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March 25, 2009

NSN Daily Update 3/25/09
Posted by The National Security Network

See today's complete daily update here.

What We’re Reading

As Secretary of State Clinton begins her trip to Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new border security plan and steps to combat the drug cartels, including stopping weapons and cash from entering Mexico from the U.S.

The IMF reforms several policies to cope with the economic crisis.  The IMF approved an economic rescue package for Romania.

The GAO found that the Iraq withdrawal is likely to increase Iraq-related costs during the withdrawal and for several years after.

The U.S. military focuses on halting military suicides, which have killed almost as many troops this year as fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Commentary of the Day

The New York Times wants President Obama to reform U.S. nuclear arms policy, which is “still mired in cold war thinking.”

The LA Times collects opinions from experts on what should be discussed during Secretary Clinton’s visit to Mexico.

The Wall Street Journal looks at how gasoline sanctions could give Iran “pain it can believe in” and raise the cost of its nuclear program.


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How Free Are We?

Right now (3/25/2009) I am watching this report about the kids being assassins for the cartels and can not help but notice the date on the tape is from 7-28-2006; which of course means that this is old news which is true. Another point that I would like to state is that they talk about Garcia being killed with his wife pregnant wife in the car. Not only do they fail to state that this happened in 2005 they also fail to state that Garcia was a high ranking member in the Mexican Mafia and was involved in the drug trade ( (start watching at 6:45).The truth is that this has been going on for a long time! So what is the advantage of bringing it up now and making a big deal about something that has been going on for years? As did many other people in school I read the book 1984 by George Orwell and realized, like everyone else did, that I would not want to live in that kind of world; but when I look at where we are today it brings up some unsettling similarities. I see people setting up cameras in their homes in the form of computers and phones that allow you to see the person you’re talking to. Do you really think that the government could not access those cameras and see into your homes? There is GPS being put into cars and cell phones which makes it easy to follow your every movement should the government choose to. Even while driving around in my car I see random video cameras set up around the city and also there are now cameras set up on the side of the highway that takes your picture and sends you a ticket if you are speeding. On the news they are saying Mexico may become a failed state but do not go into detail of what that means. It is a term is very broad and does not include details. The term “terrorists” is also being used to strike fear into people. Now I may wrong but I do see something that can very possibly occur in the near future and that is using the Mexican drug war to strike fear in American citizens in order to slowly strip away our rights to privacy and our freedom. I hear of making national ID cards and RFID chips will hold all of your personal information including finger prints and DNA data. I see us heading in the direction of 1984 and I think we need to stand up and look at what is really going on here. We need to stand united and not allow this to happen. It is your everyday, average people who are the foundation of this nation and without a stable foundation everything will fall. This is just my opinion on our current situation and I am practicing my right to freedom of speech. If you agree I encourage you to repost this in as many blogs and places possible and talk to family and friends about it. I am not saying I am right or wrong but just take my opinion into consideration with an open mind.

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