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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:38 PM

General: U.S. May Export Terror War Tactics To Fight Drug Gangs

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 30, 2012 9:30 EDT

Drug cartels in Mexico and across South America pose a grave and growing threat to the security of the United States, and Army General Martin Dempsey is well aware of it.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently returned from a tour of South America, during which he repeatedly told national leaders that the U.S. is concerned about terrorists utilizing drug smuggling networks to launch terrorist attacks.

Because if they can smuggle drugs into the U.S., they can smuggle almost anything else just as well.

To help protect against that threat, Dempsey called on closer security ties between South American nations and the U.S., suggesting that there may be greater opportunity to engage the drug cartels by exporting key lessons learned in America’s experience fighting al Qaeda.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/30/general-u-s-may-export-terror-war-tactics-to-fight-drug-gangs/

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Purveyor Mar 2012 OP
SomethingFishy Mar 2012 #1
dballance Mar 2012 #2
Arctic Dave Mar 2012 #3
Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2012 #4
lunasun Mar 2012 #5

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:42 PM

1. Yeah, this was budgeted in the NDAA

In the War On Drugs section. It was so vaguely worded that basically it said "THe US Government can do anything it wants, anywhere it wants, anytime it wants to fight the scourge of Drugs.

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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:45 PM

2. Yep, 'cause they've worked so well in Iraq and Afganistan

We've really won their hearts and minds.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. As Borat said, "We support your war of terror".

 

The MIC is really desperate for a new cash cow.

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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:52 PM

4. Mission creep is profitable

from the war on communism, to the war on drugs, to the war on terror. The only winners on the wars against ideas are the 1%er's.

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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:46 PM

5. MIC cant wait to get more bases in SA

right now they are far behind the original plan.

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