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by baldilocks

On August 25, 2008, I wrote this post at my orig­i­nal blog. It was a com­par­i­son of the con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous Rus­sia–baldilocksGeor­gia War with a pos­si­ble future event between the US and Mex­ico. Fas­ci­nat­ing, in light of what’s going right now. There is a huge fac­tor which I failed to imag­ine, how­ever: an enemy-​infiltrated White House.

Any­way, see what you think of my “prophecy.”

Con­sider this scenario.

1. Ille­gal Mex­i­can nation­als inhabit, say, Ari­zona to the point of being a major­ity; the US gov­ern­ment does noth­ing about it.

2. The Mex­i­can gov­ern­ment allows them to retain their citizenship.

3. The Mex­i­can Nation­als try to chase all the Amer­i­cans who are not of Mex­i­can descent out of the state – aka cleans­ing ethnically.

4. The Amer­i­cans fight back.

(Yes, I know. Some of this isn’t make-​believe.)

What do you think the US would do if Mex­ico came to the aid of their countrymen?

What would it do if Ari­zona declared its inde­pen­dence from the US?

And, for­get­ting the fact that the US has Mex­ico over­whelm­ingly out­gunned – the fact that might usu­ally makes right – who would be morally in the right?

UPDATE: Real­ity mir­rors fic­tion and turns it on its side.

Secu­rity is being height­ened along the south­ern U.S. bor­der because of a threat that war­ring Mex­i­can car­tels may send hit men into the United States, author­i­ties said Monday.

Law enforce­ment offi­cials would not dis­cuss spe­cific secu­rity mea­sures being taken at the ports of entry, along the bor­der or in the city of El Paso, Texas.

We received cred­i­ble infor­ma­tion that drug car­tels in Mex­ico have given per­mis­sion to hit tar­gets on the U.S. side of the bor­der,” El Paso police spokesman Offi­cer Chris Mears said.

You don’t think what has hap­pened in the Repub­lic of Geor­gia could hap­pen here? Think again.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!

by baldilocks

On August 25, 2008, I wrote this post at my original blog. It was a comparison of the contemporaneous Russia-baldilocksGeorgia War with a possible future event between the US and Mexico. Fascinating, in light of what’s going right now. There is a huge factor which I failed to imagine, however: an enemy-infiltrated White House.

Anyway, see what you think of my “prophecy.”

Consider this scenario.

1. Illegal Mexican nationals inhabit, say, Arizona to the point of being a majority; the US government does nothing about it.

2. The Mexican government allows them to retain their citizenship.

3. The Mexican Nationals try to chase all the Americans who are not of Mexican descent out of the state–aka cleansing ethnically.

4. The Americans fight back.

(Yes, I know. Some of this isn’t make-believe.)

What do you think the US would do if Mexico came to the aid of their countrymen?

What would it do if Arizona declared its independence from the US?

And, forgetting the fact that the US has Mexico overwhelmingly outgunned–the fact that might usually makes right–who would be morally in the right?

UPDATE: Reality mirrors fiction and turns it on its side.

Security is being heightened along the southern U.S. border because of a threat that warring Mexican cartels may send hit men into the United States, authorities said Monday.

Law enforcement officials would not discuss specific security measures being taken at the ports of entry, along the border or in the city of El Paso, Texas.

“We received credible information that drug cartels in Mexico have given permission to hit targets on the U.S. side of the border,” El Paso police spokesman Officer Chris Mears said.

You don’t think what has happened in the Republic of Georgia could happen here? Think again.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!