Skip to comments.Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It 'Official,' with Uniforms, Insignia
Posted on 05/23/2011 4:40:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
According to a growing number of reports out of Mexico today, the major drug trafficking operations (DTOs) like Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel, La Familia Michoacana and its latest incarnation, Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) -- are not only donning uniforms but brandishing insignias, badges, even decals on their vehicles that are indistinguishable from that of the federal or local police forces.
This has been going on for about five or six years and perhaps even longer members of Mexican cartels impersonating the cops or dressed in some sort of dark, scary uniforms, said Howard Campbell, a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas El Paso.
They want to wear the disguise that will allow them to carry out their activities more successfully, noted George Grayson, author of "Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?"
He pointed to a rash of successful prison escapes two years ago in which members of Los Zetas dressed in police and federal uniforms to help spring fellow members from jail. According to reports, the Zetas pretended to carry out inspections and, with aid from guards on the inside, were able to get to the inmates, open the cells and allow them to just walk away. ....
More recently, Mexican police are still looking for the gunman behind the brazen daylight murder of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent Jaime Zapata in February in San Luis Potosi.
Reports say Zapata and fellow ICE agent Victor Avila, who was wounded in the attack, may have stopped their armored SUV and rolled down the drivers window before they were shot, suggesting they believed they were being approached by friendly forces.
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Good, they’ve become an official combat fighting force and we can target them.
Why not? The BATFE impersonates actual law enforcement and gets away with it - so why shouldn’t the cartels imitate the agency they get their weapons from?
I cannot find the source but years ago I recall reading Congressional testimony from our intelligence services who predicted that by the 20-teens we'd be at war with the ILLEGAL drug forces.
” brandishing insignias, badges,”
Badges, .... we dont need no steenking badges !
We will wind up occupying Mexico sooner than later.
Well Conservatives wanted a Drug War. They're going to get one.
There is a conga-line of millions entering this country illegally from Mexico, while being waved though by our government, but suddenly were going down into Mexico to target their drug gangs....Uh huh.
Mexico will wind up occupying the US sooner or later.
OK its fixed.
Soon, we won't have to go into Mexico to engage them. They'll be causing the same mayhem across the border as well. This is what negligence of border issues by successive U.S. governments brings.
I completely agree. In time (50 years or so), demographic changes will bring it about. And don't be fooled into thinking they will stop at the American Southwest either. They want the WHOLE landmass.
My previous post comes with one caveat. They'll have to dislodge the muslims in the upper Midwest and much of the Northeast.