The Mexican Embassy has issued this statement, in response to Obama`s decision to send 1200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border:
STATEMENT BY THE EMBASSY OF MEXICO
25 May 2010
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.
That`s not even funny—if Mexico wants to prevent people from entering Mexico, they have their own Army, which is very active on their side of the border—see The Border Is Already Militarized—On The Mexican Side!, by Allan Wall.
The Mexican Army and police are also active on the American side of the border—see Abolishing America (contd.): Mexican Army, Police Ignore Border by Sam Francis. That`s one thing that the Army will be better able to deal with than the civilian police or Border Patrol.
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.
Wrong! The Government of Mexico is suffering from the common illusion that the Posse Comitatus Act prevents the use of troops on the border. It doesn`t—guarding national borders from invasion is what armies are for. The Posse Comitatus Act is supposed to prevent the Army from being used for law enforcement against American citizens. It can be argued that it doesn`t prevent the Army from being used for the interior enforcement of immigration laws, since what is happening now is a junior-grade invasion and occupation. (Arizona alone is supposed to have 400,000 illegals in it.)
The Embassy adds some diplomatic felgacarb about how the Mexican Government "fully respects the sovereign decisions of the US Government" and then goes on to spoil it by insisting that "joint responsibility must continue to underpin our joint efforts in rolling-back transnational organized crime operating on both sides of the border."
When is the Mexican Government going to take responsibility for stopping the flow of illegal immigrants?