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Old 08-17-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Mexico's war on drugs is costing American taxpayers big bucks, as the U.S. government is bringing Mexican casualties from the conflict to hospitals north of the border and and paying for medical treatment.

According to The Los Angeles Times, El Paso’s Thomason Hospital has treated 28 victims of the Mexican drug war this year, at a cost of about $1 million. The costs are not confined to medical treatment. With the border area becoming a battle zone where drug gangs, seeking to finish the job by pursuing their victims even into hospitals, Thomason has had on occasion been turned into an armed camp.

The Times reported that on three occasions this year, the hospital was placed under maximum security, with local law enforcement providing additional protection for patients, visitors, and employees at the hospital.

Being the only hospital within a 280-mile radius that offers offer state-of-the-art trauma care, Thomason, the Times reported, has become an unwilling treatment center of choice for law enforcement officials and others in the vicinity wounded in Mexico's bloody drug turf battles.

Newsmax.com – U.S. Hospitals Take Mexican Drug Casualties (http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/mexico_drugs_thomason/2008/08/17/122810.html - broken link)

As far as I'm concerned, every American who uses/purchases illegal drugs from SOB has blood on their hands. We'd be better off sharing a border with the anti-christ instead of the barbarians we have on our southern border.

The insanity continues . . . . .
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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in the drug war, while try to destroy the supply, they never kill the demand. They really need to concentrate on the user. They need to make it uncomfortable for the user to get high. it's simple economics. supply and demand
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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in the drug war, while try to destroy the supply, they never kill the demand. They really need to concentrate on the user. They need to make it uncomfortable for the user to get high. it's simple economics. supply and demand
Maybe we can execute the users. Do you think that would work.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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in the drug war, while try to destroy the supply, they never kill the demand. They really need to concentrate on the user. They need to make it uncomfortable for the user to get high. it's simple economics. supply and demand
Good common sense post, but i'd rather we blame mexico and the illegal immigrants for this drug problem.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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or like prohibition taught us, you can't truly affect either. controlled legalization is the best way to cut the drug trade into pieces and have somewhat more transparency as to where the money is flowing.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:18 AM
 
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in the drug war, while try to destroy the supply, they never kill the demand. They really need to concentrate on the user. They need to make it uncomfortable for the user to get high. it's simple economics. supply and demand
That explains why Mexico itself is facing a very rapidly growing problem of drug use itself.

There's little evidence that the over 2000 killed this year so far in Mexico were actually bringing drugs over the USA border. Many of them were drug addicts, many involved in drug deals inside Mexico. Likely many of the killed weren't involved in drugs at all but in kidnappings, carjackings, robberies and so on.

The demand for drugs is skyrocketing in Mexico.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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Mexico's war on drugs is costing American taxpayers big bucks, as the U.S. government is bringing Mexican casualties from the conflict to hospitals north of the border and and paying for medical treatment.

According to The Los Angeles Times, El Paso’s Thomason Hospital has treated 28 victims of the Mexican drug war this year, at a cost of about $1 million. The costs are not confined to medical treatment. With the border area becoming a battle zone where drug gangs, seeking to finish the job by pursuing their victims even into hospitals, Thomason has had on occasion been turned into an armed camp.

The Times reported that on three occasions this year, the hospital was placed under maximum security, with local law enforcement providing additional protection for patients, visitors, and employees at the hospital.

Being the only hospital within a 280-mile radius that offers offer state-of-the-art trauma care, Thomason, the Times reported, has become an unwilling treatment center of choice for law enforcement officials and others in the vicinity wounded in Mexico's bloody drug turf battles.

Newsmax.com – U.S. Hospitals Take Mexican Drug Casualties (http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/mexico_drugs_thomason/2008/08/17/122810.html - broken link)

As far as I'm concerned, every American who uses/purchases illegal drugs from SOB has blood on their hands. We'd be better off sharing a border with the anti-christ instead of the barbarians we have on our southern border.

The insanity continues . . . . .
One problem though -- none of the killers are ever caught so it's only speculation they are drug traffickers. What's typical is someone walks into a police station, kills the police chief. No one saw anything, no one heard anything, no one knows anything.

Over 400 women and girls were murdered in Ciudad Juarez, no one ever saw anything, no one ever heard anything, no one knows who killed them -- and the killings continue. These girls and young women were maquila workers for the most part, they were not drug traffickers. The murders are left unsolved so who is doing the killing is anyone's guess. It's easy for those in charge to just say drug lords killed all those girls and that lets them off the hook for solving the murders.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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or like prohibition taught us, you can't truly affect either. controlled legalization is the best way to cut the drug trade into pieces and have somewhat more transparency as to where the money is flowing.
No, THIS is a good, common sense post.
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