Should the US invade Mexico to destroy the Drug Cartels?
We all know it.
At least we should.
The War on Drugs.
We have all heard of it.
Does anyone actually think it is really exist?
“There were 189,000 heroin users in the US in 2001, before the US-NATO invasion of Afghanistan. By 2016 that number went up to 4,500,000 (2.5
million heroin addicts and 2 million casual users). Heroin deaths shot up from 1,779 in 2001 to 10,574 in 2014 as Afghan opium poppy fields
metastasized from 7,600 hectares in 2001 (when the US-NATO War in Afghanistan began) to 224,000 hectares in 2016. (One hectare equals approximately
2.5 acres). Ironically, the so-called US eradication operation in Afghanistan has cost an estimated $8.5 billion in American taxpayer funds since the
US-NATO-Afghan war started in October 2001.” ( See the article by Sibel Edmonds, August 22, 2017)”
The US military invades Afghanistan yet leaves all the opium fields alone.
Even though those fields are said to provide 90% of the world’s heroin.
The US Central Intelligence Agency trades drugs to those who will fight their battles for them.
We all know these stories.
At least we should.
“The Afghan opium trade continues to be protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of powerful financial interests. Afghanistan’s opium
economy is a multibillion dollar operation which feeds the surge of the US heroin market”
Now I am against the United States playing policeman to the world, but I bring this up because things have gone way overboard.
Mexico is becoming the murder capital of the world.
This is all due to it being run by the drug cartels.
In 2017, over 200 people a day died from drugs in the US.
This too is due in part because of the Mexican drug cartels.
“On average, someone was killed in Mexico every 15 minutes during the month of May, putting the country on track to surpass last year’s grim
milestone of 29,168 killings… Political killings have also shot up, with 130 politicians, including 48 candidates for office, murdered since the
beginning of the electoral cycle”
“In the United States, more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017, which was an increase of about 10 percent over 2016. Since 2000,
the U.S. drug overdose death rate has gone from 6.2 per 100,000 people in 2000 to 14.7 per 100,000 in 2014.”
War is basically government sponsored murder. Drug War or not, when there is a war, innocent people die. Innocent people are already dying on both
sides of the border. Should the US help itself and help Mexico by causing more people to die – specifically the illegal, evil doing drug lords and
Is it too late to begin a real war on drugs? Are there too many secretly getting rich off of it to give up their power? Or has the time come to start
doing something about it?
SHOULD THE US INVADE MEXICO TO DESTROY THE DRUG CARTELS?
Mexico sure as hell is not going to do anything about it.