Down in Mexico mayors, attorney generals and officials at all levels are being kidnapped and murdered, citizens are killed who have nothing to do with the drug cartels. The government is corrupt from top to bottom. And recently, the mayor of Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest city, “has sent his family to live in Dallas.” Many of the wealthiest Mexicans in the city, plus Americans and their families, are headed to America.
A few recent samplings of crime in Mexico:
“Eighty-five prisoners escaped from a jail near the U.S. border on Friday…across from McAllen, Texas. Police arrested more than 40 prison guards and staff who were on duty when the men escaped.” (09/10/10)
“The murders of 25 people by suspected hitmen in Ciudad Juarez…on Thursday was the bloodiest day in almost three years.”
“Four bystanders were also killed on Thursday as a convoy of hitmen shot its way out of traffic in Ciudad Juarez.”
“Adm. James Winnefeld, head of NorthCom, recently ordered a broad assessment of potential military assistance beyond existing training and information-sharing programs. He said, ‘The whole interagency [complex] has been asked to look at what more can we do to help our partners in Mexico.'” (More on NorthCom later.)
This is not the way it was supposed to end when George Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico agreed to integrate the continent into a trading region in a meeting at Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005. The road map for this union is the plan for Building a North American Community in which a new border for North America was to be in place by 2010. But Congress failed to pass the legislation, which was embedded in immigration bills over the past five years. However, this new border language is still in the congressional pipeline.
I wrote in “Mexico in Chaos…” that the Merida Initiative was supposed to help Mexico gain control of its borders and its nation. And I concluded, “Right now, the Merida Initiative is an abysmal failure and the future looks more bleak when combined with the extended downturn in the global economy.” Will the U.S. military now take a more active role in what some are calling an insurgency?
What most people still don’t know is that this completed North American Community will have an integrated response force for North America, including an integrated tri-national military partnership. This is still evolving under NorthCom (Northern Command). The link between the three nations can be found on its website. Read on.
Under this 2005 plan for a North American Community, the three nations of North America will establish law enforcement and military cooperation through an integrated system.
“As founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Canada and the United States are close military allies…” But Mexico must be brought along slowly.
“Defense cooperation, therefore, must proceed at two speeds toward a common confidence-building dialogue and information exchanges, moving to further North American cooperation on issues such as joint threat assessment, peacekeeping operations, and eventually, a broader defense structure for the continent.” (Mexico could, through civilian agencies and their military, respond to incidents in the U.S. and Canada.)
“Training and exercises should be developed to increase the cooperation and interoperability among and between the law enforcement agencies and militaries. …At least one major trilateral exercise conducted by law enforcement authorities and one by the militaries should be established as a goal over the next year (2006). Of course, the extent of cooperation will be affected by the progress of reform of the police forces, customs, and judicial branch in Mexico.” You can find the documentation about this proposed integrated force here on pp. 10,11,12. Next, you can verify the current state of this trinational continental response force at a U.S. military website, where the duties and responsibilities of this integrated force are spelled out.
In Oct. of 2008, George Bush activated a combat unit for duty in North America. “This marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.” This brigade, back from Iraq, spent a year training at Ft. Steward, Georgia. Their mission, according to the Army Times:
“They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack…”
Mexico is a “Partner” with Canada and the United States in this North American defense force. This is part of the integration process of North America. Mexico will eventually be able to participate in all actions taking place anywhere on the continent, including combat. This means Mexican police and civilian agencies. The partnerships’ responsibilities are stated here:
“Our commands (NORAD and NORTHCOM) fully rely on the relationship we maintain with partners such as Canada, Mexico and myriad agencies. While we have multiple partners and stakeholders, we are united in purpose to provide increased security and defense of North America. We will capitalize on the experience, expertise and capabilities of our potential partners, incorporating these into our plans, training exercises and operations. Whether operating in a supported or supporting role (depending on which part of North America the disaster, combat, or civil unrest is occurring-my words), the forces employed for homeland defense or civil support must be able to work with every government, Service, and agency that provides members to serve in homeland and continental defense operations.” Click here, scroll down to Our Partners. To find the AOR, the area of responsibility for our North American Community, visit this site.
What we have here is a partnership consisting of Canada, Mexico and the United States. As I mentioned, this integration of the police, other government agencies and the militaries, is part of the plan for Building a North American Community. Deeper integration has been the announced goal at the annual leaders summit of Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Admiral Winnefeld, head of NorthCom, is now considering what agencies, police organizations and U.S. military units to provide to our partner Mexico under NorthCom. NorthCom has been sending advisory teams to Mexico for over two years in order to train the Mexican military and other organizations.
“U.S. and Mexican officials say the Pentagon’s Northern Command, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies are discussing what aviation, surveillance and intelligence assets could be used-both inside Mexico and along the border-to help counter the drug cartels.”
The U.S., though, has a big concern about sharing intelligence with their Mexican partners “because of concerns that some of their Mexican counterparts may be on the payroll of the cartels.”
“Interagency talks about ramping up assistance have been discreet to avoid a public backlash in Mexico.”
“Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is ‘growing increasingly concerned about the security situation’ and has asked his staff to work with NorthCom to explore increased engagement with the Mexican military…”
Now you know without a doubt why Obama won’t secure the border with Mexico. Economically we are acting as if our three nations are one entity, tied together by NAFTA and the SPP agreements, which Bush agreed to at Waco, Texas in 2005. Like Bush, Obama either remains silent or talks about the need for a comprehensive immigration bill and how we can’t secure our borders because we don’t have enough resources. Yes. He’s lying. A secure border is simply not part of the plan. Meanwhile, we keep waiting for that amnesty bill to pass, the key to a true North America.
None of us agreed to unite with Canada and Mexico, nor were we asked. I can’t see how any association with what’s left of Mexico will benefit anyone except corporations. And that will only be for a short time before life becomes extremely unpleasant and everything literally falls apart.
In the meantime, it looks like the U.S. may be on the verge of joining the mayhem in some greater role since Mexico appears incapable of taking care of business.