We in the US are largely to blame for the terrible situation in Mexico involving
the illegal and murderous activities of the cartels. Our drug users must take
responsibility for keeping the crime and mahem alive and well in Mexico and in
the USA.Our families used to enjoy visits to this amazing land and
people but because of crimes related to drug sales in the US it has all become a
memory.We will be held accountable.
Mexico what a wondrful country. I know I would like to vacation there.
Excuse my distrust here, especially during amnesty season in Washington.Perhaps the DN is trying to paint a picture of the violent nature of Mexico to
justify illegal aliens and the latest ploy - asylum.One has to question
why we send missionaries there.
@ Elcapitan:How can you possibly make excuses for the murders and
executions of innocent people by the totally demented leaders of drug cartels?
Ridiculous! U.S, citizens might provide the demand for illegal drugs. But
they certainly don't directly encourage or condone murder as part of the
process. That responsibility is totally due to the excessive lust for power and
money that many of the drug cartels have. Supplying illegal drugs does not have
to include insidious murders. Those particular actions are strictly the
responsibility of those pulling the triggers and using their knives. Your statement of blame is allegorical to someone being held responsible for
burglars robbing a bank and assaulting bank employees simply because someone
else deposited money in that bank that may not have been legally earned. Pretty
silly.Such statements of secondary blame are a stretch in trying to
make felons irresponsible for their own actions. There is way too much of that
going on in our no-fault society today. Liberal zealots would like us all to
believe that everyone is the victim and everyone else is always to blame. But
that just doesn't cut it in the real world.
Unfortunately, Tators, the murders associated with the drug cartels are fueled
by America's lust for drugs. We are the #1 consumers of illegal drugs in
the entire world. If that were not so - if the demand completely dried up - the
cartels would collapse almost overnight. Directly or indirectly, Elcapitan is
correct to place the blame for the cartel's antics right on our doorstep.
It is a fact. Plain and simple. Whether you like it or not. As one who has been
involved in this "business" for many years, I know. More than I want.
@Say No to BO:I don't blame you for being an ignoramus in
regard to the current situation in Mexico, because US news agencies have not
cared to cover it thoroughly. Truth is the problem has escalated since 2008.
Do some research on Zeta and Sinaloa cartels. They are brutal and have no
regard for human life.Those of us who've lived close to the
border know that Juarez alone has become the murder capital of the world, having
over 16,000 murders since 2008. This does not include counts from Tijuana,
Mexico City, and others. It's a mess!Amnesty for illegals is a
terrible idea. Most good Mexicans who try to cross the border get caught and
sent back to Mexico with nothing. Those who are able to cross bribe the border
patrol with money and drugs. The percent of corrupted CBP agents on the take is
ridiculously high. This means that the MAJORITY of illegals are not who we want
to give citizenship to. While there are many who are innocent already in our
country, we would need a way to separate them efficiently.