Even as they admit that the Mexican drug cartels are getting weapons from South of the border:
Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
They still find a way to blame it on the US.
Some of the weapons are left over from the wars that the United States helped fight in Central America, U.S. officials said.
Does the LA Time just hat it’s own country?
If the the problem is drugs and illegals flowing from Mexico into the US, it’s the US’ fault because of our society’s demand for illicit drugs and cheap labor. If the problem is guns flowing from the US into Mexico, it’s the US’ fault because of our lax gun laws and lack of scrutiny of traffic moving South. Now, if it’s the flow of military weapons flowing NORTH into Mexico from Central America…it’s the US’ fault because we’ve been involved in some conflicts there.
Is there ANYTHING that isn’t our fault? Rhetorical question…of course not. We’re the “Great Satan” to more than just Muslims.
Also interesting that, in the midst of admitting that the cartels can easily smuggle military weapons up from the south, they still insist that the cartels routinely pay straw purchasers to fork over the relatively exorbitant prices to buy civilian, semi-automatic rifles from US Gun shows to smuggle across the border.
How many weapons have been smuggled into Mexico from Central America is not known, and the military-grade munitions are still a small fraction of the larger arsenal in the hands of narcotics traffickers. Mexican officials continue to push Washington to stem the well-documented flow of conventional weapons from the United States, as Congress holds hearings on the role those smuggled guns play in arming Mexican drug cartels.
“Well-documented”? Well, I suppose if you count hysterical ranting in newspapers with virtually no supporting evidence you could call it “well-documented”. I’m sure there are some instances of guns purchased in the US making their way into Mexico, but it doesn’t even make sense to say that the cartels obtain their guns primarily by that means when they can buy REAL military weapons from other sources.
I have a feeling that this is in response to the media having BS called on them so often and so loudly about the “US guns fueling Mexican drug war” meme. They are laying cover. They can point to this story and the other follow ups that are sure to follow and say “yes, they get SOME weapons from south…but most of them are still coming from the US.”
This is nothing more than them being forced (by us…good job fellow gunnies) to admit that they’be been feeding us a line for months if not years on this matter.
They will try to cover it up and keep pressing the gun control issue on that angle, but our incessant countering of their propaganda with the truth has finally forced them to at least partially admit that there’s something to what we’ve been saying all along.
It may work slowly, but if we are diligent and keep at them, the truth can see the light of day.