Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Flailing at Drugs

Sorry but the current status of the War on Drugs has those that would endeavor quite above those that would defend. Profit vs risk=an incredibly resourceful provocateur.
Desperate for profits to the ends that they consider and execute a trafficking plan that involves a rather "stealthy" and "submersive" means to deliver the product to meet the demand.

Drug traffickers are using a fleet of as many as 20 mini subs to move huge quantities of cocaine through the Caribbean, federal law enforcement and Coast Guard officials tell ABC News.

The cocaine vessels are often harder to detect than Russian submarines because of the way they skim the surface, officials say.

"The Russian submarine has a certain signal you can listen to underwater," said Coast Guard Adm. Joseph L. Nimmich, director of Joint Interagency Task Force South, based in Key West, Fla.

When simple inginueity, social pervasion and simple logic weigh hard against a simplistic and purely political initiative it's time to reconsider. Otherwise, keep spending, keep stuffing the jails, and keep reaping the domestic and geo-political fallout.


Steve said...

We make being in the gap pay. Sadly, criminals are some of the most ingenious people out there.

Jay@Soob said...

I agree completely.

Adrian said...

Legalize, regulate.

Jay@Soob said...

Yep. As Steve says and I highlight in my last drug post we're enabling much worse by illegalizing than we'd suffer by legalizing. Social woes can be dealt with much easier than the geo-political fall out of the likes of FARC, for example.