US/Mexico: The Search for Missing & Murdered David Hartley Continues on Falcon Lake … Friends & Family Protest at Mexican Consulate in Colorado
There are questions abound and rightfully so in this case; however, what no one can question is the violence on the US-Mexican border. Did it come as a surprise to Americans that there were Mexican pirates operating so close to the US border? Not Somalian pirates, Mexican ones.
The search continues in the United States-Mexico border lake for missing and presumed murdered David Hartley. However, to date there has been no body found. Searches continue, even though there were threats of an ambush from drug gangs temporarily thwarted efforts.
The story is bizarre to say the least. The wife’s story had initially been questioned by Mexican authorities. That’s is a dicey comment to state publicly, no matter if authorities believe it to be true or not with Tiffany’s story. Remember, this is Mexico, where police corruption and drug cartels rule the day.
But on Monday, a Mexican official seemed to question whether the attack took place at all.
In a statement, Marco Antonio Guerrero Carrizales, district attorney for the Miguel Aleman Province, writes, “We are not sure. We are not certain that the incident happened the way they are telling us.”
CBS News correspondent Don Teague reports that family members have countered by criticizing what they see as a lackluster search effort by Mexican authorities.
Let’s keep in mind that this area is prone to violence. There had been previous attacks and people were warned about the area. Personally, I would go no where near Mexico or have my family members there, but that’s me. Please try to not compare Mexico is the US and how things are done. Mexico is not only a completely different country, its a completely different world.
However, there is a witness and blood evidence that was discovered to support. Zapata County’s sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez stated that he has blood evidence from the life vest of Tiffany Hartley, the wife of David Hartley, that supports her story. But does it really? All it supports is that David Hartley is dead. I would like to think we as a society have not become so jaded that we dismiss the words of the wife over that of Mexican authorities. However, that is not to say we do not have the right to speculate and question if the story does not add up, like in the case of murdered honeymooner George Smith.
In an interview with Congressman Ted Poe (TX-R) with Neil Cuvuto, Poe states his displeasure an outrage at the lack of help and the refused assistance of the Mexican authorities. Poe also went on CBS’s,”The Early Show”.
On “The Early Show” Congressman Ted Poe, (R-Texas), who has been involved extensively in this case as well as ongoing border issues, said he has requested from the State Department that Americans search the Mexican side.
He said, “The Mexican government said yes, then backed off and said, ‘No, we don’t want the Americans over here.’ We need to use the American resources that we have, because that area of the lake is controlled by the Zetas, there is an island on that lake where the Zetas really operate, the drug cartels. If we mean business about trying to recover David Hartley’s body we need American involvement and the Mexican government needs to be relentless to find it. They are intimidated now, they really won’t go near the area where the Zetas operate.”
There are questions in this case; however, one thing is for certain … THE US-MEXICAN BORDER IS AN UNSAFE PLACE!!! A couple weeks back Hillary Clinton compared Mexico of today similar to Columbia in the 1980′s with the drug cartels in complete control of the country and ruling by fear. Yet, even after making such a statement, never asked for securing the borders. Shortly after Hillary’s comment, the all knowing, informed Barack Obama soundly rejected the Mexican-Colombia comparison. Really, who controls Mexico?
Family and friends of David Hartley protested the Mexican Conulate in Colorado. What else would the loved ones of David Hartly be expected to do but ask for answers, help and to bring David home?
More than 100 friends and family of missing Coloradan David Hartley stood on a sidewalk outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday chanting “Bring David home” and “Justice for Hartley.”
David’s sister Nikki Hartley and his sister-in-law Tia Young joined in a march from Four Mile Park to the consulate at 5350 Leetsdale Drive at 1 p.m. The two later met with Consulate General Eduardo Arnal.
“We’re encouraged that we have a line of communication open,” Nikki Hartley said following the hour-long meeting. “They were accommodating to our questions.”
Marchers wore matching T-shirts emblazoned with “Bring David Home.”
The truth in this case will come out in the end. Is David Hartly dead, yes. May the circumstances not have happened 100% as Tiffany Hartly describesd them, yes. However, let’s keep in mind that David hartly’s family and loved ones derserve our prayers that they will have closure and his body returned.