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The reason young American and NATO soldiers are being sent to Afghanistan to die
Wall Street is laundering hundreds of billions of illicit drug money and getting away with it
It is becoming clear that the major US banks are branches of organised crime. America’s largest banks engage in flagrant criminal activity on a massive scale and emerge almost completely unscathed. Wachovia, for example, has been accused of laundering $380 billion in Mexican drug cartel money. That is just one line item at one bank working for one local narcotics syndicate. Wachovia is expected to escape with nothing more than a slap on the wrist thanks to official US government policy which protects megabanks from criminal charges.
AB comment: Meanwhile, out in the poppy fields of the Muslim East, everybody knows that America's tame Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, is the opium godfather of Afghanistan. The man has pedigree. Karzai was a CIA agent and Pashtun warlord from the Popalzai tribe, brought back from exile in the USA. With the assistance of the Bush Jnr White House, an expedient Hollywood myth was created around Karzai and his "courageous leadership of the Afghan people." America needed Hamid Karzai more than Hamid Karzai needed America. The US government needed a big slice of his drugs empire revenue to keep its failing banks afloat. The trick of it was to use the US military to oversee the expansion and protection of the opium poppy fields. A lot of these fields are now several miles long. And there are marijuana plants in Afghanistan which are the size of trees.
According to an official UN report, opium production in Afghanistan has risen dramatically since the "downfall" of the Taliban in 2001. There has been more opium poppy cultivation in each of the subsequent growing seasons than in any single year during Taliban rule. More land is now used for opium production in Afghanistan than for coca cultivation in Latin America. By 2007, 93% of the opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan. More here (07.07.10), here (22.06.10) and here (21.10.09).
A photograph. And another picture here.
A photograph. And another picture here.
Gold vs Euro, British Pound, US Dollar and Japanese Yen - October 2009 to July 2010 (chart)
US Dollar tumbles against Euro and British Pound. The worm is turning. We are in a world of rotating sovereign crises.
A deep change is under way in international investor psychology. Funds and central banks are responding to the blizzard of shocking US data. The global moneymen are focusing on the fragility of the US economy where public debt is surging towards one hundred per cent of Gross Domestic Product, and major state economies such as California and Texas are on the brink of bankruptcy. The US situation is not helped by the malaise of incompetence and corruption enveloping the Obama White House. The Europeans have aired their dirty debt in public and taken some measures to address it, whilst the US has not. More US crisis background here (15.07.10), here (14.07.10), here (14.07.10), here (14.07.10), here (10.07.10), here (04.07.10) and here (24.06.10).
American engines of war
A photograph of USS Chosin passing Fisgard Lighthouse as she left the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Friday 11th June 2010. In the background is the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Without doubt, the most important achievement by humanity would be the ending of war.
"This achieved, men’s energies would be released to tackle the many other pressing problems which beset them today: the millions who starve needlessly in a world of plenty; the precarious ecological imbalance of the planet; the ever-widening gap between the developed rich and the developing poor nations; the growing incidence and fear of terrorism, ever more sophisticated; the hardship and fear engendered by the economic collapse around the world."
"Some governments try to cope with some of these difficult problems while still others are main culprits and instigators of them. What can humanity do? How to start when each problem grows out of another, and all seem intractable? From Our viewpoint, these problems are real and pressing, and stem from one single condition: the separatism which sits like a heavy yoke on the shoulders of humanity and prevents all action in unison."
"Ideology rather than reason still guides the minds and actions of governments whose decisions affect the lives of all. They seek friends and allies to support their position, and thus are built the power blocks which strive for supremacy in the minds and hearts of men. Today, this problem is increased by the re-opening of the religious divide between Christianity and Islam. In a growingly secular world, the fundamentalist adherents of both religions are more and more bellicose, raising the temperature of confrontation to ever more dangerous heights. In particular, Islamic terrorism, in complete contradiction to the teaching of the Prophet, has brought a new dimension to the struggle for a peaceful world. How can this process be reversed?"
"There is but one way to grapple with these problems, one which has never been tried but which, at a stroke, would ease the lot of countless millions and bring, at long, long last, true and lasting peace to a world in agony. Men must realize that they are not separate, never were and never shall be, that they are part of a divine and seamless whole which enfolds us all, to which, in our own way, we give the name of God. Men must realize that God is peace, is justice, sharing and trust, and that their fear is also the fear of their brothers. Maitreya’s task is to show men this truth, and to remind them that at the core of their yearning lies the peace they all desire, waiting to be made manifest." More about the Share International Revelations here. And more about the concealed history of Jesus here.