By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
Every now and then I read a real eye opener.
A new view that turns the old Paradigm on its
head. This one is a Genius piece of thought.
I have taken the liberity to excerpt parts of the
article in my hypothesis.
It effectively stops the Taliban dead in its tracks.
And not a bullet is fired.
Its about economics.
Cut off the Taliban funding and you have
effectively cut them off at the knees.
No funds to pay fighters, buy bullets,
pay widows families, no trucks or gass.
NO housing for troops, and no money
for bribes, or bombs.
Sometimes it worth considering scary
ideas just to fully understand them.
To put fouth a real effort to keep an open
mind to fully consider a Paradigm
Keep in mind an ounce of gold is worth
about $1,000 an ounce.
Would you like an ounce of gold?
Do you have any doubt about the value
of an ounce of gold?
Have you ever held a Kruger Rand in your
hand? Its weigh is very comforting.
$1,000 in one golden coin, you can feel the
By comparison, uncut cocaine is worth about US$ 3,000
an ounce, three times its weight in gold!
Three Kruger Rands.
Marijuana, literally a weed, is worth US$100/ounce,
seven times its weight in silver.
Or 10 ounces equal to one Kruger Rand.
Why is this so? Can coca and marijuana really have intrinsic
value in excess of gold and silver?
Is their cost of production high?
Are they essential to industry or society?
Why is an ounce of cocaine worth $1,000
to the Taliban?
Why do people pay $1,000 an ounce for the
essence of a poppy?
Drug profits keep terrorists on the go. They also inspire
a life of crime. Just this week, Sinaloa, Mexico drug cartel
leader Joaquin Guzman's made it on Forbes magazine's
Rich List with a fortune valued at US 1 billion. In 1989
Pablo Escober, the seventh wealthiest man on Earth,
made the list with US 25 billion.
In Afghan coca leaves sell for about
the price of tea leaves in America.
What happens between the fields in Afghan
and America that increases it intrinsic value
thousand of times?
There in lies the Talibans funding paradigm.
The economic processes between the field
in Afghan and the streets of America allows
the Taliban to fund its terrorism war.
Change that economic process and you cut the legs
out from the Taliban war effort.
NO money NO war.
True for American military also.
Those economic process between the fields of Afghan
and the Streets in America evolove around forces that
make cocain, which is plentifull in Afghan and make it
scarce in the Streets of America.
The dangers of providing the Product.
About 1% of Americans use Cocain, this pertencage
remains constant thru history.
Drug wars or no drug wars.
American policy on Drugs funds the Taliban.
It is not American usage of cocain that funds
the Taliban. Let me repeat that; It is not American usage
of cocain that funds the Taliban.
Consider the amount of funding the Taliban would
recieve if the price of cocain was about that of Tea.
Consider the effectiveness of the WAR ON DRUGS.
In March, 2009, the United Nations, the UN Council on Drugs
and Crime and the World Health Organization declared that the
1998-2007 anti-drug strategy "did not achieve any of its
objectives,"world wide commerce in illegal drugs is worth
"320 thousand million dollars a year....
Hasn't insanity been defined as doing the same thing over
and over again and expecting a different result.
Isn't one of the proofs of scientific hypothesis the
repeatability of an experiment, a basic tenant of
Then we have the scientific proof.
The drug war has not worked for 9 years,
and keeps drug profits high, profits the
life blood of the Taliban.
Federal and state governments have spent hundreds of
billions of dollars to arrest, convict and incarcerate
millions of Americans for very long periods of time.
Many of them will lose the most productive years of
their lives and become essentially unemployable after
their release, reducing GDP, income tax receipts...
And many of them end up on welfare rolls.
But the de-criminalizing of cocain would be the
death peal for civilization, the ruin of American
youth, the end of USA.
Or would it?
Alchol was once considered in the same catagory
Capone and his wealth based on the Prohibition laws.
Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Are we now repeating Prohibitionhistory?
The challenge after legalization, as now, will be to discourage drug use through persuasion and help those in the clutches of addiction and dependency. Like any addiction, it must be treated as a health problem. Addiction, a form of escapism, is usually symptomatic of a deeper malaise in a person's life and society.
Government places heavy restrictions on alcohol and tobacco and raises billions of dollars through taxation of these drugs. Half of the price of a pack of cigarettes is state sales tax. Now, as we confront unprecedented budget crisis and must make choices.....
American drug laws are funding the Taliban and
the terrorist war.
The full article is here. Huffington post. LINK
The terrorism war can be won tomorrow
with the passage of new drug laws.
REMOVE THE PROFIT FROM DRUGS AND WATCH
THE TERRORIST VANISH.
If drug laws were passed against green
beans, the Taliban would be growing
green beans in Afghan NOW.
Mexico drug civil war:
Michael Braun to Testify Again on Mexican Narco-Terrorism
By Andrew Cochran
Michael Braun, our newest Contributing Expert and former Chief of Operations at the DEA, will testify tomorrow before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere during a hearing titled, "Guns, Drugs and Violence: The Merida Initiative and the Challenge in Mexico." Michael testified last week on this subject before another Congressional committee and posted his testimony here. Michael is now one of three principals at Spectre Group International, LLC, which provides specialized consulting services to governments and private sector clients worldwide.
The Calderon Administration was even more courageous when they developed and implemented a long-term strategy to take back Mexico from the traffickers. When this strategy was implemented, the cartels were already feuding amongst themselves for lucrative turf, as they had so many times in the past. When the cartels came under simultaneous attack by the full weight of Mexico’s security forces, over 45,000 Mexican military personnel bolstered by the country’s federal law enforcement services, they began to lash out like never before. There were over 6,000 drug related murders in Mexico in 2008, and 530 Mexican law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty, of which 493 were drug-related homicides. To put that into context, 140 police officers were killed in the line of duty in the United States in 2008, of which 41 were killed by gunfire.
The level of brutality exhibited by the Mexican cartels and their assassination teams exceeds anything we have witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past. The number of beheadings last year alone numbered about 200, and some of those were police officers. The head of one police officer was actually impaled on a spike on top of a wall in front of a police station with a note stuffed in the mouth warning the police to show more ‘respect’ for the traffickers. Traffickers have actually broken into the communications network of law enforcement in the Tijuana area to broadcast the identity of the next round of law enforcement officers to be targeted for assassination, only to find the bullet riddled bodies of those officers on the streets of Tijuana a few hours later.
Which takes us back to the question, “Why?” Roughly 90% of all the cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana consumed in our Country enter the United States from Mexico. The money generated by the cartels’ global drug trafficking is staggering. The United Nations estimates that the drug trade between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada generates about $147 billion dollars annually, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) estimates that our fellow citizens here in the U.S. spend about $65 billion dollars annually to satisfy their insatiable appetite for drugs. The United Nations estimates that the entire global drug trade generates about $322 billion dollars annually. No other illicit global market comes close to those numbers. The National Drug Intelligence Center estimates that somewhere between $8 - $24 billion dollars in ‘bulk currency’ alone transits our Country each year destined for the cartels’ coffers in Mexico—ultimately smuggled across our Southwest Border.
Take the profit away and watch the Drug cartels
around the world Collapse! Even start running anti-drug ads.
Maybe a three year trial plan of decriminalizing drugs.?
Long enough to test the hypothesis and wipe out the
drug cartels and terrorism funding.
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