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Published: Sunday, Aug. 18 2013 12:18 a.m. MDT

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Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

We in the US are largely to blame for the terrible situation in Mexico involving the illegal and murderous activities of the cartels. Our drug users must take responsibility for keeping the crime and mahem alive and well in Mexico and in the USA.

Our families used to enjoy visits to this amazing land and people but because of crimes related to drug sales in the US it has all become a memory.We will be held accountable.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Mexico what a wondrful country. I know I would like to vacation there.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Excuse my distrust here, especially during amnesty season in Washington.
Perhaps the DN is trying to paint a picture of the violent nature of Mexico to justify illegal aliens and the latest ploy - asylum.
One has to question why we send missionaries there.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Elcapitan:

How can you possibly make excuses for the murders and executions of innocent people by the totally demented leaders of drug cartels? Ridiculous!
U.S, citizens might provide the demand for illegal drugs. But they certainly don't directly encourage or condone murder as part of the process. That responsibility is totally due to the excessive lust for power and money that many of the drug cartels have. Supplying illegal drugs does not have to include insidious murders. Those particular actions are strictly the responsibility of those pulling the triggers and using their knives.

Your statement of blame is allegorical to someone being held responsible for burglars robbing a bank and assaulting bank employees simply because someone else deposited money in that bank that may not have been legally earned. Pretty silly.

Such statements of secondary blame are a stretch in trying to make felons irresponsible for their own actions. There is way too much of that going on in our no-fault society today. Liberal zealots would like us all to believe that everyone is the victim and everyone else is always to blame. But that just doesn't cut it in the real world.

Cleetorn
Fuaamotu, Tonga

Unfortunately, Tators, the murders associated with the drug cartels are fueled by America's lust for drugs. We are the #1 consumers of illegal drugs in the entire world. If that were not so - if the demand completely dried up - the cartels would collapse almost overnight. Directly or indirectly, Elcapitan is correct to place the blame for the cartel's antics right on our doorstep. It is a fact. Plain and simple. Whether you like it or not. As one who has been involved in this "business" for many years, I know. More than I want.

The Solution
Las Cruces, NM

@Say No to BO:

I don't blame you for being an ignoramus in regard to the current situation in Mexico, because US news agencies have not cared to cover it thoroughly. Truth is the problem has escalated since 2008. Do some research on Zeta and Sinaloa cartels. They are brutal and have no regard for human life.

Those of us who've lived close to the border know that Juarez alone has become the murder capital of the world, having over 16,000 murders since 2008. This does not include counts from Tijuana, Mexico City, and others. It's a mess!

Amnesty for illegals is a terrible idea. Most good Mexicans who try to cross the border get caught and sent back to Mexico with nothing. Those who are able to cross bribe the border patrol with money and drugs. The percent of corrupted CBP agents on the take is ridiculously high. This means that the MAJORITY of illegals are not who we want to give citizenship to. While there are many who are innocent already in our country, we would need a way to separate them efficiently.

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