The President of Mexico is demanding an apology, along with some answers. He wants an investigation to find out who besides Eric Holder in Barack Obama’s administration was responsible for running guns into Mexico. Everybody knows that “Fast and Furious” rapidly deteriorated into “Bungle in the Jungle.” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asks, “how could this be? A government that invades in this way, that flagrantly violates sovereignty, international laws?”
Obama sanctioned the ‘invasion’ of Mexico
To Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, what Barack Obama and Eric Holder did seems to be “a violation of our sovereignty.” In other words, it was an invasion. “Mexicans were killed with these weapons,” he declares. Guns linked to the Fast and Furious program were tied to more than 200 bloody murders, after El Chapo got a shipment. Then there was the terror attack in Garland, Texas. Some weapons even found their way into use by ISIS.
If the reports he is hearing are true, López Obrador scolded on Friday, then Barack Obama owes him an apology. “There is still time for the U.S. to apologize,” he suggests. Still he wants to get to the bottom of it. “We have to shine light on this so that an action of this type will never be carried out again.”
Mexico’s Minister for Foreign Affairs confirms that a formal diplomatic note has been dispatched to Washington, formally requesting all the information uncovered by investigations into the debacle.
The guns walked right into the hands of El Chapo
Barack Obama’s disastrous “Gunwalking” scheme let arms, including a .50 caliber rifle, designed for use against armored personnel vehicles, walk right across the border into the hands of El Chapo. The scheme cooked up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives did more to help the cartels than stop them.
For two years, starting in 2009, The ATF’s Phoenix Field Division allowed the “illegal sale of approximately 2,000 firearms.” The idea was to watch where they went. All of the weapons immediately vanished. Ever since, they have been turning up one by one at crime scenes. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of the guns in 2010.
Mexico’s president is on a crusade to stamp out corruption in his own government and he found out that the only way his officials were able to get away with murder is because they had help from U.S. law enforcement. It’s not surprising that once again the rats were caught guarding the cheese. Not only did Eric Holder and the ATF botch Fast and Furious, the CIA, FBI, and DEA have been allegedly conspiring with Mexico’s Garcia Luna. The corrupt security minister was arrested at the end of last year in Texas, on charges of bribery and drug trafficking.
President Lopez Obrador insists that he wants to do his friend, President Donald Trump, “a favor” by warning him of the corruption in the U.S. exposed by the arrest of Garcia Luna.