Saturday, April 8, 2017

Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?

Now THIS is interesting! The New York Times reports on a LEGAL challenge to a big hunk of the western US:

Some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico — invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized — was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California.

This effort is being led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the elder statesman of the Mexican left. Mr. Cárdenas is convinced that the Mexican government — especially given the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression — has a solid legal case. In his opinion, the 1848 treaty violates essential international legal norms and a case can be brought before the International Court of Justice, proposing reparations and indemnification.
Imagine - no more California! No more Dianne Feinstein! No more Hollyweird.

I might have to start celebrating Drinko de Mayo.


James Owen said...

This will make the Yankees happy, especially when it comes to Texas.However, an independent Dixie will have to fight a great many threats from Latin America.

roho said...

This is tooooooooooo Science Fiction!........LOL!

No dirt bag lawyer from some third world country is going to take back a third of the U.S.

Even if some world court like the B.I.S. were to rule in his favor, where is his army? Oh yea. We are going to give some banana republic all of our military bases on the west coast?

Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!..........The Hauge in the Netherlands can't even prosecute the Bush Administration for it's war crimes less than 2 decades ago?

roho said...

I would hope at least the wall between the U.S. and Mexico is as nice as the one that Israel built to protect their illegal settlements?

2000 years ago China built a wall and not one Mexican has ever breached it.