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The State Department has issues a travel warning to those visiting Mexico. This warning, includes the removal of dependents of U.S. Government personnel, specifically children. The warning goes on specify places that might be “safe” in Mexico:
It is imperative that U.S. citizens understand the risks involved in travel to Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and who to contact if one becomes a victim of crime or violence. Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where criminal activity might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable. U.S. citizen victims of crime in Mexico are urged to contact the consular section of the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy for advice and assistance. Contact information is provided at the end of this message.
Therefore, the U.S. State Department would lead travelers to Mexico to believe all is well in say resort areas such as Acapulco. Apparently violence from the drug wars, which has resulted in bombings, beheadings, kidnappings and other forms of violence, has spread over the border into the U.S., specifically Arizona. Arizona has been fighting to protect its citizens against the violence being imported from Mexico; however, the Federal Government, to date, has done little to protect the border, and in fact, has filed lawsuits against the State of Arizona for trying to protect itself.
That said, if one chooses a “safe tourist” area to visit in Mexico, it is suggested to choose one in another country - The City of Acapulco, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the drug cartel run nation, has seen only 14 murders recently.
The question arises, if the violence is bad enough to bring home dependents of U.S. government employees working in Mexico, then why on earth would the State Department tell U.S. Citizens it’s safe to go anywhere near that country? Apparently, they are less interested in protecting the Citizens of the U.S. than insulting the Mexican Government. Due to the millions of dollars the U.S. sends to Mexico each years to prevent drug smuggling, etc., one has to wonder why the open border policy and specifically why our government would put our citizens on risk, both inside the United States and in the Country of Mexico itself by noting tourists areas are safe, when the opposite is true.
The deployment of 500 national guard troops along the Arizona border hardly seems like drop in the bucket, especially in light of the fact that soldiers deployed cannot detain any illegal’s caught crossing the border, rather notify the border guards, who are already overwhelmed. One has to ask how long it will take for the first casualty of the Mexican-American border war to take place, and how long it will be before sufficient troops and fencing is put up along the Mexican border to protect U.S. citizens.