Forty-nine headless bodies were found dumped by the side of the road in
Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Mexico over the weekend as the drug war being ignored in our neighboring country continues to be ignored.
Forty-nine bodies with their heads, hands and feet hacked off were found Sunday dumped on a northern Mexico highway leading to the Texas border in what appeared to be the latest carnage in an escalating war between Mexico’s two dominant drug cartels.
Local and federal authorities discovered the bodies before dawn scattered in a pool of blood at the entrance to the town of San Juan, on a highway leading from the metropolis of Monterrey to the border city of Reynosa. A white stone arch welcoming visitors was spray-painted with black letters: “100% Zeta.”
Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said at a news conference that the 43 men and six women would be hard to identify because of the lack of heads, hands and feet. The bodies were being taken to a Monterrey auditorium for DNA tests.
Just two weeks ago, nine journalists were beheaded and hung from a bridge over a freeway.
Residents of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Friday morning, along with a message directed to a drug cartel.
The five men and four women were hanging from one of the busiest intersections in the city.
Comforting to know the Obama administration helped fuel this war by sending thousands of AK-47s and .50-caliber rifles directly to cartel hands through Operation Fast and Furious. And no, they haven't apologized yet.
It is interesting how we focus much attention on issues in the Middle East, which while the crisis in Syria is important, we seem to be ignoring what is happening right in our backyard.
Hillary Clinton has sparked anger in Mexico by comparing its drug-related violence to an insurgency and hinting that US troops may need to intervene.
The US secretary of state said Mexico's level of car bombings, kidnappings and mayhem resembled Colombia a generation ago. She floated the prospect of US military advisers being sent to Mexico and central America.
"It's looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago, where the narco-traffickers controlled certain parts of the country," Clinton said at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. "These drug cartels are showing more and more indices of insurgencies."