Skip to comments.In Colombia, they call him Captain Nemo
Posted on 12/15/2008 7:32:20 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL
Reporting from Tumaco, Colombia -- Squat, bull-necked and sullen-looking, Enrique Portocarrero hardly seems a dashing character out of a Jules Verne science fiction novel. But law enforcement officers here have dubbed him "Captain Nemo," after the dark genius of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
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Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol have been at the root of all of America’s social problems since the beginning (see Alexis De Toqueville’s “Democracy In America”). If we legalize illicit drugs, ceasing to stigmatize them, we will have a nation of aenesthetized population who will demand that the government bail them out of their dysfunctional lives. That will mean the end of any hope for a liberty-based government.
The idea looks good on paper but falls apart in practical use...like communism.
Yeah, 13 tons of explosives?
That would be different how?
Yep. One of these slipped into a port at night...
...Captain Nemo was a guy who destroyed warships in an attempt to end all wars.
I doubt this guy is doing that.
man...things have sure changed since my days down yonder
Apparently we haven’t learned anything from the Prohibition era.
quite the genius, criminal but genius
Like guns or terrorists ?
Great, more expansionism!
A new way of criminal transport was captured, and overstated by the media reporting that some drug runners are using WW2 style submersibals now with current GPS navigation equipment to get their narcotics abroad. Of course this means terrorists could potentially move weapons, or anything else that kills people beneath the water undetected too, etc.
I wonder how long nefarious people have used military-class submarines for impious motives abroad... 50+ years?
Freeps, that’s simply the evolution of capitalsism throughout the world, include the black markets too, especially in depressed economic times.
Hell I wouldn’t be surprised if a big oil tanker/cruise ship was pirated off the coast of africa by some rebels in a replica 1862 USS Monitor submersible tomorrow. The 18ft skimmer and a 25hp 1986 envinrude loaded with 14 rebels and ak’s don’t quite get-r-done on the pirating front anymore.
If having the most up to date equipment is what your company needs to survive in this market, then you should make all attempts to survive. Take the advice from many business people before you, just do what it takes and hope you don’t get caught.
On all fronts Technology wins baby! And if you want the tech, you gotta write the check!
Who made that statement?
I thought is was Dick Cheney, but after thinking on it more I remembered it might have been Bill Gates.
Then I remembered that I just made the statement up.
BTW, donate to Free Republic please!
Seems the results of the last Presidential election suggest the public is already anesthetized.
Maybe we should sell a cartel a real sub for millions of dollars with a couple of homing devices on it. We could track their movements, let them drop off a load, watch where it goes and end up seizing most of it and busting a lot of people along the way, and then on the next load of a several tons seize the sub and the entire load.