Monday, June 13, 2011

Report: 'The worlds Drug War Has Failed' you don't say?

A report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes former heads of state, a former U.N. secretary-general and a business mogul, the report calls on governments to end the criminalization of marijuana and other controlled substances. Report: 'The Drug War Has Failed' Bingo! Wow think about what this would mean to the US, Mexico, the entire world, violence, terrorism, everything. Wow!

Our 100 year drug war is tearing Mexico apart but unlike us I think they can win it! 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 safety 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
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. That said, I think it is great that the cartels arte killing each other over drug routes but I do not like civilians endangered. I would rather there be no drug routes and no problem. I just wish it was possible for the drug runners to eradicate themselves.

I reiterate: eastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico are clamping down and National Guard troops are now involved! 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 even had National Guard troops 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, updated for 2011 It is $4 trillion by now, America can not afford a war on Drugs and neither can the world, 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 thousands more 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 and it is happening 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!

With the state of the worlds economy I think ending this loser of a war on drugs is doable. The world has shown that it can come together when it has to. We can do this! We can figure out a way to turn this into a win, win for us and a loser for all those gaining illicitly from the illegal drug trade.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Weaseldog said...

You don't have to buy or use illegal drugs to support the illegal drug trade and the drug war.

You can also just have an account with a major bank or use a credit or debit card.

If you do this, then you're supporting the people who promote and profit from the illegal drug trade.

The drug war won't end, because the bankers make big profits from it. In the USA, profits are God and human life is of no consequence.

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Ranch Chimp said...

Excellent posting Jim! And good Evening Guy! Even Weaseldog is accurate. Also what many American's dont even know is that there are pill peninsula's all over America ... and probably one of the hottest drug's on the street marlet these dayz is a pharma one called "Oxycotin" (spelling?), which is an opiate type high, and much better than the Rohrer 714- Qualude pharma high of the 1970's at that. As far as the industry and Mexico, this is difficult for me to talk about in a public forum like this, without carefully reviewing what I say (for legal reason's), but I know this business let's say "well" ... especially the cocaine transport industry, transport/ delivery, cutting, cooking, etc ... and for the record, I am not saying that I participate in anything like such, or affiliated with anyone in this trade. I spent quite a bit of time in Mexico year's back and had a couple gal's I was close to also down there, and a few buddies. I can tell you that today's industry compared to the 1970's, 80's, and 90's had changed ALOT! And these dayz ... these folk's in these circle's are into everything, trying to compete with countries like Afghanistan/ Iraq, who have significant amount's of opiate's, such as the new opiate's industry of Mexico, which they started dabbling in way back when Southeast Asia had a hold on that, even dabbling now in alot of EU distribution in the last decade of such and working the pharma and synthetic's market's as well, I mean pot is still a big business, but cocaine still is big reward's and much less hassle for export. And you have so many inde mules these dayz, (also DEA/ Federale diversion's, set-up bust's) who will bring in several key's in back pack's, while they try to get in the US illegally, they do it as payment for their coming to US, otherwise, the sum can be hefty. Many when they get to US cities, particularly in the SW cities (Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles), become runner's locally, which are driver's/ delivery personel ... around the cities 24/ 7, and use prepaid cell's to take order's/ call's for deliveries, everything is done with prepaid's now anywayz, and the number's are changed up every month or so. But in the old dayz (70's thru early 90's) it was much less organized actually and most of your distributor's were just familia type's, they get the product across the border after it's packaged, usually to border cities such as Laredo(TX) as example, and runner's (American) run it to the cities for a final distribution cycle and manufacturing of the product's such as cooking rock/ crack, etc ... but these folk's back then didnt have to carry the arsenal's they do today, nor was there that much violence as today. The use of "magick" or what called Brujeria/ Palo Mayombe, was also very heavy in the circle's and still is (too deep to explain here). The power "thing" and individual cartel competition has made this today way different, and even many poverty American teen's (Latino) are used on this side today ... especially for hit's/ assassination's in particular. I will shut up now Jim ... but Thanx.

Demeur said...

To add to RCs' comment there wasn't the huge profit margin back then and most sales were casual. Then somebody got the bright idea to make big business out of it. The mafia was involved but nothing like the scale we see today. I suspect the Mexican government is allowing all this to happen because it brings money into the country and I'd bet they are getting some handsome bribes from it. They probably don't want it legalized because then there'd be no benefit to them in it.

an average patriot said...

RC Oxycotin and the numerous growing daily number of illicit drugs used by our youth and adults are becoming the wave of the future.

As such the drug runners and other dealers are adapting their prices and product to compete.

It is a no win situation as I see it especially with a degrading economy. Best we can hope for is to legalize everything and fight the illegal domestic market at home.

an average patriot said...

Yeah Demeur for that reason we should be leading the way for legalization but of course not. Fighting it here with all our other problems is isolationist but good.