These historic photos first surfaced briefly during President Clinton's last reelection campaign.  Just as quickly they vanished into the ether.  In return for a $20,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee (part of which came from cocaine smuggled to the United States from Columbia according to Republican investigators), drug trafficker Jorge Cabrera was invited to dinner with Vice President Gore.  A little over a week later, he was invited to a Christmas reception and met and posed with First Lady Hillary Clinton.  According to the New York Times, April 4, 1997, at the time these photos were taken, Cabrera had two felony drug convictions.  Since that time, he was arrested for smuggling 3 tons of cocaine into Florida.  He pled guilty and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

The Justice Department initially refused to release the photos to Republican investigators who were probing campaign financing.  After the DOJ was finally forced to release them, the Gore and Hillary camps denied any knowledge that Cabrera was involved with drug trafficking.  Of course they are right.  They never would have posed with him if they knew he was dealing drugs.  That's not the point.  The point is they never bothered to find out where the money was coming from.  They don't care whether it's coming from drugs, or Chinese agents of influence, or pilfered organs for that matter.  This is not far akin from the CIA claiming none of its agents were dealing drugs in  South Central Los Angeles.  Of course they weren't.  All the CIA did was look the other way and let the Contras do the dirty work for them (while, of course, CIA big wigs made a killing off the proceeds).  Gore and Hillary adopted a don't ask, don't tell policy: hold your noise, don't ask any questions, and let the dough roll in.  That the money is blood money, sucked from the life of god knows how many tragic victims of the drug epidemic, never troubled the minds of Messr. Gore or Madam Clinton.

These photos are symbolic of an elite that has nothing but contempt for the American people, whose arrogance knows no bounds, and that has every intention of abusing their hapless victims to the maximum degree possible.

But chinks have begun to emerge in the armor.  And those chinks are Grand Canyon-size wide.  When Richard Grasso, head of the New York Stock Exchange, in an act of arrogance that rivals Gore and Hillary posing with Cabrera, dares to travel to Columbia and offer the good auspices of his office and the Big Board to the narco-terrorists FARC, then you can be sure that the end is near for the present world financial system.  Grasso never would have made that trip save that part of the elite now feels it's useless to even pretend that we have an industrial, or post-industrial, economy.  We have become the new Dope Inc., and Grasso's trip put an official stamp on it.

These photos should be a sobering warning to those who think the drug epidemic would end if only we could get rid of Clinton and Bush.  It won't.  The corruption is endemic to the system, and only by getting rid of the present system can their be any hope for a positive future.  And this may come sooner than later.  With NYSE chief Grasso trooping dutifully through the jungles of Columbia, it is tacit acknowledgment by the elite that the whole ball of wax is about to crash - and soon.  Of course, they have every intention of heading for the hills with their ill-gotten gains when that dark day comes, and leaving their hapless victims (the American people) holding the bag as the system crashes all around them.