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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:32 PM
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22. The "Reality Check" response.
Thanks. I think you have eminent justification for feeling cautious and skeptical about all this. (I'm going to check out that Arthur Benavie book, believe me.)

But I also think the poster (thanks, Judi Lynn) deserves big props for paying attention, and relaying the report. The "drug war" is anything but black-and-white/simple/straightforward. One websearch you might want to do is for Catherine Austin Fitts' multi-part series, "Narco-Dollars for Dummies." She's not the world's greatest writer, style-wise -- it'll take a little patience to wade through some parts of her commentary. She labors a bit from initial hypothesis, to possible deductions, all the way through her very logical conclusions -- but it ultimately just adds to the impact, when you consider that what she's writing about may very well be accurate and justified. Given her background and experience and the story she tells. (Jump to the chase and start your search at /

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  -US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' Judi Lynn  Jan-17-10 09:24 AM   #0 
  - If this is true, why is the US expanding its bases and military role in Latin America?  IndianaGreen   Jan-17-10 09:30 AM   #1 
  - One reason is that Venezuela has lots of oil.  Webster Green   Jan-17-10 09:36 AM   #3 
     - You two seriously need to get in touch with reality.  TheWraith   Jan-17-10 02:39 PM   #14 
        - The reality where oil doesn't enter the equation?  Webster Green   Jan-17-10 08:07 PM   #20 
        - Actually, YOU seriously need to get in touch with google.  Wilms   Jan-17-10 08:30 PM   #21 
  - About time!  Webster Green   Jan-17-10 09:34 AM   #2 
  - So it finally dawned on these weasels that they are bankrupting everyone with this folly? nt  bemildred   Jan-17-10 09:59 AM   #4 
  - I will need some confirmation.  bvar22   Jan-17-10 10:17 AM   #5 
  - "war on drugs" = welfare jobs program for police state entities nt  msongs   Jan-17-10 10:18 AM   #6 
  - step in the right direction  endless october   Jan-17-10 10:22 AM   #7 
  - What's he saying?  Cartoonist   Jan-17-10 10:26 AM   #8 
  - No, far from it  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-17-10 01:03 PM   #10 
  - The second to last paragraph could be the basis for the lede in its own story.  Tutankhamun   Jan-17-10 10:48 AM   #9 
  - Kicked, recommended and I couldn't agree more with the last sentence.  Uncle Joe   Jan-17-10 01:19 PM   #11 
  - K&R  kristopher   Jan-17-10 01:44 PM   #12 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Jan-17-10 02:03 PM   #13 
  - My heart leaped with joy that he knew something about the corrupt, failed US "war on drugs"  Peace Patriot   Jan-17-10 02:41 PM   #15 
  - About fucking time.  TheWraith   Jan-17-10 02:41 PM   #16 
  - I hate to say it, but I think this is a "pipe dream". As PeacePatriot points out, there's no  bertman   Jan-17-10 04:04 PM   #17 
  - The "Reality Check" response.  mojowork_n   Jan-17-10 09:32 PM   #22 
  - If true this would be good for the world...  winyanstaz   Jan-17-10 04:11 PM   #18 
  - Recommend  TexasObserver   Jan-17-10 04:56 PM   #19 

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