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Russia and its Federal Drug Control Service head, Victor Ivanov, are launching a major offensive to force the G8 countries into action against the Dope, Inc. heroin and cocaine plagues.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) slammed Barack Obama for breaking the law, and again abusing executive power by allowing the Treasury Department to establish guidelines on how banks can provide services for businesses selling marijuana. The Treasury Department issued a memorandum outlining those guidelines on Feb. 14.
On Thursday, Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) made stern remarks warning that the world is losing the battle against drug trafficking. In particular, he said that so-called "light narcotics" should not be legalized.
Foreign Ministry officials associated with the Russian headed CSTO defense alliance (Collective Security Treaty Organization) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have just held high level security discussions in Moscow on terrorism, with a particular focus on Syria.
In an extraordinary divergence from precedent, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) devoted his entire 34-minute "State of the State" message to what he called "a full-blown heroin crisis" gripping Vermont, and urged support for increased treatment rather than only punishment and incarceration, reports Katharine Seelye in the Jan. 9 New York Times.
While AG Holder told a U. of Virginia audience Feb. 13 that "We will be issuing some new rules, I think very soon" to allow banks to handle marijuana distributors stashes of cash and give them pot credit cards...
Russia's presidential envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, told Ekho Moskvy radio that a huge amount of Afghan heroin, as much as one-third of the total, is entering Russia. The drugs are either sold in Russia or pass through the country en route to other destinations, including Europe, Kabulov added.
El Diario.es reported this month that come October, Spain's statistical agency (INE) will include revenue flows from prostitution, drug traffic and contraband in its calculations of Gross National Product. El Diario's January 20 article cites estimates that this will add 10 billion euros a year to Spain's GNP, an increase of about 1%.
European Parliament ranking foreign policy eminence Pino Arlacchi, who used to run the UN Narcotics Control office in Vienna, has issued a stinging denunciation of illusions and delusions associated with anti-Russia policy of the U.S. and EU.