On a more domestic front, for some time we've been told for some time now that the Mexican drug cartels have been getting a lot of weapons from the US. There is a very hefty flow of weapons across the border to the south (maybe we're trading guns for illegal aliens or drugs or something), and it's our fault that Mexico is in an undeclared civil war right now -- in addition to our demand for illegal drugs, of course.
Well, now we know why the Obama administration is so convinced that gun-running into Mexico from the US is so prevalent and dangerous -- because they've been doing it.
OK, that might be an exaggeration, but just barely. The ATF (an agency that has NEVER been known to go "off the reservation" and "go rogue" and screw things up in ways that get a lot of people killed) was engaging in a "sting" where they allowed guns to be sent into Mexico -- deliberately passing up on opportunities to confiscate the weapons and arrest the smugglers in order to manage to put together the "big picture" and maybe catch some higher-ups in the Mexican cartels.
That those guns might (and were) used in the killings of innocent Mexicans wasn't much of a concern, nor was the thought that there is already plenty of evidence and charges against the cartels.
But the important thing here is, it made certain that the Obama administration was being accurate when it talked about how guns from the US were flowing to the cartels -- it just omitted the tiny little detail that it was the US government policy to assist in it.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Gov't "was being accurate when it talked about how guns from the US were flowing to the cartels -- it just omitted a tiny little detail."
"Merchants Of Death."