The USA Drug War In Mexico
Some years back the focus of the importation of illegal drugs shifted from the long coast of Florida and the Everglades to the border war zone of Mexico. Mexico has suffered an extreme disturbance in its economy and in it's social structure with the USA deciding to fight their drug war in the streets of Mexico rather in the streets of the USA where the money that powers the importation of drugs resides.
As usual the USA pawns off its problems upon other countries and destroys the lives of those outside of the USA and the bottom line of the drug problem. As the drug problem increases the USA continues with its archaic attempt to quash the drug problem in the countries that grow the drugs or exist on the route to the USA's giant market of drug abusers.
With forecasts suggesting that Mexico will completely fall apart with the continuing escalation of violence surrounding the drug war and an estimated 40,000 dead in relation to this war since 2006 the USA's military is now training soldiers for the bloody onset of incredible violence along the USA border with Mexico.
The drug cartels heavily out arm the Mexican military. A great amount of the arms are being imported from the USA. There are 9,000 registered arms dealers on the American side of the Mexican/USA border. Automatic weapons are flooding into Mexico and we hear little of that.
Now, in 2011, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' office in Phoenix, Arizona is just now looking for information about this flow of arms flooding into the hands of the criminals in Mexico. In other words they just haven't been paying attention! Too many coffee breaks or just an uncaring attitude; your choice. Interesting, 195 weapons sold under the investigation have been recovered in Mexico.
How bad is it really in Mexico right now? Unbelievably bad! It has been reported that squad-sized units of police and soldiers have been abducted, tortured to death and decapitated while the tourists from America play upon the beautiful Mexican beaches drinking Pina Coladas from 8 in the morning. Shades of pre-1959 Cuba in some very disturbing ways and in other ways quite different. But this is the type of scenario where politics looks for radical change.
The savagery of the situation sits heavily upon the minds of many Mexicans that can't bring themselves to voice this horror and they refer to this horror as 'it'. More than this Mexicans fear to speak out against "it" which makes a lot of Mexico one of the most dangerous places on our Earth. The fear is so intense that no one says anything with the knowledge that, if they do, they will be dead the next day.
Since the beginning of the drug war escalation by the Mexican president Flipe Calderon on 2006 there have been (up to 2010) 28,00 plus murders (40,000 today), 84,000 confiscated weapons, $400 in drugs money confiscated 963 battles between Mexican security forces and drug gangs, 50 thousand military and police involved with the drug war, $13 billion in estimated drug traffickers' profits from the drugs sold in America. This does not take into consideration the Death Squads being used by the Mexican government under CIA tutorage.
As we can see the Mexican drug war for the USA has destroyed that country and the USA is preparing for another possible war in another country. Sure we can see the problems of drug use in America but does that allow the USA to collapse the country of Mexico. It is not the problem with the drugs from Mexico; it's a problem with the purchasing of drugs by Americans.
The drug war is not working and has not worked anywhere in our world by trying to stop the drugs from coming in. The $400 million of captured drug money as opposed to the $13 billion in profit is almost meaningless even if the captured monies is truly drug money and not an inflated number.
I suggest that America, instead of sending its long arm of combat into other countries, should take the drug battles to its own streets and its own backyards. After all, this is where the $13 billion came from and continues to come from. The USA must quit blaming their problems on others and deal with their own problems themselves!