Tuesday, April 14, 2009
More Big Lies:Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun
Several semi-auto Barrett light 50's have already been seized in Mexico (as they are equally floating around in the Balkans) and the Mexican Police even have them on display in their captured weapons museum, but like the mythical "assault weapon", these have now morphed into "anti-aircraft machineguns"(?)...Firearms scholars know that the .50 BMG round was originally designed for use against thin skinned tanks of the world war one era (1917?!) and quickly became obsolete for that task at the end of that war...Arnold banned them in California, even though a .50 has never been used in a crime, so they must be "bad", right? (Did Feinstien tell him they could shoot through their armored VIP Limousines?). Here we have more media scare tactics/mind control/obfuscation & lies at work...
Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A woman was arrested guarding an arsenal that included an anti-aircraft machine gun the first weapon of its kind seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday.
The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher.
Mexican drug cartels, battling a fierce crackdown by soldiers and federal police, have increasingly gotten hold of higher-powered weapons, even military-grade arms such as grenades and machine guns. That has left police particularly state and municipal forces grossly outgunned (lie), and many officers have quit following attacks.
Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Police on a routine patrol Monday found the gun fitted atop an SUV at a house in northern Sonora state.
Authorities did not release any other details about the gun, including its make, where it was manufactured, or where it was sold.(No shocker there, way to obfuscate the issue, yellow "journalists"!)
The arrested suspect, Anahi Beltran Cabrera, apparently is not related to the Beltran Leyva clan, Cruz said.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has traced many (how many?) guns seized at scenes of drug violence in Mexico to U.S. commercial sources. But determining the source of military-grade weapons such as grenades and fully automatic machine guns is more complicated.(Modifying the earlier blatant lies about US guns going south with this tidbit)
The ATF (now that they have been caught in those lies) says the grenades are mostly smuggled in through Central America, and have been traced back to the militaries of many countries, from South Korea to Spain and Israel. Some may be leftovers from the Central American civil wars.
Assailants have fired on government aircraft performing anti-drug missions in Mexico in the past, but apparently (i.e.=no factual proof) never with the caliber of weapon found Monday.
In 2006, a helicopter on a federal drug-eradication mission crashed while trying to escape ground fire, and a second helicopter was damaged by gunfire in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero.(The Viet-Cong used to do the same with standard small arms, no 50's needed, more scare tactic hype here)
Mexico is upgrading its northern and southern border checkpoints in an effort to detect and seize more guns and other contraband, installing equipment that will weigh and photograph each car and truck coming into the country.
President Barack Obama has promised to do more to stop gun trafficking from the United States to Mexico. He has pledged to dispatch nearly 500 more federal agents to the border, along with X-ray machines and drug-sniffing dogs.(Bwahahahagh!)
Mexico's drug violence has claimed more than 10,650 lives since President Felipe Calderon launched a military-led offensive against trafficking cartels in December 2006.
In March, the government sent thousands more troops to the northern border to quell escalating violence. The government announced Sunday that drug-related homicides fell 26 percent across the country in the first three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2008.