Plan Colombia: Cashing-In on the Drug War Failure

“Colombia, a land of untold beauty and diverse cultures, long famous for its’ world prized coffee, tobacco, and Cumbian music, has now become the world’s number one producer and exporter of cocaine. Despite 30 years of U.S. led war on drugs in the fall of flamboyant drug lord Pablo Escobar, the traffic seems healthier than ever with tens of millions of users and hundreds of billions of dollars of profit. No longer imported from Peru and Bolivia, coca leaves, the primary ingredient of cocaine, are now home-grown practically all parts of Colombia. Hundreds of thousands of farmers driven to poverty by the international agri-business competition have been hired by the traffickers.”

20 years of US “war-on-drugs” in Colombia paid for by U.S. tax-payers. Still, more and more drugs and narco-dollars are entering the US every year. Is it a failure or a smokescreen by Washington to secure Colombia’s oil & natural resources instead? Now that the U.S. State Department officially shifted its priority in Colombia from “counter-narcotics” to “counter-insurgency” conveniently dubbed “anti-terrorism”, what is left today of the alleged anti-drug purpose of the U.S. “Plan Colombia”? While cocaine trafficking and money-laundering are skyrocketing to unseen proportions, is the current U.S. “oil” administration even concerned with fighting drugs in Colombia, another top oil supplier to the U.S., when its U.S.-friendly regime is being threatened by powerful leftist guerrilla groups? (Excerpt from main website)

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