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Mexico’s two major crime cartels now at war
Washington Post ^ | 5/24/2012 | William Booth

Posted on 05/24/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by mojito

The two most important criminal organizations in Mexico are engaged in all-out war, and the most spectacular battles are being fought for the cameras as the combatants pursue a strategy of intimidation and propaganda by dumping ever greater numbers of headless bodies in public view — the victims most likely innocents.

No longer limiting themselves to regional skirmishes, the older, established drug-smuggling Sinaloa cartel is now fighting the brash, young paramilitary Zetas crime organization across multiple front lines in Mexico in a desperate fight, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and security analysts on both sides of the border.

The two gangs and their surrogates continue to quietly kill each other, but they are also staging public massacres in order to terrify civilians, cow authorities and taunt outgoing President Felipe Calderon, who has made his U.S.-backed confrontation against the cartels a centerpiece of his administration.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: calderon; mexico; sinaloa; zetas
I'm sure that this will just remain a local affair.

Remember: Our shared border is safer than ever.

1 posted on 05/24/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Let them kill of 20-30-40,000 of their “members”, no great loss! The sooner they do it the better.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 3:52:44 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: WellyP; mojito

“When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.”


3 posted on 05/24/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Like Hitler vs Stalin.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Pretty much so. The WWII Eastern Front.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)


5 posted on 05/24/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Agreed, but when they come north we bury them!


6 posted on 05/24/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: carriage_hill

Agreed, but when they come north we bury them!


7 posted on 05/24/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: WellyP
Let them kill of 20-30-40,000 of their “members”, no great loss!

The problem is that a lot of the people they kill aren't in drug cartels. They will just kill people to force others to do what they want.

If they say "Jump" and you don't say "How high?" you will be made an example of. I've seen pictures of what they do. Stick 100 knives into someone one at a time, behead people, skin people alive. I think that they may be worse than islamic terrorists

8 posted on 05/24/2012 4:27:55 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: mojito
I love it when libs and some right wingers chime in about if drugs were legal this wouldn't happen. I ask them if they are willing to stop whatever drug they use to help starve the cartels...and I am called an idiot and a religious nut.

Sad when people are so addicted to chemicals.
9 posted on 05/24/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: KosmicKitty

I’ve seen the videos of what they do to these people. Islamic beheading is a picnic compared to these monsters.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Hulka

Agreed, on both posts. LOL.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 5:16:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Dallas59

Shouldn’t intrastate drug policies be decided by the states rather than the feds per the Tenth Amendment?


12 posted on 05/24/2012 5:37:06 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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