Saturday, February 03, 2007

Drugs



Thanks to the anonymous commentator who posted the link to a 19,000 word essay on 'The Global Drug Meta Group' by Peter Dale Scott. Scott manages to chuck virtually everything but the kitchen sink into this ambitious attempt at a drugs-based Unified Conspiracy Theory and I hadn't read it before. Scott also came up with a Poem-based version, complete with marginal, finger-pointing notes.

A fine effort which might even include some grains of truth.

And on the subject of grains, out of curiosity I just ran up a quick spreadsheet to get a feel for how much the Afghan opium trade is worth at UK street prices


It's something in the order of £82,000,000,000

Which is quite a lot.

If you live or spend any time in, how can I put it?, some of the more ‘marginal’ areas of our cities you’d have to be blind not to have noticed that hard drugs are becoming more of an issue. You’d also have to be blind not to notice the coincidence of all sorts of apparently unrelated developments, here and overseas, that have served to bolster and facilitate the drugs trade. Maybe they 'just happened', maybe there’s at least some element of direction.

The possibility of some level of co-ordination is at least worth thinking about. The impact of the drugs trade ultimately affects us all. Something like 70% of all prisoners in UK prisons have a drugs problem. And no matter how many of these people we lock up the problem just gets worse and worse. The reason could be that we are simply locking the wrong people up and leaving the real culprits to carry on with their trade. A possibility that is barely touched by the mainstream media. And there is certainly enough money in play to secure an awful lot of influence and misdirection.

Then there’s the ongoing farce in Afghanistan. Our Poor Bloody Infantry have been titting around and getting shot over there for something like five or six years. During which time annual opium production has risen from effectively nothing to something like 6,000 tonnes.

Support out troops in Afghanistan and wear your poppy with pride...


Now here’s the thing...

To believe that our government could, by any stretch of the imagination, genuinely have thought that 3,000 poorly equipped soldiers could have capped opium production in the roughest part of Afghanistan requires a belief in establishment stupidity that is verging on the, er, unbelievable.

Imagine playing a game where you have to name the worst possible place in the world to attempt to invade and pacify with a small occupying force, or even a large occupying force. A country that has proven to be, time and again, a graveyard for invading armies. A country whose people are so militarised, so hard-living and so accustomed to slaughtering foreign infidels that it virtually qualifies as their national sport...

And the hot favourites for this year's Slaughter the Foreign Infidel World Cup are...


Tell you what, I’ll go first

Um… Afghanistan

Your turn

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11 comments:

Tony said...

I must say, when you put this whole Afgahnistan-Drug thing into this perspective, it starts to show a picture that is hard to swallow. But I am still not convinced, what is the dog and what is the tail. But anyway, it doesn't matter, it is all the part of the same beast.

Other than that, this is "nice": STUN GUN USED ON MUM.

Tony said...

By the way, this is what I have seen on eBay, some time ago:

OPIUM POPPY BRITISH LEGION LIMITED EDITION PLATE BY MARGARET STEVENS.
Plate no. 6487F - A Bradford Exchange limited edition plate in perfect condition - 19 cm across

Anonymous said...

books:-
"Defrauding America", Rodney Stich
"Drugging America", Rodney Stich
"Dope Inc", Jeffrey Steinberg et al
"The Imperial Drug Trade", Joshua Rowntree

All that surveillance technology and the drug trade has jumped in leaps in bounds?

Hmm.

Tony said...

"Newborns would be injected with brain-altering chemicals that would prevent them getting “high” on cocaine, heroin or tobacco."

Ok, it is the Sun and it is far from anywhere near to being realized. And the thought to inject brain-altering chemicals to childred frightens me more than drug addicts. Far more.

Anonymous said...

Another chap worth reading is Aflred McCoy. For his PhD thesis he interviewed someone from the French military after they had been kicked out of 'Nam. McCoy hit the motherload. Googling will reveal more.

As for, "Scott manages to chuck virtually everything but the kitchen sink into this ambitious attempt at a drugs-based Unified Conspiracy Theory" ... his deep politics is well worth studying esp when read in conjunction with Boyd's OODA loop.

Stef said...

@tony re. STUN GUN USED ON MUM

Kids do the funniest things...

de said...

I'm sure the A team had to fight Afghanistan once.

Thay lost.

Stef said...

\ Imagines what George Peppard would look like disguised as a Taliban warlord

\ laughs

Stef said...

@anon - thanks, McCoy looks particularly interesting ...

Tony said...

Ivanov declines to send troops to Afghanistan

Was anybody within NATO so stupid to ask the Russian defence minister to send Russian troops to the Russian Vietnam? I guess too many people in the western military are smoking the stuff they are transporting...

Tony said...

One more thing:
Afghan War Art