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DEA Chief Calls Heroin a “National Security Threat” While NATO Troops Help Cultivate It

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Washington D.C. — Chuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, who admitted just after his hiring that he is “no expert on drugs,” has recently declared heroin to be a “threat to national security.” He went on to claim that he suspects drug dealers of funding terrorist organizations and insinuated that the agency had evidence of this happening. However, his statement was not convincing, and never actually offered up any real evidence to prove his claims.

There may not be evidence that drug smugglers are funding terrorists, but there actually is a great deal of evidence that connects the US military and their allies to worldwide drug smuggling. The mountains of evidence proving this connection has never been officially recognized by the DEA or the mainstream media.

Speaking to Fox News this week about heroin, Rosenberg said, ““It’s back, and it’s back with a vengeance. There’s an enormous supply of heroin; it’s cheap. In fact, it’s a lot cheaper than prescription pills. If you take oxycodone and hydrocodone for a football injury and you get hooked, you’re going to pay a dollar a milligram on the street for a pill – thirty milligrams, thirty dollars, give or take. Heroin is probably one-fifth the price, and because it has a similar chemical effect, a similar pharmacological reaction, folks make that transition.”

His assertions about prescription pill abuse leading to heroin addiction is actually very true, but after that, his interview took a turn for the bizarre, when he was asked if heroin could be a potential national security threat.

“Potentially,” he responded, adding that “This is a multi-billion dollar industry. What are the bad guys doing with the money that Americans are paying for drugs? What’s it funding overseas? I’m sure some of it’s going to terrorist organizations; we’ve seen that. And so that worries me quite a bit.”

Meanwhile, just last month, former British Territorial Army mechanic Anthony C Heaford released a report and a series of photos which he says proves that British troops are harvesting Opium in Afghanistan.

Heaford’s report is just the most recent of many, and government drug trafficking is so widespread that more cases are surfacing all the time.

In September of 2007, a CIA jet crashed in Mexico with 3.2 tons of cocaine onboard. The jet was on its way from Bolivia when it was spotted by Mexican helicopters that followed in pursuit. The chase resulted in the crash of the jet and the seizure of the cocaine. Upon inspecting the wreckage site, the Mexican authorities found no body or survivors but did find several thousand pounds of cocaine. The serial numbers on the plane were eventually traced back to a company that transported terrorists for the US government. This story is not uncommon, there have been many cases where government planes have crashed in south and Central America with tons of illegal drugs onboard. On April 10, 2006, Mexican police seized a DC-9 aircraft that was carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine, flight records showed this aircraft to be another CIA “terrorist transport” plane that was used to transport drugs. The pilot of the DC-9 aircraft also managed to escape from Mexican authorities.

Many times in recent history the CIA has expanded its drug cartel to include the US military. During the Vietnam War, the US government used their occupation as a basis for covert drug operations, which in turn helped fund the war and other secret projects. Drugs were transported on military aircraft and brought back to America, where they were eventually sold to the mafia and distributed on the streets. The same techniques are being applied today during the occupation of Afghanistan. When the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, there was an immediate hike in the amount of heroin that was flowing out of the country. According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, after the US invasion in 2001 opium production in Afghanistan rose from 7,606 hectares in 2001 to 193,000 hectares in 2007. Now that the CIA has control of Afghanistan, 93% of the world’s heroin comes from inside its borders.

According to the UN, opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan reached record levels this year reaching 224,000 hectares in 2014.

It is certainly no coincidence that in recent history we have seen a surge of drug exportation from war-torn countries that were being occupied by western nations. During the Vietnam War, the area surrounding Vietnam was known as “The Golden Triangle,” a hotbed for heroin production. Now the Golden Triangle has taken a back seat to the “Golden Crescent,” which refers to the area in and around Afghanistan of course.

It is interesting that the US government and their allies seem so concerned with fighting the war on drugs back home when they have been implicated in drug smuggling themselves time after time. Regardless of who is actually responsible for bringing the drugs in, the fact that they are illegal makes them more dangerous, and it also makes them more plentiful because the high prices incentivize people to get involved in the black market. If the government actually wanted to do something to prevent heroin overdoses and deaths they would end the drug war and focus on solving the problem of addiction, instead of treating people like criminals.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work, he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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  • In 2000 the taliban had the poppy plant and opium production down the most it had ever been, until sept 11th 2001. After that, heroin production rose by like 200% or something like that. Look it up.

    • and it rose more and more and more every year after that

    • and its cheaper now than in the 70s…..

    • Yeah, you’re right. Coming from a place that made national news for it’s drug problems i can tell you you’re right lol

    • You Couldn’t Buy $3 Bags In The 70s?

    • This is true. Southeast Asia like Vietnam was the number one importer of heroin. Not anymore. Afghanistan is the leader now. Its all corrupt The CIA has been bringing in drugs since the 70’s.

    • It’s totally coincidental that the heroin epidemics in the USA perfectly coincide with our invasion of the poppy fields, whether it be Vietnam or Afghanistan. Remember the crack/cocaine epidemic? Totally coincidental that we were waging secret wars in South America, you know, where most of the worlds cocaine is manufactured.

  • In 2000 the taliban had the poppy plant and opium production down the most it had ever been, until sept 11th 2001. After that, heroin production rose by like 200% or something like that. Look it up.

    • and it rose more and more and more every year after that

    • and its cheaper now than in the 70s…..

    • Yeah, you’re right. Coming from a place that made national news for it’s drug problems i can tell you you’re right lol

    • You Couldn’t Buy $3 Bags In The 70s?

    • This is true. Southeast Asia like Vietnam was the number one importer of heroin. Not anymore. Afghanistan is the leader now. Its all corrupt The CIA has been bringing in drugs since the 70’s.

    • It’s totally coincidental that the heroin epidemics in the USA perfectly coincide with our invasion of the poppy fields, whether it be Vietnam or Afghanistan. Remember the crack/cocaine epidemic? Totally coincidental that we were waging secret wars in South America, you know, where most of the worlds cocaine is manufactured.

  • Hypocrisy

  • Hypocrisy

  • The same as with cocaine. The CIA flew it in via Mena , Arkansas back in the 80’s. Who was governor there during 80’s? http://powderburns.org

  • The same as with cocaine. The CIA flew it in via Mena , Arkansas back in the 80’s. Who was governor there during 80’s? http://powderburns.org

  • i see them cultivate this in Afghanistan all day long.. Im here now in Afghanistan, this is a daily harvest.. if its not poppy it’s weed.

  • i see them cultivate this in Afghanistan all day long.. Im here now in Afghanistan, this is a daily harvest.. if its not poppy it’s weed.

  • Nigga just need a reason to send pawns over

  • Nigga just need a reason to send pawns over

  • This is nothing new to me we use to get it by the boat load back in the 80s & it was the DEA-FBI-CIA People that we got it from (so i know thay got it from there bosses the US GOVERNMENT)

  • This is nothing new to me we use to get it by the boat load back in the 80s & it was the DEA-FBI-CIA People that we got it from (so i know thay got it from there bosses the US GOVERNMENT)

  • Yet people want to trust these guys to enforce a gun ban.

  • Yet people want to trust these guys to enforce a gun ban.

  • The government needs kaos to control the people with fake security risk as long as drugs are plentiful they create jobs and police drugs with bias towards ethnic groups why would they harness their cash cow.

  • The government needs kaos to control the people with fake security risk as long as drugs are plentiful they create jobs and police drugs with bias towards ethnic groups why would they harness their cash cow.

  • This is exactly why we invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban started burning the Poppy Fields in 2000. Afghanistan supplied 80% of European Heroin at the time, the rest is History, so to speak…

  • This is exactly why we invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban started burning the Poppy Fields in 2000. Afghanistan supplied 80% of European Heroin at the time, the rest is History, so to speak…

  • the DEA chief is a henny penny bullshit artist, much like the freaking vapid ignorant bitch they just got rid of… this silly bastard just said Pot has NO medical value… what a docuhelipped lying f*ck. we need to DISBAND this department. wipe it off the earth. the agents are now impersonating state health inspectors to gain access to otherwise unviewable health records.. this dept is full of lying douchebag pieces of shit… they enjoy putting people in jail over SUBSTANCES.. these are the lowest form of turd on earth.

  • the DEA chief is a henny penny bullshit artist, much like the freaking vapid ignorant bitch they just got rid of… this silly bastard just said Pot has NO medical value… what a docuhelipped lying f*ck. we need to DISBAND this department. wipe it off the earth. the agents are now impersonating state health inspectors to gain access to otherwise unviewable health records.. this dept is full of lying douchebag pieces of shit… they enjoy putting people in jail over SUBSTANCES.. these are the lowest form of turd on earth.

  • revolving door of money for the prison-industrial complex, taking advantage of supply and demand, on the street and in the healthcare industry (from Oxycontin to the old-school morphine sulfate).

  • revolving door of money for the prison-industrial complex, taking advantage of supply and demand, on the street and in the healthcare industry (from Oxycontin to the old-school morphine sulfate).

  • Now that’s the largest drug cartel on earth. Hypocritical mf-ers!!

  • Now that’s the largest drug cartel on earth. Hypocritical mf-ers!!

  • Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and now we have a heroin epidemic? Coincidence?

  • Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and now we have a heroin epidemic? Coincidence?

  • How is it a National Security Threat? Don’t hear about heroine junkies carrying out mass murders or bombings or anything like that in this country. Tell me.

  • How is it a National Security Threat? Don’t hear about heroine junkies carrying out mass murders or bombings or anything like that in this country. Tell me.

  • Here its about money control, nothing more

  • Here its about money control, nothing more

  • well, of course it is, if one actually gives it some thought, just another way they get their income. This has been going on for a while. Say, the vietnam war era. try researching what is called `the iron triangle’ , false bottoms in soldiers caskets with drugs underneath the bottoms, for U.S. troops guarding opium plants in afghanistan. and what is called `the mena connection’, That there should be a bit of help to ya. Even the CIA has been involved with it for a while.

  • well, of course it is, if one actually gives it some thought, just another way they get their income. This has been going on for a while. Say, the vietnam war era. try researching what is called `the iron triangle’ , false bottoms in soldiers caskets with drugs underneath the bottoms, for U.S. troops guarding opium plants in afghanistan. and what is called `the mena connection’, That there should be a bit of help to ya. Even the CIA has been involved with it for a while.

  • Technically, they’re cultivating opium poppies, which are necessary for the production of codeine, morphine, thebaine, oxycontin, percocet, naloxone, suboxone – pretty much anything that ends in ‘oxone’; and poppyseed bagels. The problem here is more of a management issue.

  • Technically, they’re cultivating opium poppies, which are necessary for the production of codeine, morphine, thebaine, oxycontin, percocet, naloxone, suboxone – pretty much anything that ends in ‘oxone’; and poppyseed bagels. The problem here is more of a management issue.

  • Can you say ” Black Ops”?

  • Can you say ” Black Ops”?

  • Where’s Uncle K.D. when you need him..Uncle Kick Down lol

  • Where’s Uncle K.D. when you need him..Uncle Kick Down lol

  • How many ships at sea did the coast guards find drugs on that belong to someone in the governors house and weren’t charge with it, but yet here on land the cops are shooting people for less the 2 oz of weed. To me I think the U.A.S Government is playing some kind of game and they don’t don’t it but sometimes the times can backfire…

  • How many ships at sea did the coast guards find drugs on that belong to someone in the governors house and weren’t charge with it, but yet here on land the cops are shooting people for less the 2 oz of weed. To me I think the U.A.S Government is playing some kind of game and they don’t don’t it but sometimes the times can backfire…

  • somebody should kick his ass.

  • somebody should kick his ass.

  • HYPOCRICRITES…

  • HYPOCRICRITES…

  • Our government has been heaviy invested in the drug business since Veitnam. imagine how much Senator McConnel has made.

  • Our government has been heaviy invested in the drug business since Veitnam. imagine how much Senator McConnel has made.

  • The DEA chief must not “support the troops” since it is they who are responsible for protecting Muslims cultivate the stuff while the Pentagon and CIA ship it in to Mexican Drug Cartels- armed by Obama and Holder, who also order the Border Patrol to stand down – so that the same veterans can come back to the home-front and become employed with “law” enforcement and aid domestic traitors in waging war against Americans in their “drug war.”

  • The DEA chief must not “support the troops” since it is they who are responsible for protecting Muslims cultivate the stuff while the Pentagon and CIA ship it in to Mexican Drug Cartels- armed by Obama and Holder, who also order the Border Patrol to stand down – so that the same veterans can come back to the home-front and become employed with “law” enforcement and aid domestic traitors in waging war against Americans in their “drug war.”

  • Gary Webb is calling this DEA bullshit from his grave.

  • Gary Webb is calling this DEA bullshit from his grave.

  • It’s no big surprise. The US government and the CIA have done this for years. This is how they pay for war covertly. Drug sales are pretty much untraceable unless they get washed in financial institutions. Cold hard cash buys weapons and people to wage their global proxy wars and help people like ISIS out.

  • It’s no big surprise. The US government and the CIA have done this for years. This is how they pay for war covertly. Drug sales are pretty much untraceable unless they get washed in financial institutions. Cold hard cash buys weapons and people to wage their global proxy wars and help people like ISIS out.

  • lol

  • lol

  • Translation: “Cannabis is too popular now, so we have to go after actual drugs that are much harder to find so we need TONS of money to piss away on something that only 2% of the entire country has a problem with. lol there are probably 12 times more alcoholics but nevermind that.

  • Translation: “Cannabis is too popular now, so we have to go after actual drugs that are much harder to find so we need TONS of money to piss away on something that only 2% of the entire country has a problem with. lol there are probably 12 times more alcoholics but nevermind that.

  • And again, how are these crooks our “leaders”? ,p

  • And again, how are these crooks our “leaders”? ,p

  • Yes, it makes one go Hmmmm!

  • Yes, it makes one go Hmmmm!

  • This is what happens when Big Pharma makes their poison uncrushable. Supply and demand changes from man-made to man-made from nature.

    …why do you think we’ve been guarding the poppy fields in Afghanistan..?

  • This is what happens when Big Pharma makes their poison uncrushable. Supply and demand changes from man-made to man-made from nature.

    …why do you think we’ve been guarding the poppy fields in Afghanistan..?

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  • How can the Feds keep a straight face if this is condoned?

  • How can the Feds keep a straight face if this is condoned?

  • Official U.S. Hypocrites

  • Official U.S. Hypocrites

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  • Well, COME ON! How ya gonna fill all the proposed private prisons they want to build without a means? You are a HUMAN RESOURCE! If you don’t burn their oil, you’re going to work as a slave for them anyway!

  • Well, COME ON! How ya gonna fill all the proposed private prisons they want to build without a means? You are a HUMAN RESOURCE! If you don’t burn their oil, you’re going to work as a slave for them anyway!

  • National Security Threat? Second only to the DEA, CIA, ATF, GOP…..

  • National Security Threat? Second only to the DEA, CIA, ATF, GOP…..

  • The drug smuggling profits are meant to finance the real black budget projects, free of Congressional oversight and accounting.

  • The drug smuggling profits are meant to finance the real black budget projects, free of Congressional oversight and accounting.

  • Oh the irony, if it’s a money making business you can surely bet the government/politicians don’t care because they are profiting off of it and protecting their interest what a surprise. Yet mean while in the USA heroin overdose are up 600% from 10 yrs ago. Where’s the protest over this concerning citizen oh wait you are to busy in the Starbucks line ordering your 5 min mixture.

  • Oh the irony, if it’s a money making business you can surely bet the government/politicians don’t care because they are profiting off of it and protecting their interest what a surprise. Yet mean while in the USA heroin overdose are up 600% from 10 yrs ago. Where’s the protest over this concerning citizen oh wait you are to busy in the Starbucks line ordering your 5 min mixture.

  • WOW HES TALKED HIMSELF OUT OF A JOB ..YOU CANT TELL THE TRUTH IN YOUR COUNTRY YOU MAY HAVE PANGS OF GUILT OR TELLING THE TRUTH AND END UP SUICIDAL OR HAVING A NASTY CAR ACCIDENT ETC ITS IN THE SCRIPT WHISTLEBLOWERS AND TRUTH ARE A RARE COMODITY SHAME ITS LIKE THIS BUT WELCOME TO THE CORPORATE WORLD AGENDA

  • WOW HES TALKED HIMSELF OUT OF A JOB ..YOU CANT TELL THE TRUTH IN YOUR COUNTRY YOU MAY HAVE PANGS OF GUILT OR TELLING THE TRUTH AND END UP SUICIDAL OR HAVING A NASTY CAR ACCIDENT ETC ITS IN THE SCRIPT WHISTLEBLOWERS AND TRUTH ARE A RARE COMODITY SHAME ITS LIKE THIS BUT WELCOME TO THE CORPORATE WORLD AGENDA

  • Why you think they guard opium fields? Mo money mo problems, at least for you and me.

  • Why you think they guard opium fields? Mo money mo problems, at least for you and me.

  • America,the biggest drug dealer since 1776

  • America,the biggest drug dealer since 1776

  • It’s a threat because the world economy would and did collapse without its part in the black market…

  • It’s a threat because the world economy would and did collapse without its part in the black market…

  • You can take heroin for your entire life and suffer no ill effects unless you take too much. This happens when users are forced to by from unscrupulous people because heroine, for no good reason, is illegal. That’s only in this country, land of the free and of the highest percentage of incarcerated people in the civilized world.

  • You can take heroin for your entire life and suffer no ill effects unless you take too much. This happens when users are forced to by from unscrupulous people because heroine, for no good reason, is illegal. That’s only in this country, land of the free and of the highest percentage of incarcerated people in the civilized world.

  • He’s a crook.

  • He’s a crook.

  • So not only are they too stupid to end the war on drugs here, but now they are creating an even bigger international war on drugs?? And they believe they can convince us all it is for our protection…. lol!! Yeah ok All the money from it is just used to fund the government’s black budget projects anyways!!!

  • So not only are they too stupid to end the war on drugs here, but now they are creating an even bigger international war on drugs?? And they believe they can convince us all it is for our protection…. lol!! Yeah ok All the money from it is just used to fund the government’s black budget projects anyways!!!

  • Why are they overthere you think , there is no oil ! And the prisons of the USA must find inmates !

  • Why are they overthere you think , there is no oil ! And the prisons of the USA must find inmates !

  • It’s a brilliant practice. Bring the drugs in, sell them. Steal them back, sell them again. What a beautiful cycle!

  • It’s a brilliant practice. Bring the drugs in, sell them. Steal them back, sell them again. What a beautiful cycle!

  • and why did bolivia lower there cocaine output once they threw dea chief out of there country

  • and why did bolivia lower there cocaine output once they threw dea chief out of there country

  • DEA, CIA, FBI, Police and Congress <----The biggest threats to national security.

  • DEA, CIA, FBI, Police and Congress <----The biggest threats to national security.

  • It’s obvious, they need to fill their for profit prisons…

  • It’s obvious, they need to fill their for profit prisons…

  • The whole invasion of Afghanistan was to steal the heroin trade. Big governments for thousands of years have done just that.

  • The whole invasion of Afghanistan was to steal the heroin trade. Big governments for thousands of years have done just that.

  • Well then, the DEA should go to war against NATO and kill each other off, especially Big Pharma, since most of the “legal drugs” produced in the US are derived from Opium.

  • Well then, the DEA should go to war against NATO and kill each other off, especially Big Pharma, since most of the “legal drugs” produced in the US are derived from Opium.

  • He looks like a bible salesman.

  • He looks like a bible salesman.

  • FK NatoNazi<<<

  • FK NatoNazi<<<

  • ALL the Governments know where the drugs come from

  • ALL the Governments know where the drugs come from

  • GOT to love U.S……THAT’S WHAT they do…..

  • GOT to love U.S……THAT’S WHAT they do…..

  • Make it legal, the threat vanishes.

  • Make it legal, the threat vanishes.

  • Just like Vietnam and the take over of the Golden Triangle Drug Traffic

  • Just like Vietnam and the take over of the Golden Triangle Drug Traffic

  • So decriminalize it

  • So decriminalize it

  • Then why do they have our soldiers over THERE RIGHT NOW!

  • Then why do they have our soldiers over THERE RIGHT NOW!

  • Damien Fisher Jose Paulin

  • Damien Fisher Jose Paulin

  • Roundup would’ve been in so much trouble if they just grew heroin and it would have been more profitable

  • Roundup would’ve been in so much trouble if they just grew heroin and it would have been more profitable

  • That’s how they make all the pills !

  • That’s how they make all the pills !

  • He is a tool. Sharp for the moment, but destined to become dull and un useable and then casually thrown away.

  • He is a tool. Sharp for the moment, but destined to become dull and un useable and then casually thrown away.

  • …with finance from the CIA…

  • …with finance from the CIA…

  • Does the Contraband Importing Agency count as part of the government or are they their own entity?? o.O

  • Does the Contraband Importing Agency count as part of the government or are they their own entity?? o.O

  • This has been going on a long, long time. It’s time to let the Afghans fight for their own drug lords.

  • This has been going on a long, long time. It’s time to let the Afghans fight for their own drug lords.

  • That’s just going to bring in more heroin

  • Sick sick sick

  • Sick sick sick

  • Not only implicated, they admitted to being complicit. Watch “freeway :crack in the system” on netflix

  • Not only implicated, they admitted to being complicit. Watch “freeway :crack in the system” on netflix

  • This motherfucker is still under a rock or something

  • This motherfucker is still under a rock or something

  • They don’t like competition!

  • They don’t like competition!

  • We used the heroine smuggling as a way to destroy Russia people. Yes, YES WE DID.
    We , are the ones responsible for Russia epidemic of heroine abuse!