A window into the mind of a Republican:
Mexican Drug Cartels Taking Over Rick Perry’s Texas—But He Still Says “No Fence”
By Allan Wall on October 18, 2011
Early in the morning of September 27th, around 2 a.m., a gunfight erupted between moving vehicles on an expressway.
Jorge Zavala, the 32-year driver of a Ford Expedition, was driving down the expressway, accompanied by a 22-year old man. A Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up alongside them, from which a gunman unloaded a volley of gunfire.
Zavala lost control of his Ford Expedition, crashed and died. The cause of death, though, was not the crash but the multiple gunshot wounds.
Police believe that Zavala was associated with Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, which has been undergoing its own internal struggle for power, pitting the Rojos against the Metros.
Just another day in Mexico? Not this time. Zavala’s killing occurred on the Texas side of the border, on the McAllen Expressway. Fatal gunshots on McAllen expressway point to Gulf Cartel, The (McAllen) Monitor, Sept. 27th, 2011)
Not only are drug cartels shooting up Mexico, they’re now north of the border. They are expanding in several states—notably Texas.
And it’s been happening under the watch of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who wants to be our president.
That’s the same Rick Perry who opposes a fence on the border and brags about giving benefits to illegal aliens.
Two reports have just been released that point out the gravity of the Mexican cartel infiltration.
In August the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center released its “National Drug Threat Assessment 2011”. [PDF]This report has plenty of bad news in it.
According to the document’s Executive Summary:
“The illicit trafficking and abuse of drugs present a challenging, dynamic threat to the United States. Overall demand is rising, largely supplied by illicit drugs smuggled to U.S. markets by major transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). .. Major Mexican-based TCOs continue to solidify their dominance over the wholesale illicit drug trade as they control the movement of most of the foreign-produced drug supply across the U.S. Southwest Border.”
(Emphasis in original).
How the war against drugs turns out will not affect the slightest bit the dedication of drug rehabs to helping drug addicts out.