could the Mexican state collapse in 2009?

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DaveW
could the Mexican state collapse in 2009?

it has happened before, and is being predicted again as a possibility:

http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_11444354

Jingles

Sounds like horseshit. Its giveaway line is "Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone.". 

What that means is that Homeland Security and the Pentagon are dreaming up ways to increase their funding and justify interference in Mexican affairs.

The assumptions of Amerosupremecy in that article are not surprising. They did, however, miss the biggest possible candidate for collapse, right under their noses.

leftyboy

Bush has got 5 days left and who knows he may just invade Mexico to save us from all those evil doing "Hispanos" 

You know the same ones who he used to buy his coke from.

 I call bullshit to this neo-con fear mongering. 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

If Dubya suddenly starts wearing a coonskin cap and talking a lot about the Alamo, be afraid.

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Papal Bull

Ken Burch wrote:

If Dubya suddenly starts wearing a coonskin cap and talking a lot about the Alamo, be afraid.

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 Why? He and his people still will have a voice in Washington and make unfortunate echoes throughout the American establishment. However, your situation is more likely to raise interest in the Alamo, and therefore offer more funds to studying an interesting historical issue. But, I digress.;)

 But, regardless of a perceived American hand in all of this, it would be an earth shattering event if the Mexican state were to collapse. As I understand it, and even when filtered through the lense of the MSM, there are massive problems that ultimately stem from a variety of sources, ranging from neglect on the part of the PRI, and the switch from that sort of rule to a patchwork of states that are integrating themselves quickly into the neoliberal system or those that are, at the least, trying to fight the process. Amongst this we're seeing various movements, some positive and others negative, in opposing the central government and trying to institute reform or "reform" in the Mexican state.

However, should anything happen that causes an irreversible rupture of the federal system in that country, it would have potentially major implications for America. A massive influx of human beings will really strain an already...uh, well, can't gloss over it...fucked system. The responses will be terrible.

 

 

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

I meant, in my sardonic way, that such a thing might be a sign that, as a closing gesture, Dubya might try to invade Mexico and liberate it for the one true Gringo Protestant God.  

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old_bolshie

Whoever wrote that article has little idea about how the Mexican state works.