OK, I'm certainly open to ideas--I certainly would prefer Mexico to be stable considering they're our neighbors to the south and I happen to live in a border state (as do you). If you believe our government/military should do something, what course of action would you suggest? If the Mexican government and military is part of the problem, how do we act? How do we support the people in Mexico without declaring war on Mexico itself for the government is riddled with cartel-puppets and other narco enablers.
As for our embroilment with other nation's struggles, infighting, and civil wars, for the most part, I find our involvement to be driven by the elite for power and wealth, unproductive, and frankly none of our business. This includes the current absurdity in Libya. I subscribe to George Washington's warning in his farewell address to our nation when he cautioned us to "beware of foreign entanglements." I believe in non-interventionism. State-sanctioned genocide being the exception where we should intervene for the sake of humanity. I do not believe in nation building, international policing, or generally putting our nose in another nation's affairs. BTW, I believe the U.N. to be a worthless corrupt organization filled with power-brokers and elitists.
L:et me wrap this up as I got off on a tangent: Personally, I love the Mexico I once knew and the people are a good people. As I stated, many of my friends/neighbors are immigrants. But like all oppressed people, they can either go one of two ways: submit or revolt. So I ask again, what is your suggested course of action?
I'm not saying that it's necessarily the best course of action. What I am saying is that i think it's better than doing nothing.
This is why we try to keep the military hierarchy and command structure set apart from politicians. (Even if only at a superficial level.) It's helps to free the hands of the admirals and generals and conduct themselves how they see fit by DOING SOMETHING... ANYTHING... as opposed to just sitting around and waiting for a panel of public servants to decide what the "best" course of action is... Which usually leads to idiotic ideas like "project gun runner" and so on.
Opinion alert: Regardless of what "Project gun runner" was "intended" to do IE take our guns away or whatever. It only addressed the side effect and not the problem. The Problem is the Cartel's. Do SOMETHING about them. Send the UN in, or the army, or have the navy launch some cruise missiles at their compounds. DO SOMETHING!!! But do it to the cartels, not US citizens.