Open Thread: Update on Mexican Drug War: Gun Running from U.S. Suppliers
Originally posted 2009-03-10 12:18:12 -0500. This story is getting really interesting. It was originally posted by Jim. I am adding a new report and with Jim's OK turning it into today's Open Thread.
New Today. President Obama has rejected Texas Governor Rick Perry's calls for US troops to be placed on the US/Mexican Border. See report by Todd Gillman today, in the Dallas Morning News.
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CBS Evening News: Gun Runners Send Thousands Of Weapons From The U.S. To Mexico, Fueling That Country's Drug Wars
In Phoenix Monday, a gun dealer went on trial for supplying assault rifles to Mexican drug gangs who are locked in a bloody war with authorities -- and each other. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on a case that's being watched closely in both the United States, and in Mexico.
In the escalating drug war south of the border, Mexican cartels supply the drugs, but the guns largely come from the United States.
"Firearms trafficking to Mexico is a huge problem," says Phoenix ATF agent William Newell. "Drugs go north, guns come south." >>>>>>>>>More
Gunrunning Across The Border In the continuing drug war in Mexico, the assault weapons they use such as AK-47s and 50 caliber rifles are largely coming from U.S. traffickers at a rate of 2,000 a day. Ben Tracy reports.
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