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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
a reply to: MikeA
Ouch, sorry to hear that. Yes, it's not all good people looking for a better life for their children. Because it keeps their jails free and saves them money there is an incentive (like many in the current caravan) to dump their convicts in the US usually hooking up with whatever gang and "working" for a living (like the folks who borrowed your tools).
The cartels are very bad business, worse than any gangs we have had to deal with and they grow stronger every month. The meth and heroin trade is a big part of what they do. They use the money laundered through legitimate businesses (why everyone has an uncle with a store or restaurant) and just keep expanding in the legal and illegal markets. No other demographic except the Chinese in the Vancouver area act in such solidarity. They run gangs and ethnic populations like corporations. Remember the Hmong gang in the movie Gran Torino? Yeah, they run # that way.
If we are looking for the next war it's with those cartels.
Look no further than the border. The # is going to fly.
it's only a matter of time before we send spec ops in to take them out.