Mexican drug cartels are terrorizing Mexican towns, they recently killed Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, should the American military get more involved?

Christian 2012/11/29 13:00:56
This brave beautiful women Dr Maria Santos Gorrostieta was mayor of a town in Mexico, she was ripped from her car, she had to beg them not to take her crying child, after she was kidnapped and murdered. The Mexican Government and the U.S. drug enforcement agency cannot control the Mexican cartels. Is it time America got more involved before our bordering cities start becoming saturated with these cartels. Why wasn't this women sent to live in the United States? Why was her security dropped when just three months ago they tried to kill her? How come the Obama administration did nothing to help this women? If Bush was president this women might be alive today because he was more proactive in these situations. As Americans we need to question this administration, they may be to docile for the world, these cartels can sneak up on us and get out of control. Its time for America to hit these cartels hard and below the belt, the murder of this women is unacceptable and full retribution is for sure in order.

Maria was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted
as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal.

They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly.

The little girl was left wailing as her mother was driven away on Monday November 12.

For the next week, her frantic family waited by the phone for a ransom call that never came.

Gorrostieta’s body – stabbed, burned, battered and bound at wrist and
ankle – would finally be found eight days on dumped by a roadside in San
Juan Tararameo, Cuitzeo Township.

She left behind her daughter and two sons as well as her second husband Nereo Delgado Patinoran.

Hailed as a heroine of the 21st century, her death has prompted much soul-searching in a country ravaged by violence.

The decision to withdraw her security team in November last year and
her police escort in January has come under particular scrutiny. Someone may have set her up in the Mexican government, so they can get to her, someone may have received a bag of money from the cartels to drop her security.

Gorrostieta was elected as mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City, in 2008.

Almost immediately, she received threats. The first assassination
attempt came in October 2009 when the car she was travelling in with her
first husband Jose Sanchez came under fire from gunmen in the town of
El Limone. The attack claimed his life but Gorrostieta lived.

She battled back from her injuries in the face of overwhelming tragedy, but she was not destined to know peace.

The next attempt on her life was just three months later, when an
masked group carrying assault rifles ambushed her on the road between
Michoacan and Guerreo state. The van she was traveling in was peppered
by 30 bullets. She was hit three times.

This time her wounds were more severe, leaving multiple scars and
forcing her to wear a colostomy bag.

But with unimaginable courage and despite being a marked woman she remained defiant to the very end. God bless this women, she is one the bravest women the world has ever known.

Maria Santos Gorrostieta


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  • ready46xwu 2012/12/03 10:17:54
    Only if the GOVERNMENT of Mexico 'requests', our HELP!
  • King Anti-Christ 666 2012/11/29 23:50:14
  • sjalan 2012/11/29 21:04:36
  • P. Sturm 2012/11/29 21:04:07
    P. Sturm
    If it was requested by the Mexican government and could make a difference with a short term commitment.
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2012/11/29 19:49:18
    Donald Eric Kesler
    We need to become less involved in foreign entanglements.
  • Nickolie 2012/11/29 19:07:29
    Sending our military to intervene in the affairs of other nations doesn't solve their problems it just suppresses them.
  • rand 2012/11/29 17:55:15
    The U.S. should grant help UPON REQUEST when it makes sense.
  • Christian 2012/11/29 17:20:54
    Can't any of you say one good thing about this very heroic women?
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2012/11/29 17:06:27 (edited)
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    While it makes more sense for the US military to be involved in clearing out Mexican cartels than it does for us to be policing and nation building in the rest of the world, in the end we are not the worlds police nor do I, as a taxpayer, want to pay for that.

    Of course I do think the cartels need to be brought under control, I think it's our side of the border we need to be focusing on. I feel for the Mexican citizens who are having to deal with this level of violence and corruption, but Mexico needs to fix it's own problems. We just need to make sure they stop bleeding into our nation.

    Step 1 bring our foreign based troops home
    Step 2 secure our borders against the cartels with them
    Step 3 offer Mexico assistance if it is needed

    Also, legalizing drugs in the USA could go a long way toward defunding these cartels while at the same time providing tax revenue for our country.
  • Max 2012/11/29 16:22:20
    Closer to home, in fact, within the US, in Roma, Texas, we have drug cartel operatives from the Zetas supplying them with arms from the US to Mexico. Here is a link to an article from this morning:

  • Christian Max 2012/11/29 16:27:03
    Great article, thank you.
  • Bacci 2012/11/29 16:18:25
    I feel for the Mexican people I do. But I have to say NO. US steps in, and when we finish helping them out, another country will pop up, and then another and another, like it has always been.

    US needs to take care and fix our business at home first, before helping another country. Once that's done, then maybe we can stick our noises in other countries affairs.
  • Spy Master 2012/11/29 16:12:53
    Spy Master
    Barry will send them in sure enough; wait and see
  • Mike 2012/11/29 16:05:29
    just shows that monsters from every nation always attack women and think it is ok
  • gary 2012/11/29 16:04:19
    we draw the line, the drug cartel stay out of america we stay out of their bussiness. Very simple it's not our war, but come over the boarder you get your nuts handed to you.
  • Christian gary 2012/11/29 16:06:19
    Yeah in a perfect world maybe, but billions of dollars worth of cocaine and heroin are coming into the U.S. from Mexico.
  • gary Christian 2012/11/29 16:12:57
    so what just don't use them.
  • gary Christian 2012/11/29 16:18:39
    let's invade mexico with tanks jets and troops. We can set up occupation camps and be there for the next 50yrs really? .
  • Christian gary 2012/11/29 16:27:57
    Not a bad idea.
  • gary Christian 2012/11/29 19:00:16
    and why should we? Maybe China or japan do the same and invade us so we can get our budget under control, we can take or run our own country the way we want.
  • gary Christian 2012/11/29 19:05:55 (edited)
    if you have a drug addiction don't use them. Get some help, we don't have to send the army in so you won't have anything to use just say no to drugs nobody has to died just because you want to snort some drugs.
  • Semper Fi 2012/11/29 15:45:36
    Semper Fi
    Mexico needs to resolve this, not the US.
  • gary Semper Fi 2012/11/29 16:22:37
    yes its called the local or state police.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/11/29 15:45:20
  • Bacci whitewu... 2012/11/29 16:14:08
    You got that right!
  • I. Car Rus 2012/11/29 14:42:18
    I. Car Rus
    Enough pressure has never been brought to bear to force Mexico to deal with this problem. We shouldn't even consider military intervention unless asked and then only with the greatest of deliberation. Perhaps cancel NAFTA? Create a DMZ? or No Man's Land between the two countries?
  • Cuthber... I. Car Rus 2012/11/29 17:08:20
  • gary Cuthber... 2012/11/29 18:54:19
    what make you think they could ever become a new america. There a different culture. No mater how much they increase their bank accounts dosn't meen they will change.
  • Cuthber... gary 2012/11/29 19:13:49
  • gary Cuthber... 2012/11/29 19:51:13
    maybe they won't ever get rid of the cartels. Coruption is part of the real world. Even on this part of the boarder . Banks bussiness and gov't people look the other way.
  • Cuthber... gary 2012/11/29 21:47:01
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    Do you want to see the cartels continue? It will continue to bleed over into our borders and I think we should be more concerned with that than worry about what's going on in Afghanistan.
  • gary Cuthber... 2012/11/30 01:27:16
    it's their problem. When it crosses the boarder then its ours.
  • Cuthber... gary 2012/11/30 16:27:46
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    I agree, but it is crossing into our borders and has been for years.
  • Mark 2012/11/29 14:37:18
    Ever wondered why there are more gun shops in Texas than anywhere else? They do a rip roaring trade with Mexicans coming over who get thoroughly searched for drugs etc coming into America but DONT get searched on the way back.
  • Christian Mark 2012/11/29 14:45:51
    Good point.
  • realist 2012/11/29 14:37:01
    If you stopped all the best Mexicans escaping over the border you might be in a better position to deal with situations such as this. It just seems like either people earn money from crime or they earn enough to spend it escaping...either way, NOT America's problem. Mexico, deal with it yourselves.
  • wtw 2012/11/29 14:34:51
  • Jessie M 2012/11/29 14:34:48
    Jessie M
    Our military is not other countries police.
  • RLUX Jessie M 2012/11/29 14:44:20
  • Christian Jessie M 2012/11/29 14:51:56
    Hi Jess, sorry about Romney.

    If we fight wars 10s of thousands of miles away, defending people who do not want us there, why not help a bordering country that obviously cannot deal? If America does not do something now, it will eventually spill over into the bordering towns if it hasn't already. Besides these people make their money here, we should either legalize the drugs or fight the drug war more effectively, and if it means bringing to them then so be it, we can use drones. I am reading all of you, how about a shout out to this women, would any of you do what this women tried to do?

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