Report: Mexico More Dangerous Than Iraq

Report: Mexico More Dangerous Than Iraq

There are 58 comments on the www.newsmax.com story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Report: Mexico More Dangerous Than Iraq. In it, www.newsmax.com reports that:

The escalating drug war in Mexico has now made America's southern neighbor a more dangerous place than Iraq, according to Strategy Page, a military affairs Web site.

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Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#1 Dec 15, 2008
legalize drugs before this situation blows up in our faces.

Since: May 08

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#2 Dec 15, 2008
why am i not surprised to hear this?

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#3 Dec 15, 2008
Thomas the drug situation and demand for drugs in the US has gotten out of control...I hope that Mexico puts their foot down and legalizes drugs...it will force the US into actually facing their issues with their drug policies and they will have to at some level legalize drugs.
Waugie01

Latonia, KY

#4 Dec 15, 2008
Yes, the border area is a mess. We seem to be not doing much at all to make our own border areas safe. The drug cartels come across and kill, kidnap or deliver drugs. At this point I would have to say that the Drug Cartels own the American-Mexico border.

Check these links out on the border

The Border Report

http://www.terroristplanet.com/mexicoreport.h...

and Tunneling Into America.
http://www.terroristplanet.com/tunnel.htm

“Hello”

Since: Aug 08

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#5 Dec 15, 2008
Summer,
Thanks for posting this...so true. I hear the situation may get worse..now thats a scary thought:(
Nite..

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#6 Dec 16, 2008
Patriciapink wrote:
Summer,
Thanks for posting this...so true. I hear the situation may get worse..now thats a scary thought:(
Nite..
Yes, I felt it a must perhaps people will pay attention. We are more worried about how safe the borders in Iraq and Afghanistan are than we are about the drug cartels and dealing with the murders here and in Mexico. It is Mexico we should be lending a hand right now because yes the drug cartels are a serious danger to the US. That I am with folks on. Mexico and the police there cannot deal with it and quite frankly we have not been able to either.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#7 Dec 16, 2008
Waugie01 wrote:
Yes, the border area is a mess. We seem to be not doing much at all to make our own border areas safe. The drug cartels come across and kill, kidnap or deliver drugs. At this point I would have to say that the Drug Cartels own the American-Mexico border.
Check these links out on the border
The Border Report
http://www.terroristplanet.com/mexicoreport.h...
and Tunneling Into America.
http://www.terroristplanet.com/tunnel.htm
I will check out your links in awhile. Tell me what do you think we should do about the issue? Are you for legalizing drugs, or are you for arming a bi national police force that goes after this terrorist drug cartels, because yes they are terrorists, and deal with them the way we dealt with terrorists in Iraq.

As of now they arenīt just infiltrating Mexico and the US, they have infiltrated every country south of the border as well. Thanks to Chavez and Morales.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#8 Dec 16, 2008
Patricia I will see if I can find the article. For the first time in history here in Honduras people are more rattled than normal...there are stories now of incursions of FARC and of Zetas, people are concerned..we have enough problems with local maggots without dealing with Mexican and Columbian ones. People here are wondering where the DEA is.

“Hello”

Since: Aug 08

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#9 Dec 16, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
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Yes, I felt it a must perhaps people will pay attention. We are more worried about how safe the borders in Iraq and Afghanistan are than we are about the drug cartels and dealing with the murders here and in Mexico. It is Mexico we should be lending a hand right now because yes the drug cartels are a serious danger to the US. That I am with folks on. Mexico and the police there cannot deal with it and quite frankly we have not been able to either.
I think that since the US cracked down on the drug cartels/drug trafficking thats when the violent crime sprees began. Drug cartel's are supposedly behind most of the crime sprees. They are not getting as much drugs into the US like they used to so they are looking for ways to make easy money, thats why you hear about those kidnappings and killings. I think Mexico vowed to help clean up some of the drug problems but it actually got worse. I have cousins in Mexico and when they called to express their condolences when my Father died, they mentioned they were not living in Sinaloa anymore, they moved to Cabo San Lucas and started a new life over there because of those kidnappings. People live in fear over there..it's sad.

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Since: Aug 08

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#10 Dec 16, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
Patricia I will see if I can find the article. For the first time in history here in Honduras people are more rattled than normal...there are stories now of incursions of FARC and of Zetas, people are concerned..we have enough problems with local maggots without dealing with Mexican and Columbian ones. People here are wondering where the DEA is.
Thanks...cute pic by the way:)

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#11 Dec 16, 2008
Thank you...I wasnīt wearing any makeup so I had to debate whether I was going to post it or not...but since someone kept insisting I was white I decided to. I admit I am lighter complected than some Hispanics or NDNs but I am not white...lol. We could bleach our skin out and our features wouldnīt change...there still what they are.

Oh and they are saying that the murder of the vice speaker of the Congress here was because of the drug cartels. So you probably have a point...it is 11.30 I have to get lunch for my son and do some rounds...be back this evening with that information for you..boy is it late.

“Hello”

Since: Aug 08

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#12 Dec 16, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
Thank you...I wasnīt wearing any makeup so I had to debate whether I was going to post it or not...but since someone kept insisting I was white I decided to. I admit I am lighter complected than some Hispanics or NDNs but I am not white...lol. We could bleach our skin out and our features wouldnīt change...there still what they are.
Oh and they are saying that the murder of the vice speaker of the Congress here was because of the drug cartels. So you probably have a point...it is 11.30 I have to get lunch for my son and do some rounds...be back this evening with that information for you..boy is it late.
I dont know who accused you of being white, I didnt read that post/thread. Strange things happen in here at times I guess. My sister and one of my brothers get mistaken for being white all the time. They both have green eyes and light hair, people get surprised when they hear them speak spanish..I got my dads genes.

Takeyour time on that info, I will be back online tonight or tomorrow morning.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#13 Dec 16, 2008
Patriciapink wrote:
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I dont know who accused you of being white, I didnt read that post/thread. Strange things happen in here at times I guess. My sister and one of my brothers get mistaken for being white all the time. They both have green eyes and light hair, people get surprised when they hear them speak spanish..I got my dads genes.
Takeyour time on that info, I will be back online tonight or tomorrow morning.
Patricia, I am back...it was Zero Void that said I was white..not NDN or Hispanic...course my pic sort of gives it away..some things you cannot hide..and yes, as you pointed out some Hispanics are very light complected not all are bronze colored. My husband calls my complexion Honey. He is probably right. I cheat a little though because my hair is a couple of shades darker and I lighten it a bit with highlights...I am getting older and I have to keep the color shiny.
Here are those links...this should keep you occupied for awhile..lol Good night.

Now for that information.

Most of it is in Spanish. I didnīt ask if you could speak it or not, but from your location I made the pretty big assumption that you do. I apologize if I am wrong.
http://www.heraldohn.com/Sucesos/Ediciones/20...

300 Zetas Detected Close to Honduran Border

Honduran is kidnapped by Zetas
http://www.laprensahn.com/index.php/Sucesos/E...

Military weapons for Cocaine FARC in Honduras
http://www.stratfor.com/memberships/63821/cen...

http://www.laprensahn.com/Sucesos/Ediciones/2...

http://www.ejercito.mil.co/index.php...

http://www.latribuna.hn/news/45/ARTICLE/30802...

http://www.france24.com/en/20081123-honduras-...

Hooded gunmen shot dead Deputy Speaker of the Honduran Congress Mario Fernando Hernandez in broad daylight Saturday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, officials said.

He was 42.

"Deputy Mario Fernando Hernandez and political candidate Marcos Collier were shot dead and another man wounded as they left a medical clinic at the Luis Landa school," police spokeswoman Fany Aguilera told AFP.

“Hello”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#14 Dec 17, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
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Patricia, I am back...it was Zero Void that said I was white..not NDN or Hispanic...course my pic sort of gives it away..some things you cannot hide..and yes, as you pointed out some Hispanics are very light complected not all are bronze colored. My husband calls my complexion Honey. He is probably right. I cheat a little though because my hair is a couple of shades darker and I lighten it a bit with highlights...I am getting older and I have to keep the color shiny.
Here are those links...this should keep you occupied for awhile..lol Good night.
Now for that information.
Most of it is in Spanish. I didnīt ask if you could speak it or not, but from your location I made the pretty big assumption that you do. I apologize if I am wrong.
http://www.heraldohn.com/Sucesos/Ediciones/20...
300 Zetas Detected Close to Honduran Border
Honduran is kidnapped by Zetas
http://www.laprensahn.com/index.php/Sucesos/E...
Military weapons for Cocaine FARC in Honduras
http://www.stratfor.com/memberships/63821/cen...
http://www.laprensahn.com/Sucesos/Ediciones/2...
http://www.ejercito.mil.co/index.php...
http://www.latribuna.hn/news/45/ARTICLE/30802...
http://www.france24.com/en/20081123-honduras-...
Hooded gunmen shot dead Deputy Speaker of the Honduran Congress Mario Fernando Hernandez in broad daylight Saturday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, officials said.
He was 42.
"Deputy Mario Fernando Hernandez and political candidate Marcos Collier were shot dead and another man wounded as they left a medical clinic at the Luis Landa school," police spokeswoman Fany Aguilera told AFP.
Thanks Summer..I rad it last night and just a while ago during my break.
Interesting, very interesting:)

TY

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#15 Dec 17, 2008
No problem Patricia....stories like that really do bring things into a bit of focus..I have more but those give the general idea. Have a good day, donīt work too hard..lol

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#16 Dec 17, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
Thomas the drug situation and demand for drugs in the US has gotten out of control...I hope that Mexico puts their foot down and legalizes drugs...it will force the US into actually facing their issues with their drug policies and they will have to at some level legalize drugs.
you're right that demand for drugs in u.s.a. it's out of control,but still,mexico must do something about drug cartels.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#17 Dec 17, 2008
Thommas, what is Mexico supposed to do exactly? they have been doing as much as they really can...that is why the cartels are murdering their police faster than they can hire them.
We have to contribute to our end as well...if we really want this to stop that is. Personally I believe legalization is the only way out of this at this point.
THE BaYaReA

San Lorenzo, CA

#18 Dec 17, 2008
mexico more dangerous than iraq? you got to be kidding me! i'd prefer to live in mexico anyday.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#19 Dec 18, 2008
Bayarea...actually right now with all of the killings it is probably correct...the cartels have taken to cutting peopleīs heads off and mass assasination is their tool now. They kidnap people who are on their way to the US illegally and hold them for ransom from their families..they rape them, murder them, and sell the children into slavery. I am not condemning Mexico, there isnīt much Mexico can do about it...I am condemning drug cartels.

Since: May 08

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#20 Dec 26, 2008
Summermoondancer wrote:
Thommas, what is Mexico supposed to do exactly? they have been doing as much as they really can...that is why the cartels are murdering their police faster than they can hire them.
We have to contribute to our end as well...if we really want this to stop that is. Personally I believe legalization is the only way out of this at this point.
bring fidel castro to mexico...criminals will be gone very fast.

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