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A New Southern Threat - jt - 01-16-2009

U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
Quote:"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone."
This has been brewing for a while. Will it actually begin to bubble over soon? It has the possibility as a wild card event to test BHO, although not sourced from Islamicists, Russians or the Chinese.

In response, will the BHO administration legalize drugs so as to cut the economic clout out from under the drug lords?

- John L - 01-16-2009

I have been keeping an eye on just this thing. Unfortunately, if Mexico Does collapse, it will probably be sudden. It has too many things going against it, including the criminal element.

If any thing could lead to the thing Maggie's seer, what's his name, believes this is it. I wish I could remember this fellow's name, but he is constantly shouting about the conspiracy to unite Mexico, Canada, and the US. If Mexico collapses, we may think we have no other choice but to incorporate it into the system. Huge Mistake if we did!

- scpg02 - 01-16-2009

We know from the EU model that the first step is trade agreements. We are already past that.

The Real Face of the European Union

- Gunnen4u - 01-17-2009

Alex Jones?

Bah - Will the American Public stand to having dead weight attached to them? I doubt it.

There is no Mexico/Third World-US relationship like there is between Canada and the US.

From all this I only take the hope they build that fence faster.

- jt - 01-17-2009

gunnen4u Wrote:From all this I only take the hope they build that fence faster.
I have this hunch that that will not be high on BHO's "build infastructure to get us out of the recession" list. Rather, Hispanic homeowners (many of whom are in trouble) will find their mortgages and payments reduced. Other "stimulus" construction projects will hire considerable numbers of illegals (since no laid off drug salesmen will be fit to bend rebar), and "the poor" will get tax rebates, all stimulating a greater cross boundary flow.

In the old days, the labor unions would have fought long and hard against this. In fact they denied negros union memberships when the migration of blacks from the south to the north began after WWII. These unions got Congress to pass labor laws effectively requiring union rates on government sponsored projects (sorry, I forgot the name of this old law). So if the Democrats are true to form, they will pass some kind of legislation of this sort. Whether it will exclude illegals or not remains to be seen, but maybe it will. In this case, perhaps one will begin to see a reverse migration.

- scpg02 - 01-17-2009

The Unions are no longer what they were intended to be. They have become a voting block for the Dems rather than an advocacy group for labor.

- John L - 01-18-2009

scpg02 Wrote:We know from the EU model that the first step is trade agreements. We are already past that.

The Real Face of the European Union

Molly, I love you dear, but all that 'fillin the blank' is wishful thinking. Free Trade has nothing to do with the problems.

- scpg02 - 01-18-2009

John L Wrote:Free Trade has nothing to do with the problems.

Maggie, and I never said free trade was the problem, neither did the film. Did you watch all the parts?