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US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says
miamiherald.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | TIM JOHNSON

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; doj; fastfurious; mexico
They should send a snatch team to get Holder.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 10:15:29 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

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.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 10:18:42 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: bayouranger
"once and for all stop the criminal sale of high-powered weapons and assault rifles to criminals that operate in Mexico."

Call the ATF.

3 posted on 08/27/2011 10:19:34 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bayouranger

“US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says”

Why? Did they steal the gasoline from Texas?


4 posted on 08/27/2011 10:20:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: bayouranger

Dear Phillipe, close your own side of the border.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 10:20:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bayouranger

mea culpa mea culpa.

If there anything they don’t blame the Great Satan for


6 posted on 08/27/2011 10:21:00 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bayouranger

What kind of bear. Was it!!!


7 posted on 08/27/2011 10:23:57 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: bayouranger

Are Calderon and Barry separated at birth?


8 posted on 08/27/2011 10:24:05 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal theory!)
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To: bayouranger

Our fault? Fine, seal the borders, for Mexico’s own protection. /sarc


9 posted on 08/27/2011 10:24:14 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: bayouranger

Okay a casino in Mexico is burned down with gasoline....and somehow it US gun laws that are at fault?


10 posted on 08/27/2011 10:25:11 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

LOL! Calderon didn’t get the memo!


11 posted on 08/27/2011 10:26:16 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: MizSterious

These folks p**ped in their own nest, then whine that the US won’t come clean it up.


And the only way to rectify it is to give them the SouthWest USA. Of course, they’ll want centuries of reparations from US to help administer it because of all the “damage” we’ve done. According to La Raza, indigenous Americans are superior beings, but us Gringo are always to blame for their never-ending failures.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 10:26:59 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: bayouranger

“Blame America” is a big part of Latin American culture.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 10:28:43 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: bayouranger
'ey! 'ey, Chico. Bush's fault, no?

This whole bunch of Mexican blather is bull. Calderon and Obama are two fools of the same caliber: No character.

What has happened? Are the Mexican drug cartels not sending Calderon his cut anymore?
14 posted on 08/27/2011 10:31:57 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: bayouranger

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?


15 posted on 08/27/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: Paladin2

good idea.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 10:43:26 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bayouranger

Betcha they used Penmex gas.

Oh wait, That is PenMex gas!


17 posted on 08/27/2011 10:46:40 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: bayouranger

Mexico: Spanish for “whiners”.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: poobear

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.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 10:52:46 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: bayouranger

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!


20 posted on 08/27/2011 10:53:15 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: bayouranger

Hey Calderon, Why don’t you just close your side of the border? Build a fence.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 11:07:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RowdyFFC

Those are some very good points.


22 posted on 08/27/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

Its true - we didn’t annex all of Mexico in 1848. So anything bad that happens in Mexico is our fault.


23 posted on 08/27/2011 11:16:17 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: bayouranger

Specifically, Obama.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bayouranger
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."

Fine, so Calderon and the Mexican government should want the same comprehensive, manned border fence I and so many other Americans want. It would end the flow of drugs from Mexico and the flow of guns from the US. Oh, and it would also end the flow of illegal aliens from Mexico into the US and, I suppose, of illegal aliens from the US into Mexico. Build the fence and man it - three big problems solved.
25 posted on 08/27/2011 11:32:11 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: bayouranger

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.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 11:41:02 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: bayouranger

Pinche cabron pendejo, Tonto Calderon.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 11:45:41 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: bayouranger

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?


28 posted on 08/27/2011 12:30:36 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: bayouranger

Do you suppose Mexicans ever wonder what ;life would be like for them if they didn’t share a border with the US?


29 posted on 08/27/2011 1:33:18 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

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.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 2:57:50 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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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.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 3:57:14 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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