Are America’s Mercenary Armies Really Drug Cartels?

Xe/Blackwater CASA 212 over Afghanistan dropping supplies to U.S. Army troops. Are they involved in far more sinister activity? (Photo: supportdanielboyd.files.wordpress.com)Xe/Blackwater CASA 212 over Afghanistan dropping supplies to U.S. Army troops. Are they involved in far more sinister activity? (Photo: supportdanielboyd.files.wordpress.com)News out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India reports massive corruption at the highest levels of government, corruption that could only be financed with drug money. In Afghanistan, the president’s brother is known to be one of the biggest drug runners in the world.

In Pakistan, President Zardani is found with 60 million in a Swiss Bank and his Interior Minister is suspected of ties to American groups involved in paramilitary operations, totally illegal that could involve nothing but drugs, there is no other possibility.

Testimony in the US that our government has used “rendition” flights to transport massive amounts of narcotics to Western Europe and the United States has been taken in sworn deposition.

American mercenaries in Pakistan are hundreds of miles away from areas believed to be hiding terrorists, involved in “operations” that can’t have anything whatsoever to do with any CIA contract. These mercenaries aren’t in Quetta, Waziristan or FATA supporting our troops, they are in Karachi and Islamabad playing with police and government officials and living the life of the fatted calf.

The accusations made are that Americans in partnership with corrupt officials, perhaps in all 3 countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, are involved in assassinations, “unknown” criminal activities and are functioning like criminal gangs.

There is no oil. There is nothing to draw people into the area other than one product, one that nobody is talking about. Drugs.

The US got involved in massive drug operations, importation, processing and distribution during the Reagan years, supposedly to finance covert CIA operations involving death squads tasked with murdering Sandinista “infrastructure” in Nicaragua.

The deal involved Israel, Iran and the Colombian cartel. Saddam was even involved. In the end, President Reagan was put on the stand only to remember little or nothing of his tenure in office. Lt. Col. Oliver North was convicted as was Secretary of Defense Weinberger and many others. Pardons and “other methods” were used to keep the guilty out of jail.

Now we find what was supposed to be a CIA operation with one company only, Xe, operations that were meant to hunt a couple of terrorist/Taliban leaders in and around Quetta, a city of 1 million in remote Baluchistan has turned into a honeycomb of operations involving millions of dollars and personnel of all kinds, perhaps even ranking diplomats and high government officials, the highest.

The cover of hunting terrorists in remote areas with hundreds of armed men in cities on the other side of the country, cities filled with 5 star hotels, country clubs, polo, cricket and fine restaurants is not really cover, even by CIA standards.

The reports, bribes, actions that look and smell like drug gangs at work, tell a story that nobody wants to talk about.

With 50 billion dollars of opium from Afghanistan alone and crops in Pakistan and India also, managing the world’s heroin supply is, by my estimation, how all of this “muscle” is staying busy. When you see a black van full of armed men, is there a sign somewhere saying:

“We are counter terrorists working for the Central Intelligence Agency and we are only in town here, hundreds of miles from the nearest terrorist because we need a hot shower and to get a noise in the transmission checked out.”

Everyone can choose to believe what they want. It’s time we stopped lying. Its about drugs, always has been, always will, drugs and money. It buys men, it buys guns and it can buy governments and has, as anyone with eyes can see.

– Article from Salem-News.com on December 28, 2009.

Comments

8 Comments

  1. greg williams on

    people still dig drugs. at least ya’ll do. i’m over it.

  2. Ozlanthos on

    DUH!!! Funny how the subject matter at hand is barely ever mentioned in the media. I knew the moment we decided to attack Afghanistan what it would mean. Immediately afterward, (knowing that Afghanistan’s 2 primary exports were hash and smack) the street price for heroin dropped to $4 a gram, and suddenly my friends had opium to top their bowls. No mystery as to where it came from, seeing as Afghanistan produces 90% of the PLANET’s opium!

    Another clue was that we have two and a half times the number of mercenaries in Afghanistan and Iraq as we do soldiers. This is because mercenaries have their own import/export infrastructure, and are not bound by any of the international treaties and laws our soldiers are. Why would we need so many “contractors” if not for the export of goods we would rather not have monitored or otherwise scrutinized?

    I think it was put best by Nino Brown (fictional movie character) “You don’t see no poppy fields or Coca Plantations in New York do you”?

    -Oz

  3. mike beck on

    i’m sitting in my underware watching the 6 o clock news
    i’m sitting in my underware watching the 6 o clock news
    they say homeland security’s protecting me from folks like you

    they’re watching your computer and they know what books you like to read
    they’re watching your computer and they know what books you like to read
    i’m less afraid of terrorist and more afraid of fatcats and greed

    they put a chip in my dog and now they want to put one in my head
    they put a chip in my dog and now they want to put one in my head
    if you believe in the bible you believe we’d all be better off dead

    yadda yadda yadda

  4. Anonymous on

    When this dickhead testified before the U.S.Senate he said he feared terrorists is the reason he bought a $10,000 secutity system for his house…..when he was in the basement with FAWN setting up the Contra thingy….the terroist he was afraid of and named was……

    OSAMA BIN LADIN……

    THE U S GOVERNMENT buddy!

  5. Anthony on

    I don’t think that comment had anything to do with the content of but the quality of the article… The quality of the writing is unquestionable poor. That is called constructive criticism and isn’t meant to be insulting. Maybe there is an explanation, like English is not the writers first language. In which case I commend the author!

  6. Anthony on

    … ties to American groups involved in paramilitary operations, totally illegal that could involve nothing but drugs, there is no other possibility. lmao yeah that was a pretty funny article. The idea should be explored more but the quality of the writing and lack of sources does detract a little from the message.

  7. greg williams on

    What Reagan and Oliver North did was criminal. They got away with it.

    What the Salem News is reporting is also factual. Our USA troops were recently told to leave the Poppies alone.

    It was CIA operatives in Panama, including their leader, that funded cocaine opertations with USA Airforce help.

    I know a MD/PHD from Columbia that had first hand knowledge of the drug running with the help of the DEA and Air Force.

    It is no secret that the uSA government, along with foreign governments, along with Wall Street, are involved in the growing/manufacturing of illegal drugs around the world.

    You dont think everybody is lying and the governments are the honest truth telling ones, do you?

    I’m just curious. I have lived to see the accusations and trils and cover up and pardons. Tell us what you claim to know. I’d be interested in an argument to this topic instead of slamming what war posted with nothing to dispute it.
    I’d dare say it may be you, not CC that has resorted to lowering their standards, at this time.

    As a Vietnam era Vet i finally realised we were at war not with the communist, but to control the Heroin Trade and Natural gas fields in the South China Sea.
    During that war we saw more Heroin coming into America, along with cash , than any time in our nations history, including now. But with ” Invasion” of Afghanistan and our control and protection over the Poppy fields, i have a sneaky feeling that could change.

    Isnt it strange that while we are engaged in Columbia that we have seen more cocaine and cheaper cocain, than ever before?
    I remember when coke was 130-150 usa dollars per gram. Now you can get an eight-ball for that here in San Francisco.

    heroin everywhere. coke everywhere. sounds like an excuse to be in other nations to control and protect their resources and fields.

  8. Anonymous on

    Wow is this ever a piece of crappy journalism.

    Calling this journalism is being generous, it’s not, it is an opinion piece, based on nothing except conjecture.

    Way to go CC, lowering your standards again, to a new low!