Monday, March 9, 2009

Violence spilling into US

The violence from Mexico's drug cartel war is spilling into the US. Phoenix, Atlanta, and Houston have all seen gang violence - shootings, kidnapping, and torture.

Mexican drug war spilling into US

Mexican cartels plague Atlanta

Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston

What we are seeing is a modern day triangle trade of drugs, guns, and illegal immigrants. The immigrants are most often the target of the vicious kidnapping/torture/ransom scenarios. However, innocent bystanders are in danger of being caught in the cross fire. Statements by the authorities that violence is mostly targeted at gang members and illegals doesn't sound too reassuring to me; in fact, it seems pretty lame. This shouldn't be happening in my backyard, period. How long do we have before the trickle becomes a flood?

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