Mayhem in Mexico

More things than oil are seeping across the Gulf of Mexico. Richard Nixon has been denigrated for many things but his revival of the failed methods of Prohibition in his War on Drugs was by far his worst legacy. As a direct result, the USA is the world’s largest consumer of illegal drugs and 70% of that is controlled by Mexican cartels who long ago replaced the Colombians. However, it is not only tens of billions of dollars which flow annually across the 2,000 mile border. Guns, so freely unavailable in the USA, have simply flooded Mexico. No amount of military cooperation between America and Mexico has made the slightest difference and today the only thing the cartels fear is the end of Prohibition. But decriminalization of recreational drugs has been resisted by the Anglo-American authorities with a blind zeal which must impress even the most radical Islamicists.

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