Sunday, February 7, 2010

Terror next door

A shootout that began in a shopping center and spilled onto a highway in northern Mexico caused the death of seven suspected drug cartel gunmen and one federal police officer while freeing two kidnap victims, police said Tuesday.

Federal acting on a report of a kidnapping went to a shopping mall in the city of Torreon Monday night and were met with gunfire, the Federal Public Safety Department said.

Police and soldiers then chased the kidnappers onto a nearby highway, where the main shootout occurred. One suspect and three policemen were wounded, as were two kidnap victims.

Police said the shootout apparently involved members of the Zetas drug gang, a group of hit men allied with the Gulf cartel who have expanded from drug trafficking into kidnapping and extortion

We're so concerned about the well being of Iraqis and Pakistanis and Afghanis in their struggle against terrorism that we all but ignore the growing narco terrorist threat across our open and unprotected border with Mexico.

It's just a matter of time until this spills over into California, Texas, Arizona and the rest of the American southwest.

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