Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More 'prominent' news on the Mexican drug fiasco

Top-shelf reporting courtesy of CNN's hard working journalists, which struggle night and day to bring you unbiased facts on the the drug war in Mexico. Let me sum this up for you:
President Obama on Tuesday vowed to invest the resources. . .blah blah blah. . ."We are going to continue to monitor the situation". . .blah blah. . .praised the efforts of Mexican President Felipe Calderon to counter drug cartels. . .blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah. . . illegal guns and cash do not flow from north of the Rio Grande to the cartels in Mexico.
Wait, WHAT!!!

Relax, I took that out of context. That's what they should be saying, or at least doing cursory research into where machine guns, mortars, M72 LAWs, or hand grenades are coming from, but that's not going to happen.

The same big box news agencies that give excellent coverage of Iraq, celebrity sex scandals, and the day to day occurrences of our awesome government that is in no way corrupt will also continue to bring you the exact same information on illegal arms smuggling into Mexico as they did last year, all from the comfort of Washington. I mean, there's absolutely nothing that could be gained by sending investigative journalists to Mexico to find out where the cartels are getting the explosives to make IEDs or .50 caliber Browning Heavy Machine Guns. Why do that when they can count on the expert advise from such prominent places such as the Brady Campaign, which has a crack team of, like, a dozen people that have knowledge of such things because the person the group was named after was shot with a .22.

Those who have not been shot have no authority on this subject, so CNN does not need to consult with anyone else.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think CNN should send Christianne Amanpoor to the border region. Give her a big windbreaker with "DEA" printed on it. And let her investigate Mexican crime. I am sure she would soon find herself in the midst of gun violence. Can't be certain if she would be shot at by federales or narco-traffickers or alien smugglers, but at least she'll be shot at.

Your idea about really investigating who arms Mexican criminals is a good one. Our own government should investigate this. Probably already have. Too bad it's politically incorrect to talk about Mexico's inherent corruption - both their military and their government.