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Ear to the Ground

A Next Step in Mexico’s Drug War

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Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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The recent spate of killings leading to the increase in troops is believed to be due to the recent arrest of drug boss Arnoldo Rueda in Michoacan.

In the next step of the continuing battle between the Mexican government and the country’s powerful drug cartels, 5,500 police and military personnel are being sent to the state of Michoacan, where recent drug-related violence has killed 20 government security agents.

The BBC:

Mexico’s government is sending 5,500 police and military personnel to Michoacan state, which has seen a surge in violence linked to drug cartels.

Twenty police officers and troops have been killed in the state in suspected revenge attacks for the arrest of an alleged cartel boss last weekend.

Since 2006, more than 45,000 troops and tens of thousands of police have been deployed to tackle Mexican drug gangs.

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By rollzone, July 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm Link to this comment

hello. swarm intervention alike chasing al-qawhatever by sending more troops, like it will ever stop. they arrest everybody, it is still illegal: someone takes their place. job security working for the government. i too am in favor of complete legalization: as an individual liberty. cut their balls off by removing the profit incentive- very uncapitalist; unless you open a legitimate distribution company, and offer higher quality product. bootleggers ought to be lobbying for legalization with their megabucks. special interest congress, that gets their attention. congress for hire to stop the killing here and abroad. we live under severe greed drug control policies. change.

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By John Hanks, July 18, 2009 at 10:49 am Link to this comment
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Medicalize drugs so the money will disappear.

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By rachelle, July 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment
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Perhaps the author should read this article from Mother Jones about Mexican drug cartels…

“There are two Mexicos.

There is the one reported by the US press, a place where the Mexican president is fighting a valiant war on drugs, aided by the Mexican Army and the Mérida Initiative, the $1.4 billion in aid the United States has committed to the cause. This Mexico has newspapers, courts, laws, and is seen by the United States government as a sister republic.

It does not exist.

There is a second Mexico where the war is for drugs, where the police and the military fight for their share of drug profits, where the press is restrained by the murder of reporters and feasts on a steady diet of bribes, and where the line between the government and the drug world has never existed.”

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/07/we-bring-fear

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By coloradokarl, July 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm Link to this comment

This is a play for More of our money! Wanabet?

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By Nurse Robert Guenther LVN, July 17, 2009 at 11:27 am Link to this comment
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Gun control does not work.
Drug control does not work.
Prohibition proved that.
Freedom and liberty does work.
Cognitive therapy works for curing addictions.
We are all slaves to something. Look in the mirror. I just did.
We work on our dependancies like peeling an Onion to its center but never arriving at the center of the Onion. We keep peeling or we go/stay in denial. All of us.
We all have dependancies. Gambling/investing, alcohol,pharmaceuticals, coffee, ect ect
Lets legalize all drugs, provide cures for addictions, arrest and confine suppliers of minors for years.
Lets provide free drugs to addicts along with counseling and mandatory voluntary morgue service for meth, cocaine, opiate, users.
We should legalize all drug use and provide cures for drug addiction.
Lets encourage our youth to study science and not be ignorant.
We could pay the Afghans to grow Opium and Cannabis for us and stop that war in 2 weeks without bloodshed. We could save a lot of money and cure a lot of violent people in the prisons if we put the patient/inmates to work growing high quality medical and recreational marijuana on the prison grounds.
We could sell the recreational marijuana in state stores and provide free medical marijuana to all who are truly not hypochondriacs.
Michael Jackson did not die of a cannabis overdose. No one ever has died of a cannabis overdose.
Nurse Robert Guenther LVN
San Diego California USA
TheOrganicNurse.org

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