The Third U.S. War!
November 20, 2010
We now say that Iraq is more of a peace-keeping event and not a war; however, our 50,000 military men and women there would call it a war. In Afghanistan we are surely at war and picking up the pace. I mean how long can we stay there anyway.
And then there’s the undeclared war but one of the most dangerous- The Mexican border war!
During the Mexican Revolution (1910-1929 basically), the United States joined Mexico in fighting PANCHO VILLA! There were battles raging in New Mexico and Arizona. Hello! What do you think is going on there now? Oh yes, and let’s add Texas to the mix. It seems that California has put up the white flag and surrendered.
This modern day war comes under the heading of a DRUG WAR- cartels battling for profit.
What is going on is NOT a drug war. Much like in Afghanistan, the war is over drugs so that MONEY can be obtained to fight the enemy which in both cases is the United States of America. The big difference is that Afghanistan and the revolutionaries there are a long way from Houston, Albuquerque, and Phoenix. Know what I mean Gene?
Fifty years ago Mexican guerillas financed their war by robbing banks.
Many politicians are saying that the answer is to make DRUGS LEGAL! Besides, we could make a lot of revenue by doing so and what politician isn’t looking for more money? But, here’s my bet. If we make DRUGS LEGAL, the rebels would go back to robbing banks, extortion, kidnapping, and other ways to raise revenue to support their cause, which is what? Mexico is very tribal (as is Afghanistan) and therein lies part of the answer.
The CIVIL WAR in Mexico today is much like that of 100 years ago except for two major differences.
1-Pancho Villa didn’t have helicopters, submarines, airplanes, AK47s, high-tech digital technology, etc.
2-We recognized the threat back then, but today we’re basically ignoring or giving in to the THIRD WAR.
Mexico City is the #1 kidnapping city in the world. Not far behind is Phoenix, Arizona with more than 1,000 abductions annually. Until our President and Congress understand the gravity of the war, quit playing politics, quit aiding and abetting the enemy and get serious about the threat, we’ll be paying a very huge price down the road. It makes no sense to be GROPING people at airport check in terminals while playing footsies with the enemy on our Southern-most border- the location of a growing WAR!