Monday, 16 March 2009

Along the Border

What most of you may have missed about a month ago…..was a military-style attack in Mexico….at the police station in Zihuatanejo. Few if any major US news sources mentioned the attack. The positive news of the episode is that only four people were injured….the negative is that military grenades were used in this attack. The escalation in Mexico is obvious.

It’s a trend….part of the drug war in Mexico. The traffickers are in the midst of an arms race….moving toward military-style weapons. You can figure that hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets are very close at hand.

Weapons merchants in Central America are seeing a brisk business at this rate….and will clean up financially.

What should we expect within two years? The military-style weapons will eventually move to the border region and be used there….and even across the border on US soil. At that point, the public in the region will be asking questions of state leaders and the local police. Both will admit that this is way beyond their abilities.

We are looking at the eventual deployment of US troops to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California….probably in the 20,000 range….waging combat on the streets and roads of America. It’s something that we really can’t contemplate or visualize.