Mata Zetas, is Vigilante Justice Justified?

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    Mexico's Drug War: Who are the "Mata Zetas"?

    In the US we are taught that this kind of thing is repulsive and wrong, but with Mexican police being impotent against the violence in Mexico I will have to say that as long as this new group keeps their activities limited to Zetas and other assasins I say let them go and do their work that the police aren't doing...let them out the corrupt police and turn those corrupt police over to authorities that will prosecute them.

    Who is behind the Mata Zetas? Are the cartels that are opposition to Zetas behind it? Businesses tired of the extortion and murders like the casinos behind it? or is the Mexican government and private citizens behind the arming of this group of vigilantes?
     
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    'Zeta Killers' claim to be after Mexican drug cartel
    Sep 28, 2011

    (CNN) - A new paramilitary group calling themselves the Zeta Killers and claiming to be protecting citizens from Mexican drug cartels has appeared in an online video. del

    Five burly men dressed in black and wearing masks say they have one goal in mind: to kill drug traffickers, or more specifically, members of the Mexican drug cartel known as "los zetas."
    'Zeta Killers' claim to be after Mexican drug cartel - KCTV 5


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    MEXICO:
    Officials warn 'Zeta killers' against vigilante violence
    September 27, 2011

    REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say they are investigating a group that announced a campaign to wipe out the feared Zetas gang in the coastal state of Veracruz.

    In a statement issued late Monday, the federal attorney general’s office warned that it would crack down on “any criminal group or organization that acts outside the law and creates violence.”

    The agency said the battle against organized crime belongs to Mexican authorities alone. “The only way to achieve lasting security and tranquility is by enforcing the law and strengthening our institutions,” it said.

    MEXICO: Officials warn 'Zeta killers' against vigilante violence - latimes.com

    Sound like a bunch of anti-enforcement-pro-usa-illegal immigration advocates. Obama and Company.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says we need to use a counter-terrorism approach an' kill `em all...
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    Counterinsurgency is not the answer for Mexican drug cartels
    September 27, 2011 - Mexican drug cartels are not an insurgency, argues guest blogger Patrick Corcoran, and thus a US counterinsurgency campaign in Mexico probably wouldn't solve the country's crime problems.
     
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    Only when I do it.

    Otherwise it is a bad thing.
     
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    mexico is in a state of civil war. What passes for "authority" is less than impotent. It is COMPLICIT in many cases. This isn't vigilate justice, it is the ONLY justice. It is entirely inappropriate for the government to oppose this group. There is only one reason for the government to do so, too many officials are on the side of one cartel or other. mexico is being given an opportunity in this civil war. It is a time of choosing up sides. For everyone. The cartels are occupying mexico as if it were a hostile army. Those who fight them aren't vigilantes, if they are anything they are resistence fighters.

    This is so much like the Nazi occupation of France, that I'm surprised that no one has yet done a study about it to draw the correct comparisons and put it in perspective. The government of mexico as presently constituted is nothing more than a Vichy government filled with collaborators.
     
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    Vigilatism is the last resort when the appointed authorities are powerless to resist whatever lawlessness is going on.

    The problem is it is often easier for the government to quash the vigilanties, and thus appear to be doing something, then to deal with the actual criminal element. The reason being is often (but no always) the vigilanties are far less ruthless than the criminals they rise up to oppose.
     

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