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Shootout Accomplishes Nothing

The lamestream media told you:

"Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two weeks after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops -- back-to-back victories in President Felipe Calderon's drug war," according to an unbylined story circulated by the Associated Press and run virtually verbatim nationwide. http://tinyurl.com/ye4qc8p

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In the latest in an ongoing effort to deceive the public, government officials are once again claiming success in the failed drug war on the U.S.-Mexican border.

The shooting death by government gunmen of Mexican businessman Arturo Leyva, who was involved in growing and delivering forbidden plants to eager American customers, was touted as a blow to the man's firm. Instead, the business was simply taken over by the dead man's brother Carlos, who has now been taken into custody, leaving leadership positions there up for grabs.

"I've watched them do and say these things for 30 years," said one newspaper reader. "They brag they got the kingpin and seriously injured the drug business. After 30 years of that, with drugs readily available and at competitive pricing, why do they expect us to believe it anymore?" Indeed, says the Uninvited Ombudsman, and why do the "reporters" and editors keep forwarding the misleading and self-evidently false stories? It was unknown at press time which Mexican workers would be promoted into the vacant slots in the business.

"Ees a veectory for us, si," said one cartel member on condition of anonymity. "Now, gracias to thee federales, there ees a chance for advancement for mio, and better life for my familee."

In other news, complaints have been quietly raised about the one-year-old U.S. policy to pursue no smugglers importing 500 pounds or less of marijuana, a weed that grows wild everywhere and is cultivated for its alleged relaxing properties. Government gunmen now turn the smugglers over to Mexican authorities for prosecution instead of keeping them for prosecution. http://tinyurl.com/y8tk5xr It was unknown at press time whether the cost savings to U.S. taxpayers, or financial burden on destitute Mexican authorities, would effect gross domestic revenues.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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