Discussion in 'Current Events' started by virividox, May 16, 2004.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    That is very sad and scary. It seems that there isn't much respect for human life. The uncle was smart to call the police. :(
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    columbia is in a very bad condition right now. It's never been the pillar of stability, but a lot of their problems stem from one thing: when cocaine hit the streets here in the 70s, and exploded in the 80s, our drug prohibition kept the cultivation and processing of cocaine in native Columbia, creating an unimaginably huge crime circuit to support the distribution networks. Then, in the 90s, they got the brilliant idea to go in and bomb the cocoa fields, to eradicate our drug problem by, once again, interfering with an indiginous economy. So, you can imagine, bombing their crops is rather like pissing into a hornet's nest, causing even more violence and crime, but damaging the rest of the economy, pushing innocent people towards, and in the path of, these criminals.

    just keep this in mind before anyone suggests we send in more peacekeepers...

  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    We already have some advisors in Columbia and have been backing the government against the rebels. The war on drugs was also a war on communism since the rebels are communists.

    The whole place is a mess and there is a lot of lawlessness. I am not sure what it will take for civilization to emerge from the rubble. Things like this will continue until it does.

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