USAWC MEXICO STRATEGY RESEARCH PROJECT (CIVILIAN EDIT)
USAWC STRATEGY RESEARCH PROJECT (CIVILIAN EDIT)
THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO: THE ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
Lieutenant Civilian Common Man
United States Plain Dumb Public Reservoirs
Captain Smedley Butler
This SRP(CE) is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of a Moral Individual of a Personal Honesty Studies Degree. The U.S. Plain Dumb Public Reservoir School of Life is discredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The views expressed in this civilian academic research paper edit are those of the author and do not reflect anywhere close to the official policy or position of the Department of the Army,
Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
U.S. Army War College
Unfortunately their view stands very close to the Original Research Project and have,
“become “internationally minded.” We forgot, or shunted aside, the advice of the Father of our country. We forgot George Washington’s warning about “entangling alliances.” We went to war. We acquired outside territory.” – War Is A Racket
The ongoing U.S. drug war, civil war and government crimes in Mexico is a severe problem all but ignored by the U.S. government and the media.
The fact is many common factors directly link the U.S. to Mexico’s collective deterioration and continuing destruction. The relationship between the two countries is complex, plagued by distrust, National Sovereignty Violations, and Demands Internal changes to respect; National Sovereignty (Economic Freedom), Individual Liberties and Civil Rights by both sides. This would begin to remove Government created marketplaces for Prohibition Cartels and Violent Syndicates that arise around Internal Laws and Policey.
The implications of an unstable Mexico or an uncooperative relationship between the U.S. and Mexico are critical to national security at best or Personal Liberty, Individual Life and Peace at worst.
Largely, Mexico is considered first line of defense against crime, drugs, terrorism, arms trafficking, and human trafficking but it should be considered last or at the very least only after our internal policy is constitutional, just or complete.
Considering Mexico as the first line of defense without addressing the causes of the endemic problems will only continue the U.S. demands, that Mexico be responsible for the symptoms of U.S. Policy; In effect forcing the increase in demand for Mexico’s violations against their citizen’s Industry, Individual Liberties, Safety and Prosperity and can only result in Civil Conflict.
These are National Sovereignty Violations inflicted on Mexico at the demands or results of the U.S.
In the midst of a massive Mexican offensive against violent drug traffickers, (the ‘narco-terrorism’ rebellion), Mexico faces the possibility of failing as a state.
Narco-Terrorism is a revolution conducted to further the aims of prohibition cartels and distributors. It has included assassinations, extortion, hijackings, bombings, kidnappings; directed against judges, prosecutors, elected officials, or law enforcement agents and general disruption of government.
If Mexico continues to attempt to suppress the ‘narco-terrorist’s’ violence and regain an internal military police state, both the U.S. and Mexico will feel the effects on their economy, immigration, and national security.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has deeply consolidated Mexican economic dependence on the U.S.
Since the NAFTA ratification1993, trade between Mexico and the U.S. has increased from $49 billion in 1994 to $210 billion in 2007. Mexico exports about 80% of all its products to the U.S. while the U.S. exports about 12% of its products to Mexico.
To break this Monopoly trade imbalance with the U.S. economy and U.S. International Corporations, Mexico continues to attempt market diversification with limited success. As recently, the weakening of the U.S. stock market and decline of the dollar greatly affected the Mexican economies ability to expand and has only increased Mexico’s dependence.
That deep dependence of the Mexican economy has massively negative affects within Mexico. Because of the current trade imbalances and dependency, the U.S. economy and U.S. firms control the Mexican economy and any suggested changes in U.S. policy have massive leverage, pull and effect, creating a very capricious economy and untrusted ineffectual government.
Migrant workers in the U.S. from Mexico are considered critical to a strong U.S. and Mexican economy; however, the decades of destructive U.S. Policy has destroyed the Mexican economic landscape to this point of starvation and civil war causing the influx of ‘migrant workers’ (that should be called economic and political refugees). This decades long influx has caused a massive decline in the lowest wage earning jobs and families in the U.S. caused by ‘illegal’ employment trafficking and slave practices in the U.S. A large percentage of Mexican economic and political refugees take wages and conditions that ‘legal’ employees would not accept.
This has caused immigration to be a contentious topic for both countries and takes much of the focus, as a symptom, away from the true causes of the decline, violations, war and violence.
2007 estimates place Mexican illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. from 6 to 12 Million or roughly 5%-10% of Mexico’s population.
While illegal immigration can strain U.S. social services, allowing Mexico’s
government to fail while struggling against U.S. substance policy, drug cartels or violent attacks by way of increased violations of Individual Liberty and Civil Rights could have catastrophic consequences.
If we hope to prevent a Totalitarian Mexico, instead of the Tyrannically Governed Mexico and future infringements on Rights and Liberties among the citizens of the U.S. and Mexico, it is essential for the U.S. and Mexico to reassess and create new comprehensive and mutually supporting, substance laws, non-violent drug decriminalization, border enforcement and refugee policies.
Another important security consideration in our relationship with Mexico revolves around Mexico’s role as a Ruler in Latin America and with the Caribbean countries. By Latin American standards, Mexico has a strong economy and military, second only to Brazil. As a result, Mexico wields substantial influence with countries like Venezuela and Cuba where Individual Lives, Liberty and Rights are in constant danger and Risk Mexico Support in Defense against the U.S.
The U.S. has strained relations with many of the Sovereign Latin American and Caribbean Nations Since 1898, when the U.S. first took colonialism territory outside the mainland of North America and Imperial ‘Big Stick’ (Pay Your Private Bank Debts or Disruption/Overthrown/Invasion/Starvation) Diplomacy.
We must abandon ‘War College’ mindsets and Promote Self Sufficient Sovereign Nations that Support Individual Liberties and Freedoms for All Natural Persons.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
To be a spotless example of that dream. Have we forgotten the American Dream, Life, Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All?