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Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico
Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010 | Fox News

Posted on 08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT by Dallas59

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday.

The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006.

"The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed by criminal organizations," The Navy said in a statement. "Society as a whole should condemn these type of acts, which illustrate the absolute necessity to continue fighting crime with all rigor."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; dripdripdrip; drugs; grave; immigration; massgraves; mexico; mexicowarishere; murder
Hey Obammy! Lets worry about racist Americans!
1 posted on 08/25/2010 6:47:34 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

And, just as a friendly reminder, this is in a country where drug possession is legal.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 6:48:52 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Dallas59

These are the “family values” that are not stopping at the rivers edge. Coming to a town near you.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 6:50:01 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: Dallas59

Anything for weed! Right?/s


4 posted on 08/25/2010 6:51:09 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Mexican marines?

Take about cheap imitations. No need to have a capital “M” on this version.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 6:51:41 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Dallas59
President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006

Some offensive, Felipe.

6 posted on 08/25/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

You would think that tokers would boycott any ganja coming from Mexico.


7 posted on 08/25/2010 6:53:49 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Howie66

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of the Rio Grande.................


8 posted on 08/25/2010 6:55:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Dallas59

Fighting crime with ‘rigor’ and ‘moral rigor’ in particular, seems to be a challenge for Mexico. . .and Obama, Inc., now a close second. . .


9 posted on 08/25/2010 6:56:33 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in USA either. . .)
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To: Howie66

Whoever heard of mexican marines?


10 posted on 08/25/2010 6:56:58 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Howie66
I remember seeing Mexican Marines patrolling the beach at Ixtapa some years ago.
11 posted on 08/25/2010 6:58:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: wally_bert
Whoever heard of mexican marines?

Never heard of them, but I have heard the phrase referring to a pot smoker being "higher than the Mexican Air Force".

12 posted on 08/25/2010 7:00:54 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Dallas59

Too near the lovely city of Brownsville, Texas for comfort. Nice.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 7:14:44 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dallas59
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday.

My first thought - what are our Marines doing there? But then asking; 'who knew Mexico had Marines. . .and a 'Federal Government'' - so to speak.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 7:21:11 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in USA either. . .)
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To: Dallas59
At this rate, Mexico may soon start running short of Mexicans.

Maybe we can export to them some of ours to make up the shortage.

15 posted on 08/25/2010 8:20:38 AM PDT by sjmjax
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To: sjmjax

It’s like the Doritos commercial

“Kill all you want, we’ll make more.”


16 posted on 08/25/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wally_bert

Mexican Marines are brave guys, far exceeding the quality of the society they represent. One died killing a most wanted kingpin a few months ago. After his funeral, cartels murdered his mother and sisters.


17 posted on 08/25/2010 8:34:52 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

Not surprised, I had just never heard of Mexico having much of any thing except some kind of army.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 8:51:25 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

I can’t find an authoritative source, but from the news stories, it seems like in the hierachy of trust among Mexican military forces, they are pretty highly trusted.

I just notice that when there’s a major raid, or a big wheel of the cartels attacked and killed in a shootout, Mexican Marines seem to be the ones. The Beltran killing was one of their ops.

Guess we’ll find out when the Mexican version of “Killing Pablo” gets printed in 5 or 10 years.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 9:02:20 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Texas Eagle

I think what’s at stake is the money involved in supplying the US with drugs. Out of curiosity, I wonder what would happen to Mexico if a legalized cultivation-for-personal-use law went into effect here, even with a two or three year sunset provision. Seems like it would knock the cartels for a loop, and free up law enforcement to crack down on meth and coke.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 9:33:08 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Dallas59

Martial law time.. go mansion to mansion where the cartel lives.. you’ll recognize them as you fly over, watch out for shots and stingers... take no prisoners.. they shoot at you, they die.

The border is a war zone. They better start treating it as such or a heckuva lot more innocents will die..


21 posted on 08/25/2010 9:47:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


22 posted on 08/25/2010 11:10:41 AM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: gundog
Seems like it would knock the cartels for a loop, and free up law enforcement to crack down on meth and coke.

I am not sure what the effect would be. They are already responsible for a large percentage of the domestic outdoor grow operations in the western US.

23 posted on 08/25/2010 1:17:04 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper
They are already responsible for a large percentage of the domestic outdoor grow operations in the western US.

What would the point be for having those grow operations if people could just legally grow their own? The cartels would have no customers.

24 posted on 08/25/2010 1:45:05 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/)
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To: houeto
What would the point be for having those grow operations if people could just legally grow their own? The cartels would have no customers.

I favor legalization but lets stick to logical arguments. You can brew your own beer, ferment your own wine or grow your own tobacco but almost no one does because it is not that easy to do it right. Pot will be no different. But I agree that legalization will significantly cut their profits but it will not make all the problems suddenly go away.

25 posted on 08/25/2010 3:26:24 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper
You can brew your own beer, ferment your own wine or grow your own tobacco but almost no one does because it is not that easy to do it right. Pot will be no different.

You are comparing boiling an egg to making an omelet. You do know that. Don't you?

26 posted on 08/26/2010 7:02:46 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/)
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To: houeto
You are comparing boiling an egg to making an omelet. You do know that. Don't you?

No, he's comparing making eggs for breakfast to picking up an egg McMuffin. Most people would rather buy something that someone else made than make it themselves (if the price is reasonable). There is an "economy of scale" that says it will be far cheaper (and more convenient) for one person to grow a lot and sell it than lots of people growing a little.

So the cartels, who already have large plots dedicated to growing the stuff, would continue to dominate the market. The average user would be perfectly happy to continue to buy rather than go through the trouble of growing his own (it's not like the first word that comes to mind when I think "pot smoker" is "industriousness")...

27 posted on 08/26/2010 7:36:38 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: houeto
You are comparing boiling an egg to making an omelet.

Sure you can grow ditch weed in your back yard but if you want quality bud you have to get into hydroponics and other advanced cultivation techniques. Few will bother if you can purchase it at the local stop and rob.

28 posted on 08/26/2010 8:22:09 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin); usurper
No, he's comparing making eggs for breakfast to picking up an egg McMuffin.

That may be true but the bottom line and the point to my posts is that if growing were legal, the cartels would be out of the pot growing/smuggling business. Lots of retirees out there with 'green thumbs'.

29 posted on 08/26/2010 10:26:57 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/)
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To: gundog

Coke would be enough to fuel the narcoistas, I think. We’d have to legalize coke too. And we should. That and opium.

There’s no legitimate Federal authority for the Federal drug laws.


30 posted on 08/26/2010 10:31:07 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Texas Eagle

Misrepresentation is a form of lying. That Mexico allows some consumer items our US Federales ban — specifically only small amounts of marijuan, for larger amounts are still illegal in Mexico — misrepresents why this violence is happening.

Underground money fuels this violence. Big underground money arising out of the smuggling of highly desirable consumer goods that are banned in the US.

Lying is not friendly, fwtw.


31 posted on 08/26/2010 10:37:19 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
Misrepresentation is a form of lying. Mexico allows only small amounts of marijuana...

Uhhhhhhhhhhh.......isn't that what the decriminalization crowd is yelling for in this country?

Lying is not friendly, fwtw.

Amen, bro.

32 posted on 08/26/2010 4:56:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
I'm yelling for sanity and respect for others. I trust others to make their own decisions as full adults. We have to do that our as a culture we are immature.

Yes, there are standards of behavior -- one can't tolerate public intoxication or semi-intoxication of those operating dangerous equipment. Nor can a society ignore the dangers of addictive drugs in times and places a culture is more prone to addiction.

All drugs should be legal, some regulated to create a modest barrier to use -- as we do today with tobacco and alcohol, or drugs that require purchase at a pharmacy with the transfer professional hand to adult hand. Only a few should be extremely restricted for and only for extreme danger to the public -- and that depends on time and place.

In a truly free nation NO item should be wholly banned for any properly responsible adult can take upon himself or herself the duty to hold and use a thing wisely, and indeed at some time and place he or she may have to so use it for some great meritorious purpose.

Do you thing Our G0d placed ANYTHING on this Earth so is so dangerous that no man might somehow use it for the good.

No! Everything has its purpose, therefore let people be able to possess and investigate uses and learn and discover proper uses. Why hobble humanity?

33 posted on 08/26/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by bvw
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To: usurper
I am not sure what the effect would be. They are already responsible for a large percentage of the domestic outdoor grow operations in the western US.

Because there's money in it. Take away the money, leaving heavy penalties for quantity production and they'll quit. I'll go out on a limb and say that a majority of Oregon's legal growers disobey the law and sell illegally. Because marijuana sells at high prices, regardless of how it's produced. Risk/reward.

34 posted on 08/27/2010 9:52:45 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: bvw
There’s no legitimate Federal authority for the Federal drug laws.

Agreed. But that camel's nose is waaay under the tent and things are gonna have to get worse...and they can...for most folks to tolerate legalization of white dope.

35 posted on 08/27/2010 9:54:53 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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