Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Out of Iraq and Into the Fire, Immigration Solution

President Barack Obama will announce later this week that he plans to withdraw troops from Iraq by August 2010. 30,000 to 50,000 troops will remain to do the dirty work the Iraqi police will be too squeamish to do, er, they will be there for training purposes...

Although good money is bet that Afghanistan and Pakistan will pick up the slack and be the black hole we keep pouring our money into, there are a couple other areas where we might find ourselves sending in troops to help train and stabilize the area. Those pesky ex-Russian satellite states keep trying to mess with each other, so we may be vacationing in Armenia and Georgia sometime soon.

Topix reports: "The Armenian-Georgian conflict over Samtskhe-Javaheti a Georgian region populated by ethnic Armenians is heating up the relations between the two states.
Georgian political scientist, Mamuka Areshidze noted that if the government of Armenia allows the conflict to break out in the Georgian region populated by Armenians, and Karabakh scenario to be repeated, this will become political and economic suicide for Yerevan.
Armenia which is already in a conflict with Azerbaijan over the Azerbaijani region of Karabakh should have common sense and not support another such breakaway region said European expert on the South Caucasus, Amanda Akcakoca."

But my money is on Mexico! We are a $28 billion source of revenue for the drug cartels who have established operations in over 230 American cities. They are causing so much violence and killing off police and Army officers, that the country is in serious trouble. We may have to go and invade Mexico, perhaps annex it. This would be a solution to the illegal immigration problem: if all Mexicans become Americans overnight, then there is no more illegal immigration, we will have to relabel it something else. I will be getting some bumper stickers ready to market:
- We Are All Americans Now - 
- Viva Obama! - 
 - Mr Tancredo, Tear Down Those Walls! -

"State and federal governments have sent millions of dollars to local law enforcement along the Mexican border to help fend off spillover drug crime. But investigators believe Arizona and Atlanta are seeing the worst of the violence because they are major drug distribution hubs thanks to their webs of interstate highways.

In fact, drug officials have dubbed Atlanta "the new Southwest border," said Jack Killorin, a former federal drug agent and director of the Atlanta region's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force.

El Paso, population 600,000, is only a quarter-mile away from Mexico's Ciudad Juarez, which has seen open gun battles and 1,700 murders in the last year. But El Paso remains one of America's safest cities, something Cuthbertson said is probably a result of the huge law enforcement presence in town, including thousands of Border Patrol and customs agents.

In the past year, more than 5,000 people have been killed across Mexico in a power struggle among Mexico's drug cartels and ferocious fighting between them and the Mexican government. The cartels have established operations in at least 230 U.S. cities, according to the Justice Department's National Drug Intelligence Center.

Payne said the U.S. and Mexico are working together to pressure the warring cartels. Payne cited the extradition of high-level drug suspects—four members of the Arellano Felix cartel in Tijuana were brought to the U.S. in December—and the capture or killings of several other top cartel leaders across Mexico in the past year.

"We have to make sure that we attack these criminal organizations at every level so that we are safer not only in Mexico and on the Southwest border, but here in the rest of the country," Payne said.

While some Americans may feel victimized by the spillover of violence, others are contributing to it. Americans provide 95 percent of the weapons used by the cartel, according to U.S. authorities. And Americans are the cartels' best customers, sending an estimated $28.5 billion in drug-sale proceeds across the Mexico border each year."


  1. So....Build a fence and keep them out.........or don't we have the guts to do what's needed to protect ourselves.... We're just taking care of violence. Oh..Bleeding hearts......We're not bigots.....just sensible. What about the $50 billion Mexico forgot to repay us on a loan to them from I believe the Clinton years them.......Our tax dollars.

  2. The question is, do fences make good neighbors, or will they just dig under like giant Norwegian rats? We have been sitting on the fence on this question for over 150 years, I just offered that its one of perspective, if they are illegals then we try to keep them out, but if they are suddenly citizens then we welcome them as fellow taxpayers...We give many countries a lot of money every year, its called foreign aid, a topic that used to be under a lot of discussion in the '50's and 60's but one we take for granted now. It's an area that could easily be trimmed out of the yearly budget but so far nobody has mentioned it...I guess the Bush administration decided it was a gift if they never tried to get the loan back?


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