Is there an "insurgency" building on our front porch?
I would argue to say, in Mexico, and along our border, we're beginning to see the effects of what many would call, an insurgency. The below info in the quotes was written by someone else on another board I attend, but, I found it highly thought provoking, and brings about some good discussion.
Looks an awful lot like an insurgency when you really think about it.
Posted by Static-Line on Armyparatrooper.org;
- Increasingly weak and corrupt government that can't extend it's influence beyond the Federal District- CHECK
- Anti-government organizations engaging in criminal and terrorist activity to further their endstate (aka "CONTROL") (murder for hire, drug trade, prostitution, VBIEDs, complex attacks on Military installations, ambushes on patrols, illegal checkpoints for tolls etc)- CHECK
- A steady flow of weapons leaving the hands of government military and other security personnel into insurgent control (US DoD miltary-grade weapons to SEDENA being given to Cartels via corrupt military/law enforcement personnel)- CHECK
- Anti-government forces engaging in an effective IO campaign via multi-media (ref-narcorridos, execution videos, blogs, night letters etc)- CHECK
- Ritualistic executions of government and military officials (ref- "Santa Muerta," La Familia's "purification" of enemies" through fire and Los Zetas decapitations)- CHECK
- Ties to foreign intelligence services/military organizations (ref-Los Zetas ties to members of the Guatemalan Kabiles, Venezualan SOF community, Cuban Intelligence etc)- CHECK
- Anti-Government forces waging an effective non-lethal campaign to win the local populace to their side (ref- cartels offering jobs, benefits, governance and SECURITY)- CHECK
- Anti-Government forces successfully compromise an influential political party that may possibly make significant gains in the upcoming election (ref-the PRD and ties to La Familia and to a lesser extent Los Zetas)- CHECK
This doesn't look like good news.......
Mexico returns former ruling party to power
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage.
Mexico returns former ruling party to power - Yahoo! News