- The Mexican Navy announced yesterday that it has bought
from Israel two fully operational Aliya class speed boats capable of launching
5 Gabriel missile each. Naval Captain Arturo Flores Gil told the Mexico
City "La Jornada" newspaper that Mexico had paid Israel 60 million
dollars for the two naval missile launchers and 10 missiles.
- Each missile is capable of being outfitted with nuclear
- Why would Mexico spend such large sums of money for weapons
at a time when countless of Mexicans have no tortillas nor frijoles to
eat and are being force to migrate to the USA? Captain Arturo Flores Gil
said that the highly sophisticated weapons are needed to protect the 360
PEMEX oil rigs in the waters off Campeche. The Campeche oil fields are
the richest in Mexico that produces 83% of the nation's oil.
- When La Jornada asked Captain Arturo Flores Gil whether
the weapons purchase meant that Mexico is collaborating with the Israeli
Defense Forces, he answered, "It was a purchase based strictly on
commercial considerations." President Vicente Fox Quesada of the Partido
Accion Nacional (PAN) has been increasingly criticized for the disproportionate
number of Jews in his administration and for taking large sums of money
from Jewish groups in the USA during his campaign.