Recently Hillary Clinton, failed presidential candidate, former First Lady in one of the most scandal ridden administrations in history, one term US Senator and current Secretary of State, spared no effort during a recent visit to Mexico City blaming America for the current Drug War in Mexico.
Hillary said to reporters,
“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”
Just a couple problems with her claims.
First of all, what is this “our” in her claim of an “insatiable demand for illegal drugs?” I have no desire at all for “illegal drugs,” nor does anyone I know personally. In fact, conservative beliefs and values are most commonly anti-illegal drugs. With few exceptions, hasn’t it been conservatives and Republicans executing the so-called War on Drugs?
Again, with few exceptions, hasn’t it been liberals and Democrats who largely oppose this war and push more for allowing this so-called “insatiable desire?”
Or, was Hillary actually only meaning those of her own values?
Second, Mexican Drug Cartels aren’t who are using smuggled weapons from the U.S. to murder and kill Mexican Military and Police. They are armed with fully automatic military weapons, not available at any gun shop or gun show in America or to any private citizen.
Any weapons being smuggled south into Mexico aren’t fully automatic military weapons, but simple stolen handguns being used by private Mexican citizens to protect themselves, since Mexico has a ban on guns dating back to 1968.
Ralph Weller wrote a very enlightening article for Gun News Daily after spending much time south of the border and witnessing just what all they had down there.
As he also says, an article appearing the Latin American Herald details the arrest of a Cartel Hit man and their seizure of many weapons, including “23 grenades, two grenade launchers, and a rocket launcher,” none of which are available to any member of the private sector in America
Hillary is right that we do need to stand with the Mexican Authorities, but blaming America and turning a blind eye to Mexican government corruption will not accomplish anything.
Dealing with the public and foreign media honestly and Mexico addressing an end their own corruption will.