Monday, June 06, 2005

More War On The Home Front

As goals are acheived in the Global War on Terror, or the War for Survival, the progression has been first Afghanistan, then Iraq. The question has been who/where will be next in line as the United States addresses the issue. Will it be Iran? Syria? Korea? Regardless that all of these need to be confronted, maybe, just maybe, the next area will be Mexico.
Yesterday I wrote about an article by Mariano Castillo, staff writer for the San Antonio Express-News, speaking of "Mexican presidential hopeful Jorge Castañeda ", and an offer to assist the U.S. in the illegal immigrant problem. Today's World Net Daily has an article discussing the reasoning behind possible war with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration, driven by economic, politicial, and social pressures.

WASHINGTON – Ronald Reagan's defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, credited with engineering the demise of the Soviet Union, once predicted – because of illegal immigration and social unrest south of the border – the U.S. would be at war with Mexico by 2003.

As the U.S. becomes increasingly concerned about just those issues – and one more, the growing power and violence of the drug cartels operating in and around the border – some U.S. intelligence and military analysts are dusting off Weinberger's "Operation Aztec" battle plan for review.

Weinberger's scenario outlined a rapid three-pronged military invasion designed to control domestic Mexican unrest and stem the influx of millions of immigrants.


Oddly, however, the border with the U.S. was a very low priority for Fox and his advisers. They were concerned more with their own southern borders with Belize and Guatemala, where Mexico faces its own illegal immigration crisis.


The above data when added to the overall, possibly shaky, political situation in Mexico, and with Fox's open disregard for mutual border respect, the U.S. is faced with a dangerously looming confrontation with her supposedly friendly neighbor in the south.

I would suggest that El Presidente Fox become more concerned about the flow northward before the United States is forced into action. The other option may be a repeat of history, with U.S. Marines once again at the Halls of Montezuma, and the Regiment of Mounted Rifles (3d ACR) at the gates of Mexico City.

Mentioned prominently in this article are the Zetas, or Los Zetas (NOT these Zetas):

The U.S. Justice Department is warning local police in Arizona and California a group of rogue Mexican military commandos may be headed this way. They're thought to be setting up new drug smuggling routes and it could bring new violence to the border area.

They are elite "special forces" of the Mexican military trained in the U.S. at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia and sent to "wipe out" one of the most powerful Mexican drug cartels.

But these soldiers deserted and became the muscle for the very cartel they were supposed to destroy.

Can you say "Oops!" Not only the seeming indifference of the Mexican (AND U.S.) government, but organizations such as these, and the Salvadoran Mara Salvatrucha 13, must be confronted.

The unchecked flow of illegal immigrants across our borders will eventually, if not already, include those with terrorist ties intent on causing harm to the United States. These borders WILL be closed. The only question is whether they will be closed BEFORE or AFTER a terrorist strike where open borders can be identified as partially causal. That choice is now ours, but may not remain ours for long.

(Thanks to Free Republic for initial link)
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