Skip to comments.Source: Mullen offers Mexico update to Obama
Posted on 03/07/2009 7:06:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was briefed Saturday by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen about the drug wars in Mexico and wanted to know how the United States can help.
"Clearly one of the things the president was interested in was the U.S military capability that may or may not apply to our cooperation with the Mexicans," said a U.S. military official who requested anonymity because the discussions were private. "He was very interested in what kind of military capabilities may be applied."
Mullen briefed Obama Saturday morning about discussions with Mexican military leaders about the drug wars there.
Mullen, who was in Mexico on Friday, has referred to the recent spike in violence as a crisis. Mullen has said Mexico could borrow from U.S. tactics in the fight against terrorism as it battles a crisis of drug-related violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Looks like Obama is preparing to invade Mexico.
I guess they must have something he wants... Maybe oil or cocaine.
Why does this all make me very nervous?
I bet the answer is to disarm Americans to save Mexico, as Rahm hinted at a few days ago.
That willleve a clear field for La Raza.
OK, now I’ll read the article.
Obama is thinking, “What kind of tea should I serve after I’m done giving the drug lords head?”
If Mullen was honest, he’d say that the drug war is an expensive, 30 year long disaster.
LOL OK I’m speechless.
The only capacity that the overstretched U.S. military has to do is...build a fence.
im guessing that the govt official who leaked this conversation to the press is a political appointee with implicit permission to do so. i find it hard to believe that a DOD official would leak this conversation while the situation (from a US response perspective) is in its infancy.
Well, Good for him. He has a number of Generals he can pick from to lead the charge... like Weasley Clarke and Colin Powell.. neither is a Pershing unfortunately..
I hope this "military official" realized that he may well have been talking with drug-gang infiltrators.
Well build a fence and guard it but that would still be a hell of a lot cheaper than continuing to fight this drug war.
I don’t think he even took Gov. Perry’s (Texas) invitation to tour the border area first hand and be briefed on the situation. How can he know what to do? Answer: He doesn’t have a clue, the most dangerous kind of “president”.
He may be thinking that, but it would be above his paygrade to say so publicly.
The only alternative ZERO understands is:
GRAB White Flag and Start Waving Fevereshly!
CUT and RUN Leaving Your Military Behind to Fend for Themselves!
...because your going to hear the words "humanitarian amendment" to allow millions to escape the violence
Obama can’t afford to screw this up; he and his advisors should know that. We cannot rule out unilateral military action to defend and our nation. Thanks to the Bush Administration, our military forces now have the kind of battle field experience to handle whatever these tinhorn drug lords can muster.
Ten bucks says al-qaeada is involved and has been so for some time.
Obama will mull it over.
Why isn’t that fence “shovel ready”??
Mexico will collapse by fall after the riots in LA this summer.
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Amen! Heck, the National Guard can do their jobs by just standing on the other side of the fence while the leechers..er, I mean mexicans can fight THEIR drug war.
Mexico is so screwed if Obama “helps” them with their drug war like he is “helping” our country’s economic problems.
I agree with you. If we setup a safe zone for those Mexicans within that buffer zone, we will do more to help stabilize it for the honest Mexicans who want a better life IN their own country.
Bad things are coming.
No invasion needed. We don’t need anything there except tequila. We have bigger fish to fry like Venezuela, China, Russia etc.
Just booby trap the border with motion detector-connected machine guns and landmines on the border and we’re set. No manpower needed.
Somehow I think Mexico would come out ahead in the long run if it was Obama doing the invading. Like if we take Baja N and S, and most of Northern Mexico, then gave everyone there health care and Alternative Tax payouts.
Plus the disarmament issue I mentioned previously.
Mexico is a socialist state, that’s why you can’t grow strawberries in Mexico, but yo can in California with Mexican labor.
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This is getting ugly, isn’t it?
Oh yeah. Nice of the media to pay a little attention to it finally.
Why does this all make me very nervous?
I wonder. Is he looking for his *crisis* as his poll numbers and the stock market drop daily?
Obama is going to give California to Mexico.
Wait and see.
“Ten bucks says al-qaeada is involved and has been so for some time.”
They are not the only players:
“Reforma reported that for at least the last ten years the Russian mafia was supplying Mexican drug traffickers with radars, automatic weapons, grenade launchers, and small submersibles in exchange for cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin. It cited a 1996 sting operation in which undercover DEA agents posing as Russian mafia members sold Carillo Fuentes operatives 300 AK-47s and ammunition in Costa Rica.”
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum."
Reminds me of those devises that foil the GPS guidance of cruise missiles that the KGB gave Hussein. We destroyed them- with cruise missiles.
“Mullen has said Mexico could borrow from U.S. tactics in the fight against terrorism “
What tactic....leaving your borders undefended to let any and all terrorists in that have the desire?
“...because your going to hear the words “humanitarian amendment” to allow millions to escape the violence “
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“Obama is thinking, What kind of tea should I serve after Im done giving the drug lords head?”
The secret service agent reading this thread just blew coffee through his nose. You’ll probably get a visit just so he can hand you the dry cleaning bill.