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U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
By Diana Washington Valdez / El Paso Times
Posted: 01/13/2009 03:49:34 PM MST


EL PASO - Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.
The command's "Joint Operating Environment (JOE 2008)" report, which contains projections of global threats and potential next wars, puts Pakistan on the same level as Mexico. "In terms of worse-case scenarios for the Joint Force and indeed the world, two large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Pakistan and Mexico.

"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How

This image provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows a poster of 10 people identified as rival drug traffickers locked in a violent battle for control of Tijuana, Mexico. They include Fernando Sanchez Arellano, described by the DEA as leader of the Arellano Felix cartel, and his archrival, Eduardo Teodoro Garcia Simental. Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats. The report is one in a serious focusing on Mexico's internal security problems, mostly stemming from drug violence and drug corruption. (AP Photo/DEA)that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone."
The U.S. Joint Forces Command, based in Norfolk, Va., is one of the Defense Departments combat commands that includes members of the different military service branches, active and reserves, as well as civilian and contract employees. One of its key roles is to help transform the U.S. military's capabilities.

In the foreword, Marine Gen. J.N. Mattis, the USJFC commander, said "Predictions about the future are always risky ... Regardless, if we do not try to forecast the future, there is no doubt that we will be caught off guard as we strive to protect this experiment in democracy that we call America."

The report is one in a serious focusing on Mexico's internal security problems, mostly stemming from drug violence and drug corruption. In recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security and former U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey issued similar alerts about Mexico.

Despite such reports, El Pasoan Veronica Callaghan, a border business leader, said she keeps running into people in the region who "are in denial about what is happening in Mexico."

Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon instructed his embassy and consular officials to promote a positive image of Mexico.

The U.S. military report, which also analyzed economic situations in other countries, also noted that China has increased its influence in places where oil fields are present.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_11444354
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 11:44:59 am »
    Quick, everybody!  Let's take over Mexico in the power vacuum!
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 03:11:39 pm »
    I declare Mexico to be renamed MORDOR and is the Sovereign Territory of THE HORDE.

    My Flag flew first!   :neener
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    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 03:18:25 pm »
    I declare Mexico to be renamed MORDOR and is the Sovereign Territory of THE HORDE.

    My Flag flew first!   :neener

    When do we march, m'lord?

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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 03:28:31 pm »
    Oh shiiiiiiiii 

    Seriously... Diet Dr. Pepper out my nose.   That was awesome.
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 04:02:47 pm »
    http://www.youtube.com/v/Ipvi1DhemhM
    Before I even click...is that "Where There's a Whip, There's A Way" from the Rankin and Bass "Return of the King"?!!

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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 04:04:30 pm »
    Those orcs are not only loyal to the Horde, but they can sing like nothin'. 

    *played that four times today, and it still keeps the rock on.*
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 04:58:55 pm »
    Gentlemen, before you go posting any more FBMG staff training sessions you need written permission first. I dont mind or anything, but it is nice to know in what context it will be used.

    And for the Minions, I dont particularly care for the way I am refered to, the master of the lash......? Becareful what you say, it can en up on film as we see in this example.

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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 06:49:46 pm »
    Only on WTA will we see a political discussion about Mexico and have a clip of orcs singing.  From what I saw during my extended stay in Mexico was that the police were just another cartel that sometimes gave you tickets instead of shooting you.  From the mouths of several soldiers there, the Mexican army would go up into the hill for a month or so at a time to look for the pot fields and once found, smoke some, burn some, and sell the rest.  None of the news from Mexico is surprising except for the scope of it.  They're in a worse position than most realize.  If they had some kind of steady foundation then maybe the government could win, but they're corrupt to the core.
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 04:08:42 am »
    And with our new Director of Homland Insecurity they will be welcomed with open wallets when they stream across the border from the new cartel state. :vomit
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    Re: U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible
    « Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 02:38:53 am »
    as if i didn't have enough to worry about, no this....
    I know that violence isn't the answer, but I like to show my work and it IS part of the solution.

    Listen up, you primitive screw-heads.....

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