Dear Bono: Get Your Facts Straight


That intrigued me, so I clicked on the link to your website to read more. It contained your full quote from the concert at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, spoken before the band played “Pride” (yes, that song again):

I want you to send a message of love along the border to the good and the great people of the United States of America. … I want you to send a message to people of conscience.

Ask them to answer the question. Why is it that all we hear on the news is how drugs are smuggled through Mexico to the United States?

And we don’t hear about all the automatic weapons that are being smuggled into Mexico from the United States. Nine thousand registered arms dealers on the other side of the border. Nine thousand.

Most of the murders committed here are from weapons sold in the United States of America.

We sing this for the innocents who have lost their lives in the violence here.…

The drug-fueled violence and lawlessness in Mexico are truly horrible. But that old canard that drugs don’t kill Mexicans, American guns kill Mexicans, was a bit too much for me. Particularly when you say it to tens of thousands of Mexican fans who are likely to treat everything that comes out of your mouth as gospel truth. I made that point in a comment underneath your Facebook post. As of the next day, your post was “liked” by almost 12,000 people, and more than 550 fans commented. To my surprise, I found that even amidst this huge love-fest, six strangers agreed with my sentiment. Doesn’t seem like much, but it’s not about numbers; it’s about the truth.

And unfortunately your numbers, Bono, are wrong.

Read it all here

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That link from Fox about how wrong the numbers Bono used is a good article.

One thing I appreciate about Bono (never liked his music) was that, after he had organized and given millions to ”starving Africans,” he kept up with how that all turned out.
Basically, after years went by, he admitted all the money had done was free up Africans to make war and make more babies.
He stopped the money and admitted he had been short-sighted.

I will not be surprised if he learns the truth and admits it.

Arthur Chrenkoff, who wrote the OP for Pajamas Media is a former blogger, creator of the “Good news from Iraq” series.
There was always plenty Mr. Chrenkoff could find that was good going on in Iraq.
I think the series was in its 50+ issue when he quit publishing it.
So much of it was stuff the mainstream media simply refused to share.

It was good to see him in print.

So has bono checked the axe and machette manufactorers and blamed them for all the beheadings going on with all the Narco Gangs killing THOUSANDS of people each year and in some places each month. Want to see what is really going on that Americans Never hear about Mexico. You will never go to Mexico or look at the vicious scum that is living across our non protected border.