Friday, March 02, 2007

All the news that isn't

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the largest drug bust in 10 years as it rounded up more than 400 members of a Mexico-based cartel distributing tons of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines in the United States.
Federal or state charges were unsealed Wednesday morning against 139 defendants in California, Arizona, Illinois and New York.

The 20-month investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and aided by more than 100 federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, has so far resulted in the seizure of approximately $45.2 million, 27,229 pounds of marijuana, 9,512 pounds of cocaine, 705 pounds of methamphetamine, 227 pounds of pure methamphetamine or "ice," and 11 pounds of heroin.

So, drug cartels are cooking meth in what are called 'super labs' outside of the country, then smuggling the drugs into the United States through regular smuggling routes along the southern border.

While the enormity and scope of this bust is overwhelming, what is more interesting is the lack of coverage in the main stream media. In searching for more info on this bust I Googled "Largest Drug Bust", "$45 Million drug bust", "Mexican cartels" etc. and was not surprised to see Fox News at the top of the list but rather, to not see any other major media listed. No NY Times, no LA Times. Try it yourself maybe I'm not that good at Googling. Perhaps this is why when discussing the illegal immigration problem I am often told that I am a xenophobic, racist overreactionary.
Here in Oregon we have relegated the non-prescription cold medicine to prescription status to stop the local mom and pop meth producers we have ignored the source of rivers of illegal drugs flowing from the south. Open borders are like open sores, they invite infection and grow every day.

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