On August 25, 2008, I wrote this post at my original blog. It was a comparison of the contemporaneous Russia-Georgia 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?
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!