Skip to comments.Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians
Posted on 03/14/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by mgist
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:45 Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians Written by Alex Newman
Obama administration-backed Mexican troops opened fire this week on a group of civilians seeking to keep their weapons and rein in ruthless government-linked drug cartels, which have terrorized their communities in the state of Michoacán. The attack sparked an international outcry on behalf of the citizens, who have suffered non-stop brutality at the hands of both government officials and criminal syndicates. News reports, some of which conflict with each other, suggest that around a dozen people were shot and at least four were killed in the massacre, including an 11-year-old girl. A Mexican paper reported that a dozen civilians died in the clash.
Multiple reports and local witnesses said that Mexican forces opened fire on an unarmed crowd, though officials would not confirm that to foreign reporters. Community leaders quoted in press reports said the government was trying to protect cartels. Authorities also claimed not to know exactly how many people had been killed in the clashes, which reportedly began Monday, January 13, when a group of unarmed citizens tried to stop a convoy of heavily armed government functionaries from entering the town of Antunez and disarming residents.
However, journalists and news reports confirmed that there were multiple bodies in the area, and at least several locals reported that their family members had been slain in attacks by government troops. The federal assault came days after local self-defense groups managed to drive out criminal syndicates from more and more towns in the region over the weekend. Spokesmen for local communities said the biggest confrontation involved around 60 to 80 government troops, although hundreds were in the area.
Officials claim they were trying to bring security to the region by disarming the civilians, whom they refer to as vigilantes for seeking to drive cartels out of their beleaguered communities. Also part of the scheme was enforcing Mexicos draconian gun-control regime, which critics say violates the human rights of law-abiding Mexicans while contributing heavily to the ongoing reign of terror and murder across much of the nation. There will be no tolerance for anyone caught with firearms, decreed Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.
Other top Mexican officials made similar statements, demanding that citizens surrender their weapons and essentially submit to whatever group or cartel happens to be terrorizing the public at that moment. We can't combat illegality with illegality, claimed Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam in a statement to Televisa television. He claimed the purpose of the latest deployment, which led to the massacre, is simply to restore legal order in a place that did not have it.
Authorities apparently expect citizens to rely on the deeply corrupt government for security, even though estimates suggest that between 50,000 and 100,000 innocent people have been slaughtered in less than a decade as drug war-fueled violence continues to escalate. Many Mexicans, however, have had enough of the terror and are organizing self-defense groups to protect their communities and families from lawless cartels and the corrupt officials controlled by criminal syndicates.
The latest confrontations happened near the village of Apatzingan in the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacán. Following years of abuse, dirt-poor townspeople farmers, laborers, local officials, merchants, and more decided to exercise their God-given right to self-defense against the cultish and brutal so-called Knights Templar cartel. The community defense organizations have now liberated and wrested control of more than a dozen cities and towns in the region from criminals, according to news reports.
The locals first decided to arm and organize themselves into self-defense units, known as fuerzas autodefensas in Spanish, early last year. By then, it had become clear to citizens that authorities were either working with the criminal syndicates, or were powerless to stop them. Indeed, entire police departments in the state have been arrested for working with cartels, and evidence confirming U.S. government partnerships with certain crime bosses continues to emerge.
In one case, though, a mayor in Michoacan, Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza, decided to speak out against the cartels and their extortion rackets. He was promptly kidnapped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered part of a nationwide trend. The cartels even have a saying, plomo o plata, which translates to lead (bullets) or silver (money). In other words, officials who are not already working with cartels are offered a choice: Either take the bribes, or die.
Initially, Mexico City reluctantly tolerated some of the self-defense groups despite the radical gun-control regime. More recently, however, in response to locals efforts to restore order and security in their villages, authorities sent in hundreds of soldiers and federal police. Upon arrival, officials reportedly ordered citizens to surrender their only means of self-defense mostly crude firearms. When villagers refused to let them pass, Mexican forces reportedly opened fire, shooting about a dozen victims and killing at least four, probably more.
What we are doing is defending our family, our people, said Estanislao Beltran, a spokesman for the General Council and Community Self-Defense Forces of Michoacán. The government has not cared for 12 years for our safety. The army arrives and disarms us and our partners.... Following this, the people took to the roads to stop the army and asked for the return of the arms to the community because they were defending their communities.
Beltran also said that citizens would never give up their weapons and that there would be no discussions with authorities until Knights Templar bosses are arrested. The problem is the Caballeros Templarios of Michoacán, and the government is in collusion with organized crime, he added. The army is made of people without values or ethics. The military has no reason to shoot the people. Other local residents and community leaders echoed those remarks, with some grieving over the loss of their loved ones at the hands of Mexican forces.
Of course, Beltran and his fellow residents are hardly alone in accusing authorities of colluding with drug cartels. In Mexico, the corruption of government officials at all levels is common knowledge. Just this month, meanwhile, a year-long investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed once again that the U.S. government has also been partnering with some of Mexicos most ruthless cartels for over a decade especially the Sinaloa cartel.
Last year, as The New American reported, leaked documents quoting U.S. and Mexican officials also indicated that American troops were already operating in Mexico. In addition to supporting certain cartels such as Sinaloa, U.S. troops secretly operating in the nation were reportedly working with Mexican forces to perpetrate surgical strikes. Leading analysts equated the machinations to death squads.
Long before those revelations hit the headlines, Obama announced an expansion of the Bush administrations controversial program to support the Mexican government in its blood-drenched war. Despite widespread human-rights concerns, Washington, D.C., has continued to pour hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into the drug-war coffers of Latin American governments especially the one ruling Mexico for years. So far, the schemes show no signs of slowing down or getting anywhere near victory.
In response to the escalating drug-war death toll and soaring violence across the region, Latin American leaders from Colombia and Guatemala to Mexico and Uruguay have increasingly started searching for alternatives including potentially an outright end to drug prohibition. However, the United Nations and the Obama administration have demanded that the so-called war be stepped up, threatening non-cooperative governments while showering more taxpayer funds on those that comply. Caught in the crossfire, meanwhile, are the thousands of innocent civilians murdered every year.
Bush and Obama have successfully assisted Mexico in exporting both is poverty and its crime to America. Both are open-border advocates and pro-amnesty for cheap labor and Undocumented Democrats.
No more Bush family (Jeb), and no more Marxists — 2016.
Good thing Obama and the Rats would never use UN troops to do this to Americans, or Ukrainian troops to do this to Russians.
“who have suffered non-stop brutality at the hands of both government officials and criminal syndicates.”
Is there some distinction, perhaps uniforms, between the two?
As far as I can see, these “campesinos” and their armed confrontation with the drug cartels is the only hope Mexico has. Of course the corrupt army will try and disarm them. Meanwhile, we are considering amnesty for people who have been vetted only by Los Zetas.
He will probably try to use troops on Americans as well. All part of pos potus plan..
Obama isn’t smart enough, nor honest enough to be in the Mexican government, or one of the drug cartels, so he shouldn’t be interfering with the people’s fight for law and order. They don’t need girly men messing with them.
The Merida Initiative forces US taxpayers to subsidize the drug-loving Mexican govt-------watta frickin' joke.
It's open season to conduct dirty deeds in the US. The porous Mexican border is the staging area for global terrorists, the criminal latino underworld, Third World lowlifes, drug cartels, savage latino gangs, and the like..... they all gather at the Mexican border (w/ the Mexicn govt's blessing) to crossover into the US.
Viscious Mexican gangs and drug cartels are said to operate freely across the border in Austin---the Texas state capital---right under the noses of the pols.
Need we be reminded ---- these Third World parasites are gorging at the public teat.
$20 billion goes to Mexico from falsified EITC refunds ......our tax dollars fianance luxury condos across the border.
The Dominican Republic is the paradigm parasite---scoffing up $1 billion per year their citizens here manage to steal. Lots of 'em get EBT cards.... then ship the food to the DR where their parasite relatives ell it on the street.
AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THIS HATE-AMERICA ORGANIZATION W/ A STATED GOAL TO TAKEBACK THE SW: In 2005 alone, $7.9 million in taxpayer funding was given to La Raza chartered indoctrination centers in the form of US Dept of Education grants.
LA RAZA schools stress Latino culture, the Spanish language, the re-conquest of the American Southwest, the establishment of the mythical Atzlan on US soil, and even Aztec math.
In addition to using taxpayer funds to enforce the teaching of murder and violence in US public schools, the federally-funded La Raza organization operates 100 charter schools across America. A selection:
Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Los Angeles)
Atzlan Academy (Tucson, AZ)
Mexicayotl Academy (Nogales, AZ)
The Dolores Huerta Prepatory High School (Pueblo, CO)
Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School (St. Paul, MN) =================================================
LA RAZA GORGES AT THE PUBLIC TEAT
<><> The Senate amnesty bill contains a provision to handover $100 million tax dollars (renewable every year) to subsidize La Raza's hate-filled agenda.
<><> the Congressuial Hispanic caucuss has been quiet about his role in financing, and, earmarking the blood-thirsty America-hating La Raza. race-based "La Raza" was given tax dollars and Congressionsl earmarks to finance its so-valled mortgage activities. La Raza's "strategic partnerships with Wachovia and Bank of America forced the frgradayiio pg mortgage-application requirements and documentation standards.......US taxpayers were saddled w/ billions in bailouts which decimatied the US economy.
<><> La Raza aided and abetted latinos falsifying bank documents, resulting in risky loans over the last decade; they forced the lending industrys ruinous dont ask, dont tell policies.
<><> La Raza also collected a $1 million Democratic earmark that funded community-development projects. Analysts report that much of it went to "mortgage counseling."
Amnesty is a Third World gravy train---US taxpayers are forced to finance pressure groups---all lined up w/ their hands out for zillions in "foreign aid."
LYING IN WAIT FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS---THESE IMPOVERISHED COUNTRIES CURRENTLY HAVE ORGANIZED PRESSURE GROUPS INSIDE THE US (here illegally): Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (stateside)l Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
“..The porous Mexican border is the staging area for global terrorists, ..”
Then we had McRomney making sure they say Obama is a nice man.
We MUST have a fighter as the GOP nominee in 2016.
Amazing to me that so many have yet to catch on to what is happening.