Obama’s Dog and Pony Show in Mexico
By: Jim Kouri, CPP
During his first visit to Mexico,President Barack Obama is not expected to address the burning issue of illegal aliens and immigration, but he will push the US Senate to ratify a Latin American arms trafficking treaty.
The controversial treaty was originally signed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1997 but was not ratified by the Republican-led Senate.
According to White House officials, the arms trafficking treaty would help to curtail guns and ammo trafficking that allegedly threatens regional security.
American gun-control advocates claim that Obama’s compliance with President Calderon’s wishes to have the treaty ratified is meant to prove that the US is serious about confronting a security threat on its doorstep.
“This is a symbolic remedy to a very real problem. While they talk about guns and how to control guns, I’m not hearing much about illegal aliens — especially criminal aliens — pouring into the US,” said political strategist Mike Baker.
The Obama visit to Mexico is being touted by the White House and their news media supporters as the President confronting a national security threat on America’s own doorstep. But rather than confronting the real threats to the American people — criminal aliens, Mexican gangs and violence, etc. — President Obama is accused by some of using the fear being generated in US border states to backdoor his true agenda: disarming American citizens.
While visiting Mexico City on Thursday, Obama emphasized US-Mexico cooperation, but the White House released agenda highlights the fact that most of the focus will be on environmental issues, such as clean energy, and the current economic crisis. .
The long-ignored drug-related violence in Mexico is now spilling into the US. Mexico is the primary supplier of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs entering the US. On the other hand, in order to placate the Mexican government, Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have often blamed the United States for supplying the guns used in Mexico’s drug-related killings. However, neither the White House or the State Department have supplied the statistics to backup their allegation.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press conference that consultations with Mexico are “not about pointing fingers, it’s about solving a problem: What can we do to prevent the flow of guns and cash south that fuel these cartels?”
Close to 10,500 people have been killed on the Mexico-side of the border. The majority of these killings are drug-related. The State Department says contract killings and kidnappings on U.S. soil, carried out by Mexican drug cartels, are on the rise too.
While many observers agree that the violence in Mexico is an important issue, they are not happy with the overall agenda of the Obama Administration and both houses of the US Congress.
“Rather than deal with the problem is illegal aliens — many with criminal records — entering the US, Obama and his minions are worried about contraband being smuggled from the US into Mexico,” said Mike Baker.
“[Secretary] Hillary Clinton claimed that 95 percent of the weapons being used by the drug gangs were obtained from the US, but I haven’t seen one iota of evidence to backup that claim,” Baker added.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. If you wish to receive Kouri’s emailed law enforcement and intelligence reports, write to him at COPmagazine@aol.com. Simply write “Free Subscription” on the subject line.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.