Skip to comments.More Civilians Killed Last Year in One Mexican Border Town Than All Afghanistan [FLOUS Mexico safe]
Posted on 02/26/2011 5:00:04 PM PST by NoLibZone
More civilians were killed last year in Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city across the border from El Paso, Texas, than were killed in all of Afghanistan.
There were 3,111 civilians murdered in the city of Juarez in 2010 and 2,421 in the entire country of Afghanistan.
On a per capita basis, a civilian was 30 times more likely to be murdered last year in Juarez, where there are 1,328,017 inhabitants according to Mexicos 2010 census, than in Afghanistan, where there are 29,121,286 people according to the CIA World Factbook.
The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan was compiled by the Congressional Research Service and published in a CRS report released on Feb. 3. The number of civilians killed in Juarez was compiled by Molly Molloy, a research librarian at New Mexico State University who maintains a count of murders Juarez and published it on the Frontera List Web site. Molloys work on civilian murders in Juarez was also referenced in a recent CRS report on Mexican drug cartels.
Much of the violence in Juárez is sparked by drug trafficking organizations battling over one of the major smuggling corridors into the United States.
In Afghanistan, the U.S. is in the tenth year of a war that has continued since the U.S. invaded the country in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime that had given sanctuary to al Qaeda and to prevent al Qaeda from using that country as a base for terrorist attacks against the United States.
U.S. forces suffered 497 casualties in Afghanistan last year, making 2010 the deadliest year of the war for U.S. military personnel. Through Dec. 31, 2010, U.S. forces had suffered a total of 1,358 casualties in Afghanistan throughout the course of the war.
The CRS said that of the 2,421 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010, more than 60 percent were killed by anti-government elements, which include the Taliban and other individuals or groups who engage in armed conflict with the government of Afghanistan or members of the International Military Forces.
Pro-government forces caused 21% of the total civilian deaths, said CRS.
Thanks for the post. That was an interesting set of facts.
This can’t be true....I haven’t seen it on CBSNBCABCCNN ? Maybe they can’t spell WarEz...
I see a young mexican woman cowering in her small room with her baby in her arms, sound of gunfire, she looks out the window to a scene of carnage and destruction. A hip young liberal American woman walks past laughing and smoking a joint. The mexican woman cries “please help us!”. The liberal American doper takes another deep smoke on her joint and laughs, walking past
Could someone please awaken Napolitano and tell her.
A nightmare coming to a town near you.
Thank you BATF.
Obama needs to send in the Big Red One.
If these killers come here,me and a few of my friends will have to go hunting.
New Mexico also shares the border with Juarez.
(Update: Democrats in NM legislature shot down her proposal to deny driver’s licenses to illegals.)
I cannot believe that she made such a statement! I have lived close to Mexico all of my life. I have made many trips into Mexico. I love Mexico and it’s people but I would not step foot into that place at this time. I think it is very wrong for the First Lady to have made this statement and it shows she has no idea just how bad it really is for most of the Mexican people.
Do Wookies wear bullet proof corsets?
Huh? Maybe Rick Perry can do something about the border if the muslim isn’t. Rick might mess up his purdy hair. What a RINO.
Border Patrol agents seized over 13,963 pounds of marijuana and 71.6 pounds of cocaine. Agents arrested thirteen criminal aliens and seven gang members. There were nine rocking incidents.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized an AK-47 style rifle, 39 rounds of 7.62 ammunition and two all-terrain vehicles (ATV) near Ajo, Arizona. An agent observed the ATVs traveling through the desert. Agents responded to the area and discovered the vehicles, the rifle and ammunition abandoned. Records checks revealed that one of the ATVs was reported stolen.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico and recovered two handguns near Why, Arizona. An agent noticed the subject throw an object away while in foot pursuit. A search of the subject following his apprehension uncovered two loaded pistol magazines. A search of the area was conducted and the two loaded pistols with additional ammunition were recovered in the immediate vicinity.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized a loaded rifle, a Chevrolet van, and detained a USC near Wellton, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject was a person of interest in a homicide investigation and had a felony warrant of arrest for aggravated assault with a firearm in the state of Florida.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents seized $462,566 in U.S. currency, a Chevrolet truck, and arrested a national of Mexico near Carlsbad, California. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle, and subsequent search uncovered the currency concealed inside a false compartment.
The hell with Mexico. A third world cesspool that should be corndoned off from the rest of North America.
The left and some of the RINOS want these people to have full run of this country and the reason remains unclear. Maybe both think if the appease illegals, they will get their vote.
Seal the borders, Israel style. High fences, landmines and UAVs with hellfire missles. STOP THE INFECTION.
This is ominous. The MSM is deliberately ignoring this fact due to its lack of political correctness.
Why don’t they give these guys the death penalty ?
I didn’t know she worked for the Mexican board of tourism.
This administration is intentionally looking the other way and lying about the situation.