The self appointed World leaders

Drug control should not concentrate on users says panel

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– Sandy Williams  Friday, June 3, 2011

Israel Herald
Thursday 2nd June, 2011
israelherald.com

  • Influential panel says drug war has to be re-thought
  • Recommends decriminalisation for many drugs
  • Says people should not be jailed for drug use

A high-level panel has declared that international anti-drug measures undertaken by the US and other countries have been a failure.

The international commission has now urged countries to consider legalising certain drugs, including cannabis.

In a new report the Global Commission on Drug Policy, has said the best approach from here on would be to undermine organised crime by decriminalising drugs.

The report suggested that the incarceration of drug users has led to “devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.”

“Arresting and incarcerating tens of millions of these people in recent decades has filled prisons and destroyed lives and families without reducing the availability of illicit drugs or the power of criminal organisations,” it said.

Because the global war on drugs had failed, the report said, there should now be experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation of drugs.”

It added: “This recommendation applies especially to cannabis, but we also encourage other experiments in decriminalisation and legal regulation.”

It said decriminalisation initiatives had not been accompanied by a significant spike in drug use in countries such as Australia, Portugal and the Netherlands.

About 250 million people worldwide use drugs that are currently deemed illegal. Millions are also involved in the cultivation, production and distribution of drugs.

The 19-member panel includes current Greek prime minister George Papandreou, former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, British businessman Richard Branson, former US secretary of state George Shultz, former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo, former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss, former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and former US Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker.

Paul Volcker

Paul A. Volcker is an executive committee member of the Trilateral Commission (think tank), and was the chairman of the Trilateral Commission (think tank).

Note: Martin S. Feldstein is a director at the Trilateral Commission (think tank), was a director at the Council on Foreign Relations (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).

James A. Johnson is a member of the Trilateral Commission (think tank), a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (think tank), an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a member of the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).

Klaus Kleinfeld is a member of the Trilateral Commission (think tank), a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), the chairman of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the chairman & president & CEO for Alcoa Inc., and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).

Ernesto Zedillo is a director at Alcoa Inc., was the president of Mexico, and a board member at the International Crisis Group.

George Soros is a board member at the International Crisis Group, and a director at the Drug Policy Alliance.

Jodie Evans is a director at the Drug Policy Alliance, and the co-founder of Codepink.

Javier Solana is a board member at the International Crisis Group.

Kofi A. Annan is a board member at the International Crisis Group, and a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a board member at the International Crisis Group, a member of the Trilateral Commission (think tank), a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (think tank), the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).

Comment by Adamantine:

There is no doubt that an ever growing number of world leaders are on board to rule the world by becoming members of large international think tanks.

I do not want them to rule my world. I want to elect local people. They do not want a government of true democracy. They say they do but they wish to  manipulate the system by electing figure head puppets.

I know of one very evident leader in the US who appears to be but a puppet. His credentials are suspect but his persona has been chosen to appeal to the non thinking knee jerk voter who wishes to feel good about themselves.

Thanks Bjorn and Sandy for the information.

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