If it makes you feel better that video showed the, erm, "good guys" dismembering some "bad guys". The doomed victims were actually members of the Zetas – the most violent of the three major drug cartels. They make most of their money from kidnapping/ransom, prostitution, human trafficking… the works. The other two cartels have both declared war on the Zetas and they’re essentially trying to fight fire with fire by matching the brutality. It’s not working.
“El Loco arrested after 49 beheaded bodies found”
He was supposed to dump the heads in the middle of town square but dropped ‘em off on the highway instead. The fact that this typa shit is happening just a few hours away from me is… troubling. I used to go to Mexico for pills and whores in my early 20s, man was I lucky. I’d go with like, $300 in my pocket and act like I owned the place! Getting irresponsibly fucked up, going to Boys’ Town, kickin’ in the doors of a whorehouse talkin’ loud about “Where the dime ho’s at!?” If I tried that shit today I’d be in one of those videos. *sigh
* It’s fun to be too young and stupid to be afraid of anything.
They say the kidnappers who bring you to the cartels are actually taxi drivers and… wait for it… the police! Only the King of Travel Agents could sell trips to Northern Mexico these days. I mean, if you can’t trust the cops or cabbies you might as well just shoot at anyone who approaches you for chissake.
The War on Drugs is an absolute disaster and the idiots who decided it was a good idea should be charged for war crimes and hung like Nazi generals. Thing is, even if we wanted to legalize them in order to stop the madness, the Congressman who tried to push the bill would end up dismembered and dumped on Capitol Hill! The war will never end because there’s so much money in every facet; from the growers to the sellers to the smugglers to law enforcement to the prison system and ultimately the mortuary industry. Shit, maybe the engineers of the WoD should be hailed as economic visionaries? The only real toll seems to be human life, and we just saw in the OP what that’s worth these days…
"Censorship is telling a man he cannot eat steak because a baby cannot chew it." ~ Mark Twain
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