Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please Make Up Your Mind

Poor Columbus, New Mexico. Back in 1916, frustrated by, among other things, his inability to secure a steady flow of firearms from the US, Pancho Villa crossed the border and raided the town - which, unfortunately for him, was home to a 300-man US Cavalry garrison. Eighteen Americans and 80 of Villa's men died in the fighting, making it the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil prior to Sept. 11, 2001.

So on the 95th anniversary of the raid, the town's mayor, police chief and nine others sought to make things right by finally arranging for an enormous cache of firearms - AK-47-type "ICE Breaker" pistols and American Tactical 9mm pistols, 1,580 rounds of 7.62 ammunition and 30 high-capacity magazines - to be smuggled into Mexico...and what thanks do they get? Oh, nothing much - just an 84-count federal indictment.  And the Mexicans are of course outraged at the disclosure.

Running guns from Columbus into Mexico: damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

1 comment: said...

They are damned if they do or don't. I would like to hope some future narco wannabes are reading the news, if they could only read.