Mexican Drug Cartel Leader credits fortune to U.S. War on Drugs
The debate over whether or not to legalize marijuana inside the United States is clearly a controversial subject, however outside the U.S., Mexico to be exact, the continual prohibition of pot is favorable not harmful for particular individuals.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Forbes 701st Wealthiest Man Alive, is actually grateful for the States war on drugs, namely marijuana. Why? The Mexican Drug Cartel Leader is crediting his $1 billion empire to former and current U.S. Presidents.
He explained, “I couldn’t have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you.”
What is your stance on the U.S. War on Drugs? What do you think about the overwhelming drug cartel violence in Mexico?
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hipsterhilter on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm
Firstly this guy was not the first person to say this. The Independent (a UK newspaper) ran an article on this same issue just over a year ago. and the same point was made by a leader of a Miami drug cartel when he said in the 1980′s “prohibition is good for business” I point this out because it shows just how the message is not getting through to politicians. Taking a tough stance on drugs (treating it as a criminal matter rather than a medical) is such easy political points and the population so uneducated(most people think weed is chemically addictive)that the political leverage is too hard to resist. Oh and Fox News is the most watched station in America: a network which regularly outright lies to its viewers on drugs.
@Martymar93 apart from you absolutely horrifically shameful grammar and spelling, as soon as I read “mexico is one of the poorest country in the world” , I stopped taking you seriously. It is ranked 57th out of about 200 nations in the world. Sure, it has its problems (large income range etc etc), but it is nowhere near as desperately poor as you make out.
@Ehhfaafaa Thank you for offering an absolutely ******* stupid argument. You are trying to say something should be legal because it is less harmful then something else ? In your typical persons mind that’s like offering them two different poisons to swallow: they’re not going to care which is less harmful, a poison is poison to them
A better idea would be to point out weed should never been made illegal: http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/why-is-marijuana-illegal/. It is shocking and surprising reading.
Martymar93 on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm
people need to realize mexico is one of the poorest country in the world i understand why they sell drugs cause u do what u gotta do to survive in this world but u gotta understand why commit violence i know it aint right but u try living in poor countrie and see how many opportunity u have out mexico cartel`s aint the only one`s bringing drugs in america there countries in south america and the carribean so you could try and get rite of the mexican cartel but drugs will be in america for years we all have a choice in life rather its good or bad legalize marajuana!!!!!!!!!!!!
eman2021 on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Is dis nigga serious?? xD
xxKaylaRiveraxx on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm
there are so many idiots out there who would be stupid and abuse the right to have it!! so I think they should legalize it. d.a like you guys r all goinqq To give ur money up for a stupid drug when you can be doing some thing better with your life. find some thing els to do. because there’s more to life then smokinqq it upp.
icankickurass on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
Well, you guys are obviously oblivious to the acts of buying “illegal drugs”.
I agree with El Chapo Guzman (about his drug empire) yet I do NOT respect him in any way ! The contrary if anything.
This guys kill mercilessly any one who stands on their way, extortionate untarnished proletarians, kidnap people, etc. Trade points on border towns are worth many lives and money. Each time you light up that blunt think on all the innocent people that had to die just so you could get high. Mexico is having one of its worst violence waves to date and most of it is due to the “war” on drug cartels.
Mexico is “trying to fight” crime but the cartels have better armory (which comes from the US illegally to Mexico) and it’s pretty much just impossible to stop it.
I love weed and **** but damn I try to take responsibility on my acts. I’m not gonna buy more stuff until innocent people from all over stop dying. That’s just me. Btw I’m 100 % for legalization !
dogbite on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:06 am
SO even if the legalize marijuana, they would just switch drugs, and thousands of people would still die weekly, so kids could get their fix. Many people say they are not addicted to marijuana, yet they do nothing but sit around and smoke all day.
IMO: get a new hobby, drugs are the reason history is ashamed of our generation.
lady465 on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 6:19 am
First off I give Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman a lot of props for saying that. That takes “juevos”. Second he is absolutly right. I wish Obama and other presidents would just get off there high horse and legalize the drug that would be more beneficial than harmful to everyone. I feel like other things that are legal are used, abused, and are far more harmful than marijuana could ever be.
Ehhfaafaa on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 4:08 am
Ahhaha. Alright, they should just legalize it already. They legalized alcohol and do you see how many people die each year from being drunk and driving? When you’re drunk and you drive, you lose all concentration, you see things, things become blurry, and you just go crazy. Pot on the other hand, it just chills your ass out. You become MORE aware of what you’re doing, and instead of being drunk and doing 10 over the speed limit, you’re probably doing 10 under. People abuse alcohol every day and it’s killing people. If we’re going to sit back and let them legalize something that kills your liver, why not kill a few brain cells?
marlenesprinkles on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 3:56 am
we would seriously save so much money if we stopped arresting people for stupid **** like smoking pot. god, government needs to crack down on methlabs, not people with plants.
leo56deuce on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 3:47 am
Gotta have <3 for the Pot..!