Skip to comments.Incredible Increase in Violence on Mexico-US Border as Mexican Drug Cartels Battle
Posted on 05/26/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT by RightSideNews
More public death threats against Chihuahua police May 26, 2008 NAFBPO Sign up for their daily reports
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 5/26/08 Three large signs with the names of police officers to be executed appeared yesterday (Sun.) morning hung from pedestrian overpasses in different points of the city of Chihuahua (capital of the state of Chihuahua.) Twenty-one officers are named, most of them from the State Public Security Dep't. and from the state's Att'y. General's office. Last January, a similar death threat list of seventeen Juarez police officers was left at the Monument to the Police in Juarez. (A number of them have been executed since then. The attachment to this report is a photo of one of the new death threat signs) ---------------------- Cuarto Poder (Tuxtla, Chiapas) 5/26/08
230 kilo bricks of cocaine were found by Mex. military at the La Esperanza Ranch located on the side of the Jaritas road that links Suchiate and Tapachula, Chiapas. And three Turkish males, age 20, 21 and 34, were detained by Mex. immigration officials in Campeche after their passports showed no visa or admission stamp into Mexico. -------------
Diario Xalapa (Xalapa, Veracruz) (nationwide distribution by large "o.e.m." paper chain) 5/26/08
University researchers and a U.N. representative said that lacking an immigration accord no Mexican who crosses the border into the U.S. territory illegally could be protected from arbitrary, discriminatory detention or be defended from Border Patrol aggressions because Mexico does not have the economic capacity or the personnel for the required legal assistance. Jorge Bustamante, U.N. Human Rights representative, said that without social pressure on the federal government there will be no change in the treatment the compatriots receive in the United States. He added that without an immigration accord the probabilities are greater each day that xenophobia will triumph in the United States, with the consequent Nazi style arbitrary detentions and deportations. -------------
El Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 5/26/08
Fifty-nine illegal Central Americans including 3 minors all headed for the United States were found hidden inside the false bottoms of two trucks at checkpoints in the state of Chiapas yesterday. (Sun.) --------------
El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 5/26/08
Two boats with 400 packages of marihuana weighing 3 tons 379 kgs. 800 gms. were seized by Mex. naval personnel in the El Castillo "fishing field", Navolato, Sinaloa, on Saturday morning. The operators managed to escape. (note: all citations about "tons" in these reports refer to metric tons) --------------
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 5/26/08
After a public dance brawl between rival groups escalated and resulted in three men dead and three others seriously wounded, state police followed up on the case and searched some houses in the Alamos area of southeast Sonora and came up with about a ton and a half of marihuana plus firearms of various calibers, ammo & radios.. ---------------
El Universal (Mexico City) 5/26/08
headline: "Mexican kidnappers operate in the U.S." At least 15 persons have been kidnapped in San Diego, Calif. and have been taken to safe houses in Tijuana by Mexican organized crime gangs who have trespassed the border to operate in the United States. At least nine of these kidnappings took place in the last few months. Most of the victims are said to be persons who fled from Tijuana in the first place because of insecurity and who relocated in the San Diego area. ----------------
La Jornada (Mexico City) 5/26/08
At least nine cities of the state of Zacatecas, Mex., are practically without men due to emigration and the proportion is now forty men to each one hundred women. ----------------
a.m. (Leon, Guanajuato) 5/26/08
(following is an op/column by Jesus Silva Herzog Marquez titled "Auspicious deaths" concerning the high levels of insecurity in Mexico due to drug trafficking. A relatively small portion of the first paragraph was omitted.)
From the first days of its administration, the Calderonista government toyed with labels: we are at war. The president put on a costume to send a very clear signal: he was the commander in chief of the battalion against narcotraffic. Afterward the word war disappeared from the official vocabulary but, judging by the blood, our battle does not fall short compared to conventional wars.
If the violence which we've seen in our streets would have happened in the markets of Baghdad, there would be loud voices everywhere (saying that) the invasion has been a disaster and that we have to change strategies immediately.
Here the notice of the deaths has become ordinary and trivial information. Hidden in inside pages, barely highlighted by the macabre images that spread through the whole country, violence acquires a journalistic presence like that of the weather or the stock market.
An automobile was burned with three cadavers inside; four heads were found in ice chests in Durango; an officer and his wife are murdered as they leave their house; a confrontation between gangs leaves eight dead; six persons decapitated; at the side of five bodies found along the highway there's a sign that says: "Keep digging and stirring up the waters, sons of the f***ing mother and you'll see what's coming to you." The national vocabulary expands with levantones, trunked, barreled, cemented, wrapped, taped and goat's horns.
(transl. note: "levantones" ( forcible takeaways) refers to kidnappings not for ransom but usually for death. The other expressions refer to where and how execution victims are found: in car trunks, barrels, in cement, wrapped in bedding or canvas and with heavy tape. Goat's horns is the popular nickname for AK-47 assault rifles)
There is no way of exaggerating the emergency. The blood numbers speak for themselves. There were 122 executions in the country from May 17 to the 23rd; 15 of the executed have shown signs of torture; 13 have been decapitated. 18 bodies have been used to spread intimidating messages. There have been 1,378 executions so far this year. If we add up the deaths since the start of the calderonista (sic) administration, we'd arrive at a hair raising figure: 4,172.
The blood is from narco in its largest majority and is provoked by narco. As official figures demonstrate, the true enemy of narcotraffic is not the State but narcotraffic. The threat to the power of the narcos is not the government nor its military campaign: it's their business competitors. Crime already stains the whole country but there are zones that concentrate violence. There have been 292 executions in Chihuahua; 197 in Sinaloa and 162 in Guerrero. According to statistics from the (Mex.) Department of Justice, the increase in violence is terrifying: executions have increased 47 % compared to the previous year.
And, nevertheless, the authorities insist in celebrating all this blood as an indication that the governmental strategy is working. They tell us that the executions are a good signal; that they show the weakness of the criminals and the strength of the State. According to the (Mex.) Attorney General, the government is advancing and the narcotraffickers retreat. That's why they kill. In the thinking of Eduardo Medina Mora (note: the Att'y. Gen. of Mexico) the governmental strategy has a series of important successes: the criminal gangs are being broken up, the South American routes have been blocked; the tranquility of the criminals has been broken up.
That's why their reaction has been so violent and that's why their products go up in price. In other words, the deaths that saturate the country are a good sign: they say that the State is winning the battle. The Attorney General's allegation is disquieting: (it is) the most evident demonstration that the State is incapable of imposing order in the national territory, the exhibition of the most savage violence is interpreted as a favorable omen. The Orwellian argument is : savagery is civilization.
As long as more blood is spilled in the country it will be known that more harm has been done to the narcotraffickers. The more sadistic and macabre the crimes, the more insecurity the criminals will exhibit. Consequently, would a lessening of violence be worrisome? Basically, the problem remains the same from the start of the calderonista strategy against narcotraffic. It's not clear what it's searching for, nor how the strategy's effect may be evaluated, nor how it'll be known whether the "war" is being won or lost. The Mexican war is not so distant from the Iraqi one.
Both interventions were useful to the presidents to demonstrate determination and courage to face a terrible enemy. But beyond the war gesture a lucid strategy has not been shown in its management; there has not been a clear or efficient management. Beyond the determination which president Calderon showed in the first days of his administration, it isn't clear what he's looking for, nor how the effect of his policy may be evaluated.
Can we admit the Attorney General Medina Mora's optimistic anchorage as valid ? Things are going well: today they beheaded 25% more than last week. Let's go on: the (number of) executed increased 30% compared to the executed ones last month. Let us persevere, even though the country becomes peaceful. ---------------------------------------
When are we going to post armed citizens on the border?
bump—is the WH warning Americans to stay out of Mexico?
When are we going to post armed citizens on the border?
Why not the National Guard - the few that are left!
I’ll never travel to Mexico again - too dangerous and it will
Armed citizens would do a better job. They don’t have the Geneva Conventions to worry about.
Apparently not much will be done until there is another Pancho Villa type occurrence.
Thanks for posting. A friend from Mexico was just telling me about the extreme violence in Sineloa and Juarez as well as all the crooked cops on the take. This is really terrible.
We need to move the troops from Japan, Germany, Korea and all these other nonsense zones and reassign them to the border. There is no reason we should be in those countries. The drugs and illegals flowing in here is like a busted sewer pipe.
The State Department is...
This is really terrible.”
You sound surprised.
It seems cooler heads didn't prevail here.
Anyone for a vacation in Mexico?
Build the FENCE and ELECTRIFY IT !
I live in San Diego, it has taken some years for others to catch up with what we have delt with for some time.
San Diego has 3 million+ population and our southern border is Tijuana, Mexico with over 1 million.
For some time there have been troops in the streets of Tijuana, 15 miles south of me. sometimes up to 14 a day killed.
Kidnappings, beheadings, etc.
Millions of illegals here in Calif. along with major Mexican gangs, and we taxpayers paying mega millions a year on the social services of illegals.
With the troops, humvees, shootouts, etc. it looks and sounds like Bagdad a few yrs ago in Tijuana.
The border crossing between San Diego is the largestr and busiest in the world with 24 lanes of traffic.
To bad some folks didn’t pay atention to Duncan Hunter.
I am shocked to learn how bad it really is.
As someone who lives 15 miles north of the largest border area and wanted to see east of it the remainder of the major double fencing Duncan Huner started and others put the breaks on it.
Troops would be nice but while they are facing the border,
millions more at their back here. It would take tanks, air support, etc to defend if their was a shooting.
At some point it may come to this but I don’t think Obama will defend our border if that happened let alond defend it period.
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did you see my post#16.
Where are you located in Calif?
I am shocked to learn how bad it really is.”
You haven’t been paying attention.
With all the murderous tyrants around the world these U.N. idiots have to come here to accuse the U.S. of "Nazi style" detentions. Get out of my country Jorge!
And this is the country our beloved president wants to have as our own with no border.
FYI, the murder rate in Mexico is lower than the US.
FYI, the murder rate in Mexico is lower than the US. “
That’s because all the Mexican killers are here, doing the killing that Americans refuse to do.
You should watch our local news programs with reports from Tijuana. Looks and sounds like Bagdad a few yrs ago right down to the beheadings.
Travel alerts for there.
When I was in Mississippi in 2006, photographing the coast hurricane effects, I stayed at a campsite where I met a Mexican. I speak Spanish. He was working for about $4 an hour doing housepainting for a large Atlanta contractor. I asked him if he could choose freely would he rather live in the US or in Mexico. He said he would rather be in Mexico, but he needed the job. I asked what he liked about the US, besides the jobs. He said “Here the police are honest.”
FYI, the murder rate in Mexico is lower than the US.
IIRC 5,000 Americans are killed each year by
Mostly from MEXICO...
Soon as the WH gets off theit duff and frees Ramos and Compean, just like Duncan Hunter asked a long time ago....
I'm not confident our government would do anything then either.
Bustamante is an insufferable SOB.
Exactly. The USA of the past, the one that took care of business, is just that, of the PAST. Liberalism, often in the form of political correctness, now controls every aspect of this country, including its defense. Virtually no leader in this country has the spine to stand up and say, "Enough is enough." As a result, whatever the liberals come up with is essentially implemented without question. Common sense has left the building, and I fear nothing short of a cataclysmic loss of American life can bring it back.
There's zero doubt that God is still on the throne and still in control, but it's still painful to watch the deterioration of our great country. If you don't believe it's deteriorating, consider the fact that there's a real chance that someone like Obama could be elected president. The man isn't qualified to run a small town, but tens of millions all but bow down to him.
Our border is a sieve providing free inward passage to countless thugs, criminals, and goodness knows what else, yet nothing is being done about it. In fact, we've jailed people who were trying to protect our border, again in the name of political correctness.
The price of oil has doubled in a year, and still there's no serious discussion of tapping massive oil supplies of our own. Instead we continue to be at the mercy of a region that for the most part hates our guts.
Our children are being indoctrinated to believe that a deviant and incredibly destructive lifestyle is normal, and the indoctrination is taking place in schools that we pay for, and parents in general are clueless and unconcerned.
Can a population this ignorant, this stupid, be in ascendancy? I think not.
I work for a medical billing company. 6 million dollars a month toward illegal immigrants. A drop in the bucket. We ain’t that big. There are bigger companies billing bigger illegal immigration quotas through MediCal. Our own citizens can’t get this kind of care. This is, in my opinion, the single worst problem we face. If McCain MUST be the GOP candidate then we MUST petition him about this matter. Sorry. Better a Rhino than a jackass, folks. And no one else is going to win. Sitting it out is worse. We ain’t gonna teach no one a lesson by sitting on our hands except ourselves.
FYI, the murder rate in Mexico is lower than the US.
A good wake up
>>bumpis the WH warning Americans to stay out of Mexico?
Mexico Travel Alert
You should check out Baltimore MD. The citywide murder rate is about 1/4 times the US Iraq casualty rate last year or you are 4 times more likely to get killed as a US soldier in Iraq as a citizen in Baltimore.
If you exclude about 1/2 the neighborhoods in Baltimore, the other half have a casualty rate about equal to the US Iraq casualty rate. Yes they are mostly American citizen blacks.
Every time I post something contradictory to the anti Mexican Jihad on FR, someone asks me for a source.
Here is my idea, if you can contradict me, I'll pay you 50 dollars, if You promise me 50 dollars to provide the source, then I will.
Until then, DO YOUR OWN DAMN RESEARCH.
About the time armed citizens get involved, the illegals will have been given amnesty, the permimeter of the continent ‘secured’, our ministers shaming us into government ‘cooperation’, and those camps we keep hearing about will be prepared to hold we ‘vigilantes’.
I just heard McCain say, “I will never surrender...in Iraq”, yet we’re already surrendering in our own back yards.
My source says over 13 per 100,000 for Mexico, and under 6 per 100,000 for the U.S.
That’s why I wanted to know your source. It contradicts mine.
Upon further research, using the defintion of murder as deliberate killing (ie not vehicular homicide, accidental shooting, abortion does not count, medical or other negligence does not count, other circumstances), YOU ARE RIGHT.
Sorry for the lateness of the reply. And if you freepmail me you address, a check for 50 dollars is on your way.
ATTN: ALL, THE MEXICAN MURDER RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE US BY ABOUT A FACTOR OF 2.