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June 10, 2012

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These cartels have grown, have mutated into something else while responding to the war on drugs launched by Mexico and the US, responding to the fierce defense of the borders implemented by the US authorities that have affected their operations and income, responding to the strong actions of the mexican government, responding to the constant presence of mexican army, marines and federal police officers in territories and routes they used to control.
They transformed into something else, they are now better organized, they are familiarized with technologies which they use to their advantage, and they are ruthless when pursuing their objectives. They are moving into the US and are now putting their terror in practice there. I hope I could say the opposite, but I do believe that pretty soon we will see decapitaded people, dismembered bodies and cold blooded killings in beautiful american suburbs, previoulsy known for their tranquility. I hope I could see it differently.

The Atlanta Mexico based DTOs have definitely changed the game...however, the emerging threat is that the DTOs are starting to get out into the smaller areas (AL, TN, NC, SC etc) where there is less law enforcement per capita, with even less resources available to that law enforcement.

You asked, "How is it that no progress has been made in the last four years in our cities where Mexican TCOs are operating?"

The answer? Because we have not learned our lesson from the years of prohibition of alcohol. Where are the alcohol cartels today? They no longer exist, due to no more war against alcohol. This war on drugs is foolish. It creates the cartels, the violence, etc., even the desire for it, as it is a forbidden "fruit". Were people still drinking when alcohol was illegal? Yes! Are people doing drugs even though they are illegal? Yes, very much so! Hello. Is anyone home? The drug war is producing nothing good, but instead killing innocent people who don't even do drugs! That awful price is not worth trying to save stupid people from abusing their minds and bodies. The drug war also helps further ruin people's lives as they throw drugees in jail, rather than offering them help (perhaps). The drug war is a very sad assault on foolish people.

Actually, the problem is not the "War on Drugs" as it never really existed. The DHS and this administration has no desire to stop illegal immigration or drug related crime. Their desire is to destroy the US from within with the help of the Mexican TCOs. Trust me, if the US government truly wanted to stop the immigration and drug problem, they could. Simply get rid of the ACLU and other liberal progressive organizations and bring back public executions. Stop preventing American citizens from owning and carring LEGALLY purchased firearms and the right to defend themselves with deadly force. The country will not turn into the "Wild West" as all the anti-gun rights advocates like Bloomberg, Clinton, Emmanual etc. claim. Heck, the wild west wasn't the wild west...learn your history, but not the crap they currently teach in our schools with the progressive agenda. The true history of our founders. It's time for Americans to be proud of our country and our history and stop apologizing for the past or our greatness as a nation.

A problem largely ignored by Obama.

If drugs are legalized are there less crimes associated with them, such as kidnapping and murder and robbery?

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