Posted by: Nick Poma | December 5, 2007

U.S. Mexico Border not as big a Threat as Iran

            Even though intelligence reports have come out stating that the Iranian government suspended their nuclear weapons program back in 2003, the President is still saying that the United States must consider that country an immediate threat. This comes at a time when the U.S. Mexico border has become somewhat of a lawless region where the border patrol finds themselves under constant fire from drug cartels, human traffickers, and even the Mexican military.

            Many people in the border towns of the Southwest have been victimized by the vicious crime syndicates running their wares across the border, which separates the United States and Mexico. While American citizens are victims of violent crimes, on the Mexican side of the border things are even worse. There are a few individuals that are willing to stand up against the drug runners, but they soon become victims of assassination.

            In a country where the majority of the population lives below the poverty line, money talks and the drug cartels have it. There have been reports of the border patrol and sheriffs departments in border towns being engaged by the Mexican army. This equates to a border war, however, the Federal government seems to be ignoring the crisis and are not sending any real help for the troubled region.

            The majority of Americans support the idea of placing American forces along the border and the government has done this to a very small extent. However, they sent the military unarmed and the soldiers find themselves with no recourse, in some instances, but to run for their lives.

            These are not the actions of a government, which is sworn to protect its citizens. The government is knowingly ignoring a very dangerous situation at the southern border and the people in the region are paying a very high price for it. It is obvious that if the Federal government does not act to alleviate the problems at the border, then they are complicit and are to be held accountable for every death that results through their inaction.

            It seems a strange thing that the Federal government is willing to spend billions of dollars on wars around the world but they will not spend a few million to enforce the border. Where there is a problem and it is ignored by those entrusted to prevent, or solve it, then we must consider that there is an agenda in play, which is not in the best interest of the citizens of this nation.


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