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RussiaToday — June 07, 2010 — On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk, he asks his guests whether de-criminalizing illegal drugs is the real solution to the "war on drugs".
Would the the main banks in the US fail if there wasn't a global CIA heroin and cocaine smuggling ring? Would there be two wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan? Would the US Constitution still be valid? Maybe this post will answer those questions:
In 1980, there were 500,000 inmates in the US. Today there is 2.3 million. The US has 25 percent of the world's population of inmates. These statistics were obtained by listening to an expert in the above video recite the numbers. It is almost at the end of the video.
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There is a view that the CIA controls many nations.
1. One example is New Zealand, whose former prime minister David Lange died in mysterious circumstances. (David Lange says US threatened to kill him.)
And, at times, Indonesia, Ecuador and many more (The CIA's control of countries around the world)
Japan may be another example.
Japan's prime minister has resigned after failing to move a US base
In June 2010, his replacement, Naoto Kan, promised close ties with Washington. (Kan pledges closer ties with US)
Sarkozy of France and Merkel of Germany are said to be working for the CIA. (SARKOZY AND THE CIA / Angela Merkel of the CIA?)
American Luke Coffey works for US Defence Secretary Liam Fox
2. Meanwhile, in the UK, we learn from The Sunday Times, 6 June 2010, that the UK Defence Minister lets a US 'mole' roam the Ministry of Defence
UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox (Fox dismisses gay smears ) has Luke Coffey, a man with links to the CIA, as a special adviser.
Liam Fox is said to want the UK to buy American, rather than British, military equipment.
Luke Coffey runs the London branch of an American think tank called Censa (Council for Emerging National Security Affairs).
At least a quarter of the members listed on its website have been in the CIA or other American intelligence agencies.
Luke Coffey has been issued with a pass giving him access to all areas of the Ministry of Defence.
3. The Americans seem to have very strong links to certain UK politicians and people in the military.
The Sunday Herald discovered that about half the parliamentary questions tabled by Lord Moonie, the former UK defence minister, 'relate to areas of commercial interest to US-based Northrop Grumman Corporation.'
Moonie has been a consultant to Northrop Grumman IT.
Moonie has been accused of being one of four Labour lords ready to accept money in return for helping amend legislation. Moonie, 61, said he would make introductions in return for £30,000 a year. - Cash for questions: new row over Scottish lord’s £30k deal
4. According to Private Eye (UK), August 2005:
Sir Robert Walmsley, former head of UK defence procurement, procured himself a job as director of US arms firm the EDO Corporation.
Admiral lord Boyce, the chief of the UK defence staff who retired in 2003, became an adviser to the American Computer Sciences Corporation in 2004. Boyce told Private Eye that he advised CSC on its bid for a £6 billion defence contract.
"Sir Clive Whitmore, the Ministry of Defence's top civil servant at the time of the monster and totally corrupt al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia, shares his Directorship of NM Rothschild with the Old Harrovian Charles Guthrie." - Lord Guthrie supporting the Military Industrial complex ... and Israel
Brown, agent of the CIA?
5. Britain's leaders all seem to work for the CIA.
"When Gordon Brown was a student at the University of Edinburgh… the young Labour and anti-apartheid activist was handed a list by an individual known to be a top CIA agent based in Britain.
"On the list were the names of a number of British socialists and anti-apartheid activists. Although Brown was said not to have known of his American contact's intelligence ties at the time, the British intelligence sources revealed that Brown has been on the CIA's payroll ever since he took possession of the list." - Columns: 'Washington watch' by Tumbler Prospect Magazine July ...
6. Many of Britian's top companies have disappeared or been taken over.
BP may be next.
"The most startling takeover target of the year will be BP, which will attract interest from Exxon Mobil... With the crude oil price falling to its lowest level since the 1990s, BP will be historically cheap by most measures..." - After a year of shocks, prepare for more in 2009
7. Britain's military now appears to be run by the Pentagon and Britain's nuclear missiles are American-controlled. - Anger as Britain secretly sells off its stake in Aldermaston ...
8. The CIA seems to be able to control Britain's police and courts, when it suits them. - LOCKERBIE BOMBING EVIDENCE 'PLANTED' - Mail on Sunday 21 December 2008
Victor Rothschild worked for the British security services. Was he also working for Mossad?
9. In 1965 Angleton, and President Johnson, decided to commission a report on Britain's secret services.
This report recommended sending more spies to Britain.
It seemed that the CIA was going to treat Britain like Indonesia or Pakistan.
In order to ensure that there was an elite which would support US interests, the CIA would try to gain control of MI5 and MI6, use dirty tricks to get rid of anti-American politicians, and place pro-American puppets into positions of power.
In 1996, in the Guardian, Martin Kettle suggested that New Labour was all about Britain being in with the Americans.
10. In a talk to Labour Party branches in 1996, Robin Ramsay (Lobster Magazine) pointed out some interesting links between New labour and the USA:
Jonathan Powell, Blair's top man in Downing Street, used to work in Britain's Washington embassy and is suspected by some of having been our spook liaising with the CIA.
Former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband is the son of a Jewish Marxist.
Top Blair aide David Milliband did a degree at the USA's MIT and Brown's top aid Edward Balls went to Harvard.
Gordon Brown spent his holidays in the library at Harvard.
The US encouraged large numbers of Labour MPs to take free trips to America (Israel also invited a large number of Labour MPs to Israel).
In 1986 Tony Blair went on a US-sponsored trip to America and came back a supporter of the nuclear deterrent.
In 1993 Blair attended a Bilderberg Group meeting (secretive right wing organisation) and not long afterwards became Labour leader.
Four of the Blair cabinet were members of the Anglo-American elite group the British American Project; three of the Blair cabinet attended Bilderberg meetings.
Peter Mandelson become Chair of British Youth Council which began as the British section of the World Assembly of Youth, which was set up and financed by MI6 and then taken over by the CIA in the 1950s.
And the unions?
According to Ramsay: "The CIA also ran the anti-communist international trade union movement, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the ICFTU...
By the mid 1950s nearly a quarter of the TUC's annual budget was going to the ICFTU, a CIA operation.
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BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill
The chief executive of BP sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse.
Tony Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst, causing an environmental disaster.
Mr Hayward, whose pay package is £4 million a year, then paid off the mortgage on his family’s mansion in Kent, which is estimated to be valued at more than £1.2 million.
There is no suggestion that he acted improperly or had prior knowledge that the company was to face the biggest setback in its history.
His decision, however, means he avoided losing more than £423,000 when BP’s share price plunged after the oil spill began six weeks ago.
Since he disposed of 223,288 shares on March 17, the company’s share price has fallen by 30 per cent. About £40 billion has been wiped off its total value. The fall has caused pain not just for BP shareholders, but also for millions of company pension funds and small investors who have money held in tracker funds.
The spill, which has still not been stemmed, has caused a serious environmental crisis and is estimated to cost BP up to £40 billion to clean up.
There was growing confidence yesterday that a new cap placed over the well was stemming the oil flow. An estimated three million litres a day had been pouring into the sea off the coast of Louisiana since the April 20 explosion, damaging marine life.
The crisis has enraged US politicians, with President Obama yesterday forced to cancel a trip to Indonesia amid a row over the White House’s response.
Mr Hayward, whose position is thought to be under threat, risked further fury by continuing plans to pay out a dividend to investors next month.
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