How the Drug Money Works
by Preston Peet
The Editor of www.DrugWar.com discusses Drugs, terrorists, illegal money and official complicity in all with researcher Daniel Hopsicker at the Venice Beach by the Venice Airport in Florida, which Hopsicker suspects is the Mena, Arkansas airport of today.
January 8, 2003- Why does the War on Some Drugs and Users continue despite the obvious failure of every tactic tried by prohibitionists? Could it be that the illegal drug trade engenders such massive untraceable black market profits and forms of social control that the Warriors really do not want the War to end?
When one takes the endless tales of corruption, greed and lies on the part of so many Drug Warriors into consideration, it isn't such a stretch of the imagination. Some researchers insist that the Warriors in positions of influence and power are making too much money waging the War on Some Drugs itself to ever allow honest Drug Policy Reform to happen, that these Warriors will stoop to any levels to make sure their profits and control never end, including enabling and even engaging in illicit drug trafficking themselves. This deadly sort of greed is by no means limited to Drug Warriors alone, but extends throughout government, military and corporate cultures around the world, lead by the US military/industrial/law enforcement complex, as evidenced by the numerous reports compiled at the websites linked below.
All wars pay if one is in the business of supplying the weapons to all sides, controlling the means of spreading public information and spending tax dollars. It's a symbiotic relationship. Drug Crime certainly does pay if one is in the lucrative business of drug crime fighting, or shipping large amounts of pricey illegal drugs, made so expensive and profitable by prohibition itself.
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No War on Drugs Links:
Washing Dirty Dollars- Preston Peet
Do the Math- Why the Illegal Business is Thriving- PBS Frontline, Oriana Zill and Lowell Bergman
US Business and Money Laundering-
How the People Seldom Catch
U.S. Customs Cracks Money Laundering Ring That Moved Half A Billion Dollars in Eight Months- US Customs Press Release, June 2002
The Function of the Drug War - J. Orlin Grabbe
Follow the Drug Money: How to Get Some Dirt On Money Laundering - Bruce Porter, Colombia Journalism Review
The Money Laundering Cycle- UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Drug money- Arianna Huffington
History: Contras, Dirty Money and CIA-
Treasury Forfeiture Fund - US Department of Treasury
Got Too Close-
"Operation Capstone" Cracks Sophisticated $80 Million Money Laundering Scheme that Exploited the International Life Insurance Industry- US Customs Press Release, Dec. 2002
Money Laundering- US Drug Enforcement Administration reports
Drug Wars- All Things Considered, National Public Radio, (Audio files)
The Global Money Laundry- Bob Chapman
Drug Money Laundering booming in Turkey and Turkish-Occupied Cyprus-
Laundering Costs All of Us-
Laundering Enforcement Act" and "The Combating Drugs in Prisons Act"-
Money Laundering: Stop or Prevent the Flow of Dirty Money - Kessler International
Exploring the Definition of Money Laundering-
DRUGS: Global Drug Trade Reaches Staggering Proportions - Thalif Deen
Drug Money Laundered by Cigarette Smugglers- Washington Post
Money Laundering Enforcement: Following the Money- Lester M. Joseph, Assistant Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice.
Drug Politics: Dirty Money and Democracies-
Notice the foreword by Congresswoman Maxine Waters! This is no conspiracy theory. Listen to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
If you vote Democrat or Republican, you are part of the problem. We need a new government or America WILL face certain financial, economic and moral doom.
If you're a Christian who is loyal to the Republicans, you had better get down on your knees and beg God to open your eyes to the blatant wickedness that exists within BOTH parties. The CIA is bringing illegal drugs into America to sell on our streets. Our children are dying and our neighborhoods are suffering. Thanks a lot Mr. Benedict Arnold President. Yes, I mean Bush sr., Reagan, Clinton, Bush Jr. and the next president. You don't get to be president of the United States unless you can keep your mouth shut and play the game. They're all puppets in a global scheme to destroy America. Don't be stupid, look into this matter because you will be an accomplice if you vote for these people after reading this.
Listen to former LAPD narcotics office, Mike Ruppert at www.ciavcop.com
The CIA's Drug-Trafficking Activities (The CIA, America's Premier International Terrorist Organization)