Mexican President Surprised to Learn That the Drug War is Super Violent

Does Felipe Calderon even know what he's doing?

MEXICO CITY (AFP) — President Felipe Calderon Friday acknowledged the country's drug war is bloodier and tougher than he thought when he first took office in 2006, but vowed to eradicate the "cancer" that is consuming Mexico.

Really? That's odd because this has gone exactly as I expected and I haven’t been to Mexico in 20 years. He's the president. Why is he struggling to understand the basic dimensions of his own drug war?

If he admits that he didn't know it would get this bad, one wonders what else he doesn’t know. There were 6,000 people killed in Mexico's drug war last year alone and things appear to be getting worse, not better. Even Calderon's updated assessment may be proven horribly naïve.  

How much longer can the leaders of the drug war continue feigning surprise when their policies fail?
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Felipe Calderon terrorist wall street insider trading scammer?

Felipe Calderon is reaping the fraudulently rigged petrochemiceutical corporations stock market insider trading scam along with all the other unconstitutional war against drugs dictators who have hijacked everyones governments. I guess if you are in charge of using law enforcement as a bullying dictatorship you can get away with what landed Martha Stewart,Manuel Noriega and others in prison while forcing major network news to report you as the so good guys. This is exactly why oliver north has show on fox while Freeway Ricky Ross is stuck in prison. Fox news is aiding and abetting the largest terrorism and plunder based wall street stock rigging double standard based unconstitutional dictator run monopoly possibly in all of history and this present time; that dictatorship being the purposely expected to fail for insider trading profit war against drugs/prohibition/pre-emptive war/police action or whatever in the fuck you wanna callit. Were callin like it is and were ready for this war on drugs fraud to fucking end ! Oh yeah; spraying Native aboriginal people and landless peasants with dangerous chemicals like the same bastards made happen to all sides of the vietnam war is not acceptable by any sane persons knowledge. All forms of terrorism being perpetrated by the war mongers of wall st must stop now!

Felipe is flipping out

    consfearacy

it`s simple math backed up by ideology. the more havoc flipping felipe creates in mexico, the more money he will get from the u.s.a. the drug war is god to washington. the more violence the drug war creates, the more our tax dollars must be spent to fight it. wall street is swimming in drug money. this ain`t but 5th grade math folks. washington politicians are nothing but puppets of their wall street masters. it just keeps goin` on and on and on.......

Insanity

    consfearacy

forget chasing the dragon, the drug war is nothing more than a blind dog chasing its tail.

RE ON WALL ST SCAM!

TOTALLY... FELIPE CALDERON IS PLAYING DUMB FOR PROFIT AND/OR FEAR FOR HIS LIFE, AS GLOBAL PETROCHEMICEUTICAL CORPORATIONS ARE THE EARTHS LARGEST DRUG CARTEL. FREEWAY RICKY ROSS IS SMALL FISH COMPARED TO GLOBAL PETROCHEMICEUTICAL CORPORATIONS. END THE WAR ON DRUGS SCAM NOW ! YES I AM SHAMELESSLY ALL CAPPING THIS BECAUSE IM YELLING AS IT SEEMS THE POLITICIANS AND POLICE THAT CONTINUE THIS PLUNDER SEEM TO BE DEAF INDIFFERENT OR SIMPLY IN A HOSTAGE SITUATION LIKE CALDERON LIKE THEIR TRYING TO DO TO OBAMA AS WE SPEAK. WE NEED HELP !

the new bastille

the new bastille day approaches for global plunder corporations and the government leaders they pay to rule unconstitutionally

Revolution

It's time for the villagers to take up torches and pitchforks for this Frankenstein Monster Drug War!!!!!

It will happen here too

Plan to attend the March 25 Homeland Security Committee meeting on militarizing the Mexican border. And/or contact your members of congress about the meeting. Senate Homeland Security Committee members and contact information

The bloody escalation in Mexico is a direct result of Mexico militarizing the drug war at the insistence of the United States. It will happen here too thanks to policies that Barack Obama co-sponsored in 2005. And it will not simply be on the border but across the U.S.

The 2005 Combat Meth Act, according to the 2007 National Drug Threat Assessment, directly contributed to the rapid growth of more organized and more violent Mexican cartel gangs across the U.S.

"...marked success in decreasing domestic methamphetamine production through law enforcement pressure and strong precursor chemical sales restrictions has enabled Mexican DTOs to rapidly expand their control over methamphetamine distribution—even in eastern states—as users and distributors who previously produced the drug have sought new, consistent sources. These Mexican methamphetamine distribution groups (supported by increased methamphetamine production in Mexico) are often more difficult for local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate, and dismantle because they typically are much more organized and experienced than local independent producers and distributors."

Now Obama and his drug war cabinet are planning a massive escalation and militarization of the border. In early February the Dallas Morning News reproted:

"MEXICO CITY - Alarmed by spiraling drug violence along their shared border, U.S. and Mexican officials say they foresee an enhanced U.S. role in the battle against powerful cartels, including joint operations that could involve private American contractors or U.S. military and intelligence personnel."
(snip)
"But "everything is on the table," one Mexican official said, including "joint operations."
28 Jan 2009, Dallas Morning News.

Rather than deny this significant escalation U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence who, a few weeks back successfully coerced the city council of El Paso to rescind a call for a democratic debate on legalization of drugs as a possible solution to the violence, attacked the Dallas Morning news for reporting the facts.

"It is not helpful when people talk about this potential agreement that may or may not be taking place with Mexico. Obviously, the less that is said about that the better. I regret people speculating like they were in that story in the Dallas Morning News -- that doesn't help the effort. That continues to stir up the concerns ( and ) the mistrust that exist in that situation."

The next step in the process of making war is a pro forma congressional hearing in the Senate Homeland Security Committee. That is already scheduled for March 25, 2009. A day that should have drug policy reformers crashing the meeting and protesting outside on the capital steps but the reform leadership is giving this meeting a pass.

People who oppose the escalation and militarization of the Mexican border and drug war can write to the committee. Or better yet plan to attend the Committee meeting on MARCH 25. Senate Homeland Security Committee members and contact information. If your senator is on the committee write to them or call them now and tell them you do not want the drug war militarized. Tell them instead to end the drug war now.

Mexico has a lot of work to do

These drug cartels are taking over the streets and terrorizing neighborhoods. Drastic measure must be taken. Look what happened to Colombia during the Escobar regime. It was a war zone for everybody in Colombia. Compare that to nowadays, post Escobar.

As intimidating as these drug cartels may be, drastic measures must be administered to ensure the protection and longevity of the people.

Wasted labor

I wonder how much good it did Elliot Ness in Chicago to fight the bootleggers. If prohibition was not ended , we would likely still be fighting against the mob. The same thing is going on here. As long as the mobs (cartels) are running things and have plenty of financial backing, the government is just spinning its wheels. If they were going to get the job done, it should have been finished by now. The fact is they are fighting a war they re never going to win. They did not learn their lesson after alcohol prohibition and continue to repeat history. They have, previously, taken drastic measures by mobilizing the Mexican Army! Even the Mexican Army can't stop the cartels! What is going to make it any different during this episode of bloodshed?! Just a bigger death toll and more job opportunities for the next group of cartel leaders and employees.

I don't know that Columbia is a real success story. They still export plenty of cocaine! Escobar was just replaced by someone else! There was no real success in, just, eliminating one man.

Power

isnt all that money buys!

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