The Western banking system or known enormous financial institutions, such the HSBC, are engaging in criminal laundering of drug money and are therefore participating in drug trafficking and likely the allied trade of human trafficking. Compounding and sustaining pervasive criminality are US political leaders’ executing and legislating it: on the one hand they bail out big banks when pyramid schemes bust and default ensues, and on the other hand they take big bank money (shoring up cycles of drug and people- trafficking) to feed their campaigns coffers, a lifetime in public office, and their high-living lifestyles.
While these leaders and their “partners” support drug production (consider US soldiers protecting lucrative poppy fields in Afghanistan), they are committing an endless “WAR ON DRUGS”; and, simultaneously, while deeply engaged in an incestuous affair with the violence industrial complex and creating “terrorists,” they are committing an endless global “WAR ON TERROR.”
Ibelieve that any leader, any country whose leaders are involved in the ordering or participating directly or indirectly in the affairs of another country, violating others’ national sovereignty, waging violence against another country or its people, its lands and or institutions—should be arrested, led in chains, and prosecuted before an independent, international court.
And though I am not sure any more, given loss of credibility, that this court will be either the UN Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court in The Hague, I do believe that there must be recourse, there must be an ending to the global criminal and deliberate madness that, for too many years, has been perpetrated particularly by Western leaders against the world and its people.
A lifelong American writer and writer/activist (former academic and staffer with the U.S. government in Washington), Dr. Carolyn LaDelle Bennett is credentialed in education and print journalism and public affairs (PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; MA, The American University, Washington, DC). Her work concerns itself with news and current affairs, historical contexts, and ideas particularly related to acts and consequences of U.S. foreign relations, geopolitics, human rights, war and peace, and violence and nonviolence. Dr. Bennett is an internationalist and nonpartisan progressive personally concerned with society and the common good. An educator at heart, her career began with the U.S. Peace Corps, teaching in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Since then, she has authored several books and numerous current-affairs articles; her latest book: UNCONSCIONABLE: How The World Sees Us: World News, Alternative Views, Commentary on U.S. Foreign Relations; most thoughts, articles, edited work are posted at Bennett’s Study: http://todaysinsightnews.blogspot.com/ and on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/carolynladelle.bennett. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08UNCONSCIONABLE/prweb12131656.htm http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-000757788/UNCONSCIONABLE.aspx Her books are also available at independent bookstores in New York State: Lift Bridge in Brockport; Sundance in Geneseo; Dog Ears Bookstore and Literary Arts Center in Buffalo; Burlingham Books in Perry; The Bookworm in East Aurora