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Joe Biden! Hello! I just read your new press release and I need help understanding what the hell you're trying to do:

Legislation Takes Aim at the Use of Submarines for Drug Trade;
House Passes Key Biden Provisions Today

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, introduced the Drug Trafficking Interdiction Assistance Act of 2008 (S.3351), legislation designed to help disrupt drug trafficking by criminalizing the use of unregistered, un-flagged submersible or semi-submersible vessels in international waters whose operators intend to evade detection. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) joined Sen. Biden in introducing this bill, which will give authorities a new tool to go after the drug lords who have been using this technology to avoid prosecution. [sorry, no link]

Raise your hand if you think anyone who moves drugs by the submarine-full gives a flying crap about the law. Ok, then.

This is the kind of legislation that makes drug lords cough up their caviar with laughter. They're building submarines in the [email protected]#king jungle. They'll dig a tunnel from Bogota to Brooklyn if they have to and I really don’t understand why Joe Biden is even bothering to pretend they give a damn about anything he does. Give us a break, seriously.

The drug war is wasteful, brutal and destructive enough without our politicians goofing around dreaming up ludicrous, useless legislation at our expense. Just stop. You're embarrassing us all.

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Whether the narco submarine is intercepted in national or international waters, the crew usually scuttle the submarine just before being cought. Having no evidence (cocaine) to prove they were trafficking, the current law states that the traffickers have to be released WITHOUT charges.

This new legislation, will do without having to physically seize the (narcotic) evidence and the rescued submarine crew can and will be charged as if the drugs were seized. Comprende amigo?


Yes, I've read about that. Good luck thwarting the drug traffickers by tossing their mules behind bars for decades at enormous expense to the American tax-payer.

Has it occurred to you that the crew is worth less to the drug lords than the dope they so casually dump to the bottom of the ocean? If you think this will change anything, just watch.

Re: Explanation

Oh, so now people can be convicted of drug smuggling without ANY evidence. Why didn't anyone think of this before? We should extend the principle to other crimes too. All you have to do is accuse someone and they're guilty.

Not quite

What will be illegal is to operate a narco submarine. Whether the Coast Guard seizes the cargo o not, will not matter. I guess photographic proof will do under this legislation.


Comprende amigo?? Sounds like troll-talk to me. You can make a good point without being condescending.

Most Americans will never hear about this legislation..

So what makes Biden and the other idiot Senators think the word will get down to some peasant in Colombia? More "feel good" election time crap.


I think that the phony drugwar continues just so those on the Judiciary (sub)Committee on Crime and Drugs will have something to do.Legalize drugs and crime goes down...a lot! Some Senators don't want to hear it. Maybe if they lost in the next election they would regain their hearing.It's been said before...VOTE THE BUMS OUT!..for real change.


The Bill of Rights is just a formality to get more funding to fight it. ALL of the drug wars make no sense, and in all cases they have huge effects. Loss of liberty, property and freedom are good examples. They won't fix it, so I guess the voters will have to make it better. If Americans ever wake up to the police state they're moving toward.

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