Pentagon Pressures Mexico To Reopen Factories Vital To Making US Weapons

by | Apr 22, 2020 | Headline News | 8 comments

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you still think it’s about health? The government has demanded we close our businesses, but still wants their weapons so they can kill people.  This is exactly what we ask you wake up to! Poor people and scared people are the easiest to control. This is being done for one reason: your enslavement. 

It apparently took a global pandemic and corresponding economic shutdown of entire nations’ economies for the American public to realize that surprisingly, the US military relies heavily for supplies involved in weapons systems manufacturing just south of the border.

The Pentagon’s defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, Ellen Lord, urged at the start of this week that Mexico reopen those factories which many US defense firms rely on, especially aircraft manufacturers, previously shuttered due to COVID-19.

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“I think one of the key things we have found out are some international dependencies,” Lord said Monday at a Pentagon press briefing. “Mexico right now is somewhat problematical for us but we’re working through our embassy, and then there are pockets in India, as well.”

This follows Lord previously saying she would write Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard “to ask for help to reopen international suppliers” in Mexico. “We are seeing impact on the industrial base by several pockets of closure internationally,” she had warned.

Lord said further in her Monday comments:

Domestically, we are seeing the greatest impacts in the aviation supply chain, ship-building, and small space launch. We are seeing impacts on the industrial base by several pockets of closure internationally. Particularly of note is Mexico, where we have a group of companies that are impacting many of our major primes.

Among major defense suppliers that have outsourced vital portions of their supply-chain to Mexico include General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Textron, General Electric, Honeywell, and others.

For example, key electrical components in Lockheed’s Black Hawk and S-92 helicopters as well as fighter jets are manufactured in Chihuahua, Mexico under the aegis of French firm Safran – Mexico’s largest aerospace employer.

Military news site Defense One cites a United States International Trade Commission 2013 report which helps explain why over the past decade US defense firms’ supply chains have increasingly relocated to America’s southern neighbor.

“Lower manufacturing costs (largely due to a lower wage structure), proximity to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the United States, duty-free access to other important aerospace markets, and a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) with the United States all contribute to Mexico’s greater appeal compared with other global manufacturing locations,” the report outlined.

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    8 Comments

    1. Eisenkreutz

      I’m against reopening but it’s great to see so many angry white people with guns protesting. Not everyone is a fucking spineless cuck. 🙂

    2. Andrea.Iravani.

      An impoverished population is actually far more difficult to control. “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” The most violent uprisings occur during times of economic repression by the impoverished. This has always been the case. Opportunity costs. Leave it to the illiterate morally and intellectually bankrupt heathens running the country to be oblivious to that fact. What would a wealthy population protest? A shortage of caviar?

      • Anonymous

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      • .Dave Serling

        you’re an idiot. Tell the millions who’ve died to preserve freedom that freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose. Try developing a philosophy based on something other than a song written by a libtard druggie. You obviously don’t deserve freedom, but you have it. Go to N. Korea and lecture them

      • Dave Serling

        you’re an idiot. Tell the millions who’ve died to preserve freedom that freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose. Try developing a philosophy based on something other than a song written by a libtard druggie. You obviously don’t deserve freedom, but you have it. Go to N. Korea and lecture them

    3. Darth Skippy

      Employers expect a live body to arrive at the workplace, clean and well rested — but not to provide life support and reliable transportation, on your end of the social bargain.

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    4. tim

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