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June 14, 2011 / Don LeBaron

War on the People

What rational person could support a policy that neither stops the drug problem nor stops the criminal problem. The killing gets worse. Solutions are not found for real human problems.

The obvious result is that people lose their liberty and become more regulated and keep getting killed.

Amplify’d from www.truthdig.com

War on Drugs: Fast, Furious and Fueled by the U.S.

The violent deaths of Brian Terry and Juan Francisco Sicilia, separated by the span of just a few months and by the increasingly bloody U.S.-Mexico border, have sparked separate but overdue examinations of the so-called War on Drugs, and how the U.S. government is ultimately exacerbating the problem.

Sicilia is against the cartels, for sure. But he holds Calderon, and the United States, culpable as well. He is calling for an end to “the Merida Initiative,” in which the U.S. provides arms and training for the Mexican military to fight the cartels. Sicilia also is calling for the legalization of drugs, a call in which he is joined, surprisingly, by the conservative former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, and increasingly by Calderon himself.

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