Monday, March 15, 2010
On the murder rate in Juarez...
For any and all of you who still lamely defend your usage of illicit drugs as being a "victimless crime", I want you to check something out.
By way of comparison, GlobalSecurity.Org lists American military casualties in Iraq from March 2003 to December 2009, as 4,287 dead. Iraq, for those of you who may NOT be in the know, is a bona fide war zone.
Now read the stats for the body count in the miniscule area of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the year of 2009 ONLY:
"Ciudad Juarez, population 1.3 million, is a major point for smuggling illegal drugs into the United States. It is immediately across the border from El Paso, Texas. More than 2,600 people were murdered in Ciudad Juarez in 2009 in drug-related violence.
The war between rival drug cartels to control major border crossing points, as well as the government's attempt to crackdown on the cartels, has killed more than 15,000 people across Mexico over the last three years, according to government figures."
In Iraq, the US lost 143 troops in 2009. Are you following this? That's one hundred and forty-three personnel... In a war zone. In that same year, in Ciudad Juarez, more than 2,600 people were murdered.
The total figures of people killed across Mexico over the last 3 years are almost 3 times as many as the US military has lost in Iraq, over the last 6 years. And that's only the ones they've found... What do you think the actual figures are world-wide...???
A victimless crime...? But then again if you were to be honest, I'm sure you didn't need me to show you how fucked your reasoning is.