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August 26, 2011

Mexico Is Burning


The drug cartel-fueled violence in Mexico shows no sign of abating. It's as if the cartels are engaged in a hellish competition to see who can out savage the other in horrendous killings. Like this one in which 53 people are now reported dead; authorities are still looking for more bodies:

MONTERREY, Mexico — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing 40 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said.

The fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, a city that has seen a surge in drug cartel-related violence, represented one of the deadliest attacks on an entertainment center in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug cartels in late 2006.

"This is a night of sadness for Mexico," federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said in a televised address. "These unspeakable acts of terror will not go unpunished."

US Attorney General Eric Holder has proposed a new strategy to help Mexican halt these casino murders.

The newly restructured federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Chewing Gum, Tent Stakes, Household Cleaning Products, Lawn Furniture, Bikini Waxes, Knotted Lamp Cords and Running With Sissors In Your Hand will supervise the program.

Dubbed Operation "Zippo Storm" by BATFECGTSHCPLFBWKLCRWSIYH wags, the new initiative will relax foreign trade restrictions in order to track straw sales of unauthorized American cigarette lighters to members of Mexican drug cartels.



Rock on.

15 comments:

Opus #6 said...

If Mexico is burning, then Eric Holder has the lighter fluid.

WoFat said...

I used to know/work cases with some guys in BATF. I'm sure they sit around and cry a lot these days.

Kid said...

You see where calderon blames this on the USA... He's partially right (2% ?) but has his sights on the wrong people.

So, you think it the casino was being extorted and the murderers screwed up? I read where they were yelling for people to get out, but many ran to the back instead.

LL said...

At least we know that their firearms are coming from a 'certified' source...

Nickie Goomba said...

LL... Do the weapons the US sold to Mexican cartels have to meet California's strict limitations? Do they get to have unsafe clips and unsafe bayonets etc. If so, how come? (As if I didn't know)

sig94 said...

Opus - Holder is Obama's Bic.

sig94 said...

WoFat - no comment.

sig94 said...

Kid - yes, according to the story the thugs were yelling at people to get out. But then again the casino people may have been anticipating that they would just be slaughtered outside. Let's face it, these goons have a low credibility factor except when promising death and mayhew.

sig94 said...

LL - for every cloud there is a silver lining. Rest assured that if you have your brains blow out in Mexico, chances are it will be accomplished with a finely crafted firearm approved and personally delivered by the ATF.

Kid said...

Sig, agreed, I was trying to arrive at a motive. At first glance it just seems absurd.

sig94 said...

Nickie - you are indeed fortunate in CA to be able to be killed outright with from one to ten shots without the added indignity of being gutted with a bayonet. Unless of course the villain reloads or is carrying more than one magazine and has a machete. In any event, count your blessings.

Nickie Goomba said...

No fear of that, Siggie. Reloads and machetes are illegal.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We can all sleep a little easier knowing that Obama's people are on top on this.

sig94 said...

Odie - I slept like a baby last night. Of course I am 2,100 miles away from that casino in Monterrey.

Chris said...

And yet illegals are going back to Mexico in record numbers. That tell us how bad America has gotten since Obama,Pelosi and Reid.