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EL PASO – Texas law enforcement officials are bracing for a bloody weekend along the border, advising farmers to arm themselves as signs across northern Mexico point to a new escalation of violence after coordinated drug cartel attacks against the military this week.
In the northern Mexican states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, both bordering Texas, drug cartel gunmen used trucks and buses Tuesday to block approaches to military bases in Reynosa and Matamoros, apparently in an attempt to trap the troops inside. In all, gunmen attacked military targets in a half-dozen towns in the two states.
At least 18 suspected attackers were reported killed. One soldier was reported wounded.
The unease across Mexico has analysts and political leaders questioning the Mexican government's long-term strategy, with at least one leading expert saying the approach is flawed because some "government elements" unwittingly favor one cartel over the other.
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
Where is the Texas Militia? All these talks about militias lately and this is the ideal situation where they would come in handy. Either way I hope someone helps these poor farmers.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
Well, what did you expect to happen?
You gave them the most amazing source of revenue possible -- illegal drugs.
You gave it to them by making it illegal. Guess what -- they're not very nice. Now you've give the most cruel and lawless organizations on the planet the keys to the savings accounts of millions of Americans...
Yea, what exactly did you expect would happen? Cause I saw this coming a long time ago...
Originally posted by ventian
Not to sound to blunt, but if I were one of these farmers and the U.S. government told me to protect myself, I would tell them to go ahead and jail me because they would no longer collect any revenue from me.
Originally posted by ugie1028
this is getting ridiculous.
end the damn drug war and we wont have these damned fools gaining power VIA the black market.
I have a frelling question. Why the frell are we fighting in two wars and no troops are on our border at this time? Hmmmm?