". . . and simultaneously equip their private armies with assault weapons purchased thanks to America's notoriously relaxed gun laws. . . "
i thought only about 1 in 5 guns confiscated came from the US. Hardly an open floodgate. I would be surprised if the US was even the major supplier. We are just an easy target. Its more likely that they are getting guns from corrupt members of their military. Joes Gun shack does not sell grenades
contrast that to the marijuana flooding across to the US:
"More than 60 percent of the cartels' revenue -- $8.6 billion out of $13.8 billion in 2006 -- came from U.S. marijuana sales, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy."
of course they lowered that number significantly when it was being used to support prop 19 in CA.