Tuesday, May 01, 2007

More Lurid Tales From the Tenured & Unhinged

The occupation forces in Afghanistan are supporting the drug trade, which brings between 120 and 194 billion dollars of revenues to organized crime, intelligence agencies and Western financial institutions. The proceeds of this lucrative multibillion dollar contraband are deposited in Western banks. . . there are indications that the opium economy is being promoted at the political level (including the British government of Tony Blair).
That's the latest plot revealed by University of Ottawa economist Michel Chossudovsky, head honcho of the Centre for Research on Globalization. Chossudovsky has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, the African Development Bank and the International Labour Organization. He's also a past president of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. You might not trust him around sharp objects, but he's a frequent contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique.

Tony Blair a drug dealer? I thought that was supposed to be Her Majesty's job.
Then there was the time a Chossudovsky conspiracy theory got so out of hand (The Americans knew the tsunami was coming but refused to tell South Asia!) the U.S. State Department was forced to issue a formal denial. . .


Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I agree with Hitchens that the Afghanistan poppy crop, should be used for pharmaceuticals.

Interesting blog.

Happy May Day

11:01 PM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

As for professors, Damian Brooks does an excellent bit of research:

"I guess context doesn't matter anymore"

As for the major media:

"Globe guns for Gen. Hillier"

"Afghan detainee agreement: Falsities in the press"


2:35 PM  
Blogger Blazing Cat Fur said...

Ah Michel, I know him well, well enough to laugh at any rate, his site is a hoot. He has a buddy, Keefer at U of Guelph an english lit prof who also contributes to Glowball Research. How is tenure awarded again? Necromancy? I believe Keefer is also a member of the Council of Canadians chapter for his region, how sad.

4:09 PM  

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