January 15th, 2009 10:12 EST
More Likely to Collapse into Chaos: Pakistan or Mexico?
At first blush, the question may seem superfluous, even silly . How, one might reasonably ask, can Mexico be placed in the same category as Pakistan, which is known to be unstable and an incubator for terrorists?
However, the two third world nations are about equal in terms of worse case scenarios according to U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.
This issue needs to be carefully considered by the Obama Administration and members of Congress because of the potential danger involved.
As reported in the El Paso times (reference 1), in part:
"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.
"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 series 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."
Sounds as though Felipe Calderon is in denial about his third world nation.
Let us hope that American politicians are not!
Again, America needs to secure our borders with military force and deport all illegal aliens now here!