|Legally become addicted to prescriptions.|
|You must be at least this high to enter.|
- Did the Agency ever ally with drug traffickers?
- Did the CIA protect these allies from prosecution [like it once did for Nazi war criminals brought to live and work in the U.S. and in its own ranks]?
- Did such alliances and protection contribute significantly to an expansion of global drug trade over the past 50 years?
- Did the CIA encourage drug smugglers to target African-American communities?
|One of the most "perverse" drugs of all Pervitin = methamphetamine invented by Nazis.|
|Another Nazi drug, fluoride, as Prozac|
It includes Marseilles Corsicans, Laotian generals, Thai police, Nationalist Chinese irregulars, Afghan rebels, Pakistani intelligence, Haitian colonels, Mexican police units, Guatemalan military, and look through your local paper for further listings.
During the 40 years of the Cold War, government intelligence services -- our own CIA included -- forged covert action alliances with some of Asia's key opium traffickers, inadvertently contributing to an initial expansion of opium production.
|Nazis were invited to US, helped build CIA|
|Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, addict|
|Hitler was secretly a crystal meth (Pervitin) addict says new documentary (nationalpost).|
Since ruthless drug lords made effective anti-Communists, and heroin profits amplified their power, CIA agents, operating alone, half a world away from home, did not tamper with the requisites of success in such delicate operations. Surveying the steady increase in America's drug problem since the end of World War II, I can thus discern periodic increases in drug supply that coincide, if only approximately, with covert operations in the drug zones.
High Hitler: Adolf on Amphetamines
(GW) In 1936, Hitler was regularly using opiates and newly developed methamphetamine. By 1939, he was severely impaired, an addict leading Germany on a road to ruin. With friends like his physician, Dr. Felix Morrell, at his side for the last five years, who needs enemies?
|CIA in the Global Drug Trade|
On the eve of World War II, most Southeast Asian governments sponsored state opium monopolies that sold legal smoking opium to registered addicts and generated substantial tax revenues. Despite this extensive opium consumption during the pre-war colonial era, Southeast Asia had remained a major opium consumer but very importantly for our story, a very minor opium producer. In 1940, Southeast Asia harvested only 15 tons in a region that produces today over 3,000 tons. Why? Why was it so low before the war?
|CIA's Research on Torture|
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