14 comments for “Nuevo Laredo Mexican Drug Cartel Gun Battle Extreme Carnage Overview

  1. Jillian Galloway
    September 2, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    $113 billion is spent on marijuana every year in the U.S., and because of the federal prohibition *every* dollar of it goes straight into the hands of criminals. Far from preventing people from using marijuana, the prohibition instead creates zero legal supply amid massive and unrelenting demand.

    According to the ONDCP, at least sixty percent of Mexican drug cartel money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S., they protect this revenue by brutally torturing, murdering and dismembering countless innocent people.

    If we can STOP people using marijuana then we need to do so NOW, but if we can’t then we need to legalize the production and sale of marijuana to adults with after-tax prices set too low for the cartels to match. One way or the other, we have to force the cartels out of the marijuana market and eliminate their highly lucrative marijuana incomes – no business can withstand the loss of sixty percent of its revenue!

    To date, the cartels have amassed more than 100,000 “foot soldiers” and operate in 230 U.S. cities, and Arizona police are now conceding that parts of their state are under cartel control. The longer the cartels are allowed to exploit the prohibition the more powerful they’re going to get and the more our own personal security will be put in jeopardy.

  2. JZ
    September 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

    It seems that no matter the amount of shoot-outs, murders, and terrorized citizens that have occurred, the beat goes on in the same way. It’s getting closer to the US border to the point of bullets making it across into El Paso.

    It will be “interesting” to see how reckless the cartels greed will become. Government “policy-makers” would rather go to war before an activation of intelligent marijuana policy. Therefore, it would be in the interest of the cartels not to allow their chaos to get too deep into southern AZ, New Mex, and Texas.

    More homegrown marijuana could help employment, health, decrease violence & cartel terror, lessen the incarceration levels and damage that’s done to people going to prison for dried plants (what degree of cynicism exists of the US ‘justice system’ and what harm does it have now & in the long run?).

    And it’s interesting to think how has the failure of Afghanistan contributed. See the April 2010 report: Afghanistan Hashish, Declared World’s Largest Producer – http://www.phibetaiota.net/2010/06/?p=24421

    United States citizens will obviously continue to use drugs unconcerned whether they are foreign-made (outsourcing drugs) or not, and successful border smuggling of weapons and cash will continue, bribes/corruption will occur.

    I like the idea of a map showing all the intricacies of the connections between US drug use, cartels, violence/murder, health, displacement of families, border patrol corruption, etc and updating a digital version (mobile app, too) when necessary and posting print versions (English & Spanish) in places where these people are affected from top to bottom to spread *de-fragmented knowledge*.

    Qualified health professionals and concerned citizens need to express their questions and views about cocaine use and circulate more detailed stories (not gov propaganda) on how it can destroy lives/has destroyed lives.

    I think more brainstorming and outreach is needed on how to create opportunities that help people who are drawn into taking (and dealing) destructive drugs. And more opportunities are needed in Mexico so people do not become desperate for money and human connection, turning to cartels for work.

    This is one reason why I posted “The Mexico + American Narcosphere (Calling Carlos “Slim” Helu) – http://www.phibetaiota.net/2010/06/the-mexico-american-narcosphere/

    Why shouldn’t Carlos “Slim” Helu (world’s wealthiest man) get involved in helping his own country shift violence and insanity to opportunity and safety? Whether anyone thinks this is a good idea or not or is anything would come from it..the idea of getting a direct response from him *after* campaigning for his help to me is of value to get direct and immediate evidence of his interest or disinterest in the destruction of communities and human life. It would put him on the spot and add or take away from his successful reputation in a serious way.

  3. September 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    These drug gangs are serving as their own worst enemy; the more they fight and kill, the more the tide slowly turns against them. If this escalates any further, America will legalize drugs to stop this nonsense and we’ll all be a little safer.

  4. three chord sloth
    September 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Yes, let’s legalize marijuana because that’s the only way they make money. That will put ‘em out of business just like it did to the Mafia when we repealed Prohibition. After all, they never touch coke or heroin… or human smuggling or prostitution either.

    In fact, why don’t we cut out all the bull, and just let the Narco-gangs run the government? They obviously have what some people want, no use in fighting it. Most “crime” is just state interference with people satisfying their needs anyway.

    Ah, I remember when I used to be a libertarian. Then I grew up.

  5. analyst historian
    November 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    three chord sloth,

    I understand your logic and sentiments, and share some concerns. But the prohibition period you refer to has been studied and documented quite extensively, so if you are willing to spend personal time and effort, your perceptions and conclusions will likely change.

    Tthe history of United States has invariably shown a significantly large market size and influence for narcotics, which is socially mitigated through lesser forms that are legally legitimized – Alcohol and Tobacco are the two primary forms.

    During prohibition, society refused to concur with legislation which made the laws and enforcement ineffective. If you do not have the support of a large majority of the population, the political structure of the United States eventually determines those laws and requlations invalid. Thats what the politics in United States is all about, empowerment of citizins to right and rule. So this not a government problem of what to enforce and how, its primarily a social motivational driver based in the same framework of economics, which the United States dominates, and spreads this influence globally.

    Unfortunately, that cannot be changed.

    • markvengence
      January 28, 2011 at 2:08 am

      Who the fuck u think u r u ever bien in the dope world u ever c the fucked up shit
      hat gos on cause of anti constitution drug laws lobbied by ignorant religious fanatics and greedy pharmaceutical corporations legalize all drugs is the only way 2 win the drug”war” take away ur enemies means of funding u win threw attrition
      Ideit

  6. nannooneenoo
    November 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    http://www.blogdelnarco.com/
    If you don’t speak spanish, use google chrome to automagically translate.
    This site is one of the few that actually cover the civil war in mexico.
    I say civil war because of how severe it is. For whatever reason, the american media doesn’t cover the conflict as they should.

  7. November 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Thanks for link now I’m translating to english.

  8. markvengence
    January 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Why is it so difficult 4 people 2 c the truth schedule 1 is a fucking joke the only drug that truly follows those guidelines is not only legal but is the biggest cash crop tobacco has no medicinal app guaranteed 2 kill u yet not a schedule 1 wonder why $$$might have sonethin 2 do with it maybe

  9. John
    June 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Rahm Emmanuel put it best: “We should never let a good crisis go to waste. They allow us to do important things which we could not otherwise do.” For example-our ridiculous drug “policy-” a far worse version of Prohibition-complete with “czars,” etc.-leads to record levels of violence. Certain factions of our political establishment see this as a golden opportunity to push for the disarmament of American citizens, claiming that our guns, and more specifically our right to possess them, is fueling the Mexican drug war. Never mind that international arms dealers like the recently apprehended Russian Viktor Bout are bringing in literal cargo-plane loads of weaponry from eastern Europe, China and the middle east. Never mind that these dealers are furnishing rocket launchers, RPGs, artillery, grenades as well as guns-stuff you just can’t buy at a gun show or gun store. These statists and their handmaidens in the media are propagandizing the issue and asking us to believe that the cartels would rather sneak across our border to buy a few dozen rifles and pistols. Our Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is in the process of being found out as having engaged in a Reichstag Fire-style operation in which they “encouraged” American gun stores to allow questionable sales to obvious straw purchasers to go through, in an incredibly cynical effort by our leaders to “prove” that guns from American stores and gun shows are “flooding” the Mexican markets. Yes-we should “…never let a good crisis go to waste-” and it appears that we aren’t….

  10. Y is it ur concern
    February 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Have you ever tased a hita weed or mirijuana it’s like coke you can’t stop having it. I think about daily when I was 13 I was with my 2 older bros and they found there Jamaican weed and asked if I wanted any. I said sure and then we played a game and did good. Did you know weed helps increas your. Hand eye cord inaction.

  11. wb
    October 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    its sick to say that you can enjoy
    your mariuana
    you see a lot af people get killed to deliver weed in usa
    thats realy sick

  12. fuck cartel
    April 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    fuck mexicans and there drugs

  13. Mityu
    January 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    It is not so clever to publish a post about the tactical awareness of the enemy.

    Rule#1 : Never show your weak points to the enemy
    Rule#2 : Never tell the enemy that you know his weak points.

    M

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