Skip to comments.Monterrey hotel attacked in Mexico kidnappings
Posted on 04/21/2010 8:27:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Reporting from Mexico City In a bold predawn attack, gunmen stormed a hotel Wednesday in the heart of the northern city of Monterrey and kidnapped at least three people, officials said.
Mexican media said up to 50 hooded gunmen arrived in a convoy and burst into the downtown Holiday Inn, seizing guests and employees.
Law enforcement officials, offering only scant details by late afternoon, said it was not immediately clear whether a fourth person was seized or how many gunmen took part in the 3 a.m. attack. Authorities offered no motive for the kidnappings, but the attack bore the hallmarks of Mexico's drug gang violence.
Monterrey's mayor, Fernando Larrazabal, said police had trouble reaching the scene because the attackers commandeered cars and used them to block surrounding streets. Larrazabal told a radio interviewer that the kidnappers had disappeared in less than 20 minutes.
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That sounds more like a rebellion than a kidnapping
I understand that Mexico's drug gang violence set a pretty high standard, but this looks like a military operation carried out by a private army.
OMG, I know that one — I go to Mty many times a year (my wife’s family is there). It is in the Macro Plaza and is know to be where Gringo businesspeople stay.
I can’t believe the narcos have gotten so bold.
But I think they may have screwed up — Nuevo Leon is not to be messed with and attacking a place where important businessmen stay is even worse: We are talking about millions for the narcos vs. billions for the businesses.
Mty IS the business center for all of Mexico.
This will not go without a response, trust me.
Impossible. The bride of The One hath proclaimed that Mexico is perfectly safe.
I’ve stayed in that hotel.
Please tell me that’s photoshopped. I hate the idea of having Chakka as our first lady.
“But I think they may have screwed up...”
Really, you think this one will do it?
I doubt it.
They’ve been killing women with impunity for years.
They are chopping of heads and putting them on display.
Those Canadian wedding guests were murdered in their room a few years ago.
The violence is spreading across the border and those American gov’t workers were killed in the (supposedly) mistaken identity case a few weeks ago.
No, I think there is still a long way down to go.
My bet is that there will be no serious effort to end this violence until some large group of Americans are killed. OR maybe just that one special blonde.
Sorry, that’s just how I think it will be.
At least my daughter is too scared to go there now.
Mty is quite different than the rest of the country.
But by and large Mexico is safe if you stay away from the border. The resort areas are safer than US resort areas.
Guy might be right.
The Mexican government may say it doesn’t act because it doesn’t want to prevent gangsters killing each other but a lot of it is more then likely impotency.
We shall see if they are willing to fight back after this.
>>We shall see if they are willing to fight back after this.<<
My wife reads “El Norte,” Mty’s newspaper, every day — I’ll keep y’all posted on their response.
But nobody wants to do anything about drug consumers Stateside, like getting after the trailer-park crank fiends and wealthy counterculture people who do coke like kids eat candy bars, following drug buyers home into their gated prebends and busting their white as*es and giving them the same deal smalltime pushers get. They are the problem: no buyers, no market, no cartels. Connect the dots, guys.
Texas needs a new prison: 250,000 beds, one huge megastructure 2400 feet high, bottom floor raised 100' off the ground (no gate needed, security by gravity), the whole thing resting on gigantic piers the size of individual office buildings.
No more of this "misdemeanor" stuff for felony offenders based on the number of prison beds available. No go-slow on violating parole violators .... or failing to pick up on old warrants -- room for everybody!
...it's WORSE having a Sleestak in the Oval Office!
You got it. . .
Drug Cartels. . .Mexico’s volcano. (And we are right beside it, of course).
Hope Michelle got botoxed or some facial nerves anesthesized; to insure, this never happens again.
This carries as much 'reason' as do Obama's strategies; 'if we are not nice to our enemey; they will be a meaner enemy'.
mexico is a zone not a country.
A little less talk and a lot more action. Talk will not accomplish anything.
Or rogue elements of the Mexican army, which is said to be complicit in the drug trade.
Have not been ‘full bore’ on Fox News this morning; but have not yet heard this reported. This was on Drudge quite early this morning. . .Anyone ‘seen’ this yet on news?