Obama Welcomes End Of The Longest War In American History
Finally, we’re ending the drug war!
President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.
Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in Kabul.
Thats great, and all, but it’s certainly not the longest war in American history.
Ending the drug war at home would end the costliest war our country has ever embarked upon. It is the only war ever fought on American soil besides the civil war since the American Revolution. It has taken more lives and cost more people their freedom than all the casualties of all the other wars.
The rest of the world awaits our success:
The Global Drug War: Ten Critical Developments in 2014
Over $5 trillion dollars and 40 million Americans arrested for small quantities of drugs while thousands are killed in the production countries and trafficking lanes and yet the bureaucracies spending all those funds still cannot tell us when we will win,,but we must keep throwing money in the hole plus corruption on both sides of the border.
And we sell stocks for privately owned prisons on Wall Street.
Thanks but no thanks.
PS: who is going to guard the opium crops now?
The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, Afghanistanâ€™s Opium Trade Floods the Globe
That’s not a narco-state, that’s a doggone mole. Here, hold this mallet and when he gets to his new home and pokes his head up from one of the 50 holes whack him with it. If you can whack him 10 times in succession you win a genuine certifiable Calvina Fay inflatable sex doll.
But be careful, if she gets the opportunity she’ll suck the life right on out of you just like she did to that poor guy in the picture.
If itâ€™s true that people and assorted lunatics imitate their government, far more so than they imitate video games or the cinema, then the end of any real war is a good thing. If you can call it a war. The â€œend of combat â€, is how itâ€™s defined by the government in this case.
Amy Goodman just did an interview on Democracy Now with Mathieu Aikens detailing the opium trade in Afghanistan. They called Afghanistan the â€œworst narcostate in history â€. Okay. I thought that honor belonged to the United States, but others obviously have a different perspective. It sounds as if the drug war will be the excuse to continue the war in Afghanistan, under the plausible disguise of protecting public health, and so forth.
As itâ€™s been 13-years in Afghanistan, there are emerging teenagers in the United States who have never known anything in their life but war. Yet the drug war continues, as if trading one war for another constitutes an end to war. Countries such as Mexico and Afghanistan face utter destruction under the faux-friendly auspices of American drug enforcement. It can only be business as usual, because thatâ€™s how the government rolls.
The end of the combat mission in Afghanistan means nothing. The U.S. isnâ€™t finished screwing up Afghanistan, or Mexico. Subjugation and exploitation of the two countries vis-Ã -vis a drug war is their end game.
BTW: Aikens reveals a basketball-size lump of raw opium in Afghanistan goes for US$600. Someone needs to introduce the idea of â€œfair trade opiumâ€ to go along with their â€œfair trade coffeeâ€.
To the best of my knowledge it was Pete’s blog here that was where and when I first discovered former Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald.
It’s hard to top Greenwald for his cogent analyses of many issues of our day. I’m including a few sentences from a 2010 Salon article he wrote. It could have been written by almost anyone here, but hey it’s Greenwald.
“Many of the civil liberties erosions from the war on terror have their genesis in the war on drugs. Both wars ensure an unlimited stream of massive amounts of money into the private war-making industries which feed them.
These two intrinsically UNWINNABLE WARS,— unwinnable by design— seem destined to endure forever, or at least until some sort of financial collapse simply permits them no longer.
These wars manufacture the very dangers they are ostensibly designed to combat. Meanwhile, the industries which fight them become richer and richer.”
— Glenn Greenwald—
There is only one solution I can think of worth following: “We The People…”
Then I hear the sound of that 300 mph freight train.
hear that train, comin’ down the track, Choom Choom! Choom Choom!
Is Obama Finally Ready To Dial Back The War On Drugs?
â€œThe toothpaste is out of the tube, and I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any putting it back,â€ Piper says. â€œEven if the next president really wants to crack down, I donâ€™t think theyâ€™re going to be able to. They might be able to create chaos, and some people will go to jail, but I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any stopping legalization at this point.â€
Is that like the tattoos on a soldier’s on one arm saying “killing is our business” and the other arm says “business is good.” ?
Speaking of tattoos my best friend for most of the ’80s got married to a woman named Ruth and got her name tattooed on his chest. Well wouldn’t you know it, their marriage lasted all of 5 years leaving him stuck with that annoying tattoo. He said it would cost $2000 for laser removal. (constant 1989 dollars)
He asked for some advice and suggestions. After reflection I told him that the easiest course of action would be to to date only women named Ruth. He hated that idea so I told him that his best plan was to go back to the tattoo parlor and have them add a few letters He thought that was a jolly good idea and now his tattoo reads “Ruthless.” When life hands you lemons…
war on terror or drugs
terrorists or police
It’s been observed on this site that it’s always EX-police officers who join LEAP. Well here’s how the other ex-cops spend their time, (URL says it all) in this piece by Max Blumenthal:
Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform
If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs
Millions March NYC time lapse shows scale of protest
time lapse video http://shar.es/1Hf5D4
MSM canâ€™t find themâ€¦
Do you think this was a suggestion?
Fox affiliate apologizes to editing protesters’ chants to say ‘Kill a cop’
A Baltimore Fox station had to apologize to Black Lives Matter protester, Tawanda Jones, after they were busted for deceptively editing a protest chant to say “Kill a cop.”
The chant went “we won’t stop, we can’t stop, ’til killer cops, are in cell blocks,” according to C-SPAN footage.
But WBFF cut the audio short and told viewers that the words were in fact “we won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop.”
Over? He don’t think so.
Western leaders are nothing more than prostitutes and psychopaths ….
ANTI NEWS BULLETIN # 122:
SONY ATTACKED BY ANGRY STONERS in retaliation for Seth Rogen Weed-Comedy “Pineapple Express”:
‘Inappropriately humiliated’: sniffer dog searches criticised
At least NYPD is listening to us 🙂
“.. Drug arrests made by the NYPDâ€™s Organized Crime Control Bureau have plunged 83 percent ..”
If it was just drug arrests they would be listening too us,,parking tickets,speeding tickets and urinating in public tickets also dropped by 80%.
One has to wonder if they left their precincts with the intention to make only absolutely necessary arrests instead of quotas and grant money at stake would these problems have ever occurred???
Now, while I realize that they can’t keep up with the grieving & ‘being on edge’ forever…
They CAN indefinitely carry on with = “not making unnecessary stops and summonses.”
And perhaps when/if they decide that they’re going to want the grant money, along with an excuse for their continued employment = they should be thoroughly pressed to explain (in detail) the necessity of any/all stops and summonses.
I’m thinking that it should be to the satisfaction of an independent/public review of some sort?
The results I suspect would be similar to that of many juries failing to convict or sentence people over drug possession.
We could call it Over-Policing Nullification – perhaps? (Any other ideas??)
This is good news! Did we win? Did they surrender? Doesn’t a war “come to a formal end” when one side surrenders? Does this mean we’ve successfully conquered Afghanistan? Now that I think about it, I don’t recall the US ever actually declaring war. Don’t you have to have a formal declaration of war before the war can be formally over?
As far as I know. Afghanistan and Iraq were sanctioned “Wars” by Congress. Based on lies, but still officially voted on and formally declared. After Junior announced mission accomplished, Iraq became a police action. War is non profit and expenses are allocated by Congress. A police action is for profit. Vietnam and Korea and the Drug War were/are police actions. Making Afghanistan the longest war. Now it will become a police action to protect the poppies.
news from washington state: http://tinyurl.com/kcysr4a
Cops meet unexpected opposition to a random marijuana arrest occurring in Delray Beach, Florida:
Incidents like the one above demonstrate that a copâ€™s job in a police state may not be as easy as the famous quote suggests.
It also shows people are willing to fight that police state,,and depending on the Del Ray PDs response the next few days will tell whether they got the message.
Gov. Snyder of Michigan has maybe consulted with ALEC to tailor screens only for non-corporate recipients… http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/12/welfare_drug_testing_pilot_pro_1.html
4/10/2003 Detroit — A civil liberties group applauded a federal appeals court’s ruling that declared Michigan’s sweeping drug-testing program for welfare recipients unconstitutional.
Like the Red Menace of the early 1950’s,
the current drug hysteria has led to a loyalty oath,
this time, the urine test.
~ Abbie Hoffman, the Nation, Nov.21,1987
Wishing all my couchmates a VERY Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Well,,it’s done,,the New Year has arrived and its only 359 days until Christmas.
For the last 11 years our troops have patrolled huge opium and marijuana crops without an eradication policy in place,,that is not zero tolerance and in the US SWAT tactical teams are sitting in vans getting mentally prepared to kill or be killed because someone smelled a joint.
That is not a war on drugs but a war on America’s fundamental rights and over incarceration of the poor for victim-less non-violent crimes for a substance less harmful than water.
The refusal to release marijuana from Schedule 1 by the DEA so the research can be done despite the fact that the majority of the American people have accepted marijuana as medicine is a crime against humanity and we want Federal indictments and trials,,anything less is unacceptable.
This is not an exception, but way too common. Unfortunately, many believe that the end justifies the means, even when the end results are highly questionable.
In the words of Frank Serpico, “There’s no such thing as a crooked cop, there are cops and there are crooks.”
The drug war is far more problematic than what the average person realizes and many of our law enforcement “professionals” have become quite good in concealing this fact. ‘end’
Anytime your ideals includes the use of force your ideals are worthless.
“The second lesson here is that these tactics and the justifications for them are still absurd and beyond justification. The police will say they need to stage these raids to take suspects by surprise. But that very surprise is why Jason Wescott is dead. The guy was a pot smoker. By all accounts, he wasnâ€™t violent. He was very likely terrified the night he died. The cops are lucky he didnâ€™t kill one of them first. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s particularly speculative to say that if the cops had come to Wescottâ€™s home, surrounded the house, knocked on his door, heâ€™d have let them in. Itâ€™s hard to imagine a guy who had just filed a report with the police deciding to shoot it out with them over $5 worth of marijuana.
But this is how itâ€™s done, now. To stop people from getting high, we employ situational ethics to cut deals with criminals. We break down doors, shoot dogs, and deploy flash grenades. We scream and point guns at whoever is inside, including children. And when it all goes to hell and somebody dies, we shrug and write it off as collateral damage. Because if the cops say this is how you stop people from getting high, who are we to question them?
And so the pile of bodies grows. The cops get cleared. The drug war marches on. And then it all happens again.”
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
The War in Afghanistan is not over. America has just left the field.