Drug pirates of the Caribbean



The growth of supply, as it is known, is born by the growth of demand. And the demand for drugs, according to the «UNODC World Drug Report 2023» by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), shows that despite increased interdiction of drugs by intelligence agencies, markets for the sale and consumption of illicit drugs have grown significantly on all continents of our planet. According to new UNODC data, more than 296 million people worldwide used drugs in 2021, an increase of 23% over the previous decade.

In many regions, there has been a steady increase in the number of cocaine users over the past decade, with the market concentrated in the Americas and parts of Europe. It cannot be claimed that the United States government, like its satellites in the EU and LAC, is involved in the drug trade, but the White House has not publicly denied any past or present involvement in this business.

Beginning with Jewish-American godfather Meyer Lansky, who turned America into a major point of drug trafficking and consumption, today the baton has been taken over by Latin American cartels.

Today, only a lazy person in America does not make money from drugs. And North Americans seem to have been overtaken by South Americans. That’s not true. But it’s all under the control of the CIA. Only now the allegedly national cartels — Colombian, Mexican, Puerto Rican… — rule the roost. Purely American agents either manage them through the CIA and other intelligence agencies, or they are really in the backyard. There is no data on that.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s zone of control was, is, and will be the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific. This is the region where cocaine is grown and produced in the «cocaine triangle» — the Andean Cordilleras of Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. It accounts for 90% of the traffic of all narcotic substances, which now includes fentanyl, heroin and other opioids in addition to marijuana.

After the victory of the revolution in Cuba in 1959, American gangsters had to shift their main logistical routes to other Caribbean islands — Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, Grenada — a total of 15 sovereign Caribbean countries with an area of more than a million square miles, ideal for modern drug flibusters.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, only an officially recorded 1,000 tons of cocaine passes through the Caribbean each year. And only about 6% of the traffic becomes the «domain» of government agencies.

Routes are constantly changing, when detected, pirates throw their cargo into the water, and transshipment centers take their share from each shipment. One should not discount the «special cargoes» under the control of American intelligence services for special operations in all countries of the world.

Despite all this, there was and still is «one bright spot» in the fight against drug trafficking, which is recognized by U.S. officials — it is Cuba’s assistance, which Washington has tried in every possible way and is trying to ignore.

In the late ’80s, when General Panteleimon Giorgadze was the Russian representative of the border guards in Cuba, the Cuban Coast Guard seized tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine and marijuana, and the drug traffickers who were transporting them were detained and handed over to the United States as part of a joint operation.

By the way: the Gulf of Mexico, which washes the world-famous Varadero, just 360 kilometers from Florida, could be compared to the mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur. The only difference is that in Varadero it was better to fall into the hands of Cuban border guards than into the clutches of the US Coast Guard. The Cubans did not demand kickbacks.

Cubans have alerted the United States to more than 500 smuggling operations in the past 10 years, seizing more than 40 tons of marijuana, cocaine and hashish, according to Cuban Interior Ministry spokesman Bravo. «We have prevented a huge amount of drugs from entering the United States,» he said. And Vedant Patel, a State Department deputy spokesman, said the U.S. has not changed its policy toward Cuba and is keeping the country on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, to which it was added in January 2021.

If the man and his country are idiots, it will be for a long time. «Despite its location between the hemisphere’s largest exporters of illicit drugs and the U.S. market, Cuba is not a major consumer, producer, or transit point for illicit drugs,» the U.S. State Department said in a 2016 report on drug trafficking. That year, 1.7 tons of marijuana and cocaine were intercepted in Cuba.

I know because I’ve seen it much earlier, but it’s unlikely that anything has changed in Cuba in this regard — drugs burn in the furnace of the border ovens. It’s easier for Havana.

Since long ago, guerrillas of all Marxist-Trotskyist stripes in Latin America considered it a good thing to supply drugs to the United States, calling it “atomic war against Yankee imperialism”. Cuba was and remains clean in this respect. No matter how much Washington wanted to, it has never been able to accuse the Island of Freedom of drug trafficking, in which the United States itself is completely involved.

Let’s be frank: all open and secret drug operations take place with the knowledge and consent of Washington and its White House. With their knowledge and consent, smugglers deliver drug shipments by airplanes from Jamaica and Colombia, throw bales into the sea between thousands of uninhabited islands off the northern coast of Cuba for transportation by speedboats to the U.S. market and Europe.

With their — the U.S. drug house’s — knowledge and consent, sea and air ships from the Caribbean leave with drugs for ports in Spain, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium.

The only question is why the White House dislikes its children so much.