Mexican troops find weapons, marijuana

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Where is da numbers

AOL

#2 Mar 26, 2009
More weapons!
How about the serial numbers with ATF indications on the source!!
We hear of the huge numbers but not many utterances as to city/dealer source and that is viwed with suspicion.
The last release indicated manufactured in US, no big deal, they're distributed world wide!!
Remington, Winchester ,etc are around a LONG time, where is the proof they were smuggled through the US southern border.
Just the facts folks.
citizen

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 26, 2009
All this crap about guns in Mexico coming from the U.S. is a completely different agenda. No where will you see where they were bought. If they were sold in the U.S. they will be records. If I went to the sporting goods store and bought 10 AKs or SKSs you can bet ATF will be knocking on my door. If Mr. Holder or Hillery knows The large amounts of guns that are shipped to Mexico are coming from here, lets see some arrests. Most likely that won't happen because they are large campaign contribitor.
Just the Facts Mam

United States

#4 Mar 26, 2009
Hey, this story is long overdue. Instead of pointing fingers, let's praise the mexican army for reporting a find like this. The former corrupt police squad would not have reported this catch and kept the weapons and drugs for themselves. It seems that since the army has increased its presence, those coward drug dealers have gone into hiding. They're probably going to shift to another town with less presence for the meantime, then when the mexican army leaves Juarez, they'll come back out of their hole, or from under the rock that they're hiding under.
Just the Facts Mam

United States

#5 Mar 26, 2009
citizen wrote:
All this crap about guns in Mexico coming from the U.S. is a completely different agenda. No where will you see where they were bought. If they were sold in the U.S. they will be records. If I went to the sporting goods store and bought 10 AKs or SKSs you can bet ATF will be knocking on my door. If Mr. Holder or Hillery knows The large amounts of guns that are shipped to Mexico are coming from here, lets see some arrests. Most likely that won't happen because they are large campaign contribitor.
Hey Citizen, have you ever bought a firearm at a gun show? There's no limit, there's no 5-day waiting period and there's no driver's license check. Why wouldn't you think that they are NOT coming from the USA? Every card carrying NRA patriot knows this, why are you trying to smoke this particular issue? You should stick to the cartoon blogs instead.
pol

El Paso, TX

#6 Mar 26, 2009
You will not see Mexico provide serial number on assault type weapons. To do so would only implicate themselves as a vast majority of the weapons the cartels are using can only come from the Mexican Military's and Police armory's which we (US Gov) just happened to supply to them.
Colleen McCool

Killeen, TX

#7 Mar 26, 2009
Blessings to all poor souls living in a militarized zone.

Users have been around for eons with out this bloodletting except during the first "Noble" experiment.

This unconscionable bloodshed is on the hands of leadership as much as those who pulled the trigger or did the actual butchering and torturing. It is a policy created problem. Remember alcohol prohibition which brought daily headlines of police and political corruption as well as bloody massacres! Not learning from past mistakes is a serious flaw in reasoning, unwanted in leaders.
https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/1...

Across America paramilitary drug raids trigger violence rather than lessen the risk. It is called, "Overkill" to use such force on a nonviolent health problem. http://www.cato.org/raidmap/
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php...

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is having hearings on the violence in Mexico. Please send them a REPEAL the new prohibition message. It is really misleading to call it a drug war or drug fueled violence. The horrific carnage is triggered by the new prohibition and fueled by official lawlessness. http://oversight.house.gov/contact/
mexican deporter

San Antonio, TX

#8 Mar 26, 2009
mexicans are too illiterate and retarded to know what serial numbers are
SOB

Ashburn, VA

#9 Mar 26, 2009
Strange how no criminals are caught, only guns and dope. Makes you wonder if the Cartel is being tipped off by someone on the "inside." If you don't get to the root of the problem, you won't fix the problem. The problem is not guns and dope, it's the Cartel members. They'll go get more guns and more dope. We could fix the problem but Mexico doesn't want us to, they just want us to send money. I say we need to forget about them and take care of our own citizens in El Paso.
TimesEditor

El Paso, TX

#12 Mar 26, 2009
Extra Firm wrote:
Seems like El Chuco Times has become El Diario de Juaritos. I'm not trying to say anything, just sayin'.........
Well say this,"besame el culo"...
ex el pasoan

United States

#13 Mar 26, 2009
Just the Facts Mam wrote:
Hey, this story is long overdue. Instead of pointing fingers, let's praise the mexican army for reporting a find like this. The former corrupt police squad would not have reported this catch and kept the weapons and drugs for themselves. It seems that since the army has increased its presence, those coward drug dealers have gone into hiding. They're probably going to shift to another town with less presence for the meantime, then when the mexican army leaves Juarez, they'll come back out of their hole, or from under the rock that they're hiding under.
Great Point. gotta give credit where due.
OutInTheWestTexa sTown

El Paso, TX

#14 Mar 26, 2009
What happens to the confiscated drugs and firearms and ammo?
Does it revert right back into the hands of the cartel?
How about reporting on this EPT and please just the facts, if you cannot get them then simply say so and leave it at that.
from the front lines

AOL

#17 Mar 26, 2009
The claims of thousands of weapons smuggled daily squeezes reality a bit. If fact, just a little towards fiction.

The Mexicam Military and Law enforcent agencies are customers of many of the US weapons manufacturers. In fact, MANY OF THE SOLDIERS HAVE US MILITARY TRAINING!

WHERE HAS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE?
BACKFIRED TRAINING...

As they lost control to the ZETAS, now the US is being blamed for providing the weapons. A great line if you can follow it.

FINGER POINTING AT BEST.

In Arizona there was a recent arrest tossed by A judge due to no evidence about a dealer said to be involved. Well, if there is NO US conviction, can we really trust a community (MEXICAN ACCUSATIONS) having as its basis,CORRUPTION?

Having seen first hand the political quagmire in this county ( el paso); the sitting Congressman Reyes has a daughter who sold to Border Patrol faulty cameras, hindering confidence in the camera program and hurting public safety.

The local politicans want an open border, who do they represent?

The gaps in the yet unfinished fence measure miles in width, they are a testimony to the local goals, commerce at all costs...

THE LOCAL COUNTY ATTORNEY FILED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO STOP THE FENCE CONSTRUCTION....

WHO DOES HE REPRESENT?

Certainly not the interest of public safety nor National Security.
OutInTheWestTexa sTown

El Paso, TX

#20 Mar 27, 2009
The county attorney is representing the majority of the population in this city.
Attempting to stop the federal govt. in it's goal to build a fence is an act of impeeding the govt. and should be treated as a traitorist act.
But that is why El Paso has such a poor economy, few high paying jobs which require educated people to fill them.
The puppeteers don't want an educated society in El Paso, otherwise they would loose power and enfluence. Many of these puppeteers are business men and women in Juarez and the mentality and cultural precepts are what are driving this town.
When are we as a whole going to stop this kind of monopoly and the strangulation of our future?

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