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War on drugs?
Manuel Noriega is back in his Panamanian homeland after nearly 22 years, sitting in a prison cell in a country he ruled as a personal fiefdom until U.S. troops invaded and hauled him off to a Florida jail. Noriega, who served 17 years in U.S. prison for drug trafficking and nearly two years in France for a money-laundering conviction, now has begun serving three 20-year sentences in Panama for the killings of political opponents in the 1980s.
How could the U.S. have been willing to invade a tiny little country like Panama with tens of thousands of soldiers just because of one man that they abhor, and kill thousands of innocent Panamanians in the process? They have a huge big drug business, and the Panamanian banks were profiting tremendously from money laundering.
So decided they wanted Panama and its drug trade and its money laundering banking business. So who is running the U.S. drug trade?--The U.S., of course! While they're spending billions on the so-called "war on drugs," The U.S. is supposed to be fighting drugs and carrying on a war against drugs, when in actuality it's probably running the biggest drug trade in the World and getting billions of profit from it.
Ted Rudow III, MA