The bloody consequences of a war on drugs
The events in Mexico of how mafias lead an indiscriminate violence should make us understand that the drug cartels are not only a threat to the democratic institutions in that country, but a visible enemy of the international community.
Mexico should not be let alone to face this bloody war against criminals like Zetas, but drug cartels must be treated at the same level of a terrorist global threat. It is because there is not a single mafia group in this planet that can be traced to a single country or city. The drug trafficking is by nature an international net and it has everywhere the same corrupt consequences.
Drug mafias are enemies of democratic societies, they put in danger any human freedom, they violate any human right, they destroy from inside any civil institution.They are not enemies of the Mexican society, but enemies of the human civilization and they must be treated in that way.
The conscience of drug mafias as an international threat is not a new discovery. The main country that has put its own resources in dealing with it as such a global issue has been US in what we know as War on Drugs since the 1970s. US has spend billions of dollars in it.
The big question is how effective has been that War on Drugs leaded by US. It is real that we do not have any other option that to fight back the drug mafias everywhere. They are the cause of other evils like terrorism, arms smuggling, prostitution, human trafficking and urban violence among others We just cannot sit down to see how they evolve in making the world most dangerous, more corrupt, more fearful, more drug-addicted. But the point is if there is only one way to fight drug mafias, the way of US.
The news from Mexico should make the United Nations, US, Canada, Latin America and Europe to stand up and reconsider where we are going. Why too much dollars poured in Plan Colombia, in Mexico, in South America, have been so ineffective? Why so much violence, terror, murders everywhere, threats to the freedom of press, to human rights and others, continue practically untouched after so many years of the US-leaded War on Drugs?