Yes, the drug war is stupid www.stopthedrugwar.com
WASHINGTON, June 20 — A drug bust in Indianapolis in 1999 appeared at first to be a single case of cocaine trafficking. But over the next 18 months, authorities say, they found a drug operation that stretched from Colombia to Mexico and on to 17 U.S. cities and was suspected in 60 murders. On Wednesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had crushed the ring, allegedly the main pipeline for much of the cocaine shipped to the South and the Midwest.
It also appears that the Mexican Police are arresting scores of people, it seems that this was a major victory for the drug war, that some say couldn't be won.
The Drug War is to free America from pot-smokers. The Drug war is the best thing to happen to America to eliminate the problem. Now President Fox is cracking down on his Mexico's drug problem, where the drugs are produced.. the problem will decline. I have also heard a Right-Wing Extremist is gaining popularity in Colombia, who proposes to go on a military spending spree to end the Civil War in Colombia. He then said he would build up the economy.
I predict this Drug War will be won for the US in twenty years.
Attached chart from CNN and courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
I'm sure they got this from stings where they would try and see how much it'd cost but I can already see it on Family Feud, We surveyed 100 drug dealers to find out the top 10 occupational health hazards...
Seriously though, do you think it's even worth the time and money we put in to stopping the drug wars? I think it's worth it to educate people about what it will do to you but if after that point they still choose to take drugs it's their business unless they drive under the influence or commit an illegal crime in which case I say lock them up and throw away the key.
By stopping drugs coming in the US your going to increase the prices for them. Sounds good at first until you realize these drugs are addictive and they will go to any lengths to get them. In my eyes that means that when they become strung out and need their fix they'd resort to violence to obtain more drugs which would probably just cause more problems.
The only thing the government should really do is:
1. Educate the people about it.
2. Increase the punishment for people that are caught for committing a serious crime and are drug users. I would classify driving under the influence of narcotics a serious crime.
We need to attack Colombia's Rebels and soon. They produce 80% of these Drugs. And if this Right-Winger gets elected and orders like 80 SU-25s from Russia it can be ended. Fujimori did it in Peru on his Sukhoi Strike Purchase, he reduced drug production by 80%. We need to sell Colombia strike aircraft and bombers and we need to bomb the heck out of the FARC, ELN, Paramilitaries and Drug Producers alike, but the FARC basicallly took over the Drug Fields. If the Colombian Armed Forces, wins battles like it has, the Colombian Civil War will be over in twenty years or less.
Yes... those pot smoking hippies are doing so much harm...The Drug War is to free America from pot-smokers.
A few reads for you guys...
The Cannibis FAQ from erowid... Tell the real reason pot is illegal
Grow More Pot, a transcript of a Jello Biafra spoken word, off of his cd "I blow minds for a living...
I more or less agree with Mandrake's viewpoint but I feel the government should sell it and tax it very highly much like they do with cigarettes. Without all the expenses and mark ups by the drug dealers it would still be cheaper and you would put the dealers out of business while the government would see a profit from it.
The only catch is that we would need strict regulations on its use and driving. We would also need to punish those who are under the influence while committing a crime.
The government would also have to set an age limit on it like smoking or alcohol just to make sure that children don't start using drugs before they can fully realize what it will do to them.
Maybe we should develop toxins that kill all illegal drugs. And just illegal drugs, so we could spray it over Colombia and end this problem effectively. What we need to do is increase prision sentences for carrying or using drugs and in the next Colombian Elections, a Right-Wing Extremist, who is going to buy tons of military equipiment for Colombia will incinerate the drug-producing regions in Colombia. Legalization drugs will be the stupidest thing a nation could ever do.
What we need is a coordinated effort using the Militaries of most nations that are friendly towards the United States and wipe out the production of drugs.
The Libertarian Party is a party filled with crack heads, no purpose there, nor will there ever be. The Republicans have one goal and that is the defeat this problem, the drug war which can be won.
Last edited by Giancarlo; June 22nd, 2001 at 14:07.
i dont see why everyone is so worked up about this. the number one drug is circulating legally in the united states, and that's tobacco. legalization of marijuana would be a step forwards. it's the person's fault for getting mixed up in it in the first place. too bad.
Tobacco is legalized. You said legalized, I think you mean illegalization.
The problem is grave, and I don't want to see Americans dying from drugs. There is one element that the other side may have correct and that is teaching people not to take drugs in the first place.
yes, but unfortunately, results from the DARE program from the united states, which teaches youngsters not to smoke, etc. when they are young, show that they have not been so successful in the last 10-12 years or so
It is so sad to see so many Americans suffer at the hands of Drugs.... maybe we should get our act together and teach the citizens that they would be better off without them.
Right now, selling Cigarrettes to Minors is a Misdemeanor and a Felony. The same goes for Beer.
Back to Crack:
This is the first drug bust I have seen in the US for ages.
In Argentina, the Border Guards which is very powerful and which has been given extra authority to search anyone they want without a warrent have seized tons and tons of drugs. They have been arresting people daily for trying to get drugs in the country, and I have been in every part of Buenos Aires, and have not seen any sold on the street. Buenos Aires is a megaopolis bigger than NY and LA. Maybe Argentines don't want drugs in their country?
You can't police stupdity. I was told this along time ago and it's very true. You can try ane educate the consumer about what it does to them and it will work but it'll be a long mission.Originally posted by Giancarlo
Legalization drugs will be the stupidest thing a nation could ever do.
If drugs were treated like tobacco then we could tax them, put huge warning labels on the packages, and so on. Will that stop people from using them? Absolutely not but then people can't complain that they didn't know of the side effects.
The key is to put the dealers out of business by eliminating their market because they can't compete with the government.
I'm curious Giancarlo, what is your take on alcohol? Should it be illegal as well?