Skip to comments.Mexico's navy vice admiral killed in ambush
Posted on 07/29/2013 3:27:33 AM PDT by LibWhacker
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico's highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting in an area where a fight between rival drug cartels has caused a new outburst of violence.
The state prosecutors' office said the attack on Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar happened on a dirt road near the town of Churintzio. The motive was unclear, but Salazar is the top navy commander in the neighboring Pacific coastal state of Jalisco.
Attacks by Mexican cartels on military personnel have occurred, but are relatively rare. Salazar may be the highest military officer slain since the government began an offensive against the cartels in late 2006.
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Let’s make 40 million of these murderous turd world cretins citizens... that’s the ticket! /s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s
The Mexican Navy and Marines are the least corrupted of the national forces and are thus tasked with leading the assault on the cartels.
Admiral meets drug cartel on dirt road? I’ve probably watched too many episodes of Breaking Bad, but that just doesn’t smell right.
Wait...Mexico has a “Navy”?
The Mexican Navy has, in addition to their float tubes, two destroyers and five frigates purchased from the US, two missile boats purchased from the Israelis, 17 patrol boats and 4 LSTs.
That is absolutely correct. Some may recall several years ago that a particular Mexican Marine had been the driving force behind the capture of one of the more sinister drug lords. The Government decorated him, and, by doing so, let the druggies know who he was. They killed his family all the way out to aunts and uncles. The Navy then declared war on the Cartels, and has been very effective ever since.
It is worrisome that the druggies, in this case, seem to have gotten actionable intelligence and managed to do something with it. Up to now, the Navy has been very secure and uncorrupted. That an Admiral could get taken down in an ambush is a bad sign. Traitor in the midst...
It is a knee-jerk reaction among some to simply bash the Mexicans as all drunks, druggies and sloths. That’s about as true as “All Americans love Il Douche.” Try and remember that...
I was wondering when the drug cartels would turn to the leadership of the navy. The Mexican Marines have been tearing them up.
And Five Million pairs of water wings.
BTW her is a photo of their fleet.
He was probably in charge of converting fishing boats, pangas into pot smuggling pangas.
The latest seizure of a Mexican Navy Panga happened a few days ago near Santa Cruz, Ca..
Panga Boat, 1200 Pounds of Marijuana Seized ... - Santa Cruz Patch
http://santacruz.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/panga-boat-1200-pounds-of-marijuana-seized-on-north-coast - - Cached - Similar pages
17 hours ago ... The weed is worth about $2.1 million on the street, Sulay said. ... However, Panga boat captures are rare in Santa Cruz County, which is about ...
There is a history of Mexican Navy Pangas smuggling pot and other drugs into America. The Mexican Navy sailors killed a US Coast Guard officer with a Panga last December.
Panga Rams Coast Guard Boat, Kills Chief Officer The Santa ...
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/dec/02/panga-boat-rams-kills-coast-guard-chief-near-santa/ - 98k - Cached - Similar pages
Dec 2, 2012 ... Panga Rams Coast Guard Boat, Kills Chief Officer. Patrol Boat Investigating Suspected Smugglers Near Santa Cruz Island; Two People in ...
$4 Million In Pot Found On California Beach After Panga Boat ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/4-million-pot-california-beach-panga-boat_n_2908446.html - 181k - Cached - Similar pages
Mar 19, 2013 ... An abandoned panga boat was also found nearby with more than 20 fuel containers. ... Santa Barbara Sheriff’s narcotics detectives confiscated the 50 bales of .... $4 Million Worth Of Marijuana Found On Santa Barbara County Beach .... .
Federal Agent Killed When Drug Smuggler Rams Coast Guard Boat ...
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/federal-agent-killed-when-drug-smuggler-rams-coast-guard-boat/ - - Cached - Similar pages
Dec 2, 2012 ... A federal law enforcement officer was killed when a dope smuggler’s ... the Coast Guard intercepted two boats a pleasure craft and a panga boat, ... a small, fast launch near San Clemente Island, in Santa Barbara County. ... dropped off on Santa Cruz Island just before the interception of the two boats.