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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I pee on travel warnings.

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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This is definitely an act of war. I think it's time for serious business with the cartels.
    How many decades have we been at war with various cartels already? Kill one leader, or take out one cartel, and 5 wanna be's go to war to replace the one that got killed. It is war with a hydra, cut off one head and you get multiple replacements - and survival of the fittest means they just get bigger and badder. So long as there are billions of dollars of black market proceeds to kill or be killed for, then the cartels and the violence will continue, regardless of how ferociously we play whack-a-mole.
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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I reckon Mexico's decriminalizing pot didn't have quite the positive effect that some folks predicted.
    That is about as silly as a person who lives next to a lake expecting mosquitos not to breed because they mopped up a mud puddle in the driveway, it also - as has already pointed out - was NOT why pot was decriminalized in Mexico, nor was there ANY expectation of it doing a thing to curb violence.
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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Wow

    My brother-in-law just got his visa from the consulate in Ciudad Juarez in February. My sister, mom, brother-in-law, and baby niece were in and around Juarez in January (where they spent time between there and Oxaca).


    They believe the travel advisory to be a bit hyped, but that it did feel like a military state, as there were soldiers around every corner. Yet they did not feel threatened walking around their hotel and outside of their hotel (but couldn't stray too far).

    The escalation is expected. Increasing the military/police presence is not going to defeat the cartel, as it is too powerful and too entrenched in that area.
    A bit hyped?

    People are getting killed in broad daylight and to even be in the city is asking for it.

    I am in Sinaloa, 2 hours from the cartels home city and the violence has come here.

    Daily killings, in front of the police headquarters sometimes, like Saturday. The police have been warned by the bad guys to not get involved and they aren't. We are basically on our own.

    No going out at night and not much during the day.

    Juarez is 100 times worse than it is here.

    If your family was smart they would stay out of all border towns until this is cleared up.

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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I reckon Mexico's decriminalizing pot didn't have quite the positive effect that some folks predicted.
    You think the cartels are here because of the small amount they sell here in Mexico?

    The problem is the US consumption.

    They will do anything to keep their money coming in.

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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    Since there are two cartels, then there are two separate leaders. Bomb both their houses first with incendiary bombs then follow up with bunker busting bombs for underground structures.

    Follow it up with destroying those parts of trafficking network that can be identified and cause minimal collateral damage.
    If you could find their houses, I guess you could do that.

    Remember they have huge families so kill one and another family member will step in and then he will start randomly start killing any police officer or amry officer he sees.

    It has already happened.

    You are not dealing with an american criminal that is scared of the police.

    These guys aren't scared of anything.

    The Mexican army can't stop the violence, what makes you think an outside force can come in and easily kill the head of the cartels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Times are bad in Mexico, but the latest attacks are acts of war. I am not against bombing runs on the homes of cartel members for starters. The way I see it, if the Mexican government can't do the job it needs to do, then we should do it for them.

    Article is here.
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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I reckon Mexico's decriminalizing pot didn't have quite the positive effect that some folks predicted.
    You're actually right. Decriminalization just puts loop holes in the system. It keeps the product in the hands of criminals instead of bringing it into the free market. This is why legalization is the only real solution.
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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Times are bad in Mexico, but the latest attacks are acts of war. I am not against bombing runs on the homes of cartel members for starters. The way I see it, if the Mexican government can't do the job it needs to do, then we should do it for them.

    Article is here.
    I say we send all of the illegal Mexicans back home to fight the drug war.....

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    Re: 'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I reckon Mexico's decriminalizing pot didn't have quite the positive effect that some folks predicted.
    That is because decriminalizing minor possession is a joke. How on earth can you link the "decriminalizing" of small amounts of cannabis to have a positive effect in regards to limiting the power of drug cartels?

    Wanna stop drug cartels? Make cocaine and heroin legal....
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