Police find Decapitated Body of Mexico Newspaper Editor Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro Who Reported on Drug Cartel Violence
More drug cartel violence from south of the border.
39 year old Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, the editor of the Mexican newspaper Primera Hora was found dead Saturday morning. Police found her body decapitated and with a note next to it, from the drug cartel responsible. The message stated not to use blogs or social media to report about drug cartels.
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Her body was found Saturday morning, according to the attorney general’s office in the northern Tamaulipas state. A message “attributed to a criminal group” was found next to her, the office said.
“The state government expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones affected by these lamentable acts,” the office said, adding that it is investigating.
Earlier this month, attackers left ominous threats mentioning two websites on signs beside mutilated bodies in northern Mexico.
Much, much more at EMS News, including them bothering to investigate and report that the “attributed to a criminal group” was the Zetas.
The “Fast & Furious” story continues … cover ups and scandals have a way of doing that, don’t they?
According to a FOX News exclusive, a third gun has been found at the murder scene of border agent Brian Terry linked to the ill conceived “Fast & Furious”. Interesting, as per initial federal agency accounts, police only found two guns at the murder scene tied to the scandalous “Operation Fast & Furious”.
Sources say emails support their contention that the FBI concealed evidence to protect a confidential informant. Sources close to the Terry case say the FBI informant works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.
Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the third weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun “disappeared.”
In addition to the emails obtained by Fox News, an audio recording from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent investigating the Terry case seems to confirm the existence of a third weapon. In that conversation, the agent refers to an “SKS assault rifle out of Texas” found at the Terry murder scene south of Tucson.
Is the cover up worse than the crime? What a disgrace that the FBI would try and cover up the truth. In this case, it might be the same seeing that a US border agent was murdered at the hands of what has to be to most ignorant operation ever put forth with a premise that defies logic. The giving of guns to drug cartels in to track them. What’s next, giving nukes to Iran to see who they eventually wind up with?
This scandal will have legs, even though the liberal MSM seems to not want to cover it. What’s the matter media, afraid that the scandal will go straight to the Obama White House? Is it any wonder why Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is denying any knowledge of the “Fast & Furious” debacle. Eventually, some one is going to take the fall, it is just a matter of time to see how far up the food chain this goes.
Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Plays Sargent Schultz … Claims He Knows Nothing About “Fast & Furious”
Attorney General Eric Holder does his best Hogan’s Heroes Sargent Schultz imitation … he knows nothing about the “Fast & Furious” operation. Let’s have a show of hands, who really believes that Holder is telling the truth? The real question probably is whether knowledge of the “Fast & Furious” gunrunning program to Mexican drug cartels goes high than Holder into the Executive Branch, hint, that would be Barack Obama.
Eric Holder as Sargent Schultz
The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time that not only he but also other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out. Holder also suggested politics could be a driving force behind Republican lawmakers’ forceful inquiries into the matter.
“The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. . . . I don’t think is supported by the facts,” Holder told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Washington. “It’s kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved. As I said, I don’t think that is going to be shown to be the case — which doesn’t mean that the mistakes were not serious.”
A spokeswoman for the Republican leading a congressional investigation described Holder’s comments as baseless “whining,” and earlier Wednesday the House Republican himself said the issue is about more than who knew what, when.
Somebody get the the bottom of “Fast & Furious” as to who knew what, where and when. When you have an incompetent gunrunning scheme hatched to some how track guns back to drug cartel killers that in turn kills an American border agent … in the immortal words of Humphrey Bogart, “someone is going to have to take the fall”. Could you imagine how Democrats and the MSM would be reacting if this happened during a GOP Presidency.
- How bad must security be? 20 Man Police Force Resigns in Mexico
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Mexico Border Town of Ascension Police Force Quits after Attack & Killings … America-Mexico Border Wars, WINNING?
The entire new police force of Ascension, Mexico, has quit after multiple attacks against them. The attacks have killed their police chief and five officers. You know what they say, when the going gets tough, the 20 man police force in Ascension get going. Ascension is southwest of Ciudad Juarez, the border city across from El Paso, Texas, that is one of Mexico’s most violent cities.
An entire 20-man police force resigned in a northern Mexican town after a series of attacks that killed the police chief and five officers over the last three months, state officials said Thursday.
The officers’ resignation Thursday left the 13,000 people of Ascension without local police services, Chihuahua state chief prosecutor Carlos Manuel Salas said. State and federal police have moved in to take over police work, he said.
The mass resignation appeared to be connected to a Tuesday attack by gunmen that killed three of the town’s officers, Salas said.
We can hardly consider this a victory on the Mexic0-US drug gang border wars. The police force had looked to end the killings, kidnappings and extortion that have ravaged the area. The results … not so much.
Not so Southern comfort …
So how secure is the Mexican-US border? Is drug and human trafficking really the United States biggest fear on our Southern border? Hardly. It appears that the terrorist group Hezbollah is opening up shop across the Mexican border. Could you imagine that terror groups are now partnering with Mexican drug cartels and we are told by our government that all is well.
A terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico.
“They are recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations,” a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News.
The former agent, referring to Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, “They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings.”
Some of the group’s bombings include the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.
However, the group is now active much closer to San Diego.
But nothing to fear as Atlas Shrugs states, imagine an Iranian proxy jihad group infiltrating the US, a Muslim group with huge “success in big ticket bombings” — but not to worry, Obama tells us our borders are safe. When will the US ever take the issue of the Mexican border serious? Will it take another terror act to occur for our government to get serious?
Northern Arizona University Professor Veronica Perez Rodriguez Kidnapped at Gunpoint in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (UPDATE: Found Safe)
35 year old Veronica Perez Rodriguez, an associate archaeologist professor at the University of Northern Arizona was kidnapped at gunpoint as she visited her mother in the violent Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Ciudad Juarez is one of the most violent Mexican border cities where at least 39 US citizens were killed in the city last year which had a murder rate above 3,000.
An American university professor has been kidnapped in a violent Mexican border city by a group of armed men.
Veronica Perez Rodriguez was snatched by the gunmen in Ciudad Juarez after visiting her mother, who lives there, on Friday afternoon.
The archaeologist has been an associate professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona since 2003.
Good grief, then there is this diddy from the Jawa Report regarding the U.S. Consular Affairs and their lack of ability of multi-tasking.
Ivna Giauque with the Department of U.S. Consular Affairs told CNN they hadn’t been alerted about a kidnapping because they’ve been focused on the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday.
As stated at GretaWire, Dear Mr. President, there is a war going on in Mexico and our US-Mexican border. Previously, Secretary Clinton said that Mexico is ‘like Columbia of 20 years ago.’ For her actions, she was rebuked by both President Calderone and President Obama. How many more murders, kidnappings and drugs need to flow across the border before this administration will take notice?
UPDATE I: FOX News Phoenix is reporting that Northern Arizona University Professor Veronica Perez Rodriguez has been found safe after being kidnapped. Veronica Perez Rodriguez said to be a victim of “express kidnapping”. The all to common practice in Mexico of kidnapping Mexicans who appear to be wealthy or middle class for fast cash ransom.
A Northern Arizona University professor is reported to be safe and back with her family in Mexico after being briefly kidnapped.
School officials said Saturday that Veronica Perez Rodriguez was the victim of a kidnapping late Friday while visiting family members in Ciudad Juarez.
The drug cartel violence continues in Mexico …
15 men found dead, of which 14 were decapitated in Acapulco, Mexico. The murder and violence is the handy work of the Mexicam drug cartels. Handwritten signs left with the bodies were signed by “El Chapo’s People,”a reference to the Sinaloa cartel.What a complete fiasco it is turning in to in Mexico. The US-Mexico border has to be secured. Sadly, the US Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (AZ-D) who was shot in the head at a town hall like meeting in Tuscan, AZ was a pro-secure the border individual and a critic of how the US government was handling the situation.
Police found the bodies of 15 slain men, 14 of them headless, on a street outside a shopping center in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Saturday.
The victims, all of whom appeared to be in their 20s, were discovered in an area not frequented by tourists.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 – Special Guests: Robin Sax, Blink from Blink on Crime, Susan Murphy Milano and Joe Turner
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Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:
- Robin Sax - Former LA County ADA, Author and NBC News analyst discussing Keeping Grayson Home
- Crime Blogger Blink from Blink On Crime discussing the death and disappearance of David Hartley on the US-Mexico border at Falcon Lake where Hartley’s wife claims he was murdered by Mexican drug cartel pirates.
- Susan Murphy Milano - Domestic Violence Expert and Author discussing three domestic violence cases from Oklahoma
- Joe Turner discussing the murder of his daughter Chandra Turner.
..” I have nothing to hide. I Have ABSOLUTELY nothing to hide..”
Tiffany Hartley emerged on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 yesterday after her 16th hour of interviews at the Mexican Consulate in McAllen, Texas.
Hartley recounted the events of September 30, ending with the alleged murder of her husband David. Ms. Hartley gave both new testimony and confirmed her previous statements according to reports from the Mexican Attorney General and Ms. Hartley herself, without the presence of an attorney.