The DEA, The Nazis, And Bolivian Cocaine

September 6, 2015
Bolivian cocaine siezed with Nazi packaging

Bolivian cocaine seized with Nazi packaging

Zerohedge is reporting that since Bolivia kicked out the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency seven years ago, cocaine trafficking has gone way, way down. Here’s the link and the report:

Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia
“After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.
It was just seven years ago that the DEA left Bolivia — and only three years after that, progress was finally made. The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money.
“Bolivia has adopted a policy based on dialogue, where coca cultivation is allowed in traditional areas alongside alternative development [in others],” Antonino de Leo, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s representative in Bolivia, told VICE News.
“It’s not only about making money off a crop. In the old fashioned alternative development approach, we substitute one illicit crop for a licit crop. It’s about a more comprehensive approach that includes access to essential services like schools, hospitals, and roads in areas that traditionally have been hard to reach,” Leo added.
There are unfortunately still harsh laws against drug trafficking in Bolivia, but these have been active since the height of the drug war and have had no effect on the recent decline in production. Bolivian president, Evo Morales — a former coca farmer himself — has been less heavy handed since the DEA left the country, a move that allowed the government to develop alternatives for the struggling farmers instead.”
More at link
Perhaps DEA should stand for “Drug Enhancement Agency”. But let’s dig deeper: In “The Big White Lie – The CIA And The Cocaine/Crack Epidemic” by former DEA agent Michael Levine, a grand conspiracy is laid out that shows how the CIA was undermining DEA efforts at drug control in Latin America. For instance – since we’re talking about Bolivia – Levine details how in July of 1980 the CIA backed a “Cocaine coup” in that country. Colonel Luis Arce-Gomez led “…A group of more than 600 paramilitary, swastika-wearing, Nazi-worshiping mercenaries recruited by Klaus Altmann, a/k/a/ Klaus Barbie, a fugitive Nazi war criminal and long-time CIA asset. A sacking of Bolivia’s national labor union followed, and “the torture experts imported from Argentina’s dreaded Mechanic School of the Navy went to work. “Over the next 24 hours, 20 trade union leaders were executed or tortured to death”. “By the evening of July 17, it was clear that the primary goal of the revolution was the protection and control of Bolivia’s cocaine industry. All major drug traffickers in prison were released, after which they joined the neo-Nazis in their rampage”.

Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal and protected CIA asset, was made a Colonel in the Bolivian army and given control of counterintelligence and drug trade operations. The junta seized rival drug kingpins and their coke, giving the impression that they were cracking down on the drug trade, while they stored tons of cocaine in bank vaults. Levine later discovers the that the World Anti-Communist League as well as the CIA were involved, in an effort to take down the left-leaning government of President Lidia Gueiler. That was our U.S. tax dollars at work during Reagan’s war on drugs.

For details on this and more, check out Michael Levine’s “The Big White Lie”


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4 Responses to The DEA, The Nazis, And Bolivian Cocaine

  1. Raymond Humphrey on January 19, 2016 at 2:59 am


  2. […] Entelekheia Photo : Saisie d’un stock de cocaïne frappée d’insignes nazies par la douane bolivienne. Date […]

  3. Fayez Abedaziz on July 28, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Well, look at that:
    the use of American power, that is, some military and other agencies that most of the American public either does not nor do they want to know about.
    What’s new…yawn.
    They also don’t care.
    I’m talking about the old School of the Americas.
    This place, run by the U.S. army, is in the beautiful, historical, delicious peaches state of
    At Fort Benning.
    Back in the late 60’s, I was happy to have run across the magazine ‘Ramparts.’
    Robert Scheer and others there were exposing the dastardly deeds of the C.I.A. and others down in Central and South America.
    That is Interfering and trouble making in numerous nations.
    The result of decades of this?
    Look around.
    From 1946-1984 the School of the Americas was run in Panama, then it was moved to Fort Benning.
    The name was also changed in 2000 to Western Hemispheric Institute for Cooperation!
    How about that! What a freakin’ joke…
    Well, that school was to train officers from numerous of those nations down there and what were the results? They taught them how to control, bully, torture and basically to keep the citizens cowed and live in fear.
    numerous future dictators went to that ‘academy,’ or ‘school.
    The hundreds of thousands that died in those nations, with, among others, thousands of children shot in the streets and labor worker, union leaders, students ,church leaders, news reporters and on and on.
    Why is it, that I knew about such events in 1968, 69 and now, just how many even know about this and other torture and ‘working against democracy or freedom’ such workings of what is real American foreign policy? Very few, and again, few even care.
    Most Americans are ignorant and delusional.
    Can you dig what I’m saying.

    • JT on July 28, 2017 at 2:33 am

      Yes, exactly.

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