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Old 01-13-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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While reporting on the vicious drug war inside Mexico, which claimed more than 5,000 lives there last year, we were shown a U.S. map that really put us on alert.

The map showed all the United States cities where federal law enforcement officials believe Mexican traffickers have set up smuggling operations. Each of these American cities was marked in red and together they filled the country, from South to North, West Coast to East Coast.

As one official put it, when it comes to drugs, weapons and violence, "Our southwest border has now moved to Chicago, Atlanta and New York."
For many people, Atlanta is the real shocker. News that Mexican traffickers have spilled over into Phoenix, El Paso and other border towns is more easily understood, given their locations. But drug agents talking about Atlanta becoming a major illicit drug distribution hub for Mexican cartels supplying the entire U.S. eastern seaboard is a different story.

Slowly, the traffickers moved into Atlanta and other towns in recent years by hiding among the already established immigrant communities. The drug trafficking business model they put together is quite sophisticated and hard to crack.


Crossing the border: Mexico's deadly drug war - The Daily Nightly - msnbc.com
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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While reporting on the vicious drug war inside Mexico, which claimed more than 5,000 lives there last year, we were shown a U.S. map that really put us on alert.

The map showed all the United States cities where federal law enforcement officials believe Mexican traffickers have set up smuggling operations. Each of these American cities was marked in red and together they filled the country, from South to North, West Coast to East Coast.

As one official put it, when it comes to drugs, weapons and violence, "Our southwest border has now moved to Chicago, Atlanta and New York."
For many people, Atlanta is the real shocker. News that Mexican traffickers have spilled over into Phoenix, El Paso and other border towns is more easily understood, given their locations. But drug agents talking about Atlanta becoming a major illicit drug distribution hub for Mexican cartels supplying the entire U.S. eastern seaboard is a different story.

Slowly, the traffickers moved into Atlanta and other towns in recent years by hiding among the already established immigrant communities. The drug trafficking business model they put together is quite sophisticated and hard to crack.


Crossing the border: Mexico's deadly drug war - The Daily Nightly - msnbc.com
All the more reason to come down on illegal aliens (most of whom happen to be Mexican nationals)------------hard.

Yes; other groups will try to fill the vacuum left but at least the land connection will be broken.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Harry Reid plans on pushing Senate Bill 9 through to tear down the border fence. What a shame that would be should Mexico colapse as mentioned on AOL news today. I have lived long enough to finally find out which of the two political parties want to protect and preserve the USA and sadly I think the answer is neither party.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Harry Reid plans on pushing Senate Bill 9 through to tear down the border fence. What a shame that would be should Mexico colapse as mentioned on AOL news today. I have lived long enough to finally find out which of the two political parties want to protect and preserve the USA and sadly I think the answer is neither party.


Unfortunately, you are absolutely correct.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Unfortunately, you are absolutely correct.
Good post! Think I agree with all that & then some. Harry Reid needs go home. They need to build the fence , double it& put mines in the middle.. Phoenix & Albquerque have been Drug staging areas for the cartels & mexican drug runners for over 25 years!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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Good post! Think I agree with all that & then some. Harry Reid needs go home. They need to build the fence , double it& put mines in the middle.. Phoenix & Albquerque have been Drug staging areas for the cartels & mexican drug runners for over 25 years!
I couldn't agree more. Since Mexico is on the verge of collapse as an extra precaution we should be putting alligators in the Rio Grande.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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We just need a higher body count, prime time at 6pm on the local station.
One which will show the SOB drug cartel shooting and beheading on the streets of average town America.

Oh.......................and getting Harry Reid out of office wouldn't hurt either
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Why would the news of Atlanta be a shocker? Are people so stupid to think that the crime will always only be isolated to border towns or those cities in close proximity to Mexico? If you legislate and allow bad behavior, you encourage it, reagardless of geography. People need to pull their heads out of their arses.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Why would the news of Atlanta be a shocker? Are people so stupid to think that the crime will always only be isolated to border towns or those cities in close proximity to Mexico? If you legislate and allow bad behavior, you encourage it, reagardless of geography. People need to pull their heads out of their arses.
Yes they do actually, I have heard people state that illegal immigration is not an issue on Long Island "because we are so far away from Texas and California where all the illegals go to".
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