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General Mark Milley announces war on drug cartels

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wakjak    22,202

Ah yes, the Drug war. That worked so well so far....

 

oh wait...

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neufuse    4,313
23 minutes ago, wakjak said:

Ah yes, the Drug war. That worked so well so far....

 

oh wait...

the real way to win that war, legalize all of it, no more cartels... not that I'm for it being legal that's a whole other snake pit...

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waysidesc    780

So embarrassing ... ?

 

I am glad I do not worry about it.

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mudslag    10,449
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4 hours ago, neufuse said:

the real way to win that war, legalize all of it, no more cartels... not that I'm for it being legal that's a whole other snake pit...

 

 

Sadly it wont stop them, they'll move on to other revenue options, for example 

 

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-20/mexico-cartel-violence-avocados 

 

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/how-drug-cartels-make-money-when-you-eat-tacos

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neufuse    4,313
5 hours ago, mudslag said:

well... we were talking about drugs, it would stop the drug cartel part 😛

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+xrobwx71    838
On 4/2/2020 at 8:22 PM, wakjak said:

Ah yes, the Drug war. That worked so well so far....

 

oh wait...

Why is it that you don't get the real, face value, in plain English meaning  of this? You really think that this is the same as Nancy Reagan's War on Drugs?  You really think that this is the Drug War involving the DEA and it's the same? Really?  To your point, Yes, the war on drugs has helped whether the FBI, CIA, or DEA was involved. Google you some Manuel Noriega, El Chapo, Pablo Escobar, Griselda Blanco for a start. 

 

The drug cartels will never be abolished, ever and some probably don't want them to. But the above video  is not the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DocM    16,862
On 4/2/2020 at 9:46 PM, neufuse said:

the real way to win that war, legalize all of it, no more cartels... not that I'm for it being legal that's a whole other snake pit...

Been tried with weed. All that's happened is the gangs lowered their prices while continuing to evade  taxation , and they rob legal dealers or demand protection money. 

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+xrobwx71    838
7 hours ago, DocM said:

Been tried with weed. All that's happened is the gangs lowered their prices while continuing to evade  taxation , and they rob legal dealers or demand protection money. 

When you already have 1500% profit margin, you have room to come down to 800% margins. 😉

 

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Skyfrog    814
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As long as people want drugs there are going to be drugs, one way or another. Fighting with the cartels isn't going to solve anything.

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neufuse    4,313
12 hours ago, DocM said:

Been tried with weed. All that's happened is the gangs lowered their prices while continuing to evade  taxation , and they rob legal dealers or demand protection money. 

make it free * shrugs * lol

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cork1958    1,995
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12 hours ago, DocM said:

Been tried with weed. All that's happened is the gangs lowered their prices while continuing to evade  taxation , and they rob legal dealers or demand protection money. 

Unfortunately, the price of that "legal" weed is still so high, it's ridiculous. Wasn't even a need for the gangs to lower price, if they actually did. According to this chart, average price for an ounce of weed in Michigan is $290.  I can get an ounce for $100 less than that of an assortment of varieties!

 

https://www.oxfordtreatment.com/substance-abuse/marijuana/average-cost-of-marijuana/

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hagjohn    2,293

Is really now the time to be getting into this?

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+xrobwx71    838

All the US military doing are protecting the US from anyone, (cartels, terrorist, etc) from taking advantage of the COVID19 situation in trying to harm Americans. 

 

General Hilley said in summary: " We have new intelligence that the cartels are trying to take advantage of the COVID19 situation to harm Americans. Now is not the time to try this. We will use whatever force necessary to protect Americans." 

 

That's it, no wiping out the drug trade, no war on drugs, no spin, just simple straightforward language.

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DocM    16,862
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ISTM they're most worried about attempts to increase imports of fentanyl and its precursor chemicals, mostly from Venezuela and other coastal locales via the cartels homemade submatines.

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