Hong Kong Standard: Mutilated bodies strung up in drug war
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This isn't the first time this has happened anyway. The hanging bodies that is. Google Mexican Drug Cartel Murders in "Images" with the Safe-search mode off. Glenn Beck also has pictures on his website if you want to see how specific this violence is. It's extremely graphic, so if you really want to look, be forewarned.
Is it any wonder why Gov. Brewer of Arizona along with 22 other states including my own state of Texas has drafted and is considering legislation regarding the prevention of this kind of horror coming across our borders? How many days until we see an Oliver Cromwell type display on US Soil?
Source: Hong Kong Standard
Mutilated bodies strung up in drug war
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Four decapitated and mutilated corpses were strung from a bridge in a popular getaway outside the Mexican capital, the latest atrocity as the country battles an escalating drugs war.
The bodies of the four young men were discovered hanging upside down by their feet from a bridge near the wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes.
The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to the attorney general's office. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said.
"This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring to a leading drug capo.
It was signed CPS, the initials of the South Pacific Cartel, a relatively new drug gang that has claimed responsibility for other gruesome killings.
Drug violence has escalated across Mexico as President Felipe Calderon goes after powerful cartels and as rival gangs fight over turf. More than 28,000 people have died in drugs violence since Calderon took office in 2006.
While much of the bloodshed is centered in northern Mexico, violence has climbed in Cuernavaca, a once-quiet colonial city, since security forces killed a top drug lord, Arturo Beltran Leyva, in a shootout there in December.
His death kicked off a power struggle within his cartel, and rival gangs have been seeking to co-opt his territory.
Valdez, a Mexican-American known as "La Barbie" due to his blond hair, is a leading contender to head the Beltran Leyva cartel.
The murdered young men appeared to have been small-time local drug dealers killed by a rival gang.
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