Is it really a wonder why the drug war is at best a fraud?
Hell, its been some time since america's actually engaged in a 'war' whose advertised outcome has been anything close to a victory...
Sure, we've all but won the war in Iraq, and afghanistan, but the underlying 'war on terrorism' cannot conceivably succeed.
Do you think a statistically significant portion of new people would start using in the event they were legalized? I don't know why you would think that.
This, of course, is predicated on the assumption that dangerous things must be banned and that fewer people will be in danger if they are banned. I see absolutely no evidence for that assumption...and in fact, I see overwhelming evidence to the contrary.Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux
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It must succeed. There isn't a choice in that matter to anyone that understands what a caliphate is in Islam, or to anyone that knows about, and understands Twelver mindset.
I would agree that Terrorism from radical sects of Islam are a bastardization of the religion, but but only slightly. Islam is a violent religion that believes that it is proper to subjugate people, and thrust their belief by force if necessary. It is that which we are fighting. Remember we didn't start this.
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For another, many countries such as those in South America and especially Afghanistan only have "drug agriculture" as their major cash crop. They don't grow marijuana and poppies because they want to grow them - they grow those things because they're the only things they can grow to sell.
And it doesn't matter what kind of deals an informant makes with the government when a cartel can send a hitman anywhere in the world, whether it be in prison or out of prison, to make an example of a snitch by giving a Colombian necktie as a present.