If I made a custom-made bug to kill off a segment of mankind - why would I release it in Mexico, where TIME would eventually transmit it across the world (ie. Cancun, Coszomel, et. al.) largely though tourism? First off, the likely carriers will be young, fit, college people on spring break - these kids have great immunity, and a large portion will resist the bug. This bug would then spread from Mexico (and invade other countries indiscriminately).
If I made a bug, I’d release it in a busy US airport hub(O’Hare, Denver, Houston, Salt Lake), where I’d likely get a HUGE and sudden domestic infection rate. The age group in a typical airport consists of young families travelling, businessmen (who are older, and typically not in the prime of their life), the elderly. A good cross-section; each dispersing to infect a very wide area.
The entire goal, is to cripple your target, consume his resources, demoralize and weaken your target. Mexico is a lousy target. They are not densely populated, they have no economic, military or manufacturing backbone to break. Face it, without the US holding that backbone in place, it would break by itself solely due to the corrupton inherent in Mexican politics.
Sorry, I don’t buy it.
“Sorry, I dont buy it.”
Devil’s advocate -
What if that is not the intent?
Suppose the intent is to use this bug to create a public sense of panic? In panic mode, western governments get a good bit more leeway to do whatever they want. I can see considerable benefit to the administration in adding another notch on the panic meter already impacting the US tax sheep.
These people (europeans too) want to literally remake the world economic system, after all.
If I were a conspiracy believer I would say that with Obama wanting to pass nationalized health care, Mexico would be the pefect choice. This is a relatively mild form of the flu, according to Fox news. Mexico would probably have more deaths because of more poor people and less health care. NEWSMAKER. Then it would of course cross into the US. The in the tank MSM would then cover it 24/7, even though there have been 0 deaths, and really very few cases in the US. If any one does die, they will most likely be poor people that can be used as examples of people Obama would have saved, if we only had Nationalized Health Care. Crises created... don’t let it go to waste.
There is one more possibility in favor of releasing it in Mexico rather than in the US directly. If they released it in the US, it may have been identified faster and contained. By releasing it in Mexico, the virus has a chance to spread well before governments react to it. By the time it’s realized that this is a threat, it’s too late.
At least, that’s actually what happened.
Going with a bioweapon theory and playing devil's advocate.
1) Bad health infrastructure. (unlike say ... Canada)
2) Cripple Mexico outright and where to they run to? USA
3) That either cripples the USA with health cases (PC wins) or starts a ground war along the southern USA as the US militarizes the border and shoots plague carriers (non-PC wins)
4) March - April ... tourist season and infected people catch it and return to countries of origin.
5) How many arabs and/or asians are actually going to vacation IN Mexico of all places??
6) Mexico is not exactly known for its wonderful intelligence and investigation capabilities. And it's territorial to a fault if the USA wants to backtrack a possible bioweapon. 7) Easier to infiltrate than USA (this is debateable)
Mexico would make the PERFECT springboard to infect the USA with a bioweapon.