46 of 50 states are facing bankruptcy, due to the con games of Wall Street banks, yet they have the money to go after dope smokers?
Why not take on the REAL drug pushers, Wall Street banks helping fund Afghan poppy fields, Turkey heroin labs and Columbia cocaine processing facilities, laundering the profits... and start prosecuting those Wall Street con artists and thieves that wrecked the economy?
But woe to those who grow a little herb in some woody plot, you'll have the local cops and the federal goon squad AKA as the DEA snooping around or flying overhead to spy on your harmless activities to find a few weeds or using heat seeking radar to see if your house is giving off too much heat.... NO search warrant needed.
What, you think the Bill of Rights was sacrosanct?
Here in the Ozarks each Fall, right before harvest time, Army Blackhawk and Huey helicopters sure spend a lot of time cruising slowly barely over the tree tops, making back and forth passes. They're so close, you can see the face of the gunner sitting in the open door behind a .30 caliber machine gun.
When I'm outside farming and see them, I just wave and shout, "Looking for Bin Laden?"
Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor
Drugs and crime chief says $352bn in criminal proceeds was effectively laundered by financial institutions
Drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis, the United Nations' drugs and crime tsar has told the Observer.
Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said he has seen evidence that the proceeds of organised crime were "the only liquid investment capital" available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year. He said that a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result.
And more: Don't deal drugs, as the major American crime families, the Bush's and Clinton's, will use the power of the federal government to make your life miserable.... They don't want any competition for their products.
The C.I.A is complicit in the illegal drug trade in Afghanistan, but this should surprise no one, as a peek at the historical record demonstrates drug complicity has become routine. Just look at these facts:
1950s, Southeast Asia: The C.I.A. supports the Kuomanting (KMT) drug running in Burma.
1960s-1970s, Vietnam-Laos: Richard Armitage, Ted Shackley and Thomas Clines finance a portion of the Phoenix Program in Vietnam through the Southeast Asian heroin trade.
1980s, Southwest Asia: The C.I.A. supports Afghan rebels, many of whom, along with the Pakistani ISI, are known to be deeply involved in opium and heroin trade.
1980s, Latin America: The U.S. backs Contras, even though cocaine turns out to be a key source of their funding, and Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, also tied to the drug trade. Also in this time period, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent Michael Levine claims Attorney General Edwin Meese blew the cover of a DEA team investigating drug corruption at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
1990s, Burma: DEA Agent Richard Horn, whose case was recently settled with the Justice Department, is spied on by the State Department and C.I.A., apparently because Horn was being too aggressive in trying to shut down the opium trade from Burma.
1996-2002: Sibel Edmonds testifies that criminal elements in Turkey tied to the drug trade, with knowledge and acquiescence of the State Department, bring drugs into the U.S. and Europe.
Source: Sibel Edmonds