In the news:

July 25, 2023 The Spokesman-Review

Senator holds fentanyl roundtable as WA becomes overdose epicenter

“…the state had the biggest increase in the nation — more than 21% — in fatal overdoses reported between February 2022 and February 2023.”

“One big reason, explained Robert Hammer, a Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge of the Pacific Northwest region, is that fentanyl is extraordinarily cheap in Washington. The powerful synthetic opioid sells for as little as 80 cents a pill, about 50 cents cheaper than in California.”

US Dept. of Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

“Compounding the problem, Hammer said, is Washington’s position on the Interstate 5 corridor and its ability to serve as a stop-off point on the way to smuggle drugs into Vancouver, B.C.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for doing time/risking your ass in Iraq and Afghanistan, working to keep a post 911 USA safe & secure.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger reduced access to cartel product anywhere in the US?

Has there been enough time for newspeople to ask questions?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

Both major parties and the press appear to be OK with undeclared/unwon wars.

What a Scam

Cartels react to General Milley by moving more product into the US:

MAY 10, 2023 CBS News

“The Sinoloa cartel is responsible for a significant portion of illicit fentanyl trafficked into the United States, and has operated since the 1980s. The organization increased its power and influence in the early 2000s, and has since become one of the largest drug trafficking operations in Mexico, OFAC said. The cartel also traffics heroin and methamphetamine in multi-ton quantities, the agency said.”


Newspeople and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell avoid the following questions:

Does local CBP in WA provide an advantage in keeping cartel product away from the Puget Sound area?

Unlike many cities of its size, Port Angeles maintains a significant Homeland Security/CBP/Border Patrol presence.

Newspeople have a long history of not asking questions in this area.

New Port Angeles USBP Station opened more than a decade ago. Has the new station been able to reduce access to illegal drugs on the Olympic Peninsula?

Newspeople remain silent.

If you run a government operation-these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:


Have opioid lawsuits played any role in improving the situation?

How do cartels react to opioid lawsuits?

Has a $51.6 billion (every 12 months) US Dept. of Homeland Security created any shortage of opioids in the Puget Sound area?

Are newspeople forbidden to ask questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance?


Port Angeles Border Patrol – Newspeople Remain Silent

More here:

Port Angeles Drug War – Fentanyl

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin


Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles


Cutter Active Returns to Heroin Epidemic After Successful Narcotics Patrol

Press Release Style of News Reporting

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On







Photo at top of page:

Symbol of an American press that avoids asking questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance.

JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society: