The US Apologizer In Chief went to Mexico yesterday and told them that most Mexican guns came from the US. While it is true that Obama and John Holder have given thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords, the fact is that the vast majority of Mexican guns are from Eastern Europe.
You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.
— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.
— CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.
— California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”
— William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”
There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one:
It’s just not true.
In fact, it’s not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.
The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S. | Fox News
Looks like he is headed out on his second term apology tour. He appears determined to destroy the Bill of Rights before the 2014 election.
Second term lying tour. The left should have a permanent polygraph machine incorporated into their bodies complete with a red light on top of their heads so the light goes off when they’re lying. No need for street lighting anymore because the streets would always be bathed in a red glow after dark. Could be troublesome for their spouses trying to sleep at night though because their dreams would have the light going off all night long in their sleep.
The left already has such a built-in polygraph machine – THEIR LIPS AND MOUTHS – when their lips are moving they are lying.
The crime of betraying one’s country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
The action of betraying someone or something.
treachery – betrayal – perfidy – disloyalty – sellout
Nearly 100% of weapons used to kill Afghan and Pakistani civilians come from the US. Maybe they should go on a tour there.
100% of all statistics cited by leftists are made up on the spot. Retard.
That region, actually most of the entire world is flooded with SKS and Kalashnikov and related weapons out of Soviet empire nations and China and her surrogates.
What kind of sicko tries to pin this one on us? Oh, you did.
Lefty myths never die. They never even fade away.
The left has figured out that they don’t even have to yield to facts. They can create ony reality through pure media muscle.
Obama is for arming everyone else but law abiding US citizens.
The New York Times reported that the Obama Administration “secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar” in 2011 and that “Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants.” These rebels stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans, in a major foreign policy scandal that continues to this day. It was the reason for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing featuring the Rand Paul-Hillary Clinton exchange.
It’s true that the paper claimed the U.S. was somewhat caught off-guard by the arms going into the hands of anti-American jihadists. But that is hard to believe, considering that Qatar, the sponsor of “Terror TV” Channel Al Jazeera, is a close ally of the Obama Administration. The administration has approved the entry of “Al Jazeera America” into the U.S. media market, even though Qatar evaded the law requiring federal approval of a foreign acquisition of a U.S. company that has national security implications. Obama’s Department of Justice refuses to enforce the law that requires Al Jazeera programs to be labeled as foreign propaganda when aired in the U.S.
Any notion that all of this is happening by accident has been undermined by an additional report from the Times that the CIA was using Turkey and “a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood” to send weapons to Islamists fighting the regime in Syria. The weapons were being “paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” the paper reported.
By ignoring these facts, which have not been disputed, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is playing a role in the current controversy and scandal which is comparable to what the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) did in regard to U.S. policy toward China in the 1940s. The IPR was an unofficial arm of the State Department which facilitated the Communist takeover of China in 1949. The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee found the IPR to be “an instrument of Communist policy, propaganda and military intelligence.”
CAP can be said to be an unofficial arm of the State Department that is facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of such countries as Egypt, Libya, and Syria. The evidence shows that the administration is working hand-in-glove with avowed enemies of the United States. As bad as this is, the jihadists getting U.S. support through Turkey and Qatar will eventually turn their attention to the U.S. homeland, setting the stage for another 9/11 attack. When they do so, the new “Al Jazeera America” will be their mouthpiece, in the same way that Al Jazeera ran a story describing the Mali terrorists as “gentle.”
In fact, the kidnapping and murder of three Americans by al-Qaeda terrorists in Mali is clearly another manifestation of this policy because the arms the U.S. helped send to the “rebels” in Libya may have been used by these same terrorists to kill the American hostages.
It is in this context that Rand Paul asked Hillary Clinton, “…it’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is, the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”
Clinton responded, “Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And I will see what information is available and…”
Paul interjected, “You’re saying you don’t know?”
Clinton: “I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.”
This is stonewalling of the worst kind. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State and has to be knowledgeable of the policy that she is helping to implement.
There was a time, as noted, when Congress had committees and subcommittees which examined the betrayal of American interests by investigating domestic groups like the IPR. Today, the Center for American Progress openly pushes the same agenda as the Muslim Brotherhood and other enemies of the United States and members of Congress have no way to officially question what they are doing and why.
Except for a few members such as Senator Paul, Congress is asleep at the switch, unable or unwilling to even question the ongoing betrayal. Indeed, Rep. Michael McCaul, the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has been silent regarding the illegal Al Jazeera purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV.
All the more reason to secure the border, and prosecute those who planned/allowed Operation Fast & Furious, if the left wants to use their distorted “facts.”
There will never be a prosecution since the Dept of Justice is appointed by the White House. The only remote chance would be congressional hearings and it doesn’t look like they want to rock the boat. And the MSM has been gelded when it comes to criticising the White House.
Lying has become a trade mark of politics: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-talking-points_720543.html
Do you remember the mess with the CIA and someone first when he took the reigns?
someone who first when he took the reigns?
Wait till Wednesday’s testimonies… It’ll make you think it’s a been “Chicago Style” mafia ordeal with media paid backup…
No doubt. Will anything change or any hope of it! 😆 Foreward! err something….
It’s a mess and and it’s only going to get worse.
Hey Me! I cannot remember if you asked me about Schmidt’s appearance on Stossel, a number of folks did, but it is available now… (JIC)…