posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:20 PM
Thanks for your thoughts on these basket case governments. I agree pretty much with your analysis.
It's not helpful to look at what has happened in the past, these days. The world has become a different place in less than a year.
For financial and image reasons the US no longer wants to be the World policeman. The blowback has really bitten them in the ass, and the public will
not support excuses for involvement as they did before.
We may be entering an era where everyone just looks on as one country after another implodes economically, politically, socially. We have enough
problems just holding our own together now.
Mexico is a big concern as it borders on the US. I can't see the drug cartels, even if they outright take control of the government infrastructure,
wanting an open conflict with the US admin. Nothing for them to gain by it.
Tens of millions of customers and the US by and large letting them play their games is what has sustained them.
With the conservative abhorrence of drug largely in abeyance with the Obama administration, I think the rules will change. The War on Drugs will be
over. The drugs won hands down.
Practical realities will be implemented. Less spent on fighting trafficking and production. One can only put out small fires and it costs so much in
the losing battle.
There might even be some sort of tacit deal made by the cash strapped US to directly, instead of through laundering, sort of 'tax' the billions in
drug sales, in some co-operative arrangement with the sources.
There are precedents to this with the CIA and the opium trade.
Many factors will come into play, like the Islamic new found interest in Mexico. But I see a US with so many internal economic concern, cutting a
deal where a drug cartel puppet administration in Mexico is allowed to ply their trade with silent US co-operation.
I think most realize that there will be hundreds of billions spent in the US on drugs, no matter what measures are taken. So a self-serving practical
solution for both sides is the practical solution.
Say Yes to Drugs.