posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:01 PM
Originally posted by tinhattribunal
The Knights Templar Cartel (Spanish: Caballeros Templarios) is a Mexican criminal organization and an offshoot of the La Familia Michoacana drug
cartel based in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
they have a wikipedia page
and here is a wiki for the michacan drug cartel
La Familia Michoacana, (English: The Michoacán Family) La Familia (English: The Family), or LFM was a Mexican drug cartel and an organized
crime syndicate based in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Formerly allied to the Gulf Cartel—as part of Los Zetas—it split off on
it seems that 'knights templar' is just a coincidental oddity in the translation, o'delay!
The Drug War strategy in recent years has been to seek out and eliminate the drug lords, or cartel heads, and weaken the outfit - hence causing
splintering and rivalries after a leader is taken out. An active part of this strategy, that of the CIA advisors in Mexico, is ostensibly to weaken
the gang - and make it more susceptible to a takeover by the Zetas, the rogue breakaway CIA-trained gang [La Familia's merger with a Zeta faction and
breakaway of the Templarios].
Just for drill, find out who the US drug lords are - read-up on Mena, AR. It is easy to see why the US drug war is aimed at the residential level and
potentially to embarrassing to pursue upwards. Now try to discover when the UK ended their opium trade with the Orient - or did they just take it
Shame on all these druggies for their inexcusable behavior. The Drug War is a sham meant to divide, conquer, and take control of massive amounts of
money and power. The Drug War is all about controlling
drug traffic, never about stopping it. Cash cows are to be milked for all they are
worth, never slaughtered. ¡Órale!
reply to post by network dude
Originally posted by network dude
In reading this article, I did a double take.
The attackers gagged and tied up the men with phone cables and then raped the women, who they had bound up with their own bikinis. Police received
an emergency call at 7am, five hours after the tourists' ordeal had started. A number of credit cards and tablets and 7.800 pesos (£390) were also
stolen from the tourists, who are reportedly all under 30 years of age. Acapulco's state of Guerrero is experiencing a bloody turf war between drugs
gangs between the Michoacan Family and the Knights Templar.
So my question is, are the "Knights Templar" listed here, a name for another Cartel?
I had to do a double-take also. This article does not say either La Familia nor Caballeros Templarios are responsible for this robbery, not blaming
one or the other. Your quote that tied them together was from two different paragraphs from different parts of the article. It is a possibility one of
those gangs members were the perpetrators, or just as likely is unrelated from what is reported there. The police or reporters may be willing to
blame the crime on gang members but not willing or able to name which one, which is the same as saying they just don't know for sure. But hey, if it
bleeds it leads.
And yes, Caballeros Templarios translates into Knights Templars and with deliberate intent to emulate that elite and ancient band of cutthroats.
edit on 5-2-2013 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)