Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Colombia Sees Biggest Cocaine Boom Ever After Deal with FARC Communists

Posted by M. C. on September 21, 2018

Decades of CIA, military “advsiors”, Washington foreign policy…giant FAIL!

Except for the CIA who clients use drug money to fund CIA schemes.

Columbia would be better off with out US and the US drug war.

We don’t do war well.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed in a report Wednesday that Colombia produced record yields of cocaine in 2017, a major blow to joint U.S.-Colombian investment in dissuading peasants from harvesting coca leaf and an outcome some conservatives predicted as inevitable to peace talks with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Shortly before talks between the government of former President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá and the FARC began to yield some agreements in 2014, studies identified the FARC as the world’s wealthiest non-jihadist terrorist organization, and the wealthiest behind Hamas and the then-thriving Islamic State. While FARC leaders have claimed to abandon the drug trade, a significant percentage of low ranking members of the terrorist organization have refused to abide by the peace agreement and at least one FARC leader has been arrested on charges of high-volume cocaine trafficking.

According to Bloomberg, citing the UN statistics published this week, 171,000 hectares of land in Colombia was being used to grow coca in 2017, a 17-percent increase from 2016 and over triple the amount five years ago, early on in the terrorist peace negotiation process. The UN also noted that “potential” for growth increased another 31 percent in the past year, numbers unseen since 2001…

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