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Mexican Army finds 'Monsters' in Ciudad Camargo
The Monitor ^ | June 06, 2011

Posted on 06/06/2011 3:15:02 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

The Mexican Army announced Sunday night the results of a raid at a warehouse that was being used as a makeshift machine shop by cartel members to build armored assault vehicles.

The raid took place Saturday in the Prolongación Gonzalez area in the city of Camargo, across from Rio Grande City, during a routine patrol where a military convoy came across the warehouse, according to a news release from the Mexican Army.

As a result of the raid, the Mexican military seized two dump trucks that had been heavily armored and modified to carry a squad of gunmen. The two trucks were painted black.

The military also seized two other dump trucks, 23 tractor-trailers, four backhoes, two trailers, seven load-bearing attachments for trailers, seven towing platforms, one tractor and some ammunition and magazines.

The military didn’t report any confrontations or arrests.

The military didn’t state which criminal organization the heavily armored trucks belonged to, but in other parts of Mexico, armed forces have found similar designs belonging to the Zetas, who typically call the vehicles “Monsters.”

The Monsters have been used by the Zetas in a number of firefights — both against their rivals, the Gulf Cartel, and the Mexican military. The heavily armored vehicles vary in design, ranging from modified Ford F-350’s to large tractor-trailers — all armored in makeshift shops and painted black.

In one firefight last year, in rural northern Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel defeated a squad of Zetas who were using Monsters and — after the fight — spray-painted insults on them. Those Monsters were later found by authorities.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: borderwar; gulfcartel; mexico; zetas
"In one firefight last year, in rural northern Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel defeated a squad of Zetas who were using Monsters and — after the fight — spray-painted insults on them."

Kilroy was here?

1 posted on 06/06/2011 3:15:04 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Mad Max, coming soon to a border near you.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 3:21:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SwinneySwitch

3 posted on 06/06/2011 3:22:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

That is a pretty darn scary looking vehicle.

Countdown to pix of the Deathmobile from Animal House ...


4 posted on 06/06/2011 3:26:34 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Paladin2

I would give it a different paint job and a muscial horn that plays “Va va vamba.”


5 posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SwinneySwitch

6 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What Mexico needs is another revolution. They need another Idalgo(priest with cojones) to bring on the bell tolls of war against the evil that is wrecking that nation.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 3:34:26 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Countdown to pix of the Deathmobile from Animal House

Why not?

I live around the corner from Universal Studios Hollywood. I go there about once every few months and there sits the Deathmobile. I have the pics on my other computer and will try to remember to post pics in situ.

What is surprising is how small it is.

8 posted on 06/06/2011 3:36:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I think I just saw that movie on Netflix.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 3:36:54 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: freedumb2003

I thought it was built on a Lincoln Continental chassis.


10 posted on 06/06/2011 3:37:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

‘Mad Max’ taking place before our very eyes, and right next door. How long until it comes here?


11 posted on 06/06/2011 3:38:31 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

how long before they get real tanks or mount a cannon /H M G on these things I wonder


12 posted on 06/06/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; tuffydoodle; ...

APC ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 3:44:52 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Monster Mack


14 posted on 06/06/2011 3:47:17 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: MHGinTN

>>I thought it was built on a Lincoln Continental chassis.<<

It sounds big until up place a big barrel on it.

Trust me, in person it is not that large — not nearly as large as you think of it.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 3:48:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5frUw0Nke64#at=48


16 posted on 06/06/2011 3:51:11 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 06/06/2011 3:52:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Ah, the Rachael Corrie model.

“Rachaelita es me corizon”

Caution, treads can become clogged
with human remains after 100 miles.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 3:59:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

No, that’s the American model from years ago in Granby Co, when a guy went on a rampage and leveled part of the town.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 4:05:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SwinneySwitch

How long before they blame american gun owners, or american custom truck builders?


20 posted on 06/06/2011 4:39:34 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Thank you for today’s pings Swinney Switch.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 4:44:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: forgotten man
I would give it a different paint job and a muscial horn that plays “Va va vamba.”

Be REAL careful what you ask for around here....


22 posted on 06/06/2011 4:44:48 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
"In one firefight last year, in rural northern Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel defeated a squad of Zetas who were using Monsters and — after the fight — spray-painted insults on them."

Kilroy was here?

Yep. Brought his amigos along, too.

23 posted on 06/06/2011 4:48:10 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: gieriscm

What round for this?


24 posted on 06/06/2011 5:04:15 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226
What round for this?

Nuke it from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.

25 posted on 06/06/2011 5:06:57 PM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / C2 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: MHGinTN

It looks like a 60’s Lincoln (suicide doors).


26 posted on 06/06/2011 6:12:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Apache chow. Kibbles for a Warthog.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 6:53:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Paladin2

That’s pretty intimidating. I want to know what the armor quality is. It looks like its fulfilling an APC role If you could get a 7.62 AP round inside it without going through the other side, it would ricochet around inside and make the Zetas inside very unhappy. I think taking out one or both front tires would make it pretty non-mobile and a Barret .50 cal would probably turn it into swiss cheese but those are in short supply.


28 posted on 06/06/2011 7:00:57 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: TigersEye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrD_GnkG7dI&feature=related


29 posted on 06/06/2011 10:01:47 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg
That works! Probably a lot more budget conscious that what I had in mind...

turn volume down if you don't like AC-DC (not the helicopter video)

Isn't a Lahti what Henry Bowman had? He had some kind of 20mm cannon.

30 posted on 06/06/2011 10:29:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Paladin2
It looks like a 60’s Lincoln (suicide doors)

Certainly not a '51 Chevy....

The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a red, 1951 Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico into the U.S.

31 posted on 06/07/2011 10:21:33 AM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: TigersEye
Isn't a Lahti what Henry Bowman had? He had some kind of 20mm cannon.

Solothurn S-18/1000. Both 20mm x 138mm belted caliber.

Comparison: Finnish Lahti l-39 Norsupyssy on the right, Solothurn S-18/1000 on the left.

32 posted on 06/07/2011 10:31:31 AM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: RC one
That’s pretty intimidating. I want to know what the armor quality is. It looks like its fulfilling an APC role If you could get a 7.62 AP round inside it without going through the other side, it would ricochet around inside and make the Zetas inside very unhappy. I think taking out one or both front tires would make it pretty non-mobile and a Barret .50 cal would probably turn it into swiss cheese but those are in short supply.

Funny, the Mexicans seem to have plenty of them....


33 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:01 AM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

still nowhere near as common as small caliber rifles just like special forces soldiers are nowhere near as common as regular army and; furthermore, I wasn’t really thinking about them. I was thinking about those things crossing the border. I don’t really care what happens with them south of the border.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 11:19:15 AM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: archy

Thanks, that was nice finding a pic with both in it. I think it was ‘96 or ‘97 when I read the book. (where the heck did the time go?)


35 posted on 06/07/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: archy
We did stuff like that in college, but we stood around the outside of the car.
36 posted on 06/07/2011 1:48:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BCR #226; gieriscm
What round for this?

Pikers. You can do better than that.


37 posted on 06/08/2011 4:41:43 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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