Mexico is dangerous. Don't go there. And if you ignore my advice and do go there, watch your back if you go to a birthday party or you may be gunned down in a drive-by shooting as a husband and wife attached to the US Consulate were on Saturday leaving their child an orphan and crying in the back seat.
It has now escalated to the point where the drug cartels are attacking and killing American Consulate workers. This is simply outrageous and if you are not a little perturbed let me flip the story around... what if a Mexican Consulate worker and her husband were executed while driving away from a birthday party here in the United States? America would be branded as a hateful nation and there would be those coming out saying it was some right wing extremists.
Don't go to Mexico. More people died in the wars in Mexico last year over control power and drugs than two 9/11 attacks. More died than we lost servicemen in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. 7,600 according to the press in Mexico for 2009. This doesn't take into account the sheer terror many live under in that country. Why would you want to voluntarily go there?
Three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed in a drive-by shooting in the violent border city...
One of the victims was an American employee at the consulate. Her husband and the husband of a Mexican employee of the consulate were also killed. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, the official said.
"The President is deeply saddened and outraged by the news of the brutal murders of three people associated with the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez," National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement Sunday. "He extends his condolences to the families and condemns these attacks on consular and diplomatic personnel serving at our foreign missions. In concert with Mexican authorities, we will work tirelessly to bring their killers to justice."
Sure, whatever Obama. Why don't you go there and appologize for having consulate workers in their country, after all isn't it always America's fault?
And secure the damn border already! This stuff is happening just blocks away from El Paso on the other side of the border.
One Old Vet