A solid reminder of how close wars and chaos are from our borders..and inside our borders via drug movement. The Haiti hit was about drugs not politics. nytimes.com/2021/12/12/wor…
Our government focuses on the border. Because that is a very old concept. Some clueless guy even wanted to build a wall. Oh look...boats. airplanes..bribery...dea.gov/sites/default/…
Borders are where the government gets to stop people and look at stuff. Most seized drugs are found at legal border crossing. That mean's it's a business....man. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

Here are the border stats as of five days ago cbp.gov/newsroom/stats…
Cargo ships carry drugs without even knowing it. (wink wink) but offshore rendezvous are common. Underwater cutting torches are helpful. Cocaine Cowboys TV series covers this industrial smuggling method. insightcrime.org/news/brazilian…
Pretty maps showing drug movement tend to disconnect external routes from internal routes. Bottom line Fedex and Amazon should be jealous of the drug distribution system. businessinsider.com/16-maps-of-dru…
Mexico has 5 cities w/highest homicide rates in the world: Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Uruapan, Irapuato and Ciudad Obregon. Tijuana registered a homicide rate of 134 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019, 20 times higher than the global average." visionofhumanity.org/mexico-peace-i…
I spent time in the drug labs of Colombia, the nasty parts of TJ and lots of time with smugglers, vigilantes and border patrols. I watch the value of drugs increase the closer it comes closer to this country have to admit that America has a drug problem. fox5sandiego.com/news/border-re…
And that's the funny thing about a wall. The drug users would all be inside that wall. So it's just a matter of logistical supply chain modification and new marketing techniques to get them their drugs. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…

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