Cocaine: The New Front Lines

Colombia’s success in curbing the drug trade has created more opportunities for countries hostile to the United States. What happens when coca farmers and their allies are in charge?  

A true war on crime would eradicate not only the crops but the dealers and users of these drugs in the countries who demand this recreational drug.

In New York state alone, the draconian laws passed under John D. Rockefellar in the late 60’s, incarcerated thousands of young businessmen, including one who just had a baby with a beautiful woman.

To my utter disgust, Beyonce’s husband was recently on the cover of Forbes Magazine.  Thankfully I hadn’t decided yet to extend my subscription when I saw this drug dealer.  The decision to cancel the subscription to Forbes Magazine was very easy.

The irony of spending $8 billion dollars on the war on drugs is that Colombia’s rank as the world’s biggest producer is now in jeopardy.

Peru may have passed Colombia in 2010, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as the leading producer of Cocaine.

To make matters worse, Ecuador, Venezuela,and Bolivia have become important partners in the war on drugs. They have welcomed cartels to operate freely in their nations.

THE SATURDAY ESSAY JANUARY 14, 2012
Cocaine: The New Front Lines
Colombia’s success in curbing the drug trade has created more opportunities for countries hostile to the United States. What happens when coca farmers and their allies are in charge?
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