YUCATAN, Mexico -- The Canadian guy at the swim-up bar seemed ready to
fall off his stool and float away.
In an effort to help him focus, I asked him about Canada's involvement
in Mexico's brutal drug war.
"What involvement?" he said.
And that's the problem. A lot of Canadians don't know about our stake
in Mexico's war against drug lords, which now has a higher death rate
than the war in Iraq.
The war's statistics are staggering: More than 7,000 people killed
this year and last; 50,000 Mexican troops and federal police battling
five big drug cartels armed with rocket-launchers, machine guns,
grenades and armour-piercing sniper rifles over a drug trade valued at
$50 billion a year.
The U.S. and its psychotic laws against marijuana are what is causing
all of this misery around the world. The rest of the world needs to
tell these pushy bullies to grow up and legalize pot so that people
can grow their own. Then the demand for Canadian and Mexican pot would
disappear, along with the crime and violence associated with it.
But the U.S. doesn't want to end the war on plants because it keeps
their privately owned jails full to the brim. It is all a scam.