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To find feuding war lords, rampant death squads and general mayhem, all you have to do is take one step over the Texas border into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. According to the Dallas Morning News, since 2004 more than 70 Americans have been kidnapped in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Over two dozen of the kidnapped Americans are still missing.
The town of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico are linked by a bridge across the Rio Grande. Residents in Laredo say they and their families are afraid to even go out of their house. Unfortunately, the closest media or television station to Laredo is nearly three hours away, so they never cover these stories that have been going on for several years.
On the other side of the border in Mexico, the media is silent as well, because they are basically threatened to not report the violence. “The media on Nuevo Laredo side has been muzzled,” said Laredo Sheriff Rick Flores. “They’re not allowed to report anything that’s going on, especially any violence. They went into a newspaper agency which is called El Manana, and they threw a couple of grenades in there and they sprayed bullets, AK-47s hitting people, paralyzing one. And of course that was just a message that they wanted to pass along to let the media know that they meant business, whenever they wanted the media to stay away from publicizing whatever they were doing.”
The Sheriff of Laredo Texas has seen and heard about many tragic stories from his area. Two young girls were kidnapped and given as a prize to a Mexican drug lord. “They had gone to a concert in Nuevo Lardo, Mexico and they were on their way back when they were stopped apparently by two municipal police officers. And (the girls were) told to get out of the car and they shoved them into a police car and they kidnapped them. What we know is apparently these two girls were then given to one of the drug lords as a prize,” explained Sheriff Flores.
Chris Burgard, filmmaker of the upcoming movie “Border”, spent a lot of time in Laredo in 2005. He explained a type of tree that the media will never tell you about. “This is just not new,” Burgard said. “Rape Trees are . . . the coyotes when they get some of the better looking women on our side of the border, they’ll rape these women often within an earshot of their children, or their parents, or their husbands that are with the rest of the group. Then they’ll have these women hang their panties up on trees, and they become “trophy trees.” This coyote will compare his tree with the fellow down the street. And this is the kind of violence that these ranchers and these residents are living with all up and down the southern border.”
Ranchers and families are scared to get out of their cars at night. “Souhaiterais, Texas, sixty-five miles north of the border . . . Three weeks after I left their ranch (Vickers Ranch) in 2005, at a distance of a few yards, they observed twenty soldiers in black BDUs, automatic weapons . . . first three fellows had state of the art NVG goggles, coming through their ranch. And these twenty soldiers with automatic weapons; their cargo is six civilians. This is sixty-five miles north of the border.”
So don’t let a certain political party cry about the terrible things going on in Baghdad, when there are arguably much worse crimes right in our own backyard.
Where is the outrage?
Special thanks to Glenn Beck for airing this important information.