Wikileaks Cables Reveal Two-Faced Drug War Politics by US

Ricardo Soberón of the Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH), says "since 1987, the U.S. Department of State has been concerned about the risk of corruption among the Peruvian military in drug trafficking zones, but that concern has not been shared by the Pentagon (Department of Defence), which was more interested in expanding its missions in the Andes region, without regard to the costs." "The leaked cables reflect a deep political contradiction between Washington’s institutional diplomacy, and the military diplomacy characterised by the promotion of strategies like (the U.S.-financed counterinsurgency and anti-drug strategy) Plan Colombia, the Merida Initiative (a multi-billion dollar U.S. counter-drug assistance programme for Mexico and Central America), hot pursuit across borders, or the ‘hammer and anvil’ tactic in the Colombian armed conflict," he said. (Link to Story)

can`t see the forest for the tree`s

Drug prohibition is mainly about the U.S.A.  government setting up shop in foreign nations. Let us help you fight this "problem". It`s all a sham. Drug Prohibition is welfare for Law Enforcement and the Military. It provides jobs and gives them something to do. While at the same time, expanding the scope and power of the government[s] involved. Prohibitionists have created a sickness that is far beyond that sickness of heavy and hard drug addiction. The addiction of money and power is hard to overcome. Where do you go to rehab for that? How about the "broke" house?!.

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