How Terrorists Are Getting A Big Break From Alberto Gonzales
Right now much of the nation's attention is focused on the Katrina disaster that has weakened the nation's economy and made the nation far more vulnerable to the after-effects of a sudden surprise terrorist attack. But worst yet, U.S. Attoney General Alberto Gonzales is pursuing Christian right goals and is diverting the attention of Federal law enforcement away from efforts to fight terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, to instead wage a huge upcoming war on adult entertainment Websites on the Internet and on peer to peer file sharing of adult material.
This has given terrorists, drug gangs, organized crime, public official corruption, a huge break from the U.S. Justice Department efforts and FBI investigations. And while it is difficult to gauge the level of terrorist activity in America at any given point, the two recent incidents in London well prove how terrorist efforts to spread the effects of the Iraq War to other nations is more than likely by terrorists. But the increasing level of meth coming in from Mexico is proof that FBI and other law enforcement efforts are being eased, and this pipeline of drugs are clearly increasing in America. Even criminal organizations seem to be undergoing a growth as criminal activities are now spreading from state of some criminal organizations, and Federal efforts to orderly control immigration have broken down. Thanks to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, serious criminal problems for America are a growth industry while Gonzales is lining up significant Federal policing efforts on a war to stomp out adult entertainment in America.
Most cities now report more and more meth related crime. The state of Oregon must now put some cold and sinus medications that are sold over the counter in other states, not only behind a counter at drug stores, but will also require a doctor's prescription soon in Oregon. Oregon has become perhaps the worst hit of any state with meth crime, and with the help of Christian right Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, these crimes which include burglary and gun crimes are rapidly increasing. Meth is driving the looting of aluminium railing thefts from bridges and roadways to sell as scrap metal for drug money for the meth addicts. An antique train was recently looted of old rare copper parts that will cost a fortune to replace, by meth criminals seeking scrap metal to sell to support the meth crisis that Alberto Gonzales has clearly worsened. Drug related gun battles in the crowded downtown shopping in Portland, Oregon have become a real problem for Portland Mayor Tom Potter, a former Chief Of Police for Portland. Even in nearby Vancouver, Washington, ice cream cart venders are now packing handguns to thwart robberies by meth crazed criminals.
During the Ashcroft term at the Justice Department, efforts to put people like Tommy Chong in jail for selling bongs over the internet were a high priority. 9/11 happened when law enforcement investigation priorites were diverted to nonsense priorities like the Tommy Chong prosecution, and meth and other serious crimes have become a growth industry during the Bush Administration. This will be this Administration's greatest legacy, a growth in meth crime, unregulated immigration allowing a flow of this drug into America, along with dangerous drug gang members and kingpins, and an environment with only spotty investigations of terrorism efforts. This administation's efforts are driving up dangerous problems, leaving local law enforcement with far less investigational tools to try to control problems like meth, and completely unable to investigate and control terrorist organizational efforts.
Even though many in the legal community consider the huge number of adult entertainment Websites a "crime" no worst than spitting gum on a sidewalk, compared to very serious crime and terrorism, U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, has lined up many of the law enforcement efforts to attack adult entertainment in the high crime Miami area. In this area, a Cuban cocaine dealer set up a number of phony credit card, health insurance, phony automobile club and other scams, and even though he was eventually arrested for the cocaine distribution, the scams he operates are mostly still continuing in business despite massive consumer complaint's and even news features by CBS covering these scams. And against the will and better judgements of many in law enforcement and prosecution, Acosta is acting as a major foot-soldier for the Christian right politics of Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales may be partially moltivated by a desire to be elevated to the Supreme Court in this purely political pandering to the irrational politics of the Christian right who put their pet issues above the common sense to prevent terrorism or major crime in America.
Of course, adult entertainment does not represent the best of values, but usually results in little worse than the private sexual gratification of the person involved in viewing such material. Compared to the 9/11 efforts of terrorists which killed 3,000 persons, or the growth of meth crimes, which is leading to gun battles in places like Portland, Oregon, as well as a massive problem with ID theft, including the growth of Internet ID theft schemes to support meth habits, and increases in burglary, the top priority of Alberto Gonzales to satisfy the Christian right by waging a huge war on adult entertainment will only drive serious crime way up in America and roll out a front door welcome mat to would be terrorists and meth crime.