ZERO PLUS 1101 DAYS,--New York, NY, Thursday,
September 16, 2004--Narco-Terrorism.
Is it a real or fabricated threat to the future security and
safety of our nation and our Children's Children's Children.
"Target America: Drug
Traffickers, Terrorists and You" opened September
13, 2004 in Times Square
the question posed by the recent opening of the Drug Enforcement
Agency's museum in Times Square a free exhibit that explains
how illegal drug users are not the only victims of drugs.
exhibit called "Target
America: Drug Traffikers, Terrorists And You" directly
links funding of Terrorists to drug production and sales,
inciting critics to accuse the DEA of "riding the wave
of Terrorism" in an attempt to justify its War On Drugs.
The exhibit opened September 10, 2002 traces the historic
and contemporary connections between global drug trafficking
America has spent the past two years traveling the nation
in Virginia, Texas and Nebraska and stops are planned for
Chicago, Atlanta and Boston. Target America will stay in MidTown
until February 1, 2005.
America will remain in MidTown until February 1, 2005
of the exhibit that travels throughout the United States to
enhance awareness of the ongoing battle between drugs and
the safety of society, claim there is a direct link between
drug manufacturing and sales, and the flow of money to Terrorist
question comes down to: "Who pays for the bullets, bombs,
food, training, hiding, planning and execution of a Terrorist?"
who studies what happened on September 11, 2001 realizes that
a massive mountain of money was necessary to plot, plan, fund
and execute the assault against Americans. Originally, ten
planes were slated to attack that day. Over time, only four
actually struck American soil.
thousands of Terrorists were being trained around the world
in various cells--all funded by some source or sources.
the illegal manufacture of drugs and the money resulting from
their sale any part of that? If so, does that justify the
are two forms of money. One is legitimate, above the board
money that can be traced back to its origination point. Then,
there is illegal money, created by the sale of illigimate
products such as drugs that requires "laundering"
so that it flows through the legitimate monetary system as
though it was "clean."
|What is narcoterrorism?
to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), narcoterrorism
refers to terrorist acts carried out by groups that
are directly or indirectly involved in cultivating,
manufacturing, transporting, or distributing illicit
drugs. The term is generally applied to groups that
use the drug trade to fund terrorism. However, it
has also sometimes been used to refer to the phenomenon
of increasingly close ties between powerful drug lords
motivated by simple criminal profit and terrorist
groups with political agendas, particularly in Colombia."
Terrorism: Q& A- Council on Foreign Relations)
did the millions of dollars necessary for funding Terrorists
appear and flow? One of the major sources of money besides
oil in the Middle East is the growing and manufacturing of
drugs. Is there a relationship?
is virtually impossible for anyone with any sanity to deny
that drug money funds Terrorism in some degree, whether it
is huge or small. The ultimate degree doesn't matter when
a bullet or bomb strikes a loved one, for even if a tenth
of a bullet or a tenth of piece of dynamite was purchased
with drug money, it still remains Narco-Terrorism.
the odds that "legitimate money" is used to fund
Terrorism is ludicrous. Most "legitimate money"
flows through the monetary system, while drug money goes to
fund Acts of Terrorism--whether they be criminal or Terroristic
to DEA Administrator Karen Tandy, “Bringing ‘Target
America’ to Times Square will let millions of visitors
see, first hand, how US illegal drug sales not only help support
terrorism, but also how drugs terrorize all of us.”
the real issue comes down to what is Narco-Terrorism?
the idea of a Terrorist in the Middle East arming himself
or herself with bombs and bullets and plans to attack America
or any other nation, and imagine the guy or gal skulking around
your local neighborhood school with his or her pockets bulging
with pills and joints and other drugs designed to Terrorize
your child's mind and body.
local drug dealer may not be strapped up with suicide bombs,
but is there any difference between the damage he is doing
to the children of a society from a Middle Eastern Terrorist
walking into the school room and pulling a detonation cord
and blowing up everyone in sight?
given out to children visiting the museum with their
jails and prisons are bursting with citizens who have become
slaves to the Beast of Drug Terror. Are they victims of Narco-Terrorism?
can be little doubt that Terrorism is much more than the attack
on the United States on September 11, 2001. But there can
be no doubt that the events of Nine Eleven has opened our
eyes to the bigger role of Terrorism in our daily lives.
is only one division of that Terrorism.
America expanded in the Summer of 2004 and presents not only
narco-terrorism issues, but also a look at other costs to
society – "costs to children, costs to the environment,
costs to the body, and ends with an important look at how
each visitor can work to break the cycle of drug abuse and
abuse is also a form of Terrorism. So are the efforts of a
major corporation to steal and pillage the funds of its investors,
a crime called Corporate Terrorism.
assault on a person or society with a primary goal of injecting
Fear, Intimidation and Complacency is an act of Terrorism.
of the major acts is, of course, the injection of drugs into
our society. But even more frightening is that the funds we
spend for those drugs flows back to people with guns and bullets
who have vowed to kill us.
of the DEA museum need to ask themselves, "What if only
One Percent of the funds the Terrorists receive came from
drug sales? Would that be justification for the DEA to use
the word Narco-Terrorism?"
answering that question, one other question needs to be asked.
"If a Terrorist came into an American school, huddled
a hundred kids into a gym as they did in Russia, set mines
around the kids to blow them all up, and only One Percent
of the funds that Terrorist received to fund his/or her career
came from drug sales, would that One Percent be enough to
cause the parents and loved ones of the dead children to want
the DEA and other organizations to eliminate the source of
funds that caused the death of their children?"
of Narco-Terrorism see Terrorism through blinders. They make
the fatal mistake of limiting Terrorism to some far-distant
definition that denies any act or effort to make Terrorism
an inclusive rather than exclusive definition.
any act that threatens the future security of our children
is an act of Terrorism
personally believe any act that threatens the future security
of our children is an act of Terrorism. That includes not
only funding bombs and bullets with drug money, but also the
Terrorism of someone denying that any and all efforts to fight
the drug war that assaults our children is invalid.
existed long before Nine Eleven.
who tries to refute that point need only go to an institution
where a child writhes and slavers because some drug dealer
fed him or her drugs that burned the child's brain.
it's not just the result of Nine Eleven, it's only heightened