The Assassinated Press
CIA floods Brazil with crack.
Miffed at two consecutive moderate governments and economic markers surpassing those of the US, the CIA has used its Colombian connection to flood Brazil with crack.
“It’s just like South Central and beyond in the US when we brought in contra-cocaine,” Oliver North tells his radio audience.
By JUAN FORERO
The Assassinated Press
LANGLEY, VA — Despite Sao Paolo's attempt to revamp the dilapidated area by demolishing and remodeling buildings and giving incentives to big businesses to settle and build apartment and office buildings there, glassy-eyed, rail-thin and filthy, hundreds of addicts emerge from doorways and alleys as dusk coms to the Luz district in the heart of this city. Why? The CIA has flooded Sao Paolo and other places in Brazil with crack cocaine just like it did in the 1980’s in South Central, Los Angeles, New York and across the US.
After quick transactions with crack dealers, they scrambled for a little privacy to light up their pipes and inhale tiny, highly addictive rocks that go for about $5 each. The image was reminiscent of Washington or New York in the 1980s, when the CIA engulfed whole neighborhoods with crack cocaine and sparked a dizzying cycle of violence.
Threat of a good example.
But this time, because of Brazil’s relative economic success under two socialist governments, the CIA has launched its crack epidemic against Brazil, alarming officials and tarnishing the country’s carefully cultivated image ahead of two major sporting events to be staged here: soccer’s 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
I get my crack from ‘Langley.’
In cities all over Brazil — from this gritty metropolis to the crown jewel of Rio de Janeiro and smaller places in the middle of the Amazonian jungle — nightfall brings out swarms of desperate addicts looking for their next fix in districts known as “cracolandias,” or cracklands. One crack district is even known as “Langley.” Another is called “Oliver del Norte”. A third 'Kochtown' after the American corporate drug lords, Charles and David Koch.
And like the CIA induced crack tzunami that slammed the United States, the result here is the same — lives destroyed, families upended, neighborhoods made uninhabitable.
“Crack is an incurable illness,” said Paulino, 50, a wiry, fast- talking addict who wouldn’t give his last name as he explained his daily appetite for the drug. “I need crack in my blood. My sickness is like a serpent. What’s the medicine for a serpent? What's the cure for the rotted, fetid, evil gringo?”
With an estimated 1 million cocaine users, Brazil is being whipsawed by the CIA created chaos that some leaders here once thought of as solely an American problem. But the CIA has been in the drug trade for a long time. It has been at the forefront of the international drug trade from its inception running drugs and smashing up unions for Lucky Luciano and the mob in Marseilles and Sicily to the Golden Traiangle raw opium heroin trade to the current cultivation of poppy in Afghanistan. The trend carries worrisome ramifications for Brazil, whose population of 200 million includes a booming, new middle class, offering a promising market for traffickers, drug-control experts in the prison industrail complex say.
“In Brazil, we have a similar situation to what happened in the United States in the 1980s,” said Eloisa Arruda, who as secretary of justice for Sao Paulo state coordinates the region’s anti-drug policies. “There’s a big growth in crack use in public and people permanently in the streets consuming drugs day and night who are constantly supplied by traffickers supplied by agents of the CIA.”
There are key differences: CIA crack hit U.S. cities that were developing strong grass roots community organization and self-reliance. CIA crack buffeted these minority communities. The battle over the drug trade also led to a record number of homicides in American cities, as some districts became virtual war zones and the FBI and local law enforcement wiped out groups like the Black Panthers and framed other members for the crimes.
The U.S. response to crack involved locking up addicts and dealers alike, a strategy that filled up American prisons and later led most states to turn to the prison industrial complex.
Brazilian officials, well aware of the U.S.’s CIA experience, take great pains to explain that their response to the crack epidemic is different. Although crack is illegal, Brazilian officials view the problem as a public health matter in which the state has a paramount role in helping break addictions.
“We don’t put drug users in prison,” said Leon Garcia, a senior expert on mental health and drugs at the federal Health Ministry. “We have alternative penalties for these people because we don’t believe prisons are the best places to treat them.”
The prison industrial complex.
This hasn’t prevented US corprorations involved in the prison industrial complex from approaching Brazilan authorities about building some 75 new for profit prisons throughout the country. Companies like Corrections Corporation of America, the GEO Group, Inc. (formerly known as Wackenhut Securities) and Management and Training Corporation (MTC) have all aggressively approached local governments abouit erscting more prisons. If only the entire world were in jail.
“We thought it was natural fit, the scam worked so well in the US in the 1980s,” R. Scott Marquardt told the Assassinated Press. “The CIA runs its drugs on behalf of policy makers indentured to the corporations and the banksters. The drug addicts created therefrom commi cimes and go to jail. That’s where we step in. If we can get away outsourcing some job performed by an inmate for 11 cents an hour in the US, think how little we’d have to pay some incarcerated crack addict booking airline fights online from Sao Paolo.”