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Mexican and U.S. authorities were “secretly scrambling” last month to thwart an alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a Texas dam and unleash billions of gallons of water along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Mexico's Zeta cartel planned the attack to get back at its rival, the Gulf cartel, which controls smuggling routes from the Falcon Dam to the Gulf of Mexico, Sigifredo Gonzalez, sheriff of Texas' Zapata County, told the Chronicle.
But though the Gulf Ca
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Originally posted by Target Earth
reply to post by Violater1
It just never stops amazing me how incompetent Obama and his cronies are. For somebody that is so smart, he sure has no clue on how to be a president. he acts more like a Pharaoh. everyday I get more angry, and everyday the Liberals get more stupid.
keep bowing to Ramsesses, while the country goes down the toilet.
It may have been derailed by a stepped-up presence by the Mexican military, which was acting in part on intelligence from the U.S. government, sources said.
Officers interviewed by the Chronicle gave the warning varying degrees of credibility.
A Mexican military spokesman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he had not heard of any threat to the Falcon Dam and expressed doubt that the Zetas would try such an attack.
With handbills and bullhorns, members of the Zeta cartel are said to have warned the civilian population on the Mexican side of the river near the dam to get out of the area, according to residents and intelligence information from law enforcement officials.
Capt. Francisco Garcia, of the Roma (Texas) Police Department, said there was no way to know what the traffickers were capable of doing, but bringing down the dam would require nearly a tractor-trailer full of dynamite.
“As far as blowing it up — making it fall apart completely — it would have to be something like 9/11,” he said. “By the time they'd start to do something, there will be so much law enforcement there it'd be ridiculous.”
Originally posted by djzombie
If you want to stop border drug violence, there is a relatively simple solution.
Remove their power. Drug gangs power come from being the only source of said drugs. If we had reasonable drug policies and some actual research(ie. not agenda driven) was done on the effects of various drugs on humans, then this would be a non issue.
If we would simply end the drug war, end prohibition, drug cartels would be a thing of the past because it would no longer be a lucrative business transporting what is usually inferior product over the border. The risk would far outweigh the benefits.
The reason these drug cartels make so much money and as a result have so much power, is directly related to our prohibition of those substances.
The Texas Department of Public Safety sent a bulletin to area agencies that clearly stated intelligence about the possible threat was unconfirmed by other sources, authorities said.
The response is just one in a series of recent hazards investigated by U.S. authorities based on intelligence that later proved to be false.
U.S. federal authorities later determined that the dynamite seizure referenced in the bulletin never took place. They have since concluded that there was never a serious threat to the dam.