Illegal Drug Trade Essential to Geopolitics, Says Former Diplomat

The illegal drug trade is an essential component of global politics, playing a central role in the proliferation of arms used to destabilize countries and unseat unfavorable regimes in the geopolitical quest to create favorable conditions for oil ventures while bolstering the banking industry.

Peter Dale Scott, a Canadian born scholar, poet and former diplomat, the world’s foremost researcher into the inner workings of government conspiracy (conspiracy meaning organized plans and programs). He has for decades been exposing the shadow elements operating under the cover of government, deep politics and big oil.

This underworld of influence is described in detail in Scott’s latest book, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (War and Peace Library).

“He marshals convincing evidence that the deep state is partly institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA, but it also includes private corporations like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC, to which 70 percent of intelligence budgets are outsourced. Behind these public and private institutions is the traditional influence of Wall Street bankers and lawyers, allied with international oil companies beyond the reach of domestic law.” [Source]

Thus, Scott makes the case that these institutions operate outside of the law, and in a 2010 interview with James Corbett of the Corbett Report he makes the connection the global illegal drug trade is a primary factor in the funding and operation of government agencies which operate without legitimate legal franchise.

The connections between drug money, the deep state, and Wall Street are now well-defined.

“It’s clear that drug trafficking is a major factor in world scheme, and some people put it up as maybe number three, after oil being number one, and then arms number two, and then drugs number three. Actually there’s a certain amount of interaction between those because very often where you’re having illicit trafficking of arms, the planes that take arms in one direction, the arms are paid for with drugs and the planes come back with drugs.” ~Peter Dale Scott

Scott also discusses statements made in 2009 by the head of the UN Office of Drugs and  report revealing the critical role drug money played in keeping several of the world’s largest banks afloat during the financial crisis of 2008.

“Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said he has seen evidence that the proceeds of organised crime were “the only liquid investment capital” available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year. He said that a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result.” [Source]

In more recent years, more drug money laundering scandals were exposed in mainstream. Of particular note is the relationship HSBC and Mexican Sinaloa cartel, who laundered tens of billions of dollars through its services, a symbiotic relationship of great benefit to both organizations.

“The Sinaloa Cartel, headquartered on Mexico’s northern Pacific Coast, is constantly exploring new ways to launder its gargantuan profits. The State Department reports that Mexican trafficking organizations earn between $19 and $29 billion every year from selling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines on the streets of American cities.

One key to the Sinaloa Cartel’s success has been to use the global banking system to launder all this cash.” [Source]

Commenting on the historical development of the relationship between banks and drugs, Scott explains how BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) was jump started from Pakistan, becoming one of the world’s largest private banks, with the help of the CIA during its involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet Union’s invasion in the 1980’s.

“A decade after opening, BCCI had over 400 branches in 78 countries, and assets in excess of US$20 billion, making it the 7th largest private bank in the world.” [Source]

Scott notes that the connection between the CIA and BCCI enabled drug trafficking as a means of arming the resistance against the Soviet Union.

The CIA didn’t have many resources in that part of the world… the financial negotiations for the shipment of arms through that part of the world were handled by BCCI… BCCI from the very beginning handled the drug trafficking for these clients in Afghanistan.” ~Peter Dale Scott

Other notable black-budget, off-the-books operations regarding the international drug trade and major developments in geopolitics in the last half century include the Iran Contra Affair, involving Col. Oliver North, and Operation Fast and Furious, in which the ATF deliberately permitted arms to fall into the hands of Mexican cartels.

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As the prison industrial complex continues to grow, and a national epidemic of opiate abuse and overdoses has hit crisis levels, the U.S. military is residing over astronomical increases in opium production in Afghanistan. While this kind of information is nary examined in mainstream media, the corrosive effects of the drug trade and international conflict on modern societies.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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  • Savvy1Sez

    The US has been at illegal war all but 22 years since we declared our independence July 4, 1776, and that’s the sad truth. It seems about time to try a different approach as the beneficiaries of the wars are certainly not humanity. And yes, they are all and always bankers wars. Greed being the operative word of the 2+ centuries. Everything the do are money streams to fund their evilness. Time to end the corruption now.

  • lloyd Lisco

    Bill Clinton and Dan Lasater ran the Mena Arkansas Drug operation for about 20 years, Clinton did such a good job covering up the enterprise and eliminating all who would talk, That the Shadow Government made him President of the Country. Hillary’s uncle Seth Ward operated Park O Meter Incorporated in Arkansas where the M16 Rifles were manufactured and flown to south America where they were traded for plane loads of Cocaine, These Drugs then flown on Air America airplanes to Mena Arkansas for Distribution by the Dixie Mofia. Other Loads were flown into Joliet Illinois for the Chicago operation. The pallets of money were then flown to South America for Laundering, The laundered proceeds then wired back to the New York Stock Exchange where the Stocks for the U.S. Politicians were purchased. Ollie North ran the operation out of the White House and continually covered up the Enterprise to any Congressman dumb enough to ask Questions, Some who were too nosy met with Deadly Accidents.

  • Dennis Habern

    The war on drugs, to include handlers and users, and growers, need to maintain stiffer sentencing, while at the same time, the Cartels need to be eliminated. Hopefully, a
    overt war can be waged, similar to when I was stationed at Rota, Spain with the Marines.
    I use to stand duty on both gates with a Spanish Marine, and during my 4 hour duties,
    we maintained discussions concerning their leader, Francisco Franco, primarily because
    Franco’s personal police, “THE GUADIA CIVIL,” used to enter our base with their sub-
    machine-gun, strapped to their shoulder. Therefore, I learned that whenever Franco
    learned of a Communist nest, he ordered his Guadia Civil to enter the establishment
    and eliminate its human contents by simply killing everyone in the room. Perhaps this
    could be a method to eliminate the drug trade. We are currently residing in evil times,
    therefore, if the West is to survive, then evil methods are required to combat our po-
    litcal criminals.

  • MA in MO

    This proves what I have been saying for years and years. Our leaders have not wanted to curtail the drug trade and the so-called ‘war on drugs’ was/is nothing but a front to disguise the globalist real intentions of bringing chaos every where. It stands to reason that if the powers-to-be really wanted to ended the drug trade they would have done so. Nothing more than blind to provide our leaders mega bucks to live on.

    • Truth

      I Agree. We (America) Have Not Won A War Since 1945. Every Military Action And So Called Solution, From Then To Now States The Same Thing. Government And Corporations Have No Intention Of Finding Real Solutions For Real Problems, Immediate Or Long Range,Thus The Crisis. The Realization That Government Or Corporations That Solve Problems, Are No Longer Needed, Spells The End To Their Job Security. Look At This Country And Around The World. Why Are We 20 Trillion Dollars In Debt? Because Those In Power Want It That Way. Why Have We Not Won A Single Military Action Since 1945? (Or Drug War) Because Those In Power Want It That Way. Why Is Chicago The Murder Capitol Of The World? Because Those In Power Want It That Way. It’s Not That We Can’t Win, It’s Because They Don’t Want Us To. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75b40f6e67eb9b2340fb491708e0ce4a7eb3433d413f7c7704708d23007982c4.jpg

      • ecovortx

        A greed.