Nope, not Iraq. Nope, not Philadelphia. Nope, not New Orleans…
Mexico. It sounds like a reign of al-Qaeda-like terror is breaking out south of our border!
A combination of “explosive devices”, 9mm pistols, AK-47’s and AR-15’s have left 21 dead and 10 wounded throughout Mexico in the past 24 hours.
8 in Guerrero
5 in Chihuahua
3 in México State
2 in Sinaloa
1 in Tlaxcala
2 in Tijuana
In addition, 3 police stations were attacked with explosive devices, 2 in Guerrero and one in Tecpan de Galeana, leaving 2 police officers wounded.
Some notes of prurient interest:
In Apizaco, Tlaxcala, a fellow waited for his appointment in attorney Joaquín Suárez García’s office, chatting with Suárez García’s secretary. When the counselor arrived, they went into his office where seconds later his client left him slumped over his desk, dead.
Of the 21 executed, 4 were taxi drivers. One of them died in a hail of bullets from several masked men wearing body armor and weilding AK-47’s. A protest over high taxi fares, perhaps? What’s with this, anyway? They’ve been machine gunning taxi drivers all over the country since the first of the year. The authorities haven’t said much, so I’ll have to assume that the drug cartels use local taxis to ferry shipments and money from point A to point B. Then they come back to eliminate the drivers — loose lips sink ships — or as punishment for inventory losses.
But this story wasn’t in the New York Times today. Nor did Ms. Couric report it last night. But it sounds very much like the kind of “end of the world” reporting we get from Iraq every day doesn’t it.
And Senator Lucy Graham (D-SC) wonders why conservatives want to seal the border FIRST.
By the way, the Drive-By Media isn’t reporting this news much either…
New Orleans’ 162 murders last year made the city the nation’s murder capital, with a murder rate that was anywhere from one-third again to two-thirds-again higher than the next-highest, in Gary, Ind., and Detroit.
“We have to look at what this does to the city, what it does to the economy, and what will happen if we don’t get it under control,” said Anthony Radosti, vice president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, a watchdog group that often critiques the New Orleans Police Department. “These homicides are striking fear into certain communities.
“By year’s end, the population will be increased; the National Guard and the State Police may be gone,” he said Monday. “We have to ask, ‘What is the plan of action for the remainder of the year?’”
Hey…. I’m all for imposing the Pelosi Doctrine for New Orleans, too. Let’s withdraw our troops from the civil war so we can fight the real terrorists. Unless the duly re-elected government of Mayor Ray Nagin meets some political benchmarks, of course.