Why Isn’t Our Military Going After Drug Cartels?

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.” Photo by and courtesy of Netsky Rodriguez.

FLOWER MOUND, TX — May 23, 2021 —  If you were to ask anyone at random, what is the most dangerous threat to our country, they’d very likely say China, Russia, or Iran, because those countries are, or soon will be, a military threat to our nation. Some might say that a polluted environment is our greatest enemy, while others might say the increase in rioting and looting from coast to coast. 

Yet, it’s highly unlikely that many people will say the greatest threat comes from the drug cartels that destroy the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year. Deaths from illicit drug use can be differentiated in several ways, including an indirect risk factor for premature death from disease or injury, deaths directly attributed to drug overdoses, or violent deaths caused by clashes between gang members involved in the distribution of the lethal substances. 

We frequently read about the huge weekly death toll in major cities where drug gangs operate. The aforementioned are only those involving statistics on death caused by illegal drugs, it doesn’t include the thousands of families that deal with the devastating, albeit, non-lethal effects of addiction. If you’ve ever seen a “former” addict trying to get the poison of hard drugs out of his system, you’d be afraid to take so much as a baby aspirin as a remedy a mild headache.  

Given the fact that we consistently lose so many American lives each year to the dreaded scourge of illicit drug sales, have you ever wondered why our military isn’t used to crush the drug cartels that make hundreds of billions of dollars each year by poisoning our population? We spend billions defending our country from outside forces, while our citizens are being massacred from the inside by malignant enemies that traffic in drugs across our southern border. An additional crisis for our nation comes from the cartel’s trafficking of illegal aliens across our border from numerous countries. 

It seems obvious to me that our country would be a lot more stable and have a lot less crime to deal with if our government would take a hardline military stance against a threat that takes more lives each year, by far, than any of those distant countries listed as our mortal enemies. If our high-tech military can locate and take out terrorist leaders thousands of miles away in the Middle East; why can’t they do the same to leaders of the Sinaloa, Juarez, Tijuana and Sonora Cartels in nearby Mexico?  

Although the dangerous Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, was an existential threat to our country and, thanks to President Trump’s strong leadership, was killed by a US drone in 2020, he undoubtedly was less of a direct threat to our day to day lives than the drug pushers on our streets who commit indiscriminate murders daily to advance their noxious network of drug distribution. But, how often do we hear outrage from our top elected officials when frequent drug wars result in the murders of innocent people caught in the crossfire? Have they become so desensitized to the ongoing slaughter that they don’t consider it to be worthwhile addressing?    

One frightening thought that comes to mind is the power and influence contained in warehouses filled with greenbacks from the most lucrative cash business in the world. That much untraceable wealth could be a major inducement to those with greedy appetites that cannot be satiated by the monetary compensation of their offices. The lure of astonishing riches puts bribery at the top of the list of corruption offenses. History is replete with stories of people caught in the act of using their positions of authority to pad their bank accounts. Have the billionaire moguls of illicit drugs been able to hand over cash-filled suitcases to high-ranking US officials under the cover of darkness? 

Of course, there are many ways in which fortunes can be surreptitiously delivered to the venal disciples of greed. Laundering mountains of cash is a basic necessity of syndicates that need to sanitize their wealth before buying real estate, corporations, and people. One thing remains clear, our country is slowly, but surely, rotting from the inside. That decay has its roots in the destruction of our people by drug kingpins that are every bit, if not more, deadly than terrorists half a world away. 

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”


Bob WeirWhy Isn’t Our Military Going After Drug Cartels?

Comments 8

  1. It is counterproductive for the US to invade other nations to control their illegal drug trafficking…and probably illegal as well…There is no simply solution to drugs and those who peddle them…because many of the nations involved actually sanction drug cartels and are bribed to turn the other way…BAD IDEA!

    1. Unless of course they’re illegally trafficking drugs into the United States you idiot. But please don’t worry the police are “standing down” please enjoy your summer liberals.

  2. A Clear And Present danger for decades.An old film noir movie had the
    line,”Cut off the head of the snake and the body will die”.Assuming
    It is known,without a doubt where these Bosses live,incinerate on a
    combat scale,without warning ,using among other weapons,Abrams
    Main Battle Tanks(hundreds of them),and keep killing these Beasts.
    When each of them realize,when they take the last dead Bosses(and whoever is near Him when He dies),place,that He will die,(and whoever
    is near Him will die),with out doubt,and promptly,(this HAS to be ongoing,international,and continuing for as long as it will take,probably years).
    Remember,World War Two (for the U.S.A.),ran from December 1941 – August 1945,costing some 60 Million lives.The Satanic scourge of drugs has,I think,cost
    cumulatively,much,much,more ,and in HeartAche … Trillions.This filthy !!%**## Empire will collapse,because,after all DEATH concludes greed,ego and
    being the BOSS.

    Bob as usual–Bravo Tom

  3. The current democide by police against citizens would pale into insignificance once the military is used to police American streets. Likewise; the invasion by U.S. troops into other countries would quickly escalate into war. The world is beginning to reject the Republican’s war on drugs and no longer welcome U.S. interference in their internal affairs. Most countries now refuse to accept the U.S. pay-outs and bribes to continue the war on its citizens.

  4. Maybe the “woke” lunatics can educate us or I can as a retired NYPD detective who spent eight years in narcotics division of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Having worked in the “consumer” Boros of the Bronx and Brooklyn, nothing prepared me for the wholesale distribution in Manhattan North Narcotics. Dominican dealers working day and night selling “weight” as opposed to the low level traffickers in the other boros. We sent undercovers “UC’s”out with thousands of dollars. Well dressed clean cut white UCs posing as NJ traffickers would be sitting next to you on the phone in the office arranging kilo buys with confidential informants “CI’s.” The cocaine was supplied to the Dominicans by Columbians from queens with the understanding that if they were not paid they would kill their whole family. Alcohol makes the unacceptable acceptable, drugs make evil acceptable. My whole sister team went to federal prison literally ten years after numerous 030 precinct cops in the same Washington Heights neighborhood did and around the same time as a handful of Brooklyn 075 precinct cops did as portrayed in the 075 documentary. The problem isn’t cops because they were exposed and arrested by fellow cops and federal agents. The problem is the temptation of hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in dirty drug money, it’s just human nature. As far as using the military there are military veterans and DEA Agents that will tell you correctly that they were veterans of the early 80’s cocaine wars in Latin America in general but Columbia in particular. The cocaine drug traffickers literally were running Columbia in much the same way the heroin traffickers are running Mexico today. Having said this removal of narcotic traffickers from Latin America would cause the collapse of the economy’s of these nations and it’s the reason why we’ve been in Afghanistan for twenty years too long and why China is flooding us with fentanyl. It’s the reason why there is cursory inspection of vehicles and none of freight trains coming over the southern border as well as container ships coming from overseas. When I walked into 1 Police Plaza almost 30 years ago for my narcotics interview I had to pass numerous plaques honoring NYPD, NYS PD and DEA Agents killed in the “war on drugs” in NYC.
    Having a rudimentary understanding of Spanish the Irish American Captain proceeded to interview me in perfect Castilian Spanish. In light of what I’ve presented here please think before you engage or enable any recreational drug use including marijuana.

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