Since 2006 when President Felipe Calerdon took office in Mexico, more than 30,000 people have been murdered or killed in the deadly drug war that wages just across America's southern border. That figure is staggering, but it’s not news. The “big surprise” could actually come next year says, Chris Edmonds, managing partner at Enerecap Partners, an energy-focused boutique research and banking firm. “U.S. troops [might be] committed to Mexico to try to help” quell the raging violence.