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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The New Mexican War, Revisted

Some time back, February 11, 2017, to be precise, I wrote a post about the Mexican threat to the United States. I stated that,
Much has been written, including in this blog, of the threat to America posed by radical Islamic terrorism. Not so much has been written about another threat, perhaps an even greater one. I refer to the threat posed by Mexico to the United States; it is multi-faceted and persistent, and forms a long established core component of Mexico's foreign policy.
Prior to that post, I wrote another (December 17, 2016) that discussed the topic of foreign interference in our elections which stated,
Is there foreign interference in our elections? You bet. 
The biggest offender? Not Russia, but Mexico. Mexican officials publicly called on Mexicans in the US to oppose Trump; Mexico's over fifty--yes, fifty--consulates in the US (here) are hot beds of political activity and activism. Millions of illegal and legal aliens largely from Mexico and Central America vote, yes vote. We need to have an in-depth investigation into Mexico's interference in our elections, an interference that goes well beyond revealing embarrassing DNC texts. 
There. That's an investigation the GOP should endorse, and the new SecState should take up the issue of Mexican interference in our elections.
The two biggest foreign national security threats to the United States are China and Mexico. Each poses a different kind of threat, but both could prove deadly.

I have recently written another post about China , so let me turn for a second to Mexico, again.

The essence of Mexico's foreign and domestic policy is virulent opposition to the United States. Mexico's intellectuals, universities, press, and political parties are overwhelming anti-US (much like the Democratic party here at home). They put out a constant tattoo of victimhood and of entitlement to what is in the USA. As a now departed Foreign Service friend of mine used to say, "They view the US treasury as the common inheritance of all mankind."

I was heartened to see President Trump begin to hit back at the Mexican government's aiding and abetting of the violation of our border. I had long ago recommended hitting Mexico with "border fees" and taxes on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from the USA as a way to build the wall. The President has gone a slightly different way by imposing tariffs on Mexican goods until such time as we see serious action by the Mexican authorities to stop promoting illegal migration and to get the border under control. We also need, as stated before, to start shutting down some of Mexico's 52 consular and diplomatic missions in the US. They are centers of political activism and blatant interference in our domestic affairs.

I hope the President hangs tough on this and doesn't accept mere words from Mexico as substitute for action.

26 comments:

  1. I think Trump already said before he left for the UK that he wasn’t interested in more talk ... he wanted action from Mexico.

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  2. Trump has indicated in the past that his preference would be for Congress to do its job and either enable better enforcement and/or reform the immigration laws so as to address the particular abuses of existig law, and the volume of human migration, that are now present.
    If I recall correctly, all he's gotten from Schumer and Pelosi is a hard, "No" to undertaking anything of the sort.
    Go Trump. Beat Mexico.

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  3. Has anyone else been keeping tabs on Chinese influence in Mexico?

    Not just the regular "hardware upgrades" either.

    Remind me again about who owns the Panama Canal while we are discussing the region.

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  4. And San Diego...

    See also the Chinese deep penetration of Canada and Canadian politicians.

    Can we all say "pincer"?

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    1. Pincer< is apt as are the decaying social institutions within their grasp, thank G-D for DJT and pass the ammo!
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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  5. Mitch McConnell is well positioned to do the bidding of China.

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  6. It would be interesting to figure out how many consulates Mexico SHOULD have in the U.S. An embassy in Washington, obviously. A consulate in Southern California, a second in Texas. Their U.N. delegation.

    I'm not sure I see the need for anything more.

    To be quite honest, I suspect that a shooting war with Mexico may not be that far-fetched. Certainly they have done their best to overload the U.S. with their surplus population. A war would offer the opportunity to shorten the border...and eject every Mexican national in the United States. With the added benefit that any judge who objected would be up on Treason charges...and I mean that quite literally.

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    1. In Texas alone they have consulates in Brownsville and McAllen - only 60 miles apart. Plus, others along the border in addition to San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. I think they just build consulates wherever their bureaucrats want to live and raise their children.

      On the shooting war, isn't that how the US ended up with Texas between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers? Anglo immigrants overwhelmed the area and when the Mexican government tried to crack down on their rights, Zachary Taylor went down there and kicked some arse. Are we seeing the opposite in process now?

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    2. The Spanish government, then, in 1820 the newly independent Mexican government thought that importing Scots-Irish settlers to deal with the Comanche threat to Mexico proper was a nifty idea. The archives in DF show that the next chapter was to drive out the Anglos when we were no longer needed. We became a serious threat to Mexican central authority when our peopole aided the revolts that erupted in northern Mexican states, e,g, Coahuila. The Mexican revolts failed, the Texican revolt succeeded.

      We still had to deal with the Comanche, though, and with Santa Anna's attempt to do over the Revolution. The solution, probably unavoidable, was annexation.

      But and however, Mexico only ruled el Norte for twenty six years. Before that, for centuries, it was Spanish colonial territory. The US has ruled the area for one hundred seventy one years. Dibs!

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  7. On Target as always WLA! And concur with you Hammer', and observe that the "shooting war" with MehHiCo is already well underway! The latest reveal that 80% of the developed Mexican territory is under the control of 'Cartels should serve as a wake up last call - boots n' saddles, lock n' load...
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    "Let's Roll"

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  8. I just looked....we have 9 consulates in Mexico in addition to the Embassy. Mexico has 11 in Texas alone and 10 in California. Ridiculous! I'd insist on reciprocity. They can have 9 in the US, period. I don't care where.

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    1. Mexican consulates provide cash assistance to their citizens and give lessons on how to avoid being deported.

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  9. If the United States was responsible for boosting its southern neighbor, Mexico, economically ... why isn’t Mexico then not obligated to stabilize Central America’s economies? Play it southward!

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    1. "Play it southward!"
      Indeed, and Why Not?!

      Till then Tariff the "remittances" out of the S-O-B, SOBitches! GOP, get your heads in the POTUS' plan or get your obstructionist asses out of Congress, you won't be missed!
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      "Let's Roll"

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  10. Isn't the whole US/Mexico situation a perfect example of how utterly worthless are the politicians WE -- yes, US! -- elect. Our Political Class is ignoring existential threats to the whole country, and even facilitating those threats. And yet we (i.e. us, "We the People") keep on electing those people to make the situation worse.

    Universal suffrage democracy has failed. But it is hard to see how the situation could be improved short of a major collapse.

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    1. Universal suffrage failed about 140 years ago. You could tell it was a bad idea by comparing the results of universal male suffrage (which put up men like Lincoln and Davis) versus limited male suffrage (which elected Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin).

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    2. Oops! Never elected Franklin, except to the Continental Co
      ngress and the Constitutional Convention.

      MFA

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  11. The political class seems to be in opposition to Trump just as it is in Britain against BREXIT. The Republican Senate seems ready to try to stop the tariffs on Mexico. I am not sure the GOP will keep the majority next year. I have worked and donated to Martha McSally in AZ but she is joining the no tariffs crowd, funded by the Chamber of Commerce. Trump is just as alone, it seems, as he was two years ago. All he has is voters.

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    1. ... "alone...as 'he' was 2 yrs ago"
      All he has is voters."

      Based on The Commander in Chief's performance, whilst under constant fire from pretend friends and foes, I'll take his millions of hardcore deplorable voters in a heartbeat, Doc! Btw,sorry too to see McSally fold-up like a cheap-trick! Shee too can be replaced, by a bonafide American Patriot. Took US decades to get us in this cesspool, not surprised that it may take US some time to crawl-out. With some help from our Faith, Fight, and Belief in the Dream of our Fathers~~~
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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  12. Dip,

    Having been a mid-level consular manager at a Mexican border post I saw all that I could take with the fake midwife births and DOS refusing to verify the identity of applicants. Then I came across this article in WaPo last week:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/05/24/my-daughter-my-grandchildren/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0b122b2a1afe

    The money shot was this quote (emphasis on the last clause):

    “We believe we have between 600,000 and 800,000 undocumented Michoacanos living in the United States, and this program is for them,” said José Luis Gutiérrez, the secretary of migration in Michoacan. “It’s a way for us to tell them they’re important to us, that we appreciate the remittances and that we care.”

    DOS truly is a threat to the national security of the USA and the cabal of CA clowns who are Mexico sycophants need to be cleared out. Apparently a similar program has existed in Mexico City that's called the "Abuelitas" program to send these grieving grandmothers to Chicago.

    On another note, a USBP buddy is TDY in Yuma processing the catch and release folks. He said, anecdotally, that 95% of the folks are illiterate and about 5% don't even speak Spanish but rather their Amerindian tongue. Of course, the 60 South Africans he processed spoke neither.

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    1. Undoubtedly an invasion, but a soft sell, a real tearjerker for gullible Amercanos to swallow the poison pill prepared for them by the Progressive Party of anti-American Democrat Socialists!

      Hard to see how the POTUS can turn this into a win, other than a go along to get along with Granny & Gramps!? At least for the near term, have a little want more folks -- vote to close the Barn door on the southern border! Apparently the GOPe are about to fold on Tariffs, and continue allowing American taxpayers to foot the bill for the invasion. 2020 will tell the tale, whether The Swamp continues to be drained by The Donald and Friends, or the Dark Forces within and surrounding US will defeat US!
      On Watch~~~
      Let's Roll
      P.S. Tks Anon consul, for your clarifying insights, and link...Romero León looked at the family’s three cars parked outside. On the refrigerator, there was a newspaper article naming Chelsy student of the week. There was a photo of Guillermina’s basketball team. There was a tax form from the IRS.

      “They have their lives here,” Romero León said.

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  13. After all, once of Mexico's biggest sources of national income is from remittances sent by migrants, both legal and illegal, in the USA.

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  14. I live in the Palos Verdes area and one of my neighbors told me her maid was bragging about how the Los Angeles Unified Schools were providing her with all day care for her children including two meals a day. Of course, the maid was living in subsidized housing and was also getting welfare benefits. America is great!!

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    1. That is an interesting comment, Anonymous. Sounds like there are some rather large "externalities" involved in your neighbor hiring a (presumably low-cost) maid.

      The neighbor can hire a maid who will work for a relatively low wage. The maid can afford to work for a relatively low wage because her significant living costs (housing, child care, food) are being paid by someone other than the neighbor (ie by the US taxpayer, many of whom cannot afford to have a maid at all).

      Lefties used to be big on "externalities" -- the industrialist should pay the costs of pollution imposed on other people, etc. Sounds like this is an externality which ought to be fixed -- make those who hire maids pay the full cost, preferably directly to the maid.

      If maids were being paid their full cost to society, then maybe being a maid would turn into one of those jobs that Americans will do.

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  15. Trump seems to have forced Mexico’s compliance.

    Mexico can do their usual words only, companies will flee Mexico, tariffs will happen, and their economy will crash.

    Or after 45(?) days if no improvement sign the third part asylum rule.

    Or just reduce immigration.

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