Mar 26, 2009

Drug War in Mexico

US Secretary of Sate unprecedentedly addmits that the drug violence in Mexico is partly due to US drug demand and the smuggle of arms through it's border.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said en route to Mexico City, Mexico.

"Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians. So, yes, I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility."

This is the first time one major US authority admits partial guilt on the violence related to the drug trade.

Does it means that the US will change their position in this "war"? Will they start to incentivate other actions besides law enfocement and the provision of more arms to fight the cartels? Or another chase will start, this time after drug users?

Source: CNN

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Comment posted by aahpat on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:18pm at stopthe drugwar.org.

Obama included $3-billion in the stimulus package for Byrne Grants for drug task forces.

Clinton assured the Mexican government that the administration knows that America has to control demand.

In the campaign people misinterpreted Obama when he talked about the injustice of more black Americans than white Americans being in prison for drugs. He was not implying that he would arrest fewer blacks. He was hinting that he will arrest more whites.

So what do you think that $3-billion will stimulate?

Add 2+2+2 folks and you get more drug courts. More drug courts need more arrests. More arrest need more police. More police need more prisons. And more coerced rehab to rationalize the lie that America is controlling demand.

This is authoritarianism in its most addicted state. It will not be reduced by any means except the America people in the streets fighting it with all our hearts and bodies.

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