Summary: Stratfor explains one aspect of our free market globalized world -- the export of fentanyl to America by Mexico's capitalist cartels. They saw the market and successfully met its demands, despite powerful opposition. As for Mexico, for a decade geopolitical experts have prophesied its doom from the growing power of the cartels. So far … Continue reading Stratfor: Mexico’s entrepreneurs provide the fentanyl that America wants!
Summary: America has a drug problem, a symptom some deeper sickness of our minds or souls. Sick people often ignore warnings that would allow them to respond and recover. So it is with nations. It's time for us to ask what is wrong with America. America is among the most drugged major nations in the history … Continue reading America’s rising tide of drug overdoses, a symptom of deeper problems
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored -- contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. Geopolitical infections spread just as biological ones do. Here Stratfor gives us a status report for Mexico's decade-long war on drugs. A wall will not … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico
Summary: Stratfor looks at events in our southern partner, whose dynamics we ignore but might have a decisive effect on 21st century America. Trade, crime, immigration -- Mexico is a central player in all of these, yet we pay more attention to events in Yemen. It's another example of our cloudy vision, a weakness that … Continue reading STRATFOR gives A New Way to Think About Mexican Organized Crime
Summary: The horrific effects of our long War on Drugs have spread like heroin through the Republic. Wasted resources, wrecked communities, eroded rights. This post looks at a lesser-known example, how it accustomed us to use of assassination. Even less-known is that it failed then just as its failed in the War On Terror. Today … Continue reading Assassination as Policy in Washington: How It Failed Then and Fails Now