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Old 02-20-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied Thursday that the latest drug-fueled violence in Mexico has spilled across the border, even as local officials throughout the country see troubling signs of Mexican gang activity.

The Department of Justice reports that 230 U.S. cities, from Anchorage to Atlanta have a cartel or Mexican gang presence. A February report from the Cato Institute found a "troubling number of incidents" in which Mexico violence was spilling across the border. It also noted increasing violence against U.S. citizens traveling in the southern neighbor.

Federal authorities say more that $14 billion in illegal drugs are smuggled into the U.S. every year through Mexico. And Phoenix, the capital city of Napolitano's home state of Arizona, recorded 370 kidnappings last year, placing it only second to Mexico City worldwide, though it wasn't immediately clear how many of the kidnappings can be traced to Mexican drug activity.


Napolitano: Violence in Mexico Not Yet Spilling Across U.S. Border - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/20/napolitano-violence-mexico-spilling-border/ - broken link)

Well, either Janet is smoking crack or she is simply deaf, dumb, blind and crazy.

 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Juarez police chief turns the town over to drug gangs:

Mexican police chief quits amid threats - Americas- msnbc.com
 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ha, Napolitano is going to be part of the problem, not the cure.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I am afraid it will take a major incident on the US side of our southern border before the idiots in Wash DC wake up and take action.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I am afraid it will take a major incident on the US side of our southern border before the idiots in Wash DC wake up and take action.
How many kidnappings will it take? 200 a month?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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How many kidnappings will it take? 200 a month?
Thus far it has been (usually) coyotes, etc. kidnapping other illegal aliens and most of us could not care less...........

If/when those losers start going after Gringos (Americans of any race/ethnicity)------------then there will be hell to pay.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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We wanted change.........does head in the sand...again. count?????
 
Old 02-21-2009, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Thus far it has been (usually) coyotes, etc. kidnapping other illegal aliens and most of us could not care less...........

If/when those losers start going after Gringos (Americans of any race/ethnicity)------------then there will be hell to pay.
Why would they go after "gringos"()?
Unless they are involved with drug smuggling, which many "gringos" are. Mexico is only half the journey for Mexico.

If/when they start going after "gringos", I could not care less. I don't get involved with drug smuggling/distributing/ordering, so I don't have anything to be afraid of.


Hell to pay from who?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:35 AM
 
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as mexico's economy continues to tank from the combination of loss of oil production in cantarell (where the oil will be completely drying up soon) the increasing drop in oil prices, less tourism, and less revenue being sent into mexico from the united states you can bet that there will be more drug action and more violence as an offshoot.
janet obviously is not a person who thinks ahead and was a poor choice for homeland security!
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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as mexico's economy continues to tank from the combination of loss of oil production in cantarell (where the oil will be completely drying up soon) the increasing drop in oil prices, less tourism, and less revenue being sent into mexico from the united states you can bet that there will be more drug action and more violence as an offshoot.
janet obviously is not a person who thinks ahead and was a poor choice for homeland security!
To say that she is a poor choice is too kind. Even for the OBL's, it's kind of hard to ignore the reality of the drug cartel violence that is spilling over our borders. So much so that the MSM has begun reporting it in frequently and in graphic detail.

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