Skip to comments.US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says
Posted on 08/27/2011 10:15:26 AM PDT by bayouranger
MEXICO CITY -- His voice cracking with emotion, President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the United States bore some blame for "an act of terror" by gangsters who doused a casino with gasoline and set a blaze that killed at least 52 people.
The attack Thursday in Monterrey, an industrial city of 4 million barely a two-hour drive from Texas, stunned Mexicans and seemed likely to mark a watershed in the country's intensifying war against criminal syndicates.
In a 20-minute televised address to the nation, Calderon gave an unusually blunt assessment of the causes of Mexico's surging violence before flying to Monterrey to place a wreath at the burned-out hulk of the Casino Royale.
He referred repeatedly to the attack as a terrorist act, elevating the conflict to a new level, at least linguistically, and casting it in terms of a broader struggle for control of Mexico. He said rampant corruption within his nation's judiciary and law enforcement bore some blame.
But in unprecedented, direct criticism of the United States, Calderon said lax U.S. gun laws and high demand for drugs stoked his nation's violence. He appealed to U.S. citizens "to reflect on the tragedy that we are living through in Mexico."
"We are neighbors, allies and friends. But you, too, are responsible. This is my message," Calderon said.
He called on the United States to "once and for all stop the criminal sale of high-powered weapons and assault rifles to criminals that operate in Mexico."
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US citizens are responsible? I don’t think so. These folks p**ped in their own nest, then whine that the US won’t come clean it up.
Call the ATF.
“US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says”
Why? Did they steal the gasoline from Texas?
Dear Phillipe, close your own side of the border.
mea culpa mea culpa.
If there anything they don’t blame the Great Satan for
What kind of bear. Was it!!!
Are Calderon and Barry separated at birth?
Our fault? Fine, seal the borders, for Mexico’s own protection. /sarc
Okay a casino in Mexico is burned down with gasoline....and somehow it US gun laws that are at fault?
LOL! Calderon didn’t get the memo!
These folks p**ped in their own nest, then whine that the US wont come clean it up.
“Blame America” is a big part of Latin American culture.
Who cares what President Felipe Calderon says or thinks?
He’s just another corrupt and degenerate Mexican politician.
How about blaming the environment of corruption that Mexico is so famous for?
Betcha they used Penmex gas.
Oh wait, That is PenMex gas!
Mexico: Spanish for “whiners”.
It was the hurricane and the earthquake that caused all of this. Barry says so.
I think they are also related to Baghdad Bob, MoMo Qdaffy, Hugo Chavez and a few other maniacal spin masters.
Blame Holder! The American gunshops were raising a hue and cry all over the place! On second thought, blame yourself! It’s not our fault Mexico can’t secure it’s border and stop their drug traffic and the Mozlem traffice.
This is very concerning to me, ONLY because it is NOT the practice of Mexican Nationals to torch places that hold their Christian sisters and brothers. It is the practice of MOZLEMS to find Christians in big groups and torch them. Just like Mexican Nationals don’t behead, Mozlems do!Go scream at the Middle Eastern terrorists that did this Calderon!
Hey Calderon, Why don’t you just close your side of the border? Build a fence.
Those are some very good points.
Its true - we didn’t annex all of Mexico in 1848. So anything bad that happens in Mexico is our fault.
This ‘America’s insatiable demand for drugs’ argument is as phoney as the old ‘doing work Americans won’t’ was.
Based on http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html there are 312,080,943 Americans.
According to http://www.numberof.net/number-of-drug-addicts-in-us/ 7 million, or according to my arithmetic skills, app 2% of US are drug addicts.
Mexico on the other hand has a population of 113,724,226 according to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mx.html
Their drug addict population, according to http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/mexico-drug-addiction.html is 4.5 Million.
Using old school fifth grade math so please double check my work, that makes Mexico drug addicts app 3% of their general population.
The globalist tool of white guilt has been effective in the past. Let’s put an end to it. Check all accusations coming out of Mexico and be sure to let the congress representative know you ain’t falling for this crap anymore and he/she better not either.
Pinche cabron pendejo, Tonto Calderon.
Calderon has accomplished nothing in his so-called war on drugs and drug gangs. Mexico has no death penalty, and many officials are corrupt. Those who are not corrupt are being murdered.
If he really wants to clean up Mexico, he needs to institute the death penalty, declare martial law for a year or two, and tell those caught dealing in drugs that they will be executed on the spot, no questions asked. All those in jail for drug crimes aside from those convicted of taking drugs should be executed.
If this sounds Draconian, I doubt that anything short of these steps will work. Does Calderon really want to end his drug cartel problem? Or does he want all of that drug money to keep boosting the Mexican economy? Who knows?
Do you suppose Mexicans ever wonder what ;life would be like for them if they didn’t share a border with the US?
Probably like Ecuador or Bolivia. There would be no US to break into to find jobs and live better.
Did you ever wonder what the US would be like without Mexico on its southern border. What if we had another English speaking nation like Canada on that border. I know, no produce pickers, no gardeners, no housekeepers, etc. Just maybe we here in the US would be a lot better off. At least our Federal and state governments would not be spending hundreds of billions of dollars every year.
Another English speaking country on our southern border would be nice? As for produce-pickers and landscapers? Americans, the same folks who’ve always did it before Mexicans invaded. I never picked produce but I have done landscaping. Hard work never killed anyone. Imagine if in 1848 the United States decided to stay in Mexico. We’d be a super-giant country and Mexico wouldn’t be such a mess.
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