The Function of the Drug War

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:22:44 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

J. Orlin Grabbe - from 2000, and as accurate as ever. The drug war exists to make off-budget money for the government agents and agencies involved in it. It is fought to lose, but to lose just enough to keep the cash flow large. Bottom line: the war on some drugs is a huge racket. Just like every war the states of the world wage on anything. [grabbe]

The function of the Drug War is to create the Drug Crisis. The Drug Crisis involves billions of dollars in hidden cash flow. Addicted to this flow of money are law enforcement agencies, drug producers and distributors, covert agencies who use it as a source of black funding, and politicians and bankers who are hired to protect the drug revenues. Addiction to drug revenues requires that the drug war be fought so as to be lost. Failure thus becomes the criterion of success.

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