And the top 0.01% bi-national elite make the profit. Now there’s a MÉNAGE À TROIS made in hell.
Isn’t it interesting that on May 10, 2011 President Obama campaigned from El Paso, Texas and did not say one word about the Mexican Drug War? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvS3u9-4orQ
Yes, the failed US backed drug war in which our tax dollars via Merida Funding go to support their madness. http://www.insightcrime.org/security-police/merida-initiative/item/125-merida-initiative
Yes, that failed US backed drug war that has left +/- some 50,000 people dead. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/after-5-years-mexicos-drug-war-still-rages/2011/12/10/gIQAIocUlO_story.html
FYI, the sister city to El Paso Texas is Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is located directly across from El Paso, and is ground zero for the war on drugs in Mexico.
Maybe all of the fencing blocked President Obama’s mind from thinking of Ciudad Juarez?
Or maybe the two countries’ .001%’s greed and economic interests (Mexican oil, labor, US owned maquiladoras, and one billion dollars of cross border daily trade) are of more importance that human life. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/05/142020.htm
I find it interesting that President Obama did not mention Mexico or the drug war in his recent State of the Union speech. I also find it interesting that President Obama did not mention the Occupy Movement either. You know that movement that has spread across the United States (and the world) in which people are protesting the top 0.01%’s greed, mortgage meltdown, crony capitalism, and financial influence upon our government?
Two, huge, 500 pound gorillas, one for the drug war, the other for the occupy movement, standing like King Kong’s brothers and sisters on top of the White House, and Washington remains silent?
What will it take Washington? A May Day occupy event that shuts the entire country down? Or a mass Mexican drug war asylum exodus that shuts the entire border down?
We the 99% are like children pleading and crying to our parents to get their act together!
Or maybe we are grownups who finally realize that a responsible interdiction is the only way to save ourselves and the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Finally, please read this article by Professor James Petras entitled “Imperialism: Bankers, Drug Wars and Genocide” http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=1855
Washington: we need to know the truth and it is your job to fess up and fly right or step down and let someone with real integrity run the show.