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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Juarez in the Long Dark of the Night

Via Counterterrorism Blog:

The article that appeared in Today’s Houston Chronicle reported on the fact that on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 the United States Department of State issued a travel advisory to citizens of the United States because of increased violence in the northern regions of Mexico that extends to the border of the United States. The alert stopped short of recommending that Americans not travel to Mexico, but it is certainly incredible that the country that shares our southern border and sends us more illegal aliens than any other country, should be experiencing such extreme levels of violence while the president of that country talks about the need to virtually dismantle the border that separates the United States from Mexico. Additionally, the administration has stated that although Congress has authorized the hiring of an additional 2,000 Border Patrol agents to secure the border, only about 10 percent of that number will be hired. The article can be found at: www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3011137

So here we are, in a time and place where the only thing between us and a world of ever-growing violence and near anarchy (300 dead women in Juarez, anyone?) is a poorly-patrolled river. How is a group of drug thugs less of a threat to our security than Islamist extremists? How is this violence any less of a concern?

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