"Dope, Inc." Drug Money Laundering
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
November 26, 2001
November 27, 2001--The following article from EIR News Service, is excerpted from a new Special Report issued by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. The report's focus is LaRouche's record on exposing, and providing strategies for fighting, drug money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The report draws on EIR's work going back to the late 1970s, including intelligence from the "underground bestseller," Dope, Inc., which Mr. LaRouche commissioned in 1978. We reprint here Mr. LaRouche's introductory remarks:
Whatever the world really thinks about that culprit known as Osama bin Laden, the real threat to civilization is chiefly a product of the way in which leading and other governments, including the government of the U.S.A., promoted and used terrorism, political assassinations, and other expressions of "special" or "irregular" warfare during the age of nuclear weapons. To understand the importance of shutting down international money-laundering can be summed up in three points, as follows.
The ability to deploy, but deny the relevant government's role in deploying such methods of special warfare, have depended to an increasing degree, on various forms of "money laundering." A major role has been played by trafficking in drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and opium, and in the proceeds of illegal or quasi-legal weapons trafficking.
The launching of such forms of state-directed irregular warfare, by Zbigniew Brzezisnki, during the late 1970s, is an outstanding example of large-scale warfare fought with emphasis on funding through drug-weapons-trafficking. The softness of elements of the U.S. government toward operations such as those of "drug legalizer" George Soros, has been a crucial part of the support given to international terrorism through use of dirty-money channels.
The third essential element in the logistics of international terrorism, is the use of exotic financial channels, such as the notorious Cayman islands conduit, junk-bond and related sorts of corporate takeovers and mergers, and the biggest money-laundering channel of them all, the international financial-derivatives racket.
If all three of those type of operations are shut down, the ability to deploy forms of irregular warfare such as international terrorism, will be greatly crippled. Without shutting down all three of these types of channels, no effective blocking of international terrorism were possible.
This report summarizes both our investigations of this side of the money-laundering racket over recent decades, with important updates on recent developments which you should be taking into account in our effort to shut this thing down.''
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Table of contents:
*An update of EIR's 1996 study of the top, financial levels of international narcotics traffic.
*LaRouche's warplan against drugs, 1986.
*A comparison of Colombia and Peru, in the drug war.
*Excerpts from Dope, Inc., including
--"Why This Book Drove Henry Kissinger Crazy,"
--"Our Enemies Proved Us Right,"
--"The First Opium War," and
--"Permindex and the British Assassination Bureau."
*Three case studies:
--Wall Street's favorite, the FARC;
--The drug-gang called the KLA; and
--Drug financier George Soros.
*A report on the French parliamentary study on money laundering in London.