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Citizens Prepare Themselves For War
The Strategy Page ^ | 12/13/2009 | The Stragegy Page

Posted on 12/15/2009 1:41:21 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The government announced that it will begin implementing a new series of social programs in Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua state) that will help the police and army battle narcotics cartels. If it sounds a bit like a classic Counter-insurgency (COIN) “political and social warfare” (where social and economic programs integrate with security operations), well, it is. One of the programs will be directed at impoverished Juarez teenagers. The narcotics gangs throw around money and have bought support in several neighborhoods. Some of the kids eventually “move up” and join the gang. The government intends to attack this “recruitment” process. There will likely be a “clean business” program of some sort, too, since the narcotics cartels have infiltrated many legitimate businesses in Juarez as well as other border cities. Over 2300 murders have been committed in drug war violence in Juarez during 2009. December 10, 2009: Mexican and US government sources have both reported that several private security companies (as least one based in Texas) have begun providing bodyguard and “counter-kidnap” services to Mexicans in Mexico and Americans who work in Mexico. The companies are also providing “security training” services for Mexican personal security personnel. Very wealthy Mexicans have always employed bodyguards, but because of the violence, upper middle-class and middle-class Mexicans fear for their security. Corporations fear for their employees safety. When the Red Brigades and other violent Marxist groups ran roughshod in Italy in the 1970s, the private guard business expanded. Corporations would send personnel to special schools in Italy to learn “threat avoidance” (ie, spotting a potential ambush) and receive training in techniques like “evasive driving.” It looks like that's what is happening in Mexico.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cartels; ciudadjuarez; coin; crime; drugs; mexicancrime; mexico; narcoterror; narcoticscartels; warnextdoor

1 posted on 12/15/2009 1:41:23 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
The murder capital of the world. Right next to the US’s open border.
2 posted on 12/15/2009 3:11:29 AM PST by allmost
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To: sonofstrangelove

On its way to a third world America today.
Than ks obamma lamma you p.o.s.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 3:57:22 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The social program that will yield the best results is to spend lots of money on intelligence and then send in a drone to exterminate the leaders.

The drug war in Mexico can be won by using the anti Al Queda tactics used in Pakistan. It is war and must not be treated as criminal activity


4 posted on 12/15/2009 4:12:33 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Citizens Prepare Themselves For War

I thought this was about the USA.

5 posted on 12/15/2009 4:13:01 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: allmost

Had a friend who was stationed at Ft Bliss (right by El Paso). He told me El Paso was actually one of the safest places to be as the El Paso police really focused on security. In fact, the mayor and police chief of Juarez lived in El Paso.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 4:35:49 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: Caipirabob
I thought this was about the USA.

Well, that too.

7 posted on 12/15/2009 4:53:15 AM PST by The Duke (Socialism is cool until somebody loses their paycheck.)
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To: chargers fan

That seems to be a clear indication that border enforcement can work. Operation Hold the Line started near El Paso in 1993. The city is very safe, relatively, because the crossings are spread out away from the enforcement areas. The border is still, for all intents and purposes, open. The areas where the crossings occur are diverted to other areas. Good for El Paso, not so good for many other places.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 9:43:41 AM PST by allmost
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To: allmost; All

Pickups stolen here used for immigrant smuggling, authorities say
Dozens of trucks taken from Austin parking lots have been recovered in South Texas.

By Tony Plohetski
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Monday, December 14, 2009

[snip]According to Austin police statistics, the theft of Ford trucks in the past two years has outpaced Chevrolets and Dodges, which also remain popular among thieves. This year, the F-250 model has been stolen more than the F-150 or F-350.

Although they are placing more attention on the truck thefts, Austin police said the pickups represent only a fraction of the nearly 1,600 vehicles stolen since April 1.

Honda Civics and Accords continue to be the most popular car among Austin thieves, who strip them and resell their parts, police said.

Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia, chairman of the Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, said he began hearing from other police departments about the increase in thefts of certain trucks, particularly F-250s and F-350s, for human smuggling a couple of years ago.

Those departments were applying for state grants to pay for special operations to combat the thefts, Garcia said.

He said more populated areas probably have been targeted because stolen trucks can be more difficult to spot among thousands of other vehicles. He said that in some cases, thieves can get hundreds of miles away before the trucks are reported stolen.

“It is widely accepted and widely known that these trucks were targeted,” Houston police Lt. Scott Dombrowski said. “If you had a Ford F-250 and it wasn’t locked, they were stealing the heck out of them. And even if they were locked, they were still stealing them.”

According to Houston police statistics for September, the most recent data available, 172 Ford trucks were stolen in that city, about 110 of which were Ford F-250s and F-350s. The department did not have statistics on how many were linked to human smuggling.

In South Texas, law officers started seeing an increase in the number of Ford pickups stolen from other cities and used for smuggling a couple of years ago.

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/12/14/1214trucks.html


9 posted on 12/15/2009 10:51:51 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: bert

The war on drugs is affront to “true” American values. The only way to win is cut off their funding by regulation and taxation. People need to wake up.

“Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President. 18 Dec. 1840


10 posted on 12/15/2009 12:49:55 PM PST by SicOfItAll
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To: sonofstrangelove; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; bert; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


11 posted on 12/15/2009 2:07:59 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Caipirabob
"Citizens Prepare Themselves For War

I thought this was about the USA"

As did I. If they are suddenly "citizens" and they are "preparing for war," why do they continue to flood across our border like refugees? Will they soon be asking us to ship them guns? Irony intended.

12 posted on 12/15/2009 2:39:46 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: Caipirabob
Citizens Prepare Themselves For War

I thought this was about the USA.

It dang sure ought to be.

13 posted on 12/15/2009 7:00:19 PM PST by Pusterfuss (I will give your president the same respect you gave mine.)
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