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2012-05-05 Caribbean-Latin America
23 die in Nuevo Laredo
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Posted by badanov 2012-05-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [475 views ]  Top

#1 "Pobre Mexico, Pobre Mexico: Lejos de Dios,Acerca de Estados Unidos."


Porfirio Diaz
Posted by borgboy 2012-05-05 03:35||   2012-05-05 03:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Woah, they hung them up like wind chimes...

A banner hanging from the bridge claimed the victims — between the ages of 25 and 30 — had committed an April 24 car bombing outside a police station, Mexican media reported.

The vigilantes coming out down there, badman? Or the cops doing some off hours payback?
Posted by tu3031 2012-05-05 11:35||   2012-05-05 11:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Tu:

Myself and a prior service army guy I work with gamed this out and this is the only scenario for the extreme fire damage and limited structural damage:

The best we can figure is that the bad guys stole a pickup truck, drove it to the cop shop. A second set of bad guys drove by, dropped a hand grenade into the gas tank and then hauled ass.

You can see the photo of the truck here

Another vehicle was destroyed in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas three weeks before in front of a newspaper offices. Same deal. At the time it was called a car bomb. It was later found out to be a hand grenade.

For all their wealth power and insanity the drug cartels have yet to get their hands on high grade explosives, other than Tovez, which is a commercial grade dynamite.

Nuevo Laredo is going to burn this summer, if you listen to drug cartel operatives, because the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels are trying to drive them out.

The word is that Los Zetas operatives from as far north as Seattle are being called back to Nuevo Laredo to defend Los Zetas' home plaza.
Posted by badanov 2012-05-05 11:48|| http://www.freefirezone.org  2012-05-05 11:48|| Front Page Top

#4 that is one ugly bridge.

P.S.: You've gotta tie em closer together if you want the windchime effects
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-05 12:49||   2012-05-05 12:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Spoken like an engineer, Frank!

It still boggles me that none of this shows up on the mainstream media.

A recent search of the AP website (from whence all the non-local news in our Daily Fishwrap comes) showed no mention of Mexican violence beyond the usual soccer and beauty pagents. One would think there would be at least some interest in a minor war being fought on the other side of our border.
Posted by SteveS 2012-05-05 19:20||   2012-05-05 19:20|| Front Page Top

#6 "One would think there would be at least some interest in a minor war being fought on the other side of our border."

Don't be silly, Steve. I wouldn't be PC - or fit the narrative.
Posted by Barbara 2012-05-05 21:17||   2012-05-05 21:17|| Front Page Top

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