Skip to comments.About That Mexican President’s Nazi Talk Against Trump…
Posted on 03/09/2016 9:20:20 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
--SNIP-- But thats less relevant than the fact that its suddenly Mexico lecturing the U.S. about Nazis, as if they ever had anything to be proud of in their participation in the war to end Naziism in World War II. Fact is, its the United States and its great power allies that rid the world of Naziism, at a cost of 400,000 U.S. men and a massive outlay of government treasure.
Mexico stayed out as a neutral, but was fairly cozy with the Hitlerites. President Lazaro Cardenas was quite willing to sell oil expropriated from U.S. companies to keep the lights on in Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany in fact was Mexicos top customer.
It was only at the tail end of the war, when everyone knew what the outcome would be, that Mexico cast its lot with the allies, sharing in a victory it had very little role in winning.
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I take it that Monica didn’t study history in college. Perhaps she should find a society page to edit instead of writing on subjects where she has no knowledge and no copy editor to keep her from embarrassing herself.
“Mexico stayed out as a neutral,”
In a country where state-facilitated organized crime groups dissolve human bodies in acid, Pena knows of what he speaks when referencing Naziesque behavior.
Not true. Mexico declared war on Germany in May 1942, just six months after the U.S. did.
As related in The Wind That Swept Mexico, a remarkable history of the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath, when President Camacho addressed the crowd in the Zocalo from the Presidential Palace and said that Mexico had entered the war, there was cheering and wild excitement. However, as he continued on and it became clear that Mexico was fighting with and not against the U.S., the crowd became confused and sullen.
They declared "war" to keep the US off their back and because one of their oil tankers was torpedoed (probably by accident).
That declaration resulted in a pot load of free US provided equipment, mostly used to protect out bound tankers and utterly not threatened Mexican coastline.
Finally, in late 1945, one squadron of US funded, US trained, US equipped, US transported and sustained Mexican airmen flew for a total of less than three months' light combat out of the Philippines (because their government wanted to be involved with people they could relate to).
IIRC, they suffered no combat casualties and no air to air combat, but were made heroes when they returned home.
By the way; "Aztec Eagles" harkens directly to "Aztlan", which we know all too well today.
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