Mexico sees hope in drug fight

Mexico sees hope in drug fight

There are 80 comments on the CNN story from Feb 10, 2011, titled Mexico sees hope in drug fight. In it, CNN reports that:

He's the face and voice of Mexico's strategy against drug trafficking and organized crime.

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PSL

Hollywood, FL

#66 Feb 15, 2011
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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I know quite a bit about the Native Americans. Or the People.
Ummm....about the future.....Bite Me!
Did I tell you to think before expressing "brilliant" thoughts? LOL
habi

Tripoli, Libya

#67 Feb 15, 2011
My ass !!the only way to stop the drug war is making american people stop buying drugs ,if their are customers asking for more this will never end.
TRUTH

United States

#69 Feb 16, 2011
American In Monterrey wrote:
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The DEA, US government and at least two grand juries disagree with you. You have no reason to believe me but I can tell you for fact, the vast majority of the guns here are coming from Texas and Arizona, in particular AR15's and AK47's.
Watch the news in the next six months if you don't believe me, it has already started. I will not let my second amendment rights be put at risk due to lies from the NRA.
We can agree to disagree, let's just agree that anyone caught making strawman purchases or let's say driving a hummer across the border with a machine gun should do hard time.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/08/us-...
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/25/nat...
Read what you just wrote your sources are not credible and is hear-say and unless you live close to the border like me you really know for a fact thats not true is just another reason for them to have tighter gun control. I agree with the latter part of your statement but it should be a death sentance not hard time. I don't belong to the NRA or any other group just a person. The middle east in termoil who's behind that? Egypt is just a test bed for things to come. Suspend the Constitution? WOW now thats some scary stuff.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#70 Feb 16, 2011
TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Read what you just wrote your sources are not credible and is hear-say and unless you live close to the border like me you really know for a fact thats not true is just another reason for them to have tighter gun control. I agree with the latter part of your statement but it should be a death sentance not hard time. I don't belong to the NRA or any other group just a person. The middle east in termoil who's behind that? Egypt is just a test bed for things to come. Suspend the Constitution? WOW now thats some scary stuff.
Indeed it is, very scary stuff. Just like that! Suspend the Constitution. Wonder how many others are thinking the same. Something about a New World Order.?

I see from one spark many fires are alight this night. Read the madness going on by the hour:
http://www.breakingnews.com/

Mexico and guns may be the last of anyone's worries come tomorrow. To me, is part smoke screen in the first place.
South America was set up. Now lookie what we have, MS13's, I say no more, but only one thing. They are pissed!

Now, drugs, guns, killings, rapes from here to there. We'll just blame it all on Mexicans. Because Americans wouldn't do bad things.~coughs~

Smokes good.

But, I will keep my ear to the ground, cuz, something is coming. And looks mighty damn big to me.

To think in one moment, the comp could go black, and the internet is gone...

Just like that.
pete n repete

El Paso, TX

#71 Feb 16, 2011
put your life on the cloud. lose your life
American In Monterrey

Monclova, Mexico

#72 Feb 16, 2011
TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Read what you just wrote your sources are not credible and is hear-say and unless you live close to the border like me you really know for a fact thats not true is just another reason for them to have tighter gun control. I agree with the latter part of your statement but it should be a death sentance not hard time. I don't belong to the NRA or any other group just a person. The middle east in termoil who's behind that? Egypt is just a test bed for things to come. Suspend the Constitution? WOW now thats some scary stuff.
TRUTH, nice to have civil exchange with someone in here for a change. I agree my sources quoted can have issues. They are however credible to a degree. In fact I live beyond the border right now not just close to it and it is clear my friend that the guns here have American origins. I don't like fake reasons for gun control anymore than you do, but unless we can get some border control we need to find some way to stop the flow of guns here....even if it is 50% or 25% not 80% it's still too much. And I am not talking little guns either. I have seen them with my own eyes. As for the Death Penalty, I will go along with that! As a nation we cannot profit from another's demise...it's unAmerican as far as my view goes. Don't want to help fine, but let's not profit from it.
As for the Middle East.......it should be interesting and will likely provide yet another excuse for another administration to avoid dealing with a much bigger problem closer to home.
PSL

Hollywood, FL

#73 Feb 17, 2011
habi wrote:
My ass !!the only way to stop the drug war is making american people stop buying drugs ,if their are customers asking for more this will never end.
Get your head out of the clouds, the human race will never stop doing drugs.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#74 Feb 17, 2011
habi wrote:
My ass !!the only way to stop the drug war is making american people stop buying drugs ,if their are customers asking for more this will never end.
When I ask people in the US about the Drug War and the cartels, I get a long speech about how they're scumbags, how the violence affects the US, how Mexico is a "*#@&/'*~" and how bad a country it is because of the armed conflict.
Then I ask them what they think about drugs; the vast majority have memories of using pot in their college days. Many espouse their good use in medicine, or more frequently as recreational tools. Many know dealers who can supply them with a good hit and many say that they spend their weekends based on drug use.

Does anyone notice a HUGE discrepancy between the two statements here?
American In Monterrey

Monclova, Mexico

#75 Feb 17, 2011
The Advocate wrote:
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When I ask people in the US about the Drug War and the cartels, I get a long speech about how they're scumbags, how the violence affects the US, how Mexico is a "*#@&/'*~" and how bad a country it is because of the armed conflict.
Then I ask them what they think about drugs; the vast majority have memories of using pot in their college days. Many espouse their good use in medicine, or more frequently as recreational tools. Many know dealers who can supply them with a good hit and many say that they spend their weekends based on drug use.
Does anyone notice a HUGE discrepancy between the two statements here?
And then we go to church! Aren't we the hypocrites.
The only discrepancy my friend is in the minds of the people who cannot connect your two statements. We demand the drugs, we supply money laundering and guns for the cartels and then complain when Mexico falls apart and creates problems for us. What we need is a little old fashioned education.
Concernd

Chihuahua, Mexico

#76 Feb 18, 2011
The gun shops and gun dealers do not sell enough of these Ak-47's and other high powered weapons to supply as many as are being found in Mexico. I believe it is all underground and many are coming from other countries. I believe you have to register to buy a gun from a dealer. I understand from reading that people are not buying big baskets of high powered guns from shows either. Would make it look pretty obvious they were up to no good. It seems the USA would be the closest crossing point for these clandestine operations. No new laws would stop lawbreakers. I have not seen granades and granade launchers for sale in the USA either. Is there a link to the hard facts as to the percentage of arms that are being brought into Mexico by US gun dealers and guns bought at shows. There are laws against trafficking drugs but that does no good either. The crimminals will be able to buy guns anywhere in the world, no matter what new law is put into effect. Money talks. American in Monterrey. If you can produce me some hard facts I would like to read up on it. I enjoy reading your posts. I do agree with you on many things, but not everything. You know drugs will never be stopped from being used by any country. So that drum is being beat upon to much. It is a world epidemic since the beginning of time. The excessive violence that comes with it is the problem.
mee

Acworth, GA

#77 Feb 18, 2011
there is hope in the drug war. we must meet the source of the demand the usa. it would help if every household was held temporarily in a military quarentine and cleared of drug use by our helpfull hopefull obama military.
American In Monterrey

Monclova, Mexico

#78 Feb 18, 2011
Concernd wrote:
The gun shops and gun dealers do not sell enough of these Ak-47's and other high powered weapons to supply as many as are being found in Mexico. I believe it is all underground and many are coming from other countries. I believe you have to register to buy a gun from a dealer. I understand from reading that people are not buying big baskets of high powered guns from shows either. Would make it look pretty obvious they were up to no good. It seems the USA would be the closest crossing point for these clandestine operations. No new laws would stop lawbreakers. I have not seen granades and granade launchers for sale in the USA either. Is there a link to the hard facts as to the percentage of arms that are being brought into Mexico by US gun dealers and guns bought at shows. There are laws against trafficking drugs but that does no good either. The crimminals will be able to buy guns anywhere in the world, no matter what new law is put into effect. Money talks. American in Monterrey. If you can produce me some hard facts I would like to read up on it. I enjoy reading your posts. I do agree with you on many things, but not everything. You know drugs will never be stopped from being used by any country. So that drum is being beat upon to much. It is a world epidemic since the beginning of time. The excessive violence that comes with it is the problem.
Concerned....google and read.....sure it might not all be true but we are kidding ourselves if we don't recognize the source of guns. The NRA will tell you they come from other countries and they may be right with some...however, they go from the USA to other countries to mexico which still makes it wrong. You are completely right on the grenade launchers. Americans who buy dozens of AK47's for a "friend" are traitors. Knowing where the AK47's are in our country would be a good thing.

Now look where they are showing up.

http://salem-news.com/articles/february172011...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#80 Feb 19, 2011
Sorry, I read it again. It is from the foundry. But it all makes sense to me. What do you think? Anything to do with guns is sensationalized by the media.
ima

El Paso, TX

#81 Feb 19, 2011
AlejandroG wrote:
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What the hell makes you think i would defend a stagnant shithole such as the US?
What the hell are you doing here get back to your mejico lindo, your here and it's stagnant here, HOW CAN YOU STAND IT HERE? Musn't be that bad.
Mario

Venice, CA

#82 Feb 20, 2011
I was going to comment on the subject, but I realized there is way too much ignorance to give a good argument a try. Instead, I will quote the Devil by saying, "You are all on the right track for the next great war. Keep up the good work, and soon you will all see what is in store"

Since: Feb 11

United States

#83 Feb 20, 2011
ima wrote:
<quoted text> What the hell are you doing here get back to your mejico lindo, your here and it's stagnant here, HOW CAN YOU STAND IT HERE? Musn't be that bad.
Oh, I can't leave without properlly arming and training my brothers, after all, the Anglo americans will have to go, Somehwere.
American In Monterrey

Monclova, Mexico

#84 Feb 21, 2011
Concerned wrote:
Sorry, I read it again. It is from the foundry. But it all makes sense to me. What do you think? Anything to do with guns is sensationalized by the media.
If your question was for me, I believe EVERYTHING in the media is sensationalized. I used to believe that the gun lobby was working for me, but since I have been abroad for a few years I know the gun lobby wants to make sure guns can be sold and they seed the media with stats that confuse the issue. They tell the media that 90% of guns in Mexico did not enter from the USA. So if they go through the Bahamas or Guatemala does it make it any less of an American gun? Then they say the Feds cook the stats and the Feds follow with an indictment of a ring of crooks with about 700 guns...thats one ring on one day. The guns here are American, they know it, and I think it's time we start monitoring who is buying AK47s and MR15s. I have nothing to fear if I buy one because I would never use it inappropriately, but if an agent asked me to present it and I didn't have it cuz I sold it to a smuggler.....then throw my ass in jail.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#85 Feb 22, 2011
Concerned wrote:
Sorry, I read it again. It is from the foundry. But it all makes sense to me. What do you think? Anything to do with guns is sensationalized by the media.
Does Fox News ring a bell to anyone?
Canuck in Acapulco

Mexico

#86 Feb 24, 2011
American In Monterrey wrote:
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And there you have it, rational debate degraded to hate and racism. Well done, you started well but sadly could only revert to hate.
Well, let's use vocabulary you understand. American rodents, moron, are creating the demand....the war on drugs is a complete failure, shared by I think 5 administrations now. Prohibition is a failed policy approach and it only creates crime around it. Sealing the border is a no brainer, in two directions to ensure we are supporting people who are suffering our drug habit.
Of course Mexico has issues and of course there is lots of corruption and crap that needs to be addressed, just like in our country only we hide it better, however, providing a 40 billion dollar industry for cartels and American interests (don't kid yourself, lots of profit being made at home on this) to kill over hardly gives a country much opportunity to try and reform anything. E
End prohibition, control the borders, let Mexico clean up the mess and I think we have our roles and responsibilities right.
And please....try and make a debate without resorting to racism. We as Americans are better than that.
Well said! I wish more people had your rational thoughts and insight.
American In Monterrey

Minas De BarroterĂ¡n, Mexico

#87 Feb 24, 2011
Canuck in Acapulco wrote:
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Well said! I wish more people had your rational thoughts and insight.
Thanks! Having now been married for almost 20 years to a Canadian and living there for some time I take it as an even greater compliment. Certainly my wife and my time in Canada have helped shape my views, in my opinion, for the positive. Hopefully myself and others who try and be logical will keep the view of others towards Americans in these groups balanced. I will never apologize for my country, but I definitely do for some of it's citizens. The minority of whom come here to try and for once in their lives to be in the majority. Cheers and stay safe my friend.

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