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21 Killed In Gang Shootout Near AZ Border

From an unfazed Associated Press:

A vehicle involved in a shootout between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs is towed away near the city of Nogales, Mexico on the border with Arizona, Thursday July 1, 2010.

21 killed in Mexican gang shootout near US border

By Felipe Larios Gaxiola, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jul 2, 2010

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded, prosecutors said.

The fire fight occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Arizona border, near the city of Nogales, that is considered a prime corridor for immigrant and drug smuggling.

Arizona? Isn’t that the state with all of the racist xenophobes who Mr. Obama says are cringing in fear of people who just want to come to the US for a better life?

The Sonora state Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that nine people were captured by police at the scene of the shootings, six of whom had been wounded in the confrontation. Eight vehicles and seven weapons were also seized.

All of the victims were believed to be members of the gangs

As if there is something wrong with being in a gang. People only join gangs because they think it will help them to a better life.

Gangs often fight for control of trafficking routes and sometimes steal "shipments" of undocumented migrants from each other, but seldom have they staged such mass gun battles.

Again, the AP makes “mass gun battles” sound like a bad thing. But who are we to judge?

Would these hardworking entrepreneurs be risking their lives this way if they did not want a better life for themselves and their children? Don’t drug dealers and human traffickers have any rights?

Gang violence near the Arizona border has led to calls from officials in the U.S. state for greater control of the border and is one reason given for a controversial law passed in April requiring Arizona police to ask people about their immigration status in certain situations.

Sure, that’s one reason. But the AP knows full well that the main reason is racism. After all, most people move to Arizona to get away from people who look even slightly Mexican.

In a city on another part of the U.S. border, gunmen killed an assistant attorney general for Chihuahua state and one of her bodyguards.

After being chased by armed assailants through the darkened streets of Ciudad Juarez, the vehicle carrying Sandra Salas Garcia and two bodyguards was riddled with bullets Wednesday night

Drug violence has killed more than 4,300 people in recent years in Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas.

That "drug violence" is almost as bad as SUVs. By the way, several bullets from an AK-47 struck the El Paso city hall last Tuesday. They had been fired in Juarez.

More than 23,000 people have been killed by drug violence since late 2006, when President Felipe Calderon [legalized the procession of all recreational drugs and] began deploying thousands of troops and federal police to drug hot spots.

Note that Mr. Calderon has deployed “thousands” of troops to the border, whereas Mr. Obama only wants to send 1,200 National Guardsmen, who will mostly fill desk jobs.

By the way, for some reason the AP seems to have scrubbed this article from their website. They have replaced it with an article about a drug lord being arrested for killing three members of the US consulate.

So, you see, everything is under control down on the border. There is no reason to be afraid.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “21 Killed In Gang Shootout Near AZ Border”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    A certain amount of the fighting in Mexico is over territory to supply internal use now that small amounts of LSD, Marijuana, Cocaine, and Heroin are legal there.
    The press is ignoring this aspect as it will suppress the voting for legalized pot in states like California.

  2. sheehanjihad says:

    Just ask Pete Stark! Everything down there is “just fine, thank you”….and the Minutemen still haven’t killed anyone yet….just his protected class of illegals, drug smugglers, and human traffickers….because he sees all of them as potential votes. If there are more deaths in the coming days, Stark will try to put a stop to it, lest he lose a large portion of his potential voter base. Wait till it starts in US cities…..not the daily murders and kidnappings, to Stark, that’s acceptable. But the all out turf wars that will result in the deaths of yet more Americans….you know, the ones Stark isnt concerned with because they could have voted against him. That smarmy arrogant POS.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Perhaps Blackwater could be contracted to guard the border. That’ll piss em off!

  4. GetBackJack says:

    I say put Pete Stark down on the border with just his mouth to defend him, and let the Cartels know a member of Congress is going to be there. Alone.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I like it…and we can even call it “Stark’s law” just to be all wishy-washy and sentimental.

      Wouldn’t that be great?

  5. canary says:

    How about making a new border.
    Make the deepest craters possible & kill all the vegetation making vision easier. (when they get the wall up, use it for a landfill)

    Or a much prettier border still believe a wall can be built if people would just get a plan together. Cement, bricks, rocks, even if someone can only afford one rock & one bucket of cement mixture (add some nails, glass chips, barbed wire to the mixture. On occasion when needed, pour crisco oil on their side. Or , for those that want to bring a truck load and make “mosaic designs” Or Obama’s stimulus money for art could all go to The Wall of America.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I like the potion where you add nails, glass shards, barbwire ect.

      Add 20,000 volts of pure power and watch the sparks fly!!

    • canary says:

      Liberals Demise, your idea of an electric wall is better, because we could turn the switch on and off.

      If Obama won’t fix the border, it shows he can not keep this country safe.

      And when Scientists spend decades digging to find a worm originating from 43,498,857 yrs ago, … where are our priorities? Save a dam worm over a human being?

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