Saturday, September 05, 2009

Mexican Drug cartels kill anyone trying to kick the drug habit or so it appears! Don't forget the Malandrines!

Massacre at Mexico Drug Rehab Center

It just gets worse and worse in Juarez Mexico as the drug cartels fight for a bigger piece of America's Drug pie. Juarez is drug war central. I watched a show last week where Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz said that the situation is getting desperate as August ended with an unofficial tally of more than 300 homicides, surpassing the record of 258 homicides set in July. executions and mutilations as everyone knows by now are common in the drug cartel war, which has claimed about 3,000 lives in the Juárez area since it started in January 2008.

As is the norm, when I start researching a story it never ends up the way is started. That is the case in Juarez, Mexico! I started to discuss that Gunmen shot and killed 17 patients and wounded two others in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico late Wednesday. I automatically suspected a cartel of taking revenge killings for members or just drug users attempting to go straight thus hurting their interests.

Then I found out that Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz suspected it was a rival drug gang killing rival cartel members who were operating out of the Rehab center. I then started to wonder about the Government themselves in what I thought was a new level of violence in Juarez but it has happened before as the attack was similar to an attack at a drug facility in March that left 20 patients dead.

The year is not over but so far more than 1,420 people have been killed in Juarez this year and. about 1,600 people were killed in 2008. More than 11,000 people have since died, about 1,000 of them police since Felipe Calderon started Mexico's end of this drug war in 2006. Juarez is the homicide Capitol of the world! Juarez had an estimated rate of 130 killings per 100,000 people. By comparison, the homicide rate in New Orleans, Louisiana, the deadliest city in the United States in 2008, was 64 homicides per 100,000 residents. I think in Juarez it is even worse than that but the story takes a twist. 17 patients killed in shooting at Mexican drug rehab center

This underscores the unbelievable level of blood letting going on in this free for all supposedly as rival gangs kill each other as they vie for lucrative drug trade routes. This is the arrest of just 4 men, 4 men responsible for the murder of 211 people. I know he Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels have been waging a turf war and are getting all the credit for this violence but I do not know.. Four men wanted for 211 murders arrested in Mexico

Last week, eight young men, suspected of ties to auto theft rings, were also gunned down, as have another 36 in Culiacán over the past several months. There’s a tendency to claim all criminal activity is somehow related to the U.S. backed “War on Drugs”given that police and security activities in Sinaloa and along the border are focused on the big time gangsters, I suppose there is some justification in that assumption as I am sure you can all agree. It is plausible that the highly organized cartels are moving with extreme violence of course, into the stolen car market but that doesn’t quite explain the murders in Juarez and I contend neither does blaming everything on drug cartel violence. Massacre in Juarez « The Mex Files

The cartels have competition, don't forget Mexico's Malandrines! In Mexico they are known as the ignored underworld. The vagrant,” “jobless,” “homeless” and “criminal.” A growing part of Mexico's population. Many try to migrate illegally into the US and those that fail I would have to conclude are lumped in with those killed in Mexico's drug war along with car thieves and the rest of Mexico's underworld to gain sympathetic American dollars. Mexico's ignored underworld crisis

James Joiner
Gardner' Ma


Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

and that's why we have to make sure that in our own surroundings nobody gets on drugs and that people know about ethical conduct!

However shooting people is one method, talking badly about them and spreading lies is another method of stopping good people from carrying out benificial actions!

There is no limit to how dirty some people fight! And unfortunately no limit either to how much the general public looks away!

Border Explorer said...

This reality simply boggles my mind. As you likely know, my husband and I are in Iowa now but plan to return to El Paso in Nov. Honestly, we are not looking forward to going back to this. Although we ourselves are not in physical danger, there is a layer of grief that weighs on the entire border area. The fact that a story of this magnitude occurring this close to the U.S. and receiving such minuscule news coverage makes me ponder what that means. The U.S. simply has to be implicated far beyond what we commonly know.

Brother Tim said...

Why go to rehab? If you're gonna die anyway, ya might as well go 'happy'. ;)

Demeur said...

Ther's another word you need to add here. I don't think it's in any spanish dictionary so ask a hispanic friend. The word chelongo refers to the corrupt government usually around Mexico city.
And the author is right it's all about education and opportunity.

an average patriot said...

Hi Sarah
You know I agree with you but I think you are in an environment where it might be easier to control things like this but of course I do not know.

Here it is impossible and will get worse as the times get worse and people continue to find over the counter products they can use. I never see things getting better in Mexico for many reasons. We and they can only continue trying!

an average patriot said...

Hi Billie
I know! I welcome your respite. I do not envy you going back to that. You know how things are in El Paso you guys please stay safe!

an average patriot said...

Brother going to rehab there you have to wonder. There seems to be no escape in Mexico!

an average patriot said...

Maybe Billie can help with chelongo. Mexico is as corrupt as Afghanistan. What a friggen world!

Larry said...

It is hard to expect America to kick its drug habit when the same people have elected a drunk who was married to an alcoholic, pill popping zombie, they almost elected a haggard old man whose plastic spouse was herself drug ridden.

landsker said...

The drug laws enforce prohibition, which leads to higher prices, which leads to criminal involvement.
Mexico (and Argentina) has now legalised the personal possession and no doubt the criminals are realising that their power and income is declining.
Many European countries (Spain, Portugal, Netherlands etc) have taken similar steps.
Decriminalisation leads to lower prices, and in an environment where the use of drugas is a matter of choice, it is easier to approaach the notion of treatment, however, when the user faces lengthy prison terms, s/he is unlikely to seek treatment.
Of course, some people actually like using drugs,;)......., and in truth, alcohol and tobacco proportionately kill far more users than any of the so-called "prohibited drugs".

an average patriot said...

You got it Larry! Electing that life long brain dead lifelong idiotic loser told the entire country and world see you can be a total friggen loser and still be President. That will always piss me off!

an average patriot said...

Hi Landsker
Alcohol is the most dangerous and abused drug in the world yet it is legal because the profits help fuel many Nations. Same could be the case with drugs but they do not want the competition. All they are doing is making people turn to things they can find right in the store. Illegal drug marketers will have to keep lowering their prices to compete but they will never stop people from doing drugs nor will they stop the violence.