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INCB’s pathetically late and weak call to stop killing people

UN Narcotics Agency Calling for Abolition of Death Penalty

the INCB’s annual report, which was published on Tuesday, board members encourage all “states which retain and continue to impose the death penalty for drug-related offenses to consider abolishing the death penalty.”

Encourage to consider? Wow. They blatantly condemn Colorado for pot, but finally, after decades of criticism, work up the nerve to encourage to consider not killing people.

Of course, the INCB has had a hand in all the deaths that have come about as a result of the drug war, as they’ve been egging these countries on to get tougher about drugs.

The INCB reminds me somewhat of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation – a fictional organization in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which were described as ‘a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came’.

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6 comments to INCB’s pathetically late and weak call to stop killing people

  • Servetus

    Under a voluntary system of international law that respects national sovereignty, there are few ways short of war to forcefully bend one nation to the demands of other nations. Within that same international law, however, are the three-Rs: reputation, reciprocity, and retaliation. The three-Rs can sometimes be used to bring about compliance with international expectations of humane behavior.

    Indonesia’s reputation is being hurt by its insistence on executing drug traffickers. It can expect less reciprocity or cooperation from other nations in the future for its inhumane policies. Retaliation has already begun via calls to boycott travel to Bali, a popular Indonesian tourist destination.

    The INDCP has obviously felt the pinch of the three-Rs, which is why they want to end the international practice of executing people for drugs involvement. Otherwise, agencies such as the INDCP and UNODCP are likely to suffer a loss of reputation (assuming their reputation hasn’t already tanked), a lessening of reciprocity or cooperation from other UN agencies, and political retaliation from citizens throughout the world who would like to see the UNODCP hanged by its heels in public for encouraging massive human rights violations.

  • DdC

    Is the INCB Dangerous to Your Health?
    5 Ways the UN’s Drug Watchdog Fails on Health and Human Rights
    03/05/2013 8:53 am EST Updated: 05/05/2013

    Themes in Chemical Prohibition

    CLASSIC MODERN DRUG PROPAGANDA

    Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control?
    Shoppers, students, workers, and voters are all seen by consumerism and behaviorism the same way: passive, conditionable objects.

    From Triangle of Death, a novel written by former federal undercover agent Michael Levine

    “Make La Reina Blanca (crack) available in a country and within weeks a significant and predictable portion of the population is turned into murderous, uncontrollable zombies doomed to a slow, expensive death,”

    “How can you be so good at what you do and have so little understanding of what really pulls your strings?” the CIA officer wearily responds. “Don’t you realize that there are factions in your government that want this to happen — an emergency situation too hot for a constitutional government to handle.”

    Exporting DEAmocracy
    Now with offices in …

  • joe minella

    Abolish all drug warmongers, starting with INCB, now. Does no good. Does great harm.

  • Duncan20903

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    For me it made me think of Kramerica Industries albeit with substantially less substance.

  • kaptinemo

    Economically, “When Uncle Sam catches cold, the rest of he world gets the sniffles.” May the opposite also be true WRT drug policy; as Uncle shakes off the debilitating effects of the stupefying drug called prohibition and rouses himself, eyes and head clearing, the rest of the world is following suit…and even faster.

    As reform advances domestically, and bastions of bureaucratic stupidity once thought impregnable start having breaches in their walls, letting the light of truth penetrate, the corresponding ripple effect is having international repercussions.

    As predicted here, the Latin American countries, who’ve bourne the brunt of so much of the (supposedly) ‘unintended consequences’ of the DrugWar, led the way in challenging Anslinger’s vesrion of Rosemary’s Baby, the 1961 Single Convention Treaty…and the sky didn’t fall, and more nations were encouraged to do the same. The death knell of prohibition is being heard across the planet.

    The INCB had it real good thanks to prohibition, acting like some kind of international ‘Star Chamber’ cum Vatican when it came to drug policy. Now it sees the same inevitable calls for budgetary downsizing (thanks to a reduced need for something no one needed, anyway) that domestic prohibs do, and like them, is trying to hedge their bets.

    Perhaps its members are afraid they may someday be held to account for their actions in nations who’ve suffered the (again, wholly predictable and predicted) ‘collateral damage’ of Uncle Sam’s latest missionary kick early last century which has caused inordinate amounts of damage to those nations. (Almost as if that was the real plan.)

    If INCB members are ever forced to transit through a country experiencing the kind of political and social unrest that prohibition produces, a country they’ve harmed with their enabling and support of prohibition, and that country still has the death penalty (which they so tacitly supported by not strongly speaking out against before) on the books, and they faced arrest, things might not go very well for them.

    A point I am sure may have crossed their minds, recently. If not…it should.