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Gen. Barry McCaffrey Warns of Dangerous Consequences of Obama’s Deal with the FARC Cartel

Feb. 8, 2016 (EIRNS)—Gen. Barry McCaffrey (ret.), who headed the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton, said on Feb. 3 that he was very concerned about the agreement that Barack Obama has personally orchestrated with Colombia’s FARC drug cartel, in collaboration with Colombian President and British asset, Juan Manuel Santos.

As reported by PRNewswire, McCaffrey pointed out that the 15th anniversary celebration Feb. 4 at the White House of "Plan Colombia," demonstrated its success. Plan Colombia was the program that McCaffrey personally formulated, and on which he coordinated closely with Colombian military and civilian leaders to wipe out the FARC narcoterrorists and restore stability to that country.

"Cooperation with the government of Colombia led to massive cocaine transit reduction to the U.S., reduced crime, and improved Colombian stability,"

McCaffrey underscored.

But, as for the pending agreement with the FARC, tentatively scheduled to be signed in March, General McCaffrey said he fears it would allow the FARC

"to maintain or increase cocaine and heroin production, ease transit restrictions and enforcement, keep enormous profits for the FARC, worsen the heroin crisis in our country, threaten the security of Colombia and increase U.S. drug abuse."

Note that most of the heroin entering the U.S. today comes from either Mexico or Colombia—not from Afghanistan.

McCaffrey’s fears are justified. British tool Obama, whose drug-legalization policies have been instrumental in destroying the population—especially youth—of the United States, has personally overseen negotiations with the FARC. He sent his special envoy, former State Department official and now private equity executive Bernard Aronson, to participate in negotiations with the FARC leaders in Havana. According to the New York Times Feb. 5, Aronson was crucial in moving negotiations forward when "they appeared in danger of stalling."

Who is Aronson? Former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under George H.W. Bush, he was involved in the 1989 invasion of Panama, and was a strong supporter of the drug-trafficking Contras in Nicaragua, whom he called "freedom fighters" against Soviet expansion.

The FARC has committed unspeakable atrocities in Colombia. So what? In discussing his involvement in the Havana peace talks, Aronson told the New York Times his strategy was to "simply treat the FARC negotiators with respect, cracking the stereotype of the arrogant imperialist."

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