Skip to comments.US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says
Posted on 08/27/2011 10:15:26 AM PDT by bayouranger
MEXICO CITY -- His voice cracking with emotion, President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the United States bore some blame for "an act of terror" by gangsters who doused a casino with gasoline and set a blaze that killed at least 52 people.
The attack Thursday in Monterrey, an industrial city of 4 million barely a two-hour drive from Texas, stunned Mexicans and seemed likely to mark a watershed in the country's intensifying war against criminal syndicates.
In a 20-minute televised address to the nation, Calderon gave an unusually blunt assessment of the causes of Mexico's surging violence before flying to Monterrey to place a wreath at the burned-out hulk of the Casino Royale.
He referred repeatedly to the attack as a terrorist act, elevating the conflict to a new level, at least linguistically, and casting it in terms of a broader struggle for control of Mexico. He said rampant corruption within his nation's judiciary and law enforcement bore some blame.
But in unprecedented, direct criticism of the United States, Calderon said lax U.S. gun laws and high demand for drugs stoked his nation's violence. He appealed to U.S. citizens "to reflect on the tragedy that we are living through in Mexico."
"We are neighbors, allies and friends. But you, too, are responsible. This is my message," Calderon said.
He called on the United States to "once and for all stop the criminal sale of high-powered weapons and assault rifles to criminals that operate in Mexico."
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US citizens are responsible? I don’t think so. These folks p**ped in their own nest, then whine that the US won’t come clean it up.
Call the ATF.
“US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says”
Why? Did they steal the gasoline from Texas?
Dear Phillipe, close your own side of the border.
mea culpa mea culpa.
If there anything they don’t blame the Great Satan for
What kind of bear. Was it!!!
Are Calderon and Barry separated at birth?
Our fault? Fine, seal the borders, for Mexico’s own protection. /sarc
Okay a casino in Mexico is burned down with gasoline....and somehow it US gun laws that are at fault?
LOL! Calderon didn’t get the memo!
These folks p**ped in their own nest, then whine that the US wont come clean it up.
“Blame America” is a big part of Latin American culture.
Who cares what President Felipe Calderon says or thinks?
He’s just another corrupt and degenerate Mexican politician.
How about blaming the environment of corruption that Mexico is so famous for?
Betcha they used Penmex gas.
Oh wait, That is PenMex gas!
Mexico: Spanish for “whiners”.
It was the hurricane and the earthquake that caused all of this. Barry says so.
I think they are also related to Baghdad Bob, MoMo Qdaffy, Hugo Chavez and a few other maniacal spin masters.
Blame Holder! The American gunshops were raising a hue and cry all over the place! On second thought, blame yourself! It’s not our fault Mexico can’t secure it’s border and stop their drug traffic and the Mozlem traffice.
This is very concerning to me, ONLY because it is NOT the practice of Mexican Nationals to torch places that hold their Christian sisters and brothers. It is the practice of MOZLEMS to find Christians in big groups and torch them. Just like Mexican Nationals don’t behead, Mozlems do!Go scream at the Middle Eastern terrorists that did this Calderon!
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