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Drug use rises in war zones and during prohibitions (putting the supply in the hands of criminals who have no qualms about creating addicts to increase demand).

And I don't know about the 1970s situation, but the CIA and our own government were complicit in allowing drugs into the country during Iran-contra during the 80s.  Award winning investigative journalist Gary Webb documented some of this again in 1996 for the San Jose Mercury News which debuted it with an interactive website which was soon taken down.

Narco News has put the site back online.  It has the original series and also the supporting documentation.  The website is here:

Dark Alliance

I also wrote about it when it came online again.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 15th, 2005 at 06:16:01 PM EST
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