Blood bath in Juarez a Mexican military operation?

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Has the blood bath in Juarez been primarily the result of U.S. trained Mexican special forces operating as death squads and not, as commonly portrayed, internecine drug wars?

    Mexican Special Forces Employed as Death Squads in Drug War, Email Records Released by WikiLeaks Reveal

    Posted by Bill Conroy - September 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    Specially Trained Troops Conducted “Surgical” Strikes on Narco-Trafficking Cells, Gangs and Addicts
    Ciudad Juarez earned the reputation as the most dangerous city in the world as its murder rate ramped up exponentially between 2008 and 2011, with some 10,000 murders attributed to a “cartel” turf war being waged in the Mexican border community of some 1.2 million just south of El Paso, Texas.

    However, a trail of email correspondence involving a Mexican diplomat obtained by the secret-spilling organization WikiLeaks seems to show that not all of the bloodshed in Juarez is attributable solely to sparring drug organizations — the narrative pushed by the US mainstream media.
    In fact, the emails, which involve communications between a Mexican consulate officer stationed in the US and a Texas-based private intelligence firm called Stratfor, seem to support a theory advanced in a Narco News story published back in December 2008, just as the violence in Juarez was beginning to heat up in the wake of a surge of Mexican troops into the city.

    The initial surge of Mexican troops into Juarez took place in the spring of 2008 and it was followed by another surge of some 5,000 troops the next year.

    The 2008 Narco News story was based on an analysis of murder cases in Juarez between January and mid-July of that year.

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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The Mexican army is a great resource for the cartels in gaining trained and equipped gunmen. They pay much, much better than the army. Defectors from the army is where all the weapons are coming from, not from gun stores in the US. This scenario is quite likely behind some of the reluctance to deploy the US military along the border.

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