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The Somalia Next Door

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Is it me or is it really weird that we get more media coverage about predator drone kills of Taliban chieftains in Waziristan than the President of the United States openly speculating about putting troops on  our border with Mexico?

 President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.

“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

“I don’t have a particular tipping point in mind,” he said. “I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens.”

I’m afraid that we are already at that tipping point.  Perhaps the Department of Justice has better uses for scarce resources than investigating a Sheriff, at the political behest of far leftwing Congressmen, for enforcing U.S. immigration laws. Yeah, I’m sure Sheriff Joe is a media hound and something of an abrasive jerk but he’s enforcing the law and we have far greater security priorities than carrying out the ideological vendettas of New York Democrats. Like tracking down Zeta killer teams operating inside the U.S. ?

Failed State Mexico Links:

State of Siege: Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency (Full PDF Article)   Stratfor reports on Mexico, news ignored by our mainstream media

Latest Academic Mexico Trip Report    “Mexico: On the Road to a Failed State?”    Mexico’s Instability Is a Real Problem

Mexico – Failed State/Failed Policies?   Among top U.S. fears: A failed Mexican state  

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