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Obama: Americans 'Are Root Cause of Violence That's Been Happening Here in Mexico'
CNS News ^ | 5/3/2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 05/07/2013 2:52:55 AM PDT by IbJensen

(US President Barack gestures as he speaks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Friday, May 3, 2013.)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, speaking in Mexico City on Friday, said the United States is responsible for much of the crime and violence in Mexico because of the demand for drugs and the illegal smuggling of guns across the southern border.

He told the crowd, “We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.” He later added, “We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”

Obama acknowledged the illegal smuggling of guns into Mexico by American criminals, but did not mention the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious that allowed the flow of about 2,000 U.S. guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the weapons from the DOJ gun walking program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

“In the United States, we understand our responsibilities. We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States,” Obama said. “So we’ve got to continue to make progress on that front.”

Obama opposes legalizing drugs, but wants to approach the matter beyond just law enforcement.

“I’ve been asked, and I honestly do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer,” the president said. “But I do believe that a comprehensive approach, not just law enforcement, but education and prevention and treatment, that’s what we have to do. We’re going to have to stay at it, because of the lives of our children and the futures of our nations depend on it.”

He went on to talk about America’s role in fueling gun violence in Mexico and pledged to the Mexican people to push harder for gun control in his own country, referencing the Second Amendment.

“We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” Obama said. “I think many of you know that in America, the Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. As president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.

“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people that can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” he said.

“We’ll keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. We’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong, behind bars,” the president added.

Last month, an Obama-backed gun control measure for stricter background checks failed to pass the democratically controlled Senate.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, Barky the dog eater, Obama the Commie, was a druggie (and probably still is) who used Mexican Drugs and wrote about the experience in his inane book, so HE helped the Mexican Drug Cartels. He and his stooge, Holder shipped arms into Mexico- with their plot to force gun control on Americans with their "Fast and Furious" fiasco.

Obama dares to blame us? What a phony and a liar , who continually blames America for ALL the world ills, as he apologizes for the existance of America as he did on his Middle East Trip in his crusade to prove he hates this nation, and there is no doubt about that, as he called this nation "Arrogant (his words) America".

Massive acts of civil disobedience could bring this scum down and out of the White Hut. He is a disgrace to America and humanity!

1 posted on 05/07/2013 2:52:55 AM PDT by IbJensen
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2 posted on 05/07/2013 2:58:47 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: IbJensen
For once the low life told the TRUTH. . .
The Americans that caused the problem? You guessed it Zero and Holder and their minions. . . . .
3 posted on 05/07/2013 3:10:06 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Call it what it is: Attempt at People Control: NOT GUN CONTROL. Gun control is holding it steady.)
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To: IbJensen

well.. not entirely inaccurate.

it was the American administration that GAVE thousands of automatic weapons to mexican drug lords... which went on to wipe out and terrorize whole villages

is he admitting to his culpability in fast & furious / gun-walker?

what about cash-walker? is he ready to come clean on that one?


4 posted on 05/07/2013 3:14:00 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: IbJensen

Hey, Barry, if this country sucks so much, then why don’t you get the **** out and never come back?


5 posted on 05/07/2013 3:16:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: IbJensen

Well technically he is right. Mexico is part of North America and Mexicans are the ones causing the violence. So Americans are the ones. Guess what Hussein? Canadians are Americans too.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 3:19:40 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: IbJensen
“We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.”

Said the "Dope Smoking", "Cocaine Snorting" President.

7 posted on 05/07/2013 3:19:59 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: DeaconRed

The man is a spineless coward that will say one thing to your face with a smile then stab you in the back. The Mexicans clearly see him for what he is and don’t trust him either but they’ll take any goodies he’s willing to give them. Sadly he doesn’t realize that people with discernment see right through him and ont trust him. Truly he is not a man of respect.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 3:21:32 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
I so despise this man and everything he is and everything he stands for and every word he mumbles that I could scream...but if I did, I might never stop.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 3:22:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: IbJensen

Judging by the push for Rubio-Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty...and the refusal to impeach Obama for Fast n Furious...sounds like the GOP agree with Obama on this


10 posted on 05/07/2013 3:23:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: IbJensen

Why doesn’t he just stay in Mexico then?


11 posted on 05/07/2013 3:23:45 AM PDT by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: jsanders2001

The man is a spineless coward that will say one thing to your face with a smile then stab you in the back. The Mexicans clearly see him for what he is and don’t trust him either but they’ll take any goodies he’s willing to give them. Sadly he doesn’t realize that people with discernment see right through him and don’t trust him. Truly he is not a man of respect.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 3:24:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Fresh Wind

What a joke of a president this person is.

A man who hates America and says so every time he goes somewhere to speak.
It’s no wonder he appoints incompetents, bankrupts us, and wants to give America to the Mexicans.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 3:26:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: IbJensen

If he was speaking for Holder and ‘Hisself’.....that would make sense.

of course he is not...he blames America FIRST for everything.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 3:31:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: IbJensen

If American drug use is the “root cause” of Mexican misery and violence, then Obama and the Left is the root cause of American misery that precipitate drug use (not to mention the source of Mexican weapons that cause the violence).


15 posted on 05/07/2013 3:33:52 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: IbJensen

The pResident of the USA said this in another country?! Sounds like treason to me. When are the impeachment hearings going to start!?


16 posted on 05/07/2013 3:43:26 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: IbJensen

Holder and Obama flooded Mexico with illegal weapons directed to the cartels. Holder, under obamas direction, continues America’s irrational WOD driving up the price of drugs giving the cartels their huge profits. Last, Obama refuses to secure the borders allowing any and all manner of Mexican criminal to travel here freely.

Yes, Obi, Americans contribute to Mexico’s crime problem. Specifically you and Holder violate the laws of both countries.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 3:44:25 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: al_c

Second Tuesday of next week.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 3:45:06 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jsanders2001
Sadly he doesn’t realize that people with discernment see right through him and don't trust him.

A completely true statement. Just as true is that at least 52% of American voters lack that discernment, and that's portends doom.

19 posted on 05/07/2013 3:51:23 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1
Correction. Sorry.

A completely true statement. Just as true is that at least 52% of American voters lack that discernment, and that portends doom.

20 posted on 05/07/2013 3:53:39 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: IbJensen

abc - univision mexican news article
school children at birthday party gunned down with fast and furious weapons

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fast-furious-scandal-details-emerge-us-government-armed/story?id=17352694#.UYjb3bWsiSr

THE BLOOD IN THE STREETS IS ON THIS ADMINISTRATIONS HANDS


21 posted on 05/07/2013 3:58:13 AM PDT by bandit123 (LIKE OVERRIPE FRUIT WE ARE FALLING IN TO THE DEMOCRATS COMMUNIST HANDS)
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To: tomkat

After all, Mexico has a history of being such a peaceful and prosperous culture ...... superior to the uS, really

That’s why they coming here by the tens of millions, to change us for the better ...

those gangs- all the gringo fault

sarc


22 posted on 05/07/2013 3:58:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: IbJensen

Actually, American drug laws are the major contributor to the problem in Mexico. That is what created the huge and highly lucrative market for the narcos in Colombia and Mexico. The USA as a source of guns is trivial because the guns will come from somewhere. Many originate north of the border but the narcos get them from Mexican government arsenals and they get plenty of AKS and other Russian designed guns from the copiously flowing pipeline that is available to any group with the money. The American contribution, other than those guns that are stolen or bought from the Mexican army, seem to be largely direct contributions from the US government in such people-to-people aid programs as Fast & Furious.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 3:59:17 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: IbJensen

Pontificate away, Barry.

Your time is almost up.

Drip, drip, drip. Benghazi.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 4:04:06 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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Well,Osama Obama does make one somewhat valid point.Mexico is a sovereign nation entitled to make her own internal policies regardless of what we,or any other nation,thinks about them.So Mexico wants to be gun free.Cool.Mexico claims that hundreds...thousands...millions of firearms are being brought into their country illegally.Cool.Let the two countries cooperate in the building of a wall...a STRONG wall...from the Pacific to the Gulf.This wall would be heavily guarded on both sides.The mission of Mexican soldiers/police will be to prevent firearms from crossing the border from the north.The mission of US soldiers/police will be to prevent people and drugs from crossing the border from the south.

Do we have a deal,Mexico?

Remember,Mexico...good fences make good neighbors.Most people in the US (apart from Osama Obama & Pals) think Mexico is a bad neighbor.Some in Mexico...perhaps even most..think that *we* are a bad neighbor.Let's build that wall and things will be fine...for *both* nations.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 4:04:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: IbJensen
If he's referring to demand for drugs I hope he included himself in the list of whose to blame.
26 posted on 05/07/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: tomkat

Exactly... FUbo and your slut mommy.

LLS


27 posted on 05/07/2013 4:11:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: silverleaf
Being more/less a shitehole has been part of Mexico's national persona for a long time.

What's absolutely infuriating is that halfrican piece of filth spewing its vile TREASON outside our borders instead of occuping the traitor's noose it so justly deserves.

28 posted on 05/07/2013 4:12:25 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: IbJensen
Why tae f*** did this a**hole come to America if all he ever does is blame America first? Wouldn't he have been happier simply moving to Venezuela or Cuba or Syria where he could be amongst his own kind of people?

Dear President Asshole. Please pack your golf clubs and Che posters and move out of this country that you hate so much. Everybody will be happier all around.

29 posted on 05/07/2013 4:12:50 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: ryan71

excellent

“Of course I inhaled.... isn’t that the point?” (press giggles)


30 posted on 05/07/2013 4:17:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Fresh Wind

He is hoping for amnesty to become a citizen.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 4:22:35 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: IbJensen

Fast and Furious. Connect the dots.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 4:25:11 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: IbJensen
I am centuries "out of the loop", but IMO, the day of the hard core junkie, I gott'a have my fix, are long gone .. if they were ever here.

People get high because it's there, not because they have to or go out of their way to procure drugs.

Alcohol works just fine and, again IMO (only), I'm not so sure there IS a craving for drugs.

Maybe zero likes his coke, but we in fly-over are, for the most part, too tired or committed to something else (like .. y'know .. a job, barry .. ) to really be such a massive consumer.

One more while I'm at it .... The oh zees I see the kids buy today last a week or more 'cause they're so damned expensive. Usually they cop enough to pass a few doobies around the campfire before gettin' laid.

Just sayin'


Conclusion;

There really IS no drug demand/problem in America, and if they stopped comin' in, we'd not give a rat's ass one way or another.

33 posted on 05/07/2013 4:32:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: IbJensen
You have a successful business in America? Well, you didn't build that!
Mexico is wracked with violence? Oh, we'll give you all the blame for that, you evil American swine!
34 posted on 05/07/2013 4:37:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (T)
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To: IbJensen

Oh, I didn’t realize the Apology Tour had started it’s second leg.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 4:37:44 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: IbJensen

Has this DIC (dictator in chief) ever said anything nice about the USA?


36 posted on 05/07/2013 4:42:02 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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No. The scumbag has never said anything positive about the nation a gaggle of imbeciles who elected him president so he could continually bad mouth America.

It’s time Americans engaged in civil disobedience to the extent that this weasely communist would have to step down and get his one-way ticket out of this country.

Fumigate the White Hut and elect an American to head this nation on a direction that will clean up the mess left by this Marxist fool.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 4:58:37 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs by the 47% of the American population who don't work, don't pay taxes, spend their entitlement checks on illegal drugs, and vote Democrat.
38 posted on 05/07/2013 4:59:55 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: knarf

An expansion of the death penalty is a sure fire remedy for the elimination of the drug culture. Kidnapping, murder and rape, et al, should be reason for public hanging.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 5:01:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sirius Lee

The disgusting problem is that a jackass like this can rise from a community agitator to president thanks to the corrupt political system.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 5:02:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: sauropod

Barky the dog eater is absolutely, next to Hillary Klinton and her husband thingy, the most boring public speakers. How the leftist, millionaire imbeciles see genius in their content and delivery is one of life’s great mysteries.

Then there’s Al Bore.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 5:05:09 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

For one who donated to his campaign and then voted for him, it is a source of great irritation that Rubio will not reply to correspondence directed to him that is critical.

An example is this damned stupid immigration bullshit that he and his Democrat pal hammered together. I told him what I thought about it and will never hear from him on this issue.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 5:08:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: MestaMachine
I so despise this man and everything he is and everything he stands for and every word he mumbles that I could scream...but if I did, I might never stop.

SuperMegaGiantSized DITTO on that. !!!!!

43 posted on 05/07/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: IbJensen

Barry should just pack his bags and go home.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 5:11:27 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: IbJensen

This creep is wholly unworthy of being an American. He hates America almost as much as I hate him.

I cannot think of a single human being who I detest more than this treasonous bastard.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 5:14:53 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: tomkat

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46 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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He oughta know...


47 posted on 05/07/2013 5:23:41 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: IbJensen

And Mexicans are kidnapping young women and holding them captive for years here in America.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: MestaMachine

+100


49 posted on 05/07/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: KeyLargo

Yes, I’d seen that news, thanks KL .. OUTstanding display of integrity !


50 posted on 05/07/2013 5:27:17 AM PDT by tomkat
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