A “war on drugs whose objective is to eradicate the drug market,” Eduardo Porter of the New York Times recently wrote, “is a war that cannot be won.” In the report he highlights how the “war on drugs” has been a complete and utter failure. The “illegal drug market,” he argues, “cannot be eradicated.” The Drug [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday July 8, 2012 1:01 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Friday October 7, 2011 5:30 pm|
Just when a big scandal hits Washington over an ATF/DoJ operation-gone-bad that allowed massive smuggling of guns to Mexican drug cartels, Eric Holder’s DoJ decides this is a good time to get tough with… medical marijuana dispensaries! But wait, what’s the CIA doing in the middle of all this? Or are they? Will cancer patients get their pot? Will drug kingpins in Sinaloa get their AK-47s? Guess which one matters more to the U.S. government.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 9, 2011 1:12 pm|
The influence of Mexico’s drug cartels (photo: Truthout.org) The government’s long-running war on drugs is having little impact, according to documents just released. The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) of the Justice Department reports demand for drugs is rising and the demand is being supplied by major transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) or cartels, which adapt [...]