Friday, September 10, 2010


According to the Associated Press, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that drug cartels in Mexico and Central America are looking more like insurgencies, and the threat they pose is growing.
Clinton’s remarks simply confirm what I said before. But Clinton failed to attribute the insurgencies to the deep socioeconomic chasm that divides Mexican 'haves' and 'haves not.' As I wrote on August 27, whenever any country has a divide between the poverty-stricken masses and a small well-off ruling class, it will have an insurgency – in Mexico it’s in the form of gangs and in other countries it’s Marxist militias.
Clinton and the Obama administration still believe that it takes a war on drugs to bring down the drug cartels. What fools they be! No amount of help from the United States is going to bring about an end to the ‘insurgencies’ until Mexico’s socioeconomic chasm is bridged.

1 comment:

Centurion said...

build the dang fence...