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2018-07-08 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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A routine inspection at a Philadelphia port last week resulted in the confiscation of $1.7 million worth of the dangerous opioid fentanyl, which had been shipped from China, federal authorities said.

So let me see -- we have drugs that are part of an industrial shipment, not some "rogue cartel."

This is explicitly why we should slam the door on China's fingers and toes and tell Xi to go **** a goat.

This isn't the only reason, to be sure.  Slave labor is another good one, and there Xi is all for it along with stealing anything that's not nailed down, as I've posted out both repeatedly and recently.

The fentanyl that's not coming over in barrels allegedly full of iron oxide is being shipped into Mexico as precursors, manufactured there and then run over yet another so-called "free trade" border.

Of course there's plenty of "outrage" there too....so long as it doesn't impact GM, just as with China there's plenty of outrage so long as it doesn't impact Apple.

Meh.

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I suspect that the Chinese have very long memories. And since the first American flagged ship to go to China was carrying a cargo of Turkish opium, they are just returning the favor to us.

One of my now deceased friends was stationed in South Korea at the end of World War Two. He was a member of a commando team that killed an American turncoat in North Korea, in an opium den. He told me that every vice he had ever heard of was going on in that place, and when they killed their target with their .45s, nobody there took much notice.

What goes around, comes around.
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Anything that weakens the US, strengthens china. This, I'm pretty sure, is true in EVERYTHING, not just this one subject (drugs.)

If you keep that in mind, MANY MORE things make sense.

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