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Mexico Drug Gangs Do Beheading Videos

From an unfazed Reuters:

Mexico drug cartels use gory videos to spread fear

By Mica Rosenberg Wed Aug 4, 2010

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Powerful drug cartels are increasingly using gruesome videos of executions and interrogations to intimidate their rivals, police and an already terrified public in Mexico’s vicious drug war.

The drug gangs, battling for control of lucrative smuggling routes into the United States, have long attached handwritten notes to victims they dump in public as a way to scare rival gangs and pesky state officials.

But they are now airing more and more of their dirty work and threats on blogs or Web sites like YouTube, and bullying Mexican media into putting their gory tapes on television for wider play

“Dirty work”? That’s some pretty harsh language from Reuters. Especially, given that these gentlemen are ‘just trying to make a better life’ for themselves.

The format of the tapes is often the same: captives, many bloodied from beatings, are tied up, blindfolded and posed in front of a draped sheet in an anonymous setting.

Surrounded by heavily armed captors in ski-masks and guided by questioning from an off-camera voice, the captives are forced to confess allegiances to cartels or corrupt officials. Many are then murdered on-camera

This technique seems strangely familiar. But we just can’t put on finger on it.

In one video, a man with a black eye is tethered to a chair in his underwear and appears to be strangled to death with a tourniquet by his captors. There is a "Z" scrawled across his chest, for Zetas, a spinoff of the Gulf Cartel.

In another video, a man is slowly beheaded with a knife.

Doesn’t that seem familiar? Who was it who used to do things like this? 

"The message is always the same: be afraid," said Maria Guadalupe Licea, head of the government prosecutor’s office in Baja California state, home to the violent city Tijuana…

It’s almost as if these Mexican drug gangs are using ‘terror.’ We wonder where they ever got the idea?

Still, it’s nothing for us to worry about. Our borders have never been more secure.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Mexico Drug Gangs Do Beheading Videos”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    It is so comforting to see that the Mexican cartels are becoming so “global” in their thinking.
    Linking up with and learning techniques from terrorists will greatly improve their operations, just as the reverse worked out for the Taliban when they started using opium to fund operations in Afghanistan.

  2. conant says:

    The Federal government has made its position quite clear and has no intention of even trying to defend our borders. The American people will have to rise to the occasion and do what needs to be done. The mexican invaders might do well to recall Admiral Yamamoto’s warning to the Imperial Staff that an invasion of the United States would result in finding a rifle behind every blade of grass.

  3. canary says:

    The media does not report on the muslim sects growing in Mexico & crossing easily into the U.S.

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