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A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle: Mexico is in a state of collapse

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by NightHawkeye, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle: Mexico is in a state of collapse, and Americans need to realize that the crisis underway south of the Rio Grande won’t stop at the border.

    Last Thursday in the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a battle erupted between government forces and drug cartel gunmen after the Mexican military captured two sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The elder son, Ivan, was quickly freed by his men, who overpowered government forces and secured his release.
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    Armed with military-grade weapons and driving custom-built armored vehicles, cartel henchmen targeted security forces throughout Culiacan, launching more than one dozen separate attacks on Mexican security forces.
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    The eight-hour battle ended when government forces, outgunned and surrounded, without reinforcements or a way to retreat, received an order directly from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to release their prisoner and surrender.
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    The battle of Culiacan marks a turning point in the collapse of the Mexican state. There is now no doubt about who is in control of Sinaloa, let alone the rest of the country.
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    Culiacan should be a wake-up call that the war now underway in Mexico will not stay there, and that we’d better start thinking about what that will mean for America
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  2. DennisTate

    DennisTate Newbie Supporter

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    Wow!

    Here is a documentary that fills in a lot of details on the background to all this.




    Cartel Land - Wikipedia

     
  3. rambot

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    I haven't really understood why Mexico hasn't just full on bombber jetted all the known cartels. Or at least made a concerted effort at war.
     
  4. Jimmy D

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    Corruption I would imagine. (Pure speculation though)
     
  5. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

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    What do you mean? Concerted effort at war??

    My guess is that the Mexican government is worried that gunning down Mexican citizens without a trial would probably receive some backlash. I don't think Mexicans trust their government or the police enough to just "take their word" that the people being killed are cartel members. As much as we complain about police corruption in the US...it's a real problem in Mexico. Police are notorious for soliciting bribes and there's no way of knowing whose pocket they are in.

    That brings me to the other problem....cartels have more money than the Mexican government. They can, arguably, pay better than the military or police ever could.
     
  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Indeed... why not just take a page from the US playbook... have the cops gun down all the known gang members in the streets! And then the suspected gang members, just to be sure... ;)
     
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