2007 March 25 Sunday
Mexican Drug War Losses Over 150 Dead Per Month

Cops are getting killed in drug-fueled violence in Mexico as the drug lords fight for power over the government.

The number of police deaths in Mexico in incidents involving organised crime has jumped 50% this year, according to official statistics.

At least 61 police officers have been killed in Mexico since the year began.

The increase in police deaths follows a crackdown on drug-related violence by the Mexican government.

If the United States built a wall along the entire US-Mexico border one of the effects would be to cut revenue to Mexican drug lords. Mexico would become a more civilized and lower crime society. Governments in Mexican border cities and towns could get a handle on the lawlessness and drive out the drug gangs.

The figures above for police deaths are just the tip of the iceberg. As of Friday March 23 one accounting puts total deaths from the drug wars at 491 so far in 2007 and over 2000 in 2006.

MEXICO CITY - Nearly 500 people have been killed in Mexico's drug wars so far this year, according to media reports here, despite a crackdown on the illicit trade by President Felipe Calderon.

The dead include dozens of police officers, the daughter of a retired Army general and a suspected cartel hit man in the northern city of Monterrey left with a knife sticking out of his chest and a message to local officials affixed to his body.

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Calderon's government, which took power in December, promised a get-tough approach against the drug trade, which claimed more than 2,000 lives last year.

That's worse than US yearly losses from fighting in Iraq. We are talking about the country on the southern border of the United States. We need to insulate ourselves from this with a border barrier and tougher immigration controls. We should also deport all the illegal alien criminals and other illegal aliens. That'll remove drug gangs and provide other benefits as well.

A big increase in law enforcement in a section of the Texas border with Mexico freed up enough agents to quadruple drug seizures. A barrier layer along the entire border with fence and wall elements would free up Border Patrol agents to go after drug smugglers. So few would attempt to cross that agents could respond to electronic crossing detection sensors and catch just about every illegal crosser. We could eliminate Mexico as a conduit for illegal drugs smuggled into the United States while also eliminating it as a source of illegal aliens.

Thanks to Omer K for the heads up.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 March 25 10:37 AM  Mexico


Comments
Sammy said at March 25, 2007 11:43 AM:

Mexico is rapidly becoming a FUBAR country. We need to wall ourselves off from these animals as soon as possible. We have enough criminal activity in the US without Mexican criminals exporting their violence. I get a little upset when I am told by Bush, Kennedy, Gates and the rest of the criminals who want to destroy America that these hispanics have such great values.

During the Algerian war, the French constructed the Morice Line. This was a fortified fence with electronic sensors and systems that was used to prevent the FLN from moving men and supplies from Tunisia into Algeria. It was by all accounts very successful. If the FLN tried to cut the fence or go over, the system alerted a rapid response team who would shoot down the infiltrators. If they tried to go around the southern end, they had to pass through the desert and were easy targets for French aircraft on patrol. This was used in the fucking late 1950's! So when any bullshitter tells you that the border with Mexico can't be sealed off, just tell them to go read their fucking history! (This would work great with the border between Iraq and Syria and Iraq and Iran. Create a barrier and shoot anyone within 300 yards of it. It would do a lot to cut down on the flow of fighters and equipment). Put up signs in espanol telling these fucks that they will be muerte if they get near it. It doesn't have to be perfect. After a few deaths by mines, rifle fire or gunship cannons, any border jumpers will have the fear of God in them anyway. Of course all this requires our elected representatives actually carrying out the will of the people and preserving our nation, so it is all wishful thinking anyway.


More details here if anyone is interested:
http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/pbmcnamara.html

Jerry Martinson said at March 25, 2007 3:14 PM:

I wish Uncle Sam would actually follow the plot that the conspiracy theorists have always alleged.

If the CIA actually ran the drug trade, they could undercut the cartels out of business. We'd have deep insight and control into all the smuggling operations going into the country. We'd have some influence over domestic "drug kingpins" and we'd be able to periodically send them upriver so they never really get ahead. We'd be able to suffocate M13's and other dangerous street gangs out of existence.

If run well, this kind of policy wouldn't result in a significantly lower street price so the domestic drug consumption wouldn't increase much. We could have a policy of supplying street gangs in such a manner as to minimize the financial incentives for inter-gang violence.

Randall Parker said at March 25, 2007 3:24 PM:

Jerry,

Your proposal reminds me of Jim Kirk telling the gangsters on some planet how the Federation is going to get a cut and that they are going to stop doing gang wars against each other.

It could work with drugs. But the public is (understandably) opposed to legalization.

If we build a border barrier, stop immigration from Latin America, and start deporting all the illegals and non-permanent residents from Latin America we could get the drug violence on our side of the border way way down.

playrink said at March 26, 2007 9:37 AM:

Mary Jane, legal & taxed - what a concept!
(& the wheels keep spinning while the "public" is "understandably" a lot of things).

(Vicente) Fox Hound said at March 27, 2007 12:00 AM:

Playrink, legalized marijuana is a joke. Steve Sailer summed up this topic in an American Spectator article a couple years ago.

To sum it up: Lazy, easily amused, fat-asses with increasing appetites and decreasing attention spans--just what this country DOESN'T need more of.

playrink said at March 27, 2007 12:06 PM:

pros & cons have been aired a bazillion times, so how bout some sloganic forensics:

"Merry Jain - Wouldn't hurt a fly"

(conservos revere local tradition, no?)

Son of Sammy said at July 8, 2009 8:12 AM:

Sammy, where there is demand then there will be supply, if something was done about drug addiction then there would be no as you put it "mexican animals." You are just a freaking bigot any way!! see you in hell!!


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