by the Left Coast Rebel
It's pretty simple. Today's news of Obama's sudden toughness on the border (sending 1200 National Guardsmen) means nothing. Perhaps it has accomplished two things - the useful idiot press is parroting it as signifigant and it gives an appearance of being on the right side of the issue via. public opinion.
The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.
Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords also said in a statement released Tuesday that President Barack Obama will request $500 million in funding for border security.
Part of Giffords’ district borders Mexico.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman said the governor hadn’t been told of the move prior to her office being contacted by The Associated Press and had no immediate comment.
Nice that Gov. Jan Brewer wasn't told of the National Guard troops, I wonder why? Mexico itself proves the point that this is simply Obama Kabuki Theater. Always watch the right hand as the left hand tells you something the precise opposite. Get a load of this from the Mexican Embassy:
Being a border state resident for 34 years now, I will tell you something with absolute certainty. If Obama's 'border plan' had teeth, the Mexican government would be screaming bloody murder.
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.
That is all.
h/t for Mexican Obama goes to Hansi Nufer