U.S. rattled as Mexico drug war bleeds over

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#1 Mar 7, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/dr...

I thought it seemed rather silly that I was posting those links in the other thread about meth trafficking. Above is a new link I just found. I am starting to get nervous about this. Basically ,as you may or may not know, there is a huge drug war going on in Mexico. It has been going on for quite some time, although here recently , it has seemed to be escalating. I am concerned about the "spill-over" as they're calling it on the site I just found. We don't live very far at all from where this insanity is taking place. One poster mentioned "martial law", and although I did not find anything stating it had been officially declared, it seems as though it is already in effect. The troops have arrived! One link I am going to post says they have already taken control away from mexican police officials and the prisons. One of the problems with this is, that the troops are doing their fair share of damage as well. Alleged looting , rape, and home invasions are being committed by the troops. I am concerned by what may happen if they violence manages to find it way here to us. In fact it may have already begun. I will stop rambling now, and post some links that I had already posted in another thread. But the link at the top was a new one from a different source. The ones below are from the El Paso Times. Anyone have an opinion on this?

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11830672

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11839520...

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#2 Mar 7, 2009
Ok this link is about how Mexican President Felipe Calderon is blaming the US for the drug war going on right now. it says "Calderon also told the news agency that the main cause of Mexico's drug gang problems was "having the world's biggest consumer (of drugs) next to us." hmmmmmm

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11852600...

And last but certainly not least is a pretty gruesome link that I don't recommend to everyone due to the graphic detail but basically it is about the overload on the morgue down there and describes just how brutal the violence really is. It isn't just guns. There is torture going on.... Beheading....you name it. Anyway, I don't think this is something to take lightly, considering our location.BUT... Even if this were happening on MARS I would still feel concern and compassion for the people having to live in this kind of hell.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11851317...

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#3 Mar 7, 2009
or should i say the martians living there. ;)

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#4 Mar 7, 2009
Wow no one interested in this or what?
Sonya

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Mar 7, 2009
Nos3y wrote:
Wow no one interested in this or what?
What

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Mar 7, 2009
Nos3y wrote:
Wow no one interested in this or what?
Everyone's at Wal-Mart stocking up on ammo!

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#7 Mar 7, 2009
_PINKFLOYD_ wrote:
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Everyone's at Wal-Mart stocking up on ammo!
LOL ok... well, that is funny.

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#9 Mar 8, 2009
A recent Pentagon document suggested that Mexico could become a failed state as drug trafficking cartels continue to challenge government authority with widespread violence. Authorities in towns on the U.S. side of the 3,000 kilometer border are expressing concern that the Mexican war could spill over into their communities.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-03-voa...

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#10 Mar 8, 2009
There are signs the violent competition among Mexican drug and smuggling cartels is spilling across the border, as cities in Arizona report increases in such crimes as home invasions. More than 700 people were arrested as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating inside the United States, the Justice Department said last month.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/...
Old Timer

Chico, CA

#11 Mar 8, 2009
When the US Government inspects every person, package, car, truck, container, etc that crosses the US Borders (South and North) will there be a reduction in the drugs and guns that flow between the US and Mexico.

With President Obama increasing the number of people who are employed by the government, Put more emphasis on border controls. I would rather have more inspectors than czars, advisors, etc.

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#12 Mar 8, 2009
I think Mexico needs to do the searching of anything entering their country. They expect us to do ALL the searching in and out??

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#13 Mar 8, 2009
I think that because this is happening in Mexico, not many are too concerned, as this place has always been considered violent and murderous. My concern though, is that no one will take this seriously until it is too late. Think about it. 2 hours away.....
Janet White

United States

#14 Mar 8, 2009
I understand your concern and frustration that people don't know or seem interested, Nos3y.

I have been talking about this for over three years and I am not alone. The humanitarian concerns alone are mind-boggling.

Sadly, until their ox is gored most people perfer to stick their heads in the sand. Doesn't stop me and shouldn't stop you from trying though.
William L

United States

#15 Mar 8, 2009
_PINKFLOYD_ wrote:
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Everyone's at Wal-Mart stocking up on ammo!
I had to go online to get the ammo I want, And I bought it in 1,200 round lots, I got 1,200 rds of .45 auto for $480.00 and 1,200 rds of 9MM for $280.00 shipped direct to me, Next month I'll order the same, I've got plenty for the M-16.
William L

United States

#16 Mar 8, 2009
Nos3y wrote:
<quoted text>LOL ok... well, that is funny.
Not being a jerk, But you think it's funny when there'e a Problem In our country and you have no way to defend yourself, those Mexican Cartels have no remorse for you, There is problems in Houston, Tx from the Cartels carring out Murders on People, They really Don't care who gets in their way.
Ex Cop

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Mar 8, 2009
William L wrote:
<quoted text>Not being a jerk, But you think it's funny when there'e a Problem In our country and you have no way to defend yourself, those Mexican Cartels have no remorse for you, There is problems in Houston, Tx from the Cartels carring out Murders on People, They really Don't care who gets in their way.
William you are paying 40 cents a round for you .45 and 23.3 cents a round for your 9mm. Walmarts price on the .45 is 29 cents a round and 19 cents a round for the 9mm. You just need to get to Walmart early to get some, by 9 or 10 am all the hand gun ammo that came in that night are all sold out.

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#18 Mar 8, 2009
William L wrote:
<quoted text>Not being a jerk, But you think it's funny when there'e a Problem In our country and you have no way to defend yourself, those Mexican Cartels have no remorse for you, There is problems in Houston, Tx from the Cartels carring out Murders on People, They really Don't care who gets in their way.
DUDE chill, I started this thread so of course, I don't think it's funny. I thought pink's comment was funny. pay attention.

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#19 Mar 8, 2009
Janet White wrote:
I understand your concern and frustration that people don't know or seem interested, Nos3y.
I have been talking about this for over three years and I am not alone. The humanitarian concerns alone are mind-boggling.
Sadly, until their ox is gored most people perfer to stick their heads in the sand. Doesn't stop me and shouldn't stop you from trying though.
Thank you :)
Smooth

La Luz, NM

#20 Mar 9, 2009
Nos3y wrote:
I think Mexico needs to do the searching of anything entering their country. They expect us to do ALL the searching in and out??
Why not? Our country is doing it 1000s of miles away,(Irac,afganistan etc.) Why not do it in our back yard? NO oil or $$$$, thats why!
Janet White

New Castle, PA

#21 Mar 9, 2009

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