Saturday, November 06, 2010

Violence On Texas/Mexico Border - 45 Killed In One Border Town, SUV Blown Up In Another

While President Barack Hussein Obama hightails it to India and Indonesia for his $200 million a day escape after the mid-term ass kicking he and his party received, the violence from the drug wars in Mexico heated up this weekend.

At about 6:00 in the above video, you can hear machine gun fire as an individual with a camera walks the streets of Matamoros, Mexico

45 people, plus one drug cartel head, were killed in Mataomoros, Mexico, just across the Texas border from Brownsville (Valley Morning Star).

Mexican authorities confirmed that Ezequiel “Tony Tormenta” Cardenas Guillen, one of the top two leaders of the Gulf Cartel and a pivotal figure in recent border drug wars, was killed in a shootout in Matamoros Friday as violence across the city left two Mexican soldiers and at least 45 other people dead, according to reports.

Three of Cardenas Guillen’s aides, or bodyguards, also were killed, according to Alejandro Poire, spokesman for the Mexican government. He gave no other information other than confirming the death of Cardenas Guillen and his aides.

Two Mexican soldiers also were killed, according to a release Friday night by the Mexican navy. That statement gave a total of six dead in Matamoros and said that “as of 7:45 p.m. it had no confirmation” of a death toll of more than 40.

Cardenas Guillen and Eduardo “El Cos” Costilla have long been sought by both U.S. and Mexican authorities. There is an indictment against them from U.S. District Court in which they are named as leaders of the Gulf Cartel.
Classes at University of Texas at Brownsville were cancelled and the campus is closed this weekend.

A little further West, in Reynosa, an SUV was blown in in the parking lot of a supermarket (KGBT 4).
Authorities are asking residents to avoid a popular shopping center after an SUV was blown up outside a busy Reynosa supermarket.

The incident happened in the parking lot of an H-E-B supermarket at the Plaza Real off Bulevar Hidalgo.

Residents reported hearing an explosion in the area shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

City officials issued an alert through their Twitter account at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday and revealed an explosive device detonated inside an SUV in the parking lot.

Authorities clarified that the explosive device was not a car bomb but rather a grenade or another type of explosive device that detonated inside the SUV.
Reynosa is just across the border from McAllen, TX.

Just north of Brownsville, in the small town of Olmito, TX, Gulf Cartel members were arrested for buying guns and grenades (KGBT 4).
An attempt to buy dozens of assault files, handguns and grenades for the Gulf Cartel ended with three men being arrested in Olmito.

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Guillermo De la Garza, Roberto Carlos Mata-Ocanas and Reynaldo Arriaga on Thursday.

Court records show that ICE agents from Alabama had been working on a weapons smuggling case involving De La Garza.

The records show a federal grand jury in Mobile, Alabama indicted De La Garza late last week.

De La Garza's case remains sealed but records released in the Olmito case show he was trying to buy high-powered weapons on behalf of the Matamoros-based Gulf Cartel.
Wouldn't the $200 million per day for ten days (equals $2 billion) that Barack and Michelle Antionette are blowing at the Taj Mahal be better used to protect our border cities?


sparky said...

I don't really understand how anyone can keep their heads in the sand about the illegal immigration/border security issue. Their ability to do so is almost as frightening as the violence itself. I'm currently taking a liberal bashing this AM for my column today. It's always the same folks up here and they comment up a storm. They never call in to the show though which is wimpy!

Shooter said...

If the Federal Government did as much toward curbing Illegal immigrants as the 'Texas Border Volunteers' organization, South Texas would be a much better place to live.