Drug War Takes Two
Americans realize the violence which is occurring in Mexico but many mistakingly think it is not the United States problem. I wonder how many would be surprised to learn it is US Dollars and Firearms which continue to fuel the Drug War in Mexico. The first issue of drug consumption by the US should be no surprise to anyone. The sell of drugs in the United States has been estimated to be anywhere between around 8 to 25+ billion dollar industry. Bottom line is that Americans are consuming drugs and in many cases are willingly to pay big money for those drugs. Just like anytime within a free market economy a demand is met with a supply. I think the less realized fact of the drug war is that American guns are being used by the drug cartels to wage this current war. Guns are being crossed at alarmingly high rates and these same guns have been and will eventually result in more violence against innocent citizens of both Mexico and the US. Mexico is not solely to be blamed for the drug war and neither is the United States. If it has taken both countries to create such a mess what will it take for a solution. Any reasonable person can realize that Mexico alone will not be able to stop the current spread of violence.