Mexican cartel guns coming from Central America, not USA

Howard Nemerov posts at the Tatler,
U.S. admits that Mexican cartels get military weaponry from Central America

Here’s a breaking story that’s only reported by Central American media and Fox.

“The most fearsome weapons wielded by Mexico’s drug cartels enter the country from Central America, not the United States, according to U.S. diplomatic cables disseminated by WikiLeaks and published here Tuesday by La Jornada newspaper.”

Inventory includes grenades and rocket launchers, necessary items for beating the Mexican army.

This corroborates an LA Times report from early 2009, which catalogued “hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets…”

The U.S. still blames American gun owners, by asserting that American guns “fuel” Mexico’s drug war. Even President Obama asserts: “More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States.”

“More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States”? That, of course is not the case. Stratfor looked at the data,

Mexico's Gun Supply and the 90 Percent Myth

Last month I posted

The Stratfor report looks at the types of weapons and their sources. Go read the rest of the report – but the bottom line is this: “it is important to recognize that, while the United States is a significant source of certain classes of weapons and ammunition, it is by no means the source of 90 percent of the weapons used by the Mexican cartels, as is commonly asserted.”

However, Stratfor is not alone – FactCheck.org, back in 2009, was doing the same, along with the LA Times.

UPDATED
Also in 2009, Warner Todd Hudson.

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