Mexico Erects Sign Blaming America for its Gun Violence
It's hard to miss the message here:
President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico.
The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
Calderon said the billboard’s letters were made with weapons seized by local, state and federal authorities.
“Dear friends of the United States, Mexico needs your help to stop this terrible violence that we’re suffering,” Calderon said in English during the unveiling ceremony.
“The best way to do this is to stop the flow of automatic weapons into Mexico,” he added.
Before unveiling the billboard, Calderon supervised the destruction of more than 7,500 automatic rifles and handguns at a military base in Ciudad Juarez.
Question for Calderon: Why isn't this sign written in Chinese or Russian and facing the Pacific? The vast majority of Mexico's automatic weapons aren't coming from the US. They're coming from arms dealers in China and from Eastern Europe, and from points south of Mexico.
Of the ones that did come from the US, thousands were part of Fast and Furious. So maybe the sign is directed at Eric Holder?
That leads to my second question for Calderon: Were any of the gun crushed to make that sign, Fast and Furious guns? Do you destroy any Fast and Furious evidence just to make an idiotic point against innocent Americans?