Mind you that the Mexican’s have already lost half their territory to the United States, and that the intervention is likely to be as popular with the locals as our intervention in Afghanistan is with the tribal leaders there. The cartel seem to be, if anything, more sadistically homicidal than the Al Queda.
Rich Oppei, New York Times, 2 October 2011 via Borderland Beat
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said on Saturday that as president, he would consider sending American troops into Mexico to help defeat drug cartels and improve border security. He indicated that any such action would be done “in concert” with the Mexican government.
“It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off of our border and to destroy their network,” Mr. Perry said during a campaign appearance here.
“I don’t know all the different scenarios that would be out there,” he said. “But I think it is very important for us to work with them to keep that country from failing.”
The idea would also almost certainly be a nonstarter with Mexican authorities. Mexico lost half of its territory to the United States in the 1850s, and ever since it has been very sensitive to the idea of any involvement by American troops in its territory.
Given the very militarized strategy that was realize by Texas just the other day, you can see that they have learned absolutely nothing from our problems in Iraq and Afghanistan. I wonder if bombing Mexican railroad stations, and artillery barrages will be part of the “South of the Rio” strategy mix. On the plus side, at least (some of) of the Mexicans are as crassly commercial as we are, and are not likely to raise a battalion of suicide bombers on the basis of Lady Gaga alone.
Maybe that should be our strategy, invade with Lady Gaga.
Whoops, sorry - looks that was already tried.
|Lady Gaga in Federal Blue during her invasion of Mexico|