US Supported Honduras’ Ascent in the Cocaine Business Chain: Putting 2 & 2 & 2 Together

The Real Lords of the Trillion-Dollar Narco-Sphere

Honduras‘Two’:I am reading the new sensational headlines on Honduras’ now internationally recognized status as the Western Hemisphere’s major Cocaine Hub:

Long an impoverished backwater in Central America, Honduras has become a main transit route for South American cocaine."Honduras is the number one offload point for traffickers to take cocaine through Mexico to the U.S.," said a U.S. law enforcement official who could not be quoted by name for security reasons. A U.S. State Department report released in March called Honduras "one of the primary landing points for South American cocaine."

Almost half of the cocaine that reaches the United States is now offloaded somewhere along the country's coast and heavily forested interior — a total of 20 to 25 tons each month, according to U.S. and Honduran estimates.

Here is a brief video clip for a general idea of Honduras’ now recognized Narco State Status:

 
‘Another Two’: Remember the illegal military coup in June 2009? I am talking about the one our President vehemently and actively supported while recognizing it as illegitimate and unconstitutional? Our president not only continued financial aid and support to the illegitimate new government of Honduras, but actually increased it, and continues to increase it. This, despite of a whole host of human rights violations, such the killing of more than 3000 people including journalists, lawyers and activists by the US supported illegitimate government.

Facusse‘Next Two’: Have you read the Nation magazine’s recently uncovered close relationship between the corporate drug lords and private paramilitaries and the Obama administration?  Wealthy landowners with ties to the cocaine trade, like Miguel Facussé, who actively supported the 2009 military coup, and who has met with the State Department numerous times, and met with Obama in Washington DC in the first week of October. How about that, huh? And the results?

Obama has allocated $45 million in new funds for military construction, including expansion and improvement of the jointly operated Soto Cano Air Force Base at Palmerola (supplied now with US drones) and has opened three new military bases, Police and military funding, almost $10 million for 2011, rose dramatically in June with $40 million more under the new $200 million Central American Regional Security Initiative, supposedly to combat drug trafficking in Central America.

“More Two’s”: With Honduras’ ascending status in the drug trade and associated violence and corruption, why has the Obama administration been vehemently supporting the illegitimate and criminal Honduran regime and its top-tier drug lords? Huh, doesn’t this sound very familiar? Think about Afghanistan’s drug lords and operators. I’m talking about the pawn government we have planted there. You know, the Karzai Heroin Clan?

You may also throw in the following ‘two’ provided to you by Boiling Frogs EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett: Morbid Addiction: CIA & the Drug Trade

Okay. Now, shall we go ahead and add the two and two and two and two …What does it add up to? You tell me.

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  1. Hmm. Let’s see: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = er… um… Zero!, where Zero also equals the amount of “Change We Can Believe In” that we’ve seen throughout the entire – and enlightened – Obama presidency.

  2. Hi Sibel:

    This one hits home to me: I spent a few months living in Honduras in the 90s while learning Spanish. The resurrection of the cocaine trade doesn’t surprise me, given that the Honduran military governments of the 1980s were also involved in the drug trade. Back then, the Contra war was the excuse for the U.S. to look the other way.

    It is very sad to read these stories: the Honduras I visited over 15 years ago was indeed poor, but relatively peaceful. The death squad activity had existed, and there were gangs, but the overall civil strife seemed much lower than in El Salvador. I almost considered moving there, but the way the country has been destroyed, I am glad that I did not.

    To think I used to walk around San Pedro Sula alone at night…

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