Mexican government, economy to collapse

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    U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible - El Paso Times

    EL PASO - Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.

    The command's "Joint Operating Environment (JOE 2008)" report, which contains projections of global threats and potential next wars, puts Pakistan on the same level as Mexico. "In terms of worse-case scenarios for the Joint Force and indeed the world, two large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Pakistan and Mexico. "The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone."

    The U.S. Joint Forces Command, based in Norfolk, Va., is one of the Defense Departments combat commands that includes members of the different military service branches, active and reserves, as well as civilian and contract employees. One of its key roles is to help transform the U.S. military's capabilities.
    In the foreword, Marine Gen. J.N. Mattis, the USJFC commander, said "Predictions about the future are always risky ... Regardless, if we do not try to forecast the future, there is no doubt that we will be caught off guard as we strive to protect this experiment in democracy that we call America."
    The report is one in a serious focusing on Mexico's internal security problems, mostly stemming from drug violence and drug corruption. In recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security and former U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey issued similar alerts about Mexico.
    Despite such reports, El Pasoan Veronica Callaghan, a border business leader, said she keeps running into people in the region who "are in denial about what is happening in Mexico."
    Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon instructed his embassy and consular officials to promote a positive image of Mexico.
    The U.S. military report, which also analyzed economic situations in other countries, also noted that China has increased its influence in places where oil fields are present.

    More stories on the violence in Mexico Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at dvaldez@elpasotimes.com; 546-6140.
     
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    Mexico relies heavily on illegals who come to the USA and send money home. It may be their main source of income. We may have broken their economy by sending a lot of illegals home. I wonder how many we have sent back so far? If it was 12 million illegals last year, I wonder what it is now?

    I feel bad for them but they have hurt the poor and middle class.

    When jobs are plentyful, we may again turn a blind eye to the problem, but right now, they got to go.

    And it would be nice if the government did something so that illegals can never come here and work again. If we need fruit pickers, legally bring them over. But don't just open the gates and let them flood back in ever again. They were doing more than just jobs Americans wouldn't do.

    I think the number went from 2 million to 12 million since Reagan took office. Unacceptable.
     
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    The drug king pins will take over.

    Great
     
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    Someone was talking about the other day how cocaine was sold in the Iran Contra affair back when Reagan was fighting his "war on drugs".

    And now we're in afganistan and probably selling their poppi crops.
     
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    The drug kingpins have been incontrol for decades...why do you think that our drugs laws are still so insane?

    Without drug laws that drug based underground economy that makes people rich on both sides of the border toally collapses.
     
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    The Drug Kingpins are already run most of the place. As for the economy collapsing how will they tell? If it wasn't for the oil money they'd have been a dsisater long ago. As it is inflation barely stays in check. As weak as the dollar has become it is still worth more than 14 pesos.
     
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    Hopefully Obama gets this intel and does something to prevent an attack by terrorist Mexicans.
     
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    Not bloody likely.
     
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    i think its naive to think that the only economy close to collaspe is the Mexican economy.

    We will see alot of governments and economies collapse in the next 4-8 years. And I dont think it's because of Obama cause i think it would happen regardless whose in office.

    People are too corrupt and systems only handle so much corruption before they collapse under their own weight.
     
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    The larger and more intrusive the government the greater the level of corruption within that government and the less likely to find out about it.
     

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