Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Even Drug dealers say no sometimes...

With a curtsey to Jonathan at Crush Liberalism (He really doesn't want to crush us all), comes this story.

I went to the New York Post to verify what he had reported via Matt Drudge, article linked above in title. Seems that Osama Bin Laden had a rather nifty idea to kill alot of Americans, poison their cocaine.

The article claims that sources said the feds were told that bin Laden personally met with leaders of a Colombian drug cartel in 2002 to negotiate the purchase of tons of cocaine, saying that he was willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to finance the deal.

The drug cartel according to these same sources, turned down the request. Not because they want to help fight terrorism, but because they realized Americans dying from using poisoned cocaine might just hurt their future business profits as well as make our government not very happy with them.

Given there have been repeated claims that al Qaeda is involved in some aspects of the poppy trade in Afghanistan and the financing and facilitation of heroin-trafficking activities, it kind of adds to belief that Drugs kill.

10 comments:

Me4Prez said...

You gotta love those savvy cartel guys. Always thinking about what is best for their customers.

Lisa Renee said...

Yep, Obviously it proves they don't use their own merchandise often.

:-)

historymike said...

The cartels need the customers. No matter how much bin Laden could pay them, it could not match the perpetual profits derived from coke users.

Cyberseaer said...

Too bad the drug cartel are smart like that. Bin Laden's plan could have solved this country's drug problem. Boy, that would have pissed him off. Helping Americans in the long run.

Lisa Renee said...

It will be interesting to see if this story spreads beyond Drudge and the New York Post.

I do wonder why it took so long to come out, but there hasn't been enough reported on it to know more than the basics.

Jonathan said...

Thanks for the props, Lisa. And no, I don't want to crush liberals! ;-) Matter of fact, I posted something today that clarifies the purpose of my blog. I won't bore your readers with a rehash, unless they (or you) want to read it for yourself.

And I second Steve at my blog...I LOVE the hamsters! :)

Lisa Renee said...

Johnathan, I enjoy your site too,

even though you don't have any hamsters...

:-)

Steve said...

Thank God for Good Ol Capitolism and Greed. me4pres & historymike said it all.

Jonathan said...

even though you don't have any hamsters

Hey, nobody's perfect! :)

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