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harvey007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 08:28 AM
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Mexico gang leader 'captured over killings'
Source: Aljazeera

The Mexican Navy has said it has captured a suspected leader of the Zetas drug gang allegedly behind the mass killings of more than 100 people in northeastern Mexico.

Martin Omaar Estrada Luna, said to be the local leader of the gang, was captured on Saturday. He is accused of masterminding the murders of 145 people in Tamaulipas state near the US border.

Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/04/201141743335150821.html
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Avant Guardian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:27 AM
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1. The Zetas are a right wing cartel
They were formed by former elite commandos of the Mexican military. Their policy is basically, kill everybody. Lovely.

Mexico: The surf, the sand...the severed heads!
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 03:13 PM
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6. Trained by US Special Forces
that worked out real well.
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Avant Guardian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 06:31 PM
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9. Yep, school of the Americas take 27
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 03:42 PM
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7. I wonder if the CIA is getting kickbacks from them.
Edited on Sun Apr-17-11 03:43 PM by Odin2005
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:55 AM
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2. Captured? How long will they remain captured?
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:18 AM
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3. Until they pay off the navy, of course.
It's just business.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 03:11 PM
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5. That's why they use the Navy, ie, Marines
The Mexican Marines have an ethos not unlike the USMC and have so far remained uncorrupted.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:26 PM
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4. Some may joke about this...
but I get the distinct impression he would rather be dead, than captured.

Animals like this need to sped their entire lives in something akin to the Black Hole of Calcutta.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 04:23 PM
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8. More 'war on drugs' fallout
I believe much of the violence is a result of the US's 'war on drugs' policy, so much blood is on 'our' hands, imho.
I live 100 miles north of 'ground zero' of the war on drugs, Juarez, Mexico, so I am acutely aware of the killings; sickened beyond belief when I hear of gangs killin at rehab centers (recruiting stations for the cartels, I think).
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