Eighteen people beheaded in Mexico, drug gang suspected

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  1. ejazr

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    http://news.yahoo.com/eighteen-people-beheaded-mexico-drug-gang-suspected-025355261.html

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Police found the decapitated and dismembered bodies of 18 people near Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara, on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the latest atrocity by the country's most brutal drug cartel.
    Thought to have been carried out by the Zetas gang, it was one of the biggest mass beheadings in the recent history of Mexico, where decapitations have become alarmingly common.
    The bodies and heads were stuffed into two vehicles abandoned on the side of a highway in the small town of Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, said Tomas Coronado, chief prosecutor for the state of Jalisco.
    Some of the bodies had been refrigerated before they were dumped, Coronado said.

    A policeman at the scene in Ixtlahuacan said some victims had been so badly mutilated that officers could not determine whether they were male or female.

    The officer said a note by the bodies was signed by the Zetas cartel, a criminal militia led by former Mexican soldiers and blamed for some of the worst atrocities in Mexico's drug war.
    Guadalajara, known for its high-tech industry, mariachi bands and tequila, has been a strategic base for drug traffickers since the 1980s.
    Violence has flared in the once-tranquil city as the Zetas moved in to challenge the smuggling turf of other gangs in western Mexico.
    Soldiers arrested a high-ranking member of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel in the city in March, causing his supporters to block streets with 25 burning cars and trucks.
    Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos lies 18 miles south of the center of Guadalajara on the road to Lake Chapala, a site popular with foreign tourists and American retirees.
    Attacks between the Zetas and their rivals have flared up across Mexico since the beginning of the year.
    On Friday, nine corpses were hanged from a bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo just hours before 14 bodies were dismembered and shoved into garbage bags and ice boxes.
    Five days of intense battles in western Sinaloa state last week also left 34 dead, adding to the body count in Mexico's drug war, which has killed more than 50,000 people in the past five years.
     
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    These Mexican drug cartels seem to be lobbing heads of more frequently that the Taliban even

    49 headless bodies -- just another crime in Mexico drug war? - CNN.com

     
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    Mexico is the drug heaven for criminals.All Americans who imprisoned in their country and if they want to break out of the prison ,they run to the Mexico after breaking the prison.This is a common trend there.
     
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    Mexico is to America what Bangladesh is to India.
     
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    ^^ I find this analogy hard to swallow esse
     
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    There is a joke about Mexico

    Mexico CANNOT win any medals in Olympics because ALL those who can RUN fast
    JUMP high or SWIM very well have crossed over to the USA beating the US immigration officials :lol:
     
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    India faces many similar problems from Bangladesh that America faces from Mexico. Illegal immigration, drug trade, human trafficking, etc. We are also building a barrier on the Bangladesh border like America built on the Mexican border. The only real difference is that there a lot more Indians than Americans and a lot more Bangladeshis than Mexicans.
     
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    1. Illegal immigration is not for the same reason and we are not actively trying to curb it. And in any case Zakaria's show showed that net mexican immigration is zero

    2. Our major source of drugs are not Bangladesh, and India itself is a net exporter of narcotics and illegal drugs

    3. Human trafficking, drugs, and weapons are often brought in from Nepal or Kashmir border.

    I don't buy this analogy at all.
     
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    In fact this analogy is a very mild criticism of Bangladesh

    It DILUTES the threat posed by Bangladesh ISI loving people who as you may remember PM MMS had
    said were 25 % of the Bangladeshi population
     
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    India DEPLOYS its BSF in the ratio of 2.5 : 1 ie in FAVOUR of BSF

    This massive show of strength is necessary to keep at bay the ISI loving jamatis
     
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    the mexicans has a lot to learn from the chinese when it comes to illegal drugs
     
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    @pankaj

    The comment by MMS was basically on JI in BD having 25% support base which was quite wrong. He probably got the decimal placing mistaken because JI gets tno more than 2-3% of the votes in andy BD elections. And on top of that their top leaders have been arrested for war crimes which has pretty much decimated what ever support base they had left.

    A good article on this is here ttp://kafila.org/2011/07/06/to-manmohan-singh-from-a-bangladeshi-jyoti-rahman/

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    The Mexican civil war of sorts with the Drug cartels on one side and the govt. on the other has gathered little international attention but it is one of the biggest stories in recent times. With deaths more than 50,000 now in the last 6years, there are now more dead in Mexico's drug war than in the Indian insurgency in Kashmir, the insrugency in FATA or Balochistan and even more dead than in Afghanistan in the last 10 years.

    Keep in mind also that Mexico population is much less than that of South Asian countries like Pakistan, India or Bangladesh. So the US should be concerned about the destablisation effects of the Drug war to the US.

    In Focus - Mexico's Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years - The Atlantic
     

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