December 12, 2005, - 4:24 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s Washington Times reports that a conference report (part of the reconciliation between House & Senate versions) of the proposed extension of the Patriot Act includes provisions to target methamphetamines.
What does meth have to do with terrorism? A whole lot. Many pseudoephedrine (an ingredient necessary to make meth) haulers and meth dealers are Middle Eastern men. In fact, a Chicago area mosque of one of Sami Al-Arian’s co-defendants had members convicted dealing meth. A lot of profits from pseudoephedrine smuggled into the U.S. and sold go to Islamic terrorism. Given what meth does to its users, we find it interesting that so many members of the Religion of Peace would be involved in the meth trade.
And that leads us to our liberal neighbor to the North, Canada. Pseudoephedrine is legal there (it isn’t here), so many of these dealers smuggle it over the border. And the country refuses to criminalize it. Thanks, Canada.
Many ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, when they were in the then-U.S. Customs Service, told me that meth was a big problem in the war on terror. The problem is ICE has forsaken a lot of the investigations into that, focusing on–if you are ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz (a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz”) and want to avoid arresting Muslims to please your buddy, “former” terrorist Imad Hamad–rounding up Chinese and Latinos.
We’re glad Congress is noticing the necessity of dealing with this problem. It’s too bad it will also come with a boatload of money to help the drug’s addicts (not a necessary or appropriate part of the War on Terror).
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