Video: Er, what if Mexico collapses?

posted at 7:58 pm on January 28, 2009 by Allahpundit

Somewhere Geraldo’s watching this and cursing under his breath about wingnut alarmism. Tell it to the Defense Department, champ. How many goodies are packed away in this Pandora’s box? Let’s see: Our illegal immigration problem would rapidly turn into a refugee problem; the new warlords in charge would be cultivated by America’s enemies for border access; and, as Beck notes, either the U.S. or the World Bank or both would probably end up on the hook for billions as part of a national bailout. A forward-thinking chief executive might want to prepare now by reinforcing the border with walls and infrastructure improvements and expanding the BP to make sure they’re capable of providing a first line of defense. But that would cost tons of money. Anyone know of any spending bills in Congress that might help cover the expense?

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How many goodies are packed away in this Pandora’s box? Let’s see: Our illegal immigration problem would rapidly turn into a refugee problem; the new warlords in charge would be cultivated by America’s enemies for border access; and, as Beck notes, either the U.S. or the World Bank or both would probably end up on the hook for billions as part of a national bailout.

Offset of course by the perfectly wonderful opportunity to sneak across the border, spray down bad guys and then sneak back across with rightfully liberated bailout funds and maybe a SAW and a Humvee or two.

Speakup on January 28, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Don’t be silly, Allah…we won’t have any money left over after we finish buying shiny new cars for the entire Federal government, etc.

uncivilized on January 28, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Maybe we can get some preliminary funding for border security in the next trillion dollar pig stimulating bill, which will be in pipeline after the one they’re working on now has had the opportunity to roll around in the muck for a few months. We can try to get additional funding in the third or fourth pig-bill some time later this year.

FloatingRock on January 28, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Obama’s got it all under control.

chunderroad on January 28, 2009 at 11:16 PM

If Mexico collapses the I doubt the US will be far behind. Congress the the President are making sure of that will all the spending they are doing. The North American Union will be shoved down our throats and our constitution will be shredded. We will no long have the right to bear arms, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of religion. Perhaps I’m just crazy. I hope so.

boomer on January 28, 2009 at 11:30 PM

If Mexico collapses the I doubt the US will be far behind. Congress the the President are making sure of that will with all the spending they are doing. The North American Union will be shoved down our throats and our constitution will be shredded. We will no long have the right to bear arms, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of religion. Perhaps I’m just crazy. I hope so.

boomer on January 28, 2009 at 11:30 PM

boomer on January 28, 2009 at 11:31 PM

I am always curious why groups like La Raza are not the first ones in line, organizing Mexican patriots, to go back home and fight to clean up their corrupt country.”
They are quick to get into our faces to fund illegals, teach revisionist history, and interfere with our politics……..

Seven Percent Solution on January 28, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Friend, you misunderstand La Raza; they are the first wave, and they understand it is an invasion, not immigration. They are preparing the way for the rest of the locusts. The old days of Mexican families coming here to work hard and become Americans is over. La Raza has turned them into a rapidly producing/increasing drain on our country and culture by making them victims who are entitled to anything they want.

Laura in Maryland on January 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

I say let’s grab Baja.

Copper Canyon too.

And the oil fields.

Mr. Joe on January 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Remittances are down for the first time ever, tourism is down, the price of oil is in the toilet, and even Mexican beauty queens are moonlighting for drug cartels.

For Mexico, it is “The Perfect Sh*tstorm”.

Mike Honcho on January 29, 2009 at 12:04 AM

I’m going to Tijuana next month to build a house with my church group. I’ll definitely be careful!

gmoonster on January 29, 2009 at 12:12 AM

Most folks I know are armed to the teeth. Not just because of Mexico but against the possibility of the US government itself either over extending or collapsing (at least regionally).

Mason on January 29, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Nice piece MM. You look great, make great points, and speak more poised with less ‘umms’. Well done all around.

ThackerAgency on January 29, 2009 at 12:57 AM

Anyone know of any spending bills in Congress that might help cover the expense?

LOL….no. They are too busy building support for H.R. 45.

They CAN’T put handcuffs on 10 million illegals so they’ll put handcuffs on 50 million citizens instead. Dems at their best.

First line of defense in Texas is going to be San Jacinto. Mexico, you do remember San Jacinto, don’t you?

Limerick on January 29, 2009 at 1:47 AM

Glenn’s fantastic. So glad he got his own space on FNC.

On the point: you KNOW the charge against those who see this as a very real concern, once again, will be “alarmists” (certainty) and “racist” (somehow, most probably). The media has to stay on point regarding the bailout for OUR Country, and how badly WE need it, in order for it to be smashed down our throats. Mexico being a threat doesn’t help foment the sense of urgency (see: panic) that’s needed in our very yard to make the “Crap Sandwich” a reality.

I’m just wondering what they plan on using as the “spoonful of sugar”.

ChipDWood on January 29, 2009 at 1:56 AM

We’ll crash right into Guatemala!!!!1!1!1

Beagle on January 29, 2009 at 2:09 AM

Well, I have always kind of been leery of people who trumpet their arsenals and have been saying: “buy guns and ammo” as a response to the coming MarxObamunisim and the Second American Civil War.

But living 140 miles from the border, in a place that has recently been discovered as a ‘ripe place for plucking’ by the illegals AND the rich Mexicans who can afford to be tourists here (cough;drug money;cough), I’ll admit that in the last month since the CIA report on Mexico’s government instability, I have added to the long standing arsenal and munitions stocks, and started to try to resharpen the old skills that have laid fallow for too many years.

LegendHasIt on January 29, 2009 at 2:41 AM

That is a terrifying development.

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?!?

Richard Romano on January 28, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Sheeple are still too busy patting themselves on the back for voting in The One and add to that the glee on the Left regarding the 1 Trillion dollar Christmas gift they’re giving to themselves at our expense. Trivial matters like the country to our immediate South possibly self destructing (perhaps just a short while before we do the same if the doom and gloom is accurate) are far too low on their priority list.

Yakko77 on January 29, 2009 at 4:42 AM

Enjoy the next three and a half years. After that it gets kinda rough.

Squiggy on January 29, 2009 at 5:37 AM

I think we should make it official and annex Mexico as part of California. We can solve two problems. No more illegal immigration from Mexico and more people for California to tax.

kanda on January 29, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Very sad that most here on “our” side don’t seem to understand the magnitude of this issue. This is a National security emergency! This “should” be a military matter, we should be arming our border with troops, National Guard, putting resources in place now for the flood of illegal aleins that WILL be surging into America! Where is the alarm, why aren’t we “connecting the dots”? Why aren’t Conservatives sounding the warning? Calling Congress, demanding action and protection for the invaders, do we care? Why the appathy?

I have been called an alarmist, a wing-nut, a right wing radical for using firey retoric, ect, from folks like Madison-Faux-Conservative and others here at HotAir…

SO WHAT DO YOU SAY NOW???

We WILL, as I have stated MANY times prior, be FIGHTING, armed in OUR OWN STREETS AND NEIGHBORHOODS agaist terrorists and illegals. Our elected reps are guttless when it comes to cracking down on gangs, drugs, illeagls and terrorists. Obama has sworn to “defend and protect” America. HE LIED! We better get ready, it’s on our doors…

Mark Garnett on January 29, 2009 at 8:13 AM

What happens if Mexico collapses? We’ll pay for it course. The check is in the mail.

abcurtis on January 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Listen, either everyone in Washington is stupid & shortsighted or they are purposely making decisions that will decrease our future freedoms & lifestyles.

Yeah, my tinfoil hat is comfortably fastened.

Dorvillian on January 29, 2009 at 8:34 AM

And the oil fields.

Mr. Joe on January 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

If we did that, the Democrats in congress would just force us to shut them down.

MarkTheGreat on January 29, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Illegals have already taken down California. They’ll be heading for your state as soon as most of California’s hospitals an schools are boarded up and their low income housing and food stamps are taken away. By the end of February California’s ability to borrow money dry’s up.

I haven’t seen it making it to the drive-by media but Arnold has just (essentially) given all California state employees a 10% wage cut via a 2 day per month mandantory Furlough. It starts next month. How many of you can afford a 10% wage cut? This is effecting 200,000 families in California and will continue for at least 14 months or so.

Hang on to your asses people. This show is coming to a theater near you….SOON.

Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

If the Americans had made prudent use of nuclear weaponry in September, 2001, and then had seized their enemies’ best oil fields for themselves, they could afterward have given their attention to other matters.

Kralizec on January 29, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Just anothe example of the illegal immigration problem. We have made Mexico dependent on cash transfer from the US which caused them to pay less attention to their own GDP. Now when the US cash cow dries up, the only real income they have is from illegal drugs. Mexico is a corrupt country and culture. “Illegal” is a term associated with Mexico through and through. That is why we must fight the illegal immigration cancer that will consurme our rule of law.

saiga on January 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM

First line of defense in Texas is going to be San Jacinto. Mexico, you do remember San Jacinto, don’t you?

Limerick on January 29, 2009 at 1:47 AM

I’m waiting for the call to arms. I just wish I could buy some more ammo these days. All the suppliers get sold out the minute a new shipment comes in. The public senses trouble ahead, and is getting ready to defent the country and constitution from the dark forces.

saiga on January 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

another reason for Geraldo to spit on Michelle…

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

It starts next month. How many of you can afford a 10% wage cut? This is effecting 200,000 families in California and will continue for at least 14 months or so.

Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Well, when you are overpaid and under worked, this is what you get.
The union has “padded” the work place, not letting the free market control the pay and amount of employees, protecting useless employees from being fired, and negotiated retirements that the state can’t afford.
This is the result of unions and dems getting together…an bankrupt state.

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:34 AM

I’m going to Tijuana next month to build a house with my church group. I’ll definitely be careful!

gmoonster on January 29, 2009 at 12:12 AM

Here’s a hint…take the time and money and help the people in your own country.

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM

You all laughed* when I unveiled my stunning and forward-looking proposal for peace in the middle east (“The Final Solution”). (*OK, it was mostly stunned silence, but no matter.)

But who’s laughing now? I saw the future and wrapped my fertile mind around it. Sure, someone’s probably going to steal my idea now.

Jaibones on January 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Bail out Mexico? Didn’t we do that one already?

Bigfoot on January 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM

another reason for Geraldo to spit on Michelle…

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

I used to like Geraldo, but he showed his ass on illegal immigration. Rewarding criminals and unwanted behavior is the height of stupidity, and Geraldo was too ate up with latinitis. Just like welfare, rewarding people to be flunkies is also really stupid. The balance is tipping fast that we will soon have more useless flunkies than prductive producers. I sure hope Obama’s education has trained him to face up to this reality and it’s consequences.

saiga on January 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I say let’s grab Baja.

Copper Canyon too.

And the oil fields.

Mr. Joe on January 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

In that order…those are about the only things worth going after…definitely Baja.

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Here’s a link to what is apparently the “Joint Operating Environment 2008″ report.

http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2008/JOE2008.pdf

Kralizec on January 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM

How many of you can afford a 10% wage cut?
Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

For those of us who have already lost our jobs or have already taken a paycut to keep our jobs….

Cry me a River!

PappaMac on January 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Bail out Mexico? Didn’t we do that one already?

Bigfoot on January 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM

More than once.

AZCoyote on January 29, 2009 at 10:51 AM

How many of you can afford a 10% wage cut?
Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

State employees overwhelmingly keep re-electing liberal democrats to state government positions. These people are what is wrong with California. Sorry if I can’t feel sorry for you. Besides, most state employees are overpaid by at LEAST 10%.

thomasaur on January 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Well, when you are overpaid and under worked, this is what you get.
The union has “padded” the work place, not letting the free market control the pay and amount of employees, protecting useless employees from being fired, and negotiated retirements that the state can’t afford.
This is the result of unions and dems getting together…an bankrupt state.

right2bright on January 29, 2009 at 10:34 AM

AMEN !!!

Unions are killing our schools, our manufacturing and our ability to compete!!! Can’t fire the lazy bastards, sub-standard productivity and womb to tomb freebies!!! Unions are the ruin of real America, of work, of effort, of results based pay and any incentive to strive to be better!

Mark Garnett on January 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM

I just wish I could buy some more ammo these days. All the suppliers get sold out the minute a new shipment comes in. The public senses trouble ahead, and is getting ready to defent the country and constitution from the dark forces.

saiga on January 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Save your brass. That’s what I’m doing. Learn how to reload yourself.
It’s a big problem everywhere. I have tons of guns out here, but not enough ammo.

Badger40 on January 29, 2009 at 11:40 AM

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/01/tokyo-prepares-to-fight-somali-pirates.html

What do Somali Pirates -Somali Chewing Khat, Mexico Narco State, and Taliban in Pakistan and funded by Poppy Crop in Afghanistan have in common? Drug Trafficking?

Dr Evil on January 29, 2009 at 11:51 AM

The belief is if Mexico failed Hugo Chavez would fill the vacuum remember Mr Chavez likes to chew coco leaves.

Dr Evil on January 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Illegals have already taken down California. They’ll be heading for your state as soon as most of California’s hospitals an schools are boarded up and their low income housing and food stamps are taken away. By the end of February California’s ability to borrow money dry’s up.
Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

All the talk about California’s financial problems ignores the burden of the illegals. As much a businesses complain they need these people, why are they still needed when the economy tanks? They can be used to replaced more expensive citizens as wealth disappears, but they contribute less in taxes, and many are un taxed. If everyone in Cal was legal, how would the tax revenues change? And how much would the public service burden be reduced on medical, bi lingual, and free lunches?

When an illegal bumps a citizen, we get a double burden, subsidizing the businessmen’s employee who pays less taxes and funding the unemployed citizen. California has been borrowing money to make unemployment payments for some time and the borrowed money is soon to run out

entagor on January 29, 2009 at 12:07 PM

My wife of 39 years was a Mexican citizen–she has been a U.S. Citizen for many years. We get more and more bad news from her family members here and in Mexico whenever we talk to them or see them. We no longer cross the border from El Paso, Texas into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to visit family members due to the shootings and kidnappings there.
***
One of her aunts told how all small shops in her formerly middle class Juarez neighborhood are closed. The people are off the streets before dark. One man who ran a small one room tortilla and bakery shop was robbed by two AK-47 armed men a few weeks ago. They took the small amount of money he had and threatened him for not having more. He walked home later that day–they shot and killed him in front of his house.
***
Other family members put on old clothes and walk to visit family members–if they drive they will be robbed or carjacked. Over 1300 people were murdered in Juarez last year. More died than the U.S. Military lost in the real wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
***
Many Juarez people have lost their jobs–very few tourists want to risk their lives there. In the long term the Mexican Government may fall–Pancho Villa style revolution may take care of a government that refuses to stop the killing. It looks a lot like Chicago in the 1920′s and early 1930′s when Al Capone had 20 percent of the police and government officials working for him.
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John Bibb
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rocketman on January 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM

We are so screwed! (With a capital “F”)

Scorched_Earth on January 29, 2009 at 12:39 PM

These cartels are just taking over a country that Americans wont do.

koypop on January 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Can I ask an exit question? What’s going on with Michelle’s hair and makeup here? Doesn’t she have some Vietnamese queens from Long Island or something who can turn her out a little bit better? The hair is circa 1975 and either the lighting or her makeup is catching homegirl in all the wrong places. I don’t want to say mannish but…well it is what it is.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 29, 2009 at 3:20 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 29, 2009 at 3:20 PM

You are a no-class jerk.

LegendHasIt on January 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM

I don’t disagree with anything said about my statements on what’s happening to California state workers above. If you have already lost your job, I truly feel sorry for you. But there are conservatives among California’s State workers who recognize the problem and we are vastly outnumbered. It’s not exactly wise to tell your boss to keep some of the money he’s paying you because you’re over paid. No, you collect your pay check and go home like everyone else. The interesting point to me is that this is going to effect so many people and has not broken as national news to my knowledge.

Ernest on January 29, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Close the border and install fans on the fence to blow the stench of death back to the south.

nelsonknows on January 29, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Check out this on you tube
Before the obama leftist anti gun nuts force its removal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTq2NEUlhDE

Basically the brits have had it with all of the
Crimals rampaging all over britain
It seems even the police are outgunned and trying to keep up

since all of the leftist anti gun nuts banned all firearms and now want to even ban fox hunting

But their beloved criminals have 300,000 GUNS..
Its an army of criminals
against police with a stick and handcuffs
its illegal for the police to be armed in britain
But they are grabbing what they can to defend themselves against the criminal armies that are now RAPING all of britain

this is a peaceful protest
Ulike the muslims in the usa who demans special rights for themselves and genocide for everyone else

Watch this its 4 minutes long
then Tell me
about obama and pelozis plan to Surrender..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTq2NEUlhDE

jcila on January 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Well, thank God the previous President was for stronger immigration enforcement and made it a priority to secure America’s borders… Ah ha ha ha ha.

Mister Ghost on January 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Live target practice/

jukin on January 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I kid, clearly we should take from the productive citizens of the USA and make sure that the hordes from mexico have the finest healthcare and education possible….even if it means lowering our own healthcare and education system down to a previously unthinkable level.

jukin on January 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Mickey Kaus on bloggingheads.tv, talking about being in DC for the inauguration, paraphrased:

Yea. I went to David Frum’s party and I learned a lot.

I learned the New Republic is about to be sold. Apparently it’s so devalued Marty can buy it back.

I also learned that everyone in the Bush administration really did believe that everyone who opposed comprehensive immigration reform is racist.

(Mickey was against shamnesty.)

silverfox on January 30, 2009 at 3:32 AM

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