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Who are the Narco-Terrorists: George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Posted by M. C. on April 3, 2020

The CIA protects the multibillion dollar global drug trade as well as the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. Moreover, it is estimated that 300 billion dollars (annually) worth of drug money is routinely laundered in casinos across America including Las Vegas and Atlantic City… as well as in Macau and Singapore. Guess who are the World’s richest casino owners.

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

In December 2019, Donald Trump offered to intervene in Mexico, i.e. “to go after the Drug Cartels”. The Mexican president turned down Trump’s generous offer.

And then President Trump confirmed that his administration was considering categorizing “drug cartels” as “terrorists”,  akin to Al Qaeda (with the exception that they are “Catholic terrorists”).

They would henceforth be designated by Washington as “foreign terrorist organizations”.

What is the intent? 

Create a justification for US-led “counterterrorism” (military) operations directed against Latin America countries?

Extend the “War on Terrorism” to Latin America?  “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P). Go after the “Narco-terrorists”. 

And now, US federal prosecutors are accusing Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro of  participating (according to the NYT) “in a narco-terrorism conspiracy, in a major escalation of the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure him to leave office”. 

The unspoken truth is (which the NYT fails to mention):

1. Al Qaeda and its related terrorist organizations (including ISIS) in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia are creations of the CIA.

2. The CIA protects the multibillion dollar global drug trade as well as the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. Moreover, it is estimated that 300 billion dollars (annually) worth of drug money is routinely laundered in casinos across America including Las Vegas and Atlantic City… as well as in Macau and Singapore. Guess who are the World’s richest casino owners.

4. Both American and Latin American politicians are known to have ties to the drug trade.

Flash back to the 1990s: George H. W. Bush, the dad of  Bush Junior had developed close personal ties with Carlos Salinas de Gortari (former president of Mexico) and his dad Raul Salinas Lozano who, according to the Dallas Morning News (February 27, 1997) was “a leading figure in narcotics dealings that also involved his son, Raul Salinas de Gortari…  And Raul was an intimo amigo of  Jeb Bush, (former Governor of Florida) and the brother of  George W, Bush.  

The Bush family has ties to the Bin Laden Family as well as ties to the Salinas de Gortiari family. Is it relevant?

The following text was published in May 2015 under the title  Jeb Bush, the Mexican Drug Cartel and “Free Trade”. The Bush Family and Organized Crime. It also documents the signing of the North american Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by a Mexican head state with links to the Drug Cartels.  

Michel Chossudovsky, April 2, 2020


Jeb Bush is a presidential candidate.  [was in 2015]

But Jeb is not only the brother of George W. and the son of George H. W. Bush.

Jeb Bush also had close personal ties to Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of Mexico’s former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. In the 1990s, Raul the “drug kingpin”, according to Switzerland’s  federal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, was one of the main figures of the Mexican Drug Cartel.  

Jeb Bush  –before becoming Governor of the Sunshine State– was a close friend of Raul Salinas de Gortiari (image right):

“There has also been a great deal of speculation in Mexico about the exact nature of Raul Salinas’ close friendship with former President George Bush’s son, Jeb. It is well known here that for many years the two families spent vacations together — the Salinases at Jeb Bush’s home in Miami, the Bushes at Raul’s ranch, Las Mendocinas, under the volcano in Puebla.

There are many in Mexico who believe that the relationship became a back channel for delicate and crucial negotiations between the two governments, leading up to President Bush’s sponsorship of NAFTA.” (Prominent intellectual and former foreign Minister of Mexico Jorge G. Castañeda, The Los Angeles Times. and Houston Chronicle, 9 March 1995, emphasis added)

The personal relationship between the Bush and Salinas families was a matter of public record. Former President George H. W. Bush  had developed close personal ties with Carlos Salinas and his father, Raul Salinas Lozano. (left)

Raul Salinas Lozano was the family patriarch, father of Carlos and Raul Junior. According to the former private secretary to Raul Salinas Lozano (in as statement to US authorities):

“… Mr. Salinas Lozano was a leading figure in narcotics dealings that also involved his son, Raul Salinas de Gortari, his son-in-law, Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, the No. 2 official in the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and other leading politicians, according to the documents. Mr. Ruiz Massieu was assassinated in 1994.” (Dallas Morning News, 26 February 1997, emphasis added).

Former president George H. W. Bush and Raul Salinas Lozano were “intimo amigos”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Trump’s New Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Masking a More Sinister Agenda?

Posted by M. C. on December 12, 2019

If the Trump administration is serious and attempts to unseat AMLO, do not expect the media to resist it. Democracy won’t die in darkness in Mexico; it will die to the sound of cheering from the Washington Post editorial board.

By Alan Macleod

President Donald Trump announced that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as “terrorists”, paving the way for a potentially massive increase in American military involvement directly south of its border. “They will be designated,” Trump told ex-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly during an interview, revealing that he asked the Mexican government for permission to put soldiers on the ground: “let us go in and clean it out,” Trump said, revealing that they have “so far has rejected the offer. But at some point, something has to be done.”

Mexico’s left-wing president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly referred to by his initials, AMLO, hit back Friday, insisting that his country had not been invaded for more than a century and that he would not permit an invasion under his watch, revealing exactly how he understood Trump’s offer.

The United States has increased its intervention in the domestic affairs of Latin American countries of late, supporting a coup that last month overthrew AMLO’s Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales. An official White House statement noted that Morales’ ouster constitutes a “significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere,” claiming that “after nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people” the coup means “We are now one step closer to a completely democratic, prosperous, and free Western Hemisphere.”

Operation Condor 2.0

The statement specifically mentioned Venezuela and Nicaragua as the next targets of U.S. regime change, and Trump’s former Special Advisor on Latin America, John Bolton, described the countries as belonging to a “troika of tyranny.” This brazen policy of overthrowing democratically-elected left-wing administrations has been dubbed Operation Condor 2.0 by The Grayzone’s Ben Norton.

AMLO has been in office since December 1, 2018, and is Mexico’s first left-of-center president in decades. He came to power in a landslide, promising to end the “disastrous” 36-year neoliberal experiment in his country and oppose “the small minority that has profited of its influence.” He has enacted a number of cost-cutting measures, including selling off a presidential plane and reducing his own salary. He has used some of this money to fund infrastructure projects like building railroads and to give direct cash transfers to the poor.

Inequality has fallen, but the country continues to be plagued by drug-related violence. His approval ratings are among the highest of any head of state in the world. He bypasses the traditional, conservative media by putting out a daily conference at 7 a.m. where he speaks directly to the nation. He also immediately sent a jet to rescue Morales after his downfall, offering him asylum in Mexico City.

ALMO approval ratings ingoggraph

Everybody in Latin America knows what happens to leftist heads of state who challenge the power of the local elites and of the U.S. government. The list of overthrown or assassinated presidents is virtually endless: Jacobo Arbenz (Guatemala), Cheddi Jagan (Guyana), Joao Goulart (Brazil), Salvador Allende (Chile), Omar Torrijos (Panama), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Haiti), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) and Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) are just a few.

AMLO is very open about the possibility of his own impending death, discussing it on Twitter last month. He argued that the hawks who dream of overthrowing him have not taken into account his large social base who will protect him and “not allow another coup d’état.

The U.S. government has used the terrorist designation in Latin America before to justify an increased military presence. Overnight Colombian narco-traffickers became “narco-terrorists,” as the Bush administration used the extant war on terror legislation to push through an expanded military role in supporting the local government which was waging war on its own population, a program called “Plan Colombia.”


The “resistance” media stands by Trump

Fox News immediately demanded American boots on the ground. “We’ve done it before in Colombia…the president’s got to force his way in there,” one host said, after dismissing AMLO’s refusal.

Perhaps most ominously, the “resistance” media that nominally opposes Trump on domestic issues but stands shoulder-to-shoulder with him on international policy, has begun quietly sowing the seeds for regime change in Mexico.

Last week the Washington Post wrote that AMLO is “consolidating power” and “threatening some of Mexico’s hard-won democratic gains,” claiming that he is “weakening institutions that safeguard human rights and clean elections and is exerting more control” over the country. It also presents his daily news conference as a threat to “independent” (i.e. corporate) media that are critical of him. The language used is distinctly similar to that used by the White House’s in justifying its support for the coup in Bolivia, and to that which the Post has used to call for a coup in Venezuela.

Last month, its editorial board welcomed the Bolivian military deposing Morales, claiming that he has “grown increasingly autocratic,” arguing that he personally controlled the country’s democratic institutions. In 2017, it published an article entitled “The odds of a military coup in Venezuela are going up. But coups can sometimes lead to democracy,” suggesting the country’s military should intervene to overthrow the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro.

If the Trump administration is serious and attempts to unseat AMLO, do not expect the media to resist it. Democracy won’t die in darkness in Mexico; it will die to the sound of cheering from the Washington Post editorial board.

Feature photo | Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador points to a reporter during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Nov. 13, 2019. Marco Ugarte | AP

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How To End the Drug Cartel Violence in Mexico – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on November 7, 2019


Nine Americans-including three women and six children-were gunned down by drug cartel members in Mexico’s northern state of Sonora. Eight young children survived the gunmen’s attack. Although violence of this type occurs in Mexico on a regular basis this attack caught the attention of the American news media due to the citizenship of those killed.  They were U.S. citizens with dual Mexican citizenship.  And it was a horrible attack.

Both President Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) have come up with solutions to stop the cartel violence.

President Trump made his solution very clear in the following tweet:

“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” Trump tweeted. “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused the offer and proposed his own solution-“hugs not bullets.” Obrador also thinks that helping the poor is in some way going to affect the way the drug cartels operate.

Both leaders are dead wrong. There is only one way to end the drug cartel violence in Mexico and that is to end the drug war by legalizing all drugs immediately. This would also end the drug violence we see in cities across the United States. When alcohol prohibition was ended we didn’t see Coors and Budweiser shooting it out on the street for territory. They had courts to take care of business. They no longer needed mobsters. And when drugs are legalized we will see the same peaceful transition.

The drug war industrial complex is very big and very powerful. There are only a few politicians who would dare to propose legalization of all drugs. But this is what is needed if we want to end the cartel violence in Mexico and here in the United States.

The cartel violence we have seen take thousands upon thousands of lives in Mexico is blowback from our failed domestic policy on drugs. It is the U.S. demand for drugs that drives the market and the violence. We are at least partially responsible for the failed Mexican state. A state where every politician and every policeman are corrupt.

As a former frontline drug warrior I know ending the drug war is the only way out of this mess. All the task forces, narcotics courts, and military cooperation will not stop it.

End the drug war now!

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Drug Cartels, CIA, Fast and Furious, NAU & NWO-Putting It All Together

Posted by M. C. on July 30, 2012

It has been well-known to everyone except the MSM that the CIA has been in the drug business to fund their dirty deeds.  This New American piece makes describes the connection between CIA, Fast and Furious, the intended recipients of the F&F arms, the North American Union and by extension the New World Order.  The North American Union is a unite and conquer strategy where Mexico, US and Canada are combined into one entity.  Washington runs the show, the Mexican cartels are the enforcers South of the border.  Canada provides bulk to the proletariat that you and I are scheduled to become.  Once a few more unions are created it would be just a matter of time for the UN to get everyone together.  Bingo – NWO.

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