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To see Turkey... and to die? Dangerous alcohol

Almost all mass media reported the scandalous accident in Turkey which led to tragic consequences - the group of tourists got poisoned with counterfeit whisky which part in lethal doses methyl alcohol was.

Several people, to a deep regret, did not manage to be rescued...

Of course, measures are taken... The owner of the pleasure craft on which there was a misfortune is arrested. Of course, investigation as it became already clear, came to a standstill because the firm - producer and the distributor of counterfeit whisky does not exist...

And nobody knows where still there can be similar incidents therefore general control is undertaken.

Mythical firms and real victims...

However you should not perceive this fact as the action directed against the Russian tourists. When the question costs about the income in thousands and millions of dollars, such concepts as religion, a nationality and racial accessory recede into the background...

Speak, the death equals all. But also the easy mad income equals all in the opinion of dealers in death too - all the same from where flow to them their riches and what tragedies stand them behind it...

In 2005 more than one hundred Turkish citizens suffered from counterfeit raka, thirty cases - with death... And then the wave - control, investigation swept too. Special covers which, appear, cannot be forged were ordered abroad... Alas!

Nobody at the moment can tell with confidence - the real or counterfeit offered it drink...

Of course, all have a very famous question “Who is guilty?!“ Here only answer... Owner of the vessel? Of course! Producers and distributors? Certainly! Consumers (as, I will dare to remind, behind our contingent of tourists ill fame concerning norm and time of consumption of alcoholic drinks was approved)? About it are silent so far, but one of these days lawyers will expose this version... And all? There are no guilty any more?

What suggests an idea of need of counterfeit cigarettes, counterfeit alcoholic drinks, counterfeit gasoline, counterfeit honey and milk, counterfeit drugs? What conditions give an impetus for revelry of the imagination of black businessmen?

Allow to bring to your attention one fact from history of Turkey though the similar facts can be found pretty often and in our country, for this purpose it is not even necessary to go deep into history too...

So, there is a little history … Having rummaged in ancient documents, it is possible to find the certificate to what, despite bans, in Turkey was drunk from time immemorial. But it is illegal - houses and in secretly organized toucans. And quality of alcohol also then left much to be desired what says the name “bogma of a raka“ of that time about that is translated as “a stranglehold - raka“.

Gradually this golden goose, recognized legal, the alcohol entered the market, and according to demand also the prices rushed up … Isn`t that so, it reminds something to us?!

But also this episode is very familiar too, in response to price increase the consumer found the way out - blue alcohol! I still found this liquid - it was sold in kerosene benches and it was called “technical alcohol“. I do not know degrees, but when once for the lack of nothing more suitable this alcohol for the cleaner disinfected hand wound, next day on that place skin completely of an oblezl, on the place of a wound burn was got!

And so, in 1946 the government (I will not load your memory also names!) with the purpose to lower and prevent mortality from blue alcohol, reduced the prices of raka?

Hm … If to track with what frequency and speed these prices rise today, then necessarily you will think of what degree reached (or fell!) care about health of the nation at current leaders!.