So we are going to rely on other countries to promise not use/outsource production to cartels to grow our stuff?Again, ideally this would be done in cooperation with several other countries.
Hence the cooperation part
They can't do much about it. Either adapt or they have no money to buy the resources to threaten them with.
Actually they can do much about it on their turf.
Not in countries like Mexico with a corrupt government and crappy law enforcement.No, They will shrink significantly if not die off completely.
Considering the fact Mexico is a dirt poor 3rd world country replacements are probably not that expensive.Along with the normal costs of business one needs a steady string of replacements,
Can't be that expensive if they stole them or bought them off of someone else who stole those weapons.weapons,
Do you think all they do is sell drugs?bribe money
If their competition is on the same soil as they are, then that competition is dead or extorted for money,not no money
If their competition undercuts them, no money,
We pretty much got crime controlled in our country, can you say the same thing about Mexico and other countries? The bootleggers that were here in the US went legitimate and were probably legit before prohibition and the mobs switched to something else. Plus the stuff used to make beer and other alcohol can be grown and purchased here in the US and brewed in the US.This is like saying that legitimate alcohol couldn't start up after Prohibition because the Bootleggers would threaten the legitimate businesses.