I’ve posted a number of times, here, here and here, about the Civil War next door. Our FedGov continues to turn a blind eye to that conflict and in some cases by omission, has aided the drug cartels. The dems refusal to protect our borders—specifically the southern one, is a planned action in the blind attempt to gain more illegal votes and to gain support by our legal Hispanic residents.
The dems are unconcerned that trading security for votes is a direct threat to our country.
Border: Remember when al-Qaida targeted tribal leaders and local officials to assert power in the Iraq War? Today, the story repeats itself on our own doorstep. But incredibly, the Beltway crowd doesn’t seem to care.Mexico’s war against drug and alien-smuggling cartels grows ever more similar to the horrors of Afghanistan and Iraq. Beheadings, stonings, car bombs and terrorist attacks speak to a lust for power every bit as implacable as that of the Afghanistan’s Taliban or the insurgents of Iraq.The cartels may seem to be just a police problem, but Mexico’s own officials know better: President Felipe Calderon warns that everything about their actions says they mean to take over.But even with such a nearby threat, there are no U.S. crisis task forces or special envoys. The Northern Command hasn’t been bolstered. The unbuilt border fence is one excuse after another, hostage to domestic and electoral politics.President Obama can’t even be bothered to visit the borderlands in Arizona, where, for the first time in history, U.S. control and sovereignty over our own territory is being ceded to foreign cartels.Does anyone care that a cartel has threatened to destroy a dam in Texas? Oregon officials report huge new cartel marijuana fields on a scale never seen earlier.The Los Angeles Police Department even warns that five cartels have set up logistics operations in America’s second-largest city.It should be a national security crisis of the highest priority, right?To Washington, it’s little more than a secondary back-burner issue. Our commitment to help is minuscule — about $400 million a year, way less than the estimated $8 billion to $25 billion that Latin American cartels make in U.S. drug profits each year.As Mexico’s house burns, Washington interest is more attuned to whether Mexico’s military follows Marquess of Queensberry rules than actually winning the war.This month, the State Department withheld $26 million in U.S. war aid for Mexico based on its assessment of Mexico’s human rights “progress,” apparently completely oblivious to the crisis.Meanwhile, as Mexicans fight and die to keep drugs out of the U.S., Washington turns a blind eye to increasingly brazen transgressions of federal marijuana laws in U.S. states, even as it prosecutes Arizona for undercutting immigrant-smuggling cartels.