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Presidential Determination on Major Illicit Drug Transit & Drug Producing Countries (9-14-12)

Obama Presidential Memorandum September 14, 2012

* I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit and/or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

* I have also determined that support for programs to aid Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela is vital to the national interests of the United States.

* Afghanistan produces approximately 90 percent of the world's illicit opium. Nearly all of this cultivation occurs in four southern and western provinces. Instability in the area allows criminal networks, insurgent groups, and illicit cultivation and drug production to thrive.

* The strategic objective of Afghanistan's Ministry of Counter Narcotics, as stated in its National Drug Control Strategy, is "to create a secure environment for a healthy society with a strong licit economy, through evidence-based policy-setting, effective coordination and full accountability to the people of Afghanistan and our government." The ongoing Good Performer Initiative, now in its sixth year, rewards provinces for successful counternarcotics performance. In 2011, 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces qualified for $19.2 million in development projects as the result of their poppy reduction efforts.

* As traffickers constantly reorder their routes and methods, the United States and other donors continue to believe that countering the drug trade in the Caribbean is in our national interest, as well as that of the countries themselves. Without the rule of law, well-run institutions, and effective drug interdiction, the viability of the broad range of national and regional goals adopted by Caribbean countries is threatened.

* Several other countries were evaluated for inclusion in this year's list, but are not determined to be major drug transit and/or major illicit drug producing countries. For example, Canada has taken effective steps to stem the flow of synthetic MDMA (ecstasy) across its shared border with the United States, a problem of growing concern during the past several years. The country continues its robust efforts to combat the production, distribution, and consumption of various illegal drugs. As part of its 5-year National Anti-Drug Strategy, Canada has rolled out new initiatives specifically intended to fight the trafficking of marijuana and synthetic drugs.

Note: The government knows we know who controls the international drug trade right? In this inside out - upside down world where war is peace, ignorance is strength, and accumulating worthless peices of paper with pictures of dead presidents on them is considered "wealth", each day is like living inside another episode of the twilight zone. lol

Source:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/14/presid...



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I think he intentionally

left off the countries of Glaxosmithkline and Phizer !

For sure gpt

What boggles the mind is the arrogance and hubris of those in power here in America that think it's their responsiblity to go around the world telling everyone how to live their lives. All our leaders since I've been alive have all admitted to using drugs...(Obama has probably smoked more weed than most of the people in this country and W was a coke snortin drunk for more than half his life)

But none of that $hit matters. Countries are expected to do what we say and conform to the personal opinions of our ruling class or else they will no longer get their bribes.

Of course with the dollar circling the drain...I have a feeling a lot of the countries that have historically been subservant to our demands because they liked the free cash are going to finally realize that all those pallets of shrink wrapped 100 dollar bills aren't going to be worth much for too much longer.

Even if the US keeps the dollar on life support for a few more years I expect the currency will require a new "stamp" or undergo some physical change and we will all have to swap out our old bills for new ones. The cartels with warehouses full of FRN's might have a hard time explaining how they accumulated so much old cash.

On the other hand they always have the vatican, HSBC, Wells-Fargo, and Bain Capital to launder the money so I doubt that will be an issue.

What a long strange trip its been...