Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Saving Mexico from Nixon's forty year drug war let alone our 100 year war!

After 40 years the front line is now the entire US covering every State and all of Mexico. It has now engulfed and is endangering the very being of Mexico as a country and safe for its citizens. However this is not Nixon's 40 year drug war but the US 100 year drug war and we are losing!
Saving Mexico

Along US-Mexico Border, a Torrent of Illicit Cash

With our 100 year drug war and guns being purchased here and sent to Mexico then drugs being sent here feeding this drug war. This has not spilled over from Mexico it has spilled over from the US.

I reiterate: eastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico are clamping down and National Guard troops are being requested! With 560 kidnapped last year Phoenix has become the kidnap capitol of the US! The cartels now operate in every State in America.With a reported 100,000 foot soldiers many of them trained military soldiers who have deserted to fight on the more lucrative side this is a formidable force! What about the Mexico mafia?

We keep hearing that Mexico's war on drugs is spilling over into the US. Now Congress is meeting about it. We are hearing of National Guard troops being called to help because Mexico's drug war has endangered Border States. Weapons are being purchased from gun dealers around the United States and being smuggled into Mexico to be used by the Drug cartels to fight Mexico's military in fighting Mexico's drug war. I have a few questions for our brain dead Politicians as they are once again in denial!

First I want to say when you work with the US you are taking on a lot of trouble. Anyway if I remember correctly our authorities have bragged for years that they are fighting a war against drugs! war on drugs the price tag america can not afford a war on Drugs end it!

We know they do not but you want to say don't they ever think? They are purposely feeding the violence on the border they are supposedly very concerned about? If you buy marijuana in the US you are fueling the cartel drug wars in Mexico. Are they doing this on purpose? Last year there was 7,000 killed there. So far this year another 400 have been added to those Butchered, beheaded, murdered, for what? Juarez, New Mexico on the Border with El Paso, Texas is a battle zone. It is the hot spot in the cartel's fight for smuggling routes. The drug cartels and those officers and military not bought off by the cartels are in a full blown war

Of course there are big fears of our drug war that spilled South to Mexico now spilling back to our side of the Border as violence. The violence is only there and fed by our insatiable hunger for marijuana and other drugs. We can end this! We can control the border as we still are not and put our military on the border. That is where they should be not on 733 US bases around the world.

Forget poor Mexico, forget Nixon's 40 year war on drugs, end America's Own 100 Year Failed War on Drugs!

We have been fighting a self professed war on Drugs for one hundred years! I wish someone would be able to figure out at what cost. It seems to me that the drug war has spilled over the Border with Mexico. However it went north to south. It is our drug war that has spilled into Mexico. It is us that have made Mexico the narco State it is. I do believe we should at least put American military on the border and do not really understand why it is not. That would go a long way in stopping the problem so I do not understand why they are not on the Border unless it is because a certain political interest still does not want the border secured to enable illegal immigration? Why else? A desire to keep this war going? For gain? of what?

I do believe we can end this! Put our National Guard on the Border in shifts! After I got out of the military I joined the reserves. I do not know how it works today because our troops are flat out. Besides one week end a month we use to be required to do 2 weeks as a unit somewhere to train. With 50 States they could all do their required 2 weeks on the border doing one thing or the other. The other half of the equation:

Legalize marijuana at least then if it works follow with the rest! That would kill much of the incentive for Cartels to be waging a war on drugs. Yes there is cocaine heroine and other drugs but marijuana is America's number one cash crop! That blew me away. According to official Government figures The value of the annual harvest exceeds that of corn, soybeans, or hay, the country's top three legal cash crops with an annual crop value of $35 Billion. There have been an estimated 100 million pot plants destroyed between 1981 and 2006 yet production has still increased 10 fold to 22 million pounds!

Legalize it, secure the border! Just imagine what it would be if it was legalized. Regulate it like alcohol, sell it in package stores! Tax it! Look at the potential revenue. Legalizing marijuana would end a hell of a lot of problems and create exactly zero! Think about it! The number one abused drug in the world is legal, Alcohol! It destroys numerous lives! What sane argument is there against legalization? None, none whatsoever! All we are doing with this insane war on drugs is driving people and not just kids to experiment and find a legal way to get high with common household products. We are only making the problem exponentially worse. END IT! LEGALIZE!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Brother Tim said...

Excellent post, Jim! Unfortunately, there is far too much money at stake in keeping it illegal. The lobbies from Alcohol, Big Pharma, Law Enforcement, Arms Manufactures, Legal Bar Associations, Prison Builders, etc, etc, make the money spent by Insurance Lobbies fighting health care reform seem like petty cash.

I once did a calculation, that if we were to bring home all of our military from foriegn soil, we could station soldiers about ten feet apart along the border. Instead, we build a wall that the thieves steal and sell for scrap. Now THAT is funny.

Have a great New Year, Bud!

an average patriot said...

You have a great new Year too Bud! We should put our troops on the border but we never will. It would solve a lot of problems.

Demeur said...

Interesting you should mention this. They are talking about legalizing it here in Wa state. I don't think it will pass but it is interesting. They are talking about taxing it 15% to pay for drug and alcohol rehab. Only problem is that it's still against federal law.
The real problem is Mexico's economy. When you have a country run by a couple dozen families, (they basically own everything there) then even without the drugs there's a problem.

Brother Tim said...

"When you have a country run by a couple dozen families, (they basically own everything there) then even without the drugs there's a problem."

Good point, Demeur! Since America is much larger, it has a few dozen more, but the scenario is the same here.

an average patriot said...

Demeux as a revenue source if nothing else they should legalize it. It is California's largest production. I forget the number but I may have put it in this report. They should legalize it put it in package stores and tax it! As brother said, existing lobbyists would never allow it.

an average patriot said...

You're right Demeur! Mexico's corruption is as bad as Afghanistan's and we are no better!

Holte Ender said...

LEGALIZE IT - Is a great idea and has been for years, imagine the jumping up and down and yelling and screaming we would get from the right wing. They are all so damn scared of everything.

an average patriot said...

I agree, it would save loads of money and even make money in taxes but it would get in the way of the most abused drug in the world, alcohol!

Dave Dubya said...

Your words ring true to the very last letter, Jim.

Decriminalizing drugs would be the sane, compassionate and practical thing to do. Unfortunately our government is not sane, not compassionate, and not practical.

Brother Tim is right, the so called drug war is like the so called war on terror. It is a right wing engine of corporate profiteering by our goverenment. The cost of money and lives is, as usual, dumped onto the public.

It is just another slice of old-fashioned American Fascism.

What's in YOUR urine?? Macht schnell!! Ve haff a rehabilitaion camp for you. Work will make you free!

an average patriot said...

It is sickening Dave! i write on a citizen media site and posted this. Someone criticized me for compromising on an important issue like drugs or homosexuality:

Sorry for writing this long message but I take this as duty to remind you and others about the dangers of irresponsible writing on social and moral issues. I say what??

Jolly Roger said...

The "war on drugs" has to be the stupidest of our endeavors, and we have a long line of stupid endeavors to our history. What have we accomplished again? Oh yeah.... we've turned a lot of street punks into hardened criminals with stupid "mandatory minimum" sentences, made it impossible for a lot of otherwise-harmless people to ever get a decent job (or even go to school) because of the bullshit felonizing of everything regarding drugs, and-most importantly-someone near you knows where to get ANY ILLEGAL DRUG YOU MAY WANT.

For Dog's sake-end it. Once the stupid "war on drugs" is gone here, the long-suffering citizens of Mexico will see immediate benefits, as will American taxpayers, who will no longer have to shoulder the burden of a prison system with more people per capita than anywhere else on Earth (save the possible exception of Kim Jong Il's DPRK.)

an average patriot said...

Hi JR! I agree end it! They never will because it cost taxpayers mass billions but many interests make their money in the number one abused drug in the world alcohol and will never allow the competition! Happy New Year by the way!