Skip to comments.Felipe Calderón -- Interview Transcript "We are acting much earlier than Colombia did."
Posted on 05/20/2010 9:31:37 AM PDT by neverdem
Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, talked with Wall Street Journal correspondents David Luhnow and Nicholas Casey. Read an edited transcript of their conversation.
Mr. Calderón:...In fact, I would suggest ... the relationship between the increase in violence in Mexico and the repeal or non-ratification of the assault weapons ban. Ultimately violence, or the growth and the presence of cartels, their dominance in certain communities begins about one or two years before I enter the administration, and the year the ban was cancelled was in 2004.
Since I became president we have seized more than 75,000 weapons, of which approximately 45,000 are assault weapons; almost 6,000 grenades and more than 8 million cartridges. We also know that there are seven thousand stores that sell weapons just along the Mexican border with the United States and more than ... must be other 4,000 or 5,000 gun shows, also in that area, where you can sell this type of weapons virtually to anybody. So, as long as not only the flow but also the free availability of weapons doesn't cease, it will not be easy to see that this violence stops.
WSJ: Are you going to take this message to the Congress?
Mr. Calderón: Probably. But the point is more serious. I respect the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. I admire also the history and the U.S. Constitution and the reason for the Second Amendment was that good American citizens can defend themselves and defend their nation. But the truth is that these weapons are not going into the hands of good Americans, are going directly into the hands of criminals; those weapons are now aimed at Mexicans, both civilians and authorities, and I see no reason why we can assume that one day these weapons will not be...
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So you’re admitting your citizens are a bunch of criminals?
Border control works both ways, Filipe. If you truly cared about this, you’d support a fence just as much as we (citizens, not gov’t) do.
It’s not up to the interviewer to “call him on it”.
WSJ would have no problem if the whole of Latin America moved here.
Calderón and Obummer the “ Brown Clown” are both idiots.
Colombians think Mexicans are lower life...Indios to be frank.
I know Colombians.
I like them actually.
In the past 18 months, 24,000 Mexicans have been killed in the drug wars...far more than our two wars against Islam have cost. What is this little twit doing telling us how to run our immigration policy? You’d think he’d have more to do in his failing country than take trips to eat tacos with BO.
HERE'S THE PLAN Jan 25, 2008--McCain Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez (a dual citizen who once served in the Mexican govt) stated on broadcast TV that he is for the North American Union, and the Amero to replace the dollar within 10 years or so.......he had said exactly the same thing on Fox News in 2007.
And now that the EU and the euro are in such "great shape," I'm sure that idea is gonna go over r-e-a-l b-i-g here (/snix).
Flea-bitten Mexicans are using the Mideast Playbook---- How To Get $$$$Trillions By Draining The US Treasury .
Worked great over in the hellholes of the Mideast now pocketing trillions of US tax dollars.
Watch Mexico escalate the phony drug war to co-opt desperate Dems to start pouring in trillions of US tax dollars into Mexico.
All the crooked pols on both sides of the border will get a cut....plus lucky Dems will get the fraudulent votes they need to get reelected.
We may not be able to send all our illegals back to Mexico, but we can send this little turd home.
Compare how the Democrats treat Calderon to how they treated Netanyahu.
“...almost 6,000 grenades...”
I want my grenades! Out of stock everywhere I call.
You’ll notice the sleight of hand.
They blame the US for the weapons on the street in Mexico.
But the Mexican mafia are packing machine guns, hand grenades, bazookas. I don’t think you’ll find bazookas and hand grenades at the Brownsville Walmart.
Mexico’s big problem is that their own security forces have been penetrated by the mafia. Thats a very big problem. Its not a new problem, but its potentially an existential problem. We are already seeing the collapse of Mexican authority in the border areas. The collapse of authority is spreading.
That's EXACTLY right. Born right here in Texas, raised here, worked here (except for the US Navy and a wee period in NM), people don't realize the racisim South of the border. Indios are always looked down upon, the Tarajumara being a top case in point. And they have some interesting terminology labeling blacks also.
The apology whores can have at it, I couldn't care less about being called racist and we weren't slave owners either so they can all go pound sand and have fun doing it.
Of course, ask blacks in LA gangs how they feel about Latinos and Asians.
Right, those freshly minted full auto Chinese AKs and grenades came from TX gun shows.
Someone needs to tell him that people sneaking across works both ways and maybe they need to help out instead of encouraging them to cross.
I would love to know where all of Hugo Chavez’s surplus weaponry is going now that he is updating all of his military stocks with new Russian equipment . Russia has even recently built a new AK plant in Venezuela .
I would venture to say that it’s being pipelined into Mexico with the full intention of destabilizing the country and border even more .
This whole thing reeks of Chavez meddling, with B.O. and Calderon acting as unwittingly complicit idiots to further erode our rights here .