Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

I question his priorities

March 8, 2009

Mexico’s problem

March 5, 2009

I’ve been looking through the CNN site and can’t find hide nor hair of this story.
The Mexican government is in serious danger of collapsing from wide scale violence from the drug gangs.

This is a very serious national security issue that should be getting more attention from the media and our Dear Leader‘s administration.

The Mexican government is sending thousands of federal troops and police to border towns in an attempt to keep the violence from escalating even farther.

If the Mexican government collapses, US Troops may end up in Mexico to keep the drug gangs from moving even farther into Texas, Arizona and California.

No wonder Mexicans are fleeing to the United States

May 12, 2008

There is a massive Drug War going on in Mexico.

Drug cartels seeking to keep control over huge swathes of Mexico have been on a rampage. In the past two weeks alone, at least 10 police officials have been murdered — including the chief of Mexico’s federal police, Edgar Millan.

Millan was gunned down outside his home Thursday morning. On Friday, the killings continued with the the shooting death of Esteban Robles Espinosa, commander of Mexico City’s police detectives. His body was riddled with eight bullets.

President Felipe Calderon began taking on the cartels last year, deploying the nation’s military to bolster police activities. So far, estimates say more than 3,000 Mexicans have been killed, with almost 1,000 deaths this year alone in a brutal struggle by the civilian government to reassert authority.

The Bush administration has psuhed Congress for the Merida Initiative — a $500 million emergency aid package to help Mexico’s beleuguered effort to fight the cartels.

But the aid bill is getting resistance from Congressional Democrats who hav complained about the lack of focus on social improvements in Mexico. Last week two unions, the AFL-CIO and the United Steelworkers, came out against the aid bill, citing Mexico’s human rights abused.

Rising tide for sensible immigration law enforcement

August 19, 2007

From Rasmussen:

“Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide favor cutting off federal funds for ‘sanctuary cities’ that offer protection to illegal immigrants. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 29% are opposed. . . . By a 56% to 31% margin, voters want the government to continue building a fence along the Mexican border.” It’ll be interesting to see how both parties approach this.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

Armed Rebellion against the government

May 18, 2007

David Hardy reports:

50 heavily armed men abduct 7 police: four them of them found dead, three missing, gun battles leave 20 dead. About a thousand people so far this year shot or decapitated.

Iraq? No, northern Mexico, about a hundred miles south of here. Betting is that the gang was a drug lord’s entourage.

To start with, this level of violence is occurring in close proximity to the US border, not half a world away. Of course, the MSM coverage of this is zip.
Both Mr. Hardy and Mr. Reynolds point out that Mexico has very draconian victim disarmament laws.