Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has apparently withdrawn support for the bill to decriminalize a "personal dose" of marijuana, which was being debated in the Congress, causing alarm among the allies of drug kingpin George Soros and his British masters.
In early June, debate on the proposed bill to decriminalize consumption and production of small quantities of marijuana, began before the Criminal Legislation and the Addiction Prevention and Drug-Trafficking Control committees of Argentina's lower House. It was assumed the bill, which was written by legislators of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), the government's Victory Front, and the Progressive Broad Front (FAP), would meet little opposition.
Instead, testimony from a large number of medical experts, elected officials, social workers, NGOs, and representatives of the Catholic Church, revealed widespread opposition, as speaker after speaker warned that decriminalization would have devastating effects on society, particularly on the growing number of drug addicts, and most especially on the impoverished slum youth becoming addicted in droves to the deadly form of crack cocaine known as "paco." New statistics show that marijuana and cocaine consumption in Argentina is soaring, especially among youth.
Moreover, legislators from within the three parties, including from the Kirchnerite Victory Front, also expressed strong opposition. "The poor aren't even contemplated in this bill," said one prominent Peronist legislator.
Faced with this opposition, Fernandez withdrew support for the bill and ordered her Security Minister and head of the Sedronar anti-drug agency, an arm of the Presidency, not to show up for the congressional debate. According to several press sources, there is no date set for resuming debate on the bill.
Should Fernandez stick with the decision to deep-six the bill, the Soros crowd will take a big hit. Her support for decriminalization was a major strategic blunder, exposing a significant flank for destabilization by the British enemy, which she has otherwise fought unflinchingly.
Her action also comes at a time when the British Empire's decriminalization strategy is gaining ground around the continent. Last week, the Uruguayan government announced its support for a plan to legalize marijuana under government-controlled regulation and sale, joining forces with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, also a strong decriminalization advocate. And on June 29, Colombia's Constitutional Court approved the proposal put forward by President Juan Manuel Santos, a Tony Blair asset, and decriminalized "personal" quantities of marijuana and cocaine.
It is noteworthy that Fernandez's action coincided with the visit to the country of Victor Ivanov, the head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS), on June 27, whose remarks at the Argentine Council on Foreign Relations are reported here. One addition made available in the official translation into Spanish of his speech includes his statement that "these [world drug] centers are the origin of narco-money, which is an inalienable part of the current system and generates the inevitable world economic and financial crisis, preventing the world from adopting a new financial architecture."
Specifically addressing Argentina's commitment to sovereign economic development, Ivanov added: "All of the natural resources available to states have to be placed at the service of national development. In that case, Argentina can provide a good example with steps such as the adoption of the Argentine law of sovereignty regarding hydrocarbons and the expropriation of 51% of YPF belonging to the Spanish oil company Repsol, which are directed precisely to organize the conditions for national development, which in itself already constitutes an important contribution to de-narcotization and to de-criminialization. It is development that guaranteed true sovereignty."