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  •  The Drug War in Mexico was specifically initiated (0+ / 0-)

    by Calderon within days of him taking the presidency in hotly contested election results with hundreds of thousands of protesters in the streets.

    Calderon was elected using people sent from Bush's election team and there were widespread vote count discrepancies, like occurred in Florida and Ohio for Bush.

    To take the constant 24x7 focus off of the stolen election, Calderon appeared in a military jacket -- a huge no-no in Mexico, as a civilian leader -- and announced his war on cartels by sending thousands of federal police and military into hotbeds of drug activity.

    Calderon -- years after NAFTA -- started the drug war violence.  NAFTA was not passed and signed by Clinton with a provision for drug war.

    It was Calderon -- and Bush egging him on at the Merida Summit with promises of generous funding for military equipment, weapons and ammunition -- who started the violence.  

    And notably, very few serious efforts have been made against one cartel in particular, while others were pursued relentlessly.

    "Social decline?"   The Mexican people did not decide to slide into discord.  The violence of the drug war was initiated to cover for a stolen election and fed with US money and weapons from the beginning.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:17:13 AM PST

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      I believe there were quite a few regulation clarifications with NAFTA--especially about trucking--and that was the quid pro quo with Bush.

      Apres Bush, le deluge.

      by melvynny on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:29:48 AM PST

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