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Old 08-01-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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The Zetas, former Mexican soldiers who have become the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel, have been linked to killings along the Texas side of the border and as far north as Dallas, according to court records and press accounts. The Sinaloa Cartel has been linked to the local Houston drug trade. And in Phoenix, suspected Mexican traffickers dressed as the Phoenix Police SWAT team recently attacked a home with high caliber weapons.

"The violence in (American) cities has a direct cause and effect related to what is taking place in Mexico," said Fred Burton, vice president for counterterrorism at Stratfor, an Austin-based private intelligence company.

"The farther north you go from the border, the less that is understood," said Burton, who is a member of the Texas Border Security Council, which focuses on homeland security and economic development along the Texas-Mexico border.

The biggest worry for local law enforcement groups is that the cartels will bring with them violent methods honed during furious cartel wars in Mexico that have left about 5,000 dead since 2006. In recent years, Mexican drug violence has reached new heights, featuring beheadings, videotaped executions broadcast on the Internet, and the targeting of top Mexican officials.

Drug violence in Atlanta tied to several cartels | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/07/31/mexico_drug_cartels_atlanta_violence.html - broken link)

Forget Iraq, we should have invaded our biggest enemy: Mexico.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Zetas and MS13s, all kinds of drug cartels are moving their members over to the USA.

They are gaining a strong foothold in many areas.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Zetas and MS13s, all kinds of drug cartels are moving their members over to the USA.

They are gaining a strong foothold in many areas.
MS-13 didnt move their members to the USA...USA moved MS-13 members to Central America. Am I having deja vu?

And as far as the drug cartels, thats just international organized crime. Its a relatively new phenomenon. If you don't get involved with that stuff, it shouldn't affect you.
Unless youre trying to score some uncut Peruvian or something.
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