Apparently Felipe Calderon, the largely ineffectual President of the failed state of Mexico is feeling his machismo in the wake of the accommodating response by President Obama and the Congressional Democrats to his recent jabbering rant in DC about Arizona’s new immigration laws.
Like so many Mexicans he seems to believe that the United States is Atzlan’s La Provincia del Norte.
The Mexican Embassy to the United States has released A statement of their demands and expectations for the use of our National Guard soldiery within our borders:
Washington D.C, May 25th, 2010
Regarding the Administration’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard servicemen to the US Southern border, the Government of Mexico trusts that this decision will help to channel additional US resources to enhance efforts to prevent the illegal flows of weapons and bulk cash into Mexico, which provide organized crime with its firepower and its ability to corrupt.
Additionally, the Government of Mexico expects that National Guard personnel will strengthen US operations in the fight against transnational organized crime that operates on both sides of our common border and that it will not, in accordance to its legal obligations, conduct activities directly linked to the enforcement of immigration laws.
Mexico is determined to continue working on its side of the border to enhance the security and well-being of border communities, and to deter and dismantle organized crime and its links to drug trafficking and human smuggling.
As part of our joint strategy in the fight against transnational organized crime, there are actions that our two governments have undertaken together, and there are other measures taken independently by Mexico and by the US within their respective territories. In this regard, the Mexican Government fully respects the sovereign decisions of the US Government, but underscores that joint responsibility must continue to underpin our joint efforts in rolling-back transnational organized crime operating on both sides of the border.
Firstly – it is rarely, if ever, a good idea for the government of one nation to attempt to dictate to another sovereign state how they will deploy and use their own troops within in their own borders to secure that border. This is especially true of any attempt to dictate such terms to a nation that can, at whim or will, raze your country to the ground and has certain empirical reasons for doing so already.
Secondly – The Mexican government has already failed. The cartels control more of the country than the government does and are filled with members of the Mexican army who decided that outright banditry and the drug trade were more profitable than the normal graft and corruption commonplace in Mexico. The Mexican government’s only hope of survival is US intervention. It’s just plain stupid to piss off the people who you need to save your filthy asses.
Third and finally – Felipe’s head is swelling up too big for his sombrero if he think he has right or privilege to speak to his betters in that fashion or to have his subordinates do so for him. He need to correct that failing pronto before an American decides to let the gas out of his head with .338 Lapua or .50 BMG round.
Mantenga sus ojos abiertos. Viaje ligero pero pesado de carga, y siempre dicho de otra bala en el enemigo una vez que estás abajo. 😉