Obama Considers Troop Move to Mexican Border

Friday, March 13, 2009


With worsening drug gang violence between the border with the U.S. and Mexico, President Obama is considering possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.

Already this year there have been 1,000 people killed in Mexico along the border. This was preceded by 5,800 border killings in 2008, according to Federal officials who credit Mexican President Felipe Calderon for a crackdown on drug cartels.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), chair of a key subcommittee on border security said:

“It should be noted that over 200 U.S. citizens have been killed in this drug war, either because they were involved in the cartels or were innocent bystanders. With those concerns in mind, it is essential that the Department of Homeland Security, along with other relevant departments, continue to pursue a contingency plan to address ‘spillover’ violence along our border.”

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19 Responses to Obama Considers Troop Move to Mexican Border

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    The border situation here in Arizona with Mexico is a damned mess and the drug gangs are growing in numbers and kidnapping Americans out of their homes in Phoenix.

    George Bush, a pansy and a tool of the globalists, choice to ignore the problem while he was in the White House and now the problem has grown much worse.

    Obama is correct if he sends troops to the border because the deteriorating security situation between the US and Mexico is grave.

  2. TOM339 says:

    As I understand it, if the Mexican government can’t or won’t push back and dismantle the 11 drug cartels responsible for craven lawlessness and murders sweeping the nation and now spilling over into the U.S., there is talk of the CIA getting involved.

    If this happens, the CIA is masterful at political assassination. Just ask former vice president Dick Cheney. He oversaw the ops in Colombia.

  3. Estacada says:

    We have retired friends in Tucson and they refuse to even go to Mexico anymore.

    They tell us the moment they cross the border, the attempts to bribe them by the cops begins and if you don’t pay-up, you’ll land in jail.

    It’s a mess and it only got worse during Bush’s 8 years in office.

  4. BradFrmPhnx says:

    The border situation here in AZ is a mess that needs cleaning up. And has for a long time. Napalitano reiterated what Obama said about placing troops along the border. Tensions are high with illegals taking jobs and costing our schools and hospitals billions of dollars taking care of “anchor babies.” It wouldn’t take much to spark a full blown confrontation right now. Usually these types of things are only taken care of after the fact, so I hope they move on this soon.

  5. Harry says:

    I used to enjoy going to Ensenada. We ate at Rosarito Beach. Now, you get pulled over and hassled by cops on the make. Mexico is a toilet.

  6. libhomo says:

    Legalizing pot would weaken the cartels and cut back on some of the violence.

  7. retahyajyajav says:

    I agree 1000% about legalizing pot!

    The fact that 40% of the people in the criminal system are arrested for pot is just moronic and I think proves, these arrests have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.

  8. BradFrmPhnx says:

    Pot should be legalized for a thousand reasons. Ga-a-a-w-d the BS we’ve been fed over that! There are signs that some states like California might legalize it just for revenue. Too bad it took a disaster of economical proportions to get people to consider it.

  9. R.J. says:

    This needs to be done. It’s only going to get worse here in San Diego.

  10. feminazi says:

    I had no idea the border problem had reached such a level that we’re considering militarizing it. The drug cartels are destroying Mexico and we can’t allow it to spread into the U.S.

  11. Jim says:

    It may already be too late, but unless something is done, and now, more of this violence will begin to spill over into major U.S. cities.

  12. jimmy says:

    I’m all for it. It wouldn’t be a problem if people could grow their own. Hemp in all forms must be legalized!

  13. RealWorldRadical says:

    There is promising research indicating marijuana may be a more effective weapon against Alzheimer’s than any of the drugs currently in development. I wouldn’t say it’s proven yet, but it’ll be interesting to see who’s leading the pro-legalization charge if the studies hold up.

  14. libhomo says:

    Repealing NAFTA would do more to stabilize Mexico and protect the US than sending troops to the border.

  15. gonecrazy says:

    Illegals were a problem 30-40 years ago when I was growing up….. Not much was done back then either. Everyone looked the other way. Everyone wants the American dream.

    Now that this ‘dream’ is being threatened we finally sit up and take notice. I fear it may be too little too late, but we need the boundaries drawn. No drug money and no tourism might get somebody’s attention.

    Hey, I love Mexican food! But I can cook that myself! We shouldn’t need laws that restrict Americans just to ‘protect’ our freedom. We need to show the interlopers the borders and send them back across. All of them. No exceptions. Either you have the required paperwork and permissions to be in our country or you GO HOME.

    It’s sad that we need the military to intervene, but there are no other options. Even at great cost, I would be okay with a VERY LARGE wall between them and us!

  16. Homey says:

    Shoot to kill. Staple a post-it to their forehead saying, “This is what happens when you sneak into our country”. Then stick the body into a catapult and launch it back over the border. That guy won’t be sneaking back into our country at a later date.

    If we don’t get tough on this issue, this issue will never go away.

  17. pistolpete says:

    would it be crazy to suggest to dig a canal as our border? it would be a monumental task, but if it is done it could serve as a route from the pacific to the gulf. the rio grande makes up about half the border, the rest would have to be dug up.

  18. Tania says:

    hello this is good information and i would like more info.

  19. azkid says:

    some thing has got to be done about our country being invaded and people being treated like dirt. Those are the one being transported. It is bad for mexico and the US.

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