drug users the U.S. has. man, 10-15 billion dollars made just in russia alone off drugs. just imagine the kind of the good that could do for the world if drugs were legalized and instead of pumping those billions into a shadowy underground we pumped it into building up the 3rd world nations we've torn down to get these drugs.



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 06:05 AM
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Another excellent post from you Mike, thanks. I'm not surprised at this news, after all the action by the U.S. trying to surround Russia with nukes. Putin is smart and very strong, he pulls no punches - the U.S. may not be able to subjugate him/Russia. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.
As a side note, I do know that under Communism, Russia had about 0% drug users, as drugs weren't available in Russia. I hope they don't go back to excessively restrictive laws and borders, trying to fight the drug use.



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 07:00 AM
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Another excellent contribution Mike


Probably the only thing the Taliban offered Afghanistan and the world was the reduction in opium crops.

The effect of removing that control has to have been taken into account by the strategists - either that or theres a whole lot of incompetent people out there - so I think that the Russians have some valid grounds here.

Now whether its state sponsored OR a cartel of spooks trying to top up their retirement funds is a different matter....



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 07:29 AM
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Fantastic OP, flagged and starred, I recommend everybody to do so.

A few things slip into place reading your OP, Mike. First of all what the increasing surplus of the opium production are for.

Since the opium production in Afghanistan for real took off with the 2006 harvest, about 30% larger than the total world consumption, and the 2007 harvest even overriding that, huge quantities of surplus opium are withhold from the market. It's been a puzle as to why, because the number of addicts worldwide is stable.

In the perspective of the OP you have the reason. An event will happen that instantly will put opium --or any sedative-- in high demand.

It could be an event like the the Dark Night as described by D4rk Kn1ght in his thread here. Most of you will probably know it.

I bet after such an event opium will come in high demand, and just as planned by 'worldleaders' put the surviving populace in an incapacited state, where they want them.

On the other hand --or side, literally-- I now also see why CIA is working so hard to addict the Western populace to cocain. It will create the frenzy, where they'll get the crack-heads to do the dirty work that needs to be done after such an event.

My thread refered to An Opium Market Mystery



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 09:09 AM
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Thanks for the excellent links Khunmoon. They made interesting reading!

Here’s something that’s pretty intriguing. Just goes to show what’s really happening..


..If U.S. policy entails expanding the realm of U.S. influence, and it has to be done covertly, then the CIA readily opts to forge alliances with regional criminal enterprises. That's the way of covert action and warfare.

The CIA functionally gains influence and control in governments corrupted by criminal narco-trafficking. Politically, the CIA exerts influence by leveraging narco-militarists and corrupted politicians... This is really NEO-narco-colonialism, whereby local criminal proxies do the bidding of the patron government seeking expanded influence.
ciadrugs.homestead.com...


And as I mentioned, at what cost? It will not only hurt Russia but America as well!


It doesn't take a genius to tell you that if specific drug pipelines are protected [by the CIA] from interdiction, the resulting increase in drug volume will see a commensurate increase in drug addiction in the U.S.
ciadrugs.homestead.com...


We know that in case after case, drug money laundered in the international banking system has financed covert operations. The latest in the list being the colored revolutions in Yugoslavia (especially Serbia - the 2000 Bulldozer Revolution), Georgia (the 2003 Rose Revolution), Ukraine (the 2004 Orange Revolution), and Kyrgyzstan (the 2005 Tulip Revolution).

Who’s next?



[edit on 6-2-2008 by mikesingh]



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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Dynamite links you there post Mike. Only skimmed them, it's getting late here, have to go to bed, but I'll read them tomorrow.

Got a couple more threads related.

War on Terror financed by drugs?
I put a lot of work in that, and it has scores of links connecting the present opium boom to classic CIA era of trafficing, you know from Nugan-Hand Bank and Air America to the Iran/Contra gate, mostly Alfred McCoy investigations.

The other one is recent, about poppies in Iraq.
War Economy: Opium Fields Spread Across Iraq



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Crap! I didn't realize that America possessed mind-control technology that forced innocent Russians to take drugs!



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:36 AM
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Interesting story there.

While I am sure a good portion of the drug crop from Afghanistan goes to Russia, I am sure the traffickers and the growers do not discriminate where the drugs end up. There is quite a long way from Afghanistan to Russia.

And from what I hear not much has changed since the 90's - most of the drugs come into Russia from the south - primarily through the Caucasus region which I believe is the main trafficking route. And the quantity of illegal drugs actually appears to be diminishing according to Russian statistics, since the demands decreased from the boom in the 90's. Drugs are still a widespread problem, but they are not threatening the nation as a whole. I seriously doubt this is a US plot against Russia.

Recent US tactics in Europe and Middle East are a far bigger threat than illegal drugs to Russia. But why would CIA be involved in drug trafficking is an interesting question nonetheless. Surely its not just for the money.



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
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Crap! I didn't realize that America possessed mind-control technology that forced innocent Russians to take drugs!


Exactly! I guess they are subliminally making Americans try crack, heroin, coke, and everything else for the first time, opening the door to addiction. I'm not saying they wouldn't if they could, but no one is forcing anyone to do drugs.



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