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September 15, 2011

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Yes, this form of intimidation amounts to an effective VETO in the deteriorating democratic framework occurring in Mexico.

These tactics are socially devastating and can be modified and applied with effectiveness even in our U.S. democracy,for example: Gang witness intimidation, beheading in Phoenix last year, etc.

Can you think of another criminal body other than Latino narcogangs that are better positioned to expand their enterprise into the U.S. ...with their terrible tactics in tow?

The U.S. and Mexico democracies are different creatures, nevertheless, the underpinnings are shared.

I believe these narcogangs are a significant homeland security threat to the QUALITY of our U.S. democracy i.e. freedom of press, freedom of speech, freedom from violence/mutilations, rule of law, sovereignty, open and free elections, respect for fellow citizen, etc.

I wonder if early indicators of this deterioration will take place in States where narcogangs can ply their grow operations, places like California, Kentucky,Tennessee, Washington, Oregon,?. What will be the effects of these narcogangs in these places in 20 years?

America trained them. i.e Mexico and US. Now they are using sociological warfare tactics against their own people for "What"? To control an area you have to control communications. That now includes social media. I thnik it time we take this TCO out. If they become a quizi governemnt, we pay real blood to get them out.

Hogtied and disemboweled ... for what? A message on Twitter or Facebook? Yes, this is definitely social terrorism. Unfortunately - it appears to be very effective. I see now way that Calderon can combat this ... unless he is willing to give Mexican citizens the right to bear arms and defend themselves. I am not preaching on the "gun ownership" topic. Just making the point that no government actions can conceivably defend normal citizens against this type of terror. People will have to do it on their own.

Meanwhile - the Zeta's extend outwards their Wall of Fear.

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