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posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 06:03 PM
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American Drug War

I just caught this movie the other night on Showtime, and it was a real eye opener. There is another thread here on ATS where member Scientist mentions it, CIA Knowingly and Willingly permitted Rick Ross to spread crack coc aine through LA?. Props to him for bringing it up.



35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million non-violent drug offenders living behind bars.

The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs" Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure. Three and a half years in the making, the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his coc aine source had been working for the CIA.

AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government. More importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some 'pro-drug' stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are living it.


Basically, the way it works is the CIA arranges for the drugs to be smuggled into the country and distributed, raking in huge profits that are laundered through Wall Street investment firms. The economy has allegedly become dependent on drug profits to maintain and sustain growth.

On the other end of the deal, law enforcement busts low level dealers and users and cycles them through the now privatized prison system, creating more huge profits at $40-$50k per inmate per year, paid in taxpayer dollars. A slave labor force is also created, farmed out to industry at pennies on the dollar paid to inmate workers with no choice but to work off their time. What a total scam perpetrated on the American people by those entrusted with the nation's security!

I highly recommend everybody with an interest in the future of the US watch this documentary.




posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 11:20 PM
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So what you're saying is I should be investing in private prison firms? I'm only kidding of course. Thanks for the link - I will definitely be watching.



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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Thanks for providing the link. I think it makes too much sense. From what I've been hearing and reading these past few years, it seems to be on the ball. Afghanistan is about CIA-controlled opium. Columbia is probably infested by CIA agents. Judges and lawyers working on the drug war would lose high-paying positions if this was stopped.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Lol! Not to mention investing in all those corporations and municipalities that profit off all that cheap prison labor!

You couple this with the growth of private security forces like Blackwater, and the scenario really starts to look dark, no pun intended. There may even be an underground network of enforcers indoctrinated in prison and set loose to maintain distribution channels, provide security, and deal with troublemakers. The rabbit hole only goes deeper from there.....



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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another documentary called hiphop and the crack generation!

Rick ross has personally admitted that he got his cheap crack from Nicaragua , at that time the US were heavily involved in that country !
The money from the sale is then being laundered through wall st for whatever reasons and at the same time allowing the US to destablise and keep people in poverty and in gang violence, at the same time allowing the US government to produce new legislature to infringe on the rights of US citizens.

the same is happening right now with Afghanistan and the destablisation of Russia through heroin in Serbia


Again the same with mexico and the war on drusg there , they flood mexico with munitions and guns and money , the cartels get bigger and are then in a complete state or tribal warefare , no government , then the US amry step in for humanitarian Aid and they install a US friendly government
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posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 07:10 AM
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Drug addict got a bowl find a rock to fill the hole.

A simple addiction cycle that usually creates a feedback loop making some wealthy and the rest poor.

Historically the same thing was done with tobacco and alcohol.

The difference is only a matter of degree.

There will always be the argument of the "responsible user" that can take it or leave it without totally destroying their lives.

What do you replace these low level societal loops that target social classes with, summer camp in the desert?
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posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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The best thing going for the government in this case is that they can label all the decriers as "druggies" and "stoners" trying to get a fix without having to worry about going to jail. Makes it hard to speak out about something when your credibility is destroyed before you even get to speak. The war on drugs will never end and is just another cog in the corrupt governmental machine.



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by Krazysh0t
The best thing going for the government in this case is that they can label all the decriers as "druggies" and "stoners" trying to get a fix without having to worry about going to jail. Makes it hard to speak out about something when your credibility is destroyed before you even get to speak. The war on drugs will never end and is just another cog in the corrupt governmental machine.


It just goes to show the weakness of our side, the War on Freedom is on and we are just taking the beating..






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