The 2012 Drug War Budget

Rev. Deke, an admitted inhaler, chooses to ignore the advice of the nations of the Americas on the failed drug prohibition policy.  How did alcohol prohibition work out?  Answer: It created the biggest, richest class of criminals in memory.

The Obama administration released its 2012 National Drug Control Strategy and accompanying 2013 drug budget Tuesday, but while the administration touted it as a “drug policy for the 21st Century,” it is very much of a piece with anti-drug policies going back to the days of Richard Nixon.
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/04/obama-releases-2012-national-drug.html

SOMEBODY is making money!

In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because “there is just too much money in it.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/07/clinton-legalize-drugs-too-much-money/

Remember this?

According to a series of groundbreaking reports by the San Jose Mercury News, for the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring, comprised of CIA and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents and informants, sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles.

Millions of dollars in drug profits were then funneled to the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force), the largest of several anti-Communists commonly called the Contras. The 5,000-man FDN was created in mid-1981 and run by both American and Nicaraguan CIA agents in its losing war against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, the Cuban-supported socialists who had overthrown U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979.

This CIA-backed drug network opened the first pipeline between Columbia’s cocaine cartels and the Black neighborhoods of Compton and Los Angeles, according to the Mercury News.

In time, the cocaine that flooded Los Angeles helped spark a “crack explosion” in urban America and provided the cash and connections needed for Los Angeles’s gangs to buy Uzi sub-machine guns, AK-47 rifles, and other assault weapons that would fuel deadly gang turf wars, drive-by shootings, murders and robberies — courtesy of the U.S. government, according to the article.

“While the FDN’s war is barely a memory today, Black America is still dealing with its poisonous side effects. Urban neighborhoods are grappling with legions of homeless crack addicts. Thousands of young Black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine — a drug that was virtually unobtainable in Black neighborhoods before members of the CIA’s army started bring it into South Central in the 1980s at bargain basement prices,” wrote Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, in the first installment of the shocking series of reports.

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2625.shtml

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