Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Than 50,000 Slaughtered Since Mexico Signed on to US Backed War on Drugs.

More than 50,000 people - mostly innocent - have been viciously tortured and slaughtered in brutal turf wars between drug cartels that really launched into high gear when Mexican President Calderon signed on to aid the US in "eradicating" the drug cartels in 2006. Not to mention, 1,700 forcibly disappeared people

Each year since, the cartels seem to become better armed and more sophisticated. It was determined that more than 70-90% of the confiscated guns in Mexico came from the US State Department (from Operation Fast and Furious/ Project 'Gunrunner' (Smuggling guns through U.S. federal channels to Mexican drug cartels); from war arms flow - Iraq, Afghanistan, etc - where massive numbers of military grade weapons are/were plundered from armories, not secured; cash for guns lucrative business).
"The embattled head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has told congressional investigators that some Mexican drug cartel figures targeted by his agency in a gun-trafficking investigation were paid informants for the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Yesterday, 15 chopped up bodies were discovered south of Guadalajara, in Jalisco state, and, just a few days prior to that, 23 murdered bodies, nine of them hanging from a city bridge, and 14 torsos in a vehicle - their heads later turned up in ice boxes outside the mayor's office were discovered near Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from the Texas city of Laredo.  It's only a matter of time before

As long as the fraudulent war on drugs continues, the prison industrial complex will continue to expand, violent death (full extent of carnage in US unknown as US govt doesn’t track violent crime linked to War On Drugs, which also means the spillover effect from Mexico’s bloody drug war is unknown), will increase and big banks will continue to make big bucks.
It appears Mexico, despite all of its problems, has been far more honest in assessing that toll within its own nation because it at least publicizes, even if it massages, the actual number of homicides linked to the drug war.
War on drugs = War for drug profits and drug markets.

Three years ago, there were seven cartels running Mexico. Today, that number has nearly doubled according to members of the Sonoran Desert Patrol, who track safeguard, and patrol the expanding activities of the Mexican Drug Cartels on the Arizona/Mexico border.



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