Blame for the proliferation of the Mexican cartels can be shared by Mexican and American authorities.
Massive amounts of guns and ammunition have been purchased easily in the states and sent back to Mexican drug lords and their armies. It's common knowledge that the cartels are outgunning the Mexican police and military.
If American authorities want to really help they need to examine the availability of weapons, and to tighten up illegal border crossings. Over 6000 people died last year in this Mexican undeclared war. Considerably more deaths than occurred in Iraq and Afganistan combined last year!
American citizens are being kidnapped and held for ransom. The border between us and Mexico is now the front line of the war. That can't be good for our national security.
In my opinion, this nasty border war is too close, and we need to get proactive about cutting these duggie bastards off at the source!
FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE THIS MORNING ON THE SUBJECT:
US, MEXICO BLAMED FOR RISE OF DRUG GANGS
- By Josh Meyer | Washington Bureau
- March 18, 2009
- Efforts by Mexico and the United States to stem the skyrocketing cross-border drug and weapons trade are failing, and both countries are to blame for the rise of violent cartels responsible for more than 6,000 deaths south of the border last year, lawmakers and experts said at a Senate hearing Tuesday.
For years, elected officials in Washington have sought to portray Mexico as being largely responsible for the problems spawned by the increasingly powerful transnational crime syndicates, and for fixing them.
- Here's the entire article.
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