American guns in Mexican cartel hands? Nyet! Not many
Well, it is true that some few guns from the American side of the border are making their way to south of the border and into the hands of corrupt Mexican federales or into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members. Our own Attorney General Eric Holder - let's not forget to point out that he is also African-American, unlike President Obama who does not have African-American roots in the traditional American sense - licks his chops and smacks his lips at the thought of confiscating guns owned by law-abiding American citizens. But wait...not so fast. Fox News has just reported - April 2, 2009 at about 1:00PM, that the statement: "90% of guns used in Mexican drug wars are coming from the United States" is false, as in untrue. Mexico only sends the guns they find to the United States that have distinct US markings such as serial numbers. Most - a huge percentage of the guns used by the drug cartels are not sent to the US for tracking because they do NOT have special identifiers because they are guns that are NOT manufactured in the United States. They are manufactured in China and Russia. Read the linked article and you'll find a whole host of nations and blackmarket groups supplying Mexico's drug cartels and revolutionary forces including some of our "allies." Amazing. But money is money, nes pas? So with China owning the Panama Canal - thank you Jimma Cartar - and therefore not having to smuggle guns into Central or South America, the natural question arises. Are China and/or Russia fomenting revolution and instability in Mexico? Well, duh? Not alone but I'd bet they are the heavy hitters. I still wonder why when we have an administration and congress that is going in for the "kill" itself. Why not let them do the dirty work, kill the golden goose, and then just come in a pick up the pieces? That's what I'd do but then these powers are never adverse to picking up a few bucks on the side when it's easy money and shows Obama's weakness even more clearly in relief. Will he protect this nation or not? In this case the "blame America first" crowd would be right, that is, if they blamed Mr. Jimmy Carter at least for his hand in giving up the Panama Canal. Sometimes one has to wonder if some American leaders are just star-struck naive or just plain geo-politically stupid.