Tag Archives: war on drugs

NWO illegal drug operation gets more powerful and prosperous

Illegal drugs are now cheaper and purer globally than at any time over the last 20 years, a report has warned. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy said its report suggested the war on drugs had failed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24342421  The report, published in the British Medical Journal Open, looked at data from seven international […]

End to marijuana prohibition a historic day in Drug War

The Justice Department on Thursday said it would not sue to block laws legalizing marijuana in 20 states and the District of Columbia, a move that proponents hailed as an important step toward ending the prohibition of the drug.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/us-says-it-wont-sue-to-undo-state-marijuana-laws.html?ref=us    Marijuana advocates praised the decision as a potentially historic shift in the federal government’s attitude […]

Colombian troops die in rescue attempt of US operative

At least 17 Colombian troops have died in an ambush in the east of the country, close to Venezuela’s border. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23394408 Saturday’s ambush happened in a rural part of Arauca known as El Mordisco. A number of guerrilla fighters were injured and captured, reports said. Earlier the Farc said it had captured a former US […]

DEA agent assassinated in Colombia

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent was killed in  Colombia, the American ambassador, P. Michael McKinley, said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent, James Watson, 43, was stabbed four times. Mr. Watson left a meeting with friends at a Bogotá restaurant and got into a taxi. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/world/americas/dea-agent-in-colombia-is-killed-in-possible-attempt-at-robbery.html?ref=world Col. Camilo Cabana of the National Police said […]

Drones in America under guise of drug war

The U.S. Navy on Friday began testing two new aerial tools, borrowed from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, that officials say will make it easier to detect, track and videotape drug smugglers in action. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/04/27/world/americas/ap-cb-caribbean-drug-drones.html?ref=world  One of the devices on display aboard the navy test ship is a type of drone that can be […]

West turns Afghanistan into first ”Narco-state”

For the third year in a row, opium cultivation has increased across Afghanistan. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/asia/afghanistan-opium-production-increases-for-3rd-year.html?ref=world Opium could be the country’s major economic activity after the departure of foreign military forces in 2014, raising the specter of what one referred to as “the world’s first true narco-state.” Afghanistan is already the world’s largest producer of opium, and […]