DOJ: ‘Mexican-Based Trafficking Organizations Control Access to the U.S.–Mexico Border’
(CNSNews.com) – Mexican drug-trafficking organizations “control access to the U.S.-Mexico border” and the “smuggling routes across” it, “resulting in unprecedented levels of violence in Mexico” and allowing those drug trafficking organizations and their associates to “dominate the supply and wholesale distribution of most illicit drugs in the United States,” according to the Justice Department’s newly published 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment.
“Mexican-based trafficking organizations control access to the U.S.–Mexico border, the primary gateway for moving the bulk of illicit drugs into the United States,” says the assessment published by DOJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center.
“The organizations control, simultaneously use, or are competing for control of various smuggling corridors that they use to regulate drug flow across the border,” says the assessment. “The value they attach to controlling border access is demonstrated by the ferocity with which several rival TCOs [transnational criminal organizations] fighting over control of key corridors, or ‘plazas.’”
The assessment predicts that Mexican drug traffickers will maintain dominance of the U.S. illicit drug market for years to come in part because of their “control of the smuggling routes across” the border.
Let me say this as nicely as I possibly can; I don’t give a DAMN who controls access to the U.S. border on the Mexican side. I don’t care what happens to anyone that is in control or to those that go against the wishes of the cartels. They are ALL criminals, each and every one of them in their own way.
The cartels and their associates are criminals by their very actions, drug and gun running, murder, corruption and the like, and that’s on the Mexican side of the border. Mexico isn’t going to do anything to upset the donkey cart simply because the cartels are paying them, Mexican officials and the Mexican government, insane amounts of money to allow them to ply their trade.
Many parts of this DOJ report are credible, even though the DOJ has lost nearly all of its credibility with the Fast and Furious scandal, but they have told the truth as far as the reasons WHY and HOW the cartels control the Mexican side of the border.
Our border, on OUR side, is very weak, very long, very rugged and very inhospitable most of the year due to oppressive heat and difficult terrain.
Despite the past efforts of honest personnel from ICE, CIA, Border Patrol, DEA and local agencies (Sheriffs and Police), our border is virtually WIDE OPEN! Until this situation is brought under control, there is nothing that will change.
Past Presidents have done very little to secure the border, and have done even less where ILLEGALS crossing that border and doing business in the USA is concerned, but until very recently I was not aware of ANY administration engaging in ILLEGAL acts such as Fast and Furious, the DOJ, BATF, DEA and FBI debacle that has actually placed weapons in the hands of those cartels and their diabolical members.
Now I actually question the authorities on THIS side of the border, our FEDERAL forces; I have to wonder to what extent is the DOJ, and ALL of its associated agencies, connected to this Fast and Furious operation and to what level does the corruption rise within the evil administration of Barack Hussein Obama concerning the cartels and pay-offs HERE in the good old USA.
We KNOW that there are millions of border crossings made yearly, we KNOW than many of those crossing are made by people coming to the USA in search of work, so the story goes, but we also KNOW, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that many of those crossings are made by drug cartels and/or their minions, as they flood this nation with narcotics.
We also know how long the U.S. border with Mexico is:
The border’s total length is 3,169 km (1,969 miles), according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with approximately three hundred fifty million (350,000,000) crossings per year. SOURCE
That’s a lot of border and a lot of crossings being made. Granted, many of those crossings are being made legally, I have NO idea what the percentage of legal versus illegal crossing may be, but we KNOW that there are at least 20 million ILLEGAL residents in the USA as of right now. As I said, that’s a lot of crossings.
The United States is facing a daunting task along the border, what Washington either does not know, or fails to care about is this; we are AT WAR along the US/Mexican border and that war is being prosecuted, from OUR side, with even less competence than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Do we have troops on the US/Mexican border? If we do they are few and far between, and if past performance by the Bush administration is ANY indication, if troops are present, I am fairly certain they are unarmed and there only in a support capacity. Also, these troops would be National Guard, not U.S. military troops, in order to preserve Posse Comitatus.
The United States has been under attack for years, we have been continually invaded for years, and the U.S. government, the very agency charged with protecting the American people, our nation and borders, our lives and our sovereignty, has failed miserably in their duty to WE, THE PEOPLE!
We waste thousands of young American lives, and BILLIONS of our tax dollars, to protect a people that not only hate us, but will immediately return to their status quo the minute we are out of their nations. (Iraq and Afghanistan)
I submit that those troops need to be brought home from and placed on the US/Mexican border with orders to STOP this flow of people, drugs, guns, terrorists and only God knows what else that is pouring into, and OUT OF America.
And while we’re at it, follow the money trail, the cartel money, let’s take a very close look and see how far into the upper echelons of the Obama administration it reaches. The Evil Empire…