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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 11:47 AM

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

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Source: Rawstory

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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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. Lessons learned?

 

Like what? Killing lots of innocent people? Destroyng billions in infrastructure? Wasting BILLIONS in US treasure? Having our forces serve crushing tour rotations


Face asshole, your gravy train is pulling into the station. No more unlimited budgets for you!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

2. Jobs

See, everyone is wrong. Republicans do have a job creation plan . . .

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

3. Oh, goody - a war close to home - more profits for the rich.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. End the War on Drugs...

 

Quit dropping drone bombs on women and children in the mideast.

End of problems.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. 1) War is not way to handle a medical problem. 2) The War on drugs is a failure. 3) Legalize them 4)

Tax them. 5) Cut the "defense" budget back by 2/3.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 02:40 PM

6. And the MIC just did a handspring of joy.

perpetual war.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 02:46 PM

7. Except the drug cartels have money to buy their own drones and to retaliate

They may not retaliate against us here since we're their biggest customer, but in their own countries? Hell yes!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 03:14 PM

8. End the failed drug war and cut the war budget.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 07:51 PM

9. Sorry, this isn't breaking news.

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