For the people, of the people and from the people. Interesting concept in dreamland. Application of our supposed democratic republic in reality though, well that’s something different.
From the movie Independence Day:
“PRESIDENT: I don’t understand. Where did all this come from? How did this get funded?
MOISHE You didn’t think they actually spent ten thousand dollars for a hammer and thirty thousand for a toilet seat, did you?”
Article I, § 8 of the Constitution is pretty clear, Congress gets to spend the money. It’s part of the separation of powers. That’s why the line item veto is unconstitutional. Allowing the president the authority to veto specific items in an appropriations bill is akin to empowering the executive to controlling the purse strings. Clinton v. City of New York, 524 US 417 (1998) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_v._City_of_New_York
The Constitution requires bicameralism (both houses of congress have to approve a bill) then the bill needs to be presented to the chief executive for him to sign, veto or do nothing(pocket veto). There aren’t that many options.
If you prefer to keep your head buried in the sand then stop reading now and go read the comics. I call them the way I see them.
So what happens when things get fakakta (that’s yiddish for pooh, not Winnie.)? That was the problem with Iran/Contra. Congress didn’t approve the action or the financing so there were no checks and balances in place. No oversight. The president at that time did it all.
This is where it’s going to get crazy, and quite frankly unbelievable. I don’t want to believe it.
What am I trying to get at? What if I told you that elements within our government may be running illegal drugs in order to fund black operations? Do you get that, that rogue elements within our government could be running illegal drugs in order to fund operations without congressional approval or oversight? It’s illegal.
Now the president’s “extraordinary rendition” program is well known. You know the program where we take suspects and fly them out to countries like Eqypt and Syria in order to be tortured. Yup, that’s right we even outsource torture now. You might ask yourself why if Syria is on the list of those who get a lump of coal do we send prisoners there. Interesting, huh?
“Outsourcing Torture – The secret history of America’s “extraordinary rendition” program.” http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/02/14/050214fa_fact6
So you got that so far?
So what would you think if some of the CIA planes that were used to transport suspects to be tortured in Syria or to Gitmo were later found crashed with tons of cocaine on them? Well I hope you’d find that interesting to say the least.
Let me put it together for you again, elements within our government may be smuggling illegal drugs in order to fund black operations without congressional oversight.
I’m sorry to maybe open your eyes to what your own government is doing. It’s terribly disheartening when we have spent so much $ and ceded so many of our civil liberties to the War on Drugs to only discover that our government could be at the center of it, or at least directly involved.
Do you doubt it, then let me know.
“MEXICO CITY (AFP) — A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA “rendition” flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing documents from the United States and the European Parliament. The daily said it had obtained documents from the United States and the European Parliament which “show that that plane flew several times to Guantanamo, Cuba, presumably to transfer terrorism suspects.”
This is some crazy Shiite, huh?
CIA Torture Jet wrecks with 4 Tons of COCAINE
“The last rays of sunlight glint off its wings of the plane, which looks for all the world as if it were carry potentates from the US Department of Homeland Security to a conference on drug interdiction at a posh Cancun hotel.
Except this plane isn’t carrying diplomats or FBI agents…
Instead, it is loaded with 128 identical black leather suitcases, each tightly packed with cocaine, an incredible quantity of cocaine, 5.5 tons in all. Stenciled on the side of each suitcase was a single word: Privado.
Inside the suitcases, the packages of cocaine were stamped with different symbols: a scorpion, a star, a horse, among others, as though they were going to different drug gangs for onward smuggling up through Mexico to the U.S.”
“A Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (N675BC), registered to a suspected CIA front, Aviation Enterprises, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware, was recently spotted alongside a Russian-made AN-124, suspected of being a major drug transport cargo plane, in Colombia.
The “specially configured” King Air flew from Tampa to Guantanamo Bay on October 22, 2007. From 2002 to 2006, the King Air was registered to Prewitt Leasing Inc. of Bedford, Texas.”
|The Real Drug Lords|
|A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug Trade|
|by William Blum|