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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Default As Mexico's Presidential Election Nears, a Broadening of the War and Terrorism

In what may be a broadening of the war and terrorist activities in Mexico, one of the most violent of the cartels, based in the state of Michoacan, attacked regional distribtion centers of Mexico's largest and most popular snack food company - Sabritas - a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A drug cartel lieutenant has been detained in a series of firebombing attacks on Mexican potato-chip company Sabritas, a subsidiary of U.S. food giant PepsiCo. Businessmen and experts said Monday the attacks were the first coordinated targeting of a multinational company in Mexico's 5 ½-year-long drug war.
Read more: Mexico Suspects Cartel In Pepsi Subsidiary Attacks | News | Manufacturing.net
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Unread 05-29-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Please, this is not war or terrorism, is just organized crime.

The police used a very similar units to spy organized crime and they in vengeance did this.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Please, this is not war or terrorism, is just organized crime.
Clearly, it's a terrorist act. And, also as clearly ... there's a war underway in Mexico to which the government has lost control of substantial portions of territory to drug cartels (most particularly in the north of the country, but elsewhere, such as in parts of Michoacan as well). No different than the hundreds or thousands of other terrorist acts which have taken place during the approx. 14 years of warfare and which continue to take place seemingly on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis in Mexico. Even President Calderon has called these types of attacks terrorist attacks.

When I use the term "terrorism" I do so with these dictionary descriptions in mind:

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the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
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systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal

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Unread 05-29-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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No is not. No one in Mexico is terrified by his actions.

It is clear you don't live in Mexico. The government has control of all the mexican territory.

If what you say is true, then why the drug cartels are hidden of the soldiers in those territories?

So please instead of pass your opinion as the undisputed truth, learn a little more of the people who actually lives in Mexico.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Let’s get real: There’s a war in Mexico, and it is nasty | Narco Confidential | a Chron.com blog
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Unread 06-01-2012, 01:11 AM
 
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When I use the term "terrorism" I do so with these dictionary descriptions in mind:
the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.


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systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal
You mean like what Americans did in Iraq and Vietnam and Panama?
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Unread 06-29-2012, 04:44 AM
 
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Terrorism is now a buzzword.

Anything can be terrorism.

Stop terrorizing this room with these troll thread.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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You mean like what Americans did in Iraq and Vietnam and Panama?
And this statement has what to do with the security situation in Mexico?

Is there a nation on earth that hasn't made mistakes?

Can't you take your anti-USA rant to a different forum?
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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"I will adjust the strategy so that Mexicans really feel an improvement in security and a reduction in crimes rates, especially homicide, kidnapping and extortion," he said in his first news conference after the election on Sunday.

The switch in focus has sparked some concern that his government won't keep up the arrests of cartel kingpins or could even turn a blind eye on trafficking if gangs tone down their bloodshed in return.

But others argue that Mexico's drug cartels have become so violent, unleashing squads of gunmen with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, that the government will have to keep battling them whether it wants to or not.
Drug war fury awaits Mexico's Pena Nieto | Reuters
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