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More adults between 18 and 45 died of fentanyl overdoses in 2020 than COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and suicide combined. And the trend is straight up.
Why isn’t this a national emergency?
What has the USA done about it? Opened the border to allow unprecedented quantities of fentanyl to flow in, virtually unimpeded. Along with... well think about the facts for yourself.
It’s going to be worse for 2021. Unilateral military strikes against cartels and their leaders on their home turf is appropriate—this is a real war, and we are losing it by not fighting. Messaging must be that if you import death into the USA, you will sooner or later be terminated, and that we will never, ever forgot who you are. Along with severe economic and diplomatic pressures on the source of fentanyl precursors: China.
Fentanyl-related drug overdoses in 2020 became the top killer in adults aged 18 to 45—overtaking suicide, vehicle accidents, and gun violence, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by nonprofit group Families Against Fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, highly addictive, and deadly. Buyers may be unaware that the drugs they buy contain illicit fentanyl, a 2 milligram dose of which can be fatal.
The substance is most often manufactured in Mexico using chemicals supplied from China and trafficked across the southern border by Mexican drug cartels. Fentanyl is mixed with other narcotics to increase potency as well as pressed into counterfeit pain pills that are made to look like blue Oxycodone prescription pills and are commonly known as “Mexican oxys.”
Families Against Fentanyl is advocating for the U.S. government to designate fentanyl and its analogs as a weapon of mass destruction under federal statute.
The statute defines “weapon of mass destruction,” in part, as “any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxin or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors.”
More than 100,000 Americans, a record amount, died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, according to CDC data. Fentanyl was involved in almost two-thirds of those deaths.
WIND: that makes about 67000 deths from fentanyl in just one year!
The truth is that we are AT WAR with the Chinese Communist Party which supplies the Fentanyl precursors, and the narcos that ship their poison over the US border. Being at war, we should respond with overwhelming economic force (China), coupling that with military hunt-and-kill teams on the cartel leaders—leave them nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, ever. Kinetic prosecution should be the only thing we do here.