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  1. Not sure I understand the post title. “Literal” drug war? Were bags of marijuana shooting it out with vials of cocaine? Or maybe it was people fighting, but using drugs as weapons? (Catapulting ecstasy pills at the enemy?)

    It’s bad enough that we call it a drug war (and I do it all the time), but what you’re describing is a literal war, not a literal drug war. And unfortunately, it’s happening all over the world, including right here in the United States, complete with police forces with armored personnel carriers and military weapons.

    Comment by Pete Guither — Thursday, June 28, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

  2. Actually I used the would “warfare”–the grenades and such.

    Sometimes the drug war is metaphorical and all too frequently it is actual warfare. In terms of an urban conflict, the one described in the article that I quoted is pretty extreme.

    However, I am rather aware of the overall issue.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Friday, June 29, 2007 @ 8:25 am

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