John P. Walters, former director of drug control policy for President George W. Bush, is being disingenuous in this article, Why Libertarians Are Wrong About Drugs, by deliberately ignoring the central reality concerning drug prohibition in America.
I describe this nexus as “the Narcosaurus.”
Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D. (American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan) and Alfred W. McCoy, Ph.D. (The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade) have detailed the “deep politics” reality of our foreign policy with the Third World since the end of World War II as narco-centric, behind the Cold War/War on Terror public facade or rationale.
The global narcotics trade is the biggest business in the world. It is fueled and enabled by money laundering on a vast scale by banks and financial institutions across the planet. Dedicated researchers have connected the dots linking the “underworld” of organized crime (narcotics) to the “upperworld” of the establishment (Wall Street banks and CFR-connected corporations/foundations/media). Interwoven in the nexus are our intelligence services, from the OSS to the CIA, with ties to both “worlds.”
How much of those trillions of “toxic assets” in the 2008 monetary meltdown were noxious narcodollars? I suspect that a significant part of the problem behind AIG (the world’s largest insurance entity) lay with this clandestine intersection of drug money, intelligence and money laundering, hence the beginning of the bailouts. We clearly see this in revelations of AIG, Goldman Sachs, and the bailouts, which have begun to expose the Narcosaurus as never before.
As author Larry Chin observed:
“AIG’s involvement to US covert operations stretches back to World War II, in its roots as C.V. Starr, the intelligence-related proprietary founded by OSS agent Cornelius Vander Starr. The Starr proprietary was connected to CIA/OSS figures Paul Helliwell and Tommy Corcoran. The notorious CIA fronts connected to C.V. Starr, including Civil Air Transport, Sea Supply, and Air America/Pacific Corp were exposed by Peter Dale Scott in his book Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina. It is also a huge financial ‘pass-through’, whose counter-parties include Goldman Sachs and (not surprisingly) the same major financial institutions that are the top recipients of the US government’s TARP bailout.”
“It is no surprise that Barack Obama is the top recipient of AIG funds. AIG’s money also lines the pockets of other members of the Obama administration, and prominent members of Congress, including Senator Christopher Dodd, who has been accused of a sweetheart deal aiding AIG.”
Afghanistan, since the US intervention there, has become the world’s leading producer of opium. Perhaps LRC readers should examine why President Obama appointed as his Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the late Richard Holbrooke (Bilderberg group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, former managing director of Lehman Brothers, and board director of AIG to July 2008 just before the bailouts)?
Can you visualize Goldman Sachs as the world’s largest pusher? And what would that make their principal pimp, one Barack H. Obama?
For more on Barack Obama’s Wall Street connection, see Charles Gasparino’s book, Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.
It’s time to quit ignoring the Narcosaurus in the bankster boardroom (and in the network newsroom).
Let the truth finally come out!2:57 pm on June 17, 2014 Email Charles Burris