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Brutal Mexican drug gang crosses into U.S.-- Zetas butcher victims to spread message of fear
The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 04/19/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by jazusamo

The signature crimes of the most violent drug cartel in Mexico are its beheading and dismemberment of rival gang members, military personnel, law enforcement officers and public officials, and the random kidnappings and killings of civilians who get caught in its butchery and bloodletting.

But this disparate band of criminals known as Los Zetas is no longer just a concern in Mexico. It has expanded its deadly operations across the southwestern border, establishing footholds and alliances in states from New York to California. Just last year, federal agents tied a cocaine operation in Baltimore to the Zetas.

“Those of us who live and work along the border know they’re already here,” said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., whose Texas county lies on the Rio Grande 50 miles southeast of the Zetas’ stronghold of Nuevo Laredo. “There’s already been killings and many residents here are living in fear.”

Sheriff Gonzalez, whose Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition sought help from the federal government to control growing violence along the border, said the rising brutality of Mexican drug gangs, particularly the Zetas, “never stops shocking me.”

Trained as an elite band of Mexican anti-drug commandos, the Zetas evolved into mercenaries for the infamous Gulf Cartel, bringing a new wave of brutality to Mexico’s escalating drug wars. Bolstered by an influx of assassins, bandits, thieves, thugs and corrupt federal, state and local police officers, the Zetas have since evolved into a well-financed and heavily armed drug smuggling force of their own.

Known for mounting the severed heads of their rivals on poles or hanging their dismembered bodies from bridges in cities throughout Mexico, the Zetas have easily become the most feared criminal gang in Mexico — where 35,000 people have been killed in a continuing drug war. Everyone is a potential victim: men, women...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; cartels; commerceclause; drugcartel; illegalimmigration; illegals; loszetas; mexico; murder; napolitano; obama; wod; zetas
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Wonder what Obama and Napolitano have to say about this.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 6:35:21 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

bttt


2 posted on 04/19/2011 6:37:12 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: jazusamo

Same thing Bush said.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 6:38:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jazusamo

And that damn Nappy has her fingers in her ears and is screeching, LALALALALALA!


4 posted on 04/19/2011 6:40:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The "Rich" is not obligated to provide anyone with a BIG nanny state government.)
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To: dragnet2

Well it’s for sure Bush won’t be doing anything about it, he’s history. What about Zero and Nappy? Sorry, silly question.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 6:42:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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6 posted on 04/19/2011 6:43:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
There is nothing about this bunch that a few old Texas Rangers and a few hundred feet of good hemp rope couldn't cure.

Swine will be lions if their prey acts like sheep and are tied up with the niceties of juridical processes.

As for Obama and his little gay dwarf court jester, well, this is just one small part of their very obvious plan to castrate America and turn it into another third world "developing nation" outhouse.

7 posted on 04/19/2011 6:44:25 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: ZULU

Yes, hanging is appropriate for these scum, in public.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ZULU

It’s gone beyond the point of where a minor military presence will be enough to contain it.

It is going to take an extended and prominant military action to contain it, but your politicians will not do anything until major parts of the Southwest are under siege.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 6:56:16 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: jazusamo

Couldn’t be possibly that turning our head from the 25 million illegals here already created a nationwide fissure though which this new evil flows?


10 posted on 04/19/2011 6:58:01 PM PDT by One Name
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To: jazusamo

We are worried about Libya but not Mexico.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 7:03:10 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo
Your Question: Wonder what Obama and Napolitano have to say about this.

Answer: May God bless them and keep those voters and political contributions coming.

12 posted on 04/19/2011 7:05:33 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: jazusamo

13 posted on 04/19/2011 7:09:18 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: jazusamo

I’d like to think that law enforcemnt understands that once these drug cartels become irreversably established like red imported fire ants, it will be their own heads too showing up in ice-chests, and no fruity public outreach programs for “troubled youth” or spiffy swat gear will save them. It’s actually gone beyond a mere law enforcement issue and is rapidly getting into the realm of a military conflict, if it isn’t already.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 7:09:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: jazusamo

legalize drugs and it will stop over night


15 posted on 04/19/2011 7:11:17 PM PDT by jrd
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To: jazusamo; ExTexasRedhead
Wonder what Obama and Napolitano have to say about this.

Deny, deny, deny - it's their mantra. ANYTHING for amnesty (and more democrat voters). Crime and corruption go hand in hand.

US Border Patrol Weekly Blotter - April 7 - April 13

Snips:

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Zapata, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Records checks revealed the subject was an escapee from a prison in Mexico and had been previously removed from the United States.

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Freer, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sureño 13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Rio Grande City, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. Records checks revealed the subject had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Yuma Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Andrade, California. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Ocotillo, California. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the 18th Street gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sureño gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

16 posted on 04/19/2011 7:13:11 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: jazusamo

Janet said everything is fine and under control.


17 posted on 04/19/2011 7:13:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: jazusamo
Who cares just so long as I can get lettuce for 3¢ less per head. < /s>
18 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: jazusamo
Wonder what Obama and Napolitano have to say about this.

We'll find out just as soon as he comments on the Nashville flood and the NC tornadoes with 41 dead.

19 posted on 04/19/2011 7:18:45 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: MamaDearest

Thanks. That link is one week and only the Border Patrol. There has to be many times that nabbed by LE weekly across the US.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: BerryDingle

Good point, haven’t heard a word out of him on that, he’s too busy campaigning.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ilovesarah2012
We are worried about Libya but not Mexico.

Obama and George Soros are worried about Libya.

22 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:19 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jazusamo

The US federal government has, once again, failed the American people. The citizens of this country are constrained and not allowed by law to act to protect our territory and the federal government will not. How much more, America? How much more?


23 posted on 04/19/2011 7:25:37 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: jazusamo

I wonder what Bush has to say about this?


24 posted on 04/19/2011 7:31:31 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: jrd
legalize drugs and it will stop over night

Crickets.

25 posted on 04/19/2011 7:34:00 PM PDT by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietszche)
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Here’s the solution

http://www.reuters.com/news/video/story?videoId=187406842&videoChannel=2602


26 posted on 04/19/2011 7:35:00 PM PDT by white17x
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To: LouAvul

I have not heard him make a comment. I would guess he is okay with it.


27 posted on 04/19/2011 7:36:03 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: jazusamo

“The border has never been safer.”

Uh, Janet ... Quit open your eyes

Obama ... Get off the golf course.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 7:36:17 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: jazusamo

This government has to be changed, and changed soon. There isn’t any choice in the matter if the Nation is to survive.

The whole lot of ‘em have to be cleaned out, the system cleaned up, and the Constitutional government restored.

Prayers for a leader.


29 posted on 04/19/2011 7:39:18 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ronnyquest
The citizens of this country are constrained and not allowed by law to act to protect our territory and the federal government will not.

I can say this for myself, if any one of these asswipes steps one foot on my property they will be shot on sight no questions asked.

I'm sure the buzzards will thank me too.

30 posted on 04/19/2011 7:42:35 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: jrd

Legalize drugs and it will all stop overnight? Oh yeah, sure. The Zetas will happily and peacefully welcome an open, competitive market for their goods. And we will welcome them to open factories and distribution centers run by those scrupulous Zeta fellows all throughout the fruited plain. And all those nice mom and pop competitors will all be welcomed to peacefully share in the fruits of this prosperous business.

We are dealing in a business run by murderous, horrific beasts. Since the situation is already out of control we have no choice but to kill the beast, get it out of our country, or be overrun and killed by the beast.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 7:47:38 PM PDT by untwist
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To: LouAvul
The Crawford Coyote says:

Just Doing the Jobs Americans Won't Do Anymore

32 posted on 04/19/2011 8:01:40 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: Jonty30
It is going to take an extended and prominant military action to contain it

Or we could just decriminalize drugs. Nah. That would be too easy.

33 posted on 04/19/2011 8:03:58 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: unixfox

Buzzards gotta eat, too.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 8:04:22 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: rockinqsranch
This government has to be changed, and changed soon. There isn’t any choice in the matter if the Nation is to survive.

Dead on the mark. This government is a criminal enterprise headed by a puppet that has surrounded himself with lapdogs. All of them ignore the law and the Constitution and don't give a whit who knows it.

35 posted on 04/19/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

When we win our country back... maybe we can try and execute those that are responsible for the treason of allowing this to happen.

LLS


36 posted on 04/19/2011 8:37:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: jazusamo
Well I can remember in 2006 during Bush2’s amnesty drive that a fair number of individuals that posted here on FR regularly contemptuously dismissed predictions of the ‘Mexicanization, of the border area by criminal gangs and their collaborators and enablers. Indeed not a few FR posters got sanctioned and some banned for being very persistent in pointing out where the emerging trends were heading in the Southwest. I note those who were once so vociferous in denouncing those who saw the unarmed invasion as becoming an armed invasion as racists have now pretty much fallen silent. Where are they? Or were they always just trolls for agribusiness and operators like Steve Schmitz?
37 posted on 04/19/2011 8:55:13 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: nonliberal

I don’t believe decriminalizing would work. It didn’t work in Amsterdam, where they are recriminalizing them.

If it didn’t work there, I don’t know why it would work here.


38 posted on 04/19/2011 9:10:36 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: jazusamo

What I wouldn’t give for a few Army snipers on the border in strategic locations taking kill shots at will on those homeys’.


39 posted on 04/19/2011 9:25:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: robowombat
Well I can remember in 2006 during Bush2’s amnesty drive that a fair number of individuals that posted here on FR regularly contemptuously dismissed predictions of the ‘Mexicanization, of the border area by criminal gangs and their collaborators and enablers.

Some are still here. They now avoid these threads like the plague.

40 posted on 04/19/2011 10:08:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


41 posted on 04/19/2011 10:50:05 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Misterioso

?F


42 posted on 04/20/2011 5:29:29 AM PDT by jrd
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To: untwist

people go into business to make money ...if there is no money to be made they quit/leave/stop.


43 posted on 04/20/2011 5:32:03 AM PDT by jrd
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To: dragnet2
Yup. Shiftless, lazy RINO wives and daughters must have their many body servants--nannies, maids, etc. It got the big start in Texas with the Bush women...GW wanted to throw open that border even in Texas.

(Hey, Laura...clean up after your own dog and make your own bed. Or hire someone legal to do it.)

44 posted on 04/20/2011 7:46:03 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
You bet. The government ruling class/wealthy government insides are all protected. Secure positions, top shelf benefits, lottery style government pensions etc. You'll never see them having to bump bellies with the millions of illegal aliens and the crime they cause in the streets and neighborhoods, etc.

They only contact they have are with their low wage illegal servants and nannies...Just like Meg Whitman!

45 posted on 04/20/2011 8:00:18 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: untwist
1. So where are the Zetas attacking medical marijuana growers and retailers, eh?

2. Do you support fedgov using the Commerce Clause to impose a national marijuana prohibition?

46 posted on 04/20/2011 11:29:05 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Jonty30
Where are you getting that the Dutch are "recriminalizing" them? They are imposing tighter regulations on the coffee houses and closing some of them, but there is no push to adopt an American style WOD prohibition.

Compare the rate of violent crime in the US vs the Netherlands. Amsterdam - probably the most dangerous city in Holland - is as safe as the safest US cities of its size.

And finally, how do you justify fedgov imposing a nationwide prohibition on mj from a constitutional standpoint?

47 posted on 04/20/2011 11:48:29 AM PDT by Ken H
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48 posted on 04/20/2011 12:05:00 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ken H

I really don’t care what people do with their lives. If they want to spend it toking in their parent’s basement, I don’t care.

What I really dislike is how many of those same people, who claim the right to do what they want, end up asking me for spare change when I pass them on the street corner.


49 posted on 04/20/2011 12:30:43 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SpaceBar

It really amazes me how our politicians and many of our authorities act as though this is not a problem. The favorite targets of the Cartels are...politicians and authority figures. I guess when the Cartels start murdering our police, politicians, etc. then perhaps they will think it might be a problem after all.


50 posted on 04/20/2011 1:27:40 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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