posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:55 AM
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
reply to post by Erongaricuaro
I can't believe you swallow that propaganda. This has been going on now for how many years.. over 30 that I know of and I'm only 45. If this worked we
would see the situation get better by now, not worse. Why don't you ask the victims of the border states to see if they think it's working. Or heck
even Arizona and New Mexico.
Not sure what you refer to, the Drug War, gun running, border conflicts with US and Mexico, or what? My belief is that the Drug War is behind most of
the problems today. And no, it is not working, at least not for the average citizen. But the business is booming and the Drug War is creating the
instability desired by the people promoting it. The peak of the violence has been felt over the past six years, mostly here but on both sides of the
border and your tax dollars fund it, and quite generously it would appear - our new president apparently doesn't want to lose that little gift your
country provides, so we do it your way. Is it not money well spent? I believe there is a larger agenda going on that most of us are not privvy to.
of course " a musket" was only an example of an antique gun. I don't know what gun he had but it matters not - these cartel freaks would not be
threatened by ANY antique gun.. short of a gatlin gun.
Musket or gatling gun, you are not sure. A Thompson sub-machine gun perhaps? What qualifies a gun as an "antique"? Did he smuggle the gun into Mexico
to sell to a collector here, or what? Maybe Mexico should suspend their arms ban because he had noble intentions?? Or perhaps he should have cleared
it with the ATF in hopes it could turn up at a crime scene and can be traced? Or maybe we should overlook Mexico's arms ban if the guns are not
threatening anyone. Shame on Mexico for picking on that poor, innocent Marine. He was a hostage here, not a criminal. Is that it?
Read your news clip with new eyes. They will accept U.S. Money willingly for this ongoing charade when there is no real teeth in it.. as sited
by your own article. I believe you do understand because you say, " It matters nada to them who gets hurt by it as long as the money flows in this
most lucrative unregulated and undocumented scam. " so.. how else do you propose to solve the problem? You seem to think controlling this crime is
better than eliminating it? That's absurd. Crime is still crime. Even if done by the CIA or the Cartels. It has to stop for there to be any
There are teeth in it, they are just not biting the right people. There must be drug prohibition for it to be profitable, otherwise how much money
would a poppy field make? How much money, or crime, would be involved if cannabis were grown in someone's garden without a prohibition? The people
making the profits have every reason to promote the Drug War, the rest just buy into it for the altruistic gobbledy-goop that "drugs are bad" so
therefore the war is good. I would rather do away with the crime and let the chips fall as they may but I have no stake in the struggle except having
to live in a society compromised by it.
I have some hope after seeing the media pick up on what President Peña Nieto's advisors are tellng them, and that Enrique sees the bigger picture
along with the damage all this is doing. While he seems willing to take the money you offer to continue this charade I expect he is not going to
tolerate the kind of Fast and Furious gun-running and other Keystone antics that have plagued this past half-decade or more. We may even see a shift
of priorities toward stomping down the truly dangerous substances and going along with what the people and some of the states have now determined is
acceptable. Three weeks in office now and things look brighter. Your Marine has been released now and justice may take place. Do me a favor and hold
your nukes a few more months and see if cooler heads don't prevail, OK?
Let me put this another way.. If you were the U.S. President - How would YOU handle the Mexican cartels and the corruption and influence they
have in the Mexican government?
Like the US has any power over its own drug-running cartel. Kennedy already tried that.
It might do well to stop supporting their operations. Quit feeding the monster.
edit on 22-12-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)