Skip to comments.Mexico drugs: 23 bodies found in Nuevo Laredo
Posted on 05/05/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
At least 23 people have been killed in gruesome circumstances in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the US border.
Nine bodies with signs of torture were found hanging from a bridge.
Hours later, 14 decapitated bodies were discovered in a vehicle, police said. Their heads were found in ice boxes dumped outside the mayor's office.
Nuevo Laredo is the scene of a feud between two of Mexico's biggest drugs gangs, who are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US.
A message left with the hanged bodies said they were members of the Gulf drugs cartel who had been killed by the rival Zetas gang.
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What a garden spot. Death at our doorstep. Drone attacks on that festering sewerhole would improve it. And Obama/Holder/Napolitano do nothing about protecting our borders.
Ya gotta wonder how many guns from Fast and Furious were involved in this gruesome slaughter.
there sure is lots of violence in Mexico. Holy Toledo.
And yet we keep hearing these radio ads here in the border region, come on down to Mexico, it’s a fiesta every day, come visit and all that.
Maybe the tourist areas have some security, maybe. Well, I’m not going to risk it, personally.
These people in Mexico are no different than the scum in the middle east but they are on our border. They need to be eliminated.
ping (other related articles at linked BBC website)
While this is attributable to the cartel wars, I am starting to suspect that more is going on here than meets the eye.
Specifically, I wonder if some of these homicides are being done by the Santa Muerte cult. Santa Muerta, or “Saint Death”, is a blatant throwback to an old Aztec goddess, that in the Mexican mind holds some disturbing parallels with the Kali (goddess of death) cult of India, the Thuggees.
Robbery death cults are particularly dangerous because they are indiscriminate in who they kill, actually seeing murder as a sacrament to their goddess, and do not carry symbols or other indicators of their belief. This means they can travel undetected before murdering and robbing random people.
Much like have a thousand of our more prolific serial killers operating at once, relatively independently of each other, but sometimes in bands.
In Mexico, the Santa Muerte cult has an estimate 2 million at least casual participants, and an unknown number of core followers. They can be both utterly ruthless and willing to die, because any death, even their own, pleases their goddess.
Sun rose, sky blue, water wet...
This may not be popular - but I suspect that most people in Mexico aren’t in the gangs or human trafficing business. They’re probably like the people of Compton or Detroit - trying to live and raise their families in hellholes that they may or may not have helped create by poor choices in voting. I wonder what we (conservatives in the US) could do to help empower the regular people in Mexico that are just interested in living normal lives (i.e. work for a living, raise your kids, etc) to eradicate the drug cartels. I know that this sounds touchy,feely but I can’t imagine trying to raise a family in such conditions (Although between Obama and the rest of the “progressives” I may get the opportunity yet :-( ).
Perhaps prayer for real change down there is the best we can do right now.
There is a strong aspect of poetic justice here.
The Zetas were started in '99 when the Gulf Cartel recruited several dozen members of the Mexican equivalent of US Special Forces to be their protectors and enforcers.
The Zetas split from the Gulf boys in 2010 and have been at war with them since.
Those who hire mercenaries because they are unable/unwilling to do their own dirty work are often consumed by them.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Prayer won’t do a bit of good unless the people start standing up for what they want. As it stands now, they just vote in people that will “give” them things......just like the democrats here.
The areas around the border are real hot spots as the cartels battle for control of the various smuggling corridors. It is getting bad enough that more affluent Mexicans are chartering aircraft to get across the border for shopping trips rather than drive a relatively short distance through the battlefields.
“In Mexico, the Santa Muerte cult has an estimate 2 million at least casual participants,”
I bet there are more than 2 million Santa Muerte Mexican worshipers in the US! Every pot farm raid is full of their candles, statues, etc.