15 April, 2009

Corrupt Mexican Military Officers- No!

It's something for border czar to worry about
Strongest gun yet seized from cartel by Mexican authorities
April 14, 2009, 10:26PM

On the very day officials confirmed President Barack Obama will appoint a border czar to combat drug cartels, Mexican police announced they confiscated a U.S.-made machine gun that could penetrate steel from a mile away, likely the most destructive weapon of its type ever seized in Mexico.

Together, the two moves signal the ever increasing strength of cartel warfare — and the task ahead for the U.S. and Mexican governments.

The discovery of the .50-caliber Browning machine gun, which Mexican authorities said was mounted in the bed of a pickup and has a rate of fire of 800 rounds a minute, also came just days before Obama's first trip to Mexico.

The White House is promising cooperation with Mexico, and both Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, are under pressure to slow the drug running, gun smuggling and violence that threatens Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Now, here is the telling part:
Gun's source unknown

Mike Vigil, the Drug Enforcement Administration's former chief of international operations, said the weapon is capable of "a massacre ... they were probably waiting for a major offensive."

Vigil suspected the weapon belonged to the Mexican military, but was obtained by corrupting military officers.

The issue of U.S.-made weapons ending up in the hands of cartels has gained attention in recent months and is expected to be part of the discussion between Obama and Calderon.

Mexican government officials have said repeatedly that if the U.S. government wants them to curb the northward flow of drugs, America will have to curb the southward flow of weapons.
And now for the show:
Federal blitz planned

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as Texas firearms dealers, say the big gun could have taken many paths to the drug traffickers, including having been bought on the military black market.

"Saying it is rare would be correct," ATF spokeswoman Franceska Perot said. "This is a high-powered weapon."

The gun could be used to shoot down an aircraft if mounted correctly, but it is made for use against personnel or vehicles, Perot said.

Federal gun agents are planning to blitz Houston and the southern half of Texas starting later this month with a temporary army of 100 additional inspectors and investigators aimed at rooting out weapons traffickers.

That force is scheduled to be permanently beefed up later this year by other agents, some of whom are currently in the ATF academy.

Perot said the coming move will bolster current investigations as well as tear into a backlog of some 700 U.S.-purchased weapons confiscated in Mexico after being used by drug cartel gunmen.
So, I wonder what they are doing, going to FFL's, asking for 4473's that list EBR's (Evil Black Rifles- AR-15's and variants) and the PIYPATSOT's (Pee In Your Pants At The Sight Of Them- AK-47 and variants), then visiting the owners like they did in when looking for the Muslim Muhammad and the Wetback Muslim Malvo. You remember, Moose, who seemingly questioned every white man who owned an AR and who refused to look at the evidence and who is, at last news, an OFFICER with the Honolulu Police Department (and it only took him six months of training to become one). Moreover, I think we have the same sort of BULLSHIT investigative work, like Moose did, being done here. They know exactly were most of those weapons came from and it AIN'T US but the Kenyan, his Masters, and their minions have an agenda and it is control.

Wow, who would have thunk that Mexican officials, let alone Mexican Military Officers, could be corrupted!?!

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

Not one more of MY rights!


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