I think its time to take the gloves off when it comes to Mexico. If Mexico can't or won't stop its citizens from invading the U.S. and is unable to investigate criminal acts by the cartels it’s time to quit the diplomacy and start playing hardball.
I say we drop the 101st Airborne into Mexico and send the 1st Cav, which by the way is stationed at Fort Hood in Texas across the border to secure a demilitarized zone. We currently have 24,000 American soldiers and airmen in Korea that have successfully prevented the North Koreans from crossing the Korean demilitarized zone since 1953.
Obama recently agreed to send a pitiful contingent of only 1,200 National Guardsmen to cover the 1969-mile border shared by Mexico and the U.S. In comparison the border between the Koreas is only 160 miles long, which means that there are 155 Americans per mile that willing to die each any every day to protect South Korea from an invasion from the North but only 1 American solider for every 1.5 miles willing to defend America from these Mexican terrorists.
If you don’t like the idea of invading Mexico then we simply buy a 3-mile strip of land between Mexico and the U.S. and turn it into a Demilitarized Zone. The Korean zone is only 2.5 miles wide and it seems to have prevented unwanted travel from the North to the South for 57 years.
So you may be asking yourself how can the U.S. afford this very expensive endeavour? Simple. Its time for the South Koreans and the Germans to stand on their own two feet. Its been 57 years since the end of hostilities in Korea and over 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. However, we still have over 80,000 Americans deployed to defend these two countries from invasions by foreign nations.
Now I'm not suggesting cutting military spending or reducing the amount of troops currently in the military but rather lets have these brave men and women serve their tours here in the United States. First and foremost this would begin to actually secure our borders. Second this would be a tremendous boost to the American economy. These soldiers would be spending their hard earned dollars here in America rather than in Korea and Germany.
80,000 American soldiers would mean 40 soldiers per mile of the Mexican border and to me that sounds like a small price to pay to protect our citizens from these terrorists.
Policeman possibly linked to Falcon Lake case beheaded
The head of a Mexican police commander presumed to be investigating the reported pirate attack against David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was delivered to Mexican military, sources said Tuesday.
State Rep. Aaron Pena, D-Edinburg, said he was told that Rolando Flores’ head was delivered Tuesday in a suitcase.
Ruben Rios, spokesman for the Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office, told the Associated Press that Flores is the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Alemán, a small city directly across the border from Roma, Texas.
Lesley Lopez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said the head was delivered in the vicinity of Miguel Alemán.
The area is known to be under control of the Zeta drug cartel, which fiercely protects the remotely populated ranchland lining the Texas-Mexico border, as well as the Mexican side of the vast Falcon Lake reservoir.
Rios also told the Associated Press that the killing was unrelated to Hartley’s investigation.
Hartley has been missing since Sept. 30, when he and his wife took their personal watercraft into Mexican waters to photograph a partially submerged town.
Investigators have been hampered on this side by an inability to cross the border. Mexican investigators have meanwhile expressed fears of searching in Zeta turf.