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(KPHO Phoenix)   Mexican drug cartels are trying to support the troops, recruiting them into their operations as hit men. Veterans will not be turned down   (kpho.com ) divider line
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595 clicks; posted to Politics » on 04 Feb 2014 at 8:46 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-04 08:51:31 AM  
That poor guy in the story.
 
2014-02-04 08:51:46 AM  
Absolutely nothing new here. The thing that is becoming a bother are the gang issues while they are still in the military.
 
2014-02-04 08:52:34 AM  
Finally, something to keep them from getting attached to that sweet, sweet VA teet. oh, I got PTSD! I need welfare!

get a job, looser.
 
2014-02-04 08:54:47 AM  
If the Senators would stop bickering and approve the farm settlements in a fertile province, then the veterans can get honest work instead of being sell-swords to the gangs and strongmen.
 
2014-02-04 08:59:28 AM  
Part of why I stopped travelling to San Felipe, MX every year in around '03 or '04.  I'd been going yearly since the 1980s, but the military checkpoints along the 2 lane road down there were becoming more intense every year looking for drugs & guns.  Nothing quite like guys that look barely 17 years old pointing AR-15's and mounted belt-fed machine guns at your car in the middle of farking nowhere, and you both don't speak each other's language.

The final year we went, there was nothing but a burned-out barracks and some scorch marks on the road where a checkpoint should have been.  Haven't been back since.

/damn I miss San Felipe
 
2014-02-04 09:08:21 AM  
Well at least someone's hiring soldiers.
 
2014-02-04 09:11:08 AM  
We're not undermining the economic base of these cartels why? Hell, even when the CIA was doing all the smuggling the money went to support death squads in central americas.
 
2014-02-04 09:22:40 AM  
I bet Blackwater gets a lot of recruitment letters. They're just the sort of people the cartels are looking for.
 
2014-02-04 09:24:33 AM  

wildcardjack: We're not undermining the economic base of these cartels why?


Because the War on Drugs makes too much money for certain industries, and the politicians won't give up the tough-on-crime garbage that's easy to sell to gullible voters.
 
2014-02-04 09:26:03 AM  
At least SOMEONE is hiring.
 
2014-02-04 10:11:16 AM  

Biff_Steel: Finally, something to keep them from getting attached to that sweet, sweet VA teet. oh, I got PTSD! I need welfare!

get a job, looser.


-1/10

You are a bad person and should feel bad.
 
2014-02-04 10:31:57 AM  

pkellmey: Absolutely nothing new here. The thing that is becoming a bother are the gang issues while they are still in the military.


This.

Gangs have been sending their top members into the Army for years now. They send their most promising into the military to get training and improve discipline. Its like a finishing school.
 
2014-02-04 10:55:06 AM  
Thanks, Rumsfeld. I guess allowing non-citizens to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan wasn't the best idea after all.

But they won't murder anyone in your neighborhood. They won't steal your truck. They won't whistle at your daughter. You're safe.

Thanks.
 
2014-02-04 11:03:19 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Thanks, Rumsfeld. I guess allowing non-citizens to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan wasn't the best idea after all.

But they won't murder anyone in your neighborhood. They won't steal your truck. They won't whistle at your daughter. You're safe.

Thanks.


This is nothing new. Veterans have always been recruited by organized crime, especially after wars.
 
2014-02-04 11:12:36 AM  

ongbok: TheShavingofOccam123: Thanks, Rumsfeld. I guess allowing non-citizens to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan wasn't the best idea after all.

But they won't murder anyone in your neighborhood. They won't steal your truck. They won't whistle at your daughter. You're safe.

Thanks.

This is nothing new. Veterans have always been recruited by organized crime, especially after wars.


Well, my point was regarding non-US citizens and illegal aliens being allowed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, regardless of whether they were allowed to do so in the past, producing exactly what has happened in the past.

What amazes me is people complaining about the militarization of the police as being a recent phenomenon. It happened when veterans and other gangsters started breaking into National Guard and other military depots and stealing automatic weapons and other niceties. After WWI.
 
2014-02-04 01:46:56 PM  
I call BS on the majority of the "facts".  This guy is no 20 year vet of the Marines or he would have a full pension that would let him live well indeed in Mexico. If he even ever was a Marine, then he did something so spectacularly evil as a civilian that Homeland Security was forced to revoke his green card.
Good riddance
 
2014-02-04 03:28:42 PM  

Turbo Cojones: I call BS on the majority of the "facts".  This guy is no 20 year vet of the Marines or he would have a full pension that would let him live well indeed in Mexico. If he even ever was a Marine, then he did something so spectacularly evil as a civilian that Homeland Security was forced to revoke his green card.
Good riddance


I agree, or he was given the big chicken dinner (Bad Conduct Discharge). Either way, you are correct, good riddance, but it is an interesting puff piece about how Mexican gangs want to pay top dollar for trained gunmen familiar with automatic weapons.
 
2014-02-04 03:55:01 PM  

Turbo Cojones: I call BS on the majority of the "facts".  This guy is no 20 year vet of the Marines or he would have a full pension that would let him live well indeed in Mexico. If he even ever was a Marine, then he did something so spectacularly evil as a civilian that Homeland Security was forced to revoke his green card.
Good riddance


That sounds suspiciously like a comment from the article.... 'smatter, can't make up your own troll?
 
2014-02-04 08:39:07 PM  
Veterans preference!
Just like the US Postal Service.

/Postal. heh.
 
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