Violence is soaring in Chicago, a probable result of entrenched street gangs that politicians use as election enforcers combined with Mexico drug cartels moving in. Are drug cartel insurgencies coming to the US?
Zenpundit details the unsettling ways this could explode into Mexico-style violence; cartel vs. cartel, a squeeze by the Feds, and/or US intervention in Mexico.
If cornered and desperate, the cartels are capable of rapidly escalating the violence in specific American communities to 2006 -2007 Iraq insurgency levels – in places like Chicago. It could happen faster than anyone believes possible.
The political effect of this will be a riptide – and none of it to the good.
Sooner or later, in my opinion, US intervention in Mexico is coming, even if their government doesn’t want it now.