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Mexico and the US: As Guns Go South, Drugs - and Violence - Go North

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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 03:27 AM
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Mexico and the US: As Guns Go South, Drugs - and Violence - Go North


www.truthout.org

For the Obama White House, pondering how to reshape the Bush administration's war on drugs, the concerns presented by the deepening crisis in Mexico are twofold.

The first was highlighted by the chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, talking about US-Mexican counter-narcotics co-operation. "They want to clearly stop the guns from the United States going south. We want to stop the drugs coming north," he said.

The second concern is about another equally pernicious commodity migrating north: the violence. The announcement last month that 730 people had been arrested across the US following a 21-month investigation into Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel confirms suspicions that the cartels are taking root in the US.

A succession of drug-related incidents has fuelled concerns. In January a man was kidnapped outside his home in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. Initially, his family denied anything was wrong. Later, they admitted he was involved in a drugs deal gone sour and his captors were demanding $150,000 (£106,000) .

Within two days he had been freed with the help of Arizona's recently formed kidnap unit, set up in response to the increase in ransom cases. Last year Phoenix police received 366 kidnap-for-ransom reports, a figure they estimate represents half of the true total.
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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 03:27 AM
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Why is the federal government doing absolutely nothing about this? Is it possible that the collapse of the Mexico govt' is being orchestrated by the elite? I wonder if the federal govt' continues to let this happen I feel we are getting closer and closer to the NAU. What do all you out there think about this never ending cycle of decay?

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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 04:15 AM
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I think that's a bunch of crap.

The Mexican cartels have access to military weapons from their own crooked government. They are outfitted with everything fro submachine guns to truck-mounted fully automatic .50 machine guns.

The idea that they require our so-called 'assault weapons' is laughable. Our 'assault weapons' are nothing more than scary-looking single-shot hunting rifles.

The mexican cartels can import guns far more readily from the South if need be, or they can acquire them from their counterparts in law enforcement and the military in Mexico.



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 08:57 AM
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Mexican Citizens are getting guns for protection.
Protection from the cartels and the police.

You know it is illegal to own a gun in Mexico.



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