(Reportedly) Nuevo Laredo BGs firearms come from the United States


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Desertdog
August 5, 2005, 01:07 AM
high-technology weapons that enter Mexico and are in the hands of drug traffickers and other professional criminals are those that come from the United States If I remember correctly, these firearms are illegal tor most American citizens to purchase. I guess it is our fault they are killing each other.:cuss:


Mexico: Weapons fueling bloody drug battles come from U.S.
http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=3682266


Machine guns, grenades and other high-powered weapons drug smugglers use to kill rivals and wage bloody territorial battles across Mexico pour south from the United States, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox said Thursday.


"The volume of high-technology weapons that enter Mexico and are in the hands of drug traffickers and other professional criminals are those that come from the United States," Ruben Aguilar said at his daily briefing.

A wave of killings and mayhem in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo prompted U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza to shut down on Monday all but emergency services at the American consulate. The shutdown was expected to last a week, and angered the Mexican government.

The decision to close the consulate was prompted in part by a high-powered shootout between attackers who used machine guns, grenades and a rocket launder against a private home in southern Nuevo Laredo, leaving a usually quiet residential street resembling a war zone.

More than 100 people have been killed in Nuevo Laredo this year, including nearly 20 police officers. Authorities on both sides of the border say Mexico's two main drug gangs are fighting for control of the area's smuggling routes into U.S. territory. The violence has continued largely unabated, even after Fox sent federal agents and soldiers to restore order.

Despite the continuing violence in the city across the border from Laredo, Texas, Mexico branded Garza's decision extreme and suggested such actions should only be taken during a war.

Garza met Wednesday with Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal, who emerged from the closed-door discussions saying both sides had reached a temporary agreement to reopen the Nuevo Laredo Consulate in the next few days.

Aguilar said Garza and Abascal did not discuss U.S. weapons brought into this country illegally during Wednesday's meetings, but that the topic was a serious concern of Fox's government.

He insisted the shuttering of the consulate had not strained Mexico-U.S. relations, calling them "very good."

Explosives and automatic weapons are not unique to violence in Nuevo Laredo. Early Monday, two assailants lobbed grenades into a crowded cockfighting ring in the western state of Jalisco, killing four and injuring more than two dozen.

Automatic weapons, meanwhile, are used in drug-related attacks and killings, kidnappings and armed robberies all over the country.

Also Thursday, Aguilar said a Fox plan to use federal authorities and soldiers to crackdown on drug-related violence along the border "has produced results _ not all the results we thought it would or wanted it to, but that's why Mexico's government has made the decision to increase the level of effectiveness of this operation."

Aguilar has said in recent days that Public Safety Secretary Ramon Martin Huerta will soon announce concrete plans to amplify and fortify the program, called "Mexico Seguro," or "Safe Mexico."

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odysseus
August 5, 2005, 02:06 AM
a spokesman for President Vicente Fox said Thursday

Well there is a great source for accurate and truthful facts... :rolleyes: :barf:

Fletchette
August 5, 2005, 02:11 AM
Machine guns, grenades and other high-powered weapons drug smugglers use to kill rivals and wage bloody territorial battles across Mexico pour south from the United States, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox said Thursday.

Really? Where can I get some?

Sindawe
August 5, 2005, 03:27 AM
"The volume of high-technology weapons that enter Mexico and are in the hands of drug traffickers and other professional criminals are those that come from the United States, Golly, you mean the BG are using sonic disruptors, laser cannons and plasma rifles in the 40 watt range? WOW

I suggest the "Authorities" look w/in their own nation for the source of thease weapons.

rhubarb
August 5, 2005, 08:40 PM
Yeah, 'cause everybody knows that there are so many automatic AKs, grenades, and RPGs here in the U.S.A. that we practically trip over them every time we go to get our semi-auto rifles, firecrackers, and bottle rockets out. I wisht.

So the guns came from the United States. I wonder from where, in Mr. Fox's fruitful imagination, the drugs came.

rick_reno
August 5, 2005, 08:57 PM
Of course their firearms come from the US. You're not watching enough TV news - EVERYTHING evil in this world comes from the USA.

Standing Wolf
August 5, 2005, 10:37 PM
Oh, gosh! I sure hope Mexico doesn't close the border!

enfield
August 5, 2005, 10:40 PM
Well, their weapons have to come from some foreign country. Name a Mexican product other than tequila and crooked politicians. :evil:

Mexico is dragging down the third world.

Fletchette
August 5, 2005, 11:09 PM
Oh, gosh! I sure hope Mexico doesn't close the border!

+1 :D

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