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US official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US

October 18th, 2008 . by TexasFred

US official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) - U.S. drug czar John Walters said Friday that Mexico’s drug cartels are crossing the border to kidnap and kill inside the United States, and promised that an anti-drug aid package to help Mexico to fight the gangs will be ready soon.

Walters, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, was in Mexico for two days to discuss efforts with local officials to stem killings, weapons trafficking and money laundering by Mexican cartels and their U.S. associates.

“Some of these groups not only engage in crime and violence not only in Mexico and along the border, but they come across and kidnap, murder and carry out assassinations,” Walters told reporters. “These groups do not respect the border.”

Walters said some of the US$400 million in U.S. drug aid approved for Mexico earlier this year under the Merida Initiative could be ready in a matter of days.

Walters praised Mexican President Felipe Calderon for mounting a police and army offensive against the cartels, whom he called “terrorist criminals.”

“They have a choice: Come in and face justice, or die,” he said of the drug gangs.

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US official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US

OK, I am going to say this right from the start so that there is NO misunderstanding of my position regarding drugs, the border, Mexico and those that cross our border illegally, CLOSE the border, place armed troops along the border, give those troops the authority to stop this invasion, by any means necessary, even if that includes shooting and killing ANYTHING and/or ANYONE that crosses our border at anything other than a LEGAL border crossing. There, I am going to assume that is clear enough for ALL to understand!

The 2nd thing I am going to mention is this, the war on drugs, especially on the Mexican side of the border, is nothing more than a joke, a sad, pathetic joke. The drug cartels have more money, U.S. dollars, than the entire Mexican government does. The U.S.A. can’t put a successful war on drugs together, we do NOT have the financial resources and we have a less than willing government, regardless of what they, the U.S. government, say in the MSM.

You think I’m joking about about the willingness of our own government? Think again. IF there was a REAL desire to stop the drug traffic, there would be a fence or a wall, and that area would be heavily manned by those armed troops I keep making reference to. We would have helicopter gunships and fighter jets on station, they would have active AWACS support and any aircraft crossing into U.S. airspace carrying drugs would be shot down.

If our government was serious about stopping the flow of drugs and ILLEGALS we would have Coast Guard cutters actively patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and both coasts of this nation, in great numbers, and they would be authorized to SINK any and ALL vessels caught in the act of smuggling drugs or any other contraband.

But regretfully, it will NEVER happen that way. We have entirely too many bleeding heart libbers and faux Conservatives in this nation for us to ever assume an attack posture as we defend the sovereignty of the U.S.A.

We will continue to maintain a seriously undermanned Border Patrol and Coast Guard, they will continue to do all they can but it won’t be nearly enough. And even with a dedicated Border Patrol and Coast Guard, the temptation of *big money* will always be there, and there will always be a few agents and/or troops that will place money above their sworn duty, and our border and coasts will continue to be an open invitation to any and all, a free pass in many cases, to those that would come to this nation and conduct whatever mischief their minds can conceive.

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18 Responses to “US official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US”

  1. comment number 1 by: Robert

    Don’t be too sure that your position will be clear enough for everyone Fred, there are several faux conservatives that will take issue with actually doing anything to protect our borders and our way of life.

    We are evidently a dying breed Fred, I didn’t think 40’s would be considered dinosaurs but the way the new generations are treating their freedom is disgusting. I think the unintended consequences of liberalism is the direct dumbing down and softening of the population. Somethings should be no-brainers, Homeland defense should be first and foremost but it appears that the problems of others take precedent.

    I am disgusted to say the least.

  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    We have a border? Laughable. I’m more than disgusted with the whole damn thing! I think a little vigilantism might be in order. Deserts are big places. They can kill each other on THEIR side of the border, I don’t give a happy crap! Our government is actually AIDING these murderous scum.

    Ok, I need to calm down now!

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Now now Ol’ Broad… Calm down… You’re gonna blow your knee out or something… :P

  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    The fact there are two border guards sitting in federal prison because they shot and defended themselves against a drug runner is proof positive that your absolutely correct. If the government was serious about stopping illegals and their drugs, they would have pinned medals on those guards and given them bigger guns.

    AWACS, fighter aircraft, and helicopter gunships; I’ve been saying that for years. We’ve got the technology, weaponry, and men to defend our borders from this present invasion.

  5. comment number 5 by: Kate

    Pfft! I think I’ve blown a gasket! :?

  6. comment number 6 by: Texas Pundit

    Hey, I was sittin on the back porch enjoying a little Ole Grandpappy and branch water and all of a sudden this piece o’ gasket hits me in the forehead… anybody know who it belong’s too?

    I think the problem lies with those willing to use. if you use, somebody somewhere will supply.

  7. comment number 7 by: Patrick Sperry

    And I was called a racist because of my stance on the border issue? Along with Fred and more than a few other people…

    I am, and have been against the War on Drugs for many years. It’s really a simple thing; no I do not advocate drug use. What I do advocate is not turning murdering thugs into rich people, and that is precisely what the war on drugs accomplishes. Take away the incentive, and then there is no money to be made. It is the argument put forward by many conservative leaders, including the late William Buckley Jr.

    Then we would have the money to take care of the border etc. But, we would need a President with the balls to do it, and I just don’t see one on the horizon anywhere…

  8. comment number 8 by: Texas Pundit

    Uhhh, maybe too much ole grandpappy and branch water… that should read “…who it belongs to?”

  9. comment number 9 by: Duliece

    Yep, yep, yep, yep…yep! I’m just lookin for a soft place to fall down. If you fall in Texas yer liable to land on a Mexican stiletto….sheesh..it’s gettin dangerous around here!

  10. comment number 10 by: Marco Gilliam

    Wait until President Obama and the “Neville Chamberlain” Democrats in Congress take over next January. We will all have to learn Spanish and offer our homes to all who cross the border, legally or illegally. Yes, I am kidding. But not by very much. We need to start now thinking about how we are going to deal with this.

  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    Marco said: We need to start now thinking about how we are going to deal with this.

    Invest in precious metals.. That’s how I intend to deal with it…

  12. comment number 12 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Let just ONE Mexican national get shot on THIS side of the border, and you’ll see a Liberal hue and cry the likes of which you’ve not seen in a some time. It will make the furor surrounding Ramos and Compean seem minimal.

    THAT’S where we are in this country.


  13. comment number 13 by: TexasFred

    Well, you had best get ready to hear their cries and lamentations, it IS coming, sooner than we had thought, and the USA is very close to cessation of being…

  14. comment number 14 by: Kate

    Do we have to tell them? If they don’t know, they can’t whine, right?

  15. comment number 15 by: Patrick Sperry

    No Kate, we do not, and should not tell them…


    Real militia are in fact legal, and Constitutional…

    The United States of America is becoming Balkanized, and has been headed that direction for quite some time…

  16. comment number 16 by: GUYK

    I came to the conclusion years ago that there is only one way to win the war against drugs..and that is to legalize most of them. Take the money out of drugs and most of the problems caused by drugs will be solved. And think of the tax revenue for congress to blow!

  17. comment number 17 by: Kate

    Y’know, Guy, I use to think the same way. That is, until I watched the destruction of so many families and lives. Not because of the illegality, but because of the physical and mental destruction. It’s not a pretty sight.

  18. comment number 18 by: Marginalized Action Dinosaur » Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US, no one cares to seal off border.

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