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William Stoecker / February 4, 2015

The War on Drugs

Ever notice how our masters who control the government refer to practically everything as a “war”? After two generations of a “War on Poverty” almost half of our population is at least partly dependent on government benefits of some kind, counting food stamps and unemployment benefits. The “War on Terrorism” drags on and on, as Americans are killed or maimed, year after year, in countries most Americans cannot find on a map. No one has the courage or the honesty to state that we are at war, not with a tactic, but with the same people who have warred on the West (and everyone else) for 1,400 years: the Muslims. And then we have the equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs.”

At a federal level, it began with the Hanson Narcotics Act in 1914, followed by the (temporary) outlawing of liquor by the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act of 1920. The Federal Bureau of Narcotics was created within the Treasury Department on 6/14/30; this morphed into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; and this was replaced in 1973 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These efforts were first referred to as a “war” during the Nixon Administration in 1971. But from the start there has been ample evidence that our government is using all of this to take away the rights of honest citizens rather than to stop the importation of narcotics.

During the Vietnam era the CIA had its own airline, Air America, which fooled not one of our enemies. There is little doubt that Air America planes flew heroin into the US, although there is no proof that this was a deliberate policy or was even known about or ordered by the top people in the agency. More serious, however, are the repeated allegations, from multiple sources, that, years later, CIA contract pilots flew cocaine from Central America, sold it in the US, and used the money to help fund the Contras in Nicaragua. If these allegations are true, it means that a presumably lofty goal was financed by crime. Two of the pilots allegedly involved were Barry Seal and Dan Lasater (a Clinton family crony), and the drugs were flown into Mena, Arkansas (of this there is little doubt). There are even allegations that George I (Bush) and his son Jeb (the one now planning to become President) knew Seal and flew in his plane. There is no hard proof of this. Investigative journalist Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News claimed that the CIA brought crack cocaine into Los Angeles. He was fired by the paper, and, later, living in Sacramento, was shot twice in the head – a clear case of “suicide.” Again, there is no proof that the CIA was involved or that Webb was murdered, but an unpleasant pattern is emerging, suggesting at the very least that the government’s attempt to stem the flow of drugs is more show than substance.

And this pattern has continued. In May of 1992 President Clinton, expanding on actions begun by George I, sent a large force of Americans into Yugoslavia, then in the process of breaking up, as part of an overall UN effort to, supposedly, somehow restore peace to the region. Before we left that region to seek more wars elsewhere we had bombed Serbia (the Serbs had been our anti-Nazi allies in WWII) and we were actively aiding the Croatians (who had sided with Hitler), and the Bosnian Muslims, who had also sided (like most Muslims) with Hitler. These Muslims are closely aligned with Iran, and they are major heroin traffickers. So, in a pattern that is becoming increasingly familiar, we attacked our friends and aided our enemies. This is a “War on Drugs”?

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opium producer, and also the largest producer of hashish; production of these drugs has increased dramatically since we began our undeclared (hence unconstitutional and illegal, like all our wars since 1945) and apparently eternal war there.

The major source for drugs imported into the US is, of course, Mexico, which has degenerated into a virtual narcocracy, effectively pretty much ruled by drug cartels. Logically, if the US government really wanted to stop or at least reduce the flow of drugs into the US, they would pretty much close the border down. Instead, it is wide open, with illegal aliens, potential terrorists, and drug “mules” coming across by the tens of thousands. Our President Hussein Obama transported Central American “children” all over the US at our expense, and is now giving effective amnesty to all the illegals, and has even released tens of thousands of illegals who had been held for additional crimes, like rape and robbery. And then there was Fast and Furious. Between 2006 and 2011 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) offices in Phoenix and Tucson encouraged licensed firearms dealers to sell some 2,000 guns via straw buyers to Mexican drug cartels. This is the same BATF whose agents were the “heroes” of Ruby Ridge and Waco, and the same government that seeks to disarm Americans. Supposedly this was a sting operation; if so, it was remarkably unsuccessful. Numerous Mexicans have been killed by these guns, and, in December, 2010, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Our “Justice” Department, under the ever-smirking Eric Holder, has stonewalled half-hearted attempts by the RINOs in Congress to investigate this. As usual, no one has been punished; no one is ever held accountable.

It is no longer possible for any thinking person to believe that the US Government is really waging a war against narcotics. Their real war is against we the people – against our freedom, our sovereignty, our prosperity, and our security.

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