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The Donald and The Deep State

For his myriad faults, it’s easy to see why Donald Trump’s anti-Globalist rhetoric has struck a chord with the American electorate. His vocal opposition to Neomercantile trade deals, his rhetorical rejection of “Sustainable Development” on the world stage; The Donald is doubtlessly a captivating figure to the disposessed, downtrodden American voter seeking something – anything – to halt the ravages wrought by World Order Machiavellians.

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If nothing else, watching Trump’s bombast single-handedly stymie a potential continuation of the Bush Crime Family Dynasty (to the ire of Neocons everywhere) has made for fantastic entertainment. Watching as a similar fate befalls the Clinton Syndicate, whose war crimes, Nation-State destroying “charitable” frauds, drug and arms-running accolades and ever-increasing body count deserve open scrutiny, has also made for a good bit of fun.

Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of this public airing of Bush/Clinton dirty laundry is that, in many cases, the two share more than a few articles of clothing. Both, through the Clinton Foundation, are complicit in looting the nation of Haiti and “disappearing” millions in charitable donations for earthquake relief – a fraud that preceded the United Nations’ introduction of a deadly outbreak of cholera on the island. Both, too, gained a significant amount of (deep) political prestige and economic clout from the CIA drug trade – as Vice President during the cocaine-fueled 1980s, Bush the Elder is as complicit in the Iran-Contra drug trade as anyone alive. And as then-Governor of Arkansas, home of the Agency’s infamous Mena, AK “drug drop” operation, Bill Clinton may as well have been a Regional Director of Cocaine, Inc.

Tracing this interlocking web of serial political criminals is one of the best methods we have of demonstrating the pervasive racket of oligarchy that rules America (and the world) today. The stunning and informative artwork of the late Mark Lombardi, outlining the connections of banking, political, and drug trade interests, is a stark reminder of how truly intertwined the network of the Deep State truly is:

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All this, however, begs questions: Can any political figure be as successful in the Two-Party Racket as The Donald has been without being connected to this web of Deep State actors? As a product of the “go-go, Greed is Good” 80s, is Trump’s fortune connected to the drug and arms dealers of the Iran-Contra/BCCI/S&L scandals also synonymous with the era? And if so, have such connections continued through to the present?

What consummate insiders of the Anglo-American Establishment have Trump’s ear, and what does this spell for his rousing “anti-Globalist” rhetoric coming to fruition?

The Donald and the Deep State Drug Traders

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bush and Clinton empires have been built, in large part, on the backs of the drug trade. This knowledge within the broader conspiracy culture has been widely circulated since at least the release of the 1995 underground hit, The Mena Connection:


Given the sheer nature and scope of the Deep State drug and arms trade, perhaps it is not surprising to find that Mr. Trump has his fair share of connections to its players – and not insignificant ones, at that. A great deal of work in unearthing these relationships has been done by investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker, best known for his documentaries and books on the CIA drug trade as well as the 9/11 Venice, Florida coverup. A seasoned sleuth in his own right, Hopsicker has recently documented a longstanding relationship between Donald Trump and a number of Deep State actors, like CIA asset Meyer Lansky’s partner, Louis Lesser, who Trump purchased the Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel from in Atlantic City.

Another of these characters is known CIA asset and Saudi arms dealer, Adnan Khashoggi, a man whose connections to the Iran-Contra affair and the Deep State at large are far beyond the scope of this article.

In his post entitled, “Donald Trump and the Palm Beach Homies,” it is alleged that Trump purchased Adnan Khashoggi’s yacht, at the time the longest in the world, in the mid-90s from the cash-strapped, scandal-ridden Saudi “Man of Mystery.” Khashoggi is also said to have attended The Donald’s most recent wedding, neither of which are damning connections in and of themselves; they do, however, demonstrate a friendly relationship.

The most concrete evidence escalating their relationship from casual acquaintances to potential partners in crime, however, comes from a local Palm Beach source. Hopsicker says in a recent interview:

“I have information from a source over in Palm Beach that when Adnan Khashoggi was under indictment for ripping off the second largest bank in Thailand, and INTERPOL was searching for him, he was hiding out in a bungalow at Mar-a-Lago.” (One of Donald Trump’s real estate developments in Palm Beach.)

-Daniel Hopsicker

Being friends with a spook is one thing – helping said spook to avoid detection in the wake of yet another “Too Big to Jail” bankster looting of the developing world is something else entirely.

Khashoggi isn’t the only Deep State actor in the Palm Beach milieu connected to Trump – take, for example, billionaire Carl Icahn, who Trump has mused about making Secretary of Treasury in his potential administration. Icahn, who is also an associate of Khashoggi, is known to Florida locals for his “investment” in a St. Petersburg airline whose only product “turned out to be 5.5 tons of cocaine busted on a company plane,” as Hopsicker puts it.

Trump’s connections to international intelligencia’s drug trade go beyond even the figures mentioned in the aforementioned Hopsicker article; when The Donald proclaimed earlier this year that Richard Haas, long-time President of the Council on Foreign Relations, was one of the few men that he “really likes and respects,” I began in earnest looking for more associative connections between Trump and the Anglo-American Establishment.

While the majority of the Mainstream Media has seen fit to paint Trump as a pariah within the Silicon Valley community, at least some of its powerbrokers, its true movers and shakers, find themselves in Trump’s camp. One such character of prominence is Peter Thiel, a founding member of the aptly-named “PayPal Mafia” and witting CIA cybersecurity subcontractor. A vocal Trump supporter who was given a prime speaking slot at this year’s Republican Convention, most were keen on focusing solely upon superficial banalities like Thiel’s sexual preferences.

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Far more important are the multinational giants he’s built over the years, foremost of which is PayPal. Already suspected to be complicit in colluding with NSA, it’s almost inconceivable to think that one of the largest payment processors in the world isn’t also involved in drug trade money laundering.

Evidence for this claim comes from HSBC whistleblower John Cruz. As a British bank established in Hong Kong for the express intent of handling profits from the burgeoning opium trade, Mr. Cruz’s former employers are hardly strangers to the drug game. They also prove to be a bit of a one-trick pony, as their documented cooperation in laundering the dirty cash of Mexican drug lords proves that not much has changed about HSBC’s business model in over a century.

In a video interview interview with Richard Grove of Tragedy and Hope, Cruz outlines how Thiel’s PayPal finds its way into HSBC’s drug kingdom:

Richard Grove: What in your daily work did you start seeing and what started to raise your awareness?

John Cruz: I would see other accounts [under the same Social Security number] beyond the accounts of an individual listed as “Unidentified.” And I would see hundreds, millions, billions, trillions of dollars going through these accounts around the world. And they would just say, “money to, money from,” “transfer in, transfer out.”

And they were just not complete as far as what the money was from. Then you couldn’t find out where the money was coming from, you couldn’t find out where it was going to… you had money going in and out of PayPal and American Express every day in denominations, I mean, on your account alone you could have millions going through PayPal and American Express in 20, 30, 40, 50, 100,000 dollar denominations, even numbers, every day. But you as the main account holder, in your main accounts, could not see this because they’re coded not to print statements. Not to have access to. And they’re labeled as “Unidentified.”

So when you see an account with a billion dollars going through it in one day and you have hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers attached to that one account? Very suspicious.

Very suspicious, indeed. I’d highly recommend the curious reader listen to the entire interview linked above – but to contrast this network of associations with The Donald himself, one is forced to question if Trump’s rhetoric about drugs and “building a Great Wall” are less about stopping their flow and more about ensuring that only those with DC9s and C130s make their way safely to American markets:

“We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.”

-Donald Trump

The Donald and the Transhuman Technocrats

Peter Thiel is not your average Silicon Valley tycoon; his belief, his faith, in the technostructure borders on the religious. Admittedly, the odds of finding someone working in tech who’s not an ardent futurist are increasingly low – but Peter Thiel is a man who believes he can literally cheat death and live forever. He’s not merely a technocrat, he is a transhumanist, and a devout one at that.

Thiel also self-identifies as a “libertarian,” a strange choice of words for a man whose company, Palantir, is perhaps one of the most heavily government-subsidized cybersecurity contractors on the planet. It’s also no secret that, in addition to a cast of dubious hedge fund managers, Palantir’s largest .gov financier is none other than In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. Quite a large degree of hypocrisy from a man who said in a 2014 Wall Street Journal Op-Ed,

“I’m not interested in illegal bullies or government favorites: By ‘monopoly,’ I mean the kind of company that is so good at what it does that no other firm can offer a close substitute.”

-Peter Thiel

Really, now? Are government favorites like PayPal, operating on the SWIFT and Fed Wire systems, exempt from this definition? Or government favorites like Palantir, who are paid massive sums of looted taxpayer dollars to build software that tracks, traces, and surveils the very populous that unwittingly funds it? Thiel’s true character, nothing short of a vulture, is demonstrated in the same op-ed when he “upgrades” the age-old quote from John D. Rockefeller who famously said, “Competition is a sin.”

Thiel’s 21st Century equivalent:

Competition is for losers. If you want to create and capture lasting value, look to build a monopoly.”

-Peter Thiel

Transhumanism, monopoly, and the worst of crony capitalism? A dangerous combination, especially in a man who seems to conjure up the worst elements of Science Fiction in the companies he touches. Also a dangerous man to have anywhere near the levers of power, but given Thiel’s entrenched nature within the “Cybersecurity State,” he will inevitably play a role in The Donald’s administration – to the bane of real libertarians the world over.

But the “PayPal Mafia” Don is hardly the only individual with transhuman ideals who The Donald keeps close. As the officially “unofficial” Trump spokesman, consummate insider and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is doubtlessly gunning for a potential Trump Cabinet position. Gingrich has said of Trump, “He’s not them. He’s not part of the club. He hasn’t been through the Initiation Rites, he doesn’t belong to the Secret Society.

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The same, of course, cannot be said of Gingrich himself, as he is among the more high-profile attendees of the Bohemian Grove. Newt doesn’t limit his involvement with the “Mystery Schools” to Germanic festivities in Northern California, though; he is something of a priest in the modern mystery school of transhumanism, having co-authored the infamous NBIC Report and personally coined the term, “The Age of Transitions.”

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“While American science and technology benefit the entire world, it is vital to recognize that technological superiority is the fundamental basis of the economic prosperity and national security of the United States. We are in an Age of Transitions, when we must move forward if we are not to fall behind, and we must be ready to chart a course forward through constantly shifting seas and winds. Organizations of all kinds, including government itself, must become agile, reinventing themselves frequently while having the wisdom to know which values are fundamental and must be preserved.”

-Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich’s segment of the NBIC Report is a fascinating read – and not just for what it sees for the future, nor simply in outlining Newt’s own feelings on the “Age of Transitions,” but in demonstrating the breadcrumbs of suppressed history that have lead us to this point. Gingrich aptly opens his dialogue by mentioning Vannevar Bush, inventor of MEMEX and the precursor to the modern multimedia age.

For more on the transhuman gambit and Newt Gingrich’s role in it, there is an excellent documentary by filmmaker Aaron Franz on the topic:

Regardless of who is (s)elected as the next President of the United States, the next administration will oversee vast changes to internet infrastructure (and the Panopticon it supports). Be it the handover of DNS from America to the U.N., net neutrality, or the draconian “Internet of Things” and “Smart Grid,” the barrel of Technofeudalism’s gun is quickly finding itself turned on humanity at large, if it hasn’t been aimed in that direction all along.

With people like Thiel and Gingrich gearing up to spearhead a “Technological Trump” administration, disarming the State from the top-down in this regard seems an increasingly unlikely outcome.

Or were you really under the impression that we could “Make America Great Again” and restore manufacturing without robots, automation, and artificial intelligence?

Make America What, Again?

Regardless of how one feels about Donald Trump, his numerous connections with the Deep State and key actors within it are utterly undeniable. Whether they are utterly indefensible is ultimately left to the reader. But the primary sources and interlocks outlined throughout this article aren’t merely “guilt by association.” This is how the intelligence community itself maps out potential “threat vectors” when tracking their own targets:

“People use human networks to organize the control of resources and geography. No person alone can control anything of significance. Presidents, drug lords and CEOs rely on people to execute their strategies and are constrained by the capabilities and interests of the people who work for them. Identifying these networks may be a daunting task depending on the network. For obvious reasons, criminal organizations and militant networks strive to keep their membership secret, and it is not always apparent who gives the orders and who carries out the orders in a political body. To discern who’s who in a group, and therefore whether an individual matters in a group, requires both intelligence and analysis to make sense of the intelligence.”

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Admittedly, the network outlined herein is a rudimentary one and requires more fleshing out. But for all his “anti-Globalist, Amerika First” rhetoric, Donald Trump finds himself at the center of two key Globalist enterprises: The Deep State drug trade and the Technofeudal State’s transhuman gambit. While The Donald has done a masterful job in dressing himself up as antithetical to these interests, an Administration is not just a President – it’s the support network of the seemingly immortal Deep State actors that supports them.

And Donald Trump is most certainly from the network. But is he for the network?

In this author’s mind, Donald’s Deep State connections belie three potential scenarios:

  1. Donald Trump is analogous to the John F./Joe Kennedy complex before him. He may be supported by a criminal enterprise and surrounded by unsavory characters, the Deep State may have leverage over him, but he ultimately has a “Good Heart” and seeks genuine change despite the uphill battle.
  2. Donald Trump is a Deep State actor from a competing group of insiders, putting pressure on the “Old Order” crowd of the Bush/Clinton Cartel in making way for the “New Multipolar World Order” now emerging.
  3. Donald Trump is a Deep State actor running solely for the aims of the Deep State itself. He is a part of it, complicit in it, and whether he wins or loses is immaterial to the greater objectives of World Order.

I’m a cynical sod with this crazy belief that only individuals working in concert with other individuals of their own free will can ever change Humanity’s current predicament, and thus, lean heavily towards Options #2 and #3. But for those starry-eyed dreamers who place their faith in the God of the State, here’s to hoping that your next King of choice does not become a sacrificial one.

CIA Breaks its Silence on “New Silk Road”: Says Challenging the BRICS and AIIB was a “Mistake”

For the geopolitically alert audience, there’s little worthwhile on television these days (assuming there ever was); but for those willing to wade through the Matrix Box’s flashing imagery of disinformation, entrainment technology, and trash TV, a select few programs contain the occasional glimmer of Deep Political lucidity from a typically tight-lipped “ruling class.”

One such show is MSNBC’s Morning Joe, due in no small part to co-host Mika Brzezinski’s segment that I’ve come to lovingly refer to as Conversations with Daddy ZbignewAnother long-running example, the “prestigious” PBS program hosted by Bilderberger and Trilateral Commission member Charlie Rose, provides unparalleled access in this regard – that is, when he’s not busy passing off celebrity interviews as “cultured” and “sophisticated” or even “newsworthy.”

But when Charlie’s immense access (from Rockefellers to Rothschilds) is put to the test, there is no better glimpse for the public into the world of geopolitik and its “Grand Chessboard.” At least, not on TV! One such conversation took place earlier this week and has already gotten its fair share of coverage in the blogosphere – an interview with former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morell:

Morell has ostensibly “left” the agency after 33 years of so-called “service” for the express intent of publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, which he did by publishing a gushing ovation in The New York Times. Among his laundry list of reasons for endorsement, Morell emphatically declares that a Clinton regime would be more willing to “kill Russians” and “kill Iranians,” would be more apt to escalate war in Syria, and would doubtlessly be more likely to (as Charlie Rose puts it) “arm the Mujahidden.”

Which of course, has never been done before in history to catastrophic ends. Ever.

Morell also suggests over the course of the interview (as well as his Times op-ed) that Donald Trump is an unwitting Russian agent – a claim that many will find ridiculous yet, nevertheless, has been somewhat substantiated by none other than veteran 9/11 sleuth and drug trade researcher, Dan Hopsicker.

And all this within the first half of the interview! We owe it all to the intimate setting of the round (oak) table, truly.

The latter portion of this illuminating dialogue, unfortunately, received far less play; it was at this point that the conversation shifted from domestic politics and Middle Eastern wars of imperialism towards the rise of China. Speaking “strictly for himself,” the former DD/CIA offered his opinions on potential conflict with China – and perhaps more importantly, the shared interests of a rising China and the Anglo-American Establishment in a multilateral World Order.

But hey, you know what they say about quitting the Agency: You never really do.

The One Belt, One Eurasian Encirclement Project

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The most important bilateral relationship for the future of Eastasia, for the future of the world, is the relationship between Washington and Beijing. That’s a strong statement, but I believe it to be true.

Mike Morell on Charlie Rose

This author has long documented the merging (and in part, managed destruction) of the “old unipolar Order of the West” in favor of the “new multipolar Order of the East;” a thesis not built upon some personal stroke of brilliance or super-secret “insider” information, but rather the ruminations of Globalist organizations themselves on these matters, which are openly released to the public in the form of policy papers. The list of institutions proclaiming a desire for an Eastern-led economic and geopolitical “multipolar New World Order” is staggering, and the names on that list should not be strangers to even the casual Deep Political researcher:

The CIA, too, now count themselves among these ranks, after distinctly missing the “multipolar” memo last year when the Obama administration vocally opposed the UK’s early entry into the AIIB. Not to be caught playing second-fiddle in the “Special Relationship,” Morell took the opportunity on his tell-a-vision appearance to bring his (and by some measure of extension, the Agency’s) views in line with those expressed by Chatham House in its latest policy paper on “international economic governance” when he said:

We will give China more room to exercise influence if they play by the rules of the International Order. What does that mean? It means that, for example, I think it was a mistake for the United States of America to push back when China wanted to create a regional development bank. The Brits broke rank with us immediately. So you don’t push back on stuff like that where they’re actually trying to play by the rules.

-Mike Morell on Charlie Rose

So according to the Deputy Director of the CIA itself, the Eastern development bank(s) are not a threat to the “International Order.” On the contrary, they are China’s outward attempt to “play by the rules,” as Mr. Morell puts it, and are rapidly integrating themselves into veteran institutions of the “rules based international order” like the IMF and World Bank.

Comparing Morell’s above statement with the policy prescriptions of Chatham House, one can clearly see a concerted effort that spans multiple institutions towards paving the way for an Eastern-centric World Order:

Bear in mind that the most widely publicized infrastructure project of the BRICS and AIIB is the New Silk Road (or “One Belt, One Road” project as it’s called in China) – a planned trade and travel land route spanning vast swaths of the Eurasian rimland. There’s a specific reason Western intelligence agencies would be keen on giving their blessing to such a “New Silk Road,” but we’ll come to that soon enough.

It wasn’t long ago that the Charlie Rose program broadcast an interview with another consummate insider, Henry Kissinger, discussing the place of China in a “New World Order” (Mr. Kissinger’s words). Elaborating on this point later, Kissinger lamented that while China valued the “superiority and uniqueness” of their culture, he thought it “hard to imagine Chinese armies invading somewhere to make Chinese culture, Chinese governing principles. That is not a Chinese way of thinking.”

“It’s hard for me to imagine a Chinese military strategy backed up by a Chinese world government, even in the name of universal peace,” he noted in a lecture to the Center for Strategic International Studies.

In Mike Morell’s recent Charlie Rose appearance, though, the former CIA agent seems to refute Kissinger’s notion of China’s cultural and historic lack of overt imperialism; as Morell states in no uncertain terms, the use of military force to protect overlapping “national security interests” is actively being marketed to the Chinese government, and not without success:

Morell: I base this on my own conversations with Chinese officials, my counterparts in China. I believe that there are a growing number of places in the world where our national security interests overlap than where they are in conflict. I believe there’s potential for us to cooperate and work together.

Rose: Do the Chinese believe that and do they want to do that?

Morell: Yes. Yes, I think they believe it and they’re increasingly coming to understand that it is in their best interest.

On these two fronts, the economic expansion of the twin Asian development banks as well as joint “national security” (read: Empire-building) interests, American Intelligence sees room for cooperation. Morell was, however, quick to clarify: Chinese expansion into the South China Sea is not a “shared national security interest,” but a point of tension, particularly as the Anglo-American Establishment has set forth in its “Island Chain” policy of Chinese containment (for more on this topic, listen to this Council on Foreign Relations podcast).

While China’s blue-water expansion is disallowed in the eyes of Morell and the CIA, there is far more room for overlapping “national security interests” on land – particularly on such a lengthy route as the one proposed by the New Silk Road. And perhaps not coincidentally, the “One Belt, One Road” project just so happens to be situated along a region long considered the lynchpin for global dominance: The Eurasian Heartland.

Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
Who rules the World-Island commands the World.

-Sir John Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality

While the term “Heartland” was coined by John Mackinder during the original “Great Game” between Czarist Russia and the British Empire during the 19th Century, it is generally understood today to describe Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Central-Asian Caucus states. The British Empire of antiquity postulated that direct control and invasion of the Heartland was the key to victory; modern schemers for the cause of World Federalism like Zbignew Brzezinski, however, hold that the encirclement of the Heartland is the true path to world domination.

Brzezinski refined Mackinder’s original “Heartland” idea in his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard, referring to the region as the Eurasian Balkans:

The Eurasian Balkans, astride the inevitably emerging transportation network meant to link more directly Eurasia’s richest and most industrious western and eastern extremities, are also geopolitically significant.

Moreover, they are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely, Russia, Turkey, and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region.

But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold.

-Zbignew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard

With nearly twenty years of retrospection, it’s clear to see that the “inevitably emerging transportation network” designed to link the “most industrious western and eastern extremities” has indeed begun development in the form of the “New Silk Road.”

And where, exactly, is this “One Belt, One Road” to occupy? The Eurasian Balkans.

This is a map of the Eurasian Heartland as originally conceived by John Mackinder:

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…and here is a map of the proposed New Silk Road land route:

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Quite literally “Heartland Encirclement by another means” as the (not so) Great Game continues unabated. While it’s yet to be seen whether or not Chinese expansion into the Central-Asian Caucasus will coincide with Anglo-American aspirations of global governance, Mike Morell and his “Chinese counterparts” in intelligence are right about one thing: The New Silk Road is ripe for shared “national security interests” between West and East.

Isolation of Russia. Vast gold reserves. Key natural gas and oil transit lines. “Sustainable Development” (Agenda 21) infrastructure.  The resurgence of Golden Triangle opium.

Can the “old World Order” ruling caste sell the “new kids on the trading block” on shared interests in one or more of these areas? Can a long-dead imperial fervor within Southeast Asia’s majority Han population be revived, as it was in the Han Dynasty of olde, for the aim of expanding Globalism?

We seem to be well along the path of this “One Road,” Reader – yet thanks in part to the prognostications of CIA officials, one cannot say we were not warned!

 

 

Yet Another Perspective on the Coup in Turkey: The Drugs Connection

After publishing my initial article on the Turkish “coup” within the context of the drug trade, none other than esteemed researcher Dr. Joseph P. Farrell of Giza Death Star reblogged the entry as well as added his unique perspective (or “high octane speculation,” as he calls it).

Dr. Farrell’s take on international intelligencia from all major nation-states (Russia included) forming a “Sullivan and Cromwell” of sorts for drugs is precisely what I was alluding to when mentioning the “globalization of the drug trade” in my thesis. His elaboration on this notion goes beyond what there was room for in my own article, so I re-present his work here in hopes that inquiring Readers will investigate further. 

Stay tuned! -Rusticus

By Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

In the aftermath of the “coup” in Turkey, there has been so much speculation on who was behind it, and why, that adding yet more grist to the mill may seem counterproductive. After all, too much grist and the mill simply ceases to function. But a regular reader here, Ms. S.H. found this important article, and it’s significant enough that I thought it deserved to be passed along:

As you’ll note, the essence of the article is that the drug trade in opium flows from Afghanistan through Incirlik airbase – which, notably, the Sultan has turned on the power again and allowed NATO bombing missions to continue- and from Incirlik on to the markets in North America and, presumably, Europe.

There’s some nuggets in this article, however, that contain their own clues for some high octane speculation, from the “globalization” of the drug trade:

But quality heroin has done a bit of “Globalization” in its own right, as such “good dope” is no longer the purview of Eastern regions exclusively. Shortly after Colombia and neighboring nations stepped up production of high-grade white heroin, Mexican Cartels (spearheaded by the Sinaloas) abandoned their position as lowly black-tar producers and middle-men, turning Guerrero’s staple cash crop from avocados to poppy in just a few short years:

…to the formation of “Drug trusts” (somewhat misnamed “Cartels”) controlling the entire process from production to distribution, and even allegations that “GMO opium” has also entered the stream of the drug trade:

Some have even speculated that this global heroin explosion and corresponding quality increase is due, in no small part, to the emergence of Genetically Modified poppy plants. While hard evidence of this claim remains elusive, in a world where even GM yeast has proven effective in producing opiods, the thought can hardly be dismissed outright.

All this leads to the following thesis:

This investigation started with questions about the future of the NATO-backed drug terminal run out of Incirlik Air Base amidst ongoing political instability in Turkey; and while this author has succeeded in documenting CIA’s longstanding “alternative” to Incirlik being rapidly built up in West Africa as well as the fever-pitch of development to turn Southern Mexico into the next Northern Afghanistan, I must confess that I do not know exactly what this spells for the future of Turkish regime change.

I can, however, posit a hypothesis: As international gold reserves between West and East are being globalized, world currency holdings between nations via the SDR are being globalized, and the “new energy paradigm” of Agenda 21 is being globalized, is it inconceivable to think that the global drug trade, too, is being “equitably internationalized?”

Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to this question – but I bet a fly on the wall at last week’s meeting between John Kerry and Vladimir Putin could shed some light on the situation.

So let’s do a bit of high octane speculation. Most readers here are aware that Sultan Erdogan was involved in corruption of his own, soaking up money from ISIS’s oil trade and shipments via Turkey, until Mr. Putin put an end to that. Let us also recall that recent revelations indicate that Erdogan’s government was warned by Russia of an impending coup. Most of the speculation out there has centered upon the idea that with the apparent extent of the coup, it would have been impossible for at least someone’s intelligence services picking up on it. But the entrance of the drug trade into the picture alters this consideration, and not inconsiderably.  I take it as a given that the drug trade is not a CIA-only affair, but rather, that it is the principal means for most intelligence agencies to have access to funds free from the oversight of their respective governments, and that thus, the international “mafia” forms a kind of network of its own, a kind of “power of attorney” for all these intelligence agencies, a kind of “Sullivan and Cromwell” of the underworld, a firm that will broker for anyone for a “cut of the action”. At this deep level, the CIA, FSI, MI6, Mossad, GRU, and so on, are all interconnected. It is an underground information flow. The article itself mentions the late Gary Webb’s research into illicit drug operations of the American intelligence community in this regard. But we might equally mention Stephen Handelman’s Comrade Criminal: Russia’s New Mafiya and its overtones of Russian-KGB and GRU involvement in these drug(and teror) networks for some time. So, could this coup, which followed so quickly upon Mr. Erdogan’s sudden about-face in the Middle East, have provided Mr. Erdogan a golden opportunity not only to break with his Suni-Wahhabist allies of yesterday to pursue Turkey’s own Sufist version of Islamicization, but also have afforded him the opportunity to cash in on a relationship with Russia and China and their “silk road” project, including a hefty piece of the action for the drug trade?

And let’s not hold back in our high octane speculations: could drugs and the domination of Central Asia poppy fields and distribution routes, be what this is all about?

I don’t know about you, but I have a strong suspicion that this is the case.

See you on the flip side…

Questions for Operation Gladio, German Intelligence Amidst Paris Carnage

As I sit typing in the early hours of Saturday morning in the American Midwest, the body count from the devastating series of attacks in Paris on Friday evening is still unsolidified; with 128 confirmed among the dead and countless others injured, this number is unfortunately poised to rise as coverage unfolds over the course of this weekend. It goes without saying that those affected by this tragedy are in my thoughts, and it is with a heavy heart that I turn my investigative acumen towards an event which has brought so much loss of innocent life.

But as the people of France are swept with a sense of profound and unifying nationalism, those watching from across the Atlantic recognize all too well the potential cost of such fervent patriotism; it was little over a decade ago that the bellicose sounds of “Proud to Be an American” echoed across the nation in the wake of false-flag tragedy, striking an eerie contrast to the chorus of La Marseillaise ringing through the streets of Paris last night. A similar narrative, too, surrounds the recent carnage in Paris, as a group of yet-to-be-identified (EDIT: ISIS has taken credit while writing) “Freedom-hating Muslims” have (if the Mainstream Media is to be believed) attacked Paris out of sheer disdain for her values of liberté, égalité, and fraternité. 

The record of history informs us that the response of the American public to the events of 9/11 was to sacrifice the virtues of liberty upon the altar of such “fraternal” attributes as safety and security. As President Francois Hollande has all but declared Martial Law in the nation and sealed her borders in response to this horrific string of terror, I realize now may not be the most convenient time to weigh the value of human autonomy in the face of danger and insecurity – but, as an American living in the post-9/11 Security State, how I wish my country hadn’t so hastily cast aside these values in the face of crisis!

How I wish critical thinking would have been present between stimulus and response within the populace in the days, months, and years following the attack. How I wish for a genuine Fourth Estate to have been present, equipped to inform the public of such infamous discrepancies as World Trade Center 7 and unprecedented insider trading that occurred amidst the chaos of the day.

For America to rewrite her creation of the “Global War on Terror” paradigm is nothing more than wishful thinking – but for Francs, whose country stands on the precipice of a defining moment in history, this possibility still exists. NATO needn’t be dragged into “a war which will be pitiless” without first exercising a mature and skeptical examination of the events surrounding the tragedy in Paris.

Less than 24 hours after these horrific events, it’s certainly too early to draw any substantive conclusions as to what truly occurred in Paris last night, aside from tragic loss of human life; it is, however, the opportune time to pose questions. 

And the events leading up to and surrounding the havoc in Paris assuredly warrant our curiosity.

French, German Intelligence and the Curious Case of the Missing Explosives

In watching live British, Russian, and American coverage surrounding the Paris event, one line of questioning being posed by mainstream media continuously has been that of material support to the attackers. “What kind of organized and equipped network could arm these terrorists? Where did Jihadists from Syria get grenades, AK-pattern rifles and explosives in a country who strictly regulates such weapons?

As police and military scour the streets of Paris looking for Islamofascist bomb-makers, these are important questions – and at least one news source purports to provide insight as to how these terrorists were armed. According to SOFREP, a team of self-described analysts with miitary and Special Ops experience, the bombs used in Paris weren’t limited to haphazardly wired suicide vests, but were in fact military-grade explosives from a French armory heist earlier this year:

“SOFREP sources reported to us weeks ago that the French National Police were meeting with the German BKA federal police and BND federal intelligence service to discuss an imminent pre-planned terrorist attack in Paris.

Industrial targets were already being probed by suspected terrorists in France, and a bomb which failed to detonate was found in one facility. The explosives employed were those stolen in a little-publicized theft from a French military armory months prior. The French and German federal police and intelligence services strongly believed at that time that terrorists were casing soft targets inside Paris and that it was, ‘A matter of when, not if.’

-Jack Murphy, via SOFREP

The above information, if accurate, raises a number of uncomfortable queries. If anything, it exemplifies overt foreknowledge by French and German authorities of an imminent attack on French soil unreported up to now. Seemingly swept under the rug, too, was the attempted bombing of an industrial target which preceded last night’s bloodshed, which I’ve been unable to find further information on.

Hollande’s aspirations for a “unified France” could be thrown into disarray were it to be revealed that the bombs and grenades used to murder countless Francs may have come from a French military installation – an assertion from SOFREP that is verifiable, as The Guardian reported the theft of military equipment from a high-security French armory in July of this year:

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Again, if these unnamed French and German police and intelligence officers are to be believed, this verified theft of “grenades and plastic explosives” are intimately connected to not only the attacks in Paris last night, but a previously under/unreported (failed) plot against an unidentified French industrial target. How would rogue Islamofascists sneak their way onto a highly secure French army base amidst unprecedented security in the wake of Charlie Hebdo earlier this year? The Guardian article claims they simply cut a hole in the fence and slipped away in the night unnoticed – possible, but certainly a point worth pressing.

(EDIT: It is now being quietly reported that the firearms and ammunition may have come from a source arrested near the Austrian border by German police.)

Equally as curious is SOFREP’s commentary on the German BKA and BND, who appear indivorcible from French National Police in the weeks leading up to these tragic events. The pedestrian interpretation of this relationship, that German intelligence had acquired actionable intel and worked with the French to mitigate a horrible scenario, is a conclusion that would satisfy most. I’d like it to be true. But the documented history of murky German intelligence officials turning up in high-profile false flag events of the past 20 years force me take pause.

As researchers of the Oklahoma City bombing know, Timothy McVeigh’s time in the white nationalist compound straddling the Arkansas border known as “Elohim City” is of particular Deep Political interest, if only due to the man who served as its “Chief of Security”: Andreas Strassmeir, son of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl’s Chief of Staff and a former lieutenant in the German army with military intelligence training. Despite the FBI and ATF having significant evidence connecting Strassmeir and his Elohim City cult to the planning and preparation of OKC, no charges were ever filed. They rarely are on intelligence assets.

Just ask Strassmeir – or better yet, Wolfgang Bohringer, the high-rolling German national who owned a flight school in none other than Venice, Florida ahead of 9/11. A “close friend” (some would argue handler) of Muhammad Atta, Bohringer’s affiliations were revealed by veteran sleuth Daniel Hopsicker based on the accounts of the now-infamous “pink-haired stripper,” Amanda Keller. What Hopsicker uncovered was at least credible enough to warrant the attention of the FBI, who, upon arresting Bohringer, reported him saying:

“You can’t arrest me. I’m with the CIA.

He remains, of course, a free man to this day.

I’m not trying to imply that the presence of German intelligence alone in advance of the Paris attacks is in itself indicative of foul play; but given the historical precedence for German intelligence involvement in false-flag operations considered in tandem with unsettling allegations of foreknowledge and stolen military explosives, the shadowy underbelly of NATO intelligence agencies cannot be overlooked by independent investigators going forward.

If it Looks Like a Gladio, and it Kills Like a Gladio…

When one’s mind turns towards bombings and terrorism in Western Europe, the word “Gladio” is sure to be on the lips of astute readers. Ravaging the region with a string of false flag bombings throughout the Cold War, the terrorist NATO operatives of Gladio A have long since given way to their 21st Century counterparts: The Islamofascists of Gladio B who, according to FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, encompass “terrorist” groups as varied as Al-Qaeda, Chechen nationalists, and of course, ISIS, the group claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks.

While it’s still too early to trace the specific connections of the Gladio B network to recent events in France, the use of the Strategy of Tension alone on the streets of Paris is disconcerting, to say the least.

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the State to ask for greater security.

Vincenzo Viciguerra on the Strategy of Tension

With unified calls for greatly increased security measures from American and French law enforcement alike, the State has been making its case for greater authority from the moment the dust settled in Paris – specifically citing concerns of their inability to track “undesirables” who could serve a security threat. It shudders to make me think that the bloodshed in Paris may have been instigated, in part, to pass the draconian global biometric ID program to be voted on at COP21 in the very city now stricken with grief; if nothing else, it will make for a convenient justification for the synthesis of greater security as called for by the Strategy of Tension.

Keep your eyes on Boiling Frogs Post and the open source investigation of James Corbett for more developments on potential Gladio and NATO intellgience involvement in Paris.

Out of words and energy, I leave you as I’ve left myself, Reader: Full of questions. To the people of France, I leave my sincerest condolences, but more importantly, the powerful words of Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoken on 09/14/01, in hopes that they might be valued today more than they were back then:

The Sustainable Gladios and the West African Drug Trade

Where in the world do the seemingly disparate ambitions of the “Green Economy,” the international drug trade, State intelligence agencies, and Islamofascists intermingle? In a real Fourth Estate, the front page of the Times or the Post would be viable candidates, but this, unfortunately, is not the world in which we live.

This perplexing blend is relegated to the realm of Deep Politics, the alternative media outlets incredulous enough to cover it, and you, Reader, tenacious enough to consider its implications.

In writing my recent article on the odious debt burden of $22.6 billion to be placed upon the people of Ghana at COP21 this December, any number of motives for this usurious “greening” of the country came to mind; from DeBeers diamond operations to “grey market” Chinese gold mines, from oil and gas transit lines to fertile Cocoa fields, the Gulf of Guinea has much to plunder and many a “geostrategic interest” for would-be Imperialists to exploit.

Among these is the region’s integral (yet often neglected) role in the international drug trade:

Drug Trade

A role in which Ghana and the Gulf of Guinea have been cast for over half a century without so much as a whisper from mainstream American media – likely because the other actors on this stage, the CIA and NATO’s infamous Operation Gladio, would prefer to remain comfortably hidden behind the curtain of “public relations.”

The CIA and Heroin: Picking Up the Post-War Pieces

“Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.”

-James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counterintelligence (1954-1974)

During the early reconstruction of Europe following World War II, the fledgling CIA wasted little time in filling the void left by the British “Commonwealth of Nations,” their inheritance of the international heroin trade of chief importance. The men who would make this possible were handed to the late OSS by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) on a silver platter: A network of Jewish and Italian mob bosses, sprung from jail to assist in the Allied invasion of Europe, who were to be given a second chance at restoring their Prohibition glory days.

This time, however, they wouldn’t be smuggling liquor across State lines, but heroin across international waters. No small feat. If anyone could pull it off, though, it’d be men prepared by a life of covert intelligence operations and black market expertise – and that’s exactly what the CIA had in Meyer Lansky and “Lucky” Luciano.

Jewish Mafia accountant Meyer Lansky (left) and his Italian associate, Genovese family head Salvatore Luciana (aka Lucky Luciano)

Jewish Mafia accountant Meyer Lansky (left) and his Italian associate, Genovese family head Salvatore Luciana (aka Charles “Lucky” Luciano)

From 1946 to 1948, Luciano and over 100 of his associates were released from prison and subsequently deported to Italy, with the Justice Department citing “wartime service” as a justification for early release. Comfortably back in Europe with his organization in tact, Luciano worked quickly to ensnare the world opium market. Undeterred by post-war tightening in Italian pharmaceutical regulations, Luciano leveraged his position as an international figure to forge connections with a Lebanese syndicate who would serve as his supply. Of Luciano’s heroin network, Professor Alfred W. McCoy writes:

Morphine base was now the necessary commodity. Thanks to his contacts in the Middle East, Luciano established a long-term business relationship with a Lebanese who was quickly becoming known as the Middle East’s major exporter of morphine base-Sami El Khoury. Through judicious use of bribes and his high social standing in Beirut society, El Khoury established an organization of unparalleled political strength. The directors of Beirut Airport, Lebanese customs, the Lebanese narcotics police, and perhaps most importantly, the chief of the antisubversive section of the Lebanese police, protected the import of raw opium from Turkey’s Anatolian plateau into Lebanon, its processing into morphine base, and its final export to the laboratories in Sicily and Marseille.

Once heroin had been manufactured and packaged for export, Luciano used his Mafia connections to send it through a maze of international routes to the United States. From Europe heroin was shipped directly to New York or smuggled through Canada and Cuba.”

-Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin, pg. 22

The profits from this network would pass through the hands of Luciano’s money man, Meyer Lansky, with a significant portion ultimately resting in the coffers of American intelligence agencies.

“After [Luciano] was deported from the United States in 1946, he charged his long-time associate, Meyer Lansky, with the responsibility for managing his financial empire. Lansky also played a key role in organizing Luciano’s heroin syndicate: he supervised smuggling operations, negotiated with Corsican heroin manufacturers, and managed the collection and concealment of the enormous profits.”

-Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin, pg. 23

It is by way of the CIA-Luciano-Lansky “maze of international routes” that Ghana originally found itself ensnared in the grip of the Anglo-American Establishment’s heroin trade. While not mentioned in Prof. McCoy’s seminal work on CIA involvement in the heroin market, Ghana was indeed one of the CIA’s original trafficking routes – and remains one to this day.

We know this thanks to a 1952 State Department cable, doubtlessly sent by an enterprising individual who was not “in the know” about ongoing CIA drug operations in the area.

The first documented use of West Africa as a staging post for heroin smuggling dates from 1952, when US officials noted that parcels of the drug were being transported by a Lebanese syndicate from Beirut to New York via Kano and Accra, using couriers on commercial airlines. One of those implicated at the Beirut end of the pipeline was reported to be an Italian intelligence officer; it was not clear whether he was operating with the approval of his superiors. The US consul-general in Lagos was told by a Lebanese source, described as ‘a competent narcotics and diamond smuggler’, that the existing ‘heavy dope traffic’ from the Near East to the USA via Europe was being diverted to Nigeria ‘to an increasing extent’ to avoid the attention of law-enforcement officers on the European route.”

-Prof. Stephen Ellis, West Africa’s International Drug Trade, pg. 174

A Lebanese syndicate? Heroin destined for New York? An Italian intelligence officer? The CIA and the Luciano network hardly attempted to wipe their fingerprints off this one; they simply operated with diplomatic immunity. Things getting too hot in Europe? Ship it through Ghana and Nigeria, the “former” British colonies, where we’ll receive more impunity; it’s “just” the Third World, after all, right?

Two particular nodes of the early CIA heroin trade warrant further investigation: Lebanon and Italy. Like the Iran-Contra scandal, both Italy and Lebanon include not only CIA drug activities, but a corresponding paramilitary element – none other than the NATO operatives from Operation Gladio.

The Seeds of Gladio

Amidst CIA/NATO intelligence chicanery throughout the post-war heroin trade, Western intelligence agencies were also hard at work developing a bulwark against Communism in a most unsavory manner; via the backing of a network of ultranationalists and fascists throughout Europe. Spearheaded by the CIA and MI6, what came to be known as “Operation Gladio” (its working name in Italy) became a “State within a State,” the front lines of a hypothetical World War III against the USSR.

The war never came, but the “Deep State” of Gladio remained in tact and was quickly repurposed for a new task: Flase-flag terror and color revolution. While the Gladio network spanned throughout Western European nations (Austria, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, among others), its most publicized activities were in Italy, where the Italian justice system attempted to prosecute a number of Gladios throughout the 80s and 90s.

This string of trials gave us a glimpse behind the curtain of Operation Gladio’s covert operations spanning nearly half a century. From staging bombings to be blamed on Communists to a successful coup d’état of a democratically elected Italian government in 1963 code named Operation Piano Solo, the Gladios have had a hand in restricting Italian sovereignty since their inception. Amidst this environment of chaos and political instability, the aim, according to the court testimony of one member of the Gladio team, was to create fear and uncertainty via a tactic known as the Strategy of Tension.

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the State to ask for greater security.

Vincenzo Viciguerra on the Strategy of Tension

Not coincidentally, we see this same strategy at play in the 21st Century “Global War on Terror” paradigm: The Hegelian implementation of controlled violence to bring about centralized State authority. The Strategy of Tension lives on, but thanks to the efforts of perceptive and resourceful FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, we can trace the historical continuity of these efforts. According to Edmonds, the Deep State shifted its paramilitary operations from the ultranationalists of the Cold War to a new force for a New World: Islamofascism.

The plan’s name within the Bureau? Gladio B.

The origins of this operational shift from backing false-flagging European fascists to false-flagging Islamofascists has its clearest genesis in the financing of the Mujahideen/Al-Qaeda by the CIA from the 80s onward – but the spirit of the operation existed simultaneously with “Gladio A” in Lebanon, along the CIA’s heroin route, as far back as 1957; courtesy of Frank Wisner, John Foster Dulles, and the Eisenhower administration:

“The president [Eisenhower] said he wanted to promote the idea of an Islamic jihad against godless communism. ‘We should do everything possible to stress the holy war aspect,’ he said at a September 1957 White House meeting attended by Frank Wisner, Foster Dulles, assistant secretary of state for the Near East William Rountree, and members of the Joint Chiefs. Foster Dulles proposed “a secret task force,” under whose auspices the CIA would deliver American guns, money, and intelligence to King Saud of Saudi Arabia, King Hussein of Jordan, President Camille Chamoun of Lebanon, and President Nuri Said of Iraq.

-Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, pg. 137

Guns, drugs, and false-flag terror; a Machiavellian trifecta that always seem to present themselves in the same time and place. Does the international drug trade finance the paramilitary element of these programs? Are profits from CIA drug operations used to prop up the US stock market, as late investigative journalist Mike Ruppert proposed? Is opium merely a convenient tool for eugenics and empire, as the British Empire learned over a century ago?

It’s likely that all three of these elements are at play, and the people of Ghana are not immune to their tainting effects.

The Sustainable Gladios and “Plan B” in Ghana

While the days of heroin-smuggling CIA Mafioso are behind us, the boogeyman selected to fill the void – the “Islamic fundamentalists” of Gladio B – have not neglected their position in the Great Game as the Anglo-American Establishment’s chief MENA drug-runners. The accounts of Sibel Edmonds on this topic revolve primarily around the importance of Turkey and Azerbaijan as key refining and trafficking regions for NATO/Al-Qaeda heroin.

Unbeknownst to to this author until recently, however, is evidence suggesting that the Gulf of Guinea is also a hotbed for Gladio B smuggling; not only of Afghan heroin, but African cocaine destined for Western markets as well.

At the heart of this recent upsurge in the region’s drug trade are the Gladio B assets known to the public as Al-Qaeda; with a stranglehold on the country of Mali via the CIA-backed Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Gladios have found the neighboring nation of Ghana to be a highly convenient hub for heroin and coke bound for the Western world:

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AQIM’s airport of choice? None other than Ghana’s largest international hub, the Kotoka International Airport in Accra – the very same airport which the CIA’s Italian Gladio A network smuggled heroin through over half a century ago.

The historical continuity couldn’t be more obvious.

“Given the use of West Africa by Lebanese smugglers in more recent times, it is an intriguing question whether there has been a highly discreet narcotics pipeline linking Lebanon and West Africa to the consumer markets of North America and Western Europe in continuous operation for more than fifty years. The presence of a murky official element in the person of an Italian intelligence officer is also of interest, as narcotics smuggling the world over seems to have become intertwined with the work of secret intelligence agencies from an early period.

-Prof. Stephen Ellis, West Africa’s International Drug Trade, pg. 174

To Prof. Ellis’ point, over fifty years of NATO drug smuggling in Ghana is not merely an “intriguing question.” It’s a well-documented fact; but a fact that can only be divined when armed with the foreknowledge of the CIA’s twin Operation Gladios, the latter of which, Gladio B, is relegated to the realm of taboo within academia and media alike.

Ghana, drenched in oil, laden with gold, and as demonstrated herein, a key component in the international drug trade, is far too valuable a target not to be further colonized by the First World. This perspective sheds new light on the Neomalthusian “sustainable development” debt load of $22.6bn the U.N. is attempting to place upon Ghana, as this influx of cash won’t simply be allocated towards building a “greener” Panopticon.

It will be used to line the pockets of the corrupt government officials and police who allow the CIA drug trade to continue in Ghana unabated. It will be used to keep the people of Ghana impoverished and powerless against the marauding forces of Globalism. It will be used to enrich the elite as well as the Deep State they helm.

Unlike half a century ago, however, when American intelligence control of global opium markets was young and undocumented, we are now equipped with the retrospection of history; knowledge that, when utilized by enough inquiring minds like your own, Reader, provides hope that the next fifty years might be different than the last.

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