What an epiphany I had this morning. Here it is...the morning after The Green Bay Packers go on to their 13th Super Bowl victory over the Pittburgh Steelers, and I'm getting ready for work. Then...the thought hits me: Danny Casolaro, an investigative reporter who said that he had pieced together the entire crime network of the world as the Octopus, was found dead in a hotel room bathtub, his wrists slashed, and the dirty towels thrown under a sink.
This was ruled a SUICIDE, by the way.
At any rate...all of the researtch he had gather by that point had disappeared, and the coroner cremated him, not with the consent of his next of kin.
Well...thanks to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I have finally pieced together the missing element in Danny's research.
First, I will present to you the article from Reason:
Last week, while visiting Mexico, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Denise Maerker of Televisa, who asked her opinion of proposals to address black-market violence by repealing drug prohibition. Clinton's response illustrates not only the intellectual bankruptcy of the prohibitionist position but the economic ignorance of a woman who would be president (emphasis added):
Maerker: In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion?
Clinton: I don't think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. I hear it in my country. It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it, and I don't think that—you can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped.
Clinton evidently does not understand that there is so much money to be made by selling illegal drugs precisely because they are illegal. Prohibition not only enables traffickers to earn a "risk premium" that makes drug prices much higher than they would otherwise be; it delivers this highly lucrative business into the hands of criminals who, having no legal recourse, resolve disputes by spilling blood. The 35,000 or so prohibition-related deaths that Mexico has seen since President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drugs in 2006 are one consequence of the volatile situation created by the government's arbitrary dictates regarding psychoactive substances. Pace Clinton, the way to "stop" the violent thugs who profit from prohibition is not to mindlessly maintain the policy that enriches them.
[via the Drug War Chronicle]
So...is it clear now to everyone the circular reasoning used to "justify" putting our sons and daughters in harm's way by taking away their lives and mixing them in with REAL FELONS who have robbed, raped and murdered their way into jail?
You always hear "You can't have it both ways"...but if you are a drug kingpin, you do! Buy cheap, sell HIGH.
If you're a narc, you also get to have it both ways:you get to safeguard thecrops...and then, when it makes it to the states, you get to ruin someone's life, generally speaking...or you get to murder them in a drug sting. Here's an example at this YouTube link:
Drug Bust Gone BAD.
Still feel like fighting this "war"?
So...let me tell you what I figured out...Danny's Octopus needs an ENVIRONMENT to exist within...and that environment is:
Please watch that video...can anyone dispute that we have been lied to?