USBP Overview, Part 5
Al Qaeda is fighting a "proxy war"
A "proxy war" is one where someone
else is (knowingly or unknowingly) doing the fighting
and dying for you. Our decade long "proxy war" against
the Soviet Union in Afghanistan is an example. We do have a little
problem today in that the Afghanis we armed, funded, and trained
in the 1980s are now fighting against us in Afghanistan and in
Iraq. But we have a much bigger problem:
Al Qaeda and Heroin.
As of February, 2001, under Mullah Omar and the
was eliminated from Afghanistan. His enforcement methods left
much to be desired by the ACLU. The mullah's enforcers would just
about launch an RPG up your bottom if they saw poppies in your
opium crop in Afghanistan is larger than ever before in the
country's entire history (50,000 "coalition troops"
not withstanding). In fact, the crop has hit an ever larger historic
record size each year we have been in Afghanistan. The opium is
converted into heroin, it is sold, and the money is then used
to fund their projects.
The Mexican drug cartels control not just the
smuggling of drugs but most of Mexico's illegal immigration into
the USA (and vast portions of the Mexican government including
much of Mexico's Regular Army). The Mexican drug cartels have
no interest whatsoever in letting al Qaeda send bands of wild
eyed terrorists across our southern border and us then closing
our southern border to their drug smuggling business.
What the cartels do want to do is keep their
links to Muslim drug lords and to illegal alien smuggling rings
a secret. They are not trying to keep it a secret from the US
government or the CIA or the DEA. Our government and its agencies
know all about it. The cartels want to keep it secret only from
the public. That may seem odd but it is the way it works. The
"ground zero" for media investigations of these terror
networks is Mexico. The simplest way to discourage reporters in
Mexico from reporting is
to kill them.
Today, more reporters are killed
in Mexico than anyplace else on earth except Iraq. Mexican
news media have even been machine gunned. The cartels have
made it clear they will silence any inquisitive U.S. media. The
US media now stays north of the border. Confirmation comes from
of America -- broadcasting to foreign lands -- and the U.S.
Ambassador to Mexico himself.
As a footnote, the British flooded China with
opium as a Weapon of Mass Destruction -- the
British Opium Wars -- in the 1840s and then again in the 1850s.
A third party -- Russia -- then "siezed the moment,"
took advantage of China's drug sodden situation, and stole 400,000
square miles of China without firing a shot. That is how
Russia spread all the way to Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean.
If you think China has forgotten, don't.
Nearly all of the methampetamine flooding
America is made in Mexico by the drug cartels and the raw
materials are shipped in from Red China.
Thousands of Chinese are involved in this drug
example is special in that Mr. Ye Gon has admitted the involvement
in his methamphtamine enterprise of people at the highest levels
of the Mexican government.
Al Qaeda has found that they do not have
to do much of anything to kill Americans except fund the drug
cartels with more than a billion dollars in heroin a
A billion dollars may seem an impossible number
but it is small change in Mexico's drug profits. Mr. Ye Gon (above)
was found to have over $207
million in U.S. currency stashed just in one closet in his
house in Mexico. When he was arrested he was living in Maryland
not five miles from the U.S. Capitol building.
Muslim heroin is not the weapon, it is the
funding source. The yearly opium crop in Afghanistan is worth
billion dollars. Here is a PDF
research document. Not all of that cash goes to the drug cartels,
but a billion of it certainly does..
At first, al Qaeda tried to convince the drug
cartels to allow them to poison the cocaine being sent to America.
The drug cartels thought this was a really bad idea (because
then much of their market and trafficking infrastructure -- which
took them years to cultivate -- would be quite dead). Al Qaeda
and the cartels realized that instead, increasing the
flow of drugs across the border would be a better idea because
then there would be more addicts who were a drain on society and
the ancillary crime associated with drug trafficking would help
bankrupt our cities.
The best weapon for this new venture is methamphetamine.
Marijuana is one of Mexico's largest revenue generators but its
effect on American society is tactical... not strategic.
is a strategic weapon. Illegal aliens are a strategic
A tactical weapon is one that offers an immediate
result and where the effect is usually quite localized. A strategic
weapon is one that destroys an enemy's economy, or cities, or
infrastructure, and even its government and does not
have to offer immediate results.