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The Feds Can't Catch the Cartels' Cocaine-Filled Submarines: Is the War on Drugs a Waste of Money?

Chris D 2012/09/10 21:00:00
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As drug dealers continue making huge sums of money, the smuggling effort becomes more and more sophisticated. Now, it seems like an endless effort of chasing down drug smugglers. Even at the height of the "Drug War," drugs were endlessly available. Are we just wasting resources trying to stop drug smugglers?

NEWS.YAHOO.COM reports:
With three-quarters of potential cocaine shipments sliding under their noses, United States authorities are having a hard time keeping up with the Latin American drug cartels. Part of the problem, a new report in The New York Times says, is the fact that the famously daring and elusive drug-running submarines aren't just operating in the Pacific Ocean any more. These diesel-powered vessels have taken the Caribbean by storm, and the technology powering them is getting more sophisticated.

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  • krayzrick 2012/09/10 22:06:49
    Yes
    krayzrick
    +13
    It's a farce. It's how the CIA gets it's money. They been fighting this supposed war for how many years? 50? 60? It's BULLCRAP people. Just another way to suck us dry...

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  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/10 22:01:41
    Yes
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +6
    Prohibition of ANY type is a waste of not only money, but of time and lives.
  • Huki68 2012/09/10 21:53:46
    Yes
    Huki68
  • sockpuppet 2012/09/10 21:53:16
    Yes
    sockpuppet
    +4
    It's a waste of money, police, court and corrections resources.
  • Fred Rogers 2012/09/10 21:52:36
    Yes
    Fred Rogers
    +4
    The war on drugs has always been a waste of money.
  • kofp 2012/09/10 21:51:24
    Yes
    kofp
    +4
    The answer to the drug war, depreciating dollar, TSA and 1984 is: paul napolitano paul napolitano paul napolitano write in Ron Paul
  • darlenedoskas1969 2012/09/10 21:49:16
    Yes
    darlenedoskas1969
    +2
    no doubt about it
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/09/10 21:49:07
    Yes
    LibertyCaroline
    +1
    Absolutely a waste of tax payer money. The "War on Drugs' has failed, and it cannot be won!
    Prohibitionist policies based on eradication, interdiction and criminalization of consumption simply have not worked. Violence and the organized crime associated with the drug trade are getting worse, not better, despite the current policies.
  • Striker 2012/09/10 21:45:59
    Yes
    Striker
    +4
    Drug prohibition laws serve to make Cartel Profits and raise prices on all stash.
  • abubinc... Striker 2012/09/11 02:00:47
    abubincrazy
    +2
    And the money is funneled to Castro's communist rebels in Central and South America.
    Legalize it , regulate it, and tax it.
  • Striker abubinc... 2012/09/11 03:53:15
    Striker
    +2
    Just legalize it.
  • Unicorns vs Narwhals 2012/09/10 21:45:02
    Yes
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    +1
    I'm usually against taxes but this is one thing I wouldent mind them taxing.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/09/10 21:44:55
  • merlinskiss 2012/09/10 21:44:12
    Yes
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Have always thought it was! I have no objections whatsoever to people willingly killing themselves or destroying their brains and lives if that is what they want to do. Doesn't even qualify them for the Darwin Awards...
  • nat75 merlins... 2012/09/10 22:35:06
    nat75
    +1
    but what about the crime it causes? people stealing for money for drugs, or gangs fighting over territory, or that kind of thing?
  • bob h. nat75 2012/09/10 23:47:46
    bob h.
    +1
    Or they could just go to the Dr or the Methadone program. The program come with automatic Welfare. When was the last time someone got arrested for "Dr. Shopping"?
  • merlins... nat75 2012/09/11 00:44:04
    merlinskiss
    If there is no money to be made because it's perfectly legal, there is no crime or interest. Always follow the money.
  • ID51 2012/09/10 21:43:34
    Yes
    ID51
    +2
    Seems to be... Better to blast a smaller version of the Grand Canyon between us and Mexico, landmine it, and put the Guard on the border with the authority to shoot.
  • sbtbill ID51 2012/09/10 21:59:01
    sbtbill
    +1
    The subs, barges, planes and other things don't cross at the Mexican border. Your new grand canyon will just be bad for wildlife.
  • ray sbtbill 2012/09/10 22:51:29
    ray
    Don't worry about the wildlife , it is bad for the cash payments to the politicians and the drug trade .
  • bob h. ID51 2012/09/10 23:48:17
    bob h.
    Shows you're thinking.
  • ack 2012/09/10 21:43:20
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    ack
    +2
    Use the armed drones to blow up the cartels.
  • TheBadOne 2012/09/10 21:40:38 (edited)
    Yes
    TheBadOne
    +1
    It's a complete and utter waste of taxpayer resources. If it were taxed/regulated and dealt with as a health issue, we'd save a windfall of money that we currently spend on law enforcement and would make the business significantly less profitable (if not nonexistent) for gangs and drug lords.
  • doc moto 2012/09/10 21:36:15
    Yes
    doc moto
    +1
    Lets just say they are going about it a tad upside-down!
  • Daryl 2012/09/10 21:30:30
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    Daryl
    +1
    I support full legalization but most Americans are not ready for the consequences.

    How much more of a disaster will socialized medicine be when millions of Americans poison themselves with narcotics?
  • Tombsto... Daryl 2012/09/10 22:24:34
    TombstoneJim
    The stupid ones will be dead in short order. Perhaps saving themselves and society millions in treatment.
  • abubinc... Daryl 2012/09/11 02:05:05
    abubincrazy
    They already are. It's just that cigarettes and booze aren't recognized as drugs by too many people.
    And they are addictive and potentially lethal.
    And the illegal drugs are everywhere right now.
  • DDogbreath abubinc... 2012/09/11 10:55:20
    DDogbreath
    Alcohol has been proven more harmful than all currently illegal "recreational drugs" are.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/th...
  • Transquesta 2012/09/10 21:24:14
    Yes
    Transquesta
    +4
    The War on Drugs (a/k/a human rights) has been a waste of time since its inception. Being largely brain-dead or paralyzed with fear, most 'small government (ROFL!) conservatives' will never get this.

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