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This isn't Aghanistan where did these Mexicans suddenly find massive caches of weapons?
reply to post by WonderBoi
Could you possibly clarify what's going on in Mexico then? It would be great to have this topic added to by someone who lives there.
Corruption runs a muck, NATIONWIDE! The people here KNOW. They just don't know what to do. Yes, drugs are TERRIBLE, here! But, the cartels are not busting through people's door, screaming: "take our drugs or we'll kill you!" Drug addiction is a choice! Can't blame the pharmacist.
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So is the problem mostly in the north, or is it nation wide?
Also thanks for giving it a better prospective.
This is an encouraging turn of events......I heard about the Mormons at war with the cartels....(theres a bunch in Mexico)
But have been awaiting the moment that the people of Mexico took up arms......
Now i have hopes the example will be emulated in America...................
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I'm sure the U.S. government will see the time is right to switch from supporting the cartels to selling arms to the rebelling people.
Hopefully, as others have said, they succeed in both liberating themselves AND in not becoming their own new tyranny.
I think whoever is in the business of selling arms will sell to both sides, and are likely already doing that.
Given the current US administration's track record, I foresee using this as a reason to demonize the 2nd Amendment.
A woman embraces self-defense group spokesman Estanislao Beltran in Tancitaro, Michoacan, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Mexico's spreading vigilante movement announced its first big land hand-out, returning 25 avocado orchards to farmers whose properties had been seized by the cartel,
Calderon sent the Army into Michoacan days after he was inaugurated. Critics said it was just a political act to legitimize his close election victory. But it was taken after some severed heads were thrown onto the dance floor of night club in Michoacan, almost like a challenge to the new administration
Leovigildo Sanchez, who attended the land handover ceremony, said the cartel killed his father and brother and took two orchards. He began working the land again after self-defense formed in Tancitaro in November.
"I thank God and the self-defense groups. We are here with them," he said.
"Thanks to the self-defense groups, we can work our orchards," said Agustin Arteaga, who had been kept off his land for several years since nearly a dozen trucks pulled up and men tied and beat him before taking his orchard.
In an interview with MVS Radio, he noted that the Familia Michoacana cartel -- which eventually splintered and led to the formation of the Knights Templar -- also started out as a group that aimed to defend the state's residents in a push to kick out the Zetas