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reply to post by Spookybelle
The CIA have been using the drug trade to fund their operations since before the Bay Of Pigs incident, which some believe, was caused because the CIA were flying military aircraft in and out ( drug running) and when the government started asking questions, what we know as 'history' is what transpired.
There is no actual reason to protect the poppy trade beyond getting something out of it. Security and the stability of those regions are not good reasons.
Oh also, Iran has become the world's largest importer of opium products, as it's been flooded into their market since the US started operations in Afghanistan.
That's not a coincidence.
If production is that good, and it's in a US occupied country, why isn't it sold to the medical community? Opiates are useful, and needed in hospital setting.
I wonder where the hospitals/pharmacuetical companies get their supply from.
reply to post by Spookybelle
Did you ever stop and think, that maybe, oh maybe, some of those kingpins and the "intelligence agency members" are one in the same? Perhaps that is why a lot of these kingpins are practically untouchable, not by local, federal, or even interpol. At least until they have grown to big on their own, or outlived usefulness. Like the old time Italian Mafia. It became more profitable to deal with mexican cartels, so Italian Mafia were cut loose, no more protection. You could easily be a CIA asset and a kingpin, cartel leader etc.
The "intel agencies" don't have to follow the rule of law. They have taken part in straight up assassinations, breaking laws like trafficking is child's play compared to that.edit on Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:17:59 -0600 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)
Yes but to do that on a sustainable daily basis in not logical.
What would the need be that would require such a great risk? Can you imagine the backlash if this were ever exposed? The entire CIA would probably have to be shut down. And the Kingpins are hardly untouchable, there is a long list of them being sought after, usually killed, by not only various governments but by competition also.
Look at Pablo for as an example.
Just simply beyond realistic but it is a fun conspiracy to ponder about. Unfortunately its not grounded in reality whatsoever.
Regardless, the CIA does not need to fund their operations by using a drug trade. Since you are claiming this however, perhaps you could enlighten us with some of the operations the CIA has conducted that were simply not possible if they did not have funds from running drug operations all over the world?
And the CIA is not protecting any poppy trade.
Honestly, we can play make-believe all day and come up with absolutely wonderful what if's. Throw some aliens in there also for giggles. I prefer to stick to things we know.
The CIA is simply to large of an organization, and too unorganized, to pull off even simple little tasks so I doubt they have the desire or capability to even attempt running the worlds drug trades.
Fun conspiracy but just not possible.