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This is good, but it would be even better if the U.S. allows the Mexican police to come up to the U.S. and help catch the drug dealers and drug addicts buying and using the junk.

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the Mexican police to come up to the U.S. and help catch the drug dealers and drug addicts buying and using the junk.

What a ludicrous fantasy. They would just collect their customary bribes and be on their merry way. Even US law enforcement has its finger in the till. Even Singapore, with its escalator up to the gallows for smugglers and dealers, hasn't been able to halt narcotics. This is a multibillion dollar industry with as much money, and power, as petroleum, pharmaceuticals, armanents and other major cartels.

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I might be wrong, but my guess is that Sarge was talking more about letting Mexican cops come into the US and deal with drug dealers in their own way. Not a bad idea, if you ask me. Maybe they should set up some law that if you're caught dealing you get extradited to Mexico and you can face the legal system there. Something tells me American dealers wouldn't like the thought of being sent down under. And Lord knows the Mexicans would love to get their hands on them.

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Sen. Ricardo Monreal of the leftist Labor Party said having U.S. drones flying over Mexico is “unconstitutional and it violates national sovereignty.” He issued a statement accusing the government of being “too submissive to the neighbor to the north” and said Mexico’s Senate was never informed of the drone operations.

This is a great example of a guy who tricks himself into immediately throwing out catchphrases instead of actually thinking the issue through. It's a shared problem on a shared border and using shared resources is a win-win for both sides. The knee-jerk reaction from someone just dying to throw out the word "sovereignty" is a joke. My guess the much larger problem of illegal aliens violating America's sovereignty doesn't even register as a blip on his screen.

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As a Mexican, I think it is high time that the US finally sends or admits using drones over Mexican territory to help fight against the mafia, now I wish some drones were used here in Japan to help cool down the nuclear reactors up in Fukushima. America has great technology but they have to be very, very careful who they allow it to be used, just a few months ago, one highly trained Mexican soldier, who was part of the elite group assigned to protect the president of Mexico was ARRESTED, because he was a spy for one of the Mexican mafias. I do not think we can imagine one of Mr.Obamas security guys to be on the take from any mafia, but Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia etc..are a complete different ball game, I say time to not just take pretty pictures videos with these drones but you know arm them like they do over Pakistan, Iraq etc..and a nice pull of the remote control trigger do the talking, Ziiip! Kaboom! next day, the Mexican government can blame a rival mafia group to help us get these mafia guys to be more angry against each other and you know, kill each other off.

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Yes, drones are the answer, drugs shall be stamped out, and only the bad guys taken out. Thank God it's all so simple. As we all know, technology solves everything without unforeseen mishaps.

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The Mexican Army already comes over the American border to protect the drug shipments. Mexico has 3x the natural resources of the US and more billionaires. The ATF has been caught allowing guns over the border also.

If the wall was allowed to be built you wouldn't be having any of this stuff going on and the people of Mexico/US would not be losing their lives in the 10,000s every year. Mexico is turning into a war zone and is one of the most dangerous areas to be in right now. The drones are only going to escalate the danger. Do people really think drones killing one terrorist and many other innocents are going to help.

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lesgrande: Yes, drones are the answer, drugs shall be stamped out, and only the bad guys taken out. Thank God it's all so simple. As we all know, technology solves everything without unforeseen mishaps.

There's no need for hyperbole. It's just another asset that both sides can use to fight a common enemy. If you're saying that nothing should be done unless there's a guarantee of no "unforeseen mishaps" then you might as well just quit now. It's a situation that involves humans, crime, money, technology, etc. People will do the best they can and at the end of the day you hope that you've made a positive change overall.

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@SuperLib

Have to go with Badsey, drones aren't working out too good in Pakistan (check the latest mishaps), for example. 'Course there are other options, so no one's saying give up. And yeah, I'll use hyperbole if I want to. And you can argue things the way you want, alright?

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I agree that you and Badsey are on the same page, the problem is that you're reading the wrong book. The article states that the drones are being used for recon at the request of the Mexican government. Comparing that with armed drones seeking out and firing on terrorists in Pakistan is pretty silly. What's next? Trying to convince people that US choppers flying over Japan in the relief effort is dangerous because of US choppers flying over the battlefields in Afghanistan?

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This is only a stop-gap measure, kind of like a band aid for a country that is having a heart attack, and I am not talking about Mexico, but until the USA really gets strict against drugs, drug users etc...poorer countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, etc..will say geez, should I grow beans and corn and barely survive or grow them funny strong plants called Marijuana, COCA etc..and live like Tony Montana in the movie Scarface?? If you were a poor Indian, starving not taken care of by your local government, which would you pick? So these same narcos now are just laughing at the US drones until they are backed up with heat seeking missiles etc..

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illegal drug sellers and drug growers make 6-20 billion USA dollars a year. you tell me something, are you sure those countries or individuals are poor?! the Mexican president can't do anything about it, because 87% of their entire police and military forces are corrupted. one of the only ways the Mexicans could resolve their own madness, is to instruct a civil war against the drug grower.

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When Mexico and everyone else has satellite images with infrared =drones are not really needed for surveillance. $20 security cameras work well it seems also.

Drones are for combat. =Obama is trying to escalate the situation. I am against the use of drones against the Mexican populace.

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Badsey: Obama is trying to escalate the situation.

Why's that? Because of fiat currency and the globalists?

elbundamexico: but until the USA really gets strict against drugs, drug users etc

America's prison population is dominated by drug offenders. Getting caught with something as small as a joint is an automatic felony in states like Nevada. "Getting tough" hasn't solved anything except stretching state budgets. The problem for both countries is the wide open border between buyers and sellers, the corruption in Mexico, and the drug culture in the US.

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Until that distant day when we can send in borgs this is the best measure. Why waste American lives fighting these drug cartels and their murderous scumbag agents. Some Mountain Dew-swillin', burger-munchin 19 y.o. kid sitting at the controls in an air-conditioned room in Vegas or Boulder can vaporize them just like he does the jihadis in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If it works go for it.

Or legalize drugs like marijuana, and thereby change the politics of Mexico and Canada.But their respective govt's oppose such measures and would probably take up arms against any American gov that did that...

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Sarge Says: This is good, but it would be even better if the U.S. allows the Mexican police to come up to the U.S. and help catch the drug dealers and drug addicts buying and using the junk.

Because everyone right-thinking American knows that locking-up drug users is the best way to counter the illegal drug trade.

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