We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The CIA and Drugs, Inc.: a Covert History
Valentine covers the involvement of US secret government agencies and criminal organizations, while government agencies looked the other way, in the transport of illicit drugs. Unfortunately, he plays it safe by focusing on this history from 50 plus years ago.
If you need to know more recent history, and you should as a good activist and informed person, then you need an update of your government's secret agencies involvement in the drug trade from the 1990s when Gladio B went into operation. The best source of this information is from the courageous whistle-blower and former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds.
You can get a good idea of the more recent history of these operations by reading her latest piece of political fiction entitled The Lone Gladio, or by listening especially to her accounts in Part 3 and Part 4 in her series of interviews on Gladio B that she did with James Corbett last year and/or reading the transcripts of these interviews here and here.