President Donald Trump: About Your Decision on Opioids
[Ed note: The DEA in collusion with the current administration seem to be attempting to drive business towards Colombia in the drug trade away from Mexico. There is probably a much greater threat to America of drug supply chains being redirected out of Mexico through Caribbean routes. Evidence can be seen in the US Southern Command’s Adm. Kurt Tidd (resigned) who in March, 2016 was asking for additional ships and aircraft to “fight the drug war” (50 years of failed policy).
Admiral Kurt Tidd said fighting drug traffickers was like “squeezing a balloon.” Only around 40% of illegal drugs coming into the US are interdicted. What Admiral Kidd meant was that these drug traffickers moving out of Colombia will adapt and come up with the most sophisticated and creative ways to move drugs out of South America because the market is so lucrative. The next era of clandestine drug shipments will come with the use of advanced drones capable of carrying payloads of ten pounds or more. While at the same time the US is sending roughly $500 abroad to fight the “drug war” (please read linked article at the end of this post) which is a preposterous idea as this post will outline.]
Source: USNI News
SOUTHCOM CO Tidd: Not Enough Ships, Aircraft Available to Fight Drug War
By: John Grady • March 10, 2016
The head of Southern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that he does not have the ships or aircraft to fully carry out the interdiction mission to stop the flow of drugs and migrants from Central America into the United States.
Adm. Kurt Tidd said, as the hearing was ending, that he has five or six surface ships on the interdiction mission each day, primarily drawn from the Coast Guard, but the requirement was to have 21 surface vessels on the mission to stop 40 percent of the illegal drug traffic. “It’s a question of resources” that he said he understood. The command was “still suffering from the hangover” of sequestration, he added.
In answer to a question Tidd said, “I would never turn down additional ships.”
He said that half of the at-sea interdictions were made “with our partners,” and “we need to stand fast” with them in the drug fight and helping them stop the movement of migrants to the United States.
Tidd described stopping the narcotics flow north was “like squeezing a balloon” where large- and small-scale smugglers adjust where they will land the drugs for trans-shipment. “They will adapt”—now using Panama rather than Guatemala. Southern Command’s area of responsibility to the north ends at the Mexican border.
Adm. William Gortney, chief of Northern Command, said he believes Mexico is “in a 30-year fight” against corruption to halt the movement of narcotics from Central America to cartels inside its borders. He added most often the drugs are “coming through the traditional legal border crossings” into the United States carried “in very small quantities” by individuals or in vehicles.
“We need to expect more from the Mexican government and the agencies of the Mexican government.”
Please go to USNI News to read the entire article.
[Ed note: Recently, there has been a big crackdown on legal prescriptions for opioid-based drugs especially painkillers. The man’s case discussed in this Fox News article had three choices when his opioid painkiller medication was deprived from him: 1: live in pain; 2: go buy street drugs; 3): kill himself. He chose number 3. The reason for the crack down on opioid is partially do to an estimated 100 deaths a day in the US from opioid overuse. This in addition to the availability of illegal opioid-based drugs. But there is another reason not recognized and certainly not reported as this post will demonstrate.]
Source: Fox News
As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide
By Elizabeth Llorente | Fox News | December 11, 2018
This is the first of a three-part series on the nation’s struggle to address a crippling opioid crisis, and the unintended victims left in its wake.
It happened slowly. The pain caused by a 1980 back fracture, the result of a tractor-trailer crash, crippled more and more of Jay Lawrence’s body and spirit.
By 2006, the Tennessee native and Navy veteran’s arms and legs were going numb. The excruciating pain reduced him to tears. Multiple surgeries, chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy didn’t work.
He finally found solace in prescription painkillers – 120 milligrams a day of morphine. A high dose, but it dulled the pain enough for him to take walks with his wife, shop for groceries, even take in a few movies.
But last February, the pain clinic doctor delivered jarring news: He was cutting Lawrence’s daily dosage, first to 90 milligrams then, in short stages, down to 30 milligrams. The doctor said the reduced dosage was in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prescribing guidelines released in 2016 as part of a national anti-opioid push, according to Lawrence’s wife, Meredith.
“The doctor said: ‘You know these guidelines are going to become a law eventually. So we’ve decided as a group that we’re going to take all of our patients down,'” she told Fox News in an interview.
Lawrence’s pain returned with a vengeance. He could barely move or sleep. He soiled his pants, unable to make the bathroom in time, Meredith said.
“It feels like every nerve in my body is on fire,” he told his wife.
Meredith said she and her husband went to their primary care physician and asked for a referral to another pain clinic. They were told it would take a minimum of six weeks.
That was too much for Lawrence. In March, on the day of his next medical appointment, when his painkiller dosage was to be reduced again, he instead went to a nearby park with his wife. And on the very spot where they renewed their wedding vows just two years earlier, they held hands.
He raised a gun to his chest and killed himself.
Please go to Fox News to read the entire article.
[Ed note: In this Fox News article linked below, there is a very revealing piece of information worth noting. In the following paragraph taken from the Fox News article, notice how dealers, traffickers and doctors are all mentioned in the same sentence. Doctors in the US are completely compromised now because while they are trying to relieve pain in their patients, the opioid market is extremely lucrative. This paragraph and its meaning can be interpreted many different ways. Who is going to be sought out first for breaking the drug laws? Traffickers? Dealers? Or the doctors prescribing opioids?]
“In a speech about the national overdose deaths epidemic in March, President Trump said: ‘Whether you are a dealer or doctor or trafficker or a manufacturer, if you break the law and illegally peddle these deadly poisons, we will find you, we will arrest you, and we will hold you accountable.'”
[Ed note: The following paragraph from the same Fox News article is not open to any interpretations. What is going to happen when 800 opioid prescribers a year surrender their DEA registration? It will mean that thousands of people across the US suffering from legitimate pain from accidents or whatever, are going to be deprived of painkilling opioid-based prescription medication. Where are these people going to go to to seek out pain relief based on the three choices of the man described in the FOX News article above who killed himself?
The majority are certainly not going to kill themselves and will more than likely turn to the streets for pain relief. The number one supplier of these drugs is Colombia. These drug cartels supplying these drugs to the US are going to gorge themselves on revenue based on this policy in the US on opioid use. The DEA knows full well how the drug trade is operating out of Colombia. In fact, the DEA ran a sting operation on Bolivian President Evo Morales for Bolivia’s “alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme”. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called “Operation Naked King”, was ran against Bolivian President Evo Morales because Bolivia was taking its own steps to end the drug trade out of Bolivia.]
“Roughly 800 prescribers each year surrender their DEA registration – a kind of license – when the agency opens an investigation. DEA investigations can involve having assets and medical records seized. In some cases that can lead to bankruptcy, doctors said, prompting many to surrender their opioid prescribing rights, rather than fight a battle against a behemoth government.”
(Ed note: For President Donald Trump it is business as usual despite Colombia being the biggest producer and shipper of drugs out of South America including cocaine. The US also provides Colombia with roughly $500 million year ostensibly as “foreign aid” when most of that money is used to keep the paramilitaries in arms and equipment to keep the drug trade operating.
Is this making sense? It appears competitors to opioid production in the US to Colombian drug dealers are being eliminated. And who are those competitors to the Colombian drug cartels where President Trump intends to build a Trump Tower? Legal doctors in the US who are prescribing legal opioids pain-killer medication. The Venezuelans are onto the DEA kicking them out of Venezuela a long time ago. The DEA is calling the shots here in Colombia and the laws in the US. Don’t expect the Washington Post to run a story anytime soon on the DEA’s participation in the drug trade out of Colombia either.
Is the DEA along with the US government (privatized) attempting to corner the drug market on behalf of Colombia? They’ve run out of illegal drug users so by making opioid drug prescriptions by US doctors illegal this will force thousands and thousands of Americans suffering from all types of pain to go “out on the street to buy their drugs to find pain relief.” Think about the consequences of what Fox News reported in the article above: “800 opioid prescribers a year in the US are turning in their opioid prescription licenses”. The DEA long with the US government are “taking away doctors ability to treat chronic pain and are legislating it away”. That’s how business is done so damn the pain and the consequences. The DEA are now raiding doctor’s offices who are treating patients for chronic pain with opioids.]
Source: The Washington Post
He hopes to build a Trump tower in Colombia. But he still lives with his parents
By Nick Miroff and Julia Symmes Cobb •January 22, 2017
TUNJA, Colombia — Of all the would-be business partners of President Trump who have been hoping to capitalize on his win, there is surely no one who stands to gain quite as much — relatively speaking — as young Colombian builder Nicolás Jiménez.
Jiménez, you see, doesn’t have much to begin with.
His company, Fortún, is the local partner of U.S. investors who have drawn up a $350 million plan to build the Trump International Hotel and Tower Bogota, featuring two 72-story skyscrapers that would be among the tallest in Latin America. New York-based Yun Capital, a longtime Trump backer, is putting up the money; Jiménez has been looking for a site and said he hopes to finalize a deal this month.
That would be great for Jiménez, 27, because he has never built a skyscraper, let alone a hotel or office building, or anything taller than three stories, for that matter. His company does not have a website. He still lives with his parents.
“Big things sometimes start small,” said Jiménez, which sounded like something his idol would say.
What Jiménez lacks in credentials he makes up for in Trumpian chutzpah. His story is a reminder that not all of the would-be foreign business partners of the Trump Organization are big players and well-connected investors. Some are fervent devotees with boundless faith in the Trump brand, like Jiménez. Others are relatively small-time investors who see the Trump name as a golden ticket to obtain financing or customers.
Alan Garten, general counsel for the Trump Organization, said in an interview last month that the majority of deals presented to the company “are not consummated, and we do not move forward with them. I would say 5 percent maybe” are approved. And Trump and his employees have said several times — most recently in a Jan. 11 news conference — that the company will make “no new foreign deals” while he is president. Asked about Jiménez’s tower, Garten reiterated this month that the firm has no projects in Colombia.
Please go to The Washington Post to read the entire article.
[Ed note: We would like to sincerely thank Florida Maquis for introducing us to the circumstances related to Colombian drug production since it is related to our work on the assassination of Col. James Sabow. Nothing has significantly changed since Col. Sabow’s murder in 1991 until today other than becoming much more sophisticated.
Really President Trump, all these countries you mentioned in this speech except Colombia? No death penalties for drug traffickers out of Colombia? Be sure to catch the second clip here, President Trump, as you prepare for the final negotiations for your Trump Tower in Colombia. Richard Thieme outlines how “way too many people in the executive branch make way too much money and they are not going to allow this stream of income from the drug trade to be jeopardized.” As Richard Thieme has stated it: “people are powerless against this network.”]