Pubdate: Mon, 09 Jul 2001
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 The Vancouver Sun
Author: Alan Clapp


Now that U.S. big business has bought out Canada, I suppose it's natural 
their police departments move in as well (U.S. drug police plan B.C. 
office, June 30). What are we -- a Third World country that needs U.S. 
police to protect us from pot growers? What is a matter with our RCMP, the 
force that always gets its man? Have they now admitted they can't do the job?

Talk to the people of Mexico, Panama, Peru and Colombia about the U.S. Drug 
Enforcement Administration setting up offices in their country. They will 
tell you that, once the Americans are in the country with their technology, 
money and weapons, they take over. If you think for one moment, they are 
just here to gather and share intelligence on pot growers, you don't know 
American police or military.

Americans, instead of sending their military and DEA to countries around 
the world, should look at themselves and see why so many Americans want to 
escape their society by taking heroin, coke, crack, liquor and weed.

Alan Clapp

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