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Ever since the presidency of Richard Nixon the United States has been boasting of conducting a war on drugs. The need for a war to justify the ever-continuing build-up of the military and the enrichment of the arms industry has been part of the reason for propagandizing this phony war. A "war on drugs' sounds good. The moral United States is working on eradicating the culture of opium and heroin in Colombia, in Afghanistan, and destroying the various routes for drug distribution. In Laos, which was led by a mass of independent warlords and was scarcely a united country at all, during the Vietnam War, opium was grown massively and the warlords made a neat income from supplying the drug to the U.S. military in Vietnam. [10]

In Afghanistan is that the culture of opium has soared immensely since the U.S. invasion and is still increasing. Who is profiting from the sale of opium? Not just the farmers who would be starving unless they could plant and sell the drug. The U.S. military is making big money out of the trade, which pays for a big part of their operations in the country, and it is not likely that they ever tried to limit the culture. [11] The Taliban actually did manage to seriously limit the production of opium and in 2000 they banned the culture of it. Instead of subsidizing the culture of nutritious grain and other food products so as to give the farmers a chance to become independent of the lucrative culture of opium, the U.S. command has done no such thing, but instead they are themselves making huge profits. [12] And of course the U.S. military is eager to profit themselves from the easy access to the drug.

"Based on 2003 figures, drug trafficking constitutes "the third biggest global commodity in cash terms after oil and the arms trade." (The Independent, 29 February 2004).

"Afghanistan and Colombia are the largest drug producing economies in the world, which feed a flourishing criminal economy. These countries are heavily militarized. The drug trade is protected. Amply documented the CIA has played a central role in the development of both the Latin American and Asian drug triangles.

"There are powerful business and financial interests behind narcotics. From this standpoint, geopolitical and military control over the drug routes is as strategic as oil and oil pipelines."[13]

What is the long view of these wars?

The U.S. complex ruling system seems to actually believe, still today, that owning the world will become possible through never-ending wars. If there are no handy wars in sight, they have to be invented since they are a prerequisite for U.S world domination. I believe that one day soon we will witness the catastrophic fall over the edge of the cliff where this is leading us and the world.

In the United States where generalities about phony "values' are mouthed non-stop, democracy, freedom, family, puritan values, all equally empty, there is in reality only one value and its name is PROFIT.

There is a strange principle that has dominated political thinking since the beginning of unfettered capitalism this being the absolute necessity of economic growth in order for the world to survive. What happened to the true values, the ones that are worthy of the name? The corporatocracy threw them out with their unlimited greed for profit that now dominates all economic thinking?

This has especially been true since Neoliberalism was born with the ChicagoUniversity economist, Milton Friedman and the ChicagoSchool of economics that recklessly started the rolling of the ball which has finished in nearly destroying the world. [14] The most cruel effect of this callous economic system is the forever widening gap between poor people and the rich top of the pyramid.

So is this the way the world ends? Or are we the people going to be able to finally stand up and scream out loud that our rights are taken away from us by this cruel system that runs on reckless greed and nothing else?

[1] NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas), CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) - "Third World Traveler'

[2] More about this in John Perkins: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man'

[3] Explaining Monsanto's Desire to Ban Current Milk Labeling

[4] GMO - Another Reason Not to Eat Processed (American Chronicle, April 2009) According to Responsible Technology, Animals fed on GMO in labs and farms around the world, have exhibited symptoms related to the growing list of diseases in the U.S. population. Various feeding studies in animals have resulted in potentially pre-cancerous cell growth, damaged immune systems, smaller brains, livers and testicles, partial atrophy, odd shaped cell nuclei and other unexplained anomalies besides false pregnancies and higher death rates.

[5] The USA PATRIOT Act Was Planned Before 9/11

[6] Secret Patriot Act II to give Hitler's Powers to Bush

[7] China and the other Brics will rebuild a new world economic order

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Siv O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Europe, and other continents, including several trips to India. (more...)

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Sometimes I think and feel the same way about what... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:31:51 AM