Skip to comments.Mexican drug cartels target journalists
Posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT by AuntB
Mexico is the deadliest country on earth for journalists.
Almost 50 have been killed since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels six years ago.
For all the hoopla over Daniel Perl being beheaded by Islamic terrorists on the other side of the globe, not much has been mentioned when it happens daily NEXT DOOR!
If anyone is putting together a list of US news correspondents to be sent to cover events in Mexico I have some suggestions.
The link is a video.
Mexico should interview and hire some mercenaries to take care of the drug cartels.
Where is Executive Outcomes when you need them?
“If anyone is putting together a list of US news correspondents to be sent to cover events in Mexico I have some suggestions.”
I volunteer perky Kati Couric!
BTW...I still think it is interesting that CBS started reporting on Fast and Furious about the same time she decided to leave the news.
The world is moving toward a 3S system rapidly. “Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up.”
No one wants to talk about it for obvious reasons, but as law and order continue to break down, that is the historical result. When the BP is told to run and hide, people will just take matters into their own hands.
Not saying that’s the preferred thing to do, but what do the authorities expect? (as if we don’t know). In Mex, the only thing that has prevented that from happening is a disarmed populace. But there are periodic stories of cartel members found dead under ‘non lead poisoning’ circumstances. Yes, the cartels are psycho and armed to the teeth, but they still ‘go missing’ on occasion.
Up here, we are armed, but I’ll bet that before long, as the violence moves north, lead poisoning and random ‘disappearances’ will increase.
And the very reporters whose lives would be saved, there and here, will bitch to high heaven about it.
Ahh... one of those threads where everyone is thinking the same thing, but for decorum won’t mention it.
Include me in the thought process.
“The world is moving toward a 3S system rapidly. Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up.
In the case of Mexico it’s, behead, hang ‘em on a bridge, and kill the journalists so they can’t tell.
I spent a decent amount of time in Baja covering off-road racing in the mid-late 90s/early 2000s before things got really crazy. One thing you quickly learn in Mex is that you ‘DO NOT” mention any of the billion and 5 ways they conduct their business.
The other thing is that even then, who ran the show and their men was open knowledge. Every Mexican KNOWS who is doing what in the drug trade and if they are smart, their families stay healthy.
Mexo can be ‘fixed’ by a hydrogen bomb or a minefield along the border. Period. There are a lot of really outstanding people there, a number of which I call friends,but the very fabric of Mexican life is so intertwined with corruption, drugs and violence, that it is not ‘fixable’ by civilizational standards. You either participate in the process or leave.
Then there's the environmental impact report...
Can we make it mandatory that any media doofus must spend a two year training period in Mexico in order to be certified to US media? And their arrivals in Mexico must be well publicized, as well as alerts when they are three weeks from ‘graduating’.
Then study the EIO for a couple mor to determine whether or not a Blue Ribbon panel should be organized to study the options for further studies.
As long as it does not endanger the blue toed snarfblat. Which would then require an environmental impact study.
While I don’t like the Mexican drug cartels and the massacres they are inflicting where ever they exist, I would like to buy their services for a few minutes or so in DC and NYC
Harbor Freight has a special running for a $3000 backhoe style digger you can hook up to the back of a pick-up truck and tow wherever you need it. Hydraulics operate off of a briggs and STratton mowewr style motor.
“CBS finally got the nerve to send a journalist to Mexico to interview other media down there about the continued risk to their lives for doing their jobs.”
ABCCBSCNNNBCFOX/AP hostile takeover of the Mexican media?
You see it pretty much the same as I do, Norm.