- (february 2009)
The Mexican civil war.
In 2008 more than 6,000 people died in violence related to organized crime
in Mexico. That's the same number of civilians killed in Iraq.
By mid-february 2009 there had already been 1,000 killings in Mexico, a lot
more than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
Let's call it what it is: the Mexican civil war.
Four drug cartels
(the Sinaloa cartel, the Gulf cartel, the Tijuana cartel, and the Juarez cartel)
now effectively control parts of the north, at the border with the USA.
Their yearly revenues are about 13 billion dollars.
Not much by USA standards, but enough to buy a lot of politicians and police
officers in developing countries.
By recruiting professionals from the Mexican army, the cartels have created
their own army, nicknamed "Los Zetas". The Zetas are in charge of protecting
the routes of drug trafficking.
The irony is that this is civil war entirely funded and armed by the USA.
It is funded by the millions of dumb USA citizens who consume drugs, thus
supporting the business of the cartels. And it is armed by the NRA (National
Rifle Association) and its allies in Washington that protect arm sellers:
Mexican gangsters can purchase legally highly sophisticated weapons in the
USA and then use them across the border against under-armed Mexican police
officers. Unfortunately, very few of the USA citizens who caused the problem are
paying the price.
The government of Mexico should start asking the USA to bomb private
USA residences and arrest
USA private citizens instead of trying to fight (and lose) a battle against
druglords who can arm themselves in USA arm stores with the money that they
receive from USA drug users.
Isn't this what the USA did to Afghanistan when people from Afghanistan attacked
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