Without a shred of doubt the anti-terror laws and associated technology is ACTUALLY about controlling the international flow of drugs and drug money
to an even greater extent.
New airport scanners - these are not for weapons because they are easily detectable, they are for detecting drugs concealed on your body
New airport liquid and gel rule - this is not to prevent poeple bringing onboard explosive chemicals, it is stamp out one of the most easy and
effective way to take small to medium amounts of drugs with you on a plane: dissolve in bottle of water/gel before getting on, evaporate out after
Ion detectors - while claimed to be all about electronically sniffing out bombs or explosive chemicals and residues, NOONE has been caught with actual
explosives every using this device. What it is really for is detecting DRUGS! Mainly coc aine due to high particle counts, but some speed and
ecstacy traces too!
Email, mobile phone, text messaging, home phone, skype, GPS TAPPING - again claimed to be to prevent terrorism, but so far no real cases where this
has been the deciding matter in defeating a real terrorism plot. This is ALL about collecting evidence about drug transactions and networks as well as
physical location and movement over time. See right now the laws in UK trying to be passed requiring all prepaid mobile phones to be purchased with
passport so can match calls with people.
Transactions over $5000, mandatory reporting of suspicious activities etc - not about seizing money from terror groups but about seizing and tracking
money from drug deals!!
I could go on but I'm sure you see the point. Drugs and drug money are vital to the government but not in the way we think. They aren't waging WAR
on drugs, they want to CONTROL drugs and the revenue from drugs! This is even more vital as when you realise black budgets, black operations and
drugs/drug money all need each other!
Plus there is all the revenue from seized accounts, houses, cars, cash, just about anything they want to take from anyone even remotely associated
with or accidently near a drug issue. And there is hardly any legal recourse once this process is started.
And even more vital right now is that drug money is probably the ONLY thing left that could possibly save the US economy and I think they know
However most people would not accept the huge inconvenience at airports and loss of privacy/liberty just to catch a few extra drug runners, so they
have to sell it to you as necessary for combatting terrorism!
The government and corporations don't want competition from smaller drug dealers and or drug dealers from other countries!
This is a main reason why the bastards won't listen to logic and reason and treat drugs as a health and cultural issue but remain fixated to treating
it as a law enforcement issue! Thats the way they make the money for all the off balance sheet crap they get up to.
NOTE: If I was in iceland right now, I'd decriminalize drugs and set that island up as the global number one source for recreational drugs and rave
parties to kickstart the economy real quick. I say they would be cash flow positive after a couple of weeks
(NOTE: that is humourous fictional suggestion only!)