posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 08:17 PM
The only thing that is surprising is that there are not more incidences like this happening more and more along the border between the US and Mexico.
It is not the first time, nor will it be the last time. I live currently on the West Coast, in southern Califronia, and the number of incidences
illegale immigrants and drug runners are steadily on the rise, in the past few weeks there has been at least 3 different reports of them showing up
via the water. There are parts of the country, that borders along Mexico, that a person does not go without an armored vehicle and body armor, as the
incidences of gun shots happening are on the rise.
The inability and refusal of the federal government to do anything is part of the problem. If the Los Zetas are a paramilitary organization and are
following military tactics this is something to be expected. In a war, often an agressive force will do probes into the area, to see how heavily
armed and how much of a resistence there is, before committing the full bulk of their forces to going in and securing the area.
The lack of any news on the national scale, based off of what I have seen coming out of DC and based off of the past history of the current President
is that they are trying to control all information on this subject to try to keep the peace and to prevent a far worse outcome than what is currently
going on. If the US has been invaded by a drug cartel, backed by a military, then the incidences of predjusices against the hispanic community,
combined with the fact they are willing to riot, would be equal to a fire on a powder keg, an explosive situation.
I do not believe they are going to remain there permanently, as in the reports the ranchers got away, using terror as a tactic and to draw attention
away from other parts of the Texas Border. The problem is that the US is bound up by politics, and the laws are designed to protect the accused and
the innocent. But this is not the end of the drug war between the cartels of Mexico and the US, but the beginings of such. As the borders in some
parts of the country are secured and tightened, they will shift tactics and go to other parts of the country to where it is easier to get into the
country, using the laws and rules against the authorities of the US government. The other problem that the federal government is going to find out
about is that the more incidents like this that does happen, the harder it will be to control the news and flow of information.
What must be also considered, is that if the number of these incidences that do finally come out, and how deadly they are, the secondary victims that
will suffer, will not be the illegale immigrants, rather the lawful citizens who are of hispanic origin. Prejudices and racial tensions will raise
and cause violations of rights on both sides.