I think Americans are smart enough to realize that one of the biggest drug dealers in the world is the United States government (and its military counterpart). This has been going on for a very long time. There is a reason its called the Drug "Enforcement" Agency. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901460
What's funny are the campaigns that make emphatically benign suggestions like "If you by a quarter oz. of marijuana from your buddy you are contributing to global terrorism". They then flash pictures of Middle East munition stashes and Afghani poppy farmers.
The truth is if you are an American and you pay taxes to the United States government, you are supporting global terrorism. It may not be pretty, but it is a fact.
What so many of these government officials have failed to realize is that we are watching from a place they are unaware of. A place that allows us to record their every move. Until that moment they will remain blissfully unaware. Until that moment they will think they have succeeded in avoiding detection and capture. Until that moment they will continue to exercise their free will.
That moment soon approaches.
You are correct, sir, I tip my hat to you.
Without going into detail, such as my uncle said, I will say that I've known many people in my lifetime. A LOT of stories poor down from people who are high narcotic rings, especially with cocaine, regarding U.S. government ties (or handlers working with the U.S. gov, or various ABC agency branches, often times CIA), to known narcotic overlords, or whatever you want to call them.
I would estimate that a LARGE percentage of these stories are fabricated, often times over a night of having too much fun, with too many egos being stroked.
However, if even 1% of the stories are true, or there is even a FRACTION of truth in some of the stories, then yea, the U.S. gov definitely plays a HUGE role in narcotic distribution.
I encourage any of you to look into the story of the real Rick Ross. He was recently released from prison within the past 5 years, I believe he served close to 20 years inside. He's an african american who played a rather large role in the distribution of crack cocaine in California. He was estimated to be pulling in over $1-3 million dollars per day, and had 1000s of crack houses, cook houses, and houses for just counting money at his disposal. The guy who was his connect for getting cocaine, worked with the U.S. government. This isn't just his story. It can be backed up by other testimony, and has been. A very interesting story.
Some people believe that the CIA has been involved in the distribution of narcotics in order to help fund black ops projects. Why? Because you can't fund these projects with tax payers money, not entirely, without leaving a paper trail, no matter HOW well you try to hide it. This gives them an opportunity to funnel larges sums of money into projects that are hidden from the public, and often times even hidden from the MILITARY (except for maybe those in the highest levels of security clearance, and even then).