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Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 8 Num. 92

("Quid coniuratio est?")


"Big news" now is that there is a new, high-purity type of heroin being sold. Warns CNN: "With this high-purity heroin, needles are unnecessary."

Yet Chicago investigator and regular contributor to "Conspiracy Nation," Sherman Skolnick, has been screaming about the high-purity heroin problem for years! Here are some excerpts from past issues, with approximate dates of publication:

CN 2.45 (10/14/94):
Over a period of years, the dope center has been moved to Joliet, just south of Chicago! Brought in here, in great quantities, is a superior narcotic known as "China white". It comes in by barges up the waterway from New Orleans, up the Des Plaines river, past Moose Island. And, also into the airports in Joliet, and the Chicago suburbs of Lansing and Prospect Heights.

CN 2.83 (11/16/94):
[Sherman Skolnick was interviewed on Radio Free America (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on October 20, 1994. ] ...reasons of (quote) "national security" (unquote). Because what was being brought in, in large quantities, flooding in through Joliet and then being distributed across the country, was a superior narcotic called "China White". It comes from the Laos, Burma, Thailand, "Golden Triangle" connection. And the supposed explanation by the espionage agencies was that high-level members of the Chinese secret police are operating in the United States as scientists and technicians, and that the espionage agencies have got to stop the Treasury from interfering and investigating this because, for reasons of national security, they want to keep track of these people -- even though they're bringing in dope!

CN 3.03 (11/28/94):
Now the Golden Triangle produces the very high class, high purity narcotic -- "China White", it's called. And it goes for a very high price, because it can be cut down and so on in laboratories. And basically, what was gonna happen is, the NSA and the CIA leaned on the Treasury [Department] unit and says, "You must not continue to investigate, because it's 'national security'." But they continued to investigate, and that led to a break between the Justice Department and the Treasury [Department].

CN 3.31 (12/30/94):
[Tom Valentine's guest on Radio Free America (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on November 30, 1994 was independent researcher and founder of the Citizens Committee to Clean-up the Courts, Sherman Skolnick.]
No, no, no, no, no. We... As I explained on a previous program, there was a Treasury [Department] unit investigating this dope smuggling since '83. Because it's a foreign thing, involving some espionage people bringing in "China White" (which is a very pure opium; it's high-purity), that the CIA and other espionage groups, the NSA and others, wanted... they didn't want it checked out! So the Treasury Department had compiled, in their unit, about 30,000 pages of surveillance reports. And they got very upset and (when they tried to shut down their operation) they turned it over to a private investigator. (And you can figure out who that might be.)

CN 3.64 (1/24/95):
This comes in the wake of our exclusive stories, on cable TV, about "China White", the high-purity heroin flooding into the United States by way of Joliet, just south of Chicago.

CN 4.13 (2/26/95):
ITEM: In November '94, on our cable TV show, we did an exclusive one-hour presentation on "The CIA and the Dope Business", relating to "China White", the high-purity narcotic flooding into the united States by way of Joliet, just south of Chicago. The dope smuggling is reportedly orchestrated by Rockefeller's longtime agent, Jim Thompson [a.k.a. "Big Jim"], former Illinois Governor and later, chairman of the worldwide law factory called "Winston & Strawn".

CN 5.60 (7/19/95):
By 1986, the First National Bank of Chicago (a Rockefeller entity) had loaned billions and billions of dollars to mainland China which reneged on their promises to pay back in gold. To help China pay, the CIA and the Bank arranged for massive amounts of "China White", high purity heroin, to be smuggled in through Joliet, just south of Chicago. Supervising this was Bush's crony, Jim Thompson, Illinois Governor until 1990.

CN 6.04 (9/12/95):

A public access cable TV show in Chicago (run by this writer) fingered Household as the reputed money laundry for "CHINA WHITE", high purity heroin now flooding the U.S., smuggled into the U.S. through Joliet, just south of Chicago. (The DEA and Justice Department bosses -- including Mark Prosperi, head of the Organized Crime Drug Task Force -- confronted on this by this writer, have planted misleading stories that "China White" is being smuggled into the Chicago area by Nigerians.)

So why is it that now, for some reason, the news media have "discovered" the new, high-purity heroin problem? It can be assumed that massive "news" organizations must have known about it for at least as long as Mr. Skolnick, so what makes it a "news" story at this particular time?

One key is that not being widely reported is the heroin addiction problem amongst Wall Street finance types. The newspaper USA Today had a story on this aspect of the problem within the last few months, yet now the surge in heroin use is being covered with focus of "troubled teens." Why is the Wall Street aspect being ignored?

Why now? Here we move toward theory. (We must theorize because the true story is routinely withheld!) My two theories are...
1) Election season. Big panic created about "we must save our children from this menace." How (by the way) can Clinton, with drug abuse tolerated even in the hallowed White House, lead our nation in the noble crusade to protect our youth?
2) More repression. As noted, the widespread heroin abuse problem amongst Wall Street types is being underplayed in the "news" media. Why? Possible answer: Who cares about "saving" and "protecting" Wall Street yuppies? But the human species is protective of its young. So, will we next see a crusade that "we must save our kids from heroin," with even further "war on drugs" repression?

Contacted this morning (August 21, 1996) and asked "Why is this a story now, since this thing has been covered for years now," Mr. Skolnick opined: "It's a story now, for politics. They want to blame Clinton for the increase in dope. He has cut back, severely, the DEA. It's primarily politics."

Final note from Conspiracy Nation: Heroin is a dangerous drug, even if smoked. Also, if you give your money to drug dealers, it gets washed by bankers and the profit goes to yuppie scumbags. Also, if you use illegal drugs you help justify government repression under the guise of "saving us" from drugs. Bottom line: Not necessarily for their reasons but for your reasons, don't do drugs.

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