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Cairo revisited


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President Barack Obama visits Mexico and speaks more campaign rhetoric to a gathering of students at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City.

He once again apologizes for America, which is seen as “seeking to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty” by the Mexican people. He praised a new Mexico that is creating a new prosperity.

He talked at length about the opportunities now available in Mexico and “becoming a manufacturing powerhouse” where people will not have to leave their country to find economic prosperity. He went on and on telling them how good a job the Mexican government has done on a multitude of fronts.

If he really believed his own double talk he would not have ads running in Mexico about food stamp eligibility in the United States. His views on immigration reform would be significantly different. He then went on to blame the United States for the violence in Mexico due to the drug traffickers because most of the guns used in crime are from America.

A claim that has been disputed over and over again but facts means nothing to the president. He failed to mention the “Fast and Furious” program initiated by his administration that allowed thousands of firearms to enter Mexico illegally to kill thousands of innocent Mexicans and, by the way, one of our Border Patrol officers.

He, along with his incompetent Attorney General Eric Holder, has stonewalled the investigation hoping that the public will forget about it. And forget they will because the guardians of democracy, our free press, is either asleep or in bed with the administration.

The Mexican people should be incensed about the fact that our country allowed such a travesty of justice to happen. The administration owes an apology to the families of the thousands killed because our government’s absurd policy, which was, in all probability, a clandestine operation to be used to work against Second Amendment rights.

The administration knew that they could not mount a frontal attack on gun ownership but by using the ruse of thousands killed in Mexico by guns from north of the border they could then raise public opinion to go after the Second Amendments rights of citizens.

Survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi have come forward with claims that they have been threatened in order for them to refrain from testifying.

Cover-ups have always been worse than the actual incidents, as Watergate proved. This cover-up will eventually fall apart because the families of the slain Americans and the testimony of the survivors will break its cone of silence.


Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.

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