October 4th 2011
Was the “War on Terror” Really a Cover For a New American Narco-Republic?
24Supreme Court “Election” Decision on Corporate “Freedoms” a Money Laundering Bonanza
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Years ago, Michael Ruppert, a long time friend and former Los Angeles police detective, discovered the largest drug ring in history, headed by the CIA, importing tons of cocaine into American cities.
Ruppert, aided by DEA and FBI “rogue” agents still loyal to the United States, began his own war on drugs. His website, http://www.copvcia.com and publication, From the Wilderness, exist in a ghost like state.
Ruppert was threatened, fled the country to Venezuela, then to Canada, was poisoned but survived, taking two years to recover. He was the subject of this 2009 Oscar winning documentary:
Ruppert broke the drug story first, and, as you note from the video, was one of the first to note the depth of the financial crisis that is evolving as I write.
Years ago, when he traced the flood of drug money into the US, buying police, buying governments, UN controls were subverted and funds flowing into political races was limited. You could buy a crooked cop but you couldn’t buy a president, though a couple seem to have been “rented,” something we will be looking into in the coming weeks.
Thus, Americans have found themselves in a new position. They have to ask themselves this question: When is a person less than a person?
Who Unleashed the Corporate Furies Upon Us ?
At one time such discussions involved race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. Now we have one answer:
When that person is not a corporation with sufficient liquidity, be it from oil, weapons or even laundering narcotics profits, to buy political power under the wild and irresponsible definition applied by 5 Supreme Court justices.
This is more than legalizing bribery or even money laundering. It is an open admission that, not only is America not a democracy, it is no longer a republic.
The term “monarchy” implies leadership. Even “kleptocracy” implies a measure of order, though that order is, in itself, criminality.
Burning Down Around Our Heads
As pointed out by Vladimir Putin, America has become “parasitic,” not just on the world, eating resources, bullying, coercing, but it has chosen to feed off its own population and has, in that process, officially certified “humanity” as an inferior subspecies suitable for being bred as draft animals, even for food.
Corporations and those that serve them, our governments, our police forces, our military, are in symbiosis with a parasitic species that will eventually have to be eradicated if mankind is to survive.
Read the news, apply these descriptions, these definitions, this nomenclature. Is this a working hypothesis?
This is where the Supreme Court’s decision to allow unlimited corporate political contributions comes to the surface.
This 5/4 vote, with the 5 crooked judges, the ones who put Bush in office after he lost an election, the ones who continually vote away our rights, got away with something akin to murder.
Over the last few decades, an international mechanism has been put in place to control money laundering.
Money Laundering is an ‘Official’ Franchise Now
States that fail to follow rules on bank transactions, movement of cash, the endless flow of bribe money, drug money, that has bought and sold governments for centuries, have been isolated and eventually brought under control.
This left the real money laundering to intelligence agencies with their private contractors, their private air forces that move cash by the ton, the CIA and Mossad not the only ones by far, the French, the Russians, the Turks more than involved along with Pakistan’s ISI and India’s RAW.
Diplomats have laundered cash, drug money, particularly any Bush envoy and even members of congress, both House and Senate, have carried financial instruments worth hundreds of millions from nation to nation to circumvent UN conventions on money laundering.
Without such laws, there can be no free governments, no free elections.
Then the US Supreme Court did a very strange thing. It decided that corporations could send unlimited money on elections as part of their “free speech’ as “individuals.”
There is nothing in the Constitution that establishes corporations or gives them rights over normal humans. In fact, a corporation can now be the most powerful person in America if not one stockholder is American and the corporation has only one “registered agent” in the US, and even he doesn’t have to be an American citizen.
Did the Supreme Court Destroy Our Republic ?
What isn’t said is this: The Supreme Court decision fully circumvents UN conventions on money laundering. Any normal legal controls that would prevent the movement of bribe money, drug cash by the billions, is now considered, according to US law as “protected speech.”
Yes, the Supreme Court made corporations “people.” It also turned “money” into “speech.”
This is how corporations talk and any attempt to enforce international laws is now, by US law, an infringement on the “free speech” of corporations.
So if a dictator somewhere or a drug baron, cares to buy congress, and, I assure you, they already have, the FBI can do nothing.
There can be no investigations, Interpol can’t be involved, the UN can’t stop it, no international court has authority, as it does in every other nation.
American criminals are now, not only above the law, they constitute our government itself.
Was America Raped ?
The driving force behind this change was the need to provide “political expression” for the $80 billion dollars of drug money flowing out of Afghanistan.
This money would no longer be secure unless 100,000 US troops was there to provide security for the drug production, aided by 100,000 more private contractors, all paid for by the US government.
It is the same government that is now bought by that same money as carefully arranged by 5 members of the US Supreme Court carefully appointed for this purpose and others.
Those others include sitting silently by American leaders become war criminals, invasions, kidnappings, torture, constitutional rights violated, habeas corpus suspended, and not one word from the Supreme Court because Justices like Clarence Thomas, ducking impeachment for financial issues for years, are allowed to run our government, a front for the drug barons.
Massive incontrovertible evidence now indicates that the Bush Administration, at some point, recognized drug revenue as a powerful political tool to control America and much of the world. Working off the “Bush I” model, the Iran/Contra drug cartels, at some point, perhaps as early as 2002, America went “rope-a-dope” on the War on Terror and guarding our southern border with Mexico and “full speed ahead” with flooding the world with narcotics.
Whether you believe Afghanistan was involved in 9/11 or are a part of the ever increasing numbers who view 9/11 as a Bush conspiracy, one fact is inexorable.
Who Did the Supreme Court Put Under the Gun ?
America has built the largest drug empire imaginable in Afghanistan, not just “looking the other way,” but spending millions on improving opium harvests and building a heroin processing industry.
American military and intelligence resources have been used to distribute drugs worldwide and handle tens of billions of dollars in narco-profits.
The US Supreme Court went as far as to, by a 5/4 margin, as is so often the case, legalize drug profits to be flooded into the American political system.
The “corporations” given unrestricted rights to “donate” to campaigns are doing so with laundered drug money, now approaching a billion dollars an election cycle, buying, not just members of congress but governors as well, invariably Republicans for some reason.
The numbers themselves are staggering. Between 60 and 80 billion dollars in heroin is now produced in Afghanistan, distributed worldwide, trucked into Russia, flown to Europe and America.
At the same time, America’s border with Mexico sits open, for a decade now, 8 years of Bush administration partnering with the Mexican drug cartels, trucking narcotics across America with full continuity into the Obama administration through the Department of Homeland Security, CIA and Pentagon.
Another Narco Victim Down – Many More to Follow
It isn’t like anyone doubts this. We talk of 30 million illegal aliens but not of the truckloads and planeloads of drugs that enter the US every day.
Fleets of vehicles distribute narcotics across the US, to municipalities whose police, whose courts, whose local governments are increasingly being paid, not just to look the other way, but to fully participate.
Yet all we see is a half dozen photos of Marines walking through poppy fields in Afghanistan, not the dirt cheap heroin that children in Americas schools can buy on the playground.
In fact, there is no reporting of any of this at all, not even in the midst of the “Operation Fast and Furious” scandal where Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Agency were caught arming cartels with weapons used against American law enforcement personnel.
The real findings from “Fast and Furious” were more than guns, but one of the dozens of times law enforcement stumbled over the mechanism of America’s narcotics driven economy. When is the last time you heard about the “War on Drugs?”
The answer is simple. America changed sides. Talk to your children about drugs, how cheap they are, how easy to buy.
Then take a good long look at your government, your police, your courts, your judges and prosecutors and the gang in Washington. How serious is the drug problem in America? Why isn’t it being reported anymore? Who has that kind of power? Why the silence?
Not the Fields of Glory From the War Poem
Think money, enough money to buy anyone, anywhere. Where do you think the mysterious millions come from that pay for our elections.
It used to cost $10 million to run a presidential campaign. Now some members of congress in rural areas, nearly unopposed, spend that and more.
Our last congressional election cost $1.2 billion and nobody knows where that money came from and nobody can ask.
Asking is now illegal.
Tracking down money, bribes, drug money, it doesn’t matter, kickbacks from crooked banks, part of the trillions stolen by defense contractors, “following the money,” as long as some of that money is paid to politicians is now a violation of “free speech.”
In fact, with a little checking, there are very few crimes that have not been “legalized” for corporations, for members of the government. They are all above the law. They can’t be sued, only those that speak up can be arrested but are usually murdered.
Now, sometimes, out of “kindness,” the drug barons simply remove them from office using a flood of cash sent into the US with the help of the Supreme Court.
If you think any of this is made up, find a law enforcement official and send this to him.
Ask if it is possible to investigate corporate campaign donations, even if it is knowingly drug money.
October 4, 2011 – 9:38 am
From the article: Massive incontrovertible evidence now indicates that the Bush Administration, at some point, recognized drug revenue as a powerful political tool to control America and much of the world.
The Bush White House was controlled and operated by AIPAC. A Zionist plot?
From the article: or are a part of the ever increasing numbers who view 9/11 as a Bush conspiracy.
Brian: Bush couldn’t go to the bathroom without the approval from a Jewish Zionist. I think Bush still doesn’t know Israel did 911.
I’d like to read the reaction of high level managers of the unnecessary Homeland Security to this article.
October 4, 2011 – 10:16 am
Bush once did an IQ test at Yale and scored 97. He thought there must be a mistake so re took it. And scored 95. The guy is a RETARD.
October 4, 2011 – 7:45 pm
George Bush was NEVER part of the problem… he was one of the disastrous consequences of the problem!
Reply Gordon Duff
October 4, 2011 – 10:04 am
You are giving Bush too much credit. I am not sure he ever got “straight” during his entire presidency.
October 4, 2011 – 10:13 am
Gordon, going a step further, and assuming those apocalyptic murals at the Denver Airport weren’t put there for the fun of it all, what do you make of that one mural in which mostly youthful, female figures representing the new, feminized man-kind are worshipfully gathered round a luminous, genetic plant or generative motif with an emergent dove? I think you wrote an article some time ago about the CIA having manufactured an abulia-inducing additive to vaccines which they were going to experiment with on Afghan tribesmen. Maybe narcotics are the least of our worry.
Reply Truth Seeker
October 4, 2011 – 10:38 am
I think it was an interview with John Perkins who laid out the history of Corporations in the US. Prior to the 1870’s Corporations had to register with the Government for a charter (usually 10-20 years) and at the end of the charter, they were reviewed and ended if they no longer served the public or possibly extended if the projects like (Railroads, Dams and Infrastructure stuff) was not completed. But our dear old friend John D. Rockefeller (creator of the world’s mythological history) didn’t want to answer to governments regarding his business dealings and bribed Delaware and New Jersey into accepting lots of money in taxes in exchange for Corporate Personhood and were licensed to no longer serve the public. Big things happened between the late 1850 up till 1871 which laid a lot of the groundwork for Modern Corporations and as a result allowed for Industrialist like Morgan, Rockefeller & Gould to manipulate the banking system (gold and banking panics) which paved the way for the federal reserve (central banking) and our current tax system.
So when they are protesting on Wall Street be sure to consider repealing the corporate laws (protections) that are just as dangerous and central banking. They all do it behind closed doors with total anonymity and accountability to no one but themselves.
Let’s start to demand some Sunshine Laws on Corporations and Banking to see if they are really so innocent as they led the public to believe.
October 4, 2011 – 10:55 am
True enough. And “corporate personhood” goes back to the Rockefeller era railroad barons who convinced the government that railroads were “persons” and therefore entitled to free land under various policies and acts like the Homestead Act. There’s a famous Supreme Court case about this that I can’t remember the name of.
October 4, 2011 – 3:04 pm
Real eye opening article. Excellent work uncovering Truth.
Santa Clara county versus southern pacific railroad is used as the authority to grant corporate personhood but if you read the actual decision you will see that all they ruled on was a simple tax jurisdiction case.
The Santa Clara decision is flawed. The question of corporate personhood was never argued before the court. The following links explain why it is a sham from the word go.
This is the text of the 1886 Supreme Court decision granting corporations the same rights as living persons under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Quoting from David Korten’s The Post-Corporate World, Life After Capitalism (pp.185-6):
In 1886, . . . in the case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a private corporation is a person and entitled to the legal rights and protections the Constitutions affords to any person. Because the Constitution makes no mention of corporations, it is a fairly clear case of the Court’s taking it upon itself to rewrite the Constitution.
Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property.
Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.
They are both used to subjugate an individual’s rights.
October 4, 2011 – 3:07 pm
consider submitting your own version of this
brush up on aspects of current trends in international controls on money laundering
i come from banking…where certain aspects of this are more than obvious
your additions are appreciated
October 4, 2011 – 3:48 pm
The way I understand the mechanics of money laundering under the citizens united decision, the names of donors to a 501 (c) (3) political action committee must be made public; however, the PAC sets up a related 501 (c) (4) entity which does not require public disclosure of donors and the PAC simply lists the affiliated 501 (c) (4) as the donor.
The Franklin Coverup by John DeCamp came to mind when reading this article. VT does not back down.
October 4, 2011 – 3:58 pm
If you choose to clean up your history may I suggest the work of Barefoot Bob Hardison who spent decades lecturing about the US Legal system and its true function…
A good start is the US change from Common Law to Admiralty Law that is the international law of big business, banking and economics.
Perhaps a full ratification of the missing 13th Amendment will be in order when Wall Street and congress start to show fear in their eyes.
The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment To The Constitution For The United States
“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”
October 4, 2011 – 11:01 am
This is off topic but the date is coming up and a lot people who read Gordon’s articles enjoy alternative theories. Gordon I hope you don’t mind my putting this in the comment section of your article. I wonder if Captain May is going to put out a terror alert for 11/11/11.
It’s probably a million to one shot but I wonder if a major false flag might be initiated on 11/11/11. The Freemasons and the Mossad seem to be fascinated with occult numerical significance.
Aleister Crowley — Initiated to the highest levels of Freemasonry and high priest of the Golden Dawn, said: Crowley wrote many volumes of occult works detailing his dark vision of the future.
The number 11 is the number most important to Aleister Crowley. He learned of the symbolic meaning of the number from his research into the occult in the later part of the nineteenth century. As a member of the quasi-Masonic magical group The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he was exposed to writings of the groups founders. William Wynn Westcott, one of the original organizers of the Golden Dawn, refers to the number eleven in his book Numbers: Their Occult Powers and Mystic Virtue:
“Upon the Number Eleven. This seems to have been the type of number with a evil reputation among all peoples. The Kabbalists contrasted it with the perfection of the Decad, (10) and just as the Sephirotic number is the form of all good things, so eleven is the essence of all that is sinful, harmful and imperfect; with the Ten Sephiroth they contrasted the Eleven Averse Sephiroth, symbols of destruction, violence, defeat, and death.”
Aleister Crowley wrote about the number 11 frequently, and emphasized it’s importance as shown below:
“Firstly”, 11 is the number of Magick in itself. It is therefore suitable to all types of operation. “Secondly”, it is the sacred number par excellence of the new Aeon. As it is written in the Book of the Law: …11, as all their numbers who are of us.”
Read about occult numerical significance of major terrorist events. It’s very interesting, it includes information about 911.
Reply Skulz Fontaine
October 4, 2011 – 11:19 am
God damn the pusher man! Shoot him where he stands. If one has never been caught up in the cocaine/heroin hell-on-earth, well, you have no idea.
I’m proud to say that I’m clean 18 years and 8 months today. Wasn’t easy either. I hold NO sympathy for the drug nor for those that would profit from the evil it is. Shoot the bastards where they stand and ALL the seditious politicians that make profit off the misery.
October 4, 2011 – 12:52 pm
plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. “the more things change, the more they remain the same”
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) Re the Petition of Right
And a kingdom can never be well governed where unskillful and unfitting men are placed in great offices and hold the great offices of the kingdom.
No state can subsist of himself in an honorable estate except it has 3 things.
First, free ability to support itself for his own necessaries and defense against
any sudden invasion.
Secondly, that it must be able to aid his allies and foreign friends.
Thirdly, to reward his well-deserving servants. The ordinary to be discharged
by the ordinary.
The causes of defect [are] not for want of income, but through the ill or-
dering of it, which grows either by wasting or surcharging it. And therefore
the remedy must be accordingly There is medicina removens and medicina
renovans.14 He moves to have a committee to recollect the heads for memorials,
which are great enemies to the revenue of the crown whereof fraud is one and
instances what hurt it does in the customs. The officers bought their offices
dear and they wink at the merchant. And then to make up all, there must be
a medium and so the farmers grow rich. How is it else that he that was but
a broken merchant lately, by farming the customs awhile, is now become worth
40 to 50,000 l.
Another is new-invented offices with large fees. 12 Edw.4, a complaint of
the like nature for an office of Surveyor of the Brewer[s] with a large fee. And
old offices with new fees [and new offices with new fees] to be repealed as by
the law they may be with the love of the people and honor and profit of the
King. President of York to cease, president of Wales to cease; they are both
needless charges for the people who had rather to live under the government
of the common laws. The western men had the same honor as may appear
by the statute of 32 Hen.8, but they desired to be governed by the common
laws and to shake off that honor. Another not to monopolize offices singula
officia singulis teneantur sicut judices,15 every officer to live off his office and
not to beg other things.
October 4, 2011 – 12:55 pm
The “war on terror”, i.e., the temporally, geographically, legally, politically and morally unbounded, forceful assertion of government authority, which is of course the calculated result of 9/11, is the vehicle being used by our Jewish supremacist Masters to overturn what was left of “the rule of law” and establish an aggressive Judeo-fascist dictatorship which seeks to bring the whole world under its control.
Since the Judeo-fascist dictatorship is not concerned with governance per se, and can only thrive in an atmosphere of complete corruption, naturally it facilitates all manner of other crimes; e.g., financial scandals, drug running, corporate recklessnes and plunder, etc.
October 4, 2011 – 1:46 pm
By the way, thumbs up to whoever, perhaps Jim Dean, or perhaps a small group of volunteers who take the time to find excellent photographs and place them in the articles. The captions are also good. Rumor has it Gaddafi has his girl bodyguards copy and paste the VT wonderful Gaddafi photos into his online scrapbook. $200 and a firm handshake per photograph.
Reply Gordon Duff
October 4, 2011 – 2:03 pm
gaddafi promised me a new car
Jim W. Dean
October 4, 2011 – 6:23 pm
A car ???…Damn !!! I’m only getting a motor scooter !!! …but it’s a nice one.
October 4, 2011 – 6:24 pm
Why, in a country, where 60-some percent of the population self-identifies as Protestant, are nine — 75% — of the Supreme Court “Justices” Roman Catholic and three — 25% — Jews?
October 4, 2011 – 6:31 pm
Why, in a country where citizens own powerful hunting rifles with scopes, are the five Supreme Court “Justices” who selected, in 2000, George W. Bush as President of the United States, still alive?
Likewise, why are the five, who ruled in favor of the unlimited rights of the artificial persons called corporations, still alive?
October 4, 2011 – 6:39 pm
As usually usual, Duff, great article and even greater comments. The whole damn world is awakening, but most importantly for us ‘Merikans, many of our compatriots are. It could get ruff in a little while, as so many have been so dumb for so long, and without all of the information, many could get caught in the crossfire. I think Rumsfeld said it best, and I paraphrase, “Democracy can be untidy, sometimes,” ha ha! I’d just bet it’s gonna get REAL untidy for his ass!
On a slightly different level, but one that I would love VT to undertake, religion is a subject that needs to be addressed here. I know it is “untidy” to discuss, but the fact of the matter is that organized religions have been the root cause of 100% of the war, famine, murder, terror, rape, misgivings, misunderstandings, blah, blah, blah for the last 5000 years. This will not be a popular thing for me to say, but I will just say it. God(s), yours, mine, Islam’s, Judea’s, Catholic’s, Christian’s, Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, et al, are NON EXISTENT. You have been lied to, as were your parents and theirs and theirs, etc.. Grow up and put your Big-boy pants on. There IS NO GOD. It is a control mechanism and the so-called word of GOD is nothing but the words of psycopathic leaders from 2000 years ago using their best scribes to promote the necessary “fear” to keep their minions under precise and absolute control. They never DREAMED that they could keep it going THIS long. Cast off the chains of this useless mechanism and embrace humanity. Trust yourself and what you’ve ALWAYS suspected about yourself. YES! It is true. WE ARE ALL THE SAME. And we also have ALL been manipulated with completely FALSE history and FALSE religion and FALSE education and FALSE leaders and FALSE science and FALSE geography ad FALSE physics and FALSE economics and on and on.
I hope you get the picture. Our lives are lies and our country is an even BIGGER lie. WE ARE THE BAD GUY! I’m sorry to be the messenger, but ’tis true and history will bare me out. We ARE the evil empire that we hate so much, and don’t even realize it…yet. We will shortly.
October 4, 2011 – 9:16 pm
Be careful Thruthman, my extensive research over the years shows there is a higher power, you can also use the terms Creative Force or Intelligent Force. Just look at the complexity of the human body or ecosystems. Life down here didn’t happen by chance there has to be a guiding force. No the higher power is not confined in a silly human body, the higher power is the entire universe or whatever you want to call it.
If you deny the existence of the creative force you can get yourself in big trouble when you leave this life and go to an awful level. At a minimum be open minded.
Read some Edgar Caye inspired books including Many Mansions by Gina Cerminera. Many Mansions doesn’t provide the proof that Cayce had access to the Universal Mind but it’s a great book about Karma and reincarnation. There are other sources of evidence beside Cayce. The evidence of a Creative Force is overwhelming.
Read this amazing article, based on the Edgar Caye readings. Google Edgar Cayce on Human Origins near death
October 4, 2011 – 9:18 pm
Here is the link: http://www.near-death.com/experiences/cayce03.html
October 4, 2011 – 6:45 pm
Why do you think the Shah was taken down by the Carter Administration? Didn’t follow orders on opium or oil.
October 4, 2011 – 7:19 pm
The pioneering investigative reporting that disclosed the onset of the CIA-cocaine epidemic was done by Gary Webb and reported in the San Jose Mercury News. Look up his “Dark Alliance” articles online. Ruppert has many axes to grind, each timely. We placed Webb’s articles online and enjoyed a good email exchange until he suprisingly suicided – when his first bullet to the head didn’t polish him quickly enough he thoughtfully fired a second shot into his own head. Remarkable. Gary Webb deserves to be remembered. He was villified by his own industry but exonerated post mortem. The media bastards.
October 4, 2011 – 10:01 pm
Nobody even bats an eyelash anymore that our own Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was, and still is, the most accomplished drug money laundrywoman of all time, and to think she owes it all to Slick Willy, (the killinest cokehead and rootin-tootin toot pusher in unrecorded history), is a real snort. Why, it’s enough to make ol’ Poppy Bush blush with pride.