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Car bomb blast in northern Mexico

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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Car bomb blast in northern Mexico, no deaths


www.alertnet.org

A car laden with explosives detonated outside a police station in northern Mexico on Thursday in a state plagued by battling drug cartels, but no one was injured in the blast, state police said.
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[edit on 5-8-2010 by RadioKnecht]




posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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This just happened! A second car bomb has gone off in less than a month in Mexico, this time in the bordering state of Tamaulipas.

A sign posted by drug dealers close to where the bomb went off, threatens with thousands of more terrorist attacks if the government goes ahead with the possibility of legalizing drugs to curb violence.

Things are getting REALLY ugly in Mexico. This is terrorism plain and square.

www.alertnet.org
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posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 04:09 AM
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A sign posted by drug dealers close to where the bomb went off, threatens with thousands of more terrorist attacks if the government goes ahead with the possibility of legalizing drugs to curb violence.


At least the Mexican government got the idea, and the response of the cartels clearly shows that legalizing (soft)drugs would, in the long run, put an end to all this.

People switching from soft to hard drugs happens a lot less also when you are not visiting the same dealer for pot and (for example) coc aine.

Seems like it's really reaching a boiling point now over there though, and legalizing drugs won't have any real effect for a few years since i can't imagine them legalizing hard drugs, and this is still the most profitable to deal in (hardly any production costs and HUGE profits).



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I think the issue is quite simple: if you want drugs, you'll get them, regardless of them being legalized or not. All you need to do is go to a street corner in the correct neighborhood.

All that prohibition does is create mafias and blackmarkets. This follows a very simple economics rule: when there is a demand, there will ALWAYS be a supply.

Therefore if the one hand the government legalizes drugs (and for instance, claims "monopoly" on their sale, so that only authorized outlets are allowed), paired with a strong "don't do drugs" campaign; in a brushstroke you've eliminated the black market, the mafias, the violence and created a big source of income and revenue (which, for instance, can be destined to rehab, or social security, or whatever).

The question then would be why isn't this being considered in the higher spheres of government? The answer is plain and simple: follow the money.



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