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Devuélvase al remitente

24 August 2010

(Sombrero tip to Secret History)

Maybe with the Bicentennial of the nation and the Centennial of the Revolution coming up it was just a premature re-enactment of the Battle of Juarez  (8-11 May 1911) when Texans paid

Via Secret History: ""A safe and comfortable place to view a Mexican Revolution." The roof garden of the El Paso del Norte Hotel was just one of the many buildings which provided a ringside seat to the Mexican Revolution (El Paso County Historical Society.)"

good money to watch a gun battle in Ciudad Juarez that got a little out of hand … but Texas Governor Rick Perry is not one to let a “spillover violence” incident pass as a chance to act like an idiot (Come to think of it, it isn’t an act),

Boz is pretty much singing the same tune I do about this:

For the second time in two months, a stray bullet from a gun battle in Ciudad Juarez has crossed the border and hit a building in El Paso. This led to the following quote from Texas Governor Perry:

It’s time for Washington to stop the rhetoric and immediately deploy a significance force of personnel and resources to the border.

Unless Governor Perry plans on using National Guard soldiers as human shields (which would be an unpopular policy), I don’t see how more people standing on the US side of the border will stop stray bullets from flying over. It would seem that aid for Mexico and cracking down on Texas gun dealers who are selling weapons and ammunition that are being illegally exported to Mexican cartels would be more likely to help with that specific problem.

As a side note, in spite of being within bullet range of Ciudad Juarez, El Paso is one of the safest cities in the US this year.

By the way, the bullet in question doesn’t appear to have been anything available for sale legally in Mexico, nor fired from any weapon legally sold, which makes me wonder exactly where it came?

Here’s a clue… bilingual at that:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 August 2010 1:14 pm

    I laughed and laughed. Thanks for making my day…Johan

  2. 25 August 2010 8:43 am

    No me vas a “linkiar,” cuate?

  3. 25 August 2010 9:42 pm

    Ok, that title had me laughing in that translated-song titles-sound-so corny kind of way.

    But seriously, stopping the traffic of money and guns would be way more beneficial than just sending lots of troops to try and keep both the drugs and violence on the Mexican side of the border.

  4. 27 August 2010 7:51 am

    Gracias, MexFiles.

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