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Mexican Soldiers Kill Citizen Militia Members
Forbes ^

Posted on 01/15/2014 6:38:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Early in the morning on January 13, Mexican soldiers clashed with members of an armed citizen’s militia group. Multiple casualties were reported. Mexico’s government recently amped up its presence in the surrounding state of Michoacan after ongoing conflicts between armed civilians and drug cartel members have escalated. A recent push by the vigilante group to drive members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel out of the city of Apatzingan has led to an even more complicated situation. While heavily armed soldiers congregated in the center of Apatzingan, other units operating outside of the city tried to disarm some of the vigilantes. During the operation, some soldiers reportedly fired at members of the citizen’s group.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugcartels; mexico; militiagroups

1 posted on 01/15/2014 6:38:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

They need to concentrate on disarming the cartel...or maybe it is a question of whose side the police are on.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 6:42:36 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Red in Blue PA

So the Mexican Army is paid by the cartels, no?


3 posted on 01/15/2014 6:42:38 AM PST by madison10 ( Taking a husband shopping is akin to hunting with the game warden.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Mexican army and the drug cartels are one and the same.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 6:42:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: madison10

Looks that way.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 6:43:11 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like the Mexican government is trying to disarm the citizens who had the audacity of challenging the drug cartel. The drug lords frown on such challenges and called in their lackeys in the government to put this rebellion down. Typical for Mexico.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 6:44:10 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Mexican army and the drug cartels are one and the same.

Or at least have considerable overlap.

One of my best friends is from Morelia in Michoacán state. It used to just be really poor. Now it's incredibly dangerous even by Mexican standards.

7 posted on 01/15/2014 6:44:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: HollyB

The Mexican govt and police are so corrupt half of them work for the cartels. Thats why they killed the vigilantes.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 6:48:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tax-chick

How bad is Mexico City for American gringos? I’m thinking of visiting there this year.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 6:51:08 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess the government has decided to show their hand.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 6:51:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It sure seems so.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 6:51:42 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: LiveFree99

We don’t hear much about things being dangerous in Mexico City. It seems not to be one of the war zones like Michoacán, Acapulco, or Sinaloa.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 6:52:57 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
The Mexican govt and police are so corrupt half of them work for the cartels.

And the other half lie about it.

13 posted on 01/15/2014 6:55:10 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can imagine this same type of thing happening here before too long.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 6:57:42 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Tax-chick

I visited Michoacan in 1975. It’s a beautiful state, with lakes and mountains covered with pine forests that resemble the Rockies or Sierra Nevada. In years past, it attracted a lot of tourists.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 6:57:50 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Mexican army and the drug cartels are one and the same.

Hmmmm...

The United States Government and the Democratick (sicK) party are one and the same.

16 posted on 01/15/2014 6:58:20 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is this what we should expect in the coming EBT Riots when Eric Holder sets “his people” loose on the unbelievers?


17 posted on 01/15/2014 7:01:22 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Remember the Alamo.

/johnny


18 posted on 01/15/2014 7:01:56 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LiveFree99
Stay in the Pink Zone.
If you want to tour the city, have the hotel designate a local guy with a car and hire him for the day. Make sure you know his fee before you get in his car.
Don't forget to buy his lunch if you stop for a meal.
19 posted on 01/15/2014 7:03:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Tax-chick

Ok, thanks.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 7:04:22 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: Red in Blue PA

Reads like Nazi style propaganda.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 7:06:36 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Red in Blue PA

Pfffffft... the mexican government IS the drug cartel!!!


22 posted on 01/15/2014 7:07:16 AM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: skeeter

That’s what worries me. Look at the blind eye to the scandals now.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 7:07:42 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thx for the response. I am aware ; )


24 posted on 01/15/2014 7:10:13 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is it any different than obama protecting terrorists here and abroad?


25 posted on 01/15/2014 7:31:17 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: HollyB

the government and the cartel are basically one and the same now.

Why do you think so much of the violence in Mexico has ceased since the new president was elected?


26 posted on 01/15/2014 7:34:41 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Red in Blue PA

Holy crap this sounds like the beginning of something bad.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 7:36:59 AM PST by struggle
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To: C210N
The United States Government, the media, and the Democratick (sicK) party are one and the same.

Ya left one out.

28 posted on 01/15/2014 8:44:37 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Anybody notice that no cartel members were killed by the government?

Very interesting that the Mexican government is far more interested in disarming the people rather than disarming the cartels sucking the lifeblood out of the people. Makes sense though. I’m sure the Mexican government is far more frightened of a populace that wishes to defend themselves than they are in curbing the cartels that provide so much revenue to corrupt government officials.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 9:48:11 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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