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Drug Trafficking and the Financing of Terrorism Essay

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"International and Domestic Terrorism Organizations and their supporters take part in an array of offenses to fund and facilitate terrorist actions. These crimes include extortion, kidnaping, robbery, corruption, alien smuggling, document fraud, arms trafficking, cyber crime, white collar crime, smuggling of contraband, money laundering and surely drug trafficking." - Steven C. McCraw, Assistant Director, Office of Intelligence, FBI, May 20, 2003 In 2002, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy spent over three million bucks to buy two advertisements for the Super Bowl (Bovard). One of the advertisements viewers introduced the question where terrorists get their financing. The answer suggested by this commercial was from purchasing drugs in america (Bovard). Most people in America viewed this as a joke and as an over-exaggeration of the truth. Recreational marijuana users (marijuana is considered a medication) observed no correlation between smoking bud and terrorism but more “hard-core” medication users may be in fact aiding terrorism. A principal problem with the commercials put on from the White House was that together with all of the battle surrounding Afghanistan and the Taliban authorities, the general public assumed, or has been pushed to presume, that the terrorists accountable for 9/11 were not the only terrorists in the world. Terrorist groups exist past the Taliban and also Al-Qaeda such as classes in Columbia, a country famous for its drug traffic. Most Americans are not well-educated enough on drugs and also the so called “War on Medication,” not so much because of ignorance but because of too little teaching on it. It almost looks like our leader’s think in a “don’t speak about it and it'll go away” type of manner. If America...

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