“Only makes sense if the shadowy cabal of statists who tell Obama what to do is profiting financially from this selection.”
You got it in ONE, sir...
We should research these people, and how they have effected the Open Society orgs. I’ve got the feeling it’s personal between The Soros Group, and Ivanov.
And just like THAT, 10 seconds of Google reveals this:
Ivanov: World Financial System Is “Major Beneficiary” of Drugs
January 28, 2013 11:03AM
Russian anti-drug czar Victor Ivanov pointed to the link of drug trafficking to armed paramilitary groups in North Africa, and leveled a new broadside against “the world financial system” for being “one of the major beneficiaries” of the drug trade, in a lengthy Jan. 17 interview with the Spanish-language edition of Russia Today TV. Ivanov has repeatedly denounced the major international banks for actively seeking drug money deposits, and has specified that a return to FDR’s Glass-Steagall standard would put an end to this process. In his latest remarks (the full Spanish transcription can be found at www.larouchista.com/node/2000) Ivanov said:
“The beneficiaries [of the drug trade] are, above all, the drug traffickers and, unfortunately, it has to be said that one of the major beneficiaries is the world financial system. Since the funds obtained from the yearly drug trade are estimated to be between 500 and 800 billion dollars, it goes without saying that those billions of dollars are not placed under the pillow, but become part of the financial system they are legalized, they are laundered, causing colossal damage to the country’s economy.”
Ivanov pointed to the role of the drug trade in the spreading terrorist war in northern Africa: “Recently there is a tendency to transport a significant quantity of drugs through the countries of Western Africa towards Europe. In the last five years, the market for cocaine sales in Europe grew by approximately 2 to 4 times; that is to say, there was a gigantic redistribution of flows.
He all but mentions Soros by name!