Skip to comments.Mexican collapse?
Posted on 01/24/2009 9:07:58 AM PST by AuntB
Indiscriminate kidnappings. Nearly daily beheadings. Gangs that mock and kill government agents.
This isn't Iraq or Pakistan. It's Mexico, which the U.S. government and a growing number of experts say is becoming one of the world's biggest security risks.
The prospect that America's southern neighbor could melt into lawlessness provides an unexpected challenge to President Obama's government. In its latest report anticipating possible global security risks, the U.S. Joint Forces Command lumps Mexico and Pakistan together as being at risk of a "rapid and sudden collapse."
"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and pressure by criminal gangs and drug cartels," the command said in the report, published Nov. 25.
Retiring CIA chief Michael V. Hayden told reporters Friday that Mexico could rank alongside Iran as a challenge for Mr. Obama - perhaps a greater problem than Iraq.
The Justice Department said last month that Mexican gangs are the "biggest organized crime threat to the United States." Outgoing National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley said last week that the worsening violence threatens Mexico's democratic form of government.
The alarm is spreading to the private sector as well. Mexico - Latin America's second-biggest economy and the United States' third-biggest oil supplier - is one of the top 10 global risks for 2009 identified by the Eurasia Group, a New York-based consulting firm.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Here we go again——manipulated by the greedy pukeneos.
Shoulda known when the pukes foisted amnesty on the US.......pukes are getting ready for another Big Payoff.
Pukneo Richard Perle’s starting up a Mideast oil business with his cut of trillion dollar war profiteering. Looks like he has his cunning puke eyes set on Mexican oil.
Seems like only yesterday (sarc) when the pukes mfg documents to dupe Bush into transferring trillions of US dollars into Mideast hellholes. Now it’s the failed state of Mexico.
Just what we need......Mideast dumbos......Mexican nitwits......too stupid to govern their own countries.
HERE’S A SCARY THOUGHT: Obama is not as dangerous as that little twerp Rahm Emanuel, his COS......don’t trust this guy AT ALL. Be very afraid that that this puke (dressed up like a Dim) is running around the WH.
Rather than collapse the sovereignty of The United States of America in a NAU, that is one solution that has merit, BuffaloJack; Other possible solutions BUMP; BUMP!
Thanks for the ping, AuntB. Very interesting.
"Many said the solution lies in getting the United States to give more help and let in more migrant workers who otherwise might turn to the drug trade to make a living."
That is the dumbest solution to Mexico's drug wars I've seen yet.
I thought they had rebel problems in Chiapas.
Sure, annex Mexico and give Obama and Democrats the opportunity to re-write our constitution with regard to our new territory....as it will be a new nation with greater responsibilities and more gov't safeguards.
IMO that's not a thought its a fact. His ethnicity aside, Rahm is a Nazi and would look great in a an S.S. uniform. He's prolly already drawing up plans for camps with gas chambers and ovens for 'the undesirables' (conservatives).
And if anyone wants to start a Nuke War with Iran, its HIM.
But....but......Obaba promised us a PERFECT world......and who better than Rahm to orchestrate it (sob).
With Cowboy Bill down the tubes up to his chaps in corruption, and Geithner flling out official forms to get IMF reimbursements for taxes Geithner says he "forgot" to pay..........I say Thank God Obaba appointed to his admin somebody like Rahm Emanuel, who is the epitome of perfection AND who paid ALL his taxes (sniffle).
"Mr Perfect" Rahm had an amazing career path while he was paying his taxes---a straight-to-the-top trajectory. Rahm did it all by hisself .....AND he paid all his taxes (bawl).
RAHM'S EFFORTLESS RISE TO THE TOP WHILE PAYING HIS TAXES
"Mr Perfect" resigned his position as an advisor to Bill Clinton, in 1998 to become a Wall Street investment banker with Wasserstein Perella, (now Dresdner Kleinwort), where he worked until 2002. In 1999, "Mr Perfect" became managing director at their Chicago office. According to Congressional disclosures, Emanuel made $16.2 million in his 2 1/2 year stint as a banker AND he paid all his taxes.
Amazingly, "Mr Perfect" became a multi-millioniare overnight----and he wasn't even voted "Most Likely To Succeed" (sniffle). And he paid all his taxes.
At Wasserstein Perella, where he paid all his taxes, Perfect Rahm worked on eight deals, including the acquisition by Commonwealth Edison of Peco Energy and the purchase by GTCR Golder Rauner of the SecurityLink home security unit from SBC.
Rahm then ran for Congress; luckily members of the securities and investment industry became his biggest backers, donating more than $1.5M to his campaigns dating back to 2002, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Mr Perfect also leaned heavily upon the industry as 2006 Dem Congressional Campaign Committee Chair. Financial industry donors contributed more than $5.8M to the Dem committee, behind only retirees.
Pres Bill Clinton in 2000 named Mr Perfect to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac"). Rahm's position paid him $31,060 in 2000 and $231,655 in 2001 and paid all his taxes. During the time Emanuel spent on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions and accounting irregularities. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) later accused the board of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran for Congress. In between Rahm's career choices, he won a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Joffrey School of Ballet; he was THAT good in a tutu.
How in God's name can we argue with such perfection? (sob)
Nicely jaded reply from someone who has spent NO time living in Mexico that I know of, and makes it her lifes work to point out every possible disaster-in-waiting related to it. Move to Montana if you hate Mexico so much.”
Montana is a fine place. No, I’ve never lived in Mexico...been there several times....why would I want to live there....their own citizens don’t want to live there!
You remind me of the second generation Mexican-American who Carlos Mencia tried his best to say..”Mexico sucks”
C’mon, you can do it, xcamel....repeat after me....
Isn't it amazing that nearly every single former Spanish colony is a sh!thole, while nearly every single former British colony is prosperous and free. I still haven't figured out why that is.
“That is the dumbest solution to Mexico’s drug wars I’ve seen yet.”
Reminds me of the young man who came up to me in a store parking lot, asking for money, otherwise ,he would have to steal something and he didn’t want to do that.
This is how we fix the problem with drug money...
I saw that episode! And it is so true...you can never get a Mexican to admit Mexico sucks...(which it does...been there...never going back again)...you can't fix a problem unless you first admit the problem exists. Mexicans will never admit it and will never accept it is their own fault....so the problem will never go away. I'll puke if I hear the phrase "Mexicans are hardworking honest people" one more time. If that were true in general that country wouldn't be the corrupt, drug-infested suck-hole that it is. And personally I wouldn't care but they are bringing their loser third-world culture with them when they climb the fence....
Someone had to say it..thank you...;o)
MIDEAST DUMB Let's be specific----the US takes raw recruits off the farm, sends them to boot camp for three weeks---they are then ready for battle. In Iraq, it took several years and trillions of US tax dollars to get them ready to defend their country.
MEXICO DUMB Looks like Mexico is using the Mideast Dumb Playbook---the Chapter entitled "How To Play Dumb To Dupe the US Into Pouring Trillions of Tax Dollars Into Your Pockets."