…by Jonas E. Alexis
I must give Trump some credit at least once for explicitly dumping New World Order agents and for showing a willingness to cooperate with Russia. Whether he will later abide by what he said is a completely different matter altogether. But for whatever it’s worth, he is absolutely right when he said:
“I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing…….
“They [Russian officials] can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the “smarts.” Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!”
Granted, Trump is not an intellectual and seems to have difficulties understanding complex issues—probably because he is living in a political world where morality and practical reason seem to be relics of the past. For example, Trump has recently been pushing death penalty for drug dealers. He said:
“We can have all the blue-ribbon committees we want, but if we don’t get tough on drug dealers we’re wasting our time. And that toughness includes the death penalty.”
Well, let’s universalize Trump’s prevailing vision here. Who is going to stop the United States from extracting drugs from places like Afghanistan and Mexico? As Peter Dale Scott of the University of California documents,
“In country after country, from Mexico and Honduras to Panama and Peru, the CIA helped set up or consolidate intelligence agencies that became forces of repression, and whose intelligence connections to other countries greased the way for illicit drug shipments.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted the same thing last year. He said:
“During their operation in Afghanistan, the terrorist threat has not been rooted out, while the drug threat has increased many times over. The drug industry prospered. There is factual evidence that some of the NATO contingents in Afghanistan turned a blind eye to the illegal drug trafficking, even if they were not directly involved in these criminal schemes.”
Noted historian Alfred W. McCoy of the University of Wisconsin has reported the same thing. McCoy began to work on this issue while he was a Ph.D. candidate in Southeast Asian history at Yale back in 1972. He accused American officials “of condoning and even cooperating with corrupt elements in Southeast Asia’s illegal drug trade out of political and military considerations.” McCoy’s
“major charges was that South Vietnam’s President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vice President Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, and Prime Minister Trần Thiện Khiêm led a narcotics ring with ties to the Corsican mafia, the Trafficante crime family in Florida, and other high level military officials in South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Those implicated by McCoy included Laotian Generals Ouane Rattikone and Vang Pao and South Vietnamese Generals Đăng Văn Quang and Ngô Dzu.”
McCoy produced enough evidence which indicated that the CIA used “tribal mercenaries” in places like Laos in order to maintain their criminal and drug trafficking business.
Lavrov was essentially deconstructing the CIA when he said that they have been spreading corruption throughout the world for decades. Whenever they take a break from spreading opium, they start perpetuating wars and creating false flags in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now in Syria.
So is Trump going to unplug the CIA’s diabolical operations in around the world? If he really wants to deal with the drug problem, why is afraid to confront the real organized crime, which is the CIA itself? Trump can terminate the life of a poor drug dealer who happens to get caught in the act, but what about an entire organization which is putting drugs into the hands of people in the streets of America in the first place? Do we just give them a free pass?
Furthermore, it is not just “fake news media” and marionettes that are at war with decent Americans. The Neoconservatives have been perpetuating complete lies and fabrications about Russia from time immemorial. Trump should obviously name the real elephant in the room as well.
In any event, will Trump stick with the plan? Will he really work with Russia? Or will he continue to listen to the war puppeteers, the Israeli regime, and the Neoconservatives? If he says no more wars in the Middle East, then Israel’s incessant wars are over. But I don’t think that Trump will go that way at all because he hasn’t given any sign that he is willing to dump Israel.
-  “‘Peace through strength!’ Trump says ‘getting along with Russia is a good thing,’” Russia Today, March 22, 2018.
-  Gregory Korte, “Trump pushes death penalty for drug dealers: ‘It’s not about being nice anymore,’” USA Today, March 19, 2018.
-  Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (Berkley: The University of California Press, 1998), vii-viii. See also American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 and 2014); Peter Dale Scott, Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003).
-  Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2003).
-  For scholarly sources, see William L. Marcy, The Politics of Cocaine: How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Created a Thriving Drug Industry in Central and South America (Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2010); Douglas Valentine, The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World (Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2017).