US May Use National Guard To Battle Mexican Gangs

March 13, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – There has been an interesting trend within the National Guard: more and more soldiers are being sent to Texas, and it is thought that this is due to the new measures being considered by the U.S. government to start battling the drug cartels and violence that has been spilling over the Mexican border.

It has been a problem for years, one that is rarely spoken about in the mainstream media. Kidnappings, shootouts, deaths…all happening right in our own backyard.

Not only is it a growing problem in Mexico, as drug cartels fight over higher positions of power, better selling spots, and corruption increasingly infests public office. It has also been spilling over the border for years, moving into Texas, California, even Florida, and it doesn’t look like it is going to stop without serious intervention.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Roger Rufe has outlined a plan that has been in the making for a long time. He has proposed that we use the National Guard to be stationed at the border, to clamp down on violence, drugs, and weapons smuggling that is being conducted within our country.

While it isn’t clear how effective this would be in stopping the hundreds of Mexican gangs that are now spread across the United States, it should at least put a dent in the illegal trade that has been rampant, fueling these groups.

But Rufe is also clear on the fact that using the National Guard would be a last resort, one that would only be used in the case of an extreme situation. It’s like President Obama himself has said, we don’t want to ‘militarize the border’.

“We would take all resources short of Department of Defense and National Guard troops before we reach that tipping point,” Rufe said.


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