Monday, December 22, 2008

If You Think It's Bad Where You Live, . . .

12 Decapitated Bodies Found in Southern Mexico: "MEXICO CITY, Dec. 21 -- The decapitated bodies of 12 men were discovered early Sunday scattered in and around a state capital in southern Mexico. Nine of the headless corpses were strewn along a busy street, where the Guerrero state governor later appeared for a religious procession. Authorities said some of the victims were Mexican army soldiers.

The gruesome display comes as drug traffickers and their death squads fight law enforcement authorities as well as each other for control of prized routes into the United States, the world's most lucrative drug market.

Near some of the decapitated remains, authorities found a sign that read: 'For every one of mine that you kill, I will kill 10.' Dumping heads and bodies in public view is becoming a common tactic as the cartels wage a campaign of narco-terrorism."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sister in Arizona has been keeping me updated on the Mexican drug wars. Her office (she works for the Governor) has regular meetings with Mexican counterparts twice a year but it is so dangerous that she refused to send anyone down there this time.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

And who can blame her? Gives new meaning to "if you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs."

August West said...

America has 5% of Planet's human population and we consume 2/3 of the illegal drugs in the world. And 80% of that comes across the Mexican border.

And you can't find a politician in the country with any "kahunas" to do anything about it.

It's disheartening, I'm start to believe we deserve what we get....

Gerard Saylor said...

You usually read about this stuff happening in Northern Mexico. Nasty business.

L.A. Noir had a link to an LA Times news story about a drug murder in Monterrey - or near by - of a police official in a jewelry store. The murder was caught on security cameras. The officer and his wife were buying something to commemorate their infant daughter's successful surgery. Three guys with rifles burst in and murdered the officer, his wife, the unarmed security guard, and a saleslady.