“CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Drug cartels are sending a brutal message to police and soldiers in cities across Mexico: Join us or die.
The threat appears in recruiting banners hung across roadsides and in publicly posted death lists. Cops get warnings over their two-way radios. At least four high-ranking police officials were gunned down this month, including Mexico’s acting federal police chief.“
“Of the 22, seven have been killed and three wounded in assassination attempts. Of the others, all but one have quit, and city officials said he didn’t want to be interviewed.”
And in America, NetWorldDaily reported in this story: June 12, 2005“The shooting is just the latest violence to rock this border town, adjacent to Laredo, Texas. Last week, a new police chief was sworn in pledging to clean up the situation and saying he wasn’t afraid of the drug cartels threatening to take over the border area. Nine hours later his body was riddled with bullets from automatic weapons.At least 60 people have been killed in the town this year – and more than 500 others around the border area – all connected to a turf war between the drug dealers and the Mexican government of President Vicente Fox.”
Moonshiner, thieves, drug dealers get help
But Ramos, Compean abandoned in Bush pardonsSource: WorldNetDaily Story, December 13, 2007 “Carjackers, drug dealers, thieves and a moonshiner have been granted pardons this year by President Bush, but not Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted of firing their guns at a fleeing drug smuggler while they were protecting the integrity of the U.S. border with Mexico.”
Situation Getting Worse
Over the past few years, the situation with the drug smuggling across the US-Mexico border has become more violent. Honest Mexican police are desperately seeking amnesty in the States.Can the FBI bring the Mexican drug lords under control without the full support of the Mexican police?Nearly all of the US politicians are sidestepping this issue, so I do not see any solution.
CNN 5/23/2008 - CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The streets of Ciudad Juarez are empty after police became aware of an e-mail warning that this weekend will be “the bloodiest” in the Mexican border city.Read the entire story here.