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Indiscriminate kidnappings. Nearly daily beheadings. Gangs that mock and kill government agents.
This isn't Iraq or Pakistan. It's Mexico, which the U.S. government and a growing number of experts say is becoming one of the world's biggest security risks.
The prospect that America's southern neighbor could melt into lawlessness provides an unexpected challenge to Barack Obama's new government. In its latest report anticipating possible global security risks, the U.S. Joint Forces Command lumps Mexico and Pakistan together as being at risk of a "rapid and sudden collapse."
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
Anyone who has been watching the Western Hemisphere for the last 5-10 years could see this coming. When the PRI was finally voted out, and the new party was voted in with a pledge to bring the drug trade under control, it was obvious that open war would be declared. The government rounded up the ruling drug lords, leaving a power vacum, thus leading to what could almost be called all out war.
This war is spilling over the border, and not just in border towns, but in cities like Houston and Pheonix. (We won't even talk about Yuma, San Diego, or L.A.)
What's the answer? Arm our border guards and the police and sheriff departments on the borders with automatic weapons. As our troops are brought home from Iraq, place them on the border, facing Mexico. Make and offer the the Mexican government to provide assistance in ending this scourge. If they are not willing to accept the offer, then give them an ultimatum. It you don't stop the invasion of the US by drug traffickers and drug lords, then we will, even if it means invading Mexico, with the sole purpose of cleaning out these scumbags. Once we are done, we will come home. If you(the Mexican government) cannot control the Drug Lords, we will be back. And each time we come back, we will advance a little further. If necessary, we will take Mexico city, and continue south.