The worst sort of terrorism occurs daily right in our own backyard and authorities are seemingly powerless to do anything about it.
Two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge were found earlier this month in the border city of
Nuevo Laredo , their ears and fingers mutilated from torture. There were no witnesses and it is highly unlikely that the perpetrators will ever be identified. Mexico
A young unidentified woman in her early 20’s was left topless, dangling by her hands and feet, hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. A young man was dangling next to her, cut open, bloodied, and hanging by his hands. So far, no one has come forward to claim the victims.
The murdering terrorist savages left messages near the bodies as a stark warning to anyone else who might use social media sites on the Internet to denounce their drug cartel activities. "This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the Internet," one sign said. "You better fucking pay attention. I'm about to get you."
They were signed "Z," a possible reference for the Zetas cartel, which operates in the area. Two blogs were mentioned by name in the messages: Al Rojo Vivo and Blog del Narco. Blog del Narco is a website that deals exclusively with news related to drug violence in
. Its creator remains anonymous, and I can understand why. Mexico
's brutal drug cartels are frequently found hanging dead from bridges and highway overpasses. More than 34,600 victims have lost their lives in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderon issued a crackdown on cartels in December 2006. Mexico
Mere threats from the drug lords are enough to silence both the mainstream media and the legal authorities. Newspaper reporters, police officials, prosecutors; even judges have been brutally murdered for opposing the activities of these drug gangs.
That’s the sort of bloody terrorism that makes the late Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terrorist network look like a bunch of peach fuzz faced Sunday school kids on a church picnic.
Sadly, the common thread between these two forms of terrorism is government meddling.
Had the United States government simply stayed neutral in the affairs of Middle East nations, and not located military bases in places like Saudi Arabia, Muslim terrorist events like the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, and the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster would never have happened.
and United States not declared a relentless ongoing Drug War over these last 50 years, there would be no Narco-terrorism. Mexico
Governments spawn terrorism.