War in Mexico: Criminal Syndicate State?

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    The first article is recent, the second article goes further back.

    If more people are dying in Mexico than in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there are two hundred-thousand-strong armies fighting for power (100k+ vs 190k), why do we ignore the war going on below our southern border?

    Does the US Government seriously believe that a Mexico ruled by drug cartels will not deleteriously affect the United States? Why is nobody talking about this increasingly dangerous situation?

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    It's a very good question. I wish I had a really good answer.
     
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    Answer A: Cheap Labor

    Answer B: Job Security of those in "enforcement" and the jail industry

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    Now, here's a silly little notion I had years ago....we spend all the money and military we have overseas in really CLOSING down the border with Mexico. Shut it down completely. And then, let it be known that the reason we are doing so is because of the threat of ME terrorism......but.....if somehow or another, that threat were to disappear, the borders would loosen up again. Let the Cartels know that if they were to "solve" our problem in their own special way, the borders wouldn't be so locked down........


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    So you're willing to work with the drug lords?

    How about we secure our borders and keep them secure and while we're at it why don't we enforce our federal immigration policies and prosecute those that hire illegals and those that harbor them. That includes cutting off all federal money to sanctuary cities. I go to Mexico at least twice a month, I see first hand the carnage that takes place. The most dangerous job along the border is a cameraman or photographer, for some reason those folks don't like their picture taken. And it's not just the drug runners, it's also the federales that cause mayhem too.
     
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    What would any DECENT, Law-abiding American want to go to that shit-hole for? What kind of regular business would they even have there?

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    Almost every single drug enforcement Mexican official we trained for years left and went to work for the drug cartels.
    Just yesterday in Juarez another man was found in a 50 gallon drum burned to a crisp with handcuffs on. The lucky ones just get decapitated.
    Prohibit a bottle of Jack Daniels or a pack of Marlboros and we would have the same thing going on here.
    We are the largest drug dealers in the world. RJ Reynolds and all other drug producers of tobacco here look the other way as huge tobacco cartels sell that drug illegally in many other countries. We allow large ships to smuggle tax free those cigs illegally into many overseas countries.
    Same thing.
    War on Drugs is a JOKE.
     
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    I live about 200 miles north of Nogales, in a small town in the mountains. The mexican cartels have a presence here, even in this small town. They catch large shipments going through here on a fairly regular basis. Last summer, somebody was killed and cut into pieces and the pieces scattered around the national forest.
    We have a local militia here that has really gotten larger in the past 4 years, mostly for this reason.

    Listen folks, put aside the political bullshit and at least recognize that on this, Sherriff Joe Arpio is absolutely correct. We should fire janet the 'isolated incident' idiot, and replace her with Joe.
     
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    Work with them? No.

    Use them? Yes.
     
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    Some folks must have riden the short bus to school.
    End prohbition and the drug cartels END over night.
    What cartel is selling liquor and tobaco illegally in America and killing to do so?
     

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