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Source: Mullen offers Mexico update to Obama
AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/09 | Anne Gearan - ap

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; drugwarconsequences; immigration; mexico; mullen; obama; organizedcrime; refugees; source; thankprohibition; wod

1 posted on 03/07/2009 7:06:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like Obama is preparing to invade Mexico.

I guess they must have something he wants... Maybe oil or cocaine.


2 posted on 03/07/2009 7:09:24 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does this all make me very nervous?


3 posted on 03/07/2009 7:09:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


4 posted on 03/07/2009 7:09:58 PM PST by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek

Obama is thinking, “What kind of tea should I serve after I’m done giving the drug lords head?”


5 posted on 03/07/2009 7:11:22 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If Mullen was honest, he’d say that the drug war is an expensive, 30 year long disaster.


6 posted on 03/07/2009 7:12:15 PM PST by dr_who
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

LOL OK I’m speechless.


7 posted on 03/07/2009 7:13:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Brilliant

The only capacity that the overstretched U.S. military has to do is...build a fence.


8 posted on 03/07/2009 7:13:53 PM PST by max americana
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


9 posted on 03/07/2009 7:14:36 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Brilliant

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..


10 posted on 03/07/2009 7:15:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
On Saturday, the military official said the additional U.S. help could come in the form of U.S. equipment and intelligence-sharing.

I hope this "military official" realized that he may well have been talking with drug-gang infiltrators.

11 posted on 03/07/2009 7:16:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: max americana

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.


12 posted on 03/07/2009 7:16:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I hope this "military official" realized that he may well have been talking with drug-gang infiltrators.

Training them didn't work out so well the last time.
13 posted on 03/07/2009 7:17:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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”.


14 posted on 03/07/2009 7:17:56 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: dr_who
If Mullen was honest, he’d say that the drug war is an expensive, 30 year long disaster.

He may be thinking that, but it would be above his paygrade to say so publicly.

15 posted on 03/07/2009 7:18:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

The only alternative ZERO understands is:
GRAB White Flag and Start Waving Fevereshly!
CUT and RUN Leaving Your Military Behind to Fend for Themselves!


16 posted on 03/07/2009 7:19:59 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Great President George W. Bush)
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To: cripplecreek
Why does this all make me very nervous?

...because your going to hear the words "humanitarian amendment" to allow millions to escape the violence

17 posted on 03/07/2009 7:24:20 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Brilliant

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.


18 posted on 03/07/2009 7:25:37 PM PST by bobjam
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama will mull it over.


19 posted on 03/07/2009 7:28:17 PM PST by Global2010 (Worship the Creator Not the Creature.)
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To: max americana

EXACTLY

Why isn’t that fence “shovel ready”??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90SDkhwnEIo


20 posted on 03/07/2009 7:29:26 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: NormsRevenge

Mexico will collapse by fall after the riots in LA this summer.


21 posted on 03/07/2009 7:29:47 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Doogle

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22 posted on 03/07/2009 7:32:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek

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.


23 posted on 03/07/2009 7:34:29 PM PST by max americana
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To: NormsRevenge

Mexico is so screwed if Obama “helps” them with their drug war like he is “helping” our country’s economic problems.


25 posted on 03/07/2009 7:55:16 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: thereisno

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.


26 posted on 03/07/2009 7:56:40 PM PST by aps
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To: thereisno

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.


27 posted on 03/07/2009 7:57:35 PM PST by max americana
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To: Brilliant

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.


28 posted on 03/07/2009 8:09:18 PM PST by DBrow
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Mexico’s gun laws responsible for violent holocaust?
Austin Gun Rights Examiner | 5 March, 2009 | Howard Nemerov
Posted on 03/06/2009 7:06:06 AM PST by marktwain
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2200651/posts

You and I Can’t Buy the Guns Mexican Cartels Own
Gun News Daily | March 1 2009 | Ralph Weller
Posted on 03/04/2009 10:28:42 AM PST by atomic_dog
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2199138/posts

Mexican Drug Cartels Binge on American Bullets
Pajamas Media | March 6 | Todd Bensman
Posted on 03/06/2009 3:06:23 PM PST by AJKauf
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2201024/posts

Obama, Holder, Mexico, and a Gun Ban
chrisdeweese.com | 3/4/09 | Chris DeWeese
Posted on 03/04/2009 8:17:08 PM PST by Chris DeWeese
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2199571/posts

Sen. Cornyn to Obama: Come see Mexican cartel violence
Dallas Morning News | Mar. 3, 2009 | Jason Trahan
Posted on 03/06/2009 3:05:45 PM PST by AuntB
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2201023/posts


29 posted on 03/07/2009 8:10:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is getting ugly, isn’t it?


30 posted on 03/07/2009 8:30:11 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Oh yeah. Nice of the media to pay a little attention to it finally.


31 posted on 03/07/2009 8:38:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: cripplecreek

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?


32 posted on 03/07/2009 8:42:20 PM PST by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Palladin

))ping((


33 posted on 03/07/2009 8:48:00 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Brilliant

Obama is going to give California to Mexico.
Wait and see.


34 posted on 03/07/2009 8:49:58 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: bobjam

“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.”


35 posted on 03/07/2009 8:59:59 PM PST by frog in a pot (Is there a definition of "domestic enemies" as used in federal oaths, or is that just lip service?)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The illegal immigration issue remains thorny and unsolved. Ultimately, however, it is more symptom than cause: the way to reduce illegal immigration is to make Mexico’s economy grow faster than that of the U.S.

The Council on Foreign Relations Task Force Report spells out such a vision. "


http://www.cfr.org/publication/8173/north_american_community_approach_to_security.html
36 posted on 03/07/2009 11:45:16 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda been HUNTER.)
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To: thereisno
But that would be invading a sovereign country for nothing.
If you're gonna toss crap like that found at your linked post, then be consistent with your spew.
Okay?
37 posted on 03/08/2009 5:52:36 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The obvious answer, as recently stated by AG Eric Holder, is to revive useless gun bans on Americans.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum."

38 posted on 03/08/2009 6:11:44 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: frog in a pot

Reminds me of those devises that foil the GPS guidance of cruise missiles that the KGB gave Hussein. We destroyed them- with cruise missiles.


39 posted on 03/08/2009 7:26:56 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: NormsRevenge

“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?


40 posted on 03/08/2009 8:56:00 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Doogle

“...because your going to hear the words “humanitarian amendment” to allow millions to escape the violence “

Yep.


41 posted on 03/08/2009 8:58:06 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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42 posted on 03/08/2009 4:49:14 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

“Obama is thinking, “What kind of tea should I serve after I’m 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.


43 posted on 03/08/2009 4:52:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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