Wednesday, December 23, 2009

When is Obama going to combine the War on Terriorism with the War on Drugs?

Slaying of drug war hero's family shocks Mexico - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports, classifieds-:

"MEXICO CITY (AP) - Assailants on Tuesday gunned down the mother, aunt and siblings of a marine killed in a raid that took out one of Mexico's most powerful cartel leaders - sending a chilling message to troops battling the drug war: You go after us, we wipe out your families.The brazen pre-dawn slayings came just hours after the navy honored Melquisedet Angulo as a national hero at a memorial service.
'The message is very clear: It's to intimidate not only the government but its flesh and blood,' said Jorge Chabat, a Mexican expert on drug cartels. 'It's to intimidate those in the armed forces so they fear not only for their own lives, but the lives of their families.'"

Melquisedec Angulo Cordova

The Mexican marine was killed during a shootout last week that resulted in the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva, one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords. Angulo Cordova was buried Monday with his country's highest military honors. Early Tuesday, gunmen broke into the marine's family's home in the southern state of Tabasco and opened fire, killing his mother, his sister and a third relative, and injuring his brother, according to Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The killing of Angulo Cordova's family members has raised speculation in Mexico that it was an act of retaliation by Beltran Leyva's drug cartel, CNN en EspaƱol reported.

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