I don’t know if I agree with everything Ann Coulter says…
Appearing on the TV network Fusion, Coulter told host Jorge Ramos, “If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”
The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.
The battle on Friday followed two other recent unprecedented attacks by the cartel, one that killed 15 state police officers and another that shot down an army helicopter with a rocket launcher for the first time in Mexico’s history. The death toll from all three is at least 76 people at a time when the Mexican government claims crime is falling dramatically and the interior minister recently insisted the country “is not in flames.”
More from Ann:
When asked whether she thinks Latino immigrants are biologically predisposed to crime, the conservative writer and activist said, “I think there are cultures that are obviously deficient. And if they weren’t deficient, you wouldn’t be sitting in America interviewing me — I’d be sitting in Mexico.
“You fled that culture because there are a lot of problems with that culture,” Coulter told Ramos. “We can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here. When you bring the people here, you bring those cultures here. That includes honor killings, it includes uncles raping their nieces, it includes dumping litter all over, it includes not paying your taxes, it includes paying bribes to government officials. That isn’t our culture.
“America is the best in the world, and we’re about to lose it,” said Coulter. She appeared on the show to promote her new book “Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole.”
“No country has ever had the sort of respect for women that Anglo-America has had, and that is going out the door,” Coulter added.
Human Rights Watch joined security experts and relatives of the drug cartel suspects in questioning the official account because only one officer was killed and three people were detained in the gun battle.
“Given Mexican security forces’ poor human rights record, a rigorous and transparent investigation is critically important to determine if indeed there was proportionate use of force during a shootout, and if there were extrajudicial executions,” said Daniel Wilkinson, Americas managing director at Human Rights Watch.
And in what can only be described as a news metaphor—and a belabored one at that:
A lost load of a Mexican drug cartel’s cocaine washed up on a Texas beach, authorities said.
Lifeguards discovered the 66-pound bundle on Monday while patrolling the Galveston shoreline, police said.
The package contained 30 neatly wrapped kilos, worth a total of more than $3.5 million in street sales, according to Galveston cops.
Narcotics officers quickly recognized the packing job as the work of Mexico’s powerful cartels.
Literally washing ashore.
My soon-to-be-released book, “Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” is jam-packed with facts you didn’t already know. Don’t even think of using it as a coaster, like those other books.
These are just a few:
— Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the demographics of our country to be poorer and more inclined to vote Democratic.
— It worked! Post-1970 immigrants vote 8-2 for the Democrats.
— Citing this dramatic shift in the Democratic Party’s fortunes, Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy called the 1965 Immigration Act “the Kennedy family’s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.”
— Immigrants admitted before 1970 made more money, bought more houses and were more educated than Americans. The post-Kennedy immigrants are astronomically less-educated, poorer and more likely to be on welfare than the native population.
— America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico’s entire population.
— Sex with girls as young as 12 years old is legal in 31 of the 32 states of Mexico.
— Since 2004, Mexicans have beheaded at least a half-dozen people in the United States.
— Mexican drug cartels — not ISIS — pioneered the practice of posting videotaped beheadings online.
— An alleged “ISIS” beheading video making the rounds in 2014 was actually a Mexican beheading video from 2010.
Some Americans only see the Mexico that is depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings.
I think it’s time for us to put the old mind-sets aside. It’s time to recognize new realities — including the impressive progress of today’s Mexico. (Applause.)
Was that applause or gunfire?