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Mexican cartel take over Laredo ranches, media silent.


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Initial post: Jul 31, 2010 8:12:18 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
"" In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.

Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. "We consider this an act of war," said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.""

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/breaking-news-multiple-ranches-in-laredo-texas-taken-over-by-los-zetas/blog-384855/

http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/003439.html

Cartel put a reward on the head of an Arizona police officer too!
I suppose since there are millions of dollars of reward money on the scumbags heads, they decided to turn it around.

Where are the mass media dopes? hiding under their desks?

It smells like a setup to me, and a look into the not too distant future between the two countries if this isn't nipped in the bud...

Posted on Jul 31, 2010 8:23:46 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
"" The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo had posted warnings on its website hours before the gunfire was reported by Texas citizens, "We have received credible reports of widespread violence occurring now between narcotics-trafficking organizations and the Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo."

The U.S. Consulate went on to say, "The consulate confirmed that fragmentation grenades were used in the attacks and that suspected drug-gang members had blocked several roads, adding that it advised `all U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo to remain indoors until the security situation improves.'"

US Citizens in Laredo called 911 after hearing gunfire and explosions just across the border. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza deflected the concerns of citizens with what I see as utter contempt. He said there was no spillover violence onto the US side and "We were getting reports from people who live on the river's edge that they could hear gunfire and explosions from the Mexico side," Baeza said, "We didn't have any incidents on the American side. It's hard for people to understand who don't live here ... They're not Vikings, they're not going to invade us, it doesn't work that way."

This was said just a day before the reported breaking news on the ranches being taken above.""

Violence has been on the rise along the border. In April 2010 a Border Patrol agent in Laredo shot and killed an lllegal alien drug smuggler near the Rio Grande
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Yup...they're playing it down, and if the lethargic response from amazon posters [ imitating the currentmedia response ] is any indication, the future there don't look real good right now.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 8:31:04 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
invaded...not purchased

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Posted on Jul 31, 2010 8:48:09 AM PDT
More baseless rightwing fear mongering.

TPM: "Right-Wingers Stand By Their Fabricated Mexican Drug Cartel Raid Story"
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But as local reports suggested and TPM confirmed, law enforcement in the area had no idea where the bogus story came from.

"Basically everyone was shrugging their shoulders," Joe Baeza, an investigator and public affairs officer with the Laredo Police Department, told TPM. "There was no proof or evidence that was found."

Baeza was puzzled by what any potential Zeta invaders would even want with the land they supposedly took over. The land is in "strategic proximity to nothing, when they have all sorts of availability of ways to get into the country beside the one piece of land."
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Even rightwing screechers are disavowing the tale. Michelle Malkin amended her original post with an update that reads: "Updated: No US ranch seizures, 51 bodies discovered in Monterrey," while Bob Owens at Big Government is taking the Laredo police department at their word and says it "never happened."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 8:51:06 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 8:53:17 AM PDT
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ColdShot says:
That's funny koko, cuz Mom seen it on the spanish news station!

They [ the drug cartel ] were even offering rewards to kill an arizona cop!

you are posting damage control...they don't want the story out

next you are gonna tell us those americans never got murdered in mexico and the arizona rancher never got murdered and eveything is coming up roses and there are no drugs being smuggled either, aint that right?!

Posted on Jul 31, 2010 8:55:38 AM PDT
Mark Time says:
Are the unamed sources in the local police dept. gonna declare war!!!!!!!!! OH NO!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 8:57:40 AM PDT
"The really strange part is that nobody believed the locals," Baeza said. Dan Amato, Schwilk and others have decried a supposed media blackout, but Baeza pointed to a local paper and NBC affiliate, both of which had debunked the story.

And furthermore, the ranches where the raid supposedly took place aren't even within the Laredo police department's jurisdiction, so there is no reason to believe department personnel would have responded to an incident there.

The local law enforcement agency that would have responded if the Zetas had actually invaded is the Webb County sheriff's office.

They too, were baffled, if not outright frustrated, by the reports. The sheriff's office's public information officer Maru De La Paz told TPM the story was "nothing but a rumor" and "there is nothing of that sort happening." And what about the source in the Laredo police department? "The Laredo police department has no jurisdiction" over the ranch land in question, she said.

So are the creators of the story backing down? No way.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 8:59:57 AM PDT
>> That's funny koko, cuz Mom seen it on the spanish news station!

So what's yer point CS, "if it's on TV, it *must* be true"?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 9:15:29 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 9:33:53 AM PDT
Here's a better idea: stop regurgitating fact-free BS emanating from rightwing lie machine. It just makes you look like a gullible sap.

KENS-5 News, San Antonio: "AN INVASION? YOU DIDN'T READ IT HERE... FOR GOOD REASON"

"In what some would call an act of war toward the United States, Internet sources alleged in reports last week that members of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel "took over" two ranches near Laredo. Except they didn't.

If cartel members really had invaded, you could call it a hostile act or maybe an act of war. But it didn't actually happen."
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Consider the source. I mean really, in what universe of fools is Diggers Realm considered a reliable source?

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Posted on Jul 31, 2010 10:21:40 AM PDT
TucsonCoyote says:
Well if the bloggers say so it must be true. You know the media they wouldn't want to be the first to report the story. Get real.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010 10:52:52 AM PDT
Mark Time says:
This report just in:

Francisco Franco and an army of undead have just invaded Florida!
Really!
It's true!
It must be true, I just typed it on the internet!

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Posted on Jul 31, 2010 11:11:58 AM PDT
Coldshot is hystertically uninformed

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 11:46:03 AM PDT
Mark Time says:
Thanks CP Hoey! You have a good one yourself.
You are correct about the SNL connection, Chevy and the gang used that line every week for quite a while.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 5:30:07 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
LOL ColdShot you're really looking like an idiot on this one.

Your "sources" of "information" are playing you Wingjobs for fools.

I thought the Brietbart propoganda piece was funny, but this one leaves it in the dust - hilarious !

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2010 6:51:40 PM PDT
ColdShot says:
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Posted on Jul 31, 2010 7:58:46 PM PDT
ColdShot says:
And nearby, just a week before this ranch incident mainstream reported this;

Gunbattles paralyze Mexican city across from Texas
Updated 10:10 a.m. CT, Thurs., July 22, 2010

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico - Late-night gunbattles with gangs who forced citizens from their cars and used the vehicles to block streets paralyzed a border city, sound of gunfire alarmed Texans on the U.S. side of the Rio ...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38361485/ns/world_news-americas/38324963

[[ there is a nuevo laredo in tx too ]]

Posted on Aug 1, 2010 11:09:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2010 11:12:25 AM PDT
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