From Mad World: In response to the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voting to give some weapons and training to Ukraine, the Chechnya parliament responded by threatening to send weapons to Mexico to retake parts of the United States.
Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov, the speaker of the Chechen parliament, issued a statement to the press that if the United States went forward in providing weapons and training to Ukraine, it sends the signal to Russia to provide “the most modern weapons to Mexico” to attack and dispute the legal status of “U.S.-annexed territories that now house … California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and a part of Wyoming.”
“We reserve the right to conduct conferences in Russia, Mexico and the U.S. to raise the question of breaking away the above mentioned states from the U.S., and [about] supplying weapons to resistance fighters there,” said the Chechen statement, which was published on the legislature’s website. (International Business Times)
The battle over who “owns” these states was legally settled over 166 years ago and no one is challenging this claim. In the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the United States paid Mexico $15 million and took on the $3.25 million debt owed by the Mexican government in exchange for the territories. The U.S. paid an additional $10 million dollars for the lower halves of New Mexico and Arizona in a separate purchase in 1853. While Mexico has had over 300 military crossings in the last few years over the border in what could be constituted as a declaration of war and against NAFTA, Mexico is not at war with the United States.
While it does enforce the need for tighter border security, as well as a condemnation sent by the U.S. government for agreements of “free passage” from Central America illegally into the United States, Mexico has not declared war on the U.S. The Kremlin also pointed out this would be highly illegal. They state the Chechnya Parliament has no authority to make decisions on that scale for “Mother Russia”.
“Such statements cannot be approved by Moscow because individual Russian regions cannot send such equipment abroad,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency Thursday.(The Moscow Times)
Russia has been making moves that signal the tension between NATO and what was the Warsaw Pact over eastern Europe. In the last few months, Putin threatened to arm Crimea with nuclear weapons under the Nuclear Weapon Proliferation Treaty. His recent moves are what prompted Congress to introduce bills to provide small arms and training to Ukraine. Russia also prompted the entire city of St. Petersberg to buy “medical personal protective equipment” to include gas masks and medications in case of radiation or chemical contamination in the major Russian city. There is a good possibility that Ukraine, along with Eastern Europe, could turn ugly and restart the Cold War. We are not sure that WWIII isn’t becoming a possibility, but an attack from Mexico is the least of our worries.
Despite the threats in North America, it is highly doubtful the Mexican government is fond of the prospect of a repeat of the Spanish American War. I highly doubt Texas, who boldly fought for independence, wouldn’t reintroduce groups like LaRaza to why the slogan is “come and take it,” if they did decide to take up Chechnya’s ludicrous offer. We’ll be waiting. Read More From Mad World