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Friday, May 04, 2007

Beheadings on the U.S. Border

Cross posted from Right Truth:

This is not the first time we have beheaded and mutilated bodies on the United States border and in other Mexican locations. Generally we think of beheading in places like the Middle East, not in our backyard. This is not Islamic terrorists, it's Mexican drug gangs. This particular man may have been a police officer. Part of this brutality is over 'billion-dollar smuggling routes into the United States.'

Mexican police found a mutilated, beheaded body dumped outside a military base on the U.S. border ...

The torso, headless and missing its limbs, was wrapped in a plastic bag and blankets and spotted by passers-by before dawn in the seedy Mexican border city of Tijuana, near San Diego, and not far from a Mexican police anti-drugs squad office.

It was one of the goriest among some 900 gangland-style murders this year by feuding drug cartels.

"An execution of this kind can only be committed by organized crime," said an official at the Baja California state attorney general's office. (Reuters)

Areas around Acapulco have seen several reports of brutal beheading and killing. Last year "two police officers' heads, streaming with blood, were stuck on metal spikes outside a downtown building with a fluorescent cardboard sign. "So that you learn to respect," it read in thick black letters." (More at Chicago Tribune)

Fred Burton of Strategic Forecast, has an excellent article, "Mexico: The Price of Peace in the Cartel Wars":

So far, 2007 has been a bad year for one of Mexico's two most powerful drug-trafficking enterprises: the Gulf cartel. In January, the organization suffered a major hit when Mexico extradited its captured leader, Osiel Cardenas, to the United States. Then, on April 17, authorities arrested five Gulf members just south of the Texas border in Reynosa. Among those taken into custody was Juan Oscar Garza, purportedly an important Gulf cartel leader in the city. Less than a week later, authorities in Nuevo Laredo captured Gulf cartel leader Eleazar Medina Rojas. The Mexican Attorney General's office described Medina as "a major killer."


Check with Stormwarning's Counterterrorism Blog for updates on "Oaxaca Revisited - More Violence Brewing?"

Others on Immigration:
Special Request, Help Alaa Come Here Legally From Iraq, Learning Straight Up

The National Narrative on Illegal Immigration, and Tancredo Driving the Debate, from The Undocumented Blogger

Big Banks' Loan Push: Illegal Aliens, The Uncooperative Blogger

A Happy Anniversary and Enforcement Works!, and Immigration Reform's Flawed Logic and Policy, from The Patriot

America as a Target….Not a Home, stickNstein

Illegal Immigrants Take Over America, GA Crime Watch

Open Borders and Amnesty, John W. Lillpop

Around the world:

Overview of April Israel, Hamas Conflict, The Spy Report (Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC))

Nuclear Powers not created equally, Githush

A War For Israel By Mark Weber, Arsenal of Hypocrisy Blog

Azmi Bishara: Why Israel is After me., The Front Line

Great American Cowards Series, Part One: The Arab-Americans, The People's Voice

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