There is a war going on in Mexico that will affect us more than Americans know. The Mexican drug cartels have been a problem in Mexico for years, but now issues with them have reached their boiling point and it could possibly affect the United States.
It’s been nearly four years since U.S.-supported Mexican president Felipe Calderon launched the attack on the drug cartels. Nearly 30,000 people have died in this war not many people know about. The deaths include soldiers, police, journalists and public officials.
Some of the conflict is so close that the bullets have actually struck American buildings. So the question is: Why don’t we step in?
Mexico is being literally destroyed because of this war, since the cartels are heavily armed and are running into towns and killing everything and everyone in them. And this war is not affecting just one country either. The Mexican drug cartels have penetrated 270 American cities, having the largest impact on Atlanta, which is becoming their port for transporting and selling drugs.
This ongoing war could easily be won if the United States stepped in and tried to reduce the market for these drugs. The U.S. government would find it in the best interests of this country to step in and handle this issue before it spirals out of control and innocent American lives are lost.
Tyler Stanger, Normal