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Trump announces enhanced narcotic
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deploys destroyers and Air Force assets

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Posted By: Ida Lou Pino, 4/2/2020 11:17:53 AM

President Trump -- flanked by Attorney General Bill Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and top military officials at the White House coronavirus briefing -- announced on Wednesday a massive new "counternarcotics operation" in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea to "combat the flow of illicit drugs into the United States." "We must not let the drug cartels exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives," Trump said. "In cooperation with the 22 partner nations, U.S. Southern Command will increase surveillance, disruption and seizures of drug shipments and provide additional support for eradication efforts, which are going on right now at a record pace."

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As the "War On Drugs" enters its 50th year of failure - - I once again challenge the Prohibitionists out there - - to describe how and when this "war" will end. Anyone?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 4/2/2020 11:25:56 AM (No. 366101)
Poster: This war on drugs is much larger than just the drugs by themselves. It's actually a plan about greatly reducing the trafficking problem and cutting as much money to the people who run the Deep State. And the drugs are not only the cocaine and heroin, but it's the andrenochrome too. The reason why we've spent 50 years on the 'war', is that we never had a total plan to defeat this problem. It was like placing a bandage on a broken arm.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 4/2/2020 11:37:14 AM (No. 366116)
AG Barr needs something to do, since he seems to be doing nothing else.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/2/2020 11:38:44 AM (No. 366118)
It's another mitigation exercise and big tariffs on the cartels and their Deep State enablers. Probably turn out to be 25-30%. Which ain't bad.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 4/2/2020 11:56:04 AM (No. 366135)
I saw this and wondered if there is a story behind the story.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365 4/2/2020 1:12:47 PM (No. 366257)
Real reason for Trump’s action could be to force the collapse the Maduro regime in Venezuela. With oil prices falling to approx $20 per barrel, Venezuela has lost its only legal source of hard currency (USD). So, cocaine and other illegal drugs will be only source of money for that country’s leaders. Reduce / stop the flow of these illicit drugs and Caracas’s dictatorship may crumble, with Maduro and his thugs fleeing. Next question - where do these rich thugs go since Maduro and his drug cronies were indicted this week by the US.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy 4/3/2020 4:23:04 AM (No. 366762)
Last week Barr issued indictments & a Big $$$$ reward for Maduro ...soooo maybe this will bring Venezuela back to normal???After all the people did vote Maduro out of office, but he refused to leave.
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