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18 gunmen killed in attacks on Mexican army bases
(AP) via FORBES.com ^ | 04.01.10, 01:01 AM EDT | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS

Posted on 03/31/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers."

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armybases; drugcartels; gang; gangs; gulfcartel; loszetas; mexicanmilitary; mexicans; mexico; mexicoarmybase; militarybase; militarybases; nuevoleon; organizedcrime; tamaulipas; zetas; zetasloszetas

1 posted on 03/31/2010 11:19:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_mexico.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Wed Mar 31 2010 23:22:42 GMT-0700 (PDT).

MEXICO

March 14, 2010


2 posted on 03/31/2010 11:22:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I guess the Mexican military is still armed from this account.


3 posted on 03/31/2010 11:24:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yep.


4 posted on 03/31/2010 11:27:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thank god for Obama.

He will use his man-voice to put these people in their place.


5 posted on 03/31/2010 11:52:01 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Del Rapier

Welcome to FreeRepublic.com Del Rapier.


6 posted on 03/31/2010 11:54:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Carteli`s: “Combat Training? Combat Training? We don` need no stinking Combat Training!”


7 posted on 04/01/2010 12:16:59 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Cindy

Just remember....”If drugs were legal, this wouldn’t happen...”/s


8 posted on 04/01/2010 1:33:46 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Cindy

These places are right across the river. I wonder how many stray rounds landed in Texas?


9 posted on 04/01/2010 2:16:29 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Dallas59

Also just remember that if somebody managed to wipe out Chavez and Castro, this probably wouldn’t be happening.

The drugs come to Mexico from Venezuela and Cuba, which are the final stopping points for drugs grown or produced in other parts of Latin America. Both VZ and Cuba use this money for their operations, particularly in spreading terror and instability in Latin America.

We’re not just seeing a drug war, we’re seeing essentially a violent Marxist takeover funded by drug money. Mexico for a long time tried to fight this - I remember the time Venezuelan military were found tramping around in Southern Mexico and there was a major incident. But whose best friend is now in the White House?

Hint: Not Mexico’s. Bambi luvs Hugo and Fidel.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 2:19:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

“The drugs come to Mexico from Venezuela and Cuba, which are the final stopping points for drugs grown or produced in other parts of Latin America. Both VZ and Cuba use this money for their operations, particularly in spreading terror and instability in Latin America.”

I bet few people know this.


11 posted on 04/01/2010 2:57:13 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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The cartels have hand grenades and RPGs, but they’re going up to the US to buy their machine guns through lawful channels. Yeah right, tell us another one, Nancy Pelosi.


12 posted on 04/01/2010 4:14:50 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel

Yep, they show up in San Antonio and Houston with “Cartel” on the side of their vehicles and go to all the gun shows. While there, they buy up surplus soviet and chinese arms from bubba who imports them by the shipload and lots of ammo. Therefore the guns shows must be shut down to save us. Other than that the cartel guys are pretty cool at the gun shows, you know hanging out at the different booths, talking about the 2nd ammendment and how their crops are doing. Hey nancy, you ought to go sometime.


13 posted on 04/01/2010 4:22:20 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: livius
*** Also just remember that if somebody managed to wipe out Chavez and Castro, this probably wouldn’t be happening. .... The drugs come to Mexico from Venezuela and Cuba, which are the final stopping points for drugs grown or produced in other parts of Latin America. ***

NO offense, as that may be true, but Mexico produces its own Heroin called 'Black Tar', made from Mexican grown opium (poppy) plants, 'Back tar' heroin was a scourge in the Chicago area in the '80's. And Mexico grows a heck of a lot of its own marijuana. In the 'olden days' it was really potent with a high THC content.(1)

From the hills of Mexico to South America its all primo pot and opium growing territory. Not sure about the coca plant to make Cocaine, but the Yucatan and southern Mexico looks right climate wise.

(1) but since Marijuana is a weed it'll grow darn near anywhere, the growing climate determines the THC levels.

14 posted on 04/01/2010 4:25:18 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: mvpel

I wonder if they’re carrying any of those AK-47’s Hugo imported last year?


15 posted on 04/01/2010 4:52:04 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Cindy
The violence mainly involves a fight between the Gulf cartel and its former allies, the Zetas, a gang of hit men. The cartel - which has apparently formed an alliance with other cartels seeking to exterminate the Zetas - has been warning people in the region with a series of banners and e-mails that the conflict would get worse over the next two to three months.

A bloody summer is in store.

Meanwhile, our southern border is a sieve.

16 posted on 04/01/2010 5:33:05 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Cindy; Arthur Wildfire! March; bcsco

If Mexico is about to fall into civil war and anarchy, our military NEEDS to be sent there to protect the border.

If obama doesn’t do anything to protect the American people from the overflow of violence, he needs to be impeached and charged with high treason.


17 posted on 04/01/2010 5:40:09 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

He already would be impeached if democrats took their oaths seriously. There are two ways to make the borders safe. Crush the rats in November and the other has been in my tagline for several days now.


18 posted on 04/01/2010 5:45:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Condor51

Mexico definitely produces drugs of its own; in fact, a lot of meth production has moved to Mexico.

However, the massive flow of drugs and money through Mexico needs a lot more than Mexico could produce even if every acre were turned over to cultivation of the raw materials and every maquiladora began to produce the finished product.

Venezuela and Cuba are the big shipping points, and the money from the drugs goes back to the Marxist guerrilla groups and international terrorist groups such as ETA or Islamicist groups. There is actually a big investigation of this going on in Spain right now, although naturally, you won’t hear about it here since it makes Hugo look bad (well, even worse).

I think if we realistically regarded Mexico as being under attack, we’d be able to respond better. But that’s assuming that we would want to respond - which we wouldn’t, since we now have a government or at any rate a President that is on the side of Hugo and Fidel.


19 posted on 04/01/2010 6:36:34 AM PDT by livius
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To: Del Rapier

Welcome to Free Republic Del Rapier.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 6:46:00 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Cindy

There is a war on!


21 posted on 04/01/2010 6:59:38 AM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Jet Jaguar

My thought was if they attacked an American Army base, it would be a slaughter, because nobody would be armed. They would have to wait for the local police. (Cynicism)


22 posted on 04/01/2010 8:36:03 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Cindy; rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


23 posted on 04/01/2010 10:48:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: mvpel
The cartels have hand grenades and RPGs, but they’re going up to the US to buy their machine guns through lawful channels. Yeah right, tell us another one, Nancy Pelosi.

Man, that's rich. When they can knock over any armory they want in Mexico, why bother coming to the US to buy anything???

24 posted on 04/01/2010 1:30:47 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Cindy

It’s a good thing we have hordes of these ‘hard workers’ here plus a wide open border. Viva la Mexico!


25 posted on 04/01/2010 1:34:16 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: livius
Mexico definitely produces drugs of its own; in fact, a lot of meth production has moved to Mexico.

Yeah, I have to give my name and address to my local pharmacist just to make sure that the Mexican cartels' meth profits stay as high as possible.

26 posted on 04/01/2010 2:37:54 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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