Jack Balkwill. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In one of your articles, you confirm the implication of the CIA in the heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. What information do you have on this matter?
Jack Balkwill: I have not confirmed it, merely insinuated. Before the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban had almost entirely shut down poppy production in Afghanistan. After 14 years of US occupation, Afghanistan now produces 90% of the heroin in the world. Michael Levine, a former agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration in the USA, said that he tried to arrest the largest drug dealers around the planet and each time was stopped and told the criminals worked with the CIA, and to leave them alone. He finally resigned his position. Lire la suite »
Michael Parenti: “Any democratic victory or awakening that happens – even small – is a step forward.”
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: After reading your powerful and very strong book about imperialism, “The Face of Imperialism”, we feel the need to read again Lenin’s « Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism« , because your book brings added value. What do you think?
Michael Parenti: It is generous of you to claim that my work adds value to Lenin’s. I read his book forty years ago so I cannot claim to be drawing directly from it. But certainly we can say my book was doing some of the same things that his had done, for instance: trying to show the link between capitalism and colonial imperialism, revealing the key role played by cartels, and how the imposing contradictions of capitalism work themselves out in brutal imperatives. Lire la suite »