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13 killed in Mexican border lake gunbattle
NC Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | AP

Posted on 05/09/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by jazusamo

The Mexican navy says marines patrolling a lake along the border with Texas discovered a drug gang camp on an island, provoking a gunbattle that left 13 people dead.

The navy says one marine and 12 gunmen from the Zetas drug cartel were killed in the gunbattle on the island on Falcon Lake, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of McAllen, Texas.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; bigsis; border; falconlake; lake; mexico; napolitano; texas; zetas

1 posted on 05/09/2011 11:26:45 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

My condolences and prayers for the family of the Mexican Marine.


2 posted on 05/09/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: jazusamo

Is that the same lake where some American tourist on a jetski got shot by Mexican’s?


3 posted on 05/09/2011 11:31:56 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Westbrook
My condolences and prayers for the family of the Mexican Marine.

Amen.

4 posted on 05/09/2011 11:34:32 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Unless there are two Falcon lakes they are one and the same.

I feel safer now. I think I’ll plan my next fishing trip down there. I may not have room for fishing tackle just ammo.


5 posted on 05/09/2011 11:35:52 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Appears to be the same body of water. I guess the mexicans watched a couple of Arnold movies.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Yep the same lake........... The drug cartels rule a lot of area along the border and down into Mexico.

The story in its entirety shows what is going on down there with the drug cartels. Just look at the deaths that are being reported [34,600 in four years] never mind how many they don’t report.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iBz9s93xxiXEmDJSRssB8aeDSKLQ?docId=6c98518debc64664a0a48a8cd42f2f96

13 killed in Mexican border lake gunbattle
(AP) – 3 hours ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy says marines patrolling a lake along the border with Texas discovered a drug gang camp on an island, provoking a gunbattle that left 13 people dead.

The navy says one marine and 12 gunmen from the Zetas drug cartel were killed in the gunbattle on the island on Falcon Lake, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of McAllen, Texas.

The navy said in a statement Monday that the gunmen opened fire when the marines found the camp. The statement said marines seized more than 20 guns, including several assault rifles, after the shooting Sunday.

The statement said the Zetas were smuggling marijuana from the camp into Texas by speedboat.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers have unearthed 11 more bodies from mass graves in northern Mexico, bringing the rapidly mounting toll from the monthlong search to at least 168.

The graves in Durango state are believed to hold the remains of drug cartel victims, possibly including executed rivals.

The Durango state attorney general’s office said in a statement Monday that the bodies of 10 men and 11 women were recovered over the weekend.

Last month, security forces also discovered 183 bodies in secret graves in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas.

The so-called narco-graves have been discovered over the past year. Turf battles between drug cartels have claimed the lives of more than 34,600 people in Mexico in the past four years.


7 posted on 05/09/2011 11:37:03 AM PDT by deport
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To: trapped_in_LA
Yes it is. It was David Michael Hartley who was murdered, he and his wife were from McAllen, TX, I believe. It was suspected Zetas that murdered him.
8 posted on 05/09/2011 11:38:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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9 posted on 05/09/2011 11:42:10 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/falcon-50205-suspected-zetas.html
12 suspected Zetas, Mexican marine, killed in shootout on Falcon Lake


10 posted on 05/09/2011 11:44:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jazusamo
"The media reports of violence are overblown"

11 posted on 05/09/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: trapped_in_LA

Is that the same lake where some American tourist on a jetski got shot by Mexican’s?

Yes!


12 posted on 05/09/2011 11:49:07 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Liberty Valance; All

Thanks for linking. That article has the info on the David Hartley murder.


13 posted on 05/09/2011 11:51:05 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: TSgt

Great graphic and caption!


14 posted on 05/09/2011 11:59:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

if they were not in bed with these terrorists, they would go in there and wipe them out.


15 posted on 05/09/2011 12:21:59 PM PDT by applpie
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To: deport

36,400! That’s a mighty big number....works out to one murder per hour, just about. What’s the source?


16 posted on 05/09/2011 12:31:39 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: deport

36,400! That’s a mighty big number....works out to one murder per hour, just about. What’s the source?


17 posted on 05/09/2011 12:31:44 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: deport

But Muammar Gaddafi is killing his own people. We must have priorities. /s


18 posted on 05/09/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I remember that.
did they ever recover her body?


19 posted on 05/09/2011 12:36:01 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: absalom01

What’s the source?


The AP article I posted in #7. Whether it is correct or not I don’t know. I transposed the number which should have been 34,600. Google will give you data on murder in Mexico and along the Border. I believe I read a story while looking for this info that 97 Americans were murder in Mexico in 2009.


20 posted on 05/09/2011 12:40:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: absalom01

In the article


21 posted on 05/09/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: absalom01
36,400! That’s a mighty big number....works out to one murder per hour, just about. What’s the source?

I'm just guessing here, but that's greater than the American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Kind of puts things in perspective.

But Americans travelng to Mexico is perfectly safe!
An ideal place to win Darwin Awards.

< sarc >

22 posted on 05/09/2011 12:46:47 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: applpie

“if they were not in bed with these terrorists, they would go in there and wipe them out.”

Exactamente! Why didn’t they surround the island and kill every living thing on it.


23 posted on 05/09/2011 1:02:52 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: jazusamo
Not sure if this image will show up. If it's a red x, click here.


24 posted on 05/09/2011 1:27:08 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

It’s showing up fine for me. Thanks.


25 posted on 05/09/2011 1:30:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The use of marijuana in the United States has never hurt anyone and is a victimless crime. Did the Mexican Marines confiscate any money? If they did, the Democrats are going to have to pass some more pro-homosexual laws to make up for the loss of donation money.


26 posted on 05/09/2011 1:32:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jazusamo

The use of marijuana in the United States has never hurt anyone and is a victimless crime. Did the Mexican Marines confiscate any money? If they did, the Democrats are going to have to pass some more pro-homosexual laws to make up for the loss of donation money.


27 posted on 05/09/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: deport

Wow. And OBozo is pushing yet again for amnesty.


28 posted on 05/09/2011 1:39:48 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I think it was her husband who was killed. No I haven’t heard. Those Zeta’s probably ground him to taco meat.


29 posted on 05/09/2011 2:09:47 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jazusamo; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; ...

Falcon Lake ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


30 posted on 05/10/2011 9:32:15 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Heard it on the radio, thanks for the ping.


31 posted on 05/10/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Osama bin Ladin is now Osama bin Floatin'.)
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