US Sends Drones to Fight Mexican Drug Trade

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  1. 184550 Guest

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    Saw this headline on The New York Times this morning.

    US Sends Drones to Fight Mexican Drug Trade

    I was wondering when they'd get around to using drones to target and track the Mexican drug cartels. I'll be interested in seeing whether they decided to fire on any targets in the future. IMO, this is a great practical step in fighting the cartels.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Can we send them to fight the Somali Pirates as well?
     
  3. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Why they don't opt for legalization, regulation and taxation of drugs to undermine the cartels economically in the first place is beyond me.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well quite, and I don't even like drugs.

    The current status quo is utterly moronic.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Drugs make people lethargic, and lethargic people might not choose to put their noses to the grind-stone.

    Economic models would self-destruct if that ever happened.

    We are owned. Might as well accept it.
     
  6. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I would believe you if drugs weren't already consumed by the masses... off the record. How else do they make a profit?
     
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    That doesn't change the fact that people taking drugs probably affects the GNP.

    That's what "they" don't like.
     
  8. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Legalizing drugs won't magically make everyone take them. There will be a brief spike of abuse until the appeal wears of and before you know it, we're back at the same GNP.
     
  9. 184550 thread starter Guest

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    Any data to back up that authoritative statement?
     
  10. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Better than risking human lives. Robots have no feelings. Yet.
     
  11. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    Only weed

    Tweek makes you put foil on your window and stay up for a whole week taking apart and putting back together your computer until you start hallucinating
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, and to that end 'they' profess that weed is only a gate-way drug.

    Sure. :rolleyes:

    One that anyone can grow, except the black-thumb brigade. :D
     
  13. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I don't have data, but it's common sense that anything illegal is more tempting and subject to abuse, but once you allow everyone to do it, the interest will decrease.

    Everybody with children knows that, and I don't even have any.
     
  14. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I doubt that. Caffeine is more likely to be the gateway drug.
     
  15. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Doubtful, for 2 reasons. One, a military aircraft firing on a target in Mexico could be considered an act of war. And two, blowing up a truck full of weed is a bad idea. A big fire + several hundred kilos of weed + prevailing winds = whole cities stoned.;)
     
  16. 184550 thread starter Guest

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    Hence my note of 'in the future'. The article already states that sentiment by noting how unusual it is that the US officials operating in Mexico are allowed to carry firearms.

    IMO it would all depends on who, or perhaps what, was in the car/ place/ etc..
     
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  18. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    The illegality of coke, crack, meth, and opiates are not what stop me from taking them. I don't take them because I know damn well how dangerous they are.

    On the other hand I am perfectly happy smoking pot from time to time...
     
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