Even for Juarez, this is bad

Posted by: Phineas on February 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

**Posted by Phineas

While our eyes are riveted on revolution in the Islamic world and the struggle between labor unions and representative democracy in Wisconsin, the cartel wars in Mexico rage on — 53 dead in Juarez in the last three days:

The El Paso Times reported Monday that the 53 victims, between Thursday and Saturday, included a police officer, a municipal patrolman and a state investigator.

A shootout Thursday in Juarez, across the border from El Paso, left a police officer and two alleged hit men dead. Chihuahua police identified the slain officer as Ricardo Torillo Sandoval.

Later Thursday, state police investigator Jesus Manuel Cruz Landin was shot and killed on his way home. A suspect has been arrested.

On Saturday, Patrolman Benjamin Nunez Nunez was shot and killed by a driver at a traffic stop.
Juarez Mayor Hector Murguia said Saturday that police will keep fighting crime.

I’m sure that’s reassuring to the people of your city, Mr. Mayor, since you’ve done such a bang-up job, so far.

MEANWHILE: You may have a hard time catching a taxi in Acapulco, since a dozen cabbies were killed over the weekend:

At least 12 taxi drivers were murdered during the weekend in Mexico’s touristic coastal city of Acapulco, Guerrero, officials said Sunday.

On Friday, five taxi drivers were found dead in or around their vehicles, and on Saturday, one driver was found dead and tied to his taxi with several gunshot wounds. Later that evening, two others were found shot dead inside their vehicles, one of them being decapitated.

In a separate incident, a group of gunmen opened fire against another taxi cab, killing the driver and three passengers.

The killing spree continued into Sunday, and reached the touristic areas of Acapulco. Five vehicles were set on fire and a chopped up body was later discovered in an apartment building

But there’s no security problem just past our southern border…

Remind me to take my next vacation in some place safe, like Baghdad.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Even for Juarez, this is bad”


  1. NC Cop says:

    It’s no different than what Al Qaeda are doing in Afghanistan or Iraq. Attacking anything that represents government, they are trying to bring the government down.

    That’s usually the way we could tell if a police officer was honest or not because if the insurgents were not trying to kill you, then you were probably on THEIR side.

    Very disturbing that this is happening right next door!!!

  2. Sefton says:

    Drug cartels…and Hezbollah.

    Hezbollah also would have a natural interest in Mexico’s drug cartels, which account for 90% of the cocaine flowing to more than 240 U.S. cities. The cartels are all-purpose, amoral criminal organizations quick to engage in all things nefarious—from drug dealings to assassinations, kidnapping, and migrant smuggling—provided they’re profitable.

    If Hezbollah bag men can do business with Mexico’s cartels, so can its trained terrorists. In the fluid, globalized struggle based on the principles of asymmetric warfare, terrorists constantly seek out our vulnerabilities and soft targets.

    But that was last July. Janet’s got it all under control…nothing to see here.

    And posted today…

  3. Kate says:

    Is it any wonder Mexicans are running our borders. Hello Mr. President why don’t you send some HOPE to South of the Border. THose folks could sure use a change!

    Yeah, Janet it’s all under control….of the cartels!

  4. Carlos says:

    Don’t blame JanNap – she’s just been overwhelmed checking out all the terrorists.

    Of the TEA parties, of course, but still she has to spend so much time on evryone that she knows is behind all the beheadings, murders (in AZ, for example) and general mayhem flowing freely in the streets of our country now.

    And, as a side note, if the riots in WI last another week, wait for random rifle shootings to occur. They will be blamed on conservative nut jobs, of course, and when the perps turn out to be unionists/teachers/communists you won’t hear another peep about it from the LSM.

  5. Kate says:

    I hope it doesn’t go that far….I think these teachers unions are a bit wimpy when compared to the Teamsters or AFL-CIO. I have seen union abuse by the unions to their own membership firsthand, so my opinion is a bit biased.

    But the death rates in Mexico should be the number one story here in the US considering they are our neighbor bordering on anarchy…CNN made an attempt at covering it, but I don’t think they went far enough to show how deep the corruption has become.

    prayers go out to the people of Mexico who are trying to make a difference.