Devil505 wrote: coalkirk wrote:
Devil505 wrote:We have more to fear from the Mexican drug wars than the boogieman from Al Quieda.
I haven't heard any Mexican drug lords vow to kill me, my wife and children. On the other hand, that is the stated goal of the islamic terroists. I'm not worried about the Mexican drug war.
Honest answer Terry....If you lived near the Mexican border, what do you think the insurance company actuarial tables would show the relative risk of you being killed by Al Quieda or Mexican drug gangs? (& lots of Americans live near the Mexican border.....very few live near the tribal regions of Pakistan)
Personally I think Mexico is a much bigger threat to me & my family. (my daughter just came back from a vacation in Mexico & I have been there too)
The 2,966 people killed on 9/11 didn't live near the tribal areas of Pakistan either. Neither did the sailors on the USS Cole, or any of the other victims or islamic terrorism that have killed Americans. Mexican drug wars are over turf. They have pretty simple goals. They want to control the drug market and make money, straight up capitolists. They arn't religious zealots that want to kill you because you are an infidel. Mexican drug lords are not going to be strapping on suicide belts and showing up in the mall in your home town or hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings or more on topic, they are not going to be conducting surveilence on power plants in PA with video cameras and plotting to blow them up. Americans have a short attention span. Just because there hasn't been a sucessful attack here since 2001, you've been lulled into a state of complacency. Al Quieda is patient and counting on our complacency. Underestimating their resolve would be a huge mistake.
I don't live near the Mexican border and I wouldn't go to Mexico, especially now.