Back in the ’80s Bill Moyers sounded the alarm about the rise of Ollie North’s wet dream of a self-financing parallel government outside the purview of legitimate controls. It was a bit late in the game considering the CIA’s drug smuggling had already been providing such funding, dating back at least to the vietnam war. The drug war is still destroying this country from within on every level, from the streets to the boardrooms. And now we’ve reached a point where drug trafficking is one of the few remaining props of the US dollar.
A bit dated but well worth watching.
Also see “coverup: behind the iran contra affair” in the reference section.