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Mexico: Cartels team up to destroy hit men gang

April 13th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Mexico: Cartels team up to destroy hit men gang

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Two Mexican drug cartels have joined forces to destroy a feared gang of hit men along the border with Texas, a shift in allegiances that is fueling drug-war violence, federal police said Monday.

Intelligence reports indicate the Gulf and La Familia cartels – formerly bitter rivals – have formed an alliance to fight the Zetas gang in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, said Ramon Pequeno, the head of the anti-narcotics division of Mexico’s federal police.

It was the first official confirmation of the alliance, which has been rumored since banners appeared throughout the region announcing the pact and warning residents not to leave their homes, saying the conflict would get worse. E-mails were also sent with the same message.

The campaign to wipe out the Zetas has raised fears of open warfare in Tamaulipas, with armed men throwing up roadblocks around army garrisons and ambushing military patrols, brazen tactics that experts say are meant to get soldiers out of the way of the turf war.

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Mexico: Cartels team up to destroy hit men gang

It only gets worse as every day goes by.

Mexico has deployed tens of thousands of troops to the border and other regions to combat drug trafficking groups, an effort backed by U.S. intelligence work and aid. Gang violence has surged despite the three-year-old deployment, claiming more than 18,000 lives since 2006.

Last weekend, assailants threw a grenade at the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, a city across the border from Laredo, Texas. Nobody was hurt.

Why isn’t a U.S. consulate considered to be sovereign U.S. soil? Just like an embassy? An attack on one of our embassies is an attack on the United States, is it not?

On Monday, the State Department extended until May 12 the authorized departure of relatives of U.S. government employees from consulates in Nuevo Laredo and five other border cities – an indication that Washington does not expect the violence to subside soon.

When the U.S. government begins to move nonessential personnel from the area, you can bet that there is some really good intelligence coming in saying that an attack of some sort is imminent.

It’s a never ending battle, the Mexican border has never been a safe place, but today it’s sheer chaos. Murder is the order of the day. Drug cartels own Mexico, and for some reason, I think they may own a few past and present U.S. presidents.

FORT HANCOCK, Texas — Ever since the violence spiked in the Valley of Juarez, right across the border from Fort Hancock, Hudspeth sheriff’s deputies and police are on alert.

Chief Deputy Mike Doyal said patrols are being conducted at the schools in order to stop the violence from coming to the town.

“We’ve rearranged some of our personnel in order to keep more deputies not only in the area but around our schools,” said Doyal.

Patrol units are constantly circulating the Fort Hancock area, a town with a population of about 2,000 people.

U.S. Representative Ciro Rodriguez, D-Texas said the area is well protected.

PDF file: Border Delegation Letter to Governor Perry

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Fort Hancock Resident: Drug Violence Spilling Into U.S. – News Story – KFOX El Paso

I like our Governor, I have respect for him, as things stand at this moment.

But if we don’t get some serious relief on the Texas/Mexico border, in the form of well armed and fully combat ready Texas Army National Guard troops, Texas Air National Guard and any other forces necessary, I am pretty sure that we’re going to see Texas border towns shot up old west style, and we’re gonna see a lot of dead Texans soon.

When that happens, and yes, I said WHEN, not IF, then there’s going to be some REAL Texans that will be ready to go to war against Mexicans, anyone that looks Mexican, anyone that sounds Mexican, anyone suspected of even being remotely connected to Mexico, the violence will happen, all over this state.

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