Thursday, February 24, 2011

U.S. Military: the new drugs and guns dealer on your block (idea)

For the U.S. citizen, or any citizen for that matter, it can be very difficult to know what our government is up to.

Argentina's government is not the most reliable source, but even this is a little too over the top for them.  Also there is the fact that it was not denied, but redirected by official U.S. sources.

From the U.K. Guardian:

Argentina accuses US of trying to smuggle weapons into country
Relations between the US and Argentina have deteriorated after Buenos Aires lodged a formal complaint over a US military plane that landed late last week carrying guns, drugs and satellite phones.
The Argentinian government claimed the US was trying to sneak the weapons into the country, though it didn't offer an explanation of why Washington might want to do this.

The US state department said the consignment was intended for a police training programme in Argentina.

1 comment:

Waldow said...

So are three good postings in a day your way of demonstrating the digital infovore equivalent of a Confederate Calvary pistol charge?! Don't worry, my compliments are inevitably just preparation for making criticisms later. LOL.

Drugs and guns are fundamental to our world's power structure. Tons of solid info on this archived from the 90s and oughts here.

I always ask people for a recommendation for a solid reliable text on the China/Britain Opium Wars when this topic comes up, because my nose says that's where to go but it is a murky bit of the past I don't trust the Interwebs for.

Thanks for the posts.