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Why Are We Losing The War On Drugs

Kevin Felts on a hiking trip

When is society going to sit down and ask why we are losing the war on drugs? Trillions of dollars have been spent on drug abuse prevention, and abuse continues to grow.

Last night I decided to relax after work, so I got on youtube to watch some videos. While browsing through various documentaries I came across a Vice video about Krokodil.

If you do not know what Krokodil is, you better hope this terrible drug stays contained in Russia. Krokodil eats the flesh off its victims; its a combination of over the counter drugs and gasoline.

Why does Russia have a drug problem? Part of it stems back to the Russian-Afghan war of the 1980s. In order to buy weapons, the people of Afghanistan started growing poppy, which is used to make heroin. The heroin was then sold to the Russians.

Its kind of ironic that the Russians helped defeat themselves by buying heroin, and the U.S. is helping fund radical terrorist by buying gasoline from OPEC.

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