Skip to comments.Obama: Americans 'Are Root Cause of Violence That's Been Happening Here in Mexico'
Posted on 05/07/2013 2:52:55 AM PDT by IbJensen
(US President Barack gestures as he speaks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Friday, May 3, 2013.)
(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama, speaking in Mexico City on Friday, said the United States is responsible for much of the crime and violence in Mexico because of the demand for drugs and the illegal smuggling of guns across the southern border.
He told the crowd, We understand that the root cause of violence thats been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States. He later added, We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.
Obama acknowledged the illegal smuggling of guns into Mexico by American criminals, but did not mention the Justice Departments Operation Fast and Furious that allowed the flow of about 2,000 U.S. guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the weapons from the DOJ gun walking program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
In the United States, we understand our responsibilities. We understand that the root cause of violence thats been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States, Obama said. So weve got to continue to make progress on that front.
Obama opposes legalizing drugs, but wants to approach the matter beyond just law enforcement.
Ive been asked, and I honestly do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer, the president said. But I do believe that a comprehensive approach, not just law enforcement, but education and prevention and treatment, thats what we have to do. Were going to have to stay at it, because of the lives of our children and the futures of our nations depend on it.
He went on to talk about Americas role in fueling gun violence in Mexico and pledged to the Mexican people to push harder for gun control in his own country, referencing the Second Amendment.
We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States, Obama said. I think many of you know that in America, the Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. As president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.
But at the same time, as Ive said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people that can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. Its the right thing to do, he said.
Well keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. Well keep putting these criminals where they belong, behind bars, the president added.
Last month, an Obama-backed gun control measure for stricter background checks failed to pass the democratically controlled Senate.
Obama dares to blame us? What a phony and a liar , who continually blames America for ALL the world ills, as he apologizes for the existance of America as he did on his Middle East Trip in his crusade to prove he hates this nation, and there is no doubt about that, as he called this nation "Arrogant (his words) America".
Massive acts of civil disobedience could bring this scum down and out of the White Hut. He is a disgrace to America and humanity!
well.. not entirely inaccurate.
it was the American administration that GAVE thousands of automatic weapons to mexican drug lords... which went on to wipe out and terrorize whole villages
is he admitting to his culpability in fast & furious / gun-walker?
what about cash-walker? is he ready to come clean on that one?
Hey, Barry, if this country sucks so much, then why don’t you get the **** out and never come back?
Well technically he is right. Mexico is part of North America and Mexicans are the ones causing the violence. So Americans are the ones. Guess what Hussein? Canadians are Americans too.
Said the "Dope Smoking", "Cocaine Snorting" President.
The man is a spineless coward that will say one thing to your face with a smile then stab you in the back. The Mexicans clearly see him for what he is and don’t trust him either but they’ll take any goodies he’s willing to give them. Sadly he doesn’t realize that people with discernment see right through him and ont trust him. Truly he is not a man of respect.
Judging by the push for Rubio-Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty...and the refusal to impeach Obama for Fast n Furious...sounds like the GOP agree with Obama on this
Why doesn’t he just stay in Mexico then?
The man is a spineless coward that will say one thing to your face with a smile then stab you in the back. The Mexicans clearly see him for what he is and dont trust him either but theyll take any goodies hes willing to give them. Sadly he doesnt realize that people with discernment see right through him and don’t trust him. Truly he is not a man of respect.
What a joke of a president this person is.
A man who hates America and says so every time he goes somewhere to speak.
It’s no wonder he appoints incompetents, bankrupts us, and wants to give America to the Mexicans.
If he was speaking for Holder and ‘Hisself’.....that would make sense.
of course he is not...he blames America FIRST for everything.
If American drug use is the “root cause” of Mexican misery and violence, then Obama and the Left is the root cause of American misery that precipitate drug use (not to mention the source of Mexican weapons that cause the violence).
The pResident of the USA said this in another country?! Sounds like treason to me. When are the impeachment hearings going to start!?
Holder and Obama flooded Mexico with illegal weapons directed to the cartels. Holder, under obamas direction, continues America’s irrational WOD driving up the price of drugs giving the cartels their huge profits. Last, Obama refuses to secure the borders allowing any and all manner of Mexican criminal to travel here freely.
Yes, Obi, Americans contribute to Mexico’s crime problem. Specifically you and Holder violate the laws of both countries.
Second Tuesday of next week.
A completely true statement. Just as true is that at least 52% of American voters lack that discernment, and that's portends doom.
A completely true statement. Just as true is that at least 52% of American voters lack that discernment, and that portends doom.
abc - univision mexican news article
school children at birthday party gunned down with fast and furious weapons
THE BLOOD IN THE STREETS IS ON THIS ADMINISTRATIONS HANDS
After all, Mexico has a history of being such a peaceful and prosperous culture ...... superior to the uS, really
That’s why they coming here by the tens of millions, to change us for the better ...
those gangs- all the gringo fault
Actually, American drug laws are the major contributor to the problem in Mexico. That is what created the huge and highly lucrative market for the narcos in Colombia and Mexico. The USA as a source of guns is trivial because the guns will come from somewhere. Many originate north of the border but the narcos get them from Mexican government arsenals and they get plenty of AKS and other Russian designed guns from the copiously flowing pipeline that is available to any group with the money. The American contribution, other than those guns that are stolen or bought from the Mexican army, seem to be largely direct contributions from the US government in such people-to-people aid programs as Fast & Furious.
Pontificate away, Barry.
Your time is almost up.
Drip, drip, drip. Benghazi.
Remember,Mexico...good fences make good neighbors.Most people in the US (apart from Osama Obama & Pals) think Mexico is a bad neighbor.Some in Mexico...perhaps even most..think that *we* are a bad neighbor.Let's build that wall and things will be fine...for *both* nations.
Exactly... FUbo and your slut mommy.
What's absolutely infuriating is that halfrican piece of filth spewing its vile TREASON outside our borders instead of occuping the traitor's noose it so justly deserves.
Dear President Asshole. Please pack your golf clubs and Che posters and move out of this country that you hate so much. Everybody will be happier all around.
“Of course I inhaled.... isn’t that the point?” (press giggles)
He is hoping for amnesty to become a citizen.
Fast and Furious. Connect the dots.
People get high because it's there, not because they have to or go out of their way to procure drugs.
Alcohol works just fine and, again IMO (only), I'm not so sure there IS a craving for drugs.
Maybe zero likes his coke, but we in fly-over are, for the most part, too tired or committed to something else (like .. y'know .. a job, barry .. ) to really be such a massive consumer.
One more while I'm at it .... The oh zees I see the kids buy today last a week or more 'cause they're so damned expensive. Usually they cop enough to pass a few doobies around the campfire before gettin' laid.
There really IS no drug demand/problem in America, and if they stopped comin' in, we'd not give a rat's ass one way or another.
Oh, I didn’t realize the Apology Tour had started it’s second leg.
Has this DIC (dictator in chief) ever said anything nice about the USA?
No. The scumbag has never said anything positive about the nation a gaggle of imbeciles who elected him president so he could continually bad mouth America.
It’s time Americans engaged in civil disobedience to the extent that this weasely communist would have to step down and get his one-way ticket out of this country.
Fumigate the White Hut and elect an American to head this nation on a direction that will clean up the mess left by this Marxist fool.
An expansion of the death penalty is a sure fire remedy for the elimination of the drug culture. Kidnapping, murder and rape, et al, should be reason for public hanging.
The disgusting problem is that a jackass like this can rise from a community agitator to president thanks to the corrupt political system.
Barky the dog eater is absolutely, next to Hillary Klinton and her husband thingy, the most boring public speakers. How the leftist, millionaire imbeciles see genius in their content and delivery is one of life’s great mysteries.
Then there’s Al Bore.
For one who donated to his campaign and then voted for him, it is a source of great irritation that Rubio will not reply to correspondence directed to him that is critical.
An example is this damned stupid immigration bullshit that he and his Democrat pal hammered together. I told him what I thought about it and will never hear from him on this issue.
SuperMegaGiantSized DITTO on that. !!!!!
Barry should just pack his bags and go home.
This creep is wholly unworthy of being an American. He hates America almost as much as I hate him.
I cannot think of a single human being who I detest more than this treasonous bastard.
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And Mexicans are kidnapping young women and holding them captive for years here in America.
Yes, I’d seen that news, thanks KL .. OUTstanding display of integrity !