Investigation into Geldof’s death might begin in Langley, Virginia.
May 2, 2014
The hunt is on for the dealer who sold Peaches Geldof the heroin that killed her.
Tomorrow's front page: police look for pusher who supplied Peaches Geldof with heroin pic.twitter.com/LTM11YUmdU
— The Sun (@TheSunNewspaper) May 1, 2014
Two suspected drug dealers were arrested following the heroin overdose of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The media said it was a shame “in New York a customer of a drug dealer supplying heroin is not at all responsible if that customer dies from a heroin overdose.”
The suspected drug dealers didn’t grow the opium poppies and make the heroin that ultimately killed Hoffman. Most heroin is produced in Afghanistan, a country currently occupied by the U.S. military.
In 2009 Ethan Huff wrote “the US military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion dollar industry that enriches Wall Street, the CIA, MI6, and various other groups that profit big time from this illicit drug trade scheme.”
That same year we reported on the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. It turns out the late Ahmed Wali Karzaia was a kingpin of the country’s booming opium trade. Karzai was on the CIA payroll, according to a story published by The New York Times.
The following year, Fox News’ Gerald Rivera interviewed a soldier about U.S. support of the opium trade in Afghanistan. The soldier told Rivera he did not like supporting Afghan opium production. He said the United States turned a blind eye to the cultivation because it is a cultural thing. Instead of heroin, the Afghans should growing watermelons instead, he told Fox News. (Note: the original interview video was pulled off Youtube, but can be found elsewhere on the popular network.)
There is an abundance of evidence the United States government manages the international drug trade. Much of this information was published in The Congressional Record.
From Gary Webb’s expose on the CIA’s importation of cocaine – a story Webb paid for with his life – to numerous revelations detailing widespread drug dealing at the highest levels of government during the Iran-Contra affair, there is an avalanche of direct and circumstantial evidence demonstrating the U.S. is the world’s top drug cartel.
The CIA’s role in the international drug trade reaches back to the Second World War when the agency’s parent organization, the OSS, worked with Sicilian Mafia leaders and Chinese mobsters to control and distribute huge quantities of opium, morphine and heroin.
Soon after it was established in1947 the CIA began working with anti-communist Corsican mobsters in Marseille to create the legendary “French Connection” that would dominate the heroin trade well into the 1970s. A few years later the agency worked with anti-communists fleeing Mao’s China to establish the notorious “Golden Triangle” in Burma and Thailand. During the Vietnam War the CIA worked closely with Laotian, Burmese and Thai drug merchants in addition to corrupt military and political leaders propped up by the United States in Southeast Asia. Former CIA agent Alfred McCoy detailed these associations and business arrangements in his The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia published in 1972.
Meanwhile, in Central America and Mexico, the CIA ran cocaine and marijuana. Details on this operation were provided by a Cuban exile trained by the CIA in the long term covert war against Castro.
The heroin trade blossomed following the CIA’s covert war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. “Between 1982 and 1989, during which time the CIA ships billions of dollars in weapons and other aid to guerrilla forces, annual opium production in Afghanistan increases to about 800 tons from 250 tons,” notes The Congressional Record (see Frank Shanty’s The Nexus: International Terrorism and Drug Trafficking from Afghanistan). “By 1986, the State Department admits that Afghanistan is ‘probably the world’s largest producer of opium for export’ and ‘the poppy source for a majority of the Southwest Asian heroin found in the United States.’ U.S. officials, however, fail to take action to curb production. Their silence not only serves to maintain public support for the Mujahedin, it also smooths relations with Pakistan, whose leaders, deeply implicated in the heroin trade, help channel CIA support to the Afghan rebels.”
As for the involvement of the CIA and the Bush and Clinton dynasties in drug smuggling related to Iran-Contra, we turn to Robert Morrow and Robert Tosh Plumlee. Plumlee told author Rodney Stitch (Drugging America: A Trojan Horse) in 2005 the CIA, the DEA, the FBI and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were aware American government agencies had a hand in shipping drugs into the United States from Central America to fund the Contra mercenaries.
“The people who ran all the drugs into America during the Iran-Contra era were George Bush, Sr., CIA Director William Casey, Oliver North and both Clintons. Airports like the one in Mena, Arkansas that Bill and Hillary operated stretched all across the southern U.S.,” Morrow told The American Free Press in March.
Former CIA pilot Plumlee: Iran-Contra drug operation run out of the White House.
In January a leading Mexican newspaper published the results of an investigation into the Bush and Obama administration facilitating the flow of drugs by the Sinaloa cartel into the United States. “The newspaper’s investigation also confirmed long-held suspicions that U.S. authorities were signing secret agreements with Mexican drug cartels — especially Sinaloa, which CIA operatives have said was a favorite for use in achieving geo-political objectives,” Alex Newman wrote for The New American.
The New American story appeared days after Bill Conroy reported for The Narcosphere on “the existence of a US undercover operation that… had allowed tons of cocaine to be flown from Latin America into the states absent proper controls or the knowledge of the affected Latin American nations.”
Several years earlier, in September of 2007, a Gulfstream II jet crash landed in the Mexican Yucatan. The plane carried around four tons of cocaine. “Attorney Mark Conrad, a former high-level supervisory US Customs special agent who has an extensive background in the intelligence world, has no problem entertaining a CIA scenario in the Gulfstream II narco-world saga,” Conroy wrote in December, 2007.
Mexican government officials are well aware of the involvement of the United States in the lucrative global drug trade. In 2012, Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, spokesman for the Mexican state of Chihuahua, told AlJazeera the CIA manages the illegal drug business. Jesús Zambada Niebla, a leading trafficker from the Sinaloa cartel on trial in Chicago, declared prior to the remarks by Villanueva he worked with the DEA.
In 2011 the Wall Street connection to the drug trade was further revealed when it was discovered Wells Fargo subsidiary Wachovia had moved billions of dollars in drug money wire transfers, traveller’s cheques and cash shipments through Mexican exchanges to fatten its accounts. “Wachovia’s blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations,” said a federal prosecutor.
According to the late investigator and author Mike Ruppert, “the point is that with 250 billion dollars a year in illegal drug money moved, laundered through the American economy, that money benefits Wall Street. That’s the point of having the prohibitive drug trade, which the CIA effectively manages for the benefit of Wall Street.”
“So the purpose of the Agency being involved in the drug trade has been to generate illegal cash, fluid liquid capital, which gives those who can get their hands on it an unfair advantage in the marketplace…. The drug money is always going through Wall Street. Wall Street smells money and doesn’t care where the money comes from; they’ll go for the drug money.”
In 1996 Ruppert publicly confronted CIA director John Deutch. Ruppert said during his experience as an LAPD narcotics officer he had seen evidence of CIA complicity in drug dealing. The accusation, clumsily handled by Deutch, resulted in his termination from the agency.
The CIA link to Wall Street is well-known. The agency’s “intimate links to Wall Street strongly suggest that the CIA was created to serve the perceived interests of investment bankers. The well documented links to Wall Street can be traced to the founding of the agency,” writes Mark Gaffney. Former CIA director Richard Helms admitted as much when he said Allen Dulles recruited an advisory group in 1946 of six men “made up almost exclusively of Wall Street investment bankers and lawyers. Dulles himself was an attorney at the prominent Wall Street law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell.” The advisory group met for years in the offices of J.H. Whitney, a Wall Street investment firm.
Ruppert’s charge was underscored by Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, who said in 2009 the financial class remained solvent during the subprime mortgage blowout due to a huge infusion of illegal drug money, “the only liquid investment capital” available to many banks that stood on the brink of collapse.
Considering the larger picture – a horrific panorama glossed over by the establishment media, a propaganda media owned by Wall Street and the drug cartel profiteers – the death of Peaches Geldof can be attributed first to her own fatal decision to consume a deadly drug and second to the international drug cartel operated by the Wall Street financial class.
Instead of looking for lowly street drug dealers to blame for Geldof’s death, the media should concentrate on the role played by the government, the CIA and the behest of bankers on Wall Street.
It might start its investigation in Langley, Virginia.