Wednesday, August 25, 2010

72 Migrants Massacred in Mexico Within 100 Miles of USA

Open borders advocates have the blood of 72 more murdered people on their hands.  That's right, if you fools wouldn't keep the border open, then people wouldn't be sneaking through Central and South America and getting murdered by barbarians.  I hope you are proud of the end result of your eternal effort to draw more and more people through increasingly dangerous Mexico.

Video via Breitbart

Drug cartel suspected in massacre of 72 migrants

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, according to an Ecuadorian survivor who escaped and stumbled wounded to a highway checkpoint where he alerted marines, official said Wednesday.

The marines fought the cartel gunmen at a ranch in the northern state of Tamaulipas on Tuesday, a battle that left one marine and three suspects dead. They found the bodies of 58 men and 14 women in a room, some piled on top of each other.

The Ecuadorian migrant told investigators that his captors identified themselves as members of the Zetas drug gang, said Vice Adm. Jose Luis Vergara, a spokesman for the Mexican Navy. Authorities believe the migrants were from Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador.

It is the biggest massacre to date in Mexico's drug war and the most horrifying example yet of the dangers faced by immigrants trying to get to the U.S.

"It's absolutely terrible and it demands the condemnation of all of our society," said Alejandro Poire, the government's security spokesman.

Authorities did not say why the gang killed the migrants. Mexico's drug cartels frequently kidnap migrants and threaten to kill them unless they pay fees for crossing their territory. Sometimes, gangs contact relatives of the migrants in the U.S. and demand they pay a ransom.


Anonymous said...

Is Mexico descending into Somali like anarchy? Why is this story getting so little attention? Because the victims were not westerners?
African Moondog

Kirly said...

I don't know why African Moondog. But, could it be that the story is being kept quiet by the media, at least in the USA, because they can't concede that the violence in mexico is as bad as it is without also addressing the danger of it crossing the border which would imply that their hero, obama is lying about the border being more secure than ever? we're doomed!

Kirly said...

here's another story the media doesn't seem to care about. Holger breaks it down for us though.