As time goes by I continue to reflect on the situation. The more I think about it, the less convinced I become that the Mexican (and US) plan will work. The Zetas and other groups like them are Mexican versions of Al Qaeda: organic, self-organizing, constantly morphing. Cut off one head, ten more rise up.
I doubt few if any of the original members are alive and in charge of anything.
The body of consumers and addicts that have grown in Mexico over the last 20 years are not just going away. Not even when threatened with death. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose.
Poverty and inequality of wealth distribution and resources will continue to incubate new and more violent members of the resistance.
Mexico has a plan, not unlike the one I suggested.
The plan will fail.
The blood will continue to flow.
Lord have mercy on us.