Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contingency plan for when Mexico collapses?

U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible

EL PASO - Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.

The command's "Joint Operating Environment (JOE 2008)" report, which contains projections of global threats and potential next wars, puts Pakistan on the same level as Mexico. "In terms of worse-case scenarios for the Joint Force and indeed the world, two large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Pakistan and Mexico.

"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone."


Frightening possibilities of who could step into that power vacuum.

2 comments:

7 Arpents E-Mall said...

This is insane! Mexico is NOT on the verge of collapse. Please consider the source of those stories and how soon they might be out of a job if they don't scare you half to death to justify their paychecks.

Jason said...

What newspaper are you reading? I would rather vacation in Iraq than Mexico.