Sunday, February 13, 2011

What? A bunch of Fed bureaucrats and politicians and media weenies

lied? Whoda thunk such a thing?
Another series of leaked State Department cables made public this week by WikiLeaks lend credence to investigative reports on gun trafficking and the drug war published by Narco News as far back as 2009.

The big battles in the drug war in Mexico are “not being fought with Saturday night specials, hobby rifles and hunting shotguns,” Narco News reported in March 2009, against the grain, at a time when the mainstream media was pushing a narrative that assigned the blame for the rising tide of weapons flowing into Mexico to U.S. gun stores and gun shows.

Rather, we reported at the time, “the drug trafficking organizations are now in possession of high-powered munitions in vast quantities that can’t be explained by the gun-show loophole.”

Those weapons, found in stashes seized by Mexican law enforcers and military over the past several years, include U.S.-military issued rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and explosives
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Which, despite the hysterical vapors of Japete and Helmke & Co., are not things you buy at the local gun show or shop.


Mattexian said...

I was pointing to an article in today's paper about "6 killed by grenade in Mexico nightclub attack" and grumbled about not going to the right gun shows and shops to pick up a case or two of grenades for myself.

Keith said...

Mike and David really are getting their teeth into that long dead skill of investigative reporting

I thing the last few lines speak volumes:

" Bellicose government policies, such as the U.S.-sponsored Merida Initiative, that are premised on further militarizing the effort to impose prohibition on civil society only serve to expand the profit margin on the bloodshed."

"We're from the government, we're here to help".