As the world turns today we have the governor of Texas asking the administration to step in and put security on Falcon Lake. Why?
Can't the Texas Rangers (the real ones not the baseball guys) do the job? What are they for? Why do we need to send troops to a lake to stop some thieves? Why can't we ergo stop the stealing in Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta at the same time? Why fight in the Middle East while all this bad behavior is happening here? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Look if you are dumb enough to go out into the middle of the lake on a jet ski with your bikini clad blond wife, expect the Mexicans to react. YOU GOT MONEY, at least in their eyes. Forget that this imbecile and his bride were in Mexican waters taking pictures. Don't put yourself in the path of a speeding car and chances are you won't get hit by it (Comprende?). I feel sorry for the family simply because this man died. This isn't the first time there have been pirating issues there. It's gone on for a while.
Look we have major border issues due to the Mexican drug trafficking/gang violence issues in this part of the country. Granted, but we can't just defend your lake. Lets defend the entire border. It's high time! Mr Governor, quit whining just because it's election time, and do your job. Man up there cowboy. Put a group of state police out there with some rifles and these pirate slobs will fold like a cheap sail. Look at what happened to the Somali pirates after they were attacked/defended. It isn't solved, but its gotten a whole lot better.
We need our troops fighting in the places where they are, not at the beck and call of the Texas government. Do your job and quit bellyaching for help. Now for the real answer: call it open season on all of these Mexican pirates and you will have Joe Bob and Bubba pitching their tent and an armed flotilla of them and their buddies will have target practice to the expense of the drug dealers to our south. Not a bad way to rectify two issues at the same time. Give 'em what they understand ( warfare)! My rant whats yours?