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Where there’s a demand, there will be a supply.
We should arrest users of illegal drugs, give them a shovel, and ship them to Mexico to dig the graves of the Mexicans killed in the cartel wars.
Maybe, just maybe they’d then get it.
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I do not think Trump is talking use of the military. If he is then he really going to have a very hard time getting a Authorization for Use of Military Force from the Congress to do it. To his credit he is trying to extricate us from endless wars at least in terms of large forces engaging in direct combat. Getting onto fight with Mexican Cartels would bog us down for years, and at the end of th day be ineffective. When we drone the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan we tried to get the people to stop producing poppy plants used to extract opium. Seventeen years later the people are still growing poppy plant for opium extraction.
If we followed the Columbia model we would have the DEA working with the Columbian Government law enforcement and Special Forces to train the Columbians as well as conduct raids. That has put a real dent in Columbia cocaine production. Our DEA does have agents in Mexico. Those agents provide intelligence and advice. The capture of El Chapo and his son was made on US intelligence gathering. But that ended nothing. Mexico is infested with Cartels that have major firepower and manpower. It has so many corrupt politicians and law enforcement leaders that making progress is like trying to put a dent in a steal sheet with a rubber mallet. It can be done, but it takes a lot of time and energy to make a useless dent.
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A few live fire exercises with a couple of A-10 squadrons would probably make people feel better.
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I know that "Vice" is not a gun friendly new outlet, and that can be heard in this video. This Video is from 2012 and talks to the same family that was attacked this week. I thought this was very interesting to watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g...cred-in-mexico
I know that "Vice" is not a gun friendly news outlet, and that can be heard in this video. This Video is from 2012 and talks to the same family that was attacked this week. I thought this was very interesting to watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g...cred-in-mexico
Trump is now colluding with Mexico to sway Mexican-Americans to vote for him! He's trying to manipulate the election.... so I hear the Demoncrats saying.........
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Mexican president doubled down on his rejection of US aid.
Says they tried a war on the cartels and it did not work.
His administration will go a different way and it will work.
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I know nothing of what life is like down there. I had old timers in the Army tell me that I was safer to extend my tour in VN then to get reassigned to a base near the Mexican border. I would think the local American population near the border would be in a war zone themselves should this escalate.
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Well report was they arrested the suspect at the US Mexico border in a bullet proof SUV with automatic weapons and two hostages bound and gagged yesterday.
Today the news is out saying he was not the one responsible for the shooting.
I wonder if they released him LOL
Here's an interview from a sheriff along the border.
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Why would the President of mehico even consider US aid in controlling the cartels! Heck, drug sales and wired $$$ from illegal "migrants" are 2/3 of mehico's GNP. The cartels could be pretty much eliminated overnight if the desire was there. It's simply supply and demand.