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Mexico`s Drug Lords Are In An Arms Race

longknife

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by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Mexico`s Drug Lords Are In An Arms Race

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Mexico’s Drug Lords Ramp Up Their Arsenals with RPGs -- Time

When a Mexican SWAT team stopped a stolen Cadillac van in the border city of Piedras Negras, it was not a surprise when they were greeted by a tirade of bullets as the criminals blasted and ran. But after they kicked open the trunk, the officers realized they could have been victims of more catastrophic firepower. The gunmen had been in possession of an arsenal of weapons that included three Soviet-made antitank rockets complete with an RPG-7 shoulder-fired launcher. If the criminals had got a rocket off, they could easily have blown the SWAT vehicle to pieces. RPG-7s can also take out helicopters and were used in the Black Hawk Down episode in Somalia in 1993.

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Comment: Talk about escalation and changing the dynamics in Mexico`d drug cartel wars.

South of our border and the major media reports nothing of this!:mad:
 

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Granny says dat's a good idea - with all the drug violence goin' on down there, dey ain't got no unity...
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Calderon wants name change for Mexico
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon has asked Congress to drop the little-known "United States of" in the official name of Mexico.
Calderon, who leaves office Dec. 1 after six years as president, said Thursday he wants the country to be known simply as "Mexico" on official documents and currency, the BBC reported. "The name of our country no longer needs to emulate that of other nations," Calderon said in a news conference, referring to the name's similarity to its northern neighbor, the United States of America. "Forgive me for the expression, but Mexico's name is Mexico," he added.

The country took its name in 1824 after winning independence from Spain, modeling it after the United States, which was seen as an example of democracy and liberty.

Critics of Calderon's proposed legislation said the country has bigger problems than a name change, CNN reported. "With so many real problems in this country, I don't think that it matters," Enrique Krauze, a leading historian and political analyst, told The New York Times. "No one ever calls Mexico anything other than Mexico."

Read more: President Calderon wants his country officially named Mexico - UPI.com
 

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