reply to post by slavenomore
I have to agree, we need sources. I also know no one in their right mind wants a picture with their name on it, smiling next to an arms stash.
Mexico's problem for itself and the US, is you have an situation that is I believe unique in the world today. If not unique in the world, and I think
it is, certainly the one that has the most devastating effect on our border security. Now I'm as big a capitalist as they come, but Mexico is not a
republic with a capitalist economy. No. Mexico is a laboratory example of a feudal society existing in the early 21st century. Oh just because it has
the trappings of "the present"like credit, and debit cards internet, cell phones, does not mean the same rules apply economically or much more
important politically and legally.
Some basics. Mexico has two basic populations, each with it's own income. The first is the ultra-ultra rich on crank, and steroids. The drug
reference is not a "drug reference" but a metaphor for a very small number of the population who make more money then they have to "put places".
The rest of the people are everyone else. Of course not all Mexico's uber rich got there illegally. And I'm not going to criticize banking
practices, but at least in the USA when a trillion dollars and counting went out the door and never came home, enough people acted decently and
displayed genuine surprise. Currently Mexico even has a media magnet who passed Bill Gates in having all the money in the world. There's the illusion
we have some, but actually I think we might just use some of theirs, and give it back now and then. Kind of like using your dad's credit card to buy
gas as a teenager. The current reality in Mexico at the moment in many areas is what in diplomatic speak is called "in flux".Being "in flux",
means your guessing and usually wrong.
The least information I have is an intelligence estimate. Back in the 1960's early 70's up to J.E.Hoovers death he ran what I think was the largest
FBI operation outside the US in Mexico.. And when he wasn't wearing a pink flu flu and matching heels on the weekend, and if we overlook he was a
raging bigot, and tried to get Martin L. King to kill himself, he wasn't a bad director. Yes, lots of issues. One of the things I am pretty sure were
very concerned about is the status of the Federal Police, and any associated Mexican intelligence agency. But on issues where information is
available, concerns about the economy, and regardless where those weapons are when photographed, I believe that level of firepower is available. The
problem in any true feudal society is the "locus" of power, is I wish I could say negotiable, but goes to the perceived strongest. A legal system,
politics, even something like paying a utility bill, or child's tuition is a fiction manipulated by power. American's are at special risk for
kidnapping. I don't have any ill will against Mexicans, I just don't want the chaos.
And because of this we must get our border under our control. Let me leave you with a strictly hypothetical question I thought of years ago. Could a
former US President have reach a secret agreement with a former Mexican president, to allow a certain number to cross the border to relieve economic
pressure on Mexico to (perhaps) as stated prevent an all out Mexican civil war, and the human refugee fallout? The sensors can almost tell you your
favorite color as you approach area 51, so don't tell me we can't monitor our border. This REEKS of politics, not technical issues.