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Russian Lemons and Other Fakes from Forbes. Part 4

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WASHINGTON – March 2, 2019

Finally, the main topic disturbing most of the conscious world today: Venezuela. First of all, it's worth recalling that the top 10 countries in terms of proven oil reserves suspiciously resemble the route of American democracy:

1. Venezuela

2. Saudi Arabia

3. Canada

4. Iran

5. Iraq

6. Kuwait

7. UAE

8. Russia

9. Libya

10. Nigeria

Of these, all but Russia have been under the protectorate of the United States. It is not necessary to recall the Arab Spring, the seizure of Afghanistan, or the rapprochement of trade and economic relations with China to see the obvious links with American democracy.

It remains only to properly furnish everything in the information field, and such a solution already exists.

There is an application that is designed to protect the user from "unreliable" sources of information. Microsoft's NewsGuard program evaluates different media by nine criteria and marks them in green, yellow or red. American media, as a rule, receives a green label, despite the confirmed facts of distribution of false and unverified information. At the same time, the app considers RT "unreliable," although the project representatives could not give an exhaustive answer to the channel’s request for an explanation.

Now with regards to the question itself, Forbes wrote a loud-talking article titled "Venezuela's Opposition Is Playing With Fire."

Not to say that Venezuela is a country with a rich economic position, and not to say that the arrival of the pretender Juan Guido will make the situation better. Forbes writes:

"Venezuela is in the grip of one of the world's 58 episodes of hyperinflation. Hyperinflation occurs when the monthly inflation rate exceeds 50%/mo. for at least 30 consecutive days. Of the 58 episodes of hyperinflation, Venezuela's inflation rate is middling: it ranks as the 23rd most severe episode. Today, I measured Venezuela's annual rate of inflation at 132,743%/yr. (see the chart below). This contrasts sharply with the National Assembly's lying statistic of 1,698,488%/yr. for December 2018 and the IMF's absurd forecast of 10,000,000%/yr. for December 2019."

But is it really that bad if the country lives, has huge potential in the oil field, allied support from the East (Russia, for example) and remains independent from others? Then at one point, the United States under the Guido auspices infiltrated the country and announced the change of the current regime.

It's no secret that the American media is the mouthpiece of power and propaganda.

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"It is clear that the number one problem facing any new government in Venezuela will be to crush hyperinflation. If a new government solves the hyperinflation problem, it will gain immediate credibility. Then, it will be able to proceed to clean up the mess created during the Chavez-Maduro years," says the Forbes article.

But this is a long-known method for promoting its regime that is pleasing to the US. The three main aspects in the case of Venezuela that the media highlights are corruption, nepotism (including Maduro's distribution of ports, of which there are only five in Venezuela), and drug trafficking.

Without going into details, the main drug supply comes from Mexico and Colombia, or from Colombia through Mexico. There is now and then information in the media that the US Special Services needed houses to explode in the US in order to suppress freedom of speech. But there was another goal: drugs. During the NATO peace operation in Afghanistan, drug trafficking has increased tenfold, and 90% of cocaine came from this country. Moreover, Afghanistan is not the first: There were Colombia, Nicaragua and the countries of the Golden Triangle. Everywhere was the same story: The communists come to power, civil war begins, there are conditions for drug trafficking...

Suppose there is an international сonvention that prohibits the cultivation of any plant. In addition, this herb cultivation is prohibited by the laws of all countries.

As the herb is prohibited, the demand for it is great, especially among young people, and the supply is limited. Therefore, a prohibited plant or products made from it are very expensive, and anyone who can trade it in large quantities will get rich.

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It is impossible to grow such a plant on the territory of a civilized state on an industrial scale -- you cannot hide huge plantations, and even if the state itself does this, there may be various complications, from voters quarreling to international sanctions.

Therefore, it's necessary to build a territory operated by bandits and beyond the reach of international laws and sanctions. These thugs in their gang territory can do absolutely anything.

The Special Services will help the bandits to seize the territory for the cultivation of prohibited plants, they will have this plant or processed product to buy, transport them to another country that wants them, and then resell for ten times the price.

And if some dealers of the forbidden plant want to buy it from bandits-producers independently, without intermediaries, intelligence services will simply arrive under the law, and will lead resolute fight against the competitors -- as with violators of the law. As Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles said, "For my friends support and insight, for my enemies the law."

You probably already understand that that’s about drugs.

It all started back in 1950. American scientist, specialist in the history of Southeast Asia, and professor of the University of Wisconsin Alfred W. McCoy wrote the book The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia. In this book, William McCoy explored the history of drug trafficking in the so-called Golden Triangle -- the border areas of Burma (present-day Myanmar), Laos and Thailand.

These territories were controlled by various freedom fighters -- at first they were Chinese from the Kuomintang party led by General Li Wenhuang, who retreated from China to the territory of Burma and Laos, and fought with the army of Chinese Communists; later there were Burmese separatists led by Kung Sa, who sought independence for the Shan tribe, and fought with the Burmese government forces; the group of Lao General Ratticon, who fought with the Lao Communists; Thai Communists who fought with Thai government forces.

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In short, the golden triangle was almost a complete analogue of the later Afghanistan -- no laws are in force and huge territories are controlled by freedom fighters led by field commanders. And everybody grows opium poppy, and then they make heroin out of it.

The conflict over opium plantations led to the freedom fighters from the golden triangle fighting among themselves and reaching large-scale hostilities that went down in history as the Opium War of 1967.

According to William McCoy, the CIA began to set contacts with drug dealers from the golden triangle in 1950. The CIA supplied them with weapons, provided air transport for the export of the drug, and was engaged in laundering money received from the sale of drugs through banks controlled by the CIA.

In the 1960s-1970s the demand for drugs increased significantly with the beatniks and the hippies. Former British scout John Coleman wrote  in this regard in the book Committee of 300, also known as The Olympians, that rock music and youth subcultures were purposefully created by experts in the field of psychological warfare of the Tavistock Institute and Research Center of Science Policy to increase the demand for drugs. As a result, as Coleman writes:

"The use of substances became an integral part of daily life. This program developed by Tavistock was picked up by millions of young Americans, and the older generation began to think America was subjected to a natural social revolution, unable to understand that the changes in their children were not a spontaneous process, but the result of purely artificial influences to change the social and political life of America.

“With the advent of rock ... there has been a monstrous increase in drug use, particularly marijuana. The entire drug business was deployed under the control and management of the Research Center for Science Policy.

“Leland Bradford, Kenneth Damm and Ronald Lippert led this center, under whose highly qualified leadership have been trained many specialists in ‘New Sciences’ in order to cause people ‘shocks of the future.’ One of the main such ‘shocks’ is a sharp increase in drug use by American teenagers.”

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In addition, during the same period, the United States adopted various social security programs, such as welfare, which significantly increased the income of socially disadvantaged groups, in particular, African Americans. There was more money, but the culture remained the same; as a result, the desire to use drugs had monetary support from the state (at the expense of taxpayers). To what end?

In terms of climatic conditions, the mountain areas of the Golden Crescent at the crossroads of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan are the most suitable for opium poppy cultivation (for the production of heroin and other opiates), while the mountainous areas of Colombia, Peru, as well as the border mountain areas of Nicaragua-Honduras and Nicaragua-Costa Rica, are the most suitable for coca cultivation, for the production of cocaine.

These same areas are ideal for the climate and for the cultivation of Indian hemp. By the way, Indian hemp, contrary to the name, is most widespread in natural conditions not in India, but in Afghanistan and bordering areas of Pakistan.

Thus, in the 1960s, new activities began to introduce cultural stereotypes into the minds of young Westerners and new behaviors that contributed to the growth of drug use, and, at the same time, work began to transform the territories suitable for the mass cultivation of narcotic plants in the bandit regions controlled by warlords -- that is, drug plantations with armed guards.

Colombia and Peru were the easiest. Because of the weakness of the central government, which simply was not able to control the mountain areas and jungles, there didn’t even need to be a revolution -- it was enough to create a "guerrilla movement," which for the sake of combating imperialism would produce drugs.

Douglas Valentine also describes the relationship of the CIA with Afghan and Latin American drug traffickers in his book, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs. CIA officer George White’s words were chosen as an epigraph: "Where else can an energetic American guy lie, kill, cheat, steal, rape and Rob with the blessing of God?"

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The book The Tragedy and Valor of Afghanistan by General A. A. Lyakhovsky provides data on drug trafficking on almost all field commanders of the Mujahideen. After the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989, the civil war continued, and, along with that, the narcotic sense did not change -- the Mujahideen continued to produce heroin, and the "mediators" exported it to the United States and Europe.

The Taliban, which seized power in Afghanistan in 1995, didn't prevent drug trafficking at first, but then the situation changed.

As reported in the already mentioned UN report "Global Illicit Drug Trends 2002," in July 2000, the Taliban banned the cultivation of opium poppy. As a result of these measures, opium poppy cultivation decreased by 91% and, consequently, heroin production decreased by the same amount.

For drug dealers from the American intelligence services, it was a disaster. And then suddenly, the attacks occurred on September 11, 2001, for which Osama bin Laden, then living in Afghanistan, was blamed. Under the pretext of catching the criminal, the US declared war with the Taliban movement, which refused to give up bin Laden, and now not Soviet, but American troops entered Afghanistan.

What is the income from drug trafficking? The exact numbers, of course, no one will name, but the order of this value can be represented.

Will the "mediators," who receive 90% of the income from drug trafficking, destroy this monetary source? They will be engaged in the imitation of rough activity to represent an irreconcilable fight against the suppliers; it is indicative to catch competitors and small distributors, but the result of the world war on drugs, which has been underway half a century already, is known to all: Tche number of addicts grows, and they continue to bring profit to very serious people.

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I would like to once again recall the words of Paul Heine: "Any society that widely uses money, almost everyone prefers to have more... The latter circumstance greatly helps to predict human behavior."

If a historical event cannot be reasonably explained, it is necessary simply to remember that these event makers are also people, and they prefer to have more money.

Coming back to the issue of Forbes' materials, it's becoming so common to look at the relentless lies of the American media.

"Trucks driven by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido nearly rammed into a blockade by security forces still loyal to embattled President Nicolas Maduro in an attempt to reach aid in Colombia," Fox News reported.

The New York Times reported that the situation on the border with Venezuela could turn into a "mortal combat." According to the publication, government forces, opened fire on Friday on demonstrators that killed two people and left a dozen people wounded: "A critical moment loomed on Saturday, when Venezuela’s opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, vowed to deliver tons of donated humanitarian aid from abroad, against the orders of President Nicolás Maduro," the New York Times reported.

"The bloodshed came as the presidents of Chile, Colombia and Paraguay flew to the Colombian border town of Cúcuta in a display of anti-Maduro resolve — and were joined by Mr. Guaidó, who defied a travel ban," the authors wrote.

I would like to once again recall the words of Paul Heine: "Any society that widely uses money, almost everyone prefers to have more... The latter circumstance greatly helps to predict human behavior."

If a historical event cannot be reasonably explained, it is necessary simply to remember that these event makers are also people, and they prefer to have more money.

Coming back to the issue of Forbes' materials, it's becoming so common to look at the relentless lies of the American media.

"Trucks driven by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido nearly rammed into a blockade by security forces still loyal to embattled President Nicolas Maduro in an attempt to reach aid in Colombia," Fox News reported.

The New York Times reported that the situation on the border with Venezuela could turn into a "mortal combat." According to the publication, government forces, opened fire on Friday on demonstrators that killed two people and left a dozen people wounded: "A critical moment loomed on Saturday, when Venezuela’s opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, vowed to deliver tons of donated humanitarian aid from abroad, against the orders of President Nicolás Maduro," the New York Times reported.

"The bloodshed came as the presidents of Chile, Colombia and Paraguay flew to the Colombian border town of Cúcuta in a display of anti-Maduro resolve — and were joined by Mr. Guaidó, who defied a travel ban," the authors wrote.

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It's noteworthy that operating all these phrases, which are supposed to expose the legitimate ruler Nicolas Maduro in an unsightly light, the Washington Post reports that this major operation was organized by the opposition.

That is, in fact, the impostor Guaido, who dreams of seizing power in the Bolivarian Republic to the benefit of the US, has put tens and hundreds of people in danger to then give it to them (not directly, of course, but using resources, economic tools).

Previously, he tried to shake the power of the legitimate President. When that didn’t work, out came the guns, resulting in the first victims.

However, the American side in their publications say, "the country is completely devastated," and people are just running from the Maduro regime.

Forbes finally writes, "Liberation should be coming soon for Venezuela." Is there anything to add to all of the above? It has long been known what the American media does against the background of any foreign policy activity of their country regarding meddling.

Author: USA Really