Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Guns of Mexico

A bit more on the Mexican drug-cartel's weaponry.

According to one Mexican official, 150,000 Mexican soldiers have defected in the last year, taking their government-issued M-16s with them. Those guns are ending up in the hands of drug dealers. The U.S. is also continually sending more money and arms to Mexico to support President Calderon’s military crackdown on the drug trade, but we send all of that aid knowing the high rate of defection among both soldiers and Mexican police officers, and the high rate of corruption and high percentage of Mexican officials on the cartels’ payrolls

In other words, a large number of full-auto M-16's are, indeed, shipped from the USA. However, they are 'liberated' from the Mexican Army by deserters, who sell them to the cartels.

Oh, yah.

HT: Agitator

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