Privatized Prisons and the Capitalist Drug Syndicate



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"The drug war has become the major vehicle of militarization in Latin America. It's a vehicle funded and driven by the U.S. government and fueled by a combination of false morals, hypocrisy and a lot of cold, hard fear. The so called 'war on drugs' is really a war on people, especially youth, women, indigenous peoples and dissidents. The drug war has become the main way for the Pentagon to occupy and control countries at the expense of whole societies and many, many lives."
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      In previous studies we've seen that the international capitalist cabal assaults both foreign nations and peoples and also American workers and institutions. In this essay, we'll examine another of their demonic assaults: reaping obscene profits through incarcerating American workers in their privatized prisons, persons who have been lured into drug use by their global drug syndicate.

International Capitalist Cabal Aggression
Assaults on Other
Nations and Peoples
Assaults on American
Workers and Institutions
Criminal Cabal World
Dominance
Oil Imperialism Dollar
Imperialism
Worker Destitution Economic Cannibalism Fascist Capitalism Class Warfare
Vulture Capitalism Barbaric Annihilation World Depression World Empire Civil War Brainwashing Americans American Totalitarianism Military Dictatorship
Cabal Economic War Iraq War

Bushs' War

War Profiteering

Global Economic Exploitation Looting Social Security Wall Street Scam 9/11 Background

Cabal Complicity
Destroying American Soldiers
 Privatized Prisons and the Global Drug Syndicate 


      We begin with two seemingly unrelated stories breaking in May, 2008:

Privatized Prisons Global Drug Trade

A once ailing private-prison
sector is now a revenue maker

Marines ignore Taliban cash
crop to not upset Afghan locals
  What's the connection between privatized prisons and the global drug syndicate?  

The Demonic Cabal, through its Obama con-man,
operates a global drug syndicate.

Over 40 percent of America's 2.3 million prison
inmates are jailed on nonviolent drug related crimes!


America As a Prison Society

      According to the Justice Department, 7 million people--or one in every 32 adults--are either incarcerated, on parole or probation or under some other form of state or local supervision. One out of every 100 Americans is now in prison!

      In 1970 Congress created the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse to carry out a study and then propose a new drug law. Its official report favored discouraging the use of marijuana, but recommended de-criminalizing it. The recommendation was denounced in 1973 by President Nixon who proclaimed a national War on Drugs. Congress passed legislation giving the same severe jail time for the milder cannabis as for the sale or possession of cocaine and heroin. This remains the foundation of current drug law.

      Thirty-seven million, or one out of every six Americans, regularly use emotion controlling medical drugs. The users are mostly women. The pushers are doctors; the suppliers are pharmaceutical companies; the profits are stupendous. In the U.S. as of 2003 there were more than 125,000 alcohol-related deaths a year, 473,000 die prematurely from tobacco-related illnesses--53,000 of these are nonsmokers--while not a single one of the 31,450,000 marijuana users dies because of their use of this benign plant.

According to the prestigious European medical journal, The Lancet, "The smoking of cannabis, even long-term, is not harmful to health. ... It would be reasonable to judge cannabis as less of a threat ... than alcohol or tobacco."

      The focus of the drug war in the United States has shifted significantly over the past two decades from hard drugs to marijuana, which now accounts for nearly half of all drug arrests nationwide, according to an analysis of federal crime statistics released in 2005.

      A study of FBI data by a Washington-based think tank, the Sentencing Project, found that the proportion of heroin and cocaine cases plummeted from 55 percent of all drug arrests in 1992 to less than 30 percent 10 years later. During the same period, marijuana arrests rose from 28 percent of the total to 45 percent. Today in fifteen states, for a nonviolent marijuana-related offense, you could be sentenced to life in prison without parole, while the national average sentence for murder is six to eight years.

      Enforcing marijuana prohibition costs taxpayers an estimated $10 billion annually and results in the arrest of more than 829,000 individuals per year--far more than the total number of arrestees for all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Of those charged with marijuana violations, approximately 89 percent, 738,915 Americans were charged with possession only. The remaining 90,710 individuals were charged with "sale/manufacture," a category that includes all cultivation offenses, even those where marijuana was being grown for personal or medical use. In past years, roughly 30 percent of those arrested were age 19 or younger. More of our population is now behind bars for marijuana offenses than in any other time in our history.

      The US Sentencing Commission reports that only 5.5% of all federal crack cocaine defendants and 11% of all federal drug defendants are "high-level" dealers. The rest are low-level operatives and those caught "possessing." In most cases they're from society's least advantaged and poor, and most of them are black. These convenient targets create a ready supply of bodies to fill prison cells as part of the plan to remove the unwanted from the streets and create a profitable new growth industry at the same time.

Private Prison Profits

      Revenues in the private prison corporations passed the $1 billion mark in 1998 and is now closing in on $2 billion. Two companies dominate the privatized incarceration industry--Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, formerly known as Wackenhut Corrections. These two companies control 75 percent of the for-profit incarceration market--and make huge donations to Cabal lackeys.

      Private prison companies remain profitable by supporting political accomplices and supporting strict sentencing laws and tough-on-crime legislation. To maintain profits, corporate-owned prisons need a steady flow of inmates. Mandatory minimum sentences, life terms for "three strikes," and sentencing juveniles as adults results in growing prison populations and obscene profits.

      In 1987, the states collectively spent $10.6 billion of their general funds--their primary pool of discretionary tax dollars--on corrections. In 2007, the states spent more than $44 billion, a 315 percent jump, data from the National Association of State Budget Officers show. Adjusted to 2007 dollars, the increase was 127 percent. Over the same period, adjusted spending on higher education rose just 21 percent.

      At the start of 2008, the American penal system held more than 2.3 million adults. China (with 4 times the population of the U.S.) was second, with 1.5 million people behind bars, and Russia was a distant third with 890,000 inmates, according to the latest available figures. Beyond the sheer number of inmates, America also is the global leader in the rate at which it incarcerates its citizenry, outpacing nations like South Africa and Iran. In Germany, 93 people are in prison for every 100,000 adults and children. In the U.S, the rate is roughly eight times that, or 750 per 100,000.

  Obama and other cabal puppets push for increased illegal immigrant invasion of the U.S. and repressive laws in such states as Arizona, Utah, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Iowa, and Georgia result in immigrants landing in privatized prisons.

    A consortium composed of Corrections Corporation of America, the Geo Group, and the Management Training Corporation own over 200 prisons and make a profit of close to $5 billion per year.

     


The Cabal's Global Drug Crimes

      The current global drug syndicate was brought to its present height of worker destruction by George H. W. Bush when he was defacto president under Reagan and during his term as president. The drug syndicate has mushroomed under both Bill Clinton and Bush II and continues under the Obama con-man.

     On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and gravely wounded as he was leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel after addressing a labor convention. Reagan was the man who stood in the way of Vice President George W. Bush becoming President. For the remainder of Reagan's term, Bush was the de facto president. The would-be assassin was John W. Hinckley Jr., who had strange ties to the Bush family. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity on June 21, 1982 and later placed in a minimum security mental facility.

     On November 13, 1986, the Reagan administration confirmed a flood of worldwide reports that it indeed had been sending Iran weapons--against both United States law and official policy--for some time. The arms deal was reportedly organized and carried out by a "crisis management" group within the 46-member National Security Council staff. In addition to Robert McFarlane, White House assistant, a prominent member of the team was marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, a Vietnam veteran and deputy director for political-military affairs at the Security Council.

     After invoking the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination for seven months, while conniving to get a grant of limited immunity, North finally testified before Senate and House investigating committees in July of 1987.

    "I assumed that the President was aware of what I was doing and had, through my superiors, approved," he stated.
   North claimed he'd sent five memoranda to President Bush through Admiral John Poindexter, Reagan's national security adviser, requesting permission to divert money from the Iranian arms sales to the contras, a Nicaraguan rebel group.

     North's testimony left the impression that the late director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Casey, had masterminded the financing of the contras with profits from the Iranian arms sales. Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye, presiding over the hearings, said that the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages operation was a naked attempt to create a "secret government within our government." The Senate-House investigating committee concluded that "the common ingredients of the Iran and contra policies were secrecy, deception, and disdain for the law. . . .   The ultimate responsibility for the events in the Iran-contra affair must rest with the President."

     On May 4, 1989, Oliver North was convicted in federal court on three of twelve counts against him. He was fined $150,000 and given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 1,200 hours of community service. Weinberger and North Lackeys of the cabal--like Scooter Libby and Ollie North--caught in criminal acts either spend a few months in a country club prison, receive a suspended sentence, receive an inconsequential fine, or are pardoned by the puppet president.

     On September 16, 1991, a federal judge ordered all Iran-contra charges against Oliver North dropped. And on December 24, 1991, President George W. Bush pardoned six officials charged with or convicted of misleading Congress in the investigation of the Iran-Contra affair, including North.

One of those pardoned was former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, whose trial might have revealed that Bush was not, contrary to his claim, "out of the loop" on the deal. Weinberger's notes concerning his actions as Defense Secretary under Bush I, demonstrated that Bush was definitely in the loop. Admiral John Poindexter claimed that he conferred directly with Bush about the Iran-Contra scheme. Also, Bush and his assistant Donald Gregg communicated regularly with Felix Rodriguez, the notorious ex-CIA agent at the heart of the Contra Supply operation [See Lawrence Walsh's Firewall, 1997].

     The Iran-contra affair was actually a gun-running, drug smuggling operation run out of Mena, Arkansas, under the direction of Vice President Bush. 1   Unless we can overturn a presidential decree by George W. Bush to make all previous presidential and vice presidential papers unavailable except through legal action, the elder George Bush's papers will be unavailable for review to see what criminal action was committed.

"The actions of the Reagan Administration during the Iran-Contra scandal revealed a pattern of conduct and a state of mind among important people in this administration which must be described as an American style of fascism. I would prefer to avoid that term, but it is the only one in the modern political vocabulary that adequately describes the situation."

William Pfaff, Chicago Tribune, March, 1987


     During the one-term presidency of George H. W. Bush, lawlessness extended to the point of using military force to protect Bush's criminal behavior. As Director of the CIA, Bush had hired Manuel Noriega to be his man in Panama. When General Noriega threatened to expose Bush's complicity in gun running, drug trafficking, money laundering, and other crimes, 2    a Federal court indicted Noriega on drug smuggling charges on February 5, 1988.

     On December 20, 1989, 24,000 U.S. troops attacked Panama to find Noriega and bring him back to the United States for trial. The military invasion operation, code-named "Just Cause," resulted in hundreds of innocent Panamanian civilians being killed.

Bush's invasion of Panama       The best way to understand this atrocity is to view a courageous documentary video on Bush's terrorist attack against a foreign people titled "The Panama Deception," the 1993 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature.

      Produced by the Empowerment Project and narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery, the documentary outlines in stark detail how Bush Sr. used the U.S. military to invade a foreign country without the American press, the American Congress, or the American people raising their voice in protest at such an atrocity.

     On January 4, 1990, Noriega was charged in a U.S. court in Miami with drug trafficking and sentenced to 40 years. Before 9/11, Noriega was the only war criminal in an American prison.

The Phony Drug War

     The demonic cabal is directly involved in the trillion dollar international drug trafficking activity. To understand the so-called war on drugs we must realize that this is a war that is deliberately being lost. Why?

      Internationally, "the war on drugs"

  • Provides a cover for U.S. intervention in and control of other countries

  • Adds to the military budget

  • Increases foreign sales of U.S. weaponry

  • Keeps the price of drugs up and the costs down


   Domestically, the "drug war" is not about decreasing drug use or drug supply.

  • It incarcerates millions of felons on the basis of mandatory minimum sentencing

  • It provides profits for the privatized prison companies

  • It provides funds to U.S. organizations and individuals through drug money-laundering

  • The "drug war" allows covert agencies to use it as a source of black funding:

     

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