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Mexico Cartel Assassinations, ‘Hit’ Threats Grow
Homeland security today ^ | April 5, 2010 |
‘Assassinations of law enforcement and political leaders in the the US is very likely’
When US/Mexican border region law enforcement were warned in late March by the El Paso Sector Border Intelligence Center that the Barrio Azteca gang in El Paso may be plotting to kill El Paso law enforcement officers in retaliation for a recent crackdown on gang members, the threat did not come as a surprise to officials monitoring Mexican cartel movements to begin killing any US law enforcement who get in their way.
More than 200 officers from 20 separate law enforcement agencies targeted Barrio Azteca in a series of raids in which officials were looking for information about gang-tied murders in Juárez and El Paso. Three Americans connected to the US Consulate in Juarez were gunned down in what appeared to be a cartel-related hit.
Some US counter-cartel officials told HSToday.us they believe if the killings were the result of an ordered hit, it could have been meant as a warning, or signal, that the cartels (Bario Azteca members serve as street soldiers moving cartel drugs north of the border) will begin killing US officials in retaliation for the USs increasingly successful efforts in preventing larger quantities of narcotics from being smuggled across the border. [snip]
IMHO, they should be labeled for what they are and seek to become. They seek to be an enemy of the US as an organized state with consulates in other nations without bilateral representation.
Congress should declare war on MS-13, then the executive branch is free to imprison any MS-13 gang member found as enemies of the US. If found operating in the US, then charge them with treason. If found guilty as MS-13 members, then condemn them to capital punishment to be executed immediately with extreme prejudice.
They are a counterculture seeking to disobey and overthrow legitimate authority.