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Old 08-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Interesting Viewpoint on Mexican Gang Violence

Nation & World | Mexican leader says U.S. shares blame for casino attack that killed 52 | Seattle Times Newspaper

This link itself says more clearly than I could what is discussed in the article, but I will add some additional cladding.
Mr Calderon is pointing out what likely is obvious to the whole world other than US officials, that Mexico's main problem with drug gangs comes from it's location adjacent to the world's biggest dope fiend and gun runner, USA.

We subsidize the drogistas by maintaining with legal strictures, heavy sentences and vigorous police activity the very high price and profit margins for their product. Then our arms industry sees to it that the Zetas and their ilk are much better armed and equipped than the local or Federal Police, so that the drug lords can keep the high value product flowing with its concomintant benefits of direct graft and payments to US and Mexican officials at all levels, plus the larger stimulus to their personnel and equipment budgets.

Everyone wins, except the Mexican and US citizens whose freedoms and often lives themselves are being grievously damaged by this evil farce.

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Lots of folks play the blame game. Calderon, who cares. He is just looking for more cash injection from the US. Seattle Times just another liberal rag.
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Makes you wonder what legalizing drugs would do. What's worse, a drug addict getting his drugs from a reliable source at a fair price and paying taxes to Uncle Sam, or getting suspect drugs at a exorbitant price that goes directly to support the cartels and then costs us all money in a vain fight to stem the flow? People who want drugs are likely to get then in either case and most of those that want them are already getting them today. I don't think there is a big untapped market of drug addicts awaiting legalization.
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Makes you wonder what legalizing drugs would do. What's worse, a drug addict getting his drugs from a reliable source at a fair price and paying taxes to Uncle Sam, or getting suspect drugs at a exorbitant price that goes directly to support the cartels and then costs us all money in a vain fight to stem the flow? People who want drugs are likely to get then in either case and most of those that want them are already getting them today. I don't think there is a big untapped market of drug addicts awaiting legalization.
So what kinds of drugs would you like to put on the "Legal Menu?"
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Too political and unrelated to FIRE.

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