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View Diary: 2008: Darrell Issa Voted "YES" to Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative (96 comments)

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  •  Contact your local news (8+ / 0-)

    I knew of the Bush administration involvement in starting the whole guns for Mexico mess.  But it is like the media has no clue.

    We can't count on the media to do investigative reporting and research anymore and the right wing is winning the media message.  The only alternative is for all of us to contact our local TV stations and newspapers and give them the facts over and over again.  Maybe if they hear from enough of us the message will start to sink in.  And also, don't stop at the local level. Contact national magazines, newspapers and TV networks.  Rachel Maddow had a good report on this issue last night but other media aren't even mentioning the history of this gun operation.

    •  Merida Initiative (1+ / 0-)
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      myrealname

      Go to minute 7:17

      "90% of guns in Mexican gun war purchased in the USA.  The laws in the border states ARE VERY LAX, with NO LIMIT on the number of guns purchased.

      In retrospect, 2010 hearing

      From the tape:

      Engels and Mack initiative

      Carsi (Central American Security Initiative)

      Commends Obama

      $1.6 Billion dollars spent, lacks measurements of success

      GAO:  No targets of Merida

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 02:26:29 PM PDT

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      •  Deja vu (2+ / 0-)
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        myrealname, reflectionsv37

        During Vietnam war, pure heroin was imported via US Military insiders and Frank Lucas.  It was so pure, people were dying en masse.

        The movie, American Gangster, demonstrates just how corrupted the system was.  According to the facts listed at the end of the move, 75% of the NYPD drug enforcement unit were arrested.

        Now, we are at war in Poppy Land, and the purest herioin is again introduced to the streets and kids are dying en masse.

        Why would it be a stretch to think we aren't in the middle of American Gangster deja vu


        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 02:41:18 PM PDT

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        •  With the huge explosion of private airports (2+ / 0-)
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          myrealname, Floande

          and jets, many of which aren't searched, it would be easier.

          fyi, Eric Prince had his own fleet of airplanes and a private airport.  He's since moved his family to Abu Dahbi and sold his companies to private equity firms, funded by TBTF banks.

          $400 million in all for the Prince family.

          It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

          by War on Error on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 02:43:21 PM PDT

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