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By Pedro de Alvarado on 09/26/2022

The Real Threat To U.S. National Security: Mexico Is A Failed State

Earlier: Stand And Deliver: In 2020, President Trump Proposed Missile Strikes On Mexican Drug Cartels

Everyone and his dog talks about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or China’s coming invasion of Taiwan. But for America First patriots, the No. 1 security question is at our southwest border with Mexico, and not just with the Great Replacement Invasion of illegal aliens. What’s occurring inside Mexico should be of greater concern than developments in Eastern Europe and the Far East. For nearly two decades, the Mexican government has been losing a brutal drug war against drug cartels, which are not only smuggling tons of deadly narcotics and other drugs across the border, but also establishing cartel branches in American cities. There’s a real question whether the Mexican government is even trying [Abrazos no Balazos? The Mexican State-Cartel Nexus, Texas Public Policy Foundation, September 2022 ]. Why is this not a political issue in the U.S.?

A little history:

Toward the end of 2006, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón launched a war against the cartels that had been terrorizing the country for some time. He deployed 6,500 army troops to his home state of Michoacán to kick off a massive campaign to neutralize them [Mexican troops begin broad drug sweep, Associated Press, December 12, 2006].

But despite that effort, and those of subsequent presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the cartels are still a strong presence in Mexico.

The Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels are the titans of drug trafficking. They’ve been fighting for at least a decade to claim the spot as the top dog of organized crime in Mexico. The latter has gained prominence in recent years for its jaw-dropping ability to dish out violence against its rivals [Mexico’s deadliest cartel is dropping bombs from a drone onto rival camps in new turf war, by Imogen Braddick, New York Post, January 12, 2022].

But whichever cartel is in control, one constant has been the Mexican government’s inability to bring these murderous criminals to heel. Then again, several cartels, such as the Gulf Cartel, are made up of former members of the Mexican military and law enforcement, which makes neutralizing the already powerful syndicates even more difficult [Mexico Kills Zetas Founder As Cartel’s Decline Continues, by Michael Lohmuller, Insight Crime, May, 12, 2014].

One of the most embarrassing examples of the Mexican government’s ineptitude: its

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By Pedro de Alvarado on 09/26/2022

The Real Threat To U.S. National Security: Mexico Is A Failed State

Earlier: Stand And Deliver: In 2020, President Trump Proposed Missile Strikes On Mexican Drug Cartels

Everyone and his dog talks about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or China’s coming invasion of Taiwan. But for America First patriots, the No. 1 security question is at our southwest border with Mexico, and not just with the Great Replacement Invasion of illegal aliens. What’s occurring inside Mexico should be of greater concern than developments in Eastern Europe and the Far East. For nearly two decades, the Mexican government has been losing a brutal drug war against drug cartels, which are not only smuggling tons of deadly narcotics and other drugs across the border, but also establishing cartel branches in American cities. There’s a real question whether the Mexican government is even trying [Abrazos no Balazos? The Mexican State-Cartel Nexus, Texas Public Policy Foundation, September 2022 ]. Why is this not a political issue in the U.S.?

A little history:

Toward the end of 2006, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón launched a war against the cartels that had been terrorizing the country for some time. He deployed 6,500 army troops to his home state of Michoacán to kick off a massive campaign to neutralize them [Mexican troops begin broad drug sweep, Associated Press, December 12, 2006].

But despite that effort, and those of subsequent presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the cartels are still a strong presence in Mexico.

The Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels are the titans of drug trafficking. They’ve been fighting for at least a decade to claim the spot as the top dog of organized crime in Mexico. The latter has gained prominence in recent years for its jaw-dropping ability to dish out violence against its rivals [Mexico’s deadliest cartel is dropping bombs from a drone onto rival camps in new turf war, by Imogen Braddick, New York Post, January 12, 2022].

But whichever cartel is in control, one constant has been the Mexican government’s inability to bring these murderous criminals to heel. Then again, several cartels, such as the Gulf Cartel, are made up of former members of the Mexican military and law enforcement, which makes neutralizing the already powerful syndicates even more difficult [Mexico Kills Zetas Founder As Cartel’s Decline Continues, by Michael Lohmuller, Insight Crime, May, 12, 2014].

One of the most embarrassing examples of the Mexican government’s ineptitude: its

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By John Derbyshire on 09/25/2022

[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com]

Last Sunday, September 18th, was the birthday of Samuel Johnson, the great 18th-century man of letters, one of my literary heroes. In a blog post here at VDARE.com I urged readers to commemorate the event by reading Johnson’s fine pessimistic long poem The Vanity of Human Wishes, an annotated version of which can be found on my personal website.

Just ten lines into the poem, speaking in a general way about human folly, Johnson gives us this couplet:

How rarely Reason guides the stubborn Choice,
Rules the bold Hand, or prompts the suppliant Voice,

Those words came to mind the following morning when, in my New York Post, I read Mark Krikorian’s excellent opinion piece headlined How the gospel of open borders took over the Democratic Party. Mark argues that Democrats are not driven by a rational albeit treasonous determination to Elect A New People, but by moralistic anti-borders fervor. (VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow scathingly disagrees, saying that Democrats are obviously motivated by both and that Mark is just responding prudently to the reality that mention of the Great Replacement fact has been anathematized inside the Beltway, where he operates.)

But let me just give you the next couplet, following the one I started with:

How Nations sink, by darling Schemes oppress’d,
When Vengeance listens to the Fool’s Request.

Yes, there is definitely Vengeance in the mix there somewhere. I’ve said repeatedly that our Ruling Elites dislike a great mass of their fellow citizens, especially the white working and middle classes—the Bitter Clingers, the Deplorables. If you want a poster child for that dislike, you couldn’t do better than New York Times Token Conservative columnist Bret Stephens.

To say that Bret Stephens dislikes a great mass of his fellow citizens is not based on anything subjective or impressionistic; the guy has said so, in cold print.

Here he was in a New York Times op-ed five years ago: ”Only Mass Deportation Can Save America,” June 16, 2017.

From that title you might think Mr. Stephens wants mass deportation of illegal aliens, which would put him firmly on our side. No—listen:

The United States has too many people who don’t work hard, don’t believe in God, don’t contribute much to society and don’t appreciate the greatness of the American system.

They need to return whence they came. I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country for a few generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant on basic points of American law and history, they are the stagnant pool in which our national prospects risk drowning.

See, Bret Stephens wanted to deport American citizens—the Deplorable ones.

By Reginald De Chantillon  on 09/24/2022

Having had Ruling Class apparatchik John McCain as a Senator for Life, Arizona and its GOP now have one of the more curious Republican senatorial candidates in the country: Blake Masters. A former protégé of Tech titan Peter Thiel, one of the few American oligarchs somewhat friendly to national conservatives, Masters had been running a decidedly pro-American nationalist campaign—until he won the GOP primary. But then came unsettling website and personnel changes. There are more recent signs, however, that things are looking up.

Masters began as a strong National Conservative candidate. One of the first groups his campaign contacted was Arizona’s College Republicans United, on Masters’ radar for opposing immigration and raising money for Kyle Rittenhouse.

CRU leaders tell me that Masters’ campaign was very open about pushing for an immigration moratorium, prosecution of Big Tech monopolies and censorship—even said nice things about VDARE.com’s Peter Brimelow and Steve Sailer!

Masters’ expertise on these subjects apparently came from a long and thorough study of immigration, including VDARE.com. Masters also reportedly had adopted similar hardline views on abortion, fair trade, economics, and, most encouragingly, the Great Replacement. Masters took a direct and ongoing part in carefully articulating the campaign’s message. Citing former campaign manager Amalia Halikias, my sources said Masters designed, coded and updated his website himself, and participated in day-to-day policy discussions.

Hence, after Masters’ primary victory in early August, these supporters were particularly troubled to learn that the campaign quickly reworked its website. The hardline messaging on the Great Replacement and other issues was gone, including his unequivocal opposition to abortion:

Less than a month after winning the Arizona GOP Senate primary with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, Blake Masters is softening his language on controversial issues like abortion, gun control, immigration—and even the 2020 election.

His campaign website no longer describes him as “100% pro-life” and a section that previously called for a federal bill to recognize unborn children as human beings “that may not be killed” has been deleted.

Masters has also dropped language from his site suggesting Trump won the 2020 election and removed references to a racist conspiracy theory that claims Democrats are trying to “import” immigrant voters.

“They’re doing the traditional pivot to the middle for the general election,” said Tyler Montague, a veteran Arizona Republican consultant. "He needs to appeal to moderates in the middle to win. So, he’s trying to walk back the super pro-life positions to something that more closely reflects the electorate.”

[Blake Masters, Trump-endorsed GOP Senate candidate in Arizona, attempts pivot to the center, by Musadiq Bidar, CBS, August 31, 2022]

Dropping those issues, notorious corporate libertarian busybody Chuck Warren, a Utah “Republican Strategist."  told CBS’s Bidar, was a good strategy that would permit Masters to “‘focus on kitchen table issues’ instead

 

By Mark Gullick  on 09/23/2022

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Citizen Journalist Steve Laws’ Reports On The Illegal-Alien Invasion ”Not In The Public Interest”

A term that makes the British Mainstream Media and political class uneasy is “citizen journalist.” Now that smartphones make anyone a cameraman, and the Internet makes anyone a publisher, ordinary people report real-life events that our Ruling Class want filtered and curated, and if necessary, spiked. One of those ordinary people is Steve Laws, an Englishman living in Kent, the beautiful English county once dubbed “the garden of England.” Kent’s beaches are now the equivalent of the southwest border of the United States as the main point of entry for illegal aliens. Using basic, no-frills technology (phone, Telegram, and a website), Laws comprehensively covers the Camp-of-the-Saints invasion. Britain’s Home Office deems such news “not in the public interest.”

Although he covers other topics, immigration is Laws’ focus. Operating through his YouTube channel and website The Steve Laws Report, he has quickly discovered the collusion between those tasked with securing Britain’s borders and those trying to enter the country illegally. That the government has no intention to halt illegal immigration is clear from watching Laws’ coverage. As for the MSM,

By Washington Watcher II on 09/22/2022

Previously: Despite Skepticism, Busing Illegals To Leftist “Sanctuary Cities” Is Working. Could It Force Biden To Do Something About Border Collapse?

At VDARE.com press time Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had still not dumped the rumored planeload of illegals on Rehoboth Beach, DE, President Biden’s elite summer home [Outrage Shift In The Press As Today Ron DeSantis Is Cruel for NOT Engaging In ‘Human Trafficking,’ by Brad Slager, RedState, September 22, 2022]. But after the Martha’s Vineyard Massacre, everyone knows it could happen. This follows Texas’ and Arizona’s busing of thousands of illegals to leftist cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago—but it’s gotten far more publicity, presumably because of the perceived threat to the Ruling Class’s favorite vacation spot. Unfortunately, Martha’s Vineyard has also made it obvious that publicity alone won’t make the left stop its fanatical Open Borders Great Replacement drive. What needs to be inflicted is not just publicity, but pain.

There are significant differences between DeSantis’ moves and those of Texas and Arizona. The Martha’s Vineyard flight with 50 illegals was the first time Florida has transported illegals to a leftist enclave; Texas has done it since April [Texas buses have transported more than 11,000 migrants to sanctuary cities, Fox 4, September 16, 2022] and Arizona has done it since the summer [Arizona has bused nearly 2,000 migrants from the border, by Cody Lillich, KOLD News 13, September 16, 2022]. Also, unlike with Texas and Arizona, the illegals shipped to Martha’s Vineyard weren’t actually in the state that sent them: Florida recruited them from Texas [Texas Sheriff Investigating DeSantis’ Role in Flying Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, by Andrew Atterbury, Politico, September 19, 2022].

DeSantis promises to send more to catch up with governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 09/22/2022

Earlier: PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Who Won The Taiwan War Games?

If China invades Taiwan to unify it with the mainland, the United States will go to war to defend Taiwan and send U.S. troops to fight the invaders.

That is the commitment made last week by President Joe Biden.

Asked by CBS’s Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes if the U.S. would fight in defense of Taiwan if China invaded, Biden replied, ”Yes, if, in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.”

Pelley followed up: ”So, unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir,

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