You’d think this would be shocking news, but only if you believed for a moment that the Obama Administration and its department of information and propaganda, the mainstream media, cared about either Mexico or Afghanistan, which they don’t.
Imagine, a town right across America’s own border is far more deadly and dangerous for civilians that an entire war zone!
And yet, Janet Napolitano insists that the borders are safer than ever and that the Mexican drug lords aren’t anything to worry about. Even the fact that Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists are working with the drug cartels doesn’t stir Janet Incompetano.
Furthermore, when George Bush was President, Democrats and the media flew into fits of indignation with every American who died in Iraq or Afghanistan, but once Barack Obama became Community Organizer-in-Chief, it’s like those two countries fell off the map.
As the below article states, last year was the deadliest year for American soldiers in Afghanistan. 497 of America’s best perished in the Afghan hell-hole, and they all went unsung by both Obama and the state-run media.
(CNSNews.com) – More civilians were killed last year in Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city across the border from El Paso, Texas, than were killed in all of Afghanistan.
There were 3,111 civilians murdered in the city of Juarez in 2010 and 2,421 in the entire country of Afghanistan.
On a per capita basis, a civilian was 30 times more likely to be murdered last year in Juarez, where there are 1,328,017 inhabitants according to Mexico’s 2010 census, than in Afghanistan, where there are 29,121,286 people according to the CIA World Factbook.
The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan was compiled by the Congressional Research Service and published in a CRS report released on Feb. 3. The number of civilians killed in Juarez was compiled by Molly Molloy, a research librarian at New Mexico State University who maintains a count of murders Juarez and published it on the Frontera List Web site. Molloy’s work on civilian murders in Juarez was also referenced in a recent CRS report on Mexican drug cartels.
Much of the violence in Juárez is sparked by drug trafficking organizations battling over one of the major smuggling corridors into the United States.
U.S. forces suffered 497 casualties in Afghanistan last year, making 2010 the deadliest year of the war for U.S. military personnel. Through Dec. 31, 2010, U.S. forces had suffered a total of 1,358 casualties in Afghanistan throughout the course of the war. (whole thing…)