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SAN FERNANDO, Mexico -- At the largest mass grave site ever found in Mexico, where 177 bodies have been pulled from deep pits, authorities have recovered few bullet casings and little evidence that the dead were killed with a gun.
Instead, most died of blunt force trauma to the head, and a sledgehammer found at the crime scene is believed to have been used in the executions, according to Mexican investigators and state officials.
As many as 122 of the victims were passengers dragged off bus
Originally posted by VonDoomen
Why exactly is this posted in the breaking news section, or as news at all? while a tragedy, doesnt really seem like "big news"
It may be sickening, but people do need to look at it.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by butcherguy
I added your suggestion...
might be a tad to early in the morning for folks to be looking at those kinds of photos...
hell even I just glanced at them then quickly closed the page
The signature crimes of the most violent drug cartel in Mexico are its beheading and dismemberment of rival gang members, military personnel, law enforcement officers and public officials, and the random kidnappings and killings of civilians who get caught in its butchery and bloodletting.
But this disparate band of criminals known as Los Zetas is no longer just a concern in Mexico. It has expanded its deadly operations across the southwestern border, establishing footholds and alliances in states from New York to California. Just last year, federal agents tied a coc aine operation in Baltimore to the Zetas.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by DaddyBare
You certainly were not kidding when you said 'graphic'.
Might want to add 'Graphic human body dismemberment'. They certainly have some animals living south of our border. I mean, what possible need did they have to dismember the corpses? They buried them with a backhoe, why chop them up? Unless they needed to fill a very sick psychological need.
ETA: I gave you a star and a flag. People need to see what is starting to come across our border with Mexico.
I am not anti-immigration, but we do not need animals like that taking over our country. We need to seal our border and get real picky about who comes across.
edit on 25-4-2011 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)
This group of highly trained gunmen was first hired as a private mercenary army for Mexico's Gulf Cartel. After the arrest of the Gulf Cartel's leader, Osiel Cárdenas Guillen, as well as other events, the two entities became a combined trafficking force, with the Zetas taking a more active leadership role in drug trafficking. Since February 2010 Los Zetas have gone independent and became enemies of its former employer/partner, the Gulf Cartel.
In the late 1990s, the Gulf Cartel leader, Osiel Cárdenas Guillen, wanted to track down and kill rival cartel members as a form of protection. He began to recruit former Mexican Army’s elite Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE) soldiers. It is argued that they received some of their specialized military training in counter-insurgency and locating and apprehending drug cartel members at the military School of the Americas in the United States, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and by other foreign specialists of the United States, France and Israel. They were trained in rapid deployment, aerial assaults, marksmanship, ambushes, small-group tactics, intelligence collection, counter-surveillance techniques, prisoner rescues and sophisticated communications. Military forces from around the world train at Fort Bragg, so there is nothing unique about Mexican operatives learning counter-insurgency tactics at the facility.
Want to bet right here and now on how long it takes for Mexico to be declared a "Failed State" and the US send in hundreds if not thousands of American agents to help regain control????
Oh wait... that's already happened...
US has about 500 agents operating in Mexico... maybe more?
How about how long before we see these drugs problems occurring here in the states???
22 Arrested up in Chicago this weekend
Originally posted by edog11
What else would you expect from ex-Special-Forces operators who have gone nuts for money?
The value of these drugs are being propped-up by prohibition policies, pure and simple.
They are artificially high, but for whose benefit? It's not just the "bad guys" earning a profit here.
Originally posted by butcherguy
JMO, but why would the members of the biggest country club in the land(US Congress) keep those laws on the books if they aren't still making money because of them?