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    Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Mexico's Army took control of customs Sunday on the busy US border, as federal authorities pulled agents off the job in a massive anti-corruption shakeup, officials told AFP.

    An Interior Ministry official said the dismissals were being carried out at all Mexican border facilities, and that the customs agents were being replaced.
    While I'm glad that Calderon is continuing to push his war against the drug lords, it's a little disquieting to know that active duty forces are now deployed just south of the border.

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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    I like it; I'm hoping that the Mexican Army can be greatly weakened so that the Magonistas and the Zapatistas can coordinate a violent military strike.

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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    While I'm glad that Calderon is continuing to push his war against the drug lords, it's a little disquieting to know that active duty forces are now deployed just south of the border.
    They've got no "official" territorial ambitions at this time, and diplomatic relations are warm enough. Might as well let them do the heavy lifting for once.

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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Of course, we've had military personnel for a while there, right?

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    So now the drug cartels will just pay off military units near the border. Not sure how this matters much. Part of the "corruption" issue is that the Mexican military has been infiltrated by drug lords. So how exactly does replacing one corrupt group with another solve the problem?
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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    So now the drug cartels will just pay off military units near the border. Not sure how this matters much. Part of the "corruption" issue is that the Mexican military has been infiltrated by drug lords. So how exactly does replacing one corrupt group with another solve the problem?
    Considering the recent case down in Texas, I daresay that our own house is a little too fragile for us to be throwing stones.
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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Considering the recent case down in Texas, I daresay that our own house is a little too fragile for us to be throwing stones.
    The fact is, America is the world's largest consumer of illegal drugs. That's what's driving the violence and corruption in Mexico. So, yes, throwing stones is a bit hard.
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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    The fact is, America is the world's largest consumer of illegal drugs. That's what's driving the violence and corruption in Mexico. So, yes, throwing stones is a bit hard.
    How's about we throw the stoned, instead? At the very least it would offer some cheap entertainment?

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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    How's about we throw the stoned, instead? At the very least it would offer some cheap entertainment?
    This is true. And it's about time we finally faced the fact that you cannot fight a war against an industry by attacking the supply.

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    Re: Mexican Army takes over customs on US border

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This is true. And it's about time we finally faced the fact that you cannot fight a war against an industry by attacking the supply.
    Hasn't really been shown to work, has it?
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