Skip to comments.Obama "outraged" by consulate murders in Mexico
Posted on 03/14/2010 9:45:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama is "outraged" by the murders in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico of three people connected with the U.S. consulate there, a White House official said on Sunday.
"In concert with Mexican authorities, we will work tirelessly to bring their killers to justice," White House National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement.
A consulate employee and her husband, both U.S. citizens, were killed along with the husband of another employee who is a Mexican citizen, the statement said.
"The president is deeply saddened and outraged by the news," Hammer said, adding that Obama "shares in the outrage of the Mexican people at the murders of thousands in Ciudad Juarez and elsewhere in Mexico.
Mexico's drug war has killed some 18,600 people,
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I guess its the fault of law abiding gun owners in the US.
Thank God Obama is on top of this. When is the concert?
If he were really “outraged”, he’d shut the border and do illegal sweeps and round-ups and kick any and all ILLEGALS out.
Your apologiism for America's past ois now coming home to roost Obama! You are now proven to be the most idiotic ideological pretender this nation has ever tolerated in the executive office of the nation. You should not even be a janitor in the White House.You don't rate even that job.
And this is just the beginning. Obama weakness will cause many of our consulates and embassies to be attacked around the world just as they were when the weakness of Carter brought about the same!
Obama your conduct has been treasonous!
Actions speak louder than words. He’s good at talking and talking and talking but I don’t see him DOING anything to stop the violence. What did he do when the University of Texas at Brownsville had to lock down the campus due to gun fire coming across the border? Nothing. What did he do when Mexican army troops came across the border? Nothing. Did he do anything about the helicopter that came across a few days ago? No, he did nothing. The only thing he’s doing is encouraging the drug dealers and killers to come into America. He wants them to have amnesty, free room and board, free health and education, and the right to vote him in next time around.
“”The president is deeply saddened and outraged by the news,” Hammer said, adding that Obama “shares in the outrage of the Mexican people at the murders of thousands in Ciudad Juarez and elsewhere in Mexico.”
But NOT a word about the thousands and thousands of USA citizens murdered in our own country by Mexico’s citizens.
Michelle is going to Mexico this week. I’m sure she’ll be really tough on Mexico...NOT.
Ping to read later
Other US citizens have been murdered, abused, robbed and otherwise mistreated by Mexicans in Mexico and on this side of the border. Obama, as well as other national politicians, has shown any interest except to encourage Mexico. Now someone connected to the consulate is involved it is becoming an issue? Just shows that there is a difference between the peons and royalty.
“He wants them to have amnesty, free room and board, free health and education, and the right to vote him in next time around.”
Axelrod: Illlegal immigration wont be addressed in health bill
White House senior adviser David Axelrod made clear Sunday that concerns within the Hispanic Caucus about the exclusion of illegal immigrants from the healthcare exchange wont be addressed under the current legislation.
Responding to the concerns of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and others when asked by host Candy Crowley on CNNs State of the Union, Axelrod said President Barack Obama believes this is not the vehicle through which to address our immigration issue.
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Axelrod stressed that legal immigrants will be able to purchase insurance through a national health insurance exchange.
Resolutions about illegal immigration are for another time, another bill, Axelrod said.
This is not the place for this nor is this the place to resolve dipsutes over abortion, he said, referring to the continuing dispute with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and his coalition. I believe as the week those on these issues will clarify themselves.
And then immigration reform could be next, he said.
We have to resolve the larger question, which is the status of undocumented workers in this country, Axelrod said. We cant solve it in the context of this debate.
Axelrod said the White House is very optimistic about the health bills passage.
need our troops on the border now.
This means a new envoy must be sent to negotiate. The best ass kissing Hispanic in the nation is now being sought
No that’s further up the ladder....strongly worded letters come before those.
The official story is that all of Mexico’s guns are obtained in the USA.
Geesh, Obama doesn’t even work tirelessly to bring Kahlid Sheik Mohammed to justice.
I had not heard of this incident. You’d think it would be ALL over the news....
US consular employee killed in Mexico shooting
(AFP) 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON Unidentified killers have murdered an American employee of the US consulate in a Mexican border city along with her American husband and the husband of another consular employee, the White House said Sunday.
Mike Hammer, the spokesman, said the dead included an American employee of the consulate, her American husband, and the husband of a Mexican consular employee.
The statement did not provide details of the incident in Ciudad Juarez, where more than 2,600 people were murdered last year in drug-related violence.
Meanwhile, the State Department has authorised government employees at six US consulates in northern Mexico to send their family members out of the area over concerns about rising drug-related violence.
The six consulates are in the border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros.
The three victims were killed in drive-by shootings on Saturday afternoon, a US official told the BBC on condition of anonymity, citing privacy considerations.
The White House statement did not provide any details of the incident in Ciudad Juarez, where more than 2,600 people were murdered last year in drug-related violence.
Recent violent attacks have led the US Embassy in Mexico City to advise American citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of the Mexican states of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua, the State Department said in a statement on Sunday.
On Saturday, 13 people were killed in an outbreak of drug-related violence in the southern Mexican beach resort of Acapulco, officials said.
Acapulco is one of Mexico’s biggest tourist resorts, but in recent years it has been the scene of bloody turf wars between rival drug cartels.
“need our troops on the border now.”
One of the provisions of CIR/ASAP, the amnesty bill being pushed, is that NO national guard will EVER be allowed on the border.
Has any President ever been OUTRAGED more than this manly man?
Yada, yada, yada. He doesn’t want to talk about it as in let’s avoid the subject so we can slip it through.
Run for the border!
The drug taking Americans and the illegality of those drugs.
Take away either factor and there’s no money to be made and so no fighting over the proceeds.
Of course he is....18,600 possible rat voters have been killed!
We have to resolve the larger question, which is the status of undocumented workers in this country, Axelrod said.
HUH ? Their status is ILLEGAL!
I wonder, does oevil has a special room where he goes to be “outraged” ... a special pair of “outrage pants” he puts on ... a cap that reads “Outrage R Us” across the front?
Yeah I know, that was sarcasm.
Mike Hammer? Am I the only one old enough to remember Mike Hammer? Is this fiction?
Mike Hammer hated commies. No way he speaks for the 0.
“We have to resolve the larger question, which is the status of undocumented workers in this country, Axelrod said.
HUH ? Their status is ILLEGAL!”
Here’s another line that is just nutty from a WH spokesman, from a Fox report.
“”This is a responsibility we must shoulder together, particularly in border communities where strong bonds of history, culture, and common interest bind the Mexican and the American people closely together,” Hammer said.
Common interest??? Mexico takes, we give.
Thanks Mexico! Another dead American ping!
even in death, govt workers get the “outrage” while the silly peasants who get killed everyday on the Mexican border are just forgotten..
Americans should not go to Mexico...period...oh sure, I know we have all those expats living in their gated communities....everything is just great if you ignore the nearly 3000 murders in the last year alone along the border..
Whaddya gonna do about it commie, let a few million more of them traipse across the border?
Counter-question: Has there ever been a muslim US president before?
Sure, he’s so outraged that he will be promoting any mexican to cross the border without a second look. That way, they can import to the US more murderous thugs from the cartels.
Profits from the Mexican drug trade are estimated at about $35 billion a year. And since the cartels spend half to two-thirds of their income on bribery, that would be around $20 billion going into the pockets of police officers, army generals, judges, prosecutors and politicians. Last fall, Mexicos attorney general announced that his former top drug enforcer, chief prosecutor Noe Ramirez Mandujano, was getting $450,000 a month under the table from the Sinaloa cartel. The cartel can of course afford to be generous Sinaloa chief Joaquin GuzmA!n recently made the Forbes List of Billionaires.
The depth of GuzmA!ns penetration into the United States was revealed a few weeks ago, when the DEA proudly announced hundreds of arrests all over the country in a major operation against the dangerously powerful Sinaloa cartel. One jarring detail was the admission that Mexican cartels are now operating in 230 cities inside the United States.
This disaster has been slowly unfolding since the early 1980s, when Vice President George H.W. Bush shut down the Caribbean cocaine pipeline between Colombia and Miami. The Colombians switched to the land route and began hiring Mexicans to deliver the goods across the U.S. border. But when the Mexicans got a glimpse of the truckloads of cash headed south, they decided that they didnt need the Colombians at all. Today the Mexican cartels are full-service commercial organizations with their own suppliers, refineries and a distribution network that covers all of North America.
As we awaken to the threat spilling over our southern border, the reactions are predictable. In addition to walling off the border, Congress wants to send helicopters, military hardware and unmanned reconnaissance drones into the fray and it wants the Pentagon to train Mexican troops in counterinsurgency tactics.
Our anti-drug warriors have apparently learned nothing from the past two decades. A few years ago we trained several units of the Mexican army in counterinsurgency warfare. They studied their lessons, then promptly deserted to form the Zetas, a thoroughly professional narco hit squad for the Gulf cartel, which offered considerably better pay. Over the past eight years, the Mexican army has had more than 100,000 deserters.
The president of Mexico rightly points out that U.S. policy is at the root of this nightmare. Not only did we invent the war on drugs, but we are the primary consumers.
The obvious solution is cutting the demand for drugs in the United States. Clearly, it would be the death of the cartels if we could simply dry up the market. Unfortunately, every effort to do this has met with resounding failure. But now that the Roaring 00s have hit the Crash of 09, the money has vanished once again, and we can no longer ignore the collateral damage of Prohibition II.
Here is a glimpse of what lies ahead if we fail to end our second attempt to control the personal habits of private citizens. Listen to Enrique Gomez Hurtado, a former high court judge from Colombia who still has shrapnel in his leg from a bomb sent to kill him by the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. In 1993, his country was a free-fire zone not unlike Mexico today, and Gomez issued this chilling and prescient warning to an international drug policy conference in Baltimore:
The income of the drug barons is greater than the American defense budget. With this financial power they can suborn the institutions of the State, and if the State resists . . . they can purchase the firepower to outgun it. We are threatened with a return to the Dark Ages.
What was learned by the Cartels in Miami was that anyone, and I mean anyone can be bought. People need not be bought by money...all you have to do is find out their desires and fears and you know their price. Enough money can arrange possibilities and in some cases one does not ever even realize he has been bought.
And the Asian Cartels are the most violent and extreme of them all worse even then the Mexican Cartels...Look at the changing policies toward the U.S. drug war in Peru. Other countries are trying to move away from the militant approach to the problem. Mexico has even relaxed its domestic drug laws
No...with the drug war now on our overland border the drugs and violence will continue to come with it and Law Enforcement will be facing a well paid, well trained horde of hit squads and bribers. They will get the drug war they want. But I’ll tell you this...The U.S. public will never stand for it...and at this point reputable polls show that over 50% of Americans believe that the main cause of the drug war(cannabis)shouldn’t even be illegal.
I salute all the brave Columbian Judges and cops who survived the U.S. drug war in their country. Many of whom retired to Malibu, Palm Beach and Hilton Head.
Thank you for the ping FreeThinker NY.
Thank you for the ping AuntB.
All that you have to do is look at the history of Latin America. Look at Mexico or Venezuela! We will have a better chance of turning Iraq into a democracy than Mexico.”
” I know that Mexico is SUPPOSE to have a democratically elected government, but in actuality it is thoroughly corrupt and dysfunctional. Mexico is run by the drug cartels, and Tijuana is more of a combat zone than either Iraq or Afghanistan. “
You’re right. More kidnappings. More beheadings. More murders of journalists. And if these Americans had been murdered in any other country, we’d hear about it ALL over the news.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Obama is writing the sternly worded letter right now. That’ll show them.
Unless they are Black Panthers, Acorn Workers or SEIU Members.
Then all is forgiven.
“we will work tirelessly to bring their killers to justice,”
Yes, as soon as they get sanctions imposed on North Korea, or kill Israel...(in other words, they will do nothing.)
Prayers for those who fell. :(
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Exactly. No action until the violence touches someone in a purple robe.