A Soros role in formulating national drug policy is worthy of special press attention because his pro-drug legalization campaign has been considered at odds with the vast majority of Republicans and Democrats who share the view that legalization would make the drug problem far worse.
In the current campaign, however, a major transformation has taken place. Soros is said to have "privatized" or replaced the Democratic Party by subsidizing many different liberal-left organizations that comprise its political base and creating new ones, the "527" organizations.
Among the candidates who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, Soros financially supported John Kerry, Wesley Clark, Senator Bob Graham, and Howard Dean. He has been praised by Senator Hillary Clinton and contributed to her Senate campaign and political action committee. He has also contributed to the political campaigns of Democratic Senators Tom Daschle, Carl Levin, John Corzine, Mary Landrieu, Debbie Stabenow, Charles Schumer, Joseph Biden, Patrick Leahy, Paul Sarbanes, Thomas Harkin, and Barbara Boxer. In 2002, Soros funded Al Gore for president and contributed $153,000 in "soft money" to the Democratic National Committee. Soros, who is also very close to Bill Clinton, was described by Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott as a "national treasure."
Keep in mind that the article we are reviewing here is from 2004, just days before the general election.
With that in mind, reread the last paragraph, paying particular attention to the names of politicians whom Soros was supporting: for President, he had supported John Kerry, Wesley Clark, Bob Graham, and Howard Dean; he had also contributed to the election campaigns of Democrat Senators Tom Daschle, Carl Levin, John Corzine, Mary Landrieu, Debbie Stabenow, Charles Schumer, Joseph Biden, Patrick Leahy, Paul Sarbanes, Thomas Harkin, Barbara Boxer, and, of course, Hillary Clinton.
We have certainly not looked at all of these politicians at this blog. But, if you will recall, we connected Senator Biden to ethnic Albanian organized crime in The Heroin Lobby, Part 10. And, here is George Soros contributing to the Senator Biden's campaign.
We have addressed Hillary Clinton as a favorite of the Albanian lobby. Now, it is important to make the distinction between the Albanian lobby and the ethnic Albanian organized crime lobby. The Albanian lobby had this to say about Hillary Clinton (The Candidates on Kosova ... and perhaps beyond, 2008):
(D) Senator Hillary Clinton who insisted that her husband initiate the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 has repeatedly declared that the bombing of Serbia was "a success". She has been the honored guest to of many Albanian fundraisers and is hailed as someone that would continue her husband's legacy as a friend and defender of Albanians. Hillary receives 63% of her campaign donations from individuals who donate $2300 or more and 37% from those who donate the maximum $4,600; in short, she is a "big money" candidate. Hillary Clinton is a socially liberal and aggressively interventionist.
While America's ethnic Albanians may believe that Hillary and Bill were supporting them, Hillary and Bill were in fact supporting ethnic Albanian organized crime and terrorist elements in Kosovo -- groups who had been responsible for the "ethnic cleansing" of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo who did not go along with the heroin- and arms-trafficking that the KLA and its associated groups were involved in.
The KLA and its associates also insisted on a violent solution to the dispute with Serbian government forces, which were the legitimate government in Kosovo at the time; consequently, any ethnic Albanians in Kosovo who did not go along with the violence were ethnically cleansed, and one Kosovar Albanian leader who sought a peaceful solution with the Serbs was killed! As quoted from The Criminalization of the State: "Independent Kosovo", a Territory under US-NATO Military Rule in Kosovo in 1999, Part 1:
Ironically Robert Gelbard, America's special envoy to Bosnia, had described the KLA last year  as "terrorists". Christopher Hill, America's chief negotiator and architect of the Rambouillet agreement, "has also been a strong critic of the KLA for its alleged dealings in drugs." Moreover, barely a few two months before Rambouillet, the US State Department had acknowledged (based on reports from the US Observer Mission) the role of the KLA in terrorising and uprooting ethnic Albanians:" ... the KLA harass or kidnap anyone who comes to the police, ... KLA representatives had threatened to kill villagers and burn their homes if they did not join the KLA [a process which has continued since the NATO bombings]... [T]he KLA harassment has reached such intensity that residents of six villages in the Stimlje region are "ready to flee."
While backing a "freedom movement" with links to the drug trade, the West seems also intent in bypassing the civilian Kosovo Democratic League and its leader Ibrahim Rugova who has called for an end to the bombings and expressed his desire to negotiate a peaceful settlement with the Yugoslav authorities. It is worth recalling that a few days before his March 31 Press Conference, Rugova had been reported by the KLA (alongside three other leaders including Fehmi Agani) to have been killed by the Serbs.
Hillary and Bill -- and I give the "co-President" top billing, because the Albanian forum states that it was she "who insisted that her husband initiate the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999" -- had their deal cut with narcoterrorists -- organized crime deeply involved in the trafficking of heroin, arms and sex slaves for forced prostitution, and with extensive ties to Islamic extremists, including to Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda organization, which also acquires most of its finances for jihad through heroin-trafficking.
So, the KLA (now the "government" of "Kosova") and Al Qaeda are partners not just in jihad, but in heroin-trafficking as well!
An excerpt from 'The Stakes Are Too High for Us to Stop Fighting Now' An interview with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds by Christopher Deliso August 15, 2005:
SE: The fact that there are no investigations -- I will give you an analogy, okay? Say if we decided to have a "war on drugs," but said in the beginning, "right, we're only going to go after the young black guys on the street level." Hey, we already have tens of thousands of them in our jails anyway, why not a few more? But we decided never to go after the middle levels, let alone the top levels...
It's like this with the so-called war on terror. We go for the Attas and Hamdis -- but never touch the guys on the top.
CD: You think they [the government] know who they are, the top guys, and where?
SE: Oh yeah, they know.
CD: So why don't they get them?
SE: It's like I told you before -- this would upset "certain foreign relations." But it would also expose certain of our elected officials, who have significant connections with high-level drugs- and weapons-smuggling -- and thus with the criminal underground, even with the terrorists themselves.
Now, George Soros, the multibillionaire "philanthropist" who wants to legalize heroin and other drugs, had been supporting Hillary Clinton, giving to her re-election to the Senate and to Senator Clinton's Presidential bid. However, he ultimately switched sides.
The first two paragraphs from Money Chooses Sides by John Heilemann published Apr 16, 2007:
The investment banker Robert Wolf first met Barack Obama one afternoon in December in a midtown conference room. Obama was in town to deliver a speech at a charity dinner for children in poverty at the Mandarin Oriental—but also to pursue another, less high-minded, but more momentous, objective: to begin the process of attempting to pick Hillary Clinton’s pocket.
The conference room belonged to George Soros, the billionaire bête noire of the right. After talking to Soros for an hour about his prospective bid for the White House, Obama walked down the hall and found assembled a dozen of the city’s heaviest-hitting Democratic fund-raisers: investment banker Hassan Nemazee, Wall Street power Blair Effron, private-equity hotshot Mark Gallogly, hedge-fund manager Orin Kramer. Most had been big-time John Kerry backers in 2004. Most had a connection to the Clintons. All were officially uncommitted for 2008.
And, the first four paragraphs from Another Hedge Fund Legend Behind Obama by Christopher Glynn, Reporter April 24, 2007:
Another hedge fund superstar is backing Barack Obama for president, reported The New York Observer.
Paul Tudor Jones is hosting a fund raiser for Obama on May 19. The event will take place at Jones oceanfront Greenwich, Conn., mansion. The mansion has a 25-car garage, the newspaper reported. The newspaper went on to state an estimated 500 people are expected to attend.
In supporting Obama, Jones, a commodity trading guru who founded Tudor Investment Corp., a hedge fund company with $15 billion under management, is in league with fellow hedge fund billionaire George Soros.
In March, Soros switched his allegiance from Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) to Obama, the Illinois senator vying with Clinton for to become the Democratic nominee for the 2008 presidential election. Soros, who has an estimated net worth of $8.5 billion, has supported Obama since his 2004 campaign to become senator of the Prairie State. Clinton had long relied on the support of Soros.
But, did Soros actually switch sides when he started steering support to Senator Obama instead of to Senator Clinton?
Or, did he decide to back a horse he had been backing all along, but one which he now thought might win in the race for President?
From Cracking the Case: An Interview With Sibel Edmonds by Scott Horton, August 22, 2005:
SE: [snip] They are giving this grand illusion that there are some investigations, but there are none. You know, they are coming down on these charities as the finance of al-Qaeda. Well, if you were to talk about the financing of al-Qaeda, a very small percentage comes from these charity foundations. The vast majority of their financing comes from narcotics. Look, we had 4 to 6 percent of the narcotics coming from the East, coming from Pakistan, coming from Afghanistan via the Balkans to the United States. Today, three or four years after Sept. 11, that has reached over 15 percent. How is it getting here? Who are getting the proceedings from those big narcotics?
Stay tuned for Proxy Fight, Part 4!