Drug Violence on the Mexican Border

By now you may have heard about the gruesome and shocking crimes that have occurred on the US/Mexico border at Falcon Lake in Texas. American David Hartley and his wife Tiffany Hartley were jet skiing when all of a sudden they were approached by speed boats and shot at, allegedly by members of the Mexican drug gang known as Los Zetas. David Hartley was shot in the head and died at the scene. His wife couldn’t recover his body, because she had to flee to save her own life.

The Mexican authorities initially declined to search for David’s body. Tiffany accused the Mexican police forces of being afraid of the drug gangs.

Apparently there was good reason the Mexican police were afraid.

Today, a suitcase containing the decapitated head of Rolando Flores, one of the lead investigators on the case, was delivered to the Mexican military. Read a news report here.

This is not an isolated incident. According to the Wikipedia article entitled Mexican Drug War, 27,530 people have been killed since the war was declared on December 11, 2006. 8,152 in 2010 alone.

Furthermore, Ciudad Juarez has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Young female factory workers frequently disappear, and are never found, or found brutally murdered after suffering torturous ordeals. This has happened to hundreds of young women, and thousands are still missing. This city is right on the other side of the Rio Grande from El Paso, TX.

According to www.mostdangerouscities.org, “Many of the business groups in Juarez are seeking UN intervention to help solve these problems.”

From my perspective, the Mexican government is impotent in the face of these drug gangs. There needs to be UN intervention. Border towns are as bad as Mogadishu, and even Mexican president Felipe Calderon said in April that these criminal forces desire to topple the Mexican government.

The Columbian cartels have died off, but nothing has changed for the people in the United States using cocaine,┬ámeth-amphetamine, heroin and even marijuana. It’s just as readily available. Except instead of coming from Florida, it’s now coming from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

We all laughed at the commercials that said if we buy weed, we’re supporting terrorists. With marijuana becoming decriminalized in this country, it’s easier to know where you’re getting it from, and from whom. A lot of times it’s some boring hippie botanist who is way too interested in the smell and shape of the buds.

However, if you’re smoking schwag you bought from a dude off the street, if you’re using cocaine or meth, or if you’re shooting smack, you’re giving money to these evil armies that operate along the border, and even within our own U.S. cities. Indeed, Los Zetas is active in Colorado.

So I implore you, if you’re going to get high, get high on some local weed and make sure you know where it’s grown. Or drink beer. Leave all that other shit alone, and quit giving your hard-earned dollars, and American money from our economy to these evil and murderous forces. Otherwise, we’re likely to see the Mexican government collapse, and then we’ll have a hostile power-vacuum directly to the south of us. And we already know the attitude held towards the United States by other Latin American countries. WWIII… but that’s another discussion for another time.