Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Touch Paper is of our Own Making.

Two Hamas militants with a Yasin Rocket-propel...Image via Wikipedia There remains within and without the dialog over the Palastine/Israel question the unresolved contribution to the dysfunction created by the War on Drugs and all that it entails.

With the cash crisis created by the non-payment of 70,000 Palastinian civil servants (it has only just been resolved.) the trade in easily concealable fungable commodities in exchange for essential supplies is tempting enough, but the 'drugs' linkage to the Hamas/Hizballah arms trade is endemic in [but not retricted to] the geography of the Middle East. The influence is much much larger.

"One of the most prominent regions where the drug-terror nexus is at its strongest is the tri-border area in Latin America, where the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay join. Both Hamas and Hizballah are active in this region, where it is possible to make a profit of $1 million from the sale of fourteen or fifteen kilos of drugs, an amount that could be transported in a single suitcase."

(see Drug Trafficking and Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups: A Growing Nexus? Washington Institute)
Also see Syria after Lebanon: Hooked on Lebanon

When one talks about International Drug Policy and Global Human Rights one needs to have a very large brief and a great deal of courage. No one wants to touch this litmus paper, least of the USA or the UN.


Blair Anderson
http://mildgreens.blogspot.com

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