You might say that the Mexican government is in no position to criticize anyone regarding corruption. I beg to differ. Regardless of their internal problems fighting drug cartels who are better financed and armed than the local police (bought and paid for) and the Army (also?), Mexico has the right to wage their war on drugs without the Americans covertly helping the bad guys. Speaking to elimparcial.com, Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa called the ATF’s Operación Rapido y Furioso “unacceptable” and demanded that the U.S. punish to “the fullest extent of the law” the perpetrators of the “failed operation” . . .

Addressing the allegation that Mexico knew of the ATF’s gun smuggling ops, Espinosa said Mexico would never have accepted an operation that involved the illegal crossing of arms. Not even if they were paid to. OK, I added that last bit. But you get my drift.

The thing of it is, the thousands of guns enabled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been used to kill Mexicans. So what if one of those guns is found at this crime scene (as reported by laht.com)? Would we be sniggering about Mexican hypocrisy then?

The fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl brought to three the number of children to die violently in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco within the last 72 hours, authorities said Thursday.

The girl and her mother were among four people whose bodies were discovered at dawn Thursday in the backseat of a car parked on the outskirts of Acapulco, the Guerrero state Public Safety Office said.

Two young men were also found shot to death at separate spots in the Pacific coast city.

Fifteen people have been slain in Acapulco since Tuesday, including a woman and two of her grandchildren gunned down inside the family home.

 

4 Responses to Mexico’s Foreign Minister Demands Gunwalker Prosecutions

  1. My opinion of Mexico just went up. Not much, but, baby steps.
    Also, “Operación Rapido y Furioso” — it’s not often a phrase sounds That much cooler in Spanish than in English.

  2. Interesting. Grassley wants an investigation and gets bitch-slapped. Mexico wants and investigation and gets — what? Will the Big O be more deferential to a foreign government than to his own? Tune in next week.

  3. Why don’t they just charge the ATF director with gun smuggling charges? I bet that would bring the needed publicity.

  4. These bozo’s in mexico should worry about cleaning up all the crime and corruption in their own backyard.

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