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Influence of The Mexican Knights Templar Drug Cartel is Growing Stronger
07-21-2011, 07:26 PM #1
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Quote:A Mexican drug cartel named after a medieval order of knights is winning favour among the community where it works, in the state of Michoacan.

The Knights of Templar say they are fighting a war against injustice and poverty, and they have a reputation much stronger than local police.

Meanwhile, they traffic drugs and create harsh and violent punishments for those the organisation deems to be bad for the community.

Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from the city of Apatzingan in Mexico's Michoacan province.

This video contains graphic images which some users may find disturbing.
07-21-2011, 10:37 PM #2
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07-21-2011, 11:00 PM #3
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wtf2.gif This seems more like a movie, I can't really believe it's actually going on.

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07-22-2011, 12:06 AM #4
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Of course the people are turning against the police. The damn police are working for the other cartels that don't give a damn who they hurt or kill. What would you expect to happen if the Templars are working to protect the people? In the end, I would imagine that this group will turn out no different than any other gang. It has happened many times before. A local group of guys decides to organize to protect their neighborhood. They eventually end up selling drugs to buy weapons and it snowballs from there. That is how many of the most violent street gangs in the US got their start. I can't see this ending any differently.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
07-22-2011, 12:39 AM #5
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It's a Drug Cartel, just has a little spin to its work. Might not be as malicious as other drug cartels (such as the Zetas), which are funded by CIA, Mexican & US Gov & Law enforcement officials. The Drug trade is the life blood of the Mexican economy, pretty much down to NAFTA, destroying what little real economy Mexico had.

The Truth of the Drug War in Mexico



Or read longer the longer interview http://www.counterpunch.org/zlutnick07082011.html
07-22-2011, 12:46 AM #6
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You and your long ass videos!

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Ok, I'll add that one to the list to watch after 1:00 am.


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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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