Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hundreds of Troops arrive in Ciudad Juarez

Courtesy of Stratfor

March 3, 2009
Hundreds of heavily armed soldiers arrived in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, March 3 in a bid to restore security, Reuters reported. The soldiers will set up checkpoints at bridges running over the border and at the city’s international airport. The Mexican army expects to have 7,500 soldiers and federal police stationed in Ciudad Juarez by the end of the week, with a further 2,000 troops in the rest of Chihuahua state.


Silent_Majority said...

I think this is a good thing, well as long as the army is loyal to the government. The cartels have been running border states for a while and terrorizing citizens on both sides. Until they get a handle on the cartels its going to be a rough ride.

Mjolnir said...

Yeah i could say it's a good thing under the circumstances...the fact that they find it necessary to do this is something to take note of. The border with mexico has been a warzone for years but the escalation is disturbing. I happen to live less than 20 miles from the border myself, so it is of great concern to me. It was also rcently assessed that the cartels have upwards of 100,000 foot soldiers at their disposal...things could very well get much worse than they already are.