"The attacks against us are becoming more brazen. Drug cartels have instructed their people to go down fighting, to do whatever is necessary to get the narcotics through," said Rick Flores, Webb County sheriff in Laredo, Texas.
Now if citizens of one country were allowed by their government to invade the borders of another country, attacking the border guards of that country with lethal force if necessary, isn’t that an act of war? Drug cartels are not arms of the Mexican government, that is true, but it also seems true that Mexico could be doing a lot more to discourage the whole concept of illegal border crossing among its citizens. And, if the Mexican government is so impotent that it cannot exert any influence or control over the illegal invasion of its citizens into another sovereign country, then it is time for that impotent government to be replaced with one that can respect the borders of its neighbors.