The Never Ending Drug War Essay

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Narcotics, guns and violence, the powerful elements of the never ending war. All these elements are part of the campaign to rid the world of the disaster that drugs so ferociously have inflicted upon America. The war, created by The United States’ demand and government circumstances, has been fighting drug lords and opportunists. The United States has for the past three decades declared that it is in a full fledged attack against drugs and the violence it fosters. For decades billions and billons of dollars have been justified through the infamous War on Drugs. The drug problem has not stopped. The money and military activity have not been enough, and the “urban problem,” has not been solved. It is that our governments do not have the strategic smarts to solve the problem? The United States has the largest demand of drugs in the world. While other countries also face the drug problem, The United States has spent the most and its effectiveness is questionable. Today’s “War on Drugs,” is merely the justification to the apprehension of many U.S. interest enemies and has been a loop hole to exploit many developing countries in South and Central America. The commerce that the narcotics create transcends the social, economic, political and cultural aspects. The corruption that the United States is trying to fight will not end as long as the organized corruption and demand in the United States is in existence.

The demand for narcotics in the United States has remained very strong, and even increased, since the War on Drugs was declared. The United States continually points to the suppliers of the narcotics and foreign mafia bosses who run organizations as the primary causes of the difficulty of the War. It is portrayed by the media that Latin American countries just do not seem to understand the responsibility of the War. Still, according to Jesus Blancornelas, major apprehensions of drug lords have for the most part been carried out by foreign policing forces. The United States has invested time, energy and military power in upholding the rhetoric of the War on Drugs. The United States commands the largest demand of the narcotics that are produced in foreign countries. The efforts to thwart and rid society of the drug epidemic have fallen short of success. Still billions and billions of dollars are still annually budgeted towards the fight. The United States has “fought” narcotics with the establishment of many government agencies and the creation of international programs to seek, detain and prevent the flow of drugs. Still the (Drug Enforcement Agency) DEA, the CIA and even Military forces have done little to end the constant supply of drugs to the United States. The cartels, organizations and Mafias that have emerged to ensure the supply of narcotics, still remain unchallenged by the United States. The powerful and ruthless cartels and drug lords have emerged as a reaction to the United States organized corruption. While the United States...

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