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Mexico Cartel Drops Aerial Leaflets Against Gov't

Mexico Cartel Drops Aerial Leaflets Against Gov't - AP via The Seattle Times. BLUF:

Drug traffickers took the unusual step of using an airplane to drop thousands of leaflets on the northern city of Culiacan accusing the governor of Sinaloa state of taking orders from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities said Wednesday.

Categories: Mexico - El Centro



Thu, 06/14/2012 - 1:33pm

Whats interesting aboout the whole "civil war" concept in Mexico is the legitimization of the DTOs. In many cases DTOs leaders have started to shift towards owning legitimate property/stores as well as run for local office.

Outlaw 09

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:21am

The current Mexican government is in fact already losing the civil war with the DTOs---with the shift by the DTO to taxing multinational corporations---it drains finances away from the central government and proves the central government is in fact in control of nothing.

"That corporation would be PepsiCo. According to press reports, masked men attacked five warehouses and vehicle lots on Friday and Saturday nights belonging to the U.S. snack and soft drink giant. More specifically, PepsiCo’s Mexican subsidiary: Sabritas. Dozens of yellow delivery trucks — which transport Sabritas chips and Fritos, Cheetos and Ruffles (among other brands) for the Mexican market — were burned. The good news: No one was injured or killed. At least one member of the Knights Templar cartel was reportedly arrested. Video has also emerged of firefighters battling the blazing trucks and the European Pressphoto Agency released images of Sabritas’ smiley-face mascot illuminated by the flames."

Outlaw 09

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:13am

It has been a civil war for the last three years but we on this side of the border based on historical developmnents between the two countries cannot get invovled to the degree necessary and I am afraid that the civl government is slowing but steadily losing terrain and population to the various DTOs.

In fact if we simply used Mao's three phase guerrilla warfare concept and replaced it with DTO terms we are already in phase two headed massively into phase three.

Why is that so difficult to understand on this side of the border?


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 3:01pm

In reply to by TTURaiders

It may be civil war. It may not be civil war. It makes little difference. There is nothing we can do in Mexico to affect it. All we can do is watch.


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 4:26am

So if the Zetas take on the government in this town that is controlled by Sinaloa but is recognized as a legitimate government, do we call it insurgency or civil war? The point is that we can not call what is happening in Mexico a simple narco turf battle. This is a civil war.