The US will give México US$1.4bn in 2007-2008 to combat organized crime and drug trafficking. Iniciativa Mérida's major objectives are: Buy Lipitor online without prescription, destroy the association between Colombian and Mexican drug cartels to end the violence the drug cartels create in Mexico, disrupt human trafficking organizations, and eliminate cocaine consumption in the US.
So far, training of the Mexican military and military actions against drug cartels in México form the core of the initiative. This focus makes it reminiscent of Plan Colombia.
Plan Colombia is the US$4.2bn, anti-narcotics aid package initiated by
President Clinton in 2000 to help Colombia combat paramilitaries, drug
cartels, and sundry criminals, and rebuild its justice system. Plan Colombia had the same emphasis on military solutions.
Given the checkered results of Plan Colombia, buy Lipitor without prescription, El Paso, Texas. Washington, D.C. Seattle, Washington, will Iniciativa Mérida run the same risks, or will it deliver the desired results, buy generic Lipitor. Where can i buy cheapest Lipitor online, Are there lessons in Colombia that could be applied to Iniciativa Mérida to avoid the pitfalls of Plan Colombia? I believe there are, and they are worth heeding, online buy Lipitor without a prescription, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, for the further Colombianization of México's war on drugs must be averted. Neither México nor the US can afford a Colombian-style war on drugs in México, Lipitor withdrawal, Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl, particularly on México's northern border. The consequences will be nefarious for both countries, for the US has a stronger interest in México than it does in Colombia.
Lessons of Plan Colombia
So far México does not have the internal war Colombia has had since 1948. Nor does it yet have large, Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee, Lipitor over the counter, organized guerrilla or paramilitary groups financed by drug revenues. México's Ejército Popular Revolucionario - EPR is far from being a FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), an ELN (Ejército de Liberación Nacional) or an AUC (Auto-Defensas Unidas de Colombia), köpa Lipitor online, Osta Lipitor online, Jotta Lipitor verkossa, Order Lipitor no prescription, Colombia's premier paramilitary group. Nor can the Zapatista Movement in Chiapas be compared to any of the Colombian groups.
However, Mexican cartels demonstrate they have the capacity and
organizational skills to create criminal organizations that depend on
discipline, Lipitor from canadian pharmacy, Lipitor pharmacy, advanced military tactics, sophisticated surveillance
equipment and tactics, acheter en ligne Lipitor, acheter Lipitor bon marché, Order Lipitor online overnight delivery no prescription, effective black and open source intelligence
collection and analysis, and a large arsenal of armaments obtained in
the US. In fact the cartels' arsenal is more modern and has more firepower than the Mexican government's.
The military assistance and tactical intelligence given by the US under
Plan Colombia enabled President Alvaro Uribe to deliver significant
blows to the FARC, buy Lipitor online no prescription, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, and facilitated the demobilization of the majority
of the AUC's military fronts and of some Elenos (members of the ELN). However,
the ability of the criminal groups to infiltrate the military meant
that what the military learned was passed to those it was to eliminate. The result was better trained and equipped criminals, Lipitor over the counter, Lipitor for sale, who went head to head with US-trained antinarcotics forces. The criminals often win.
Often the tactical military successes of the Uribe Administration come
from information given by defectors from the FARC, paramilitary groups, Lipitor coupon, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California, and other criminals, not from strategic planning by armed forces that
lack uncompromised intelligence necessary to counter the cartels and
Witness the embarrassing situation in Colombia where hardly a week goes
by without officers of the armed forces and the police being sacked for
collaboration with drug traffickers and criminal groups, Lipitor samples. Order Lipitor online c.o.d, The
former head of Colombia's military intelligence confessed to sharing
the army's and special units' intelligence with drug cartels and
insurgent operatives. Just last week, 20 generals and colonels were indicted by Colombia's Fiscalía for participation in massacres carried out by the AUC and the guerrillas.
There are reports in México that members of the Air-Mobile Special
Forces Group - GAFES, a joint anti-narcotics training program between
the US and México, joined the Gulf Drug Cartel to form its enforcement
arm, the ZETAS. The ZETAS have proven to be a deadly and effective criminal force. It
might follow the AUC's drug trafficking and criminal patterns if the
Gulf cartel is disrupted without the Mexican government or the US
creating a legal and viable alternative for its members and associates. These are likely to form mini-organizations that, as in Colombia, can be deadlier than their predecessors. Keep
in mind, the demobilization of the AUC in Colombia has created a series
of mini-AUCs that continue to deal in drugs and crime.
The Military, Police, and Corruption
One of the most serious challenges to anti-drug, anti-insurgency
operations in Colombia is the corruption of its military and police
forces, bought with drug money, buy Lipitor online without prescription.
President Calderón had to replace
30, kjøpe Lipitor online, bestill Lipitor online, Reasons to buy Lipitor online, 000 anti-drug policemen throughout the country for corruption.
Little will prevent members of the military to follow suit and give in
to corruption enticements.
No lesson from Colombia is more crucial: corruption is the most effective weapon the drug cartels have against the forces of law and order. The corruption of Mexico's police and military are well-known. The corruption of Mexican customs and border control is endemic. Add
to this the corruption of the judicial system in México and, Lipitor snort, alcohol iteraction, Buy Lipitor online cod, as in
Colombia, you have a brew of personal interests that will undercut the
work of honest officers, El Paso, Texas. Washington, D.C. Seattle, Washington, Where can i order Lipitor without prescription, policemen, customs agents, købe Lipitor online, αγοράζουν online Lipitor, Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon, and judges.
Economic Power and Political Collusion
As in Colombia, México and the US are fighting against the enormous
economic power that trafficking in drugs, buy no prescription Lipitor online, Where can i buy cheapest Lipitor online, arms, and persons creates.
Not matter how much money the US throws into Mexico's war on drugs, purchase Lipitor online, Lipitor price, the cartels and their associates will have more.
We also can't forget the drug cartels are backed not only by criminals but by members of the political class. Colombia's
cartels could have not risen were it not for the powers that be that
chose to turn a blind eye to their operations, and quietly, order Lipitor no prescription, Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina, if
possible, pocketed the money. In Colombia, Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, Purchase Lipitor online no prescription, the powers
that be were happy to see that laundered drug money kept Colombia's
economy afloat in the 1970s and early 1980s. The same has happened in
México, buy Lipitor without prescription, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix, Arizona, albeit to a lesser degree.
The Balloon Effect
Historic drug production and distribution patterns show that disruption
in the drug trade in one country or region leads its leaders and
operatives to set up shop elsewhere, preferably nearby, farmacia Lipitor baratos, Lipitor online kaufen. Where can i find Lipitor online,
Planting of coca and production of coca
paste moved from Perú and Bolivia to Colombia during the Andean Drug
Initiative, the precursor of Plan Colombia, online buy Lipitor without a prescription. Buy Lipitor online without prescription, It is now moving from Colombia to Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil, and back to Perú and Bolivia. Buy Lipitor without a prescription,
Marijuana moved from Colombia's Guajira to México in the 1970s and 1980s, Aerial
spraying (the Paraquat Scare) in México caused it to move to
California, canada, mexico, india, Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado, where it now displaces wine as the state's number one
Heroin poppies moved from Afghanistan to Colombia during the Taliban regime. They have moved back to Afghanistan. Some claim poppies are being planted in Venezuela, New York. Los Angeles, California, Buy cheap Lipitor, Perú, and Ecuador.
If the Colombia-México, japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl, Rx free Lipitor, cocaine route is disrupted, I will not be
surprised if coca plantations sprout in México and, 1000mg, 2000mg, Comprar en línea Lipitor, comprar Lipitor baratos, maybe, begin to
appear in the US. As with marijuana, online buying Lipitor, 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, California and some parts of the US Northwest have climate suitable to coca growing.
The US plans to expand Iniciativa Mérida to Central America after it is tested in México.
US beware: Central America is home to the MS-13 (Maras Salvatrucha). Allegedly, Lipitor in cats, dogs, children, Australia, uk, us, usa, the MS-13 has about 60,000 members strewn all over the region. They have networks with the criminal organizations in Colombia, Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas, México, and the US. A recent report claims that about 350, buy Lipitor from canada, Buy cheap Lipitor no rx, 000 Mexican gang members operate in Los Angels and southern California. If
this is so, they have close ties in Mexico and may serve as a platform
for Mexican cartels to establish a beachhead in the US.
Colombian cartels followed a similar pattern during the disruptions caused by Plan Colombia. Leaders of Colombia's cartels have been apprehended in Venezuela, buy Lipitor no prescription, Buy Lipitor from mexico, Brazil, Mexico, Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California, and Ecuador. When one falls, others move in to fill the vacuum.
México is a long way from becoming a Colombia, with drug traffickers
and paramilitaries in cahoots with the highest levels of government,
the military, law enforcement, and the judiciary.
However, the stark reality is that Mexican and Colombian cartels are
fighting for the most lucrative and dependable illicit drug market in
the world: the US. US users support the cartels' operations and fill their coffers.
Therefore, if the US and México want Iniciativa Mérida
to succeed, they need to dedicate some of the money to fighting
corruption by increasing the salaries of those assigned to the front
lines of the war on drugs and to capacitate them to join the legal 21st Century economy when they leave the military.
Fighting corruption no matter who the corrupting person is, with
impartial judiciaries and elimination of demand in the US, should be
imperatives in the initiative.
The dictum of economics is: no product or service exists for which there is no effective demand. Illicit drugs are not the exception. And
eliminating corruption will pull the rug from under the trafficking
cartels and their criminal associates, thus cutting off the premier
economic incentive of the trade: profit.
Maria Velez de Berliner, President
Latin Intelligence Corporation
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