Skip to comments.Perry open to sending US troops to Mexico
Posted on 10/01/2011 9:59:16 PM PDT by South40
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Saturday that he is open to sending American troops to Mexico to help battle drug cartels.
Mexico's government, however, has been opposed to foreign forces in its territory.
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Well, Obama already sent the weapons...
Does he want to invade a sovereign nation?
lol! Good one.
Mexico needs an enema. If you think the number of people crossing our border is bad now, it’s only going to get worse until that cesspool of a country is cleaned up, and the Mexicans aren’t going to do it themselves.
So I should vote for Palin since she is in and doing so well in the polls. Swell.
Messico is a cesspool. But it's not the job of the American military to clean it up.
Perry is insane.
I wasn't aware Palin was running.
It's Mexico. We've sent bi-planes, the army, arty, and Civil War rations down there before. About 100 years ago.
Maybe it's time again. (without the wormy Civil War rations)
And if a sovereign nation doesn't control their people, like Pancho Villa.... we need to put that stuff down.
This isn't the first time. There is precedent.
Just because they beat France once, doesn't mean we're at risk. We just need to shut things down, down there. Kill some trouble makers.
Yes, I believe he is. Maybe that's what so many find appealing about him. It's certainly not because he is a conservative.
Either we place troops to secure our own border or we invade Mexico to make it ours. Anything else is poltics piad for with the blood of our warriors.
Now that’s straight thinking.
ROFL good one!
Vote Santorum. He is going to do it. I just feel it.
Sending U.S. military forces into Mexico would be an essential act of war. The government of Mexico would never agree to it.
The United States military will not operate in Mexico short of a full-on invasion. There’s no other way. And, at some point , that may be the only option left but be ready to assume the nation of Mexico in the process.
This is Perry trying to assuage the friction of his “heartless” statement in the debate. That is all. No seriousness or genuine forethought to it.
American forces have crossed our southern border before. But if Mexico does not want our help in trying to solve its rampant crime problem we have no right to force it upon them.
My understanding is only if they request it.
Special Forces could get the Colombian Mafias on the run in Mexico, they have nowhere to go and could be cornered.
The CIA has a full picture of who is who and the network of the narco terrorists in every Mexican State.
Because the Mexican Federal Government can only govern effectively Mexico City (24 million people), US Special Forces could be especially effective in all other states where the narcos control.
The narcos control the political strings in the states outside Mexico City, they have bought the politicians there or have neutered them through a series of murders and other terrorist acts.
So most enforcement actions by local law enforcement is minimal because the Chiefs of Police are neutered or paid off by the narcos. The Mexican federal government has sent their own special forces from Mexico City to other states to fight narcos with some success but the action falls far short of victory.
It is said that Mexico City is off limits to the narcos because that is where the heads of the narco families live, where their children go to school.
But US Special Forces equipped with real time CIA intelligence could exterminate the upper ranks of all the narco families in a matter of weeks.
The problem is the Mexican political establishment is not ready to permit US Special Forces to operate inside their jurisdiction unless it is so secret that no one would know they were ever there.
Actually, Gov. Goodhair isn't very 'eccentric'. And we do like eccentric down here for our politicians. Ref Kinky Freedman. Now that man is my kind of crazy.
Except he's a leftist.
Nope... We do need to use the US Army again, with mules and horses and planes and arty and missles to run right back down to Mexico City and put a stop to the bull-crap.
I'm not calling for nukes, but 155s would be appropriate.
We're being invaded. People are being killed. We're a nation. We can protect our borders, and even run across them to put down the animals that need that.
We've done it before. I say we do it again.
After we finish with Mexico, maybe we can talk about fixing Oklahoma.
A wall is bad, cutting off the benefits is a no go, but INVADING a foreign country is fine??
wow. This guy has got to go.
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