I'm not sure if there are other countries that have such problems with gangs as the Central American, Mexican and some South American countries, I
would suspect there may be some in SE Asia and maybe Africa but they don't seem to directly effect issues in the US like those in our hemisphere. I
also include in this list cartel's that sell/smuggle drugs, people, etc.
IIRC when England outlawed slavery they allowed their navy to attack, board, capture other ships involved in the slave trade and possibly execute the
captains (& senior officers??) of the vessel. IDK if this is sensationalized Hollywood story line, but I think this is historical fact.
I don't see why the US couldn't do something similar with these gangs and cartels that are either undermining their official governments or taking
hostile actions towards the US (sending drugs, gangsters, etc to the US).
I'm not sure if groups like ISIS, Al-queda, boko-harem, etc fall into this category but they operate very similarly to gangs.
Whether the military is the best option for dealing with these issues remains to be seen. This seems like the exact reason that the CIA was formed -
for dealing with issues such as this but I think i would be more comfortable with the military handling the "action" with information gathered by the
When I talk about military action I'm not talking about sending an armada/fleet of ships and an entire invasion force of 10's thousands, but something
much smaller somewhat like a peace keeping mission that the UN does. I know a lot of people will complain that it isn't our business and we need to
stay out of it, but this latest caravan shows that these countries can't even control their LAWFUL citizens much less their outlaws. Their citizens
can't even go through the lawful process of applying for citizenship and they break the laws expecting other countries to bow down for them (and if
they don't we are called racist and other buzz words).
So if the problem has gotten so bad that people are leaving by the 1,000's then that seems to show that the government has failed. It is a failed
state. That is good reason to send in military to help maintain peace and uproot out the gangs. If the people of that country complain, then tell
them to keep their citizens in their country and stop sending them north as we have our own problems to deal with.
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