Things not what they seem

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, February 21, 2011, 18:05 (3901 days ago) @ Craig Scheiner

You have a severe case of ethnocentric stutter: you keep repeating the same exculpatory US propaganda. So because thousands die in another country, no matter the cause, the USA is to be exonerated of responsibility. Uh huh. Sure.

The USA creates the market, creates the demand, sells the weapons to BOTH sides, and budgets billions to public servants so they can justify their jobs. Then they practically give the Colombian market to the Mexicans on a silver platter. Do you even keep statistics on the people who die in the USA in narco-related violence? Is it possible to even cite a reliable figure? Is it possible more dope dealers kill each other off on your side of the border? You know, the street gangs and the bikers et al. I believe folks stopped counting them decades ago. Hardly even make back page news any more. Doesn't mean they stopped killing each other. Some law enforcment website probably has some "stats". I'd guess the 10-year average makes Mexico look like Disneyland in comparison.

And ever since Ollie North got busted and took the fall live on CNN it became undeniable that the even US gov't deals in banned intoxicants AND arms smuggling. Oops!

Now many states have relaxed their laws and the common attitude at least towards pot is much more permissive, so why IS there a "war on drugs" and why DO Mexican cartels even need to bother smuggling pot into the USA anymore? Whose interests are really being served? (Hint: It was NEVER a public health issue.)

Do you also sleep at the wheel when you drive? :kicknuts:

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