Mexico to revamp drug war

With the resignation/ouster of Mexico’s Medina-Mora this week, I was wondering what Calderon was considering.

Now we know.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With a new attorney general, Mexican President Felipe Calderdon is trying to get even tougher on drug cartels and those who protect them.

Now that makes perfect sense. After all, there’s only 13,500 dead so far — that’s a real pussy war. A good war should reach 6 figures easy in dead citizens, including women and children. So clearly, they need to pump it up a little.

Look at it this way: the U.S. and Mexican governments have been saying that the violence is a sign that they’re winning the war. If they double the violence, they’ll be twice the winners! Yay!


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16 Responses to Mexico to revamp drug war

  1. Nick says:

    Thanks for screwing up my moment of peaceful thoughts Pete.
    Nice thoughtful post though.

  2. Guy#1 says:

    If only the American Empire would stop pushing countries to attack its own people.

  3. paul says:

    How do you get tougher on drug cartels when you’ve already called out the army on them? Once the shooting has started, you’ve already gotten as tough as you can get.

  4. DdC says:

    Can’t sell body bags to the living.
    Wounded buy even more supplies.
    13,500 overdosed on flying projectiles.
    Re-Vampire. Escalate the flying monkey’s,
    Save more druggies by shooting them.
    Looks like Dorothy never left Kansas.
    btw I heard Illinois imports $47 billion in food.
    If the Heartland has to import,
    the infrastructure is in disrepair, Bay bridge closed.
    Schools shutting down prisons being built,
    and Scam DEAgo beat the Giants.

    “”We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine and a whole multicolored collection of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers . . . Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon . . .””
    ~ Hunter S. Thompson
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971

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    Enforcement of marijuana laws disproportionately affects young African Americans – even though their usage rates are lower than whites’.

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  5. kaptinemo says:

    Do you sometimes get the feeling that the Mex government is in cahoots with the US one to kill off as many Mex as possible in a kind of Malthusian plot? Why else ramp up something that’s proven to be so hazardous to your health as the Mex militarization of the DrugWar?

    All that’s happening is that a kind of evolution is taking place, and the gangs are becoming more efficient and deadly themselves, to the point that they will become an even more credible challenge to Mex national suzerainty. What will be left when it’s all over will be even stronger and more dangerous cartels…and several thousand fewer Mex citizens.

  6. allan420 says:

    aaah, kap… with a falling off of armed conflicts (at least in scale) between nations, the military-industrial-prison-complex needed a new marketplace… and voila! And, it’s close to home. It’s a win-win situation for those entities whose profit is derived from violence.

    Sad isn’t it?

  7. kaptinemo says:

    Allan, although I may seem like I’d posted that while operating in tongue-in-cheek mode, seriously, you have to wonder at the thinking of people who believe that dead innocents somehow equals ‘victory’ in a patently un-winnable conflict.

    If the purpose was population reduction without direct intervention of government, then the military phase of the DrugWar in Mexico is presently achieving that.

    It’s also causing that evolutionary pressure to build to the point the most successful products of it will eventually openly challenge US suzerainty…something that people like Scott Henson over at GritsForBreakfast has been warning about for years.

    Of course, nobody listened, and now look at all the bodies. And the prohibs have only themselves to blame; they wanted to ‘fight’ the DrugWar as if it were a ‘real’ war, and now they got one. A pity the loudest mouths braying for it aren’t the ones wearing Mex BDU’s and carrying assault rifles…

  8. Mike R says:

    I think the American Empire may just be the biggest drug cartel of them all.

  9. truthtechnician says:

    How far will they take this?

  10. clearly, it’s time to unleash a few tactical nukes

  11. Guy#1 says:

    Yeah, if we just killed everybody, we could have a drug free society!

  12. kaptinemo says:

    Brian!!!! Shhhhhh! Don’t give the ‘idjits’ any ideas! They’re so bereft of any, they’d probably think that’s worth a try…

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  14. Chris says:

    No update for 9/9/09? I need my fix pete!

  15. damn kap’n — i’m sorry, i keep forgetting that they take those “ideas” seriously!

  16. kalikush says:

    on a good note, mexico at least had the decency to decriminilize possession of small amounts of drugs. i’m sure their jails aren’t as crowded as ours!

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