Wednesday, December 24, 2008

8 bodies found in plastic bags in southern Mexico

It is hard to keep track of all the carnage. I think the 5,300 dead number is on the low side though. Not sure why the obsession with beheading. Did they learn that from the Jihadis? Hanging heads on a Christmas tree is certainly grim.

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Eight bodies were found stuffed in plastic garbage bags and dumped on a rural road near the Guatemalan border in an area plagued by drug violence, authorities in southern Chiapas state said Tuesday.

The victims have yet to be identified, but police believe they may include Mexicans, Guatemalans or Colombians.

A state Justice Department official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said the bodies were discovered by a farmer. At least one had bruises and marks indicating he may have been tortured.

The bodies were found near the town of Tuxtla Chico, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of another border settlement where Mexican and Guatemalan drug traffickers engaged in a series of gunbattles that killed 17 people last month.

Brutal slayings by drug cartels are on the rise in Mexico, and officials estimate that more than 5,300 people have died in organized crime-related slayings this year.

On Sunday, the decapitated bodies of eight army soldiers were found along an urban boulevard in the southern state of Guerrero.

In a press statement on Tuesday, Mexico's Defense Department slammed what it called "inappropriate and hurtful" comments on the soldiers' deaths.

While the department did not specify what had offended it, one Mexican newspaper ran an editorial cartoon Tuesday titled "December Decorations" that showed the hand of a drug trafficker hanging severed heads with military-style haircuts on a Christmas tree as if they were ornaments.

8 bodies found in plastic bags in southern Mexico | World | - Houston Chronicle

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At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apocalypto; as great as a movie it is by Mel Gibson, I wonder at times, too, if that has had any influence on the beheadings, seeing how the movie does have some of that. One would have to see when such incidences began since it is a relatively recent movie. This drug war is the dirtiest I've ever seen. Back in the days of the conquest of the Americas, shows on EWTN show that before the Spaniards came; sometimes the human sacrifices in the Mexico City area reached up to a 1000 a day or so. In some ways, I wonder if some of this reaches back to that tribalism. It is unbelievable.

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to believe the figure of murders is more than reported but by how many, I don't know.

Here is the story of Miss Sinaloa being caught with drug smugglers outside of Guadalajara.

I think an impact could be made on the Cartels if the Mexican government did not have turncoats and traitors. It is a very difficult situation.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Vlad Z. said...

Thanks for the link and thanks for the nod to Apocalypto. I had not drawn that connection, it is interesting.

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol...I doubt the narco-terrorists are sitting around watching Mel Gibson movies. Perhaps they are simply trying to "out-terrorize" the middle eastern "islamists"? Or maybe the islamic terrorists filtering through central America are teaching their "craft" to their narco counterparts?

I heard of MS-13 beheadings long before Apocalypto came out. Hey! Maybe Mel Gibson got the idea for Apocalypto from watching the nightly news on the Mexican border!

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol! Talking about Ms 13, Lol, this is about Mexico not El Salvador and sure, these syndicates surely do seem to have roots in Mexican Machismo and Tribalism as well, the way the Mayas and the Aztecs were tribes. lol, too bad you aren't better versed in the history of Mexico... lol


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