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As the debate about the construction of a wall and other border security issues, here are 29 facts that you need to know. The topics came up during the most recent episode of “Coffee with Scott Adams.” Brandon Darby, the Managing Editor for Breitbart’s Border and Cartel Chronicles, sat down with the famed creator of the Dilbert comics to discuss the intricacies of border security.
29) The State Department keeps U.S. law enforcement from being more aggressive against cartels. The State Department has everything to do with how law enforcement and intelligence agencies operate in Mexico–and any effort to secure the border without addressing the Department’s timidity in Mexico will likely fail or be less successful than it otherwise could be.
18) After marijuana decriminalization in the U.S., cartels shifted to increase their cultivation of poppies and the production of black tar heroin. In order to compete with the Asian product, cartels use fentanyl–playing a role in the current opioid overdose epidemic.
19) The U.S. State Department influences how hard authorities crack down on cartels. U.S. agencies have been told to “measure their law enforcement priorities with the State Department’s diplomatic concerns.”
20) A cartel’s power in Mexico comes not from kingpins, but from politicians, financiers, lawyers, and money launderers. U.S. authorities and diplomats routinely focus on kingpins such as “El Chapo” and his lieutenants, but never go after the rest of the circle.
A wall alone cannot stop the flow of drugs into the United States,” Christopher Wilson, deputy director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, previously told me. “If we’re talking about a broader increase in border security, there could be some — probably minor — implications for the overall numbers of drugs being trafficked. But history shows us that border enforcement has been much more effective at changing the when and where of drugs being brought into the United States rather than the overall amount of drugs being brought into the United States.”
Only 5 percent of the containers shipped to U.S. ports are physically inspected, and that number is even lower in Europe.
originally posted by: StallionDuck
a reply to: Waterglass
What's more upsetting is that those opposed to this with friends and family with a serious drug problem doesn't look at this and rally for this cause.
originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
a reply to: Waterglass
It would appear to be quite an unbiased source there....oh wait just looking at the comments on another article regarding Samuel Jackson and his views on Trump
here are some of the most unbiased replys i could find
"AMEN! We do not watch any movies that cast these people in leading roles! It's a shame that every white person in an AD today must have a Black person belittling them? Look at Maxine Waters, Shelia Jackson Lee and most of the Blacks in the Democrat Party? Course, now you have Ocasio-Cortez and the Palestinian/Detroit/MotherF--ker lowlife's."
Stupid libs don't know that they show their stupidity because they are too stupid to know that they're stupid- like Slumuanal and Obama Asol lite.
Jackson is black. The problem isn't "Hollywood." It's blacks.
They're like that in the North and everywhere else, too. Horrible race of people. Blacks are so violent, it's unbelievable. I've had my life threatened by these brutes on any number of occasions
He's a prime example why the black culture struggles to get respect. They just haven't developed the capacity to keep their vileness in check.
and just for triggered giggles
"I mute the tv and look away when his Capital One credit card commercials are on", I thought only leftists could be triggered in such a way
all comments from following article from unbiased OP source
29 facts from a website which has no issue with overt racism by its commentators....not for me thanks
Statement of Paul E. Knierim Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Global Enforcement Drug Enforcement Administration Before the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Decem ber 12, 2018
STATEMENT OF PAUL E. KNIERIM DEPUTY CHIEF OF OPERATIONS OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENFORCEMENT DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY UNITED STATES SENATE FOR A HEARING ENTITLED “NARCOS: TRANSNATIONAL CARTELS AND BORDER SECURITY” PRESENTED DECEMBER 12, 201 8