posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 10:46 AM
Also today, on NPR's "The Diane Rhem Show"...
"Mexican Security and the U.S.
Violence from Mexico's drug wars continues to spin out of control and the FBI now says Mexican cartels pose the biggest organized crime threat to the
United States. A look at U.S.-Mexican cooperation on crimefighting, trade, and immigration, and what may change under the Obama administration."
O.K., so maybe the China mention in the first report had nothing to do with Mexico, even though we, in Texas, have heard rumors for years of border
sightings of Chinese military units engaged in "exercises" with the Mexican army. Well, allright, just rumors.
It's interesting that they're saying the drug cartels could destabilize Mexico to the point of "sudden collapse".
I think what is more likely is an economic collapse and they're just using the drug lords as an excuse for the real reason for concern.
The surprising thing, to me, is that drug cartels have had a lock on Mexico for decades and the country's people are used to poverty, so I would
think that Mexico is somewhat immune to "collapse".
If it did collapse, I could envision an emerging superpower like China wanting to step in and unload a lot of money to enter into a situation with the
drug lords for natural resources. I think China would love a permanent military base in Mexico as a forward base near the USA, just as the USA has
created a forward military base in Iraq, at the back door of both Russia and China.