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Flames engulf a building following the outbreak of hostilities between the Panamanian Defense Force and U.S. forces during Operation Just Cause.

Opium poppy production in Afghanistan 1994-2014Dear Friends, Family, Future Employers… If you do not vote Legalise you are supporting terrorism.

It is an open secret that ISIL, ISIS, Al Qaueda or القاعدة‎‎  use cash sourced from Heroine crops in Afghanistan, and in 1991 USA killed over 3,000 innocent civilians in Panama city via a single bomb blast to an apartment block over cocaine.

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The ironically named Operation Just Cause was the exact opposite of justified. It blows my mind to think that whomever came up with that disgusting name for a military operation didn’t consider the irony of the injustice of it.

The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the US between mid-December 1989 and late-January 1990. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama by 1 January 2000. wikipedia.org/US_invasion_of_Panama 

Marines of Company D, 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, stand guard with their LAV-25 light armored vehicles outside a destroyed Panamanian Defense Force building during the first day of Operation Just Cause.

Marines stand guard outside a destroyed Panamanian Defence Force building during the first day of Operation Just Cause.

Target Practice For Desert Storm

Noam Chompsky had points out how the US Attorney-General has blocked the evidence proving the “Target Practice” conspiracy theory (this was practice for Desert Storm, only a few months away) this to say which shows the terrifying control over NYT:

Central American sources continued to give considerable attention to the impact of the invasion on civilians, but they were ignored in the occasional reviews of the matter here. New York Times correspondent Larry Rohter devoted a column to casualty estimates on April 1, citing figures as high as 673 killed, and adding that higher figures, which he attributes only to Ramsey Clark, are “widely rejected” in Panama. He found Panamanian witnesses who described U.S. military actions as restrained, but none with less happy tales. zcomm.org/…chomsky…dd-c05-s11 … The Mexican press reported that two Catholic Bishops estimated deaths at perhaps 3000. Hospitals and nongovernmental human rights groups estimated deaths at over 2000. … Eyewitnesses interviewed in the urban slums report that U.S. helicopters aimed their fire at buildings with only civilian occupants, that a U.S. tank destroyed a public bus killing 26 passengers, that civilian residences were burned to the ground with many apartments destroyed and many killed, that U.S. troops shot at ambulances and killed wounded, some with bayonets, and denied access to the Red Cross. … The Spanish language press in the United States was less celebratory than its colleagues. Vicky Pelaez reports from Panama that “the entire world continues in ignorance about how the thousands of victims of the North american invasion of Panama died and what kinds of weapons were used, because the Attorney-General of the country refuses to permit investigation of the bodies buried in the common graves.” An accompanying photo shows workmen exhuming corpses from a grave containing “almost 200 victims of the invasion.” Quoting a woman who found the body of her murdered father, Pelaez reports that “just like the woman at the cemetery, it is `vox populi’ in Panama that the North americans used completely unknown armaments during the 20 December invasion.”

Panamanian civilians killed according to:

U.S. military:  202
United Nations:  500
CODEHUCA:  2,500–3,000

1 Spanish journalist killed

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the U.N. said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also dramatically increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of U.S.-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Source: Jamie Han 2013 blogs.ft.com/photo-diary/2013/05/opium-farming-in-afghanistan/

 

Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta -£44 billion

According to the Herald:

The Catanian Mafia in turn works closely with the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, an international criminal network whose mastery of the cocaine market means it has a turnover of £44 billion, greater than McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank combined.

The investigators’ principal concern is that the weapons may fall into the hands of extremists. “The Egyptian citizen was previously arrested in Italy for belonging to an organisation dedicated to human trafficking in the Med. We’ve been investigating possible connections with terrorist organisations,” a carabinieri source said.

Organised criminals are increasingly open to trading with extremists, complicating the battle against terrorism.

Ballistics experts are aware that petty criminals and drug dealers usually require small pistols they can conceal, while terrorists want assault weapons to inflict maximum damage.