Thursday, December 06, 2007

YEAH, THIS IS TERRORISM.
I've always been cautious about using the T word. And I'll still refrain from applying it to U.S. based street gangs and their associates in organized criminal enterprises. But what's happening south of the border absolutely qualifies as terrorism.

The difference between us and them isn't subtle. Criminal gangs and organized groups in the U.S. generally speaking are not trying to change institutions like LE agencies, the media and the authorized civilian authorities. There are exceptions like Cudahy that still need to be addressed.

The latest proof of the criminal cartels' intent of literally destroying civilian authority is the machine gunning of Tecate's recently appointed deputy chief of police, Jose Juan Soriano Pereira. He was shot fifty times while asleep in bed next to his wife. This is just one more step in Mexico's suicide spiral into total anarchy. When a dope dealer kills another dealer, it's just business. When they start killing cops, newspaper editors and writers, priests and entire families it's not just business anymore. It's an attempt to destabilize the entire edifice of civil order.

There are parts of Mexico where the local government is the drug cartel and no cop or politician who wants to remain breathing will do anything to stop it. The few that do end up like Soriano.

With our sieve-like border, it's only a matter of time before border towns on the U.S. side fall under the unchecked influence of the cartel terrorists. Twenty years ago, nobody would have imagined that the cartels would have their own highly-trained, well-funded and extremely well-armed military wing. By poking at the problem with a stick for twenty years, we now have the Zetas who are nothing less than the security and assassination arm of the cartels.

While we're sweating the small stuff like whether shooting a smuggler in the ass is out of LE policy, the cartels see it as weakness. They can't believe their good luck that this is what grabs headlines in the U.S. and what politicians spend their days worrying about. Severed heads rolled out onto a crowded dance floor? No outrage here. A Texas TV station ordering its reporters not to do any more stories on the cartels for fear of having their station bombed? No outrage from fellow journalists in less dangerous parts of the country.

When Tijuana Police Chief Alfredo de la Torre Marquez was assassinated in 2000, Senator Dianne Feinstein issued a press release deploring the murder and that "We must bring these criminals to justice." This time around, the latest press release from her office deals with the pressing problem of global warming. We're taking our eye off the ball.

If we keep poking the problem with a stick, twenty years from now, we'll be looking back at 2007 as the time when things weren't so bad and fondly recall the days when all we had to worry about were streets and prison gangs.

23 comments:

Santiago said...

don quixote said...

The "Chicano Daily News" did a follow up with some Sicilian Meros and they said on the QT, the rest of the note found in Emanuello's throat from Wally's "In The Hat" blog contained the secret formula for the slim jim WMD, Wally's real name, and the warning to the Sicilian Mafia that a powerful storm was approaching the island, and in it, an unstoppable force that threatened the Mafia's existence in Sicily,
a large, gruff, gravelly throated, chain smoking, LE "killer on the loose" "Chief Dan Matthews" of the Highway Patrol.


(REMEMBER - MATTHEWS HAS A PREDILECTION FOR DRIVING FROM THE BACK SEAT - WITH A BENT OF HAVING ONE HAND ON THE DONUT AND THE OTHER ONE ON THE WHEEL.)
DQ,
I AM LAUGHING SO HARD READING YOUR POST, THE FACE IS RED AND THE TEARS STREAMING! I CAN ONLY REASON AND REFLECT THAT WALLACE ALSO GETS THESE SIZABLE, AND COLOSSAL LAUGHS READING "YOUR MATERIAL" AS IT COMES IN TO HIM.
COME ON WALLY, YOU KNOW IT'S HILARIOUS.
TO QUOTE SELECCIONES (READERS DIGEST TO OUR GRINGO FRIENDS) "LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE".
OF WHICH I DON'T THINK BARF HAS EVER EXPERIENCED. HE DOESN'T HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. I DON'T THINK HE HAS EVER LAUGHED.

Santiago said...

Santiago said...
Great commanders in history have understood two critical truths: the situation in war is constantly changing, and decisions must take that change into account-and, therefore, that it is best to delay decisions until the last possible moment to ensure that they are made on the basis of the most recent and accurate understanding of the situation, rather than on preconceptions formed in different circumstances. The situation in the Mexican Mafia is very different today from what it was in the 1990's, to say nothing of the fleet and high-powered emergence of a Mexican Cartel in the last seven years. It will be very different in September, and still more different in December of this year. If you do read Wallace's book, it will afford the reader the comprehension and awareness that will be useful to frame and calibrate among certain things, the assurgent growth and ultimately fated dovetailing of the twain. Business always comes first, they will dominate (product, importing, distribution), and a beggar to survive, will make strange bed fellow with him that feeds him.

6:47 AM Friday, June 22, 2007

HMMM?

Anonymous said...

You know Mr. immigrant hater, even the LAPD like us latinos, because they have taken time to know us, they frequent our small but clean business establishments, even they buy from the humblest rolling puestos to buy fruit cocktail or cold fresh healthy juice, we can see in their faces acceptance and respect of us latinos and we give back. But I gotta think you are the only one who hates, and hates with a big passion that you enjoy showing the world. I can tell you right now, you will never retire in Mexico like so many Americano retirees, close to one million and they love Mexico. That is all I want to say Wally.

Santiago said...

"If we keep poking the problem with a stick, twenty years from now, we'll be looking back at 2007 as the time when things weren't so bad and fondly recall the days when all we had to worry about were streets and prison gangs."


MAYBE WE CAN ENCOURAGE BARF, MR. ORGULLOSO, JETH, HOMER, ANONYMOUSE TO LEAD A VALIANT 300 OF SORTS INTO MEXICO AND QUELL THIS BEFORE IT ALL MUSHROOMS WALLY. WE COULD GIVE EACH A GUN OR SWORD AND A BAG LUNCH NO? THEY'D ALL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT. QUICK WORK - MINCED MEAT - THEY'D WIPE THE FLOOR WITH THOSE CARTELS.

Santiago said...

I have it on good word that the Mexican Cartel's actually have Elvis and his flying saucer in an old mining cave in Monterey, Mexico. And Elvis is even teaching karate to the locals. Remember Wally not to use my real name, and keep it under your hat. No pun intended. I got to go back and finish raking the leaves Wally.

Santiago said...

Wally, Barf is saying you throw his blog a bone twice a month...

Now where's the love homeboy? We that have, should be doling out more...Noblesse oblige, tu sabes carnal. Maybe with DQ, the three of us (hey, the 3 amigos?) could start sending CARE pakages
CARTILIGE-AND-ROTTEN-EDIBLES
to Señor Barf's hacienda. there is power in giving Wally.

Anonymous said...

A quick check of my dictionary gave some fitting verb definitions for your description of our border as being "sieve like"..Of particular interest is the reference to "coarser elements", and also "suitability". Some of your commenters would like to see the "sieve" eliminated completely.

SIEVE:

noun: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
verb: distinguish and separate out
verb: check and sort carefully
verb: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
verb: examine in order to test suitability.

If only the US border were truly "sieve like" rather than "Autobahn like"...

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing from Don Culo that we need all of the mexicans in the U.S. What is a matter with you Wally !!!!

Don Culo says yes to gangs, killings and drug cartels they are all acceptable in this country as long as it is not the mayates.

The mayates are what is going to ruin our varrio.

Anonymous said...

things are getting real dirty out on the streets.....http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_7652787

Javier, Jethro's primo said...

This is every day news from Mexican. This has happen so often people write songs about it, have you ever heard of narco-corridos (folk songs about drug cartels)? We all know this is the fault of the republicans and the LAPD, everything is their fault.

Tecate police official assassinated day after tunnel is found

By Greg Gross
UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM

12:05 p.m. December 4, 2007

TECATE, Mexico – A high-ranking municipal police official was assassinated Tuesday in a predawn raid on his home, less than a day after a drug-smuggling tunnel and a cache of marijuana were discovered just across the border in Tecate, Ca.

The Baja California state Attorney General's office said a group of heavily armed gunmen broke into the home of Jose Juan Soriano Pereira about 2 a.m. Tuesday and shot him into death.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20071204-1205-bn04tecate.html

http://www.officer.com/web/online/Top-News-Stories/Mexican-Officer-Slain-in-His-Home/1$39198

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Another recent story from tijuana, mexico


Cartels are blamed in 12 officers' deaths
By Anna Cearley
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
December 4, 2006

TIJUANA – Flower vendor Baltazar Brito was conversing with two nuns near a park just south of the city's tourist strip when a pair of trucks trapped two police cars.

He had a bad feeling, so he grabbed the nuns and pulled them to the ground behind his wooden stand. Seconds later, men with assault-style weapons started shooting at the police.

Twelve law enforcement officers have been killed since September, prompting speculation that some of these homicides are the result of drug gangs competing over police loyalties. City officials attribute the deaths to vengeful neighborhood drug traffickers responding to crime-fighting efforts

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20061204-9999-1n4afo.html


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Being a cop or news reporter in tijuana, is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. I heard Bush and the LAPD were responsible.

Recent Tijuana police killings

Nov. 28: City police Officers Gerardo Santiago Prado, a district chief, and Héctor Javier Inzunsa Amaya were gunned down in their patrol car.

Nov. 10: City police Officer Sergio Adalberto Acosta Molleda died a day after coming to the aid of officers attacked by gunmen on Fundadores Boulevard.

Nov. 10: The corpse of city police Officer Héctor Gaxiola, a district chief, was found with numerous bullet wounds a day after he survived the Nov. 9 gunbattle on Fundadores Boulevard.

Nov. 2: City police Officer Antonio Cavada Cuevas, 38, was found seriously injured inside a car around midnight and died at a hospital.

Oct. 26: City police Officer Fernando Morales JuÁrez, 28, was found dead inside a car after being shot numerous times.

Oct. 24: Gunmen grabbed city police Officer Alvaro Abraham Alvarez Alvarado, 24, from his home, took him outside and killed him.

Sept. 21: Arturo Rivas Vaca, an assistant city police director, was gunned down in his patrol car.

Sept. 16: The body of Noe Gaxiola Gastélum, an investigator with the Federal Investigations Agency, was found inside a car trunk, with his police credential in his mouth. He was one of three corpses in the car.

Sept. 14: Federal Preventive Police Officer Francisco Vallejo FernÁndez, 40, was shot to death when gunmen ambushed a group of law enforcement officers eating at a diner.

Sept. 3: The bodies of State Preventive Police Officers Edgar Casillas Escoto, 29, and Carlo SÁnchez Arenas, 31, were found dumped.

SOURCES: Baja California Attorney General's Office and Tijuana City Police

StillNoScript said...

Wally, what percentage of the undocumented Mexicans working in the California fields would you say have cartel connections?

don quixote said...

Wally I feel your outrage, but in Mexico nothing is as it seems, what you may think is terrorism and anarchy is simply the manifestation of a force entering the vacuum of power that once was the sole realm of the Mexican/European/American system of Capital and New World priviledge.

The collapse of hemispheric dominance by the "European Colonial Imperialist" power base, since the "new world order" interest's moved to the middle east and north east Asia, has left a void that is understood by less than savory interests,thereby leading to a rush to feed the hunger for drugs and other "requirements" by suppliers and consumers willing to risk a possible encounter with the outmanned and outgunned, so called law enforcement authorities.

In Mexico and the United States to a larger degree, the realization that capital is what matters and that it can buy one anything desired is a sometimes brutal and eye opening reality.

Was Chief Soriano an innocent victim or a failed co-conspirator?
Who killed him, enraged drug cartel assasins or corrupt govt officals?
Was the tunnel and the drugs strictly a Mexican endeavor or was the fact that it started and ended on both sides of the border a factor?
How can a huge tunnel with A/C, electric lighting, and big enough to accomodate a fork lift, be built and allowed to operate in a sector of the border which is scrutinized more than the DMZ in Korea?
Hate to be so cynical Wally but ask youself these questions, and maybe the naive belief that some sort of nationalism or patriotism by our so called "leaders" will keep us and our family's safe from evil will evaporate.

In Mexico it's long been a foregone conclusion, after all as Jake Geddes aka Jack Nicholson heard in the old movie,

"Leave it alone Jake it's only Chinatown"

Anonymous said...

Santiago


Nothing better to do?

Don Culo said...

Jethro do you see how the republicans, George Bush and the LAPD forced the daughter of a EME carnal to be involved in planning a green-light on some other carnales. I'm sure the LAPD also is behind this pedo. We need more mexicans here to stop this kind of crimes by the republicans and the LAPD.

Llantada allegedly sent Doreen Padilla to visit her father in prison to ask for permission to kill Gonzalez, then solicited gang members to kill the two men, the complaint said.


Probe of one death leads to alleged plot for gang 'hit'


Rivals for San Gabriel Valley drug trade were the reported targets.
By Richard Winton and Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
December 7, 2007
An investigation into the killing of a man who had confronted graffiti taggers has revealed an unrelated murder plot by Mexican Mafia leaders battling over control of the illegal drug trade in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said Thursday.

The case provides a rare glimpse of how the prison gang controls Latino gangs on Southern California's streets, and of the role mafia wives and girlfriends play in ordering robberies, extortions and even murders on the outside.

Llantada allegedly sent Doreen Padilla to visit her father in prison to ask for permission to kill Gonzalez, then solicited gang members to kill the two men, the complaint said.

The complaint alleges that Llantada tried to find out where Gonzalez lived and worked, and obtained the two men's photographs. The complaint quotes snippets of what appear to be cellphone conversations, referring to guns as "toys."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapuente7dec07,1,1952373.story

the shadow of lapd said...

In case you wanted know who Ralph "Perico" Rocha is. He pleaded guilty in the big RICO trail against many EME members including Shyrock, Nite Owl, Alex Aguierre. Ralph Rochas is the EME member who had a green-light by La Puente cholos, in todays news. Right out of Federal prison to drug taxing and sales, and a hit list.

http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/FC965F7C79368A3D88256D96006F583F/$file/9750468.pdf?openelement

Richard Gutierrez, Ralph Rocha, Michael Salinas, Sammy Villalba,
George Bustamonte, Joe Herrera, and David Perez pled guilty before trial.


http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapuente7dec07,1,1952373.story?

Earlier this year, two reputed Mexican Mafia members, Raphael "Cisco" Gonzalez and Ralph "Perico" Rocha, were paroled from federal prison and tried to muscle in on Llantada's La Puente and Norwalk narcotics territory, prosecutors said.

The case, together with interviews with law enforcement and gang members, paints a picture of the Mexican Mafia as snake pit. Though calling each other "brothers," members constantly conspire against one another and use young street gang members to do their dirtiest work.

A deep division exists between members in state prison and those in federal custody, Hearnsberger said.

The Shadow

Anonymous said...

Anybody catch the show on THC last night, it's a weekly running show called Gangland and last nights show was about the "ethinic cleansing" of blacks by Mexican gangs in L.A. It was interesting, nothing new but it went over some background etc. Did talk about Eme quite a bit. They normally show it again in the following few days.

OC/SJ Half Breed

Santiago said...

Dec 7
US tennis legend John McEnroe expressed his concern on Friday that organised crime, such as the Russian mafia, could be infiltrating tennis.
The former world number one believes that threats to tennis players or their families could be forcing them into throwing matches.

"The thing that worries me is that mafia types, like the Russian mafia, could be involved. That's potentially pretty dark and scary."

"I think that's the side that people aren't really looking at with these match-fixing stories. Someone may have threatened the players, and they are put in a situation. I'm guessing that could happen. That would make more sense to me than top players throwing a match for money.

"Throwing a match for money would be stupid, as you would be risking losing what you've worked for your whole life. It seems crazy that players would take that risk for money. It would make more sense that they've been threatened in some way and that's why they're doing it."


Russian Nikolay Davydenko, the world number four, is being investigated by the ATP after a defeat in Poland in August while Italian Alessio di Mauro was suspended for nine months for betting on matches and Philipp Kohlschreiber has had to defend himself of accusations of match-fixing in the German press.

"With a high-ranked guy like Davydenko, he's making so much money to begin with that he'd be risking so much by doing it, as if you get caught you should be banned for life," McEnroe said.

"But it's pretty tough to prove that someone has thrown a match unless you're tapping the guy's phone or something."

But some of the lower-ranked players in men's tennis could be tempted by bribe money, McEnroe said.

"I think this issue has to be closely looked at, because it's very conceivable that it's happening. There are guys out there who are 100 in the world, 200 in the world, and they're making 50,000 pounds a year.

"And if someone says that they'll give you 50,000 pounds, your entire year's money, I think there's a strong possibility that they have taken the money, without a doubt," McEnroe said.

"It's becoming more of a drama because there's more money in sports."


WHILE THE MEXICAN CARTELS HAVE ALREADY PENETRATED JAI ALAI, THEY HAVE NOW EMBARKED ON A MORE AMBITIOUS AND BOLD MOVE TO INTRUDE INTO BULL FIGHTING, NOT ONLY IN MEXICO, BUT SPAIN AS WELL. A LTTLE PAY BACK TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY..."PAPA" HEMINGWAY WOULD HAVE SAID.

Santiago said...

1997
"Once they were merely known as "mules" for Colombia's powerful cocaine cartels. Today, Mexico's narcotics traffickers have grown into drug lords in their own right, and the front line of the drug war has shifted from the Andean jungles to America's front door."

"Mexican gangs run their own distribution networks in the United States, and they produce most of the methamphetamine used north of the border. They have even bypassed the Colombians several times to buy cocaine directly from producers in Bolivia and Peru."

Thomas Constantine, director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, told a congressional committee this year: "These sophisticated drug syndicate groups from Mexico have eclipsed organized crime groups from Colombia as the premier law enforcement threat facing the United States today."
END

THE LEAPS AND GROWTH MADE BY MEXICAN CARTELS SINCE THEN ACCELERATED GEOMETRICALLY, THEN RAMPING UP EXPONENTIALLY, INCREASING BY EXTRAORDINARY PROPORTIONS THEIR RESOURCES, ARMORY AND POWER. IT'S CALLED ROCKETING UP THE TANGENTIAL CURVE, HOMER.

DNS said...

DOG EATS DOG......

drinking with tony, said...

Hey Tony

I was walkin the boulevard and trampled across three winos laid out in front of Barf's blog. Being there I took a look, and it's fair to say that Barf's blog is beset with more stupidity than Larry, Moe, and Joe could father with 72 virgins for a whole millennium. Hi hi ho. He must be on sedatives over there alone at Happy Acres, cause I'm thinking his brain cells need more oxygen or he suffers from acute dementia. Excuse me if I laugh. Now where's that blender...

Anonymous said...

Your mention of Senator Dianne Feinstein as maybe losing focus of her own jurisdictional threats is credible, but we're approaching an election year where judgement and reason takes a backseat to whatever media deems popular.

Immigration and Mexico's descent into a narco state is a problem that most likely won't be dealt with until liberal pols like Feinstein are ousted, so we continue to "poke sticks".. But hey, would you want to put your finger in that dyke?

Anonymous said...

I bet this cab driver thinks the cholos are terrorists.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parsons8dec08,0,7644728.column?

Beaten man says he won't bow to
gang terror

'If I die and it's to catch these gangsters, let it happen,' says former cab driver who tells of being a police informant.

December 8, 2007

It wasn't about the money the cops gave him, which wasn't all that great. It wasn't about the adrenaline rush, although there was definitely some of that. Nor was it about some hidden desire to feel like a big shot for turning in the gangbangers or hookers.

None of that, says former cab driver Kamran Mashayekhi, is why he played police informant for several years in Orange County. But if he'd known how it would turn out -- with him getting beaten up and scared to death in a locked garage in Buena Park nine days ago -- he would have kept his eyes on the road, his hands on the wheel and his mouth shut.
The obvious question for Mashayekhi: You escaped death, why go to the cops?

"I'm not going to let them run me away," he says. "They've got to be punished. They thrive by terrorizing, creating fear in you. They think a victim is not going to police out of fear of being terrorized again."

Why go public? Part of him is miffed with Anaheim police for not helping him more over the years with support. But far and away his main motivation, he says, is to use public attention to force law enforcement to go after gangs, which he says are behind virtually all of the problems he's seen in recent years.

Counting on public outcry may be naive. Society has shown little interest in cracking down on home-grown terror, despite our interest in it abroad.

His days of informing for the cops are over, he says. With one exception: He will help them fight gangs.

I ask if he's free of fear. "No, I'm not free of fear. Are you kidding? I'm extremely in fear. I've never been in fear like this. Imagine being beaten up, bleeding, tied up. Imagine the ride in the back of a van in a blanket to the desert. Visualize that, please."

No, thank you.

You realize you could be killed over this, I say. "Yes, but I'm not giving up. If I die and it's to catch these gangsters, let it happen. I'm not going to bow to this terror."

Jethro said...

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/world_news&id=5814186

Violence in Mexico claims lives of entertainers

MEXICO CITY -- A wave of organized crime violence terrorizing many parts of Mexico is driving fear into the heart of the entertainment business with the murders of several popular musicians, suggesting no one is immune to the rampant brutality.
Most disquieting were the weekend slayings of two singers who had crooned only about love and loss, not drugs and guns like some "narcocorrido" celebrities killed in the past.