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POSTED: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:44am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:46am

U.S./MEXICO BORDER - The Mexican Army plans to increase its presence on the northern border to fight the drug war.

President Felipe Calderon made the announcement during a ceremony to honor the armed forces.

Calderon said he ordered four additional army battalions, but it is unclear how many soldiers would be deployed or exactly where they would be stationed.

Mexico's president has sent thousands of soldiers to Juarez before in a move widely criticized by the city as ineffective.

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Mexico's military are an embarrassment. Their own military leaders will take bribe money and sell military weapons to cartels. If you ask me the people of Mexico would be better off getting their hands on some serious fire power, that and a fighting chance would do much more for their security than that poor excuse for what they call an army.

Just Smoke and Mirrors on Mexicos part, USA wake up and smell the chorizo, Mexican politicians, as well as the Military and Judicial system are in the pockets of the drug lords. As long as they are getting paid off, any action on their part is just fluff, to make it look like they are addressing the problem. We should withdraw the Merida initiative, which is profiting the above, and let them kill each other off. Let Mexico start all over again with what is left of their country.

Let's see. From 2003-2004, the Army's 1ST Cavalry was able to occupy and decrease the violence in Baghdad (pop. close to 6 million) with less than 3,000 troops. Mexico has an excess of 5,000 combined federal agents and soldiers in Juarez (pop. less than 2 million).
Draw your own conclusions.

Unfortunately nothing's going to change.

Just more armed crooks protecting one cartel or the other.

Four Battalions, that would be a very effective invasion force into the U.S. South with the complete element of surprise. It would be hard to repel once they got in.

Corrupt,just like most of our politicians and some of our FORMER presidents...(a la Reagan, Clinton and Geogie Porgie). Corrupt, just like all the damned drug addicts who continue their damned stinking habit and who are really the ones, (along with the corrupt politicians), who DON'T REALLY want the drugs to stop coming into the US from Mexico, so a large percentage of the blame is correctly and justifiably placed on the US...right? So PLEASE don't just blame the Mexicans! B realistic and fair.

You have no idea how corrupt the Mexicans are...and that is being way more fair than I should be.
Also, if there were no drugs on the "shelf", you couldn't buy any, could you?

If Mexico really wanted to end all the killings in Mexico all they have to do is go from house to house confiscating all weapos which is legal for residents to have. Now as far as the Drug war all the President of Mexico has to do is capture EL Chapo who is related to the first lady of Mexico!!!!

It is illegal for an ordinary Mexican to own a weapon, please do a bit of research before you post. The weapons are in the hands of the cartels and The Mexican Federal Forces...so many are being killed because they are SHEEP and have no way to protect themselves at all.

Considering that the Mexican military "protected" more than 300 drug shipments in 2004 by coming across the border from our sherrifs and border patrol and an unknown number since then, that's like having the cat guard the mouse cage.

Nothing but a dog and pony show.The people of mexico need to start waking up and realize their goverment is the reason this is carrying on.

You fight not for yourself but you fight to make things better for future generations.

With out its people there is no goverment so ultimately the people of mexico hold the power of change and need to exercise that power and not flee the country.

Instead change it for the better. Stand up for yoursleves.

WHY IN THE HELL YOU WANT COMMENTS FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE NO CLUE WHAT OUR NEIGHBOR MEXICO IS GOING THRU, WITH A DRUG WAR THAT IS ALREADY HERE IN EL PASO. A DRUG WAR THAT HAS BEEN BENEFETING THE DRUG CARTELS AND THE LEFTIST POLITICAL FIGURES IN THAT COUNTRY THAT HATE THE USA AND ARE TRYING TO DESTABILISIZE THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO THANKS TO THE INCREASING SALES IN THE USA OF HIGH CALIBER WEAPONS TO DRUG LORDS AND CRIMINALS. LIKE THE FIRE ARMS USED TO KILL THE ICE AGENT,YES IS TRUE

More?

Why bother!
The president and all their government are all corrupt. Typical Mexicans just putting on the show.

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