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Old 03-08-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Correct, since 1923 to be exact. Not hysteria, realism. Villas men had bolt and lever action rifles, the cartels have modern weapons and far more men under their command than did Villas rag tag gang.
Agreed, and not only that, in 1916 we actually took efforts to stop them (ex. Pershing's expedition into northern Mexico, and the deployment of over 200,000 troops to the border). I doubt Obama would even lift a finger should the cartels do a repeat of Villa's raid. In fact, he would probably find some way to bury the news and prevent it from getting out.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Agreed, and not only that, in 1916 we actually took efforts to stop them (ex. Pershing's expedition into northern Mexico, and the deployment of over 200,000 troops to the border). I doubt Obama would even lift a finger should the cartels do a repeat of Villa's raid. In fact, he would probably find some way to bury the news and prevent it from getting out.
Or, apologize to Mexico for our failure to provide them with better weaponry.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Correct, since 1923 to be exact. Not hysteria, realism. Villas men had bolt and lever action rifles, the cartels have modern weapons and far more men under their command than did Villas rag tag gang.
So is this a discussion of Villa's vs. the new drug cartels' fire power? Wouldn't anyone today not realize that drug cartels are well financed and their weaponry is top-notch? Isnt that a given?

How does understanding Villa's reign of terror in the Southwest US in the early 20th century, add to any solution to the drug cartels of today?
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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What's to say that the reason why some of these illegals aren't here is because of the cartel violence.

Time to put troops on the border to keep them out because when the cartels kill the president of Mexico or some high ranking officials the fit will hit the shan and they will be swarming over the border.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Or, apologize to Mexico for our failure to provide them with better weaponry.

Well, I guess the Obama administration had ATF tell the gun shop owners on the border to sell guns to the cartel so they could track them. One of those weapons was used to kill the federal agent in Mexico a few weeks ago. So, I guess, we will supply them with the latest weaponry too.

Scarier and scarier???
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