By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter. Thursday Feb 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM PST.
It is no longer just a prospect that America’s southern neighbor’s the Mexican Drug Cartels are sending hit men (assassins) into this country to kill Americans. It is an alarming development. These Mexican Drug Cartel (MDC’s) their gangs are kidnapping and killing citizens on both sides of the U.S. Mexican border. The kidnappings and killings of Americans should be providing an unexpected challenge to President Barack Obama’s new government. In its latest report anticipating possible global security risks, the U.S. Joint Forces Command states that Mexico is at risk of a “rapid and sudden collapse.”
President Barack Obama must put the drug violence in Mexico at the top of his national security agenda. While it may be premature to describe Mexico as a full-blown failed state, most experts say it is on the brink. “The situation has reached alarming proportions,” According to one high ranking Mexican government official.
In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. But local authorities say Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda and other terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now, as waves of abductions hit Phoenix and other American cities. Washington is not paying enough attention. Many wonder why not?
President Obama has recently appointed Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security and many people hope she will deal with this dangerous situation effectively and put an end to it.
Napolitano has claimed she is a strong advocate of keeping the borders and our country safe.
Many are hoping Obama’s pick of Gov. Napolitano who has first hand knowledge of the problem will start taking action to prevent the new wave of kidnappings and killings of Americans and make our cities safer.
Indeed, MDC’s gangs now operate in most major American cities throughout our country. The MDC’s have even published lists of Americans, including law enforcement officers, who are targeted for assassination.
The latest information is that U.S. authorities are now reporting a spike in killings, kidnappings, home invasions and public shoot outs in broad day light not only in Mexico but also here in the USA. Just today Tucson police report a day light shootout and is believed that this incident and many others like it are connected to Mexico’s murderous drug cartels.
U.S. policymakers’ seem surprised, as much of the violence is happening not only in towns along the border as earlier believed but now they must know the bloodshed has spread a considerable distance away, in places such as Phoenix and Atlanta.
Investigators know that the violence is erupting elsewhere throughout the U.S. because the MDC’s have set up Mexican drug-trafficking operatives all over the US, and in …