Skip to comments.Lugar: Mexican drug lords 'most immediate' threat to U.S. security
Posted on 09/26/2010 2:06:53 PM PDT by AuntB
The Senate's top Republican on foreign policy said this weekend that drug traffickers operating on the Mexican border pose a more immediate national security threat than domestic terrorists.
Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.), senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on the White House to intensify efforts to help Mexico fight drug lords at the border, where escalating violence has killed tens of thousands of people in the past few years.
"Transnational drug trafficking organizations operating from Mexico represent the most immediate national security threat faced by the United States in the Western Hemisphere," Lugar said in remarks prepared for an Indiana-based training for Mexican prosecutors Sunday, Reuters reports.
"The United States should undertake a broad review of further steps the U.S. military and the intelligence community could take to help combat the Mexican cartels in association with the Mexican government."
The Indiana Republican is suggesting the U.S. military and intelligence communities provide Mexico with more surveillance help, to combat the flow of drugs, money and weapons across the 1,969 mile border....
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“Every Mexican living is a threat to this nations security. As the situation in Mexico worsens at some point every Mexican in the place will be running north.”
Over 200,000 People Leave Mexican Border City Due to Violence
This could not be accomplished with a lot of official help. Without question----that would be the Mexican government and its strong-armed military who protect the cartels' passage over the border.
We need to see the emails, phone records and textings of the Ohaha admin, La Raza, amnesty pushers in Congress (Cutierrez and Guiljara among several), etc, to determine the scope and dimension of collusion with the Mexican government to pull off this ntl security threat.
NOTE WELL Many Mexican illegals are using the asylum scam----claiming drug violence forced them to flee over the border----to get on the US gravy train.
THE ASYLUM RIPOFF UP CLOSE A Social Security category provides outrageous government financial aid to "refugees" claiming "persecution." These phonies never paid a dime into the SS system; yet, they can collect seven years straight...... and can get extended payments if they are politically well-connected. The SS checks can amount to $1000 a month, and more.
THE PROBLEM Drug lords are huge campaign donors to the Democrat party.
I am pretty sure that the flow of drugs would slow down a lot.
Also any mexican drug growing operation discovered within the USA, especially within the national parks, will result in a fully publicized execution of ALL perps caught. NO TRIAL, NO APPEALS.
Make the punishment so harsh it will make those thinking about doing so think twice or thrice...
I nominate you for Secty of DHS!
My neck of the woods...
Hunters cautioned about Mexican Drug Cartel
September 25, 2010 7:44 AM
Katie Conner / KTVL.com
Local and Federal law enforcement and Oregon Hunters Association are warning hunters about the marijuana growth sites in the forest operated by Mexican Drug Cartels.
A joint press conference was held Friday with the various agencies, to provide safety tips for the public.
The cartel is like a drug warehouse and they will anything they can do to make money, said Sheriff Winters.
Winters says the best way to stay safe is to know your surroundings, noticing if anything seems unusual. For example, trimmed or manicured trees, walls of cut brush, canopies handing in the trees, are all signs. Also, pvc pipes coming out of streams is also an indication you are in a growth site. The growers most likely use the pipes for irrigation for the pot plants. Manually widened game trails, garbage piles are also signs and you should leave the area immediately.
Within the past two weeks, two archer hunters have been confronted by suspected pot growers who were armed. If you are confronted by a suspected grower, just walk away. Winters says they typically do not want to hurt you, instead scare you off.
We have serious problem out there. You hear people say oh theyre just poor farmers or just marijuana growers, said Sheriff Winters. This drug is the number one cartel drug eight million dollars a year to the cartel.
According to Winters, law enforcement has uprooted 125,000 marijuana plants in 30 different gardens. Each plant is worth $5,000.
Its a big business for them down there and theyll do anything, said Winters.
People who see anything unusual or suspicious in the forest are being asked to call local police.
No kidding. I'm from Indiana. I swear I thought he was a demoRAT.
And I bet Lugar never heard about Islam, either.
Lugar....one of obama’s biggest a@@ kissers from day one.
What I’m saying is when Mexico’s eventual collapse happens we can expect a massive wave of Mexicans fleeing here.
And it will only continue and get worse until, if ever Mexico becomes a society based on the respect of and the rule of law. But since that isn’t likely to ever happen as I said it’s only going to get worse. I sure hope I’m not around in twenty years or so to see what happened to this great country.
Hmm, why go to all that trouble? Just legalize all drugs.
Senator is in error. America’s greatest enemy resides in the White House
Yes... I understand and agree (missed your point). I just would place the blame on the failing Mexican government though. Really can’t condemn those trying to get away from the collapse.
“Can’t really condemn those trying to get away from the collapse’’. Sure I can, they’re part of the reason for the collapse. If Mexicans spent half the energy to fix their country as they do breaking into ours think what they could do. Deagle, I’ll tell you plain.: I’m sick to f’ing death of Mexico and it’s people thinking they got a God-given mandate to barge in here and me, you and every other tax-paying, law-abiding American is just supposed to shut up, roll over and get used to it. I’m f’ing sick of it. I’m sick of my taxes going up every year because Mexicans can’t make their country work.
Or we could just legalize pot and undersell them, taking away both their market and their income. (Not sure I want to legalize coke, though.)
Okay...not really sure I can disagree with you... Nicely said even though it did require a bit of enthusiasm.
Drug lords....Democrats....what’s the difference?
Amen. Wasn’t Mexico allowed to join a lawsuit opposing Arizona’s immigration enforcement law? And another country, I think Ecuador? Un-freaking-believable. They can sue an American state to prevent them from enforcing American law.
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