There are very few government initiatives with a greater record of failure than the “war on drugs.” Not only has it not reduced drug usage, but it has helped increase it manifold. But if that was all, we might not despair. However, the war on drugs has created a multitude of problems: gangs, new drug users, illicit government (CIA) businesses, general fraud – not to mention criminalizing the general population by decree. The government do-gooder busybodies imagine that if the prohibition were to be lifted, everybody would become an addict. History and knowledge of human psychology clearly show that nothing of the sort would occur. And yet, the war on drugs keeps gaining momentum, now beginning to engulf cigarettes as well – but – oddly, not alcohol which is by far more destructive than almost any other drug.
ongoing – US smoking ban petition by artist Joe Jackson. Source: JoeJackson.com
Oct 2, 2011 – Neocon Rick Perry says that Mexico’s drug violence may require using US troops in Mexico. [This is using yet another crisis to justify the internationalization of response. The failed ‘War on Drugs’ would end quickly if drugs were decriminalized and if governments stopped covertly helping the cartels.] Source: Daily Mail; Found through: Unfiltered News
Sep 11, 2011 – CIA uses ‘national security’ as an excuse to refuse to answer questions in the trial of a kingpin in the Sinaloa drug cartel. The questions relate to evidence that a key figure in the cartel worked for the CIA and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). Source: NarcoSphere; Found through: Unfiltered News
Aug 3, 2011 – Justice Department accused of allowing tons of cocaine to be imported to the US by Mexican drug cartel, allegedly in exchange for information on competing cartels. The agency already is under fire for selling guns to Mexican drug gangs. [Are you still wondering why the so-called war on drugs has failed?] Source: AHN; Found through: Unfiltered News
Updates will be posted whenever I have time 🙂