Why are American taxpayers required to buy fancy electronic gizmos for corrupt Mexican police? The
headed for Juarez could better be spent on
and walls for our own border. Any spare cash should be spent to keep Mexicans OUT.
, Juarez Mayor: US money to pay for GPS radios El Paso Times, March 15, 2010
Juarez Mayor Jos?© Reyes Ferriz announced during the weekend that the U.S. government will provide $15 million to increase security in his city, which has been plagued with violence responsible for 4,700 deaths since January 2008.
Reyes Ferriz said U.S. authorities approved the funding for the purchase of digital radios with Global Positioning System, or GPS, a satellite-based navigation system, for police units in Ju??rez.
The $15 million is part of an initiative U.S Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual supported during his visit to Ju??rez two months ago, said Jaime Torres, a spokesman for the City of Ju??rez.
I`ve been saying for years that
Mexico Is Rich
and can afford to pay for its own internal programs without Uncle Sucker`s assistance.
How rich is Mexico? It
consistently ranks around #14 in world GDP
. The country is very wealthy, although many of its people are poor. The newly announced
richest man on earth is a Mexican
, namely Carlos Slim (for the second time; the
first being in 2007
Yet even in today`s disastrous economic climate, Washington continues its Mexi-spendathon by shoveling
money we don`t have
to a corrupt neighbor that doesn`t need it. The Bush administration`s ill considered
sent $1.4 billion to the narco-state. Now Obama is "seeking an additional $310 million for drug enforcement aid for Mexico in its 2011 budget" according to the
. The same article (February 24) mentions seriously increased US involvement:
U.S. to embed agents in Mexican law enforcement units battling cartels in Juarez
Can this policy change be connected with the
recent cartel hit
of the American government workers in Juarez? Were the drug gangs sending a message to Washington to back off? Maybe.
Here`s more about the embedding (
U.S. Agents To Join Mexico Drug War