Russia said what? (Mexico will have TX, NM, AZ & CA Again)
Updated: Mar 31
On the 27th of march the Russian Embassy in Mexico rolled out this a public message. The image is inflammatory rhetoric that says
"There is no doubt that sooner or later the neighbors to the south of The United States will recover the territory that they were robbed" (1). This is from Nikolai Patrushev who is the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia. There is growing frustration between both nations and it is coming to a boiling point by dragging our past history with Mexico tensions, build even more. There is talks about Mexico joining the Brics but there has been no evidence as of yet that would let us believe that Mexico is heading that direction.
During the course of this blog I will outline my thoughts on how Mexico is posturing and how Russia is helping create a divide. Russia noticed an opportunity when The President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Had been criticizing republican lawmakers in past weeks regarding an "invasion". Congressman and Senators were talking about designating cartels as terrorist organizations so they can readily access more funds and use The United States Military to shut down the distribution of drugs in Mexico.
Some of Mexico's politicians like Senator Damian Zepeda embraced the bilateral cooperation to end drug trafficking(2). While The President of Mexico said that "Mexico was not a protectorate of The United States nor a Colony" this divide tore Mexico a park for a week of infighting and debating the US Congressional bill. Since then the twitter page of the Russian Embassy has been posting inflammatory historical references and as most recently as today Russian President Vladimir Putin announced aid to grantee independence and sovereignty to Latin-American countries being "oppressed".(3)
These are the not the Divided States of America but the United States of America. Going into the 2024 elections, it is detrimental to bring in a leader that would not have let tensions with Russia further escalate and neither antagonize Mexico, who has been an ally with us. Russia's reminiscent memory has led it to believe that invading territories that once pertained to them is enough to justify new wars, an idea that Mexico should never entertain with the United States. Reagan said it best, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." The US has an obligation to its citizens and friends abroad and must find leaders that will bring us together, one nation we stand. - SN