Mexican citizen militia takes up arms vs. cartels

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  1. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    ...and the corrupt Mexican government threatens to invade and disarm them. :no:


    Joel Gutierrez, a militia member of the Michoacan region, says residents were “sick of the cartel kidnapping, murdering and stealing.”
    “That’s why we took up arms,” says Gutierrez, 19. “The local and state police did nothing to protect us.”

    The militia men have been patrolling their towns and inspecting cars at checkpoints like this one for nearly a year. All that time, federal police did little to stop them, and at times seemed to encourage the movement.

    But that tacit approval appeared to end last weekend, when the number of the militias mushroomed and surrounded Apatzingan, a town of 100,000 people and the Knights Templar’s stronghold. A major battle between the militias and the cartel seemed imminent.

    The federal government sent in thousands of police and troops to disarm the civilian patrols. A deadly confrontation ensued. Federal soldiers fired into a crowd of civilian militia supporters, killing two.

    Militia leader Estanislao Beltran says the government should have gone after the real criminals, the Knights Templar, and not those defending themselves. He vehemently denies rumors that he takes funds from a rival group.

    “The cartels have been terrorizing us for more than a decade,” Beltran says. “Why would we side with any of them?”

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    Initially, local authorities encouraged the militias, or stayed out of their way. The citizens armed themselves with semi-automatic weapons, risking government reprisal, in order to defend their homes; and so far, they have been victorious. One would think that the federal government of Mexico would be enthusiastic about such victories against the cartels they claim to have been fighting against for decades; but when common citizens take control of their own destinies, this often incurs the wrath of the establishment as well.

    The Mexican government has decided to reward the brave people of Michoacan with the threat of military invasion and disarmament.

    In some cases, government forces have indeed fired upon militia supporters, killing innocents while exposing the true intentions of the Mexican political structure.

    whole article:
    http://www.alt-market.com/articles/...-and-are-rewarded-with-government-retaliation
     
  2. Brokenbad

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    Knights Templar-Masons-Mexican concrete workers. I get it now.
     
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    Not surprising at all. :coffee:
     
  4. Micheal Kenyon

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    Well, it's nice to know our neighbors to the south have a government that could care less about their people also. :wtf:
     
  5. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    it's almost like the government approves of the cartels :bigthink
     
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    This is sad. It also speaks to how corrupt the Mexican government can be.

    Also, the gun laws are very strict in Mexico. The average Mexican can't legally own the typs of weapons they are using. It shows you how gun control eventually bite the citizens in the ass, especially when the government choses to side with the criminals.
     
  7. 1Vegasgirl

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    Nice to see them "out of the shadows":rolleye:
     
  8. Imus O Sternsky

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    Fixed
     
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    fuzzynuts 99% Relevant

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    Truth.
     
  10. ice cream

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    go militia :yes: we had to do it
    hope the us supplies them with arms
     
  11. FishySausage

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    Not surprising :yawn:
     
  12. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...yep it could be the beginning of a revolution.
     
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    They already supplied the cartels. "Fast and Furious" ring a bell?
     
  14. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    the USA would help crush it.
     
  15. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...indeed, they like mexico where they got them.
     
  16. broccoli rob

    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I guess its gonna take a little longer for them to outnumber the humans :coffee:
     
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    I'm in Mexico right now, been drinking beer at a buck a pop all day and Im ready to join una revolucion. A toda pinche madre.
     
  18. Divorce Chicken

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    Mexican govt = very Obongo-like
     
  19. Spazzmatazz

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    The local bar nearest me has Rolling Rock (what I usually drink) for $1 a pop all day long too, and I'm in Bumfuck, NY.
    Matter of fact, one of our Shedders from NYC I had the privilege of drinking a few with was shocked by the liquor prices for mixed drinks.

    Nobody was shot at, and nobody was kidnapped. This is especially surprising because Newburgh, NY is only about 45 miles away...
     
  20. Spazzmatazz

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    I don't care for him either, but I think you're reaching a bit.