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12-04-28 The "War on Drugs" - the US government/banking complex is a leading drugracket
Los Angeles, April 28
- at the recent Cartagena summit, US President Obama staunchly opposedthe Latin American nations call for legalizing drugs, and disregarded the United Nations call forending the “War on Drugs”.The failed “War on Drugs” has cost over 50,000 lives in Mexico over the past decade.The CIA has been a leading wholesale drug trafficker for decades, at least since PresidentReagan’s “Say no to drugs” campaign and well into Obama's tenure as president.Major US media outlets avoid reporting on the role of the CIA in wholesale drug trafficking.Major US and international banks are the money launderers. A recent United Nations agencyreport concludes that laundering drug money has become a critical factor in keeping the bankingsystem solvent under the current financial crisis.The “War of Drugs” is also responsible for the swelling US prison population. At 2.4 millions, itis greater today than the Soviet-era Gulag, benefiting privatized, for-profit prisons.Criminologists are in agreement that the highest societal cost of failed drug policies is in thethorough corruption of the justice system, including, but not limited to failing banking regulation.