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El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces
National Post ^ | October 18, 2019

Posted on 10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT by Mat_Helm

The Mexican city of Culiacán descended into terror on Thursday, when soldiers and police launched a raid to capture one of the heirs to the throne of jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. As state forces advanced into the city, the Sinaloa Cartel hit back with an array of military-style weapons — and won.

Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But in response the cartel freed dozens of prisoners from a local jail, set numerous vehicles alight and turned Culiacán into a war zone. Soon, Mexican authorities released Guzman.

Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters Guzman was released to protect lives. Reports, which the government later denied, indicated the cartel took government soldiers hostage as a bargaining chip to secure his freedom. At least eight people were reported killed, including five suspected gang members, in the city of nearly 1 million people.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cartel; cartels; culiacan; drugs; elchapo; guzman; localnews; mexicartel; mexico; ovidioguzman; shootout; sinaloa
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Failed state of Mexico allows Sinaloa Cartel to control the streets. The shootout in Mexico yesterday proves Rambo Last Blood not so far fetched after all. Build the wall!
1 posted on 10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Mat_Helm

For more commentary:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3787156/posts

:-)


2 posted on 10/19/2019 10:14:20 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Mat_Helm

All of this fighting and killing so Americans can have their medicine.


3 posted on 10/19/2019 10:16:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mat_Helm

Gee, who saw that coming? /sarcasm


4 posted on 10/19/2019 10:23:20 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Mat_Helm

Since the Cartels have not been carpet bombed by the Mexican government...

I guess the Cartels ARE the Mexican government.


5 posted on 10/19/2019 10:25:00 AM PDT by EasySt (Say not this is the truth, but so it seems to me to be, as I see this thing I think I see #KAG)
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To: rktman

That story is what made this story occur.


6 posted on 10/19/2019 10:25:09 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Mat_Helm
Where are the federales?

Show them your badges.

7 posted on 10/19/2019 10:27:02 AM PDT by McGruff (Time for another OPERATION CHAOS?)
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Before this incident, one could classify Mexico as a failed state. But now, Mexico has ceased to be a state at all; it is simply an agglomeration of territory with an all-but-nonexistent central government and over which a group of warlords struggle for control
8 posted on 10/19/2019 10:27:26 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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“an agglomeration of territory with an all-but-nonexistent central government and over which a group of warlords struggle for control”

That’s all its been since the 1970s.

Anyone who thought different simply wasn’t aware of the reality on the ground.


9 posted on 10/19/2019 10:31:22 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Robert DeLong

Should we not allow the ‘immigrants’ to come to the USA and move into say Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Malibu etc. to escape the violence?.....


10 posted on 10/19/2019 10:40:19 AM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....)
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To: Mat_Helm

Someone on Fox last night said the bad guys had squad automatic weapons (like the M249 for instance).


11 posted on 10/19/2019 10:47:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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Yes, but do they have rented drones with Hellfire Missiles?


12 posted on 10/19/2019 10:48:13 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: bigbob

FR had a photo of a truck mounted weapon in a recent post


13 posted on 10/19/2019 10:52:07 AM PDT by Cold Heart (.)
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To: quadrant

Like a middle eastern nation.


14 posted on 10/19/2019 10:53:41 AM PDT by Califreak (If Obama had been treated like Trump the US would have been burnt down before Inauguration Day)
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To: Regulator
I tend to agree but (perhaps naively) I hoped I was wrong.
15 posted on 10/19/2019 10:54:21 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: bert

President pickles would have provided them no doubt.


16 posted on 10/19/2019 11:04:08 AM PDT by wally_bert (Hola. Me llamo Inspector Carlton Lassiter. Me gusta queso.)
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To: bigbob
Someone on Fox last night said the bad guys had squad automatic weapons (like the M249 for instance).

Beto has announced that they must sell their “weapons of war” to the guvment so all is well now.

17 posted on 10/19/2019 11:06:52 AM PDT by Religion and Politics (It is time for more than one denomination of "Political Correctness".)
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I thought guns were illegal in Mexico...


18 posted on 10/19/2019 11:07:16 AM PDT by hercuroc
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To: bigbob
There were YT videos posted yday on FR.....the narcos had a Ma Deuce, Barrett .50, rocket launcher (looked to be a LAW maybe), and an M249 SAW.

A real messican standoff in the streets......

19 posted on 10/19/2019 11:08:29 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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To: Robert DeLong
😂 A storied account. Mas tequila por favor!
20 posted on 10/19/2019 11:11:35 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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