Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Operation Pipedreams

Operation Pipedreams was a sting operation targeted to sellers of bongs, pipes etc. The estimated cost of this operation was over $12 million and included the resources of 2,000 law enforcement officers.

"People selling drug paraphernalia are in essence no different than drug dealers. They are as much a part of drug trafficking as silencers are a part of criminal homicide." – John Brown, acting DEA chief.

Well in US not only you can buy a silencer, you can buy the gun itself, obviously he missed that. Of course John Brown, of the Drug Enforcement Agency, has little interest in guns and murder outside of the world of drug dealing. In the last couple of days, however, he has overseen the arrest of at least 55 people whose only stated crime was the manufacture and selling of smoking accessories. His equation of bong-makers with drug traffickers is ludicrous at best, and his apparent indifference to the legal sale of silencers across America makes him a hypocrite caught in his own words.

Out of the 55 people targeted only one was sent to jail, actor Tommy Chong, while government officials denied that Chong was treated any differently from the other defendants, many felt that he was made an example of by the government and that they were threatened by him, yet they deny that. I bet the government didn't have any other problems back in 2003 but to bust people like Tommy Chong.

24 comments:

  1. Are silencers part of criminal homicide? :o

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  2. thats retarded.
    freedom to the people

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  3. This 'war on drugs' is getting a little out of hand. Good post.

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  4. I like how the US government says it's ok to sell stuff that is meant for killing people (guns) and then decides that drugs are illegal because they might kill people.

    Nice blog btw

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  5. I want to walk up to him smoking tobacco out of a bong and see how he feels about it.

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  6. Thought provoking, cheers for posting ;)

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  7. seems to be ironic... but also interesting and nice

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  8. you can't buy a silencer legally. And drugs are way different from guns. You can't use guns in self-defense or for hunting. I don't have anything against drugs, though just guns get a bad rap.

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  9. I like your reading material! keep up the good work! It will eventually pay off!

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  10. good read of a world i dont understand ;P

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  11. Thanks for informing us, I didn't know about this particular case. Good luck America!

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  12. This is freaking stupid, cannabis is milder drug than coffee..

    anyway, followed! I think your blog is awesome!

    SPREAD THE WORD AND LEGALIZE IT!

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  13. agreed. legalize drugs and you stop the problem at the source. no more scary organizations buying guns to enforce their empires built on drugs.

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