AMERICA DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO SOLVE ITS PROBLEMS WITH ! – PART I. MEXICO
By Mansor Puteh
If America does not know how to solve the problems they have with Mexico, which one of the closest neighbors whose history was intertwined with its own for so long, then what chance is there for America to take lead to solve other problems in other parts of the world?
Canada had been backward, would have helped them to become developed. But since America Mexico is a ‘colored’ country, what use does have to help them? America
Most of the countries in South America are almost in the same situation as
. Yet, the irony is how close Mexico Mexico to America is and how all of the others including America are also in the same region that bears the name, America – North America and South America.
Mexico and the other countries in South America are so very far away from in all terms. America
The only luck that any of the countries in
South America has is that none is a Muslim country.
If there is one country in South America is Muslim, chances are, it would have been attacked and destroyed first before
Afghanistan and . Iraq
It is also ironic how despite being Catholic and Christian, the countries in South America including
are not treated fairly. Professing the same religions as the majority in Mexico does not have any advantage. America
In fact, adopting American ways, too, is not an advantage to them or anyone else.
does not want copycats; it only wants to dominate. America
But who’s to blame?
Top brains and strategists of
do not know how to stop the many Mexicans who are involved in drug manufacturing and trafficking and the many others who want to enter the country illegally. America
Here’s how they have all failed
So over the years, many Mexicans especially those living near the American-Mexican border have tried to smuggle themselves into
America, to seek employment and a better way of life, not that they like America more or less. Mexico
There are many other Mexicans who are involved in drug manufacturing and trafficking whose main market seems to be
, where there are many who consume the commodity which is not found in great abundance in the country. America
I crossed the American-Mexican border on foot when I got to
El Paso in . I stopped midway on the bridge and stared at the stone mark which says on the right is Texas America and the left is where each of my feet is standing at. Mexico
So at that time, half of me was in each of the country. Below is the wide river which was closed by fall fences on both sides of the border.
One immediately sees the differences between the two border cities of
America and and realized quickly how attractive it would be for many Mexicans to want to cross the border, although they may not be able to walk on foot and flashing my passport like I did. Mexico
I returned to America a while later, walking on foot but entering through another entrance further down where many cars and other vehicles from Mexico are being stopped for custom and immigration checking.
This was in April, 1999, two years before 911, so going in and out of
and back into the country was not difficult, especially for someone holding a Malaysian passport. America
I got a good idea of how
Juarez looked like, and could tell how this city is often reported in the Malaysian news on television especially on drug smuggling activities by the Mexicans.
In fact, all the stories that are reported in the Malaysian media not only on
Mexico, but of the other countries in South America are drug related. South America gets bad press in , and none of the countries which have their diplomatic missions have done anything to change this perception of their respective countries. They seem to be happy with that image. Malaysia
Unfortunately, there have been quite a few South Americans who had also come to
carrying drugs with them and getting caught in the process. Malaysia
I would later cross back into
Mexico from San Diego and got to Tijuana and stayed there for a few hours before returning back to . San Diego
The scene in
Tijuana is no different than in Juarez, except that is a larger border town and there were more vehicles at the entrance. Tijuana
I later traveled on the Greyhound to few more major cities in
America before ending up in . Toronto, Canada
The scene at the immigration point at the American-Canadian border is different compared to that at the two border towns in
And there are hardly any case of Canadians trying to smuggle drugs and also themselves into
, to seek employment and a better life. America
The reason being
Canada is a far developed country compared to . Mexico
However, things can change drastically if the economy of
Canada tumbles and if the economy of rises. Mexico
If this happens than one can see not many Mexicans who will want to deal in drug manufacturing and smuggling into
, or to seek employment in the country. America
On the other hand, there will be many Canadians of all ages, who will want to enter
illegally to seek employment even if they have to get jobs as store hands and in the factories, like what many Mexicans are willing to do today. America