Members of the Bali nine were executed by Indonesia and as some have rightly pointed out this happened as a warning from the AFP, but exactly what kind of warning was it?
Despite over 70 years of the war on drugs when transexual cross dresser, J Edgar Hoover, first nominated those drugs he perceived as evil while allowing those he didn’t, things like cocaine in Coca Cola and alcohol, we have seen nothing more than an exponential growth in drug users and producers.
Why is this, considering the billions spent on enforcement of drug laws? To anyone with an ounce of nouse the answer is simple. Enforcing drug laws is a lucrative and ever expanding business.
In fact in the USA the single growth industry besides war are jails as outlined in The Atlantic. magazine.
Today the United States has approximately 1.8 million people behind bars: about 100,000 in federal custody, 1.1 million in state custody, and 600,000 in local jails.
Prisons hold inmates convicted of federal or state crimes; jails hold people awaiting trial or serving short sentences.
The United States now imprisons more people than any other country in the world—perhaps half a million more than Communist China.
A large amount of them are low level drug dealers and users who get in on the nation’s notorious ‘three strikes and you’re in’ jail laws. Mandatory laws which allow no judicial leeway.
Which brings us back to drugs and the AFP. No one has asked the questions as to who are the kingpins in drug smuggling and distribution in Australia except the reporter who wrote this article in the Good Weekend.
More questions than answers arise when we start delving into the corrupt mire of the drug underworld which usually involves corrupt police themselves as in the Mark Standen and Roger Rogerson case: one convicted for his role in a drug importation plot, the other set to stand trial for the murder of a low-level Asian drug dealer, both police officers of high rank.
One of these questions must be, who in the AFP was responsible for tracking the real kingpins in the heroin industry in Australia and where are they now?
The two who were executed in Indonesia were simply expendable low-level mules who, it seems, must have irked someone higher up in the chain of command. That is the real story in this sordid episode of judicial murder.
M Mizzi, Byron Bay