Army of the future in transition; focus may be Mexico

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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 10, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Let more workers back and forth across the border immediately, give them better ways to earn money. They will help our economy grow even more when we don't chase them into the shadows. How can we tell the Mexican government to control their corruption when we are feeding the drug cartels with our drug money and gun sales? We have to admit our part of their problem. Why are we keeping all of their law-abiding workers and their families bottled up at the border with our archane visa laws? Is it a coincidence that some of the worst lawlessness is at Ciudad Juarez, the only place in Mexico where Mexicans can apply for immigrant visas? The crooks are feeding off the last savings of the workers who are so desperate they expose themselves to victimization by the drug and gun runners. The workers are refugees, not crooks, and we must stop treating them so harshly.

    Repeal the cruel quotas. Meanwhile, quit beating up on the victims of our recreational drug suppliers.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 8, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I have stated this for years now, both on this web and others. Get it done, stop the carnage, and infiltration flat out at these borders, then mandate the Mexican government to clean up their mess regarding border issues and other internal problems that lead to the influx of crimes being commited in our country or we will whatever way required! Corrupt governments and citizenry right on our borders needs to be dealt with now and with an iron fist!

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 8, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    But the liberals keep telling me that Mexico is a peaceful place. Who is correct?

    Should I believe the military who has experience in understanding military threats or politicians who are only concerned about getting re-elected?

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 8, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    Time for America to focus, get a working bilateral agreement with Mexico in place now that allows for fair exchange interdiction of,and monitoring of labor, visitors, criminals, etc. , without citizenship and voting rights based on strengthening and supporting both nations status and security. It is the right thing to do and the right time to do it. End the wars of error and irrelevance in the Middle East and divert some of the resource after extensive cost cutting to secure, transparent borders with Canada and Mexico. Our two most important international partners.

  • unaffiliated_person Saratoga Springs, UT
    Feb. 8, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Reminds me of a Harold Coyle book...Trial by Fire. This is very realistic for those of us who have crossed the border into Mexico over the last 3 years. People underestimate how bad it is down there. Ciudad Juarez makes Baghdad look like Disneyland.

  • JanSan Pocatello, ID
    Feb. 8, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    DUH................ So many people have seen this coming for so long it is not funny!
    Now what... are we just going to sit back and talk about it or are we FINALLY going to do something about it? It dosen't necessarily have to be war.. but at least more then what the goverment is now doing!

  • Transaction7 Commerce, Texas
    Feb. 8, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Kennedy family member and campaign advisor Theodore Sorenson, among others, was quoted in the mainstream media stating publicly, and prophetically, in the fifties that we would see ten million Mexicans streaming across our borders and do nothing about it. Nobody is going to do anything about this huge illegal immigration except make stupid posturing statements, and anybody who knows anything about, or has given any serious thought to, this knows it. We have 100,000-150,000 outstanding warrants just on sex offenders who have already been identified, convicted or placed on probation, and required to register, meaning we have a lot of information on which to identify them, that we cant find and arrest. Some of these are also illegal immigrants. Now how could anyone believe that we could or ever would identify, round up and arrest, confine, and transport back to Mexico, Ecuador, etc., ten to twenty million people most of whom are guilty, as far as we know, only of unlawful immigration, most whose names, addresses, and other identifying information we dont know.

  • HawaiianAggie St.George, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    This is talk that I never thought I would ever hear. Are we really talking about invading Mexico?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    I can hear the LIBS now....No war in Mexico! Let these peaceful drug infested people live in peace.....they are the just a Mexican Pharmacuetical Company that happen to provide the Hollywood libs.....drugs at a reasonable price!

  • JMT Springville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    This is haunting to me!

    Defense Sect Caspar Weinberger (circa 1980s under Reagan) wrote a book in the early 1990s that addressed possible threats to America over the next 30 years. The real threat from Mexico was NOT illegal immigration, but state failure. And to address this it would require a full-scale American invasion. Again, this was roughly 20 years ago that he addressed this.

    Now, the conspiracy theorist would say this is less about being briliant and more about predetermined action. America would NEVER go with anytype of North American Union (ala European Union) but throw in another Patriotic war where we get to kick some butt, take some names and own another country...voila, even the staunchest right winger will support that invasion.

    Conspiracy or not, I do not like it! America has fully become an empire and destined the same fate of all empires before us.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 7, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    WE can no longer ignore those countries South of our borders. Reagan was right to point in that direction. It was there where we should have spent more time and resources. Too much of our resources because of greed have been wrongfully wasted in the middle east for corporate profiteering. Lies and deception led us into Iraq...Afghanistan served only as a precurser...We were misled in so many ways by the Bush Administration. Someday Dick Cheney will be seen as the Tyrant and Traitor that he is. He's only labeled as a liar now... but in the end the damage that he has done to Democracy world wide will manifest itself. It already is beginning in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordon, Syria, Yeman and Algeria. The French and British interventions in the 19th century will be miniscule in comparison to what the Bush admistration has touched off.

    But now we will also have to watch carefully to our South. Even as we finally start to look... Russia and China are alredy realizing that having influence in these regions to our south will help to reduce the role of the U.S. upon the Southern Continent. We cannot ignore that reasoning

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 7, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Last year there were over 15,000 homicides caused by the cartels involved with narcotics and human trafficking into the United States. The U.S. has about three times the population of Mexico, and so that would amount to about 45,000 homicides caused by the mob and gangs. I don't think we would tolerate that as well as the Mexicans have. Their solution is to run to the United States. Where would we go?

    The American insatiable desire for narcotics and slaves in the form of illegal immigrants provides the funding for the cartels and the corruption in Mexico and Central America.

  • EgbertThrockmorton Layton, UT
    Feb. 7, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    This is neither "new" nor is it "shocking". Certain people have been warning of this scenario for some time now and have been villified by the "media" for political grandstanding. So, who was not telling the truth?