Effects of Mexico's drug war spill into El Paso

EL PASO a ' Touted as one of the safest cities of its size in the nation, El Paso is awakening to its southern neighbor's bloody nightmare. Full Story
Just a thought

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jan 21, 2009
In 2005, Mexican drug cartels, comprised of former Mexican military personnel trained in terror tactics at Ft. Benning, Georgia took back seized drugs from US Border Patrol - at gun point. This took place in Sanderson, Texas near Big Bend. The State Dept. issued notices to all Texas law enforcement. In a separate press release, the State Dept. admitted to the State Dept's knowledge of where the cartel members had been trained.

This was the real urgency behind building the border fence. So, now that we're in a full-scale war along our southern border, how is some stupid fence going to solve it?
Just a thought

Charlotte, NC

#2 Jan 21, 2009
In 2005, Mexican drug cartels, at gun point took back seized drugs from US Border Patrol in Sanderson, Texas. The State Dept. issued an e-mail to Texas law enforcement regarding this incident. In a separate message to law enforcement the State Dept. admitted that the cartels began employing former Mexican military who had been trained in terror tactics at SOA/WHINSEC at Fort Benning, Georgia. This was the real urgency behind building the border fence.

So, now that we have a full-scale war on our southern border, how is some stupid fence going to solve the problem?
tin reading the article

Los Alamos, NM

#3 Jan 21, 2009
and seeing this:

"And the situation across Mexico is deteriorating so fast that retired five-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey warned in a new assessment of a refugee catastrophe that could devastate border cities."

I see a big error. The Army's five star generals were General George C. Marshall, General Douglas MacArthur, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and General Omar N. Bradley.

McCaffrey is a four star.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Arm the peons.

The people of Mexico have no defense against armed crooks and an armed corrupt government. They have never stood a chance.

We can't change their government, only their people can.
u really

Powhatan Point, OH

#5 Jan 21, 2009
Dave Nelson wrote:
Arm the peons.
The people of Mexico have no defense against armed crooks and an armed corrupt government. They have never stood a chance.
We can't change their government, only their people can.
are putting the cart before the horse: legalize it, end the premium on weed and cocaine.

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