They are trying to disarm the vigilantes, too. The vigilantes are the only stability in the region since the police are so corrupt.
“in the port city of Lazaro Cardenas”
I looked at Google maps and it doesn’t look near the coast to me.
Tip of the iceberg I am certain.
A new paradigm has emerged in the Michoacán State of Mexico and it will bode well for US to pay attention.
The finally fed up citizens of Michoacán armed themselves last year and took on the job their government wouldnt do; that is ridding their society of the local cartel, the Caballeros Templarios.
The citizens, shopkeepers, engineers, farmers and others with no real understanding of strategy or tactics except to know their targets and have the cajones to pull the trigger, have achieved a level of success that has resulted in a considerable drop in cartel terrorism against them. Their every success spawns even more success.
Believe it or not, the Mexican government now wants to collect their guns and the citizens wont give them up. Yesterday a video was released claiming the federales are allegedly killing the autodefensas defenders.
Whether that is the case or not is difficult to say with certainty at this point. But the government supporting media has already been caught editing an interview of the acknowledged leader of the autodefensas movement, Dr. Mireles, that changed the meaning of his entire message.
And there is the matter of Dr. Mireles recent plane crash that reflects darkly on the federale leaders, newly elected or not.
The reality of this situation is it is a rare opportunity to recognize the difference between rebellion and survival.
The government façade is wearing thin. What is becoming evident is that it is the government in a state of rebellion against the citizens. And the citizens have just recently recognized their survival was at stake.
What we could learn is there is nothing wrong with US organizing. In fact, its a Second Amendment requirement. Just in case something like that happens here.
Sounds like the end of a pretty cool movie.
I say Machete should star.
What? They are associated with the ATFE?