Thursday, September 29, 2011

'War' at the Border: More Than a Texas Problem

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: It's war, right next door, in Mexico. The Obama administration doesn't seem to believe it, so maybe they will now, because two U.S. generals just released a report. Major General Bob Scales is one of those generals, and he joins us. Good evening, sir.
VAN SUSTEREN: I say it's war. You've been down to the border, prepared the report. Is it war or not?
SCALES: It's a war, Greta. What we've seen over the last two years is a shift, to use a military term, the strategic content of the cartels to shift their border operations north of the Mexican border one county deep into Texas for three reasons. First of all, to escape the increasing effectiveness of the Mexican military, secondly, to establish transshipment points for drugs and illegal trafficking, and third as a throughput to push those drugs into 270 cities throughout the United States. So this is not just a Texas problem, it's a national problem, because the cartels have a new strategy...more

"shift their border operations north of the Mexican border one county deep" 

Hey Senator Bingaman, wouldn't that include Dona Ana County?

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