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    Posted: 08-Mar-2009 at 11:50

Originally posted by Maharbbal

Armed citizenry? Please, we're not talking about repealing the Wermacht here. We're talking organized crime, steps away from civil war. No tell me how the "armed citizenry" of Bagdad, Belfast and Bilbao have been doing in favour of peace lately... How many bandits and mafiosi origin from armed citizenry. I see some hysterical evidence, little historical. European history is rich in concerned and organized citizen who end up fighting like dogs destroying their country in the process (check up Greece, Italy and the Ukraine right after WWII).

 

You said it yourself in your previous post, and I agreed: Criminals and mafiosos have guns no matter what. Making guns legal for citizens simply evens out the playing field because most citizens in any part of the world are law-abiding. As for your examples, do you really believe a militia committed to dominating the country or overthrowing the government, is going to be concerned about what the government says about the right to carry guns? Right-to-carry laws only benefit the average citizen, since criminals and militias will get their guns no matter what.

 

 

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As it happen, there is a little something called specialization: you do half my workload, I do half yours and every one benefits.
Secondly, lets take into account some cultural traits for a second: it is Mexico we're talking about here not Switzerland. Law-abidingness does not reach the same levels (just stating a fact, the same way as a Frenchman will drive as fast as he can without getting caught while a German will drive as fast as s allowed).

 

Obviously the army is more efficient and powerful, what I'm saying is the army shouldn't be the only form of security, because every human has a right to protect their own family. As for the cultural traits, I don't agree or disagree, you make an interesting point.

 

 

Originally posted by Maharbbal

We're not talking genocide yet, and anyway you're getting it the wrong way around: every mass murder starts with someone picking up a firearm.

 

You're implying there were never any mass murders before firearms were invented. This simply isn't the case.

 

 

Originally posted by Maharbbal

C'mon I'm sure any Northern Mexican state would happily exchange its murder rate for any Sourthern US state. Not the same league.

 

All the more reason why its citizens should have the right to protect themselves with a fraction of the deadly force that the criminals possess.

 

 

Originally posted by Maharbbal

In economy there is such thing as the "border effect" which has a huge opportunity cost attached to but also benefits a small minority. I believe that's what we have here (since there's a border).

 

Sure, they get it cheap and go north and sell it for 10x the original price without paying any tarrifs. There is a border, but there is no border security. The U.S., being heavily involved in the drug trafficking industry, and planning a future North American Union, has no incentive to spend resources on border patrol. This is evident with the millions of illegals we have in this country. The border exists in paperwork and on maps, but the de facto border no longer exists.

 

The bottom line is, Americans are the consumers of the drugs sold by these drug-runners. They have an incentive not to kill or make a lot of noise in their main market. If northern Mexicans were their main market, they would never have had crime at this scale. But since they do have rampant crime, they should have right-to-carry laws.

 

 

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Firearms or not are not really the matter, bad guys would kill each other with forks if necessary! The only thing I know is that it is more difficult to kill someone with a fork than with a 9mm pistol, so I tend to prefer having a concern citizen with a fork than with a pistol. But hey that's personal, I tend to like being alive than dead... granted my set of preference and I have no right to impose it on any one.

 

In this comment you make the switch from "bad guy" to "concerned citizen" as if they are interchangable or synonymous terms. I simply don't agree with the fundamentals of what you're saying, so we should leave the gun discussion for another thread.
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Many of the police that are killed work for rival gangs. The police force in Mexico is totally demoralized. Armed citizenry, by historical evidence, have greater morale, because they have an incentive to be organized in order to protect their families.

Armed citizenry? Please, we're not talking about repealing the Wermacht here. We're talking organized crime, steps away from civil war. No tell me how the "armed citizenry" of Bagdad, Belfast and Bilbao have been doing in favour of peace lately... How many bandits and mafiosi origin from armed citizenry. I see some hysterical evidence, little historical. European history is rich in concerned and organized citizen who end up fighting like dogs destroying their country in the process (check up Greece, Italy and the Ukraine right after WWII).

Originally posted by ArmenianSurvival

Guns are an incentive for citizens to be organized and ready... without guns, there is no point for civilians to be organized against crime, because they can't to anything without guns. All they can do is duck and cover, and hope that some bureaucrats from the capital (many of whom are secretly part of this cartel war) send the army to the north for an indefinite period. This is why law-abiding citizens need to be armed. The army can't be everywhere at once, and no one has a greater incentive to protect the city than the citizens who live there.
As it happen, there is a little something called specialization: you do half my workload, I do half yours and every one benefits.
Secondly, lets take into account some cultural traits for a second: it is Mexico we're talking about here not Switzerland. Law-abidingness does not reach the same levels (just stating a fact, the same way as a Frenchman will drive as fast as he can without getting caught while a German will drive as fast as s allowed).

Originally posted by ArmenianSurvival

And you're right, even armed people die, but that doesn't disprove that a citizen's freedom to own guns curbs violence (curbs, not stops). All genocides and mass murders were made possible because citizens were stripped of their firearms.
We're not talking genocide yet, and anyway you're getting it the wrong way around: every mass murder starts with someone picking up a firearm.
 
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The southern states of the US are seeing unprecedented increases in drug violence, because there is virtually no border patrol. Most authorities from these states confirm that this violence is, by definition, a spillover from northern Mexico.
C'mon I'm sure any Northern Mexican state would happily exchange its murder rate for any Sourthern US state. Not the same league.
 
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Good point. Drug prohibition is a major cause of all this. The same way all the powerful American mobs of the 30's were propped up by alcohol prohibition.
 If memory serves, they were killing each others with legal tommy guns, not non-existing banned firearms.
 
In economy there is such thing as the "border effect" which has a huge opportunity cost attached to but also benefits a small minority. I believe that's what we have here (since there's a border). Firearms or not are not really the matter, bad guys would kill each other with forks if necessary! The only thing I know is that it is more difficult to kill someone with a fork than with a 9mm pistol, so I tend to prefer having a concern citizen with a fork than with a pistol. But hey that's personal, I tend to like being alive than dead... granted my set of preference and I have no right to impose it on any one.
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Al Jassas its almost socially accepted among certain celebrity circles to snort coke and smoke the mary J.

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As for prison problem, it is PC politics that made the situation worse, oh my god these criminals have rights crap. This guy's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio) approach is the ideal approach to deal with gangs. The US has many islands, send the criminals (the most dangerous of course) there and while at it, if these prisoners misbehave in prison, put them with a rival gang and you will see all kinds of good behavior.


It sounds good but just isn't realistic, there are an estimated million gang members, meaning there are millions connected directly or in-directly with gang related issues. There is a social underclass where this type of lifestyle and behaviour is normal. This is the real issue which needs to be tackled, everything else is superficial and intended to make the majority who don't live in such an environment to feel safer.



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Originally posted by Al Jassas

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Tell me es_bih, how many celebrities have been caught with heavy drugs and got away with it?
 
As for prison problem, it is PC politics that made the situation worse, oh my god these criminals have rights crap. This guy's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio) approach is the ideal approach to deal with gangs. The US has many islands, send the criminals (the most dangerous of course) there and while at it, if these prisoners misbehave in prison, put them with a rival gang and you will see all kinds of good behavior.
 
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It isn't PC crap - it is a realistic issue. We have over crowded prisons full of people that either have done a crime, or when it comes to a drug crime - that haven't done as much as they are serving for. There used to be people caught with a baggy of a few grams ( a user or addict if you will) serving hardcore criminal sentences... that is the problem that caused the overflow in the first place... and going back to that won't fix the problem.

Like I said in the previous post - a gang banger isn't necessarily a drug runner - nor a criminal (yet or in some cases ever). These are social and criminal clubs-organizations that exist in areas where people are of lesser economic means (of various ethnic backgrounds from white American, to black, to Hispanic, to European newcomers...) So simply arresting these people won't stop the problem because a portion are just there for social reasons and the rest that aren't are going to be replaced by the next graduating (drop-out) class... It is an on going phenomena that is tied to economical situation and society in genral that can't be stopped by simply imprisoning a few lowly criminals or hang arounds...

Think of a weed - once you cut it out - it grows back on another part of the lawn, in order to stomp it out you have to go to the cause of it.

Unless you want to have anyone that could potentially turn to crime in jail, but then you'll have a population of 10 million left in the USA that isn't in jail.


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Al Jassas its almost socially accepted among certain celebrity circles to snort coke and smoke the mary J.

Al Jassas
As for prison problem, it is PC politics that made the situation worse, oh my god these criminals have rights crap. This guy's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio) approach is the ideal approach to deal with gangs. The US has many islands, send the criminals (the most dangerous of course) there and while at it, if these prisoners misbehave in prison, put them with a rival gang and you will see all kinds of good behavior.


It sounds good but just isn't realistic, there are an estimated million gang members, meaning there are millions connected directly or in-directly with gang related issues. There is a social underclass where this type of lifestyle and behaviour is normal. This is the real issue which needs to be tackled, everything else is superficial and intended to make the majority who don't live in such an environment to feel safer.

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Originally posted by Al Jassas

Hello to you all
 
Tell me es_bih, how many celebrities have been caught with heavy drugs and got away with it?
 
As for prison problem, it is PC politics that made the situation worse, oh my god these criminals have rights crap. This guy's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio) approach is the ideal approach to deal with gangs. The US has many islands, send the criminals (the most dangerous of course) there and while at it, if these prisoners misbehave in prison, put them with a rival gang and you will see all kinds of good behavior.
 
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This is what I wrote:

Originally posted by es_bih

Marijuana is a misdemeanor rightly so in a few states, but hard drugs aren't people are still serving multi-year sentences for them. It is the ones that have the money to get a lawyer-and pay off a judge that get house arrest and or a lesser sentence. That is at least the case in Chicago for years now. 


Celebrities are but a small number of the overall population or even the overall population of "drug users." Do not think that their treatment is standard operation procedure for the rest of the residents of either state in the Union. Normal people (with no money) end up in jail daily for simple drug offenses. While at the same time people that distribute them get off nor get mentioned due to a lot of corruption in government on state and federal levels. Putting more mislead gang bangers in jail will only create a flood - our prison population is ridiculous as it is. A kid that grew in up in a bad neighborhood with an ounce of Marijuana shouldn't be persecuted or put in jail in the same manner than a high level trafficker would.
The only people in Chicago that get away with a half a year of house arrest after getting arrested with a high level of hard drugs are the ones that can afford to pay 20k to get off that charge. While at the same time a kid with a tenth as much would get 30-40 years depending on number offenses, etc...

Putting people in prison never solved anything, because the people that are being and have been put in prison are on the bottom of the ladder - and there are enough misguided, eager, and most importantly poor kids in this country to hang off the bottom of the ladder if another one falls (goes to jail).

Robert Downey Jr. and co. represent 0.1 % of that overall figure - and have no bearing on reality - because such high profile people with money usually do not have much to do with reality (R Kelly is free and acquitted of any crime - even though he taped himself having sex with a minor). That isn't even a drug related offense, but a very serous one; a pedophile without money would be in jail for at least 20 years.




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Hello to you all
 
Tell me es_bih, how many celebrities have been caught with heavy drugs and got away with it?
 
As for prison problem, it is PC politics that made the situation worse, oh my god these criminals have rights crap. This guy's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio) approach is the ideal approach to deal with gangs. The US has many islands, send the criminals (the most dangerous of course) there and while at it, if these prisoners misbehave in prison, put them with a rival gang and you will see all kinds of good behavior.
 
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It is no secret that all gang activity within the US are financed by drug money. Crack down on gangs (that is put every gang member in jail even if his only crime is that he is a gang member) and the cash funding the Mexican cartels with dry out.


There arn't enough prisons, do you know how bad the gang problem is? there are estimated to be over 1 million gang members.

The problem is a social one, people put blame on weapons and drugs but they don't cause the problems people do.

I have lived in mountain villages were everybody walks around with guns and everyone has a gun, however, gun crime was practically non-existant.

The problem with gangs is a tragic social cycle, broken families have kids who grow up on the streets without parental guidance, the surrounding people are in a similar predicament, the area has high unemployment and the people with respect ie people to aspire to are involved in criminal activities, usually involving narcotics. Every generation the gang members get younger and younger untill this way of life in these areas becomes the norm. Over time even in families which arn't broken, most the family is involved in some form of crime which makes the situation even worse.

This is just the lowest level of the drug trade, the highest level is an elite of very wealthy and influential people usually inside the government.

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Marijuana is a misdemeanor rightly so in a few states, but hard drugs aren't people are still serving multi-year sentences for them. It is the ones that have the money to get a lawyer-and pay off a judge that get house arrest and or a lesser sentence. That is at least the case in Chicago for years now. 
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The Chavez regime (by the way the guy was elected in a free and fair election that the US recognised) has nothing to do with the drug problem in the US and Mexico. The drug problem is an American-Mexican problem that both countries know exactly what the solution is and yet dance around it.
 
Also the US did crack down on organized crime, the Italian and US mafia, which lead to a reduction in drugs where the mafia operated, however drug trade soon went to Colombian and Mexican cartels many of which were involved with the CIA back in the 80s and early 90s. Drugs are freely traded nowadays in the US cities and being caught with drugs in some states have become almost a misdemeanor.
 
It is no secret that all gang activity within the US are financed by drug money. Crack down on gangs (that is put every gang member in jail even if his only crime is that he is a gang member) and the cash funding the Mexican cartels with dry out.
 
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Originally posted by Maharbbal

The lack of US control over gun trafficking to Mexico is indeed scandalous but cannot be considered the main reason why such violence is happening on the Norther border. If they didn't get their weapons from the US, they would get it from somewhere else. These guys are able to bring in tens of tons of cocaine and other drugs, you don't think that a few guns are beyond their reach. At best some small gangs would lose their gun supply. On the other hand, demand for small firearms may create the necessary economies of scale for the Mexican cartels to import big stuff they cannot find in the US market (rockets, mines, machine guns, etc.).
 
Yep.
 
 
Originally posted by Maharbbal

The argument that it is gun control in Northern Mexico that causes the violence is totally bogus because:
 
I didn't say gun control causes the violence. The war over the drug market causes the violence. Gun control just makes it worse, because it prevents law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves with lethal force.
 
 
Originally posted by Maharbbal

1. most of the people killed had a gun in the first place (many gangsters and policemen are shot). What the army brings is not so much firepower as a more organized force.
 
Many of the police that are killed work for rival gangs. The police force in Mexico is totally demoralized. Armed citizenry, by historical evidence, have greater morale, because they have an incentive to be organized in order to protect their families. Guns are an incentive for citizens to be organized and ready... without guns, there is no point for civilians to be organized against crime, because they can't to anything without guns. All they can do is duck and cover, and hope that some bureaucrats from the capital (many of whom are secretly part of this cartel war) send the army to the north for an indefinite period. This is why law-abiding citizens need to be armed. The army can't be everywhere at once, and no one has a greater incentive to protect the city than the citizens who live there.
 
And you're right, even armed people die, but that doesn't disprove that a citizen's freedom to own guns curbs violence (curbs, not stops). All genocides and mass murders were made possible because citizens were stripped of their firearms.
 
 
Originally posted by Maharbbal

2. the primary cause of the violence (control over drug trade) makes no sense north of the border.
 
The southern states of the US are seeing unprecedented increases in drug violence, because there is virtually no border patrol. Most authorities from these states confirm that this violence is, by definition, a spillover from northern Mexico.
 
 
Originally posted by Maharbbal

Self-evidently the best way to stop the violence is to stop the smuggling; this can happen if you end demand for drug and undocumented labour or if you make the trade legal by opening the border to drugs and migrants.
 
Good point. Drug prohibition is a major cause of all this. The same way all the powerful American mobs of the 30's were propped up by alcohol prohibition.
 
 
Edgewaters also makes a great point in his post. I would also add that the CIA and similar clandestine groups make billions in profits from these drugs, which is a key reason they haven't done anything about it.


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I do not detect much geopolitical analysis in some of the foregoing posts.  Let's give it more thought than that, please.
 
Nowhere did I mention stopping the drug trade.  Stopping the drug trade is unrealistic, and people will continue to make money from it.  "Cooperation" and "technology" are not going to stop it, and drugs can and might be used as a weapon or force multiplier in strategic matters among sovereign states.  This is hardly going to be discussed in public by governments or intelligence agencies.
 
All the usual stuff about "right wing propaganda" and higher ups who make billions, and corrupt "frontier guards" is irrelevant notwithstanding individual perception and bias.  There has been plenty of press linking the president of Venezuela to narco criminals.  If that makes anyone uncomfortable, take his name out of the equation.  It is doubtful that the use of illicit drug revenue (in some form, and to varying degrees) is absent from the operations of any state entity or any intelligence agency.
 
Now, how does this affect geopolitics...in this example in the Caribbean basin?  From the standpoint of the writer, it impacts the vital interests of the United States, and those of other states along the Caribbean littoral.
 
 


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What you said in your post is typical right wing propaganda although a much suitable word better describe it.
 
Right wing militias benifit from drugs in Colombia as much as the FARC if not more. Now the FARC has gone and the government and its militia control the country drugs are still a problem as they were. Colombia still produces 70%+ of the worlds Cocaine and actually the percentage is increasing not decreasing believe it or not.
 
The only way to stop drugs is cooperation. The US must crack down not on trade but also consumption. If celebrities keep getting it easy when they are caught with drugs then its hopeless to find a solution without cracking on the civil rights of the people in those areas.
 
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The US has been cracking down very hard on the drug trade and anything related to it since the mid-1970's when it started showing up in large amounts on US soil. Keep in mind US drug laws are amongthe strongest in the Western world. Not to mention that tens of thousands of indivudals are curenly serving sentences in American prisons from drug offences of varying degrees.
 
Pikeshot is also very true in what he says about Chavez's regime, organized crime espeically of the drug type has flourished in his nation under his reign and Caracas has become one of the most crime infested cities in the world as an example of that.
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They could wipe out cocaine and other foreign-imported drugs quite quickly if they wanted to. The networks rely on a system of credit or consignment to distribute the narcotics, which could be easily collapsed by pulling out all the undercover agents simultaenously when they are in possession of a peak amount of consignments and unpaid debts. A wave of killings would ensue and the distribution networks would destroy themselves.

The reason they don't do this is because there would be no prestige, no busts to print in the paper. There would also be a tidal wave of "drug violence" as the distribution networks collapsed in executions and slayings over unpaid debts. The drug enforcement agencies seek good media coverage in the form of large busts and lower drug violence, so they will never do this.

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Hello Pike
 
What you said in your post is typical right wing propaganda although a much suitable word better describe it.
 
Right wing militias benifit from drugs in Colombia as much as the FARC if not more. Now the FARC has gone and the government and its militia control the country drugs are still a problem as they were. Colombia still produces 70%+ of the worlds Cocaine and actually the percentage is increasing not decreasing believe it or not.
 
The only way to stop drugs is cooperation. The US must crack down not on trade but also consumption. If celebrities keep getting it easy when they are caught with drugs then its hopeless to find a solution without cracking on the civil rights of the people in those areas.
 
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That's what worries me. If the U.S. really had the will, a priority should be to cut to zero all the imports of drugs. With technology that can be made.
However, it looks like there are some corruption in the frontier guards, and also among the high spheres. Drug money corrupt everyone, I am afraid.
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The U.S makes millions if not billions from the drug trade, they have to appear as if they are trying to stop it however, its just an image, behind the curtain people very high up in the U.S make so much money from this business and have no intentions for it to end.
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Mexico should sent drug criminals to U.S. jails. like Colombia do. That would help to reduce the problems.
Now, how come the problems are getting though in the states? I should warn that criminal organizations have so much money they can corrupt anyone. The U.S. is not inmune to it, and should make an effort to control its own corruption more, particularly in gun trade.
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Here in the US we are getting more and more news about the drug-related violence in Mexico. It seems to be getting worse by the week and it appears Mexico could be very well the next Columbia.
 
Any thoughts in terms of open discussion about the current state of affairs in Mexico at the time being? In addition to it's possible effects on the geopolitics of the region
 
With the possibility of previous cooperation between Hugo Chavez's government and FARC (widely suspected but not yet proved), what might the probability be of Venezuelan involvement in Mexico's current problems?  There is still plenty of narco-business in Colombia, regardless of improvement, because of the money involved.
 
The reduction of revenue from oil production might have to be made up elsewhere by a regime that has staked it's future and reputation on widespread social spending.  How much of a challenge that may be for Venezuela has yet to be determined.  There is no other substantial revenue stream available to the regime.
 
Since caudillo regimes find it useful to construct foreign threats, an inability to fund the socialist order in Venezuela might lead to domestic unrest being blamed on the United States.
 
Venezuela is no military threat to anyone in the Caribbean but an asymmetrical challenge to a key US partner in Mexico by means of narco-business could:
 
1)  assist in revenue aquisition that can easily be laundered through a hundred places in Latin America and elsewhere.
 
2)  provide the perception to key Chavez support within the Venezuelan regime that the United States is being distracted in the Hemisphere by diverting assets to it's southern border and to Mexican authorities.  That might stress already thin US resources to the benefit of narco interests (and sources of revenue).
 
This could be done with public deniability, and, by concentrating on Mexico, there is no military threat of retaliation to Venezuela....anti-Gringo policy by proxy.
 
Why might Venezuela be an obvious matter of concern?  Because the regime has made a wager on oil which may not be sustainable in the short term, and because Hugo Chavez, as a populist, has staked his prestige on outspoken anti-American policies.  
 
This is a matter of geopolitical concern to two important North American states as it impacts basic security in Mexico and has already impacted several states in the American southwest with increrased criminal activity by Mexican cartels in Arizona and Texas.  California and New Mexico are hardly immune.  In a broader sense, the possibility of instability in any sovereign state along the Caribbean littoral impacts the vital interests of the United States. 
 
    
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Mexico has always being falling appart.
 
Well, in the possitive side, what's going on in Mexico could mean the beginning of the end of the tolerancy to crime.
 
Twenty years ago, Colombia was in a similar situation. The guerrilla and the drug lords literalilly dominated that country, killing each politician and military that tried to prosecute them. They even asaulted the supreme court and killed a hundred people. Fear had that country helpless. But though people came and started to persecute and kill the bad elements. When Uribe arrived he started to destroy sistematically every single source of crime and violence, and today they have the FARC and drug lords diminished in theirs violence and power.
 
Mexico will have to follow a similar path. It will happens sooner or later. They are concient the situation is escaping from theirs hands. What they need is more decision and a couragious man as Alvaro Uribe in Colombia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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