Trouble at the Mexican Border

Normally I wouldn't post something on border security but this story is shocking. The violence, corruption and drug cartels are now so out of control in Mexico, analysts are saying, not only is Mexico one of the world's security threats but Mexico itself might collapse.

The prospect that America's southern neighbor could melt into lawlessness provides an unexpected challenge to Barack Obama's new government. In its latest report anticipating possible global security risks, the U.S. Joint Forces Command lumps Mexico and Pakistan together as being at risk of a "rapid and sudden collapse."

"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and pressure by criminal gangs and drug cartels," the command said in the report published Nov. 25

Collapse? Well, frankly I suspect this report is dead on. The United States is completely ignoring what is going on in Mexico but if one compares the daily beheading stories, murder, kidnapping and corruption....if one didn't know the story was about Mexico one would swear they were reading something about Iraq in 2003/2004 time frame.

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It's still economics

Take a native people, nationalize 90% of their land, and then take bribes to ignore raising the most profitable crop. Add to that a willing black market with at least 100 million consumers directly to the north. Then elect a top level government that won't take the bribes.

The result can be entirely predicted with economics.

Maximum jobs, not maximum profits.