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Mexican troops take time off fitghting cartels to fight civilians

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posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 07:40 AM
Despite Mexico's policy of civilian disarmament some farmers, ranchers and townspeople fed up with cartel control and crime have taken it upon themselves to do something about it in the last few years.

"We don't have confidence in the government," he said. "We've asked for help for years and have received the same. The government is compromised by organized crime."

I'm sure it doesnt help that the police, military and government in Mexico have a long history of working with cartels.

In this specific area the civilian militia had surrounded and blockaded a cartel operation:

The vigilantes have surrounded the farming hub of Apatzingan, considered the command post of the Knights Templar, and but had said they were not going into the main city at the request of the army.

The feds didnt like that so they confronted the militia:

"They opened fire on civilians. How it that justified?" Beltran told MVS radio.

He told The Associated Press that only one of the dead was a self-defense group member.


Imagine that. On the cusp of driving out the cartel who ravaged your town. You see the military roll up and think backup has arrived but when the shooting starts it's your own government firing at you.

posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 07:59 AM

Imagine that. On the cusp of driving out the cartel who ravaged your town. You see the military roll up and think backup has arrived but when the shooting starts it's your own government firing at you.

Sounds about right to me.

Anyone who threatens any government's source of income will be treated as a threat and dealt with accordingly. It wouldn't surprise me at all when this begins to be a regular occurrence in all western nations, and not just the smaller unstable ones, but the big ones too.

posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 09:06 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Kinda like the bloods and the crips. Created by the white man in washington to subvetly control the black man. The twist is, these gangsters do not even realize they are helping the system by continuing to worship red or blue.

The bloods and crips were created so that the white man has a foothold within every single big city in america, military style. There is no big city without gang influence. These gangs are funded by the drugs brought in by the same people in washington that use the CIA to harvest and steal drugs from around the world, only to be trickled from the top down within their criminal organizations within the USA.

The facade is that these gangs are miniority controlled. This is why it is such a good disguise... the minorities that comprise these gangs truly believe they are in control of their lives and living freely when realistically they are trapped within their city. At the very top eschelons of these criminal structures is a tie to someone in political power and this tie is protected by the race card.

posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by chadderson

Can you elaborate.. maybe give some examples.
Interesting theory.

posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 10:34 AM
It's a pretty sorry situation all around when the people, fed up with the bloodshed and living in fear of organized criminal cartels, then are attacked by their own national army for opposing those cartels. Kind of shows who is in control.

On top of that, we then have the pretty much admitted (like nobody knew) issue of the US government, via the DEA, CIA and others who have been assisting the Sinaloa cartel with trafficking into the US in exchange for intel on other cartels. Makes a mockery of the whole "war on drugs" BS they spout all the time.
In essence, it's government (on both sides of the border) profiting from illegal drugs trafficking as all that money gets washed through the big banks and put into the overall economy, both overtly and covertly, and lines a lot of pockets as each level of criminals takes their cut.... and it also funds election campaigns. The ordinary citizens just get the crappy end of the stick, either at the hands of the criminal cartels, or from their own governments who protect it all. There is, after all, a mountain of money to be protected and politicians are well known for protecting the money men, no matter how dirty they are.

It's good business all around too. The US hits all the little dealers and users and jails them, providing fodder for the privatized prison system. The bloated prison population then provides a slave labour force that can be hired out to large corporate entities. The big banks who (knowingly) launder all the money also take a nice percentage. It's a feeding frenzy for them all and they don't care about the death and misery caused by the use of the drugs or protecting the business.

So, if the government is involved in the drugs business and uses the troops to protect it all, then what, other than revolution and some timely executions, is the recourse left to the people?

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