Vicente Fox, Mexico’s former president, is an unusually frank and intelligent statesman. The other day I listened to an interesting Q and A session with him on NPR where he talks about everything from Iraq to freedom, immigration, trade, economics, and more. A pleasant radio interview to tune into:
More and more people in the US worry about a Mexican Collapse:
MEXICO CITY – Indiscriminate kidnappings. Nearly daily beheadings. Gangs that mock and kill government agents.
This isn’t Iraq or Pakistan. It’s , which the U.S. government and a growing number of experts say is becoming one of the world’s biggest security risks.
The prospect that America’s southern neighbor could melt into lawlessness provides an unexpected challenge to Barack Obama‘s new government. In its latest report anticipating possible global security risks, the U.S. Joint Forces Command lumps Mexico and Pakistan together as being at risk of a “rapid and sudden collapse.”
“The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and pressure by criminal gangs and ,” the command said in the report published Nov. 25.
Pakistan will go through an Iranian type of experience. A takeover by an islamic extremist group, in replacement for a US sponsored semi-dictatorship, is more than likely there.
As far as Mexico is concerned, the drug cartels are already calling the shots now. Why should anyone expect this to get any better over the next years? There is simply no reason. As the US goes down the drain, it will take Mexico with it.