Skip to comments.Mexico attorney general: We don't need U.S. troops to intervene in drug war
Posted on 02/25/2009 9:19:03 AM PST by AuntB
Mexicos attorney general said Tuesday he sees no need for U.S. troops to intervene in his countrys war on drug cartels, nor to gear up for a spillover of violence across the border.
U.S. officials view the violence as a potential national security threat, and last month the Bush administrations homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, said Washington has drawn up contingency plans for a surge of both civilian law enforcement and military assets along the border.
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry demanded a tighter security net from Washington, saying hes asked the Obama administration for more aircraft and a thousand more troops to the border.
I dont care whether theyre military troops, or theyre National Guard troops or whether theyre customs agents, he said during a visit to El Paso with retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. drug czar who warned two months ago that Mexico could soon become a narco state.
Im concerned, Perry said, calling the city across the border from El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, one of the deadliest cities on the North American continent. Darn tootin it concerns us.
The drug violence has cost more than 6,000 lives in the past 13 months, as drug gangs fight for territory and trafficking routes and battle a Mexican army crackdown. Juárez, a city of 1.3 million, has had almost a third of the killings.
Beheadings of rival gang members have grown more common, and police corruption is widespread.
Medina-Mora said Mexicans remain frustrated with the flow of cash and guns from the U.S. drug trade $10 billion a year and thousands of weapons, which are illegal in Mexico. He discussed that topic Monday with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and on Tuesday with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
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These groups easily get into their hands assault rifles and weapons that are coming from the U.S., he said, adding that although Mexico respects the rights of Americans under the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment was never meant to arm foreign criminal groups.
MEXICO'S CITIZENS DESERVE THE 2nd amendment!
If we had a border policy, it wouldn’t be an issue.
The results of the Chamber of Commerce and Mexican pressure groups have allowed this to happen...
No turning back now, unless we revolt and begin deporting them ourselves.
And Mexicans were never meant to easily breech our border to obtain this weapons.
I sure hope we don’t commit any troops para fijación La Problemas De Mexico.
Yes, that's the party line in the States as well. Meanwhile the bad guys are duking it out with RPG's and full-auto AK's. It turns out that nobody dumb enough to repeat that line is smart enough to know the difference, or cares to.
This is what happens when weak US leaders ask instead of tell.
Sorry Hoss, but we'll make that decision. Unfortunately the Zero in charge will decide to surrender.
Let the land owners on our side of the border defend their land and if need be, have the border patrol and National Guard assist them. Perry is a pawn, soon to be replaced by Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Then you better damn well take care of the problem yourselves.
Build a wall, arm those on the wall.
Pretty soon, at the rate things are going, it ain't gonna be your call Senor Attorney General.
So, they were able to hear him above the gunfire and explosions? He must have alltell.
Just mine the border and be done with it.
The Second Amendment was never meant to arm criminals foreign or domestic. Mexico's citizens can not own a weapon to defend themselves, only the Military and law enforcement along with druggies and gangs are armed....where is the logic in that? Arm your civilians Attorney General.
Decide to surrender? Sadly I see that as a first option among many so-called FReepers who are Liberaltarians and who see the WOD as a failure. So the best option (for them) is to legalize drugs and start taxing the dope.
I wish to God Jim Rob would do a bug zapper thread for liberaltarians.
(Remember the great zot thread that drove away the Rudy-tootie supporters?)
Put in a DMZ on the border and mine it. Tell them it is mined and it is their decision whether to cross the DMZ or not.
Legalize it and take the profit out of the black market monopoly the cartels currently enjoy via prohibition. Produce drugs here in the US, tax them distribute like alcohol and put some of the WOD money into treatment and education and give the taxpayer the rest back. Then the violence will subside, demand will go down and we can all be adults who determine what we put into our own bodies and face the consequences while enjoying liberty.
Obama WANTS 100,000 new voters who 80% voted Democratic in 2008, do you think he will do ANYTHING to stop AMNESTY? He wants a permanent Marxist society we all have to live in.
POWER is the Liberal game, not compassion, which they espouse.
“We don’t need US troops to intervene...”
“...because we are making a great profit from this war, and our own troops are running it just like we want them to”!
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