Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mexico - WTF Is Going On Down There?

Has Mexico become our new worst enemy?
The headline in the paper the other day, "21 Die in Gun Battle Near U.S. Border With Mexico." And this was a fight between rival drug gangs that didn't involve the police or the military. This is more deaths than in a typical Iraqi or Afgan fire fight.
All in all, more than 22,000 people have been killed in drug-related battles along the U.S. border since 2006! That's twenty-two thousand! In Juarez, just across the river from El Paso, 700 people have been murdered this year alone.
Now it turns out that two hot-shot American banks, Wachovia and Bank of America, have been laundering billions - that's $ billions with a "B" - of dollars of Mexican drug cartel money over the years which, of course, they didn't realize they were doing. To quote the news release, "Wachovia admitted it didn't do enough to spot illicit funds in handling $378.4 billion (WTF?) for Mexican-currency-exchange houses from 2004 to 2007. That's the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money laundering law, in U.S. history."
The take away:
  1. Mexico needs our military help a lot more than Iraq,
  2. Our financial system needs an outright revolution as it is apparently corrupt to the core,
  3. It's way past time to legalize drugs and end the ridiculous and immoral Police-Industrial-Complex sponsored "War on Drugs."
And none of this even takes into account the impact of illegal immigration!
Oh, BTW, Happy Independence Day.


  1. Prohibition all over, only this time it's "El Caponé"

  2. Unusual as it is...I can't find one goddamn thing wrong with this post. Afuckingmen, bro.

    btw---B of Assholeos, which has the mortgage on my home, is getting dough from the feds to refinance mortgages, and to date (how many months into it?), has only re-financed 7 percent of the applications for re-financing...mine being one of the apps. This app of mine was filed ONE YEAR AGO. They have "misplaced" our papers, TWICE. We finally told them to get fucked...and...we...find...that...they...have...been...LAUNDERING DRUG MONEY???????????? Corrupt to the core is an understatement.

  3. Yeah, I don't get why they think making something like drugs illegal will detour anyone who wants to try them. If you're allowed to destroy yourself with drink and cigs why not heroin? I mean shit, I know what meth does. If I decide I want to ruin myself by doing it, so be it. This is where the government needs to go sit down somewhere.

    At the same time, I legitimately feel for the people who live on the Arizona/Mexico border. Dunno if the profiling law will help, probably be better off if the fuck sticks that are causing all the trouble knew that regular citizens are allowed to shoot them on sight if they are seen in nefarious activities.

    Nah...but would be satisfying. The law against murder is the most necessary one we have. If that was rolled back...well... I've got a list. All I'm sayin'. :)

    Great post!

  4. If everyone down that way would smoke some of their product, do a comparative analysis between Mexican bud and that from the northwest of North America they may find that they need to spend more time on R&D in the south and less time killing their rivals and cops.

    As for the banks..What the fuck did you think, the Mexicans and Colombians were taking their excess paper cash to the laundromat? The fucking bankers are supposed to report ANY transaction of more than $5000 to the Federal government. There is enough money involved to buy off a hundred thousand bankers who would sell their soul for an office on the 44th floor with a window...bastards.

  5. Well said WM and welcome back. I haven't tried any of our domestic NW ganga but I sure miss Acapulco Gold.

  6. This may sound funny but I thought just after 9-11 would have been the perfect time to legalize drugs. The pres could have said something like "The time has come for Americans to stick together, we should use our prisons to lock up people that we are afraid of, not people that we are mad at." "We as a nation, can no longer afford to imprison people for victimless crimes."


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