5. The Mexican Military is Untrustworthy and Out of Control
The Mexican military President Calderon relies on to fight his war on the cartels is known to receive upwards of $500,000,000 a year in bribes and payoffs from various criminal organizations. A Wikileaks document shows that the State Department and our military are both “aware” that much of the cartel firepower in Mexico is actually military weapons America sells to the Mexican government–which is then given by the military to the cartels.
In 2008, Local 2544, which represents Border Patrol officers in the Tuscon area, reported that Mexican soldiers crossed a bridge into American territory and held an agent at gunpoint. That same year Judicial Watch used a FOIA request to obtain documents that showed the American government knew of at least 17 confirmed armed incursions by the Mexican military into American territory in a two year period. In 2010, Border Patrol confirmed two incursions by Mexican military, but claimed the actions were part of the drug war.
The military of Mexico has increasingly disregarded national boundaries and as the situation within Mexico deteriorates they represent a serious military threat to the United States.