Friday, July 16, 2010

The next level for violence

The car bomb that exploded in Ciudad Juárez yesterday, killing 3 and injuring many more, has raised the stakes even higher in Calderón's War. In addition to the army patrolling the streets of many Mexican cities, the kidnappings and executions of high level officials (senior police officers, politicians, prominent businessmen) all over the country and the indiscriminate killings that average nearly 33 people a day, we now have the introduction of car bombs. The carnage is now higher, and the tension more taut, than many failed states and the use of car bombs by the cartels can only herald an era of terrorism. The war in Iraq is, more and more, appearing to be a picnic compared to what is now occurring here in Mexico (and it keeps getting worse every day)....To think that a simple policy on the part of the US, the prohibition of drugs, has engendered this macabre scenario.

Unfortunately, now that car bombs are part of the picture, maybe it is time for all sane people to think about leaving this country.

The killings in Mexico are now at 6,283 with 35 added yesterday

For a map of the killings: click: Narco-killings

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