The War on Drugs and American Gun Runners to Mexico
This is a startling article that affects everybody. It is an entirely different view of government operations and is worth reading. This article is from LUV News and is an excellent daily newsletter. It is very brief, covers about 4 stories a a day, along with 3 or 4 comics. You can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the perspective of the American citizen, all of our wars are abject failures. The recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and
so many other places on the planet (Somalia, the Philippines, Colombia) have slaughtered millions of innocents and made our world more dangerous for
Americans, while strapping future generations with massive debt.
The war on poverty is such a failure that homeless and hungry are growing by the millions, even as we have more millionaires and billionaires (can there
be a connection here?).
But of all the pathetic failures, the war on drugs has got to take the cake. As conservatives chant, “We’re number one,” America consumes over
half of all the illegal drugs with only five percent of the world’s population. The CIA has been caught again and again, going back decades,
running drugs and working with the world’s biggest narcotraffickers.
Although most Americans lose in all of these wars, the wealthy benefit, making billions. It is estimated that the US banking industry makes
billions of dollars from laundering drug money alone.
And now we find out that our government is running guns to the Mexican drug mob– 2,500 assault weapons and body armor penetrating cop-killer
Members of the Mexican Congress have called the operation a violation of international law and even an act of war, as we would see it if Mexico did
this to us.