Thursday, November 26, 2009

Something to Be Thankful For

Here's a heartwarming headline!

    Mexico Tightens Border.

We were hoping this was directed at the influx of Spring Break-ers and beach resort fat-asses, but instead Mexico has decided to get serious about border security in order to protect its people from the failed state to its north - to block the flow of illegals, as it were:

The Mexican government is modernizing its ports of entry, including its biggest border crossing in Tijuana. With gates, cameras and vehicle scales, the new infrastructure is meant to curtail the flow of drug money and weapons to Mexican organized crime groups.

...President Felipe Calderon, under pressure to show progress in his offensive against drug cartels, called the measures a necessary sacrifice. Since 2008, more than 1,000 people have been slain in Tijuana, many with guns believed to have been obtained in the U.S.

"We want security," Calderon said on a recent trip to Tijuana. "This requires sacrifice and measures that permit us to stop the trafficking of weapons, drugs, drug money and criminals across this border."

(These last couple of posts seem to have originated in some alternate universe, no?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An alternate universe called The Onion. I really, really can not tell which of your recent posts come from the O and which don’t unless I look at the attribution. The content and style don’t provide any clue to differentiate them.
--Margaret