Overdose deaths due to fentanyl are now the leading cause of death for soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which is a vast military base that is home to the 82nd Airborne, the 18th Airborne Corps, as well as Special Forces Group.
Besides overdoses occurring at Fort Bragg, six students at the United States Military Academy at West Point were sent to hospitals in Florida during their spring break from college this year after they ingested cocaine that was adulterated with fentanyl.
According to the article published in Rolling Stone, “casualty data acquired via the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a total of 109 active and reserve troops assigned to Fort Bragg lost their lives between the years 2020 and 2021.” Only four of the fatalities happened during military actions that took place outside of the country. Everything else happened inside the United States. There were less than 20 deaths attributed to natural causes. A total of 33 deaths were due to overdoses from fentanyl and other illicit drugs.
Four young US Army paratroopers. They might have drank alcohol or smoked weed in the past, but none had any history of hard drug abuse.
All four were dead within a year of being stationed at Fort Bragg — from fentanyl overdoses. pic.twitter.com/omjqPTMm23
— Seth Harp (@sethharpesq) June 1, 2022
In the United States, an alarmingly high number of people are losing their lives as a result of drug overdoses. In the United States, there were over 92,000 fatalities from overdoses in the year 2020, with 56,516 of those deaths resulting from the use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. More than 107,000 people in the United States passed away as a result of drug overdoses in 2021. This figure is the greatest annual death toll ever recorded and represents a 15 percent increase over the previous year’s total.
So where are the drugs coming from? The majority is coming from Mexican cartels which are obtaining chemicals to produce drugs from China.
Chinese chemists for almost 30 years have been working alongside several drug cartels in Mexico. The two major cartels that are receiving assistance from Chinese chemists are the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel New Generation. Their drug operations are so large that they even are operating their own factories, which produce bogus pills as well as lacing cocaine and meth with fentanyl.
The CCP’s attack on Ft Bragghttps://t.co/CiQZUSQxUl
— General Spalding (@robert_spalding) September 7, 2022
The war on drugs is actually a war against China and cartels. Trump previously advocated treating the war on drugs like an actual war and suggested to his then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper that the United States arm should fire missiles into Mexico and destroy all of the cartel’s drug factories. However, Esper along with the Pentagon immediately shot down this idea by Trump and the plan never went through.
As of right now China and the cartels are winning the war on drugs because Democrats are allowing drugs to flood through the Southern border. Not only that though, Democrats have implemented policies that essentially declare it’s okay to do drugs but just do them safely. NYC in particular has created several “injection sites’ which allow drug users to shoot up in a “safe” environment.
The harsh reality is America is losing in the drug war folks and that’s the same as losing to China.
This story syndicated with permission from anthony, Author at Trending Politics
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