Wednesday, July 20, 2011

At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours in Suspected Drug Cartel Attacks: The rest of the world says end the drug war it is lost, what is wrong with this picture?

So why does Mexico and the US continue to add more money and men to another lost cause.Mexico sends extra 1,800 agents for reinforcements in Michoacan state backed by Black Hawk helicopters, the US vows to add more money. With all our wars in progress and our extensive war history isn't it obvious we have a need and penchant for war? Democracy increasingly appears to be the worlds problem not the solution.

At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours in Suspected Drug Cartel Attacks: Mexican officials blamed turf wars between some of the country's most brutal drug cartels for a wave of violence across the nation that killed more than 40 people in three attacks, including 21 people massacred in a night club in the northern business capital of Monterrey, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Mexico sends extra 1,800 agents for reinforcements in Michoacan state backed by Black Hawk helicopters, as officers battle Knights Templars drug cartel.

US to increase drug war spending

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 with devastating consequences' Bingo! Wow think about what this would mean to the US, Mexico, the entire world, violence, terrorism, everything. How do we get away with justifying continuing this fools war?

Our 100 year drug war is tearing Mexico and the world apart. 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 so instead of ending it as the world wants our answer is to add more to the trillions already wasted. WTF?

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 are 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.

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! Don't waste more, legalize everything and neutralize the illegal market. That should be the business and emphasis.

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.

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


Demeur said...

We need to bring back the war on poverty.

Ranch Chimp said...

Good Morning Jim ... I been meaning to do a posting on this for soemtime actually, as far as the current condition, it's a subject I know a lil about and such, but difficult for me to write about too. It is what it is, eh? You know Guy ... supply meet's demand, and we cant stop this one, without them who run the industry stopping it, as far as the violent responses, plus there are plenty of payback's owed ... I mean ... if a dozen of your soldier's get hit, it only logical and natural to attack back with prejudice and take out an equal amount, innocent's alwayz get caught in public gunfire. My buddy drove up to spend a week with me here last month from Monterrey (born and raised in Monterrey), and he said the word in town is simply to stay off the street's at night basically, alot of action come's at night. These folk's in this nightclub knew there is a chance of this happening, folk's in the trade frequent these club's and are vulnerable to get targeted for a hit, the patron's in the club's know who those people are wearing target's, they may turn their head, but they understand the reality, whether they talk about it or not. Lot's of paying off down there ... I have paid plenty of Mexicano cop's myself year's back too, for one reason or another ... that's how it worx.

Deep subject and alot involved Jim, but Thanx for the posting on this too ....

PD: You have to understand a lil about the criminal justice system as well down there, those who you lock up, are still in business, and run thing's in there too. Also, Mexico has no death penalty, 50 year's is the max ... of course though, day for day on the time ... in Texas for instance, you probably have the most good time in the USA ... you get 3 dayz for everyday you serve basically, and the quickest execution's in the nation.

Billie Greenwood said...

This drug war is a mess. Did we learn nothing from the Prohibition Days of U.S. history? Then I guess we are doomed to repeat the mistakes. Unfortunately, it is the nation of Mexico that is paying most dearly for our errors.
Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax it.

One Fly said...

We are correct on this. We can not have a rational discussion at any level even about industrial hemp. These people will never discuss legalization-never!

Here in Colorado all over the state there are efforts underway to abolish MM centers even after being approved and people that invested all that they had only to lose it all.

Billie-on the 15th I put a post up about the border and if you would have any thoughts on that I would very much like to hear them. Thanks!

They literally can't take it that people are smoking pot. Cops have conspired to right many more DUID tickets when of course it's the drunks who kill on our roads.

People will be voting in the fall here in da boat and in a town to the south to abolish these businesses approved to operate. You would not believe the hoops needed to be jumped through to get one of these businesses started.

With just one center of the 4 I believe that are here in a city with 10,000 the numbers are amazing.

The economy suck so bad and this one center has a payroll of over a 100k amonth. Pays local taxes between 16&20k a month. Contributes $1000 a month to the city's Park's & Rec Dept. I do not think the ban will pass.

Pretty much all you could buy before was good street pot @ $400 an oz. Now it's 200 because of the centers. These centers alone took the profit out.

No matter though because when the right takes complete control next year one of the first orders of business will be to abolish states rights in respect to medicinal marijuana. Just wait.

And bama told the feds to stay away from this but they have not. He lied and could make the difference but of course he will not as he' more repug than like us.

an average patriot said...

You are right Demeur but people refuse to get it, they do not matter period. You would think they'd get it by now.

an average patriot said...

RC it sounds like the Roxbury Boston area, many of the subs are just as bad. I just do not get it. It seems like we have a penchant for war any kind of war. WTF man?

an average patriot said...

Hey Billie how the heck are you? See you stayed safe down on the border. I agree with you 100% Yes put it in the package stores (alcohol stores) legalize and sell it the same way. We do not learn anything we just make it worse and worse.

an average patriot said...

Tom I've posted some great videos o the history of pot and the unique universality of hemp and I am blown away they get away with banning it, having a war over it, and banning hemp one of the most useful natural plentiful crops in the world. Our stupidity just blows me away!

an average patriot said...

Here Tom, just 20 seconds of the marijuana 101 video and you'll be blown away

Demeur said...

I see one fly in the ointment to legalizing it. That would be that anybody could grow it and therefore the taxes would not be as great as everyone thinks.

an average patriot said...

Demeur they can grow it legally in many states already.

In California I was listening to one long term personal grower and private supplier complaining that legalizing would cut in to them.

Any way you look at it you will always have home growers as you do now, it is the coolest looking plant in the world!

One Fly said...

Thanks for that Jim. Whether it's this issue or any number of others all are worse than just sad. How can you not get pissed off at the depth of the stupid.