“A leading presidential candidate of Mexico’s ruling party said he would break with government policy and withdraw the army from the fight against drug gangs if he wins the election in 2012,” reuters.com reports. “Santiago Creel, a former interior minister belonging to the conservative National Action Party (PAN), told Reuters that President Felipe Calderon’s military strategy had served its course and that he would change ‘everything’ as leader . . .
“The direct, frontal, expansive strategy is a strategy that should end with this administration,” said Creel, who is seeking the PAN’s nomination for the presidency.
The Mexican and American governments are siding with the Sinaloan cartel and their allies in their bloody battle against Los Zetas. But at least they’re fighting someone.
If President Calderon’s replacement calls a “truce” in the drug war, if America can do nothing to at least ameliorate the criminal conspiracies terrorizing average Mexicans, Mexico’s citizenry will be completely at the drug lords’ mercy.
You could argue that this is already true, what with Mexico’s defilement and destruction of their citizens’ right to keep and bear arms and the cartels’ heinous reign south of the border.
I repeat: gun control has rendered Mexico’s populace irrelevant to the future of their own country. Check this via borderlandbeat.com:
An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate’s associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates’ businesses.
The vow is a bizarre cyber twist to Mexico’s ongoing drug war, as a group that has no guns is squaring off against the Zetas, a cartel blamed for thousands of deaths as well as introducing beheadings and other frightening brutality.
“You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him,” says a masked man in a video posted online on behalf of the group, Anonymous.
“We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon … but we can do this with their cars, homes, bars, brothels and everything else in their possession,” says the man, who is wearing a suit and tie.
The blog is mightier than a vast criminal enterprise armed to the teeth operating with complete impunity? Good luck with that. In fact, this “battle” between bloggers and Los Zetas would be funny if the bloggers stood even a chance of surviving the inevitable cartel reprisals.
Meanwhile, as corrupt as they undoubtably are, the Mexican military remain a potent countervailing force against complete lawlessness. Take that away and even the slightest hope of democracy will die.
A contiguous nation completely controlled by narco-terrorists. If you think illegal immigration across our porous border is bad now . . . The mind boggles.