Monday, April 9, 2018

Build The Wall, Build It Tall, Build it Strong and Build It Now.

How many times do we have to have the slaughter in our southern neighbor paraded before our eyes.? The problem with gun violence isn't guns, it's the murderous people that use them. It is a people problem, not a gun problem.

As an example look at the City of Tijuana just south of San Diego. In only three months Tijuana murders (over 530) have passed the annual number of murders in Baltimore (one of the most violent cities in America) and almost reached the annual level of Chicago. And Mexico has but a single location where you can purchase a firearm, a place in Mexico City known as the "Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales" which is operated by the Mexican Army.

The clerks are soldiers.
Tijuana sits on the U.S. border with California, approximately 17 miles south of San Diego. A brief look at both cities reveals that San Diego has a population of 1.4 million compared to Tijuana’s 1.8 million. In 2016 and 2017 respectfully, Tijuana finished with 910 and 1,734 homicides while San Diego registered 50 and 34 for each year in straight comparisons, local journalists found at the time. 
The cartel violence in Tijuana has been attributed to a resurgence of remnants from the Cártel de Los Arellano Félix, which is now operating under the name of Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG) and aligns with El Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. These two criminal groups are engaged in a turf dispute with the Sinaloa Cartel. In some areas, rival factions within the Sinaloa Cartel are fighting for control of the lucrative street-level markets and valuable routes leading into the United States.
Last year Mexico reported 29,168 homicides, 80% of which are still open. Mexico has a murder rate three times that of the US (15 per 100,000 vs 5).

Cartel violence means that the Mexican gene pool, for the most part, is cleansing itself. Unfortunately innocent bystanders, courageous politicians and law enforcement also get thrown into the stats. In consideration of these circumstances, a comprehensive southern border wall makes perfect sense. Not only would it reduce crime in the US, but it would put the brakes on drug and human trafficking through Mexico. A porous border guarantees that it is very profitable to transport drugs and sex slaves (including children) into the States. The money is good and the risk is low. Now throw an effective 30 foot barrier up. The entire game plan changes when it gets harder to break into a country.

Isn't that funny? Israel found out the same thing with Palestinian terrorists.

What will happen most likely is that the price of illegal narcotics will increase, perhaps dramatically. Recreational use will hopefully diminish until domestic supplies increase. With cocoa plants used to produce cocaine, that may be never.

The human trafficking will probably divert to US ports, much more so than now. And don't forget Canada which has grown lax in its immigration enforcement. Thousands of Chinese enter Canada every year and it is not that difficult to cross a 3,000 mile border that is almost entirely unprotected.

Smugglers/narcotics traffickers have used the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY for generations. All you have to do is throw a parcel full of narcotics (or booze back in the 1920's) off an international freighter to a waiting speedboat and off they go. The RCMP have established their own river patrols to combat this (pic below).

We cannot conduct surveillance on every mile of our coastal areas and borders. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports this:
The common image of an illegal immigrant sneaking into the U.S. involves a Latin American huddling for cover in the brush of an expansive desert. It’s hot, dry, and desolate. Perhaps they are attempting to swim across the Rio Grande as it meanders through the dusty climes of the southern U.S. or jump a fence in the middle of the night. 
There is a different, much less publicized form of illegal immigrant—the kind coming from Canada. Many of these individuals are not Latin American—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have apprehended border jumpers from Albania, The Czech Republic, Israel, and India—and they often cross the many waterways of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York by boat, jet ski, or by swimming.

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