Skip to comments.Shadow of vigilantes appears in Mexico drug war
Posted on 01/19/2009 10:51:08 PM PST by LuxMaker
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) –
Shadowy vigilante groups are threatening Mexico's drug gangs near the U.S. border in retaliation for a wave of murders and kidnappings that killed 1,600 people in this city alone last year.
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Funny, didn’t GWB denounce “vigilante” Minutemen?
He preferred handing tax money to foreign nationals.
“Shadowy vigilante groups are threatening Mexico’s drug gangs”
Happened in Columbia, why not Mexico?
The government of Mexico has ceased to function. 1,600 murders by the ruling criminal gangs in one city alone.
The vigilantes are excercising a fundamental human right, the right to self-survival.
It is the reason we have a Second Amendment. The ban on “assault weapons” is a violation of that right.
Murder, abductions, corrupt police, soldiers and politicians - what do you expect?
someone has to do it... maybe they should import some Mexicans from the USA to do the job they won’t do.
When the young thugs Piss Off the old farts...That is the theme of Eastwood’s current flick!
It will be Ego VS Experience.
That city is barely divided from El Paso, USA
The government is worse than paralyzed. They’ve impotent.
The central problem in Mexico (and in Columbia in the past) was that the cartels had completely infiltrated the government and law enforcement. They did this through bribery, extortion and terror.
What the government does in response to finding someone on the take is go through all the nice, legal and nice enforcement: arrest, trial, etc.
What a government needs to do in this case is make people who turn towards the cartels fear the government more than the cartels.
The first requirement for the government here is to eliminate their opposition to the death penalty.
“They’ve become impotent” is what that should have read.
I was just saying today that vigilantiism is exactly what is needed. In a smalll town near Juarez just recently the police disappeared and they have found the head of the chief of police. The authorities aren’t paralyzed and powerless, they are dead.
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Remember that the Second Amendment is there because governments can fail in their job and governments can overreach their bounds. mexico seems capable of both at once.
I have been saying for a year now that what Mexico needs is a good dose of Los Pepes, the more clandestine the better. They did much to improve the situation in Colombia, and basically ensured that Pablo Escobar and his compinches went down. Of course there are some who objected to Los Pepes’ methods. Ni modo. The government in Mexico is going to just freak on out if the vigilantes do a better job of defeating the narcos than the government has been able to do. I especially liked the PRI guy in the Chihuahua legislature crying fowl. The PRI created the systems that made possible all the corruption we are witnessing today. The narcos took it and ran with it.
That is because that government runs rife with corruption. A government job in Mexico carries to paychecks and two masters... the government (citizens) (low pay) and the narco terrorists (high pay).
Like Columbia the citizens and vigilantes did so well because the citizens had enough of not having only one master. In Columbia it succeeded because the citizenry had enough of two masters and eliminated one.
The other side of that is that the viable vigilantes had support of the U.S. government in both resources and pressure on the Columbian government.
Will that happen in Mexico?
This is nothing new in Latin America or in Mexico’s history.
When corrupt governments lose control, the wealthy oligarchs pay for private body guards to protect themselves and their property first, then turn to private armies to try to exterminate the lawbreakers.