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'Four trucks filled with bodies' after Reynosa firefight
The Monitor ^ | 3/11/13 | Ildefonso Ortiz

Posted on 03/12/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT by Nachum

REYNOSA — Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee.

The opening clashes were reported just before 9 p.m. Sunday, when rival factions of the Gulf Cartel consummated what appeared to be a yet another rift within the criminal organization.

During the protracted gunbattle, dozens of gunmen were killed, but authorities Monday would only confirm the deaths of two bystanders and the injury of a third.

A Tamaulipas law enforcement official, who asked to not be named citing security reasons, confirmed that the death toll was about three dozen, however the exact figures were not known because cartel gunmen picked up their own people’s bodies during the struggle.

In a news release, the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office, known as the PGJE, confirmed that the two slain bystanders were a taxi driver and a teenager who was riding a vehicle with his father. The release confirms one person was injured and seven gunmen arrested, and it states that authorities seized 22 vehicles that were used in the melee, but it doesn’t mention any gunmen dying.

The Tamaulipas law enforcement agent called the new release issued by his superiors an insult to common sense.

“There were four trucks filled with bodies that (members of organized crime) picked up,” the official said. “That is not counting the (bodies) that were left behind.”

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bodies; deathtoll; drugcartel; firefight; reynosa; trucks
Another day, another massacre in Mexico
1 posted on 03/12/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I sure wish my daughter had gone there for Spring Break instead of wasting her week going to Ireland.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 10:37:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Nachum

Oh how wonderful...

we just have to give AMNESTY to the 30 Million illegal aliens in the US...

we must have this great culture and diversity here too...

Does Nana need to /s ???

OK


3 posted on 03/12/2013 10:38:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Nachum
“There were four trucks filled with bodies that (members of organized crime) picked up,” the official said.

Well, at least they clean up after their mess!

4 posted on 03/12/2013 10:38:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Nachum

Coming to a southwest American town any day now.
Yeah, keep them borders open to the vermin.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Nachum
Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent...

Why "surprising"? Seems to me the Mexicales are just acting sane and logical.

6 posted on 03/12/2013 10:44:42 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

“’Four trucks filled with bodies’ after Reynosa firefight”

“Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee.”

That is an amazing amount of combat description to then be followed with, ‘and that was before military or police showed up’.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 10:45:30 AM PDT by ansel12 ( August 29,2008 A Natural Born Reformer inadvertently unleashed within palace walls, change ensues.)
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To: Nachum

now there’s a situation where predators could come in handy.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 10:46:30 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Nachum

“Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande”
George W. Bush


9 posted on 03/12/2013 10:48:11 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Cowboy Bob
It could have just as easily been on their baseball field


10 posted on 03/12/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

Did Obama and Holder sell them the weapons?


11 posted on 03/12/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Joe Boucher

Reynosa, as you probably know, is just across the border from civilized people. It’s 1:40 from South Padre. Texas is long past due for taking border security in their own hands.


12 posted on 03/12/2013 10:50:57 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Nachum

Four Truck Loads?
Wow. Of course that leads to the question, how big were the trucks? It would make a big difference in our outrage.
Mini pickup?
3/4 ton pickups?
Short bed / Long bed?
10 ton truck?


13 posted on 03/12/2013 10:56:20 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: C210N

‘Absent’’? It was most likely the ‘’authorities’’ who were doing the shooting.


14 posted on 03/12/2013 10:57:24 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: C210N

‘Absent’’? It was most likely the ‘’authorities’’ who were doing the shooting.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 10:57:38 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: AppyPappy

Our son and daughter in law are headed for Cancun on Thurs.

Last week a small child was killed there.

We keep warning them about not traveling to Mexico, but they win a trip from daughter-in-laws work, so they feel they have to go. Her husband is so bull headed that he feels he is beyond the threat.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Cicero

Yes, and then they blamed it on American citizens who are still in jail.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 11:06:33 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Nachum

This is the definitive outcome of gun control. In Mexico, the mere posession of cartridges can net one serious prison time. Tell these combatants.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: illiac

Cancun is OK if you stay out of the problem areas. IOW don’t wander.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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Wonder how many of these guns that were used have Holder’s name on them.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Nachum

Sounds like it was mostly red on red with little net loss to society.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 11:19:00 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Nachum

“Grenades” how soon before those show up in Obamaland?


22 posted on 03/12/2013 11:19:23 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like they had their weapons set to full Tarantino.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: forgotten man
“Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande” George W. Bush

He's right. They bring their gang values with them. Also, the river doesn't stop their bullets either proven by the University of Texas in both El Paso and Brownsville have had to close due to bullets hitting campus buildings.

24 posted on 03/12/2013 11:28:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum
If they just banned those nasty automatic guns anybody can buy without a proper background check at those guns shows and the 30 round clips (sic) that go with them, they wouldn't have these problems!

Oh, wait...

25 posted on 03/12/2013 11:32:07 AM PDT by Gritty (Pay no attention to that headless dead body; the real victim here is Islam... - Mark Steyn)
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To: Nachum

Dead scumbag, corrupt cops/military salute too the zone of mexico...it’s not a country. Never has been, never will.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Nachum

Birth control, Mexico style.


27 posted on 03/12/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum

Sounds as if Mexico needs gun control laws. Let’s send Di, Sarah, Chuckie and Gabby there to get things rolling.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 12:59:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Nachum

Wonder how much the CIA/Intel agencies had to do with the rift in the Cartel.


29 posted on 03/12/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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