The FBI successfully provided protection for violent drug cartels today by seizing and shutting down the peaceful e-commerce website Silk Road 2.0.
This feat was accomplished because “at least one undercover law enforcement agent” helped start the shop and run it for a year.
Andy Greenberg of Wired reports
A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate
Drugs will always exist in society, so by banning them lawmakers are making the active decision to distribute them through violent gangs. Anonymous dark web commerce like Silk Road solved the problem of violence in the drug trade.
By having at least one agent as a founding contributor to Silk Road 2.0, they engaged in the exact crime they are now charging this 26-year-old techie with. That makes them worse than accomplices.
When they’re not helping form honeypot drug markets, they’re incubating fake terror plots to justify that part of their budget
Unfortunately, prohibition is the justification for much of the FBI’s budget and its reason to exist.