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    Is the drugs war unwinnable ?

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    papa_umau
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    Is the drugs war unwinnable ?

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 30 Jul 2009, 11:48 am

    It has been suggested that as the police seem incapable of shutting down the big dealers of class "A" drugs that we should concentrate our resources on attempting to ameliorate the effects of this trade rather than trying to shut it down at source.

    See THIS from The Times Online.

    I consider this attitude as a ridiculous one as I know for a fact that every police force knows who the dealers are because of regular updates by concerned citizens; so why do they not hit them hard and keep hitting them hard so that it is not worth their while to start up again time after time.

    Maybe we should have a special force that have plenipotentiary powers to stop this trade.

    We have an example of this during the 20s when the police in America created a special force that could deal with the Mafia using their own tactics. ( There was a couple of movies made based on this programme, called The Untouchables ).

    I am sure that most of the people of Britain would support such a force if the authorities had the courage to start one up.

    What do you folks think needs to be done here ?


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    Re: Is the drugs war unwinnable ?

    Post by zathrus on Fri 31 Jul 2009, 12:03 pm

    It is unwinnable so long as the poppy fields of Afghanistan are allowed to grow unmolested.

    It is said that 90% of the heroin that comes to Britain comes from Afghanistan and yet it seems that even although we are waging an expensive war in Afghanistan measured in monetary cost and lost lives we do not seem to be willing to take out the poppy fields.

    The government try to blame the Taliban for this situation but it is a fact that when the Taliban were totally in charge of Afghanistan the heroin trade was outlawed on Muslim religious grounds.

    Maybe it is true that Al quaeda use this income to finance their Jehad against the West but the Taliban are against the growth of poppies for making opium.

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