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THE US Defence Department has estimated Mexico's two most deadly drug cartels have a combined strength of more than 100,000 foot soldiers, an army that rivals Mexico's armed forces and threatens to turn the country into a narco-state.
"It's moving to crisis proportions," a senior Defence official told The Washington Times. The official said the cartels' "foot soldiers" were on a par with Mexico's army of about 130,000.
The disclosure underlined the size of the challenge Mexico and the US faced as they struggled to contain what was increasingly looking like a civil war along theUS-Mexico border, the newspaper report said.
Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
Three words: Pretext for invasion.
I wonder what they'll cook up to justify the taking of Canada...
Originally posted by brohes
There have been a lot of these threads over the past few weeks, and something that I will always address is this.. don't mix the cartels and the general population of Mexico together.. they are two separate groups of people, and in doing so you automatically lose credibility with a lot of the readers here, I for one included.
Originally posted by geo1066
Or we can just keep going south to the production fields and just "police" South America. "Hey World, what do you think of that huh?"