“…the arms that cartels can and do buy from the open U.S. market, completely illegally, leave Mexico’s police force and even its military outgunned. There are nearly 7,000 gun shops along the southern U.S. border, about three for every mile. They sell thousands of hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, AK-47s, and “cop killer” guns and bullets that cut through Kevlar body armor. The weapons quickly flow south, again with barely a nod from U.S. Border Patrol.” –Shannon O’Neil, Douglas Dillon fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and blogs at www.LatIntelligence.com.
The truth is obvious. You cannot buy rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hand grenades at gun shops in the United States. Shannon O’Neil and the CFR know better, so this is propoganda, the same thing we despised in autocratic Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. CFR is pushing the agenda to help Mexico, because it is a source of cheap labor coming into the U.S., as well as the location of factories owned by U.S. corporations that benefit from Mexican wage slavery. Here is the real story on guns, Mexico and the U.S.
“… there have been occasions where grenade launchers were used against security forces and twelve M4 carbines with m203 grenade launchers have been confiscated. It is believed that some of these high power weapons were stolen from U.S. military bases.” – Wikipedia
And readers of this post may ponder: what about all the legal U.S. weapons being used in crimes in Mexico?
“Mexican officials only submitted 32% of the guns they seized to the ATF for tracing, and less than half of those weapons had traceable serial numbers. Overall, 83% of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.” – Wikipedia
Some might be upset about lies and propoganda, and they might want to complain to someone, so here’s the list and links of corporate CFR members, according to Wikipedia:
Bank of America
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Sony Corporation of America
Toyota Motor North America
United States Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Trust Corporation