Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Texas Braces for Mexican Violence"

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Texas Officials Brace for Mexican Violence

Friday, February 13, 2009 12:35 PM

Texas officials are drafting plans for law enforcement and military responses to the growing Mexican gang violence threatening to spill across the U.S. border.

“Worst-case scenario, Mexico becomes the Western hemisphere’s equivalent of Somalia, with mass violence, mass chaos,”

With more than 5,300 people killed in Mexico last year owing to criminal activity, Mexico has been identified in a Department of Defense report as a country that could abruptly destabilize.

the federal government has already developed a contingency plan that calls for armored vehicles, aircraft and teams of personnel along border hotspots. Military forces, however, would be deployed only if agencies like the Border Patrol were unable to quell the violence.
What is not being accounted for, however, is the flood of refugees that could swarm the United States in the event of a Mexican government collapse
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