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End of the Drug War: Mexico and the Cartels
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm actually curious if sam feigns ignorance


Stop it and get out, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that really isn't on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: flowery shit Reply with quote

Willem wrote:
If you really want something you can prove, just look at Operation Fast and Furious.

Or how American banks are basically laundering the cartels' money. just gonna link to this post

Or just look at the many CIA/DEA-related trafficking stuff in the past.


The things you can prove aren't exactly enough to change the status quo.

The only real way to get the status quo to change is to have the government fight itself.

The government treats this situation much like how a lethargic beast would.

It's only when different agendas clash that real change spills forth from the bowels of the beast.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the magnificent magic moving goalposts!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:44 pm    Post subject: Soccer is such a boring game. Reply with quote

Someday, you're going to learn something about obtaining multiple goals, and multitasking.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



srsly, we should all not be responding to him right now
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:49 pm    Post subject: It's good that you're making pictures again. Reply with quote

Finally, sam lightens up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*clashes thy with his agenda*
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willem wrote:
That's kinda stupid, guy.


Not as addressed in my original question:
me wrote:
I ask this in all seriousness since I'm confident you just might be the person who could answer this: how likely is some type of armed conflict (between the US and "Mexican forces")? how long until? could the result be possible annexation, even if as a territory?


(Emboldened text added to correct spelling and for clarification)

This is pretty much unprecedented, uncharted territory I think we're possibly headed into here. I don't think we'll see any real change in how most Americans feel about the situation in Mexico until it starts affecting tourism enough: as long as it's still a cheap place to get shit faced and go on vacation Americans won't give a fuck what happens in Mexico.

Unless of course this whole "fleeing the country" thing gets even worse, which it seems to be doing already. People entering the U.S. is already about as incendiary as topics get without whole new waves of escapees adding to the issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Willem wrote:
That's kinda stupid, guy.


Not as addressed in my original question:
me wrote:
I ask this in all seriousness since I'm confident you just might be the person who could answer this: how likely is some type of armed conflict (between the US and "Mexican forces")? how long until? could the result be possible annexation, even if as a territory?


(Emboldened text added to correct spelling and for clarification)

This is pretty much unprecedented, uncharted territory I think we're possibly headed into here. I don't think we'll see any real change in how most Americans feel about the situation in Mexico until it starts affecting tourism enough: as long as it's still a cheap place to get shit faced and go on vacation Americans won't give a fuck what happens in Mexico.

Unless of course this whole "fleeing the country" thing gets even worse, which it seems to be doing already. People entering the U.S. is already about as incendiary as topics get without whole new waves of escapees adding to the issue.


Well to be fair Willem did say it was "kinda" stupid.

Full-blown war and the US taking over Mexico is unlikely to happen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope so...

Still though, I'm a kinda 'Plan for the worst, hope for the best' kinda guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reiterate:

Why the hell would the US annex Mexico?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
I reiterate:

Why the hell would the US annex Mexico?


Manifest Destiny Bitch!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Mcdermott wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
I reiterate:

Why the hell would the US annex Mexico?


Manifest Destiny Bitch!

Reading "manifest destiny" as an imperative statement seems somehow more appropriate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Mcdermott wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
I reiterate:

Why the hell would the US annex Mexico?


Manifest Destiny Bitch!


We really should have just taken old Mexico when we stole New Mexico, then all this never would have happened.
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