Mexican Police Doing Some Good Stopping Criminals
The Bottom Line is the Bottom Line
I don’t know whether or not
ISIS is, as
some right wing outlets have “reported,” (i.e, with FOX leading the highway of
hype) or has, or is planning to mass along the U.S.
border with Mexico
ready to invade and do great harm.
FOX LABELS THEIR REPORT AS EXCLUSIVE: “Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a
law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.”
— Note from TIME:
says “ ISIS not ready to attack — yet?” U.S.
Yet – oops.
But, I will say from what I have read, seen on the news, and know from my research about
and Latin America, that well, it’s a ripe place for an
outfit like ISIS.
For example, this from Forbes in a 2013 report, shows an alarming level of corruption in the Mexican government, their judiciary, and with their law-enforcement has earned them in 2013 the title of one of the two most corrupt countries in Latin America right alone side Argentina.
That data is based on the Global Corruption Barometer released in July 2013 by Transparency International, an anti-corruption nonprofit group.
systems were perceived as the most corrupt with these negative ratings: 91% (their
political parties); 90% (their police); 83% (their legislature); and 80% (their
judiciary) – all related to level of corruption.
Added to that is this 2012 fine article from The New Yorker titled: THE KINGPINS.
The bottom line in all this plus the other coverage about
appears to show that the “bottom line” is truly the “bottom line” over the
border. Money and plenty of profits and innovative ways to pay for protection in
an apparent “wink/wink, or wink and nod” or look the other way country is
anything but a land where survival of fittest means anything. Instead survival of
the fittest with the most dinero and ways to protect it by paying off others
with lots of dinero is the national past
The world takes note, too, as reported on here by The Guardian (UK), with this snippet from an article a year ago (August 2013): “Mexican authorities are struggling to control growing numbers of small town vigilante groups which have taken up arms in the name of protecting their communities against organized crime after local and federal police forces have failed to keep them safe.”
This is truly a topic worth more study but more importantly a resolution. In a word: it can’t continue like this and as I said up front: it’s an ideal place ripe for the likes of
ISIS for easy
pickings and the things they offer … they would fit in nicely.
Stay tuned and stay on top of this. Thanks for stopping by.