Sorry I could not post. There was another family crisis, which I may discuss one day. Suffice it to say that we will no longer be criticizing Obamacare on this blog.
Also, there was a rush assignment, gig-wise. Reminds me of the old days.
Perhaps later today...
I just stumbled across this NYT opinion piece
from 1993, titled "The CIA Drug Connection Is as Old as the Agency."
Recent news item: The Justice Department is investigating allegations that officers of a special Venezuelan anti-drug unit funded by the CIA smuggled more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States with the knowledge of CIA officials - despite protests by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the organization responsible for enforcing U.S. drug laws.
That is a huge amount of cocaine. But it was hardly a first for the CIA. The agency has never been above using individuals or organizations with known links to drug trafficking if it thought they could help it further its national security mission.
From there we get an excellent short history of the Agency's links to the global drug trade. It's all right there...in the New York Times.
My question is this: Why do we never see such stories in the NYT or any comparable major media outlet these
days? What changed? Who flipped the "off" switch?
Here's another question for you to ponder: What would happen if you placed this 1993 Op-Ed piece in front of the average 20-something of today, without giving any indication of the place or date of original publication? Said 20-something would probably presume that the author must be one of those annoying conspiracy nuts. The information, though quite true, would be dismissed out of hand.
Yet there are
many young people who would accept the information as true, even if you didn't tell 'em that this article appeared in the NYT. Those same young people also believe in a lot of nonsense about Sandy Hook, aliens, the Bohemian Grove, the Illuminati and Building Fucking Seven.
True facts about the CIA have been consigned to an intellectual ghetto. I've said it before and I'll say it again: The best way to hide a chocolate bar is in a pile of shit. Alex Jones and his partners in paranoia are the most useful friends the Agency ever had. They happily provide the shit.