This is the first of a multi-part series which will critically examine the criminal models brought into this country by the cartels.
(Article by Dave Hodges republished from TheCommonSenseShow.com)
Most Americans only care about organized crime when they feel the violence will spill over to their community and endanger themselves and families. If this is criteria for heightened activities, then Xanax should be on every apathetic American’s medicine list.
Pablo Escobar popularized the idea of widespread murder, where nobody was off limits to assassination. Politicians, police, military, judges, businessmen, journalists and anyone else who got in the way, ran the risk of falling victim to the Medellin Cartel.
In the interest of brevity, here is a short list of politicians murdered by the Escobar cartel. This will be followed with some brief, but important statistics, regarding violence, toward politicians, journalists and politicians in the Sinoloa Cartel, which is the most active cartel acting with impunity inside the United States. This will be followed by a brief section on MS-13 the hitmen for the Sinoloa Cartel which has a massive presence in the United States. And then finally, this article will take a brief view of the recent, and perhaps not so coincidental murders of two recent US State Senators.
America is being transformed into a narco-terrorist state where nobody (eg politicians, journalists and average citizens) are not safe.
Luis Vasco and Gilberto Hernandez, two DAS agents who had arrested Pablo Escobar in 1976, were included in the earliest assassinations of authority figures by the cartel. This was an assassination designed to cover up the fact that Escobar had a criminal element as he was elected to the Columbian Congress.
Also part of exposing the Escobar Cartel, was Rodrigo Lara, who disgraced Escobar in congress. Lara, who was the Minister of Justice. Lara was assassinated on a Bogotá highway on April 30, 1984, as he was fleeing the country after he publicly revealed that newly elected, Pablo Escobar, had a long criminal history and had actually been arrested. As Lara was driving in his motorcade to the airport, two gunmen riding a motorcycle approached his vehicle in traffic and executed him with automatic weapons.
Tulio Manuel Castro Gil, a Columbian Superior Judge, was killed in July 1985, shortly after indicting Escobar.
Carlos Ernesto Valencia, a Superior Judge, was murdered after indicting Escobar on the death of Guillermo Cano, in August 1989.
Luis Carlos Galan, was a presidential candidate, but never made it to the election as he was killed by gunmen during a rally in Soacha in August 1989.
Carlos Mauro Hoyos, the Columbian Attorney General, was kidnapped then killed by gunmen in Medellín in January 1988.
This is only the short list and does not include the thousands of police offices, military personnel, reporters, etc., that were victims of the widespread violence.
When a country imports or otherwise embraces this kind of criminality, the society quickly turns deadly. This is what is crossing our border everyday into America. Soon these political positions will be the same in the US. Only the names will change.
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