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Bizarro US: BATF supplies guns to drug cartels, DEA launders their money

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The US government seems to be a prime enabler to the big drug gangs. The CIA’s involvement in the narcotics underworld during the Vietnam war continues to be rumored, and we know that the BATF send thousands of firearms to Mexican drug cartels, with deadly effective. Though some US officers were killed, none were punished. And now we read about the DEA laundering drug profits for the cartels. (The DEA is the same agency that opposes legal and constructive approaches to drug control, which would undermine the DEA’s size, power, and authority: keep all drugs illegal, and the DEA will always have plenty of money and plenty of work.)

And, of course, the FBI seems to be the go-to agency for initial help in getting a terrorist operation underway—indeed, the FBI seems to take the initiative in that sort of thing fairly often.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 December 2011 at 8:28 am

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  1. Rumored ? there’s no rumor about that, it’s quite well documented in the Nugan & Hand bank information or just read about the Australian bank that was a launderer for a number of agencies.

    What you describe above is just a toss in the bucket when compared to the decades of international Govt. involvement in the drug trade. I honestly believe that these types of articles (the one in the NYT today) are just fodder to keep the public at large at bay, in order to make one feel like they the Govt. are getting caught on these projects, when the published projects are really just piecemeal to protect the deep deep projects going on.

    regardless, where else are the Intel agencies they going to get the money from ? drugs are so easy, demand is high and supply is limited. If drugs were legalized then perhaps they would have to get their covert op funds from something even more sinister and perverse.


    4 December 2011 at 9:16 am

  2. I forgot to offer this link that summarizes from the past to the ongoing projects to date …


    4 December 2011 at 9:33 am

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