Heroin Overdoses in the U.S. on the Rise From C.I.A. Controlled Drug Trafficking
Afghanistan Poppy Pipeline
As the title to this article suggests, Heroin Overdoses in the U.S. on the Rise From C.I.A. Controlled Drug Trafficking, I will lay the blame for the sharp rise in heroin use and overdoses in the U.S. where the facts have lead me at the doorstep of the C.I.A.s headquarters, in Langley, VA. Because our corporate owned Fake Stream Media refuses to take on the hard stories that shows the duplicity our own U.S. Government has at not only creating drug use in America but actually controlling it through intelligence agencies such as the C.I.A., it is up to the independent investigator to take on the less glamorous stories and reveal the hard facts to the American people.
By now most people in America have recognized that the War in Afghanistan was not just about Osama Bin Laden and the Al Quada controlled terrorism network but also the control of highly valuable resources through oil and natural gas pipelines. However what isn't as well known here in America is that the third leading money making industry in the world behind the oil industry and weapons sales is drug trafficking and the Afghanistan heroin pipeline supplies a whopping 70% of the world's heroin.
Whenever one writes about subjects of a sensitive nature, such as drug use in America, the best way to find the truth is to follow the money. According to a Global Research report, a conservative estimate by the UNODC ( United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) has the World's narcotic trafficking industry at roughly 400 to 500 Billion dollars a year but because this is almost a completely illegal industry throughout the world, exact numbers cannot be pinned down and more liberal estimates have it at over a trillion dollars.
Because it is an illegal enterprise most of the money must be laundered through what is known as 'offshore' banking systems, that are located in such countries as the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands and over fifty other locations throughout the world. These offshore havens for criminal activity are controlled by the major Western Commercial Banks and because once the money is integrated into the system it can be used legally for any commercial investments, these so-called legal banks are greatly motivated in sustaining the illegal drug trade.
To fully understand what the U.S. War in Afghanistan has contributed to the rise in the global heroin trade, one must recognize that a U.N./Taliban coalition in 2000 had successfully imposed a ban on opium cultivation. This ban reduced the production of opium the latex derived from the poppy plant that is used to produce heroin to only 185 tons.
This was a drop from the previous year of 3,300 tons or 94% reduction rate.
After the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and the Taliban subsequently lost control of the opium pipeline, the U.S. sponsored puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai managed to raise opium production back to its pre-war state of 3,400 tons. Karzai had been openly acknowledged to be on the C.I.A.s payroll since the early eighties to funnel money and weapons to the Afghanistan resistance fighters that opposed the Russian invasion.
One of the lesser known fall-outs from the Iran-Contra scandals of the Reagan Administration in 1986 was the revelation that to supply the Afghan Mujahideen with weapons to fight the Soviets, the C.I.A. had set up a heroin trafficking operation in the border country of Pakistan.
In the seventies opium production in Afghanistan and Pakistan was only a small local operation and no local production of heroin existed. However in the early 80s, fueled by their successes in Southeast Asia mainly Thailand and Vietnam and backed by U.S. Foreign Policy, the C.I.A., carefully designed a narcotics economy in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. Local heroin addiction rose from a small population in the thousands in 1979 to 1.2 million by 1985.
According to researcher Alfred McCoy in his book The Politics of Heroin, CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, he concludes that . . .
“ . . . the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands became the world’s top heroin producer, supplying 60 per cent of U.S. demand . . . in the early 80s!"
However what must be understood is that conservative estimates put illegal money laundering from drug trafficking at nearly a Trillion US Dollars a year, a very small fraction of that money ever finds its way directly into the hands of terrorist organizations, let alone the actual poppy farmer. The large majority of drug money comes from the retail distribution and sale of narcotics, not from the growers or traffickers, such as the Taliban but through transportation and distribution. This fact alone is why control of shipping routes and the actual pipeline is so essential for institutions such as the C.I.A. as this is where the real money lies in getting the product to the market.
According to the Voice of America (VOA), “Afghan heroin sells on the international narcotics market for 100 times the price farmers get for their opium right out of the field”.
To put this into layman's terms, in 2003 Afghan farmers produced 3,600 tons of opium, which translates into 360,000 kg of pure heroin. It is estimated by the UNODC that Afghan farmers gross revenue from this production was roughly 1 billion dollars, with the local drug traffickers (which is no longer the Taliban) gaining around 1.3 billion dollars. However this would generate earnings in the global market of nearly 80 billion dollars through distribution and retail sales by organized crime syndicates, intelligence agencies, financial institutions, large shipping conglomerates, transportation companies and refineries.
All of this money eventually finds its way into Western Banks through money laundering, one of the essential mechanisms that keeps this lucrative operation going. The other essential mechanism, that is largely ignored by the general population of the world, is that to keep such a sophisticated network of distribution affective and running smoothly requires protection and this is where the C.I.A. and the Military Industrial Complex comes into the picture.
A Horse With No Name
The recent deaths of actors of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith over thirty years apart in terms of age shows that the rise in heroin use across America isn't targeting just one age group.
"Heroin doesn't have any sort of geographic or demographic boundaries," said Rusty Payne, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Washington. "It touches pretty much every segment of society."
The major factor contributing to the sharp rise in heroin use is that for decades social workers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies through the Health Industry made getting highly addictive opium based narcotics too easy to get. Joseph Califano, president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University noted 2002 figures for legal prescriptions of Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin to be 153 million; 53 million for tranquilizers such as Xanax or Valium and 23.5 million for stimulants such as Adderal or Ritalin and these are just the legal prescriptions not figures based on the illegal market.
Because of the internet, where one can by narcotics without a prescription, physicians tendency to over prescribe due to pressure from pharmaceutical companies and aggressive marketing strategies and the American people's predilection to take a pill for any kind of ailment be it emotional or physical, prescription drug abuse is rampant in our society.
However because of recent crackdowns and new laws in place for abusers of prescription drugs, the abusers have now turned to more traditional fixes in the form of street heroin. To meet this growing demand by American consumers Mexican drug cartels have increased their heroin production 600% in the last ten years.
The U.S. Justice Department’s drug intelligence arm in 2002 highlighted the potential consequences:
“As initiatives taken to curb the abuse of OxyContin are successfully implemented, abusers of OxyContin … also may begin to use heroin, especially if it is readily available, pure, and relatively inexpensive.”
My next door neighbor for years was provided a prescription for Lortab, through her State social system of more than 150 pills a month. She told me that she would only take one a day and sell the others on the street for as much as ten dollars a pill but openly admitted she was an addict.
I asked what she was going to do if they ever cut her off and she said with an ironic laugh, " I guess I'll just start shooting heroin."
What this shows me is that many States through their own social programs are in fact creating future heroin addicts, that when their prescription meds runout or become to expensive to afford, will simply turn too the streets.
According to U.S. Federal data on drug use between the years 2007 and 2012 heroin use rose 79% and within the same time period the data shows that 81% of first time heroin users were prescription drug abusers. However because heroin overdoses only contribute around 3,000 yearly deaths as opposed to over 15,000 prescription overdoses deaths Justic Department officials reject any direct linkage between the crackdown on prescription drugs to rising heroin use.
What is interesting to note is that between when the War in Afghanistan began in 2001 and 2007 Federal arrest for prescription drug abusers rose 900% according to the National Drug Intelligence Center. It was almost as if the American Government was creating its own market for the recent acquisition of the Afghanistan opium pipeline. Heroin Overdoses in the U.S. on the Rise From C.I.A. Controlled Drug Trafficking is not an idle claim or exaggeration but right to the point.
“It never crossed anyone’s mind that cracking down on Oxy would lead to an increase in heroin,” said one current federal official involved in drug enforcement, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Things that make you go Hmm!
It seems fairly safe to say that one relatively easy shipping route may be from the fields of Afghanistan, through the neighboring heroin production sites located in Pakistan, loaded on a cargo freighter for its journey through the Arabian Sea, a major shipping lane protected by a large US military presence, up the Red Sea to the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea. From there it would be a pretty much straight shot across the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico and the waiting drug cartels.
I find it difficult to believe that a major crackdown on prescription drugs would coincide with the U.S. Governments own acquisition to the lucrative Afghanistan Poppy Pipeline.
Guarding the Opium Fields
C.I.A. Drug Trafficking
Do you believe the CIA is in the narcotic trafficking business?
One of the reasons that leads this writer to believe that factions within our own Government are in collusion with the illegal narcotics trade, is that the FBI and DEA have assured us that they are able to detect and prohibit any Anthrax (measured in grams) from entering our Country. By using drug sniffing dogs they have been able to prevent this deadly chemical compound from being transported into our Country and yet these same techniques are unable to find the thousands of tons of heroin, cocaine and marijuana routinely shipped into our ports.
A six year old can find and purchase marijuana, cocaine and heroin in any major city in the United States and yet our own law enforcement is unable or unwilling to do the same.
When the rich elite are making billions of tax free dollars off the illegal narcotics trade in this Country, they literally have millions to bribe port officials and DEA agents to look the other way. This doesn't even take into consideration the ability of the C.I.A. to bring in major shipments through clandestine operations, black ops or diplomatic cargo planes.
These same rich elitists also can bribe or invest some of their grossly inflated illegal earnings into Congressmen, Senators and lobbyists to keep this incredibly lucrative enterprise illegal so that they can continue to earn billions of tax free money at the publics expense.
This is one of the main reasons that the War on Drugs has continued without making a dent in the thousands of tons of illegal narcotics entering the Country for more than 40 years. Any War that last that long can no longer be considered cost affective and alternative measures must be implemented.
Just consider how much money is made off the millions of addicted sufferers in this Country from cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceuticals (legal) to heroin, cocaine and marijuana (illegal) and you will begin to grasp how much money is made from this enterprise that affects all walks of life.
Perhaps the C.I.A.s involvement in the Viet Nam War was truly for noble purposes but the results allowed them to finance their continued Black Operations by becoming major players in the Southeast Asian heroin trafficking operations in the 70s and their success in this illegal business made them the prime Government Agency to set up shop in Afghanistan as well in the 80s, 90s and here at the turn of the century.
Then when you add the Fake Stream Media's willingness to participate in this farce by claiming that it is in the best interest of peace in the region to actually protect the poppy fields and that the Taliban is using this illegal trade to further their terrorist networks, many unsuspecting American citizens buy right into the lie.
So it is no small claim that Heroin Overdoses in the U.S. on the Rise From C.I.A. Controlled Drug Trafficking in Afghanistan is the title to this article as all the evidence leads right to their door step.
Geraldo Dishes the Propaganda
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