Expert: U.S. must prepare to aid Mexico in drug war

Full story: El Paso Times

The U.S. government must be ready to assist Mexico in its war against the drug cartels, if Mexico asks for help beyond what's in the Merida Initiative, retired Brig.

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Feb 12, 2009
 
you can't trust any of them and they hate us. They should go to Euorope
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Feb 12, 2009
 
Let them take care of THEIR problem. We're paying for millions they've sent here.

IF Bush had left the National Guard on our border with orders to fire, but on no he didn't want to upset Fox or Calderone.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
correction: but oh no he didn't want to upset Fox or Calerone.

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An American military presence in Mexico is inevitable. Financial assistance has proven ineffective especially with a hopelessly corrupt government, which has shown no signs of improvement.

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Maybe bush didn't do anything about this because he supports business get cheap labor in this country.

I mean look at California,there are so much Mexican gangs and drug dealer that its not even funny.

These people our bringing there problem ans such in the USA.

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Jitney wrote:
An American military presence in Mexico is inevitable. Financial assistance has proven ineffective especially with a hopelessly corrupt government, which has shown no signs of improvement.
Ya its sad, We really need to protect our boarders.

But people our scared to do anything about it with out being called an racist lol.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
You can multiply the Meridia initiative tenfold and you still have the same problem BECAUSE everyone is involved in this most lucrative drug trade. Everyone from the federal level down to municipal levels. Even the military is involved in this business. I've said this before here on several occasions.

If you want to do something that works:

1) do something with all of YOUR drug addicts and teach your children to avoid drugs at all cost or
2) legalize drugs in YOUR country

Doing so will put a severe blow to the drug trade and violence will stop on both sides of the border.

As long as YOUR country continues with its thirst for drugs, our country will supply the demand (this was intended only for those you idiots who failed basic economics)!
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Feb 12, 2009
 
That wasnt financial assistance, it was part of a Mordida (Bite) that the Mexican Govt is asking in order to keep the fight from spilling over our borders.
A few questions:
Why donest the army catch anyone in these big busts?
With so many soldiers crawling like ants in Jz, only 1 soldier killed so far. Why have there been over 2000 civilians killed?
Sure they will show us big busts, but no people are caught, is this just a way to apease the US, for the money we are sending?
This is just a dog and ponny show.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
If our military goes in, any guess as to how many million Mexicans the U.S. will "let" in?
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Feb 12, 2009
 
Delicious Tea wrote:
Maybe bush didn't do anything about this because he supports business get cheap labor in this country.
I mean look at California,there are so much Mexican gangs and drug dealer that its not even funny.
These people our bringing there problem ans such in the USA.
Better learn how to spell,
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Feb 12, 2009
 
Hog Wash wrote:
Let them take care of THEIR problem. We're paying for millions they've sent here.
IF Bush had left the National Guard on our border with orders to fire, but on no he didn't want to upset Fox or Calderone.
Actually ,You are all wrong...there is no need for troops or national guard...the war is just about over.....everybody is goin backto their area
and learn to all work together...than there will be one leader on top to watch things...the agreements hve been approved....As for Diane Valdez writing this article....I find it very weird that a person that is suppose to make a movie on this and a book ,would come up with her last couple articles about nothing imformation...to me this is fishing......as for America pushing so hard for aides ..this is alittle rediculous at a time when we cant even afford our country...we are broke America ...watch your money or should I say our money....We are idiots we are provoking war with everybody/Iran is next...by 2012 these idiots in the White house ,Pentagon,And Govt. will have created the apocalypse Doomsday 2012.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
The violence and corruption do not stop at the border. http://www.cato.org/raidmap/

It is worth repeating, the bloodbaths, unnecessary deaths and offical lawlessness triggered by the drug war will end with repeal just as these policy created problems disappeared with repeal of alcohol prohibition.

It is reefer madness to equate use with abuse and to punish nonviolent people for a safer choice. Marijuana is less addicting than caffeine and has never caused an overdose death. Cannabinoids occur
naturally in the human body.

It is down right sinister, a crime against
humanity, for the medicinal uses of cannabis to be suppressed. The worst public policy since slavery is a bigger scandal and disgrace than sex in the oval office!

Murderers and other violent predators roam free, while we police nonviolent social, medicinal and religious drug use. This is not the best use of our limited resources.

We, the people want a better drug policy about saving or rehabilitating lives instead of ruining them. Regulation, science based education and
treating abusers as patients not criminals or harm reduction is a better drug policy that increases public safety.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
I've had it up to here with Mexico. Mexico is arrogant, tries to dictate America's immigration policies, deliberately encourages their citizens to sneak over the border, doesn't take care of its people, and I could go on. Mexico needs to get the corruption out of the heart of its government and help their own people.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
Be VERY careful. This is not a problem which can be solved by the military:

LINK: http://hpgarland.blogspot.com/2009/02/violenc...
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Javier wrote:
You can multiply the Meridia initiative tenfold and you still have the same problem BECAUSE everyone is involved in this most lucrative drug trade. Everyone from the federal level down to municipal levels. Even the military is involved in this business. I've said this before here on several occasions.
If you want to do something that works:
1) do something with all of YOUR drug addicts and teach your children to avoid drugs at all cost or
2) legalize drugs in YOUR country
Doing so will put a severe blow to the drug trade and violence will stop on both sides of the border.
As long as YOUR country continues with its thirst for drugs, our country will supply the demand (this was intended only for those you idiots who failed basic economics)!
You have a point, but we can't just legalize drugs. I think that longer prison sentences for users and especially addicts are necessary.

Regan declared a war on drugs in the '80s and all that I've seen over the years is an increase in drug use and drug violence.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
Oops, meant Reagan <blush>.
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Feb 12, 2009
 
How to end the cartel violence in one easy step:

Tell our own government to take control of the drugs. Take the profit out of smuggling and no one will want to do it.
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tjhooker wrote "You have a point, but we can't just legalize drugs. I think that longer prison sentences for users and especially addicts are necessary.

Regan declared a war on drugs in the '80s and all that I've seen over the years is an increase in drug use and drug violence. "

Actually Nixon declared it in the seventies.

If all you've seen is an increase in drugs and violence then why do you want to try more of the same tactic? Why not just take the profit out of the drug trade so no one will want to do it?
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So What wrote:
I've had it up to here with Mexico. Mexico is arrogant, tries to dictate America's immigration policies, deliberately encourages their citizens to sneak over the border, doesn't take care of its people, and I could go on. Mexico needs to get the corruption out of the heart of its government and help their own people.
I could not agree more. They need to solve this problem on their own. You don't see them comming over to the US and helping us when we need it. Troops should remain on the US side of the border and protect the US and US citizens, not Mexican Nationals. AS far as I'm concerned the US should keep anyone from Mexico from legally crossing into the US, and vice versa until this bloodbath is over. No matter how long it lasts. This would be a blessing as I am so sick of seeing those people over here, feeding off the US government, our school districts, etc. El Paso has become so "Mexico" it is not even funny. It seems as if the border keeps moving north more and more every year. It's a shame that almost every where I go, I am addressed in Spanish. THIS IS THE US. YOU NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH. If you want to be here, learn the language, if not go back to Mexico. If you were to go to Mexico, they expect for you to address them in Spanish. Well, it works both ways! LEARN ENGLISH!

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Delicious Tea wrote:
Maybe bush didn't do anything about this because he supports business get cheap labor in this country.
I mean look at California,there are so much Mexican gangs and drug dealer that its not even funny.
These people our bringing there problem ans such in the USA.
I believe George W. was out of touch on this issue but he also revealed himself to be a globalist during his presidency. Business interest was definitely a major factor in his decision making concerning Mexico.

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