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On May 24, 1993, narco-terrorists raised the stakes in their war to advance their dominance. Drug traffickers assassinated Cardinal Posadas with automatic weapons at the Guadalajara airport to send a message to the reform minded politicians. In a country where 95% of the population is Roman Catholic (87million) that was a bold move for an organization that relies on the general population for labor and cover.
Fast forward to 2008-President Felipe Calderon deployed some 25,000 soldiers and federal police to drug hot spots across Mexico on taking office in late 2006. At present, there are over 2000 Mexican soldiers and 400 Police patrolling the streets of Juarez, a city with a population of just 1.3 million people.
For those of you who do not know where Ciudad Juarez is located--It is just yards from El Paso Texas. There have been hundreds of narco-terrorist killings in Juarez since the beginning of the year and the homicide rate has more than doubled. Mexican federal police have reported discovering mass graves containing numerous unidentified human bodies including two severed heads, three torsos and limbs. There have been many dozens of beheadings in Mexico over the years, along with assassinations of top government, police and drug enforcement agencies.
Does this sound familiar. Does Iraq come to mind. Why do the mainstream media ignore the war that is raging just yards from our border? Illegal aliens are a problem for this country, but the narco-terrorists should not be ignored. These southern terrorists will have no issues collaborating with our Jihad friends. Americans seem to be no more safer in Mexico than they are in Iraq. I will be including a link about the killings and kidnappings of Americans in Mexico.
This is a related article from Newsmax.com:
Mexican Military Takes Over Town's Police Force
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:30 PM
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- There are no police anymore in Villa Ahumada. Even the mayor has fled. Drug gangs have virtually seized this town of 1,500 not far from Texas, as Mexico's cartels grow increasingly audacious. The Mexican military took over the police department this week because all 20 officers on the force have either been killed, run out of town or quit, officials said Tuesday.
Mayor Fidel Urrutia took refuge in the state capital of Chihuahua City _ 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) away _ where he's waiting for the soldiers to recover his town.
"Security will be in the hands of the army and the state (police) ministries, and it will remain like that indefinitely," Chihuahua state police spokesman Marco Antonio Moreno said.
Late Saturday, some 70 assailants barged into town and killed the police chief, two officers and three residents. At least eight people were kidnapped.
Shootouts occur almost daily, especially along the U.S. border and in other states where the cartels have a strong presence. On Tuesday in Durango state, two rival groups opened fire at each other with pistols and assault rifles on a highway, killing eight people, state prosecutor's spokesman Ruben Lopez said. A separate battle nearby left two dead, Lopez said, one from gunfire and another who was run over as cars fled the scene.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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