In the 1980’s the CIA, as it has been discovered, ran illegal drug operations to support the Contras against the Sadinistas. The Nicaraguan Revolution (Spanish: Revolución Nicaragüense or Revolución Popular Sandinista) encompassed the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s, the violent campaign led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to oust the dictatorship in 1978–79, the subsequent efforts of the FSLN to govern Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, and the Contra War, which was waged between the FSLN-led government of Nicaragua and the United States-backed Contras from 1981–1990. The revolution marked a significant period in the history of Nicaragua and revealed the country as one of the major proxy war battlegrounds of the Cold War, attracting much international attention.
The CIA backed the drug cartels, one being Pablo Escobar and some making the Fortune 500 list, in exchange for money that was used to buy guns for the Contras. This was done in order to be able to fund the Contras without having to go through Congress at the time. The Cartels became extremely powerful, so much that it controlled the governments in the countries that they were in. Now, the people, the regular people, who make caravans and try to come to America, away from these drug war torn countries that were essentially helped by some of our agencies, try and escape the gruesome life that they are forced to live, by coming here and requesting asylum, which we mostly deny. These people are hard working peaceful people that don’t want to be part of a drug cartel and they don’t want their kids mixed up in these criminal organizations, yet we see them as parasites, mongrels and low life wet backs who don’t deserve entry. We don’t even keep them together when they get here, mass separations, or give them proper health care, mass deaths while in custody.
Does that seem right to you. To form lawless gangs and then abandon the people that these lawless gangs end up destroying. Did you think that these people, whom found extremely lucrative organizations, were just going to abandon their money making ways because the war in Nicaragua was over? I’m not saying to just let the caravan of people in and live for free off of our dime but a plan, a Marshal Plan, should be in order. We should at least fix what we destroyed. So are you surprised that they are migrating? I am not, I’m surprised that more aren’t leaving. Now, the U.S. can’t come right out and say that it is their fault, and if I were President I definitely would not do that but I would take some responsibility, in private, and find a way…. We fixed Europe when they started the war, we gave Germany money to rebuild and they assassinated 6 million Jewish people, are you telling me that you can’t do anything for the Latin countries when we gave rise to the power of the Cartels? A Marshal Plan, reroute some businesses to central and South America, wipe out what you brought in, the drug cartels, and help the good people. We are, after all, the greatest country on the planet. And even we weren’t the greatest country on Earth, the profits from our illicit drug distribution and sales must have been amazing, use some of them.
One word… perspective. The way you see the immigration problem and the way they do. You broke it now you should find a way to fix it. At least try. Believe it or not, the asylum seekers actually have a good case under the Geneva Convention to seek asylum. That’s because the administration responsible for this mishap also named the follow up operation to get rid of the Cartels as a war or the “war on drugs”.
The Geneva Convention relative to Protection of Civilian Persons in time of War or the fourth Geneva Convention or GCIV along with parts of the Hague Convention can be used to seek relief for asylum seekers if they can show that their conditions or their sufferings come directly from the actions of this country and its subsequent “war” on drugs. I’m not sure if this has ever been tried but it can’t hurt. It’s a novel approach to the law.
This is a 5 Terrorist 5 Kilos excerpt
Some of the first paragraph was taken from Wikipedia, you know, the smart part. Basically all of it but the first sentence.