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originally posted by: chelsdh
Joe Rogan Experience episode 1302. guest Ed Calderon
This was an epically great interview with firsthand insight into the cartel problem (he also lightly touches on the immigration problem- much to the pleasure of the right/displeasure of the left).
From his website
For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern-border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.
He sounds American, but he’s Mexican. Born and raised in Tijuana. Very interesting person.
I would have passed this episode up, but my husband urged me to give it a listen. And I’ll urge anyone who wants a “boots on the ground” account of this war to take a listen as well.
JRE 1302 Ed Calderon
originally posted by: Mach2
originally posted by: Macenroe82
Yet their president says they can handle it.
Clearly they cannot handle it.
However, something tells me if the US were to go in the entire op would end up similar to Falluja or Ramadi
What leads you to beleive they want to do anything about it?
The drug trade makes up a substantial part of their economy.