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Gen. McCaffrey Calls for Combined
U.S.-Mexico Fight Against Narcoterror

Jan. 2, 2009 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC).

President Bill Clinton's anti-drug czar, Gen. (r) Barry McCaffrey—who is today an Adjunct Professor at West Point—issued a dramatic, and accurate, warning on Dec. 29 that the United States must quickly and fully come to the aid of its southern neighbor, which is now "fighting for survival against narco-terrorism.... Mexico is on the edge of the abyss—it could become a narco-state in the coming decade."

U.S. aid must respect Mexico's sovereignty, and it must include an abrupt end to U.S. refusal to shut down weapons trafficking and money shipments from the United States into Mexico, McCaffrey emphasized. Perhaps 90% of the high-powered military weaponry used by the cartels to impose their reign of terror are smuggled across the U.S. border. "The confiscation rates by Mexican law enforcement of hand grenades, PGS's and AK-47's are at the level of wartime battlefield seizures. It is hard to understand the seeming indifference and incompetence of U.S. authorities at state and Federal level to such callous disregard for a national security threat to a neighboring democratic state. We would consider it an act of warfare from a sanctuary state if we were the victim," he wrote.

LPAC adds: General McCaffrey's point is valid, and an investigation of how these arms shipments are being permitted, must be an urgent matter of investigation on the U.S. side.

McCaffrey's warning constitutes a head-on attack from within the institutions of the U.S. Presidency against Nazi speculator George Soros's Opium War against the United States and its neighbors. It was issued in the form of a public After Action Report for West Point, following McCaffrey's Dec. 5-7 visit to Mexico, where he participated in a meeting of the International Forum of Intelligence and Security Specialists which advises the Mexican government.

McCaffrey speaks with the authority of a U.S. patriot who not only spoke out repeatedly against the conduct of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld wars, but who, as Clinton's anti-drug czar from 1995-2000, publicly took on George Soros, by name, and his legalization drive as a threat to the United States, and allied with Colombia to stop Wall Street's war to force Colombia to capitulate to the drug cartels.

The Calderon government is committed to fighting the drug trade, McCaffrey argues, but it requires significant resources and assistance from the United States, quickly, before the incredible levels of narcoterrorism, and the corruption and intimidation of the populace convince political authorities to remain passive in the face of this assault. Already, he warns, there is "increasing discussion of legalization of drugs, or acquiescence in the drug trade."

"Now is the time during the opening months of a new U.S. Administration to jointly commit to a fully-resources major partnership as political equals of the Mexican government," McCaffrey concludes.