Assailants on Tuesday gunned down the mother, aunt and siblings of a marine killed in a raid that took out one of Mexico's most powerful cartel leaders—sending a chilling message to troops battling the drug war: You go after us, we wipe out your families.This is just the next nation over. And it is our drug habit that is fueling this.
Without great intelligence, it would be hard to fight this kind of thing. We need to get a handle on the "war on drugs" now or risk falling into a 1920s like lawlessness akin to Prohibition, or worse. I would describe Mexico as worse than Prohibition, where President Felipe "Calderon's crackdown against organized crime ... has seen more than 15,000 people killed by drug violence since it began in 2006...".
As one person with some knowledge commented:
It's worth considering that these same cartels are now deeply and directly involved in controlling the drug trade inside the U.S. as well.I wonder what our Senators are doing to prevent the spread of this killing spree to the United States. This is not something we can opt out of. In Mexico the drug cartel soldiers even go into gated communities.
Regards — Cliff