Dramatic video has surfaced on liveleak.com of an intense firefight between a Mexican military unit and Cartel Del Golfo CDG members in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The video starts out with Government troops rolling up to an intersection only to be met with a hellacious firefight. The exchange of fire between Government forces and cartel members could of been a scene from Afghanistan or Iraq, but no it was just south of the United States boarder. The outcome here was a win for the Mexican Government with cartel members destroyed.
Aftermath per liveleak,
Scene of the shootout
Cartel members vehicle
Weapons of choice of Cartel members
U.S. citizens have been warned by the United States ‘not to travel to popular Mexican tourist destinations, due to an uptick in drug cartel violence’.
The U.S. State Department has issued travel warnings for the areas, following shootings linked to gang turf wars at the popular beach destinations for foreign visitors.
U.S. State Department Expands Travel Warnings For Mexico's Beachside Tourist Meccas https://t.co/1GwZWkJR3X
— NPR (@NPR) August 23, 2017
NPR’s Carrie Kahn has reported,
“More than 11,000 murders were registered in the first five months of this year, putting 2017 on track to be the most violent since the Mexican Revolution.”
Conclusion: Mexico is on track for one of the most violent years since the Mexican Revolution. Maybe just maybe, President Donald Trump is on to something about wanting to build his wall…