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Amanpour viewers contemplated the devastating consequences of the drug war in México. The majority felt that the legalization of drugs could end all disputes among governmental entities and citizens of México, the United States and generate profit. Speculations about the U.S. admittance of transport of drugs in and out of the border with México were a subject of debate among many, along with conflicted thoughts by the audience on alleged U.S. cooperation with cartels in México. Additional topics that were discussed lightly included the new global threat, an online war that viewers considered true and the portrayal of China by the audience as a “country that has no respect for human rights.”
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This is an absurd farce! It's outrageous that we send both the money and the guns that slaughter the people of Mexico. OF COURSE Narco-trafficking would end when the U.S. ends the money funneling into the black market. Please use this show to tell the evident truth, Ms. Amanpour, that legalization is the only answer to this solution. We have blood on our hands.
I watched with interest your interview with the two Mexican representatives of present and past Mexican administrations and both are in agreement that the drug war and resultant death toll is terrible for their country. They also feel that this is going to be a long and costly war, given the amount of money generated by drug traffic. I find it also interesting that a portion of the blame is leveled at the U.S. for being a large buyer of illegal drugs and for allowing a weapons flow across the border entry points to arm the cartels. This would seem a good point for you, in presenting at least some question of the latter point, to ask if Mexico already has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world. How much help have these gun control laws proven to be?
Smuggled marijuana can not be sold at the compassionate use stores or at the pharmacies to 215 patients as they will be immediately closed; and by the way the patients don not want to be used as political pawns, they just want relief from their pain and nothing more. I am sure that you do have a special consideration in this respect. Thank you.....
Patti, RN<CCRN (critical care nurse)
The Chinese are trying to flex their muscles for nothing, so why now? All the former American Presidents have been doing that and nothing has changed? I hope the American President maintain their stance of fighting for human rights and democracy.
They are threatening America for selling arms to Taiwan, what about for all the rogue states in Africa, where they are proping up those dictators by selling the weapons to kill and maiming defenseless people in Africa. All African states like Sudan, Zimbabwe just to name a few, they are the ones who helping those dictators to stay in power regardless of how people are suffering. They are wiping African resources from wild animals to minerals as well as going to Africa looking for agricultural farms for their own produce. They invest and bring their own staff to Africa, they do not care about impating the knowlege to Africans so that they can sustain themselves but the just want to get what they want and go back to China after the resources have been exhausted. No wonder why the Tibetians are still suffering at the Cinese's hands.
China is a wiked country and have got double standards. They have got no respect for human rights at all, thats why they ended up building palaces for those African dictaors at the expense of other people's lives. How can someone have a normal life when they live in those refuge camps in Sudan for over 30-40 years. I hope these old generation of African leaders will go soon and we will change our continent for we are now living in a dynamic world and people have to adapt to that.
AFRICA WAKE UP!! YOU BUILD YOUR COUNTRIES FROM WITHIN NOT FROM OUTSIDE!!! taking your monies and investing in other countries and start pleading poverty to the international communities. What a shame!!