Monday, May 2, 2011

They Say Things Are Heating Up

Coming back from the store today I was listening to the afternoon news cast that is broadcast on the radio simultaneously.  Supposedly while we were basking in the sun in Southern Baja a group threw malotov cocktails into three different conveniece stores just minutes from where we live.  One store suffered major damage.  I am assuming it is because the store chain refuses to pay the extortion fee that the bad guys are requesting.

Also, nearby Allende where we had purchased land and had hopes one day of building our new home, is now considered a hotbed of nightly activity and violence.  

Now that they have killed Osama, maybe they can concentrate on things closer to home.   It is just a matter of time and the whole story will be revealed.  All that is happening here has already begun  across the border and the bad guys have moved into Chicago, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and over 250 U.S. cities.  Safe houses with kidnapped hostages have already been found, murder rates are up and even armed groups in SUVs.  Maybe someone will help us.

Today I posted the comment below on .  I was not very happy when I wrote it:

I agree about passing through Tamaulipas. Sad, it used to be our favorite boondocking spot up until a year ago. Really hacks me off. We parked freely on beaches, in mountain areas, parks like El Cielo, Tamuin just across the border in SLP, La Pesca, El Soto, Barra del Tordo, and we were welcomed with open arms by locals, Mennonites in Gonzalez, etc. The list goes on.

But it seems the message still isn't sinking in. The cartels exist for a reason and I can't for the life of me understand why Mexico doesn't stand up to their neighbor to the north. The policia federal confiscated 100,000 weapons in the last year, 58,000 the AK and AR type and that doesn't include all the weapons confiscated by police and military. 36,000 people have been killed in the last four years of which 98 percent are cartel members and their thugs.

Even if local police weren't corrupt, they would still be out done by the massive weaponry which enters Mexico and is purchased from U.S. gun stores, mostly from those 6,500 that have opened in the last five years along the U.S. border, how they got the permits to open those stores is beyond me.

How long are people on this forum and the countries of Canada and the U.S. going to beat this horse to death before they accept their reality and the fact that all the above exists because of insatiable appetites for drugs to the tune of 40 billion dollars a year. These drugs aren't entering the U.S. in the behinds of mules or people. It is coming across in cargo containers, aircraft, jumbo jets, and even submarines. Very strange for countries that have high technology, advanced weaponry, and military discipline.

We here in Mexico, myself included, are paying a heavy price for the freedom of a group of individuals who believe it is their right to use drugs.

Now, common folk like myself can't even leave our homes at night much less take a vacation in our rv. It's truly shameful, sinful and unforgiveable.

¡Ya basta! 
 Memories of Barra del Tordo, Tamaulipas


  1. I agree with you 100% Chris! This has to end and like you say, the fact that the cartels are taking their war into the USA might be the thing that gets the USA into the fight.

  2. Hi Chris,
    just wondering if "36,000 people have been killed in the last four years of which 98 percent are cartel members and their thugs" is a true statement, isn't that, in itself, a solution to the problem?

  3. Michael Ultra, you have a good point and that is exactly what is happening. Now, they are attempting to intimidate undocumented persons from Central America and other continents into working for them. That is what happened with the mass graves that were recently found. That too is a statement in itself. People were being forced off of buses and given the option to join the bad guys or get killed. Well, you know what the results were.

    They are running out of options and that is why it is getting more dangerous. You know about caged animals. Look out.

  4. Hi Chris:
    In the second paragraph, you state that Allende is "not" considered a hotbed of nitely activity.

    I'm wondering if you meant, "Allende is NOW considered a hotbed of nitely activity.