Skip to comments.Mexican cartels get heavy weapons from CentAm, U.S. cables say
Posted on 03/29/2011 7:18:06 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Mexico City The most fearsome weapons wielded by Mexico's drug cartels enter the country from Central America, not the United States, according to U.S. diplomatic cables disseminated by WikiLeaks and published here Tuesday by La Jornada newspaper.
Items such as grenades and rocket-launchers are stolen from Central American armies and smuggled into Mexico via neighboring Guatemala, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City reported to Washington.
The assertions appear in embassy cables written after three bilateral conferences on arms trafficking that took place between March 2009 and January 2010 in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Phoenix; and Tapachula, Mexico, respectively.
The cables' authors note that Mexican officials and politicians never hesitate to remind U.S. diplomats that Mexico's drug war - which has claimed 35,000 lives in the last four years - is fueled by Americans' demand for illegal drugs and by guns bought in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Yet one of the cables maintains that 90 percent of the heavy armament Mexican security forces seize from cartel gunmen comes from Central America.
The cable, which does not offer any particulars or supporting documentation, does acknowledge that the vast majority of the handguns and many of the assault rifles used by the cartels enter Mexico from the United States.
A message drafted after the October 2009 conference in Tapachula blamed the Mexican government for not doing enough to patrol the southern border with Guatemala.
(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...
Is this not an act of WAR against Mexico?
Is it not also an act of TREASON against the US?
I have seen press briefings on MSM where automatic rifles and other weapons were traced to the USA by my government. There were calls at these meetings for greater gun control within the USA to stop this flow of firearms to Mexico.
Oh, what was that story (Gun Walker) about the BAFT letting weapons be sold so they could get to Mexico even when the stores and dealers felt the circumstances were suspicions. Ah, that's right our government instructed those reluctant gun store employees to release the firearms.
So interesting that it takes Wikileaks to prove that my government is not telling me the truth about why it feels there should be more gun control.
“The cables’ authors note that Mexican officials and politicians never hesitate to remind U.S. diplomats that Mexico’s drug war - which has claimed 35,000 lives in the last four years - is fueled by Americans’ demand for illegal drugs and by guns bought in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas”
If so then quit dumping fuel on the fire. Or is the mordida just too fat?
Wikileaks good, secrets bad.
Well, for goodness’ sake, why are we playing second fiddle to CentAm???
BATFE should really step up their assistance or we’re gonna be left behind.
Huh. So BATFE has been shipping big guns to Guatemala to get them in thru Mexico’s back door.
Who’d ‘a’ thunk it?
Here is great deal more information:
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.