Mexican Drug War Deaths Now Outnumber US Losses in Iraq 5-to-1
May 13, 2010
22 April 2010
A lot of Americans don’t grasp the full magnitude of the gruesome omni-lateral Mexican drug war right on our doorstep, though recent sensational killings near resort areas and kidnapping of tourists have begun to bring the reality.
Since brave and principled Mexican President Felippe Calderone declared war on the vicious cartels that have a choke-hold on his country in 2007, fatalities have steadily mounted- officially at 10,000 dead (US fatalities in Iraq cca 4400 ). But the AP and LA Times now r eport confidential Mexican government figures of over 22,000 dead … a nd that’s just three years… we’ve been in Iraq for seven.
The government has deployed 45,000 Mexican Army troops and 5,000 Federales in an attempt to take the fight to the enemy in the provinces as the war continues to spread- this compares to 98,000 US troops currently in Iraq. And if you found Iraqi factions complex, and the methods savage…
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Things look to be getting a lot worse down there before the corner is turned… if ever. More today at LA Times online.