Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Civil War Begins in Mexico

The Mexican Government is deploying "Federal Police" to Juarez, Mexico, to begin combat operations against the army held by the anti-government drug cartels.

Mexico's 145,000 man standing army is being challenged by the 100,000 man rebel army held by the heavily armed and better funded drug cartels.

The implications on the United States is severe -

1. Obama's administration is using the increased tensions to support a permanent Brady Bill, banning assault rifles and placing other harsh restrictions on US gun-owners to stop weapons moving south in support of the cartels. Of course this is a sham cover for Obama's and the Left's hatred for weapons, and the personal responsibility and liberty associated with them.

2. Increased violence along I-25 corridor as a main vessel of drug traffic, as reported by the FBI

3. Increased violence in border towns. If this becomes a full-scale shooting war, towns like El Paso will be hit with stray bullets, mortars, etc.

4. Refugees from a war torn northern Mexico will need to seek asylum in the United States - if they seek refugee status it is one thing, but if they can prove a need for asylum, they become quasi-citizens... A massive refugee flux along the border would either need massive FEMA coordination, UN coordination, or otherwise transport refugees across the US to thin the numbers/impact of the refugees. You thought Illegal Immigration was bad......

5. This will be a burden on the US taxpayer, will involve US or state military, and will require some aspects of rationing food and fuel... for all intense and purpose, a war on our southern border will further cripple the otherwise stagnant economy - potentially destabilizing regions of the US...

Regions which should be on high alert -
- All border towns/cities
- portions of towns which have a high Mexican immigrant population (Southern California, portions of Northern California, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Denver Metro - especially those with Interstate corridors allowing fast transportation from the border regions
- cities/towns with already high gang and drug violence

I do not see how this is going to end quickly. The Mexican Government is nearly matched man-for-man, is out-funded by the rebels, and has the advantage of guerrilla warfare.

7 comments:

  1. Snaggle-Tooth JonesMarch 3, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Yet another argument for militarizing the border. And for keeping it militarized until we get an impenetrable fence up.

    Don't look for the GOP to lend you any support on this one, though, Steven. They're desperate for votes, and are accordingly running away from this issue as fast as they can.

    Meanwhile, the potential for chaos spilling over to this side of the border only increases, as you note.

    As for the "assault weapon" ban that may be in the offing, Holder's reasoning is a joke. As if the drug cartels don't have easy access to selective fire weaponry available in the black market on their side of the border. Or the money to buy it. American gun owners need to tell the Obama, in no uncertain terms, that they won't allow further infringements of the right to keep and bear arms. No more gun control. Period.

    Glad I live in the hills.

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  2. Snaggle-Tooth JonesMarch 3, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    That's "the Obama *administration*".

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  3. Snaggle-Tooth JonesMarch 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Do you ever wonder, Steven, why your fellow RMA bloggers rarely engage you?

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  4. Jonesie -

    Even though you and I know that the excuse for gun bans is idiotic, it makes sense to them, and they are going to have 50% of Americans instantly brainwashed by The One - then it is just picking off Republicans one by one... which is seemingly easier these days... In the words of the late great Heston - From My Cold Dead Hands!

    Regarding the RMA engagement - I try not to think about it... I choose not to participate in the radio show programming, or focus on the same exact issues they address. We all know I rub them the wrong way on issues - but I hope they read the articles I post and it gives them cause to think...

    Hope all is well!

    Cheers!

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  5. Here in Tulsa our hispanic immigrant population has dramatically increased over the past few years as it has in many locales. I am thankful I don't live any closer to the border. It's getting bad enough here, it used to be illegals would try to keep a low profile. Now they don't care, give you dirty looks, commit crimes at will. I don't understand how any reasonable thinking American could turn their back on the problem. It's basically at crisis level now and the government could care less. Put the military on the border now! Let's try proactive rather than reactive measures!

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  6. Snaggle-Tooth JonesMarch 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    What Conservative Minion said. Plus, if Ike could do it, so can we. All we have to do first is tell political correctness to go hang:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

    Of course, getting political correctness to go hang won't be a cakewalk. But I think that, in time, more and more people will start seeing how absolutely destructive the PC worldview is, and they'll start riding its devotees out of town on a rail. Once that's done, America will be free to exhibit the toghness that Ike did.

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