WORLD: Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead

June 6, 2011
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UK warns schools ‘complacent’ over extremism

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(AP) Britain’s Home Secretary has accused universities of complacency in tackling Islamic extremism and radicalization on campus.Theresa May says universities have not been taking the issue of radicalization seriously, unwilling to recognize that extremists can form groups on campus "without anyone knowing."She told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper on Monday that universities …

French legal complaint over Hamas kidnapping

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(AP) The parents of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas for nearly five years have filed a legal complaint in France targeting his captors.Noam Schalit wants an investigation into who captured his son Sgt. Gilad Schalit in 2006 and who is holding him now.He told reporters in Paris on Monday that …

Israeli defense minister: Syrian regime doomed

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(AP) Israel’s defense minister says the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is doomed.Ehud Barak says Assad, who has launched a deadly crackdown on the Syrian opposition, has lost his legitimacy.Barak told Israel Radio on Monday that the Syrian president might be able to hang on for several months, but will …

Portugal’s new government facing bailout pressures

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(AP) Portugal’s center-right Social Democratic Party is preparing to take charge of the country after unseating the Socialist government in a general election dominated by the very weak economy.The Social Democrats have little time to savor their victory as the clock is ticking on painful measures that have to be adopted …

The Job Market: Far Worse Than It Appears

by Tom Blumer

The raw numbers are downright scary.

Flotilla II: Israel Human Rights Group Warns Satellite Giant Immarsat over Hamas Ships

by Roger L Simon

With another “Gaza Flotilla” planned for this summer, an Israeli Law Center responded by placing companies on notice that if they provide insurance or satellite navigation aid to the flotilla, they will be legally liable for any future terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas.

The Day of Disaster

by Richard Fernandez

Several are dead following Sunday”s violence along the border between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. (Also read: “Who killed more Syrians this weekend – the Israeli army or the Syrian army?”)

  • VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. atomic watchdog has received further information regarding activities that “seem to point to the existence” of possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program, the agency’s head said on Monday. Full Story »

  • Israeli security forces stand in their position in the Druze... Reuters

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel accused Syria on Monday of orchestrating lethal confrontations on the once-quiet ceasefire line between the two countries as a distraction from Damascus’s bloody crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt. Full Story »

  • Demonstrators wave the Palestinian flag as the Israeli army fires... AFP

    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AFP) – Israeli forces on Monday braced for fresh unrest along the Syrian ceasefire line a day after they reportedly killed 23 trying to break through to mark the 1967 Six Day War. Full Story »

  • UN atomic watchdog meets on Syria, Iran

    AFP – Sun Jun 5, 10:05 pm ET

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in... AFP/File

    VIENNA (AFP) – The UN atomic watchdog opens a week-long meeting Monday, with the United States and its western allies looking to pass a resolution against Syria over its alleged illicit nuclear activity. Full Story »

  • NATO batters Tripoli ahead of Russian envoy visit

    AFP – Mon Jun 6, 3:01 am ET

    Smoke billows from Tajura, a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli,... AFP

    TRIPOLI (AFP) – NATO warplanes battered Moamer Kadhafi’s command network in Tripoli, it said Monday ahead of a visit to Libya by an envoy from Russia, which has raised concerns about the military campaign.

Italy Hit by Global Insurrection

by Michael Ledeen

The occasion for the Italian insurrection was a series of local elections all over the country, and the results were devastating for the incumbents. Michael Ledeen reports from Naples.

How Low Can Higher Ed Go?

by Dan Miller

We can’t reverse the spiral unless we strike at the causes of decline.

Arabian Alchemy

by Charlie Martin

Shell makes black gold in Qatar.

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Pres. Obama: With Assad Finished, Don’t Dare Pull a Jimmy Carter on Syria

by Farid Ghadry

Seeing Assad’s looming end, Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood is muscling aside human rights reformers and angling for some of Obama’s promised $20B “Arab Spring” money. Don’t blow this one, Mr. President. (Also read: “Assad Rampage in Syria.”)

Mexican army finds in Camargo Monsters factory, vehicles created for Los Zetas

Sunday June 5, 2011 | Comments: 1004 Comments  

During yesterday the Mexican Army were able to find a specialist narcobodega creating monsters vehicles made especially for the criminal group of Los Zetas .

The discovery was made on Highway Reynosa-Nuevo Laredo, in the colony extension Gonzalez in Camargo, Tamaulipas, by personal of the Eighth Military Zone

In Monsters narcobodega were located two 2011 model, large and very capable of carrying gunmen, armored steel inside the vehicle was covered by rubber heat shield high temperatures and to provide comfort to the gunmen Los Zetas Also was protected to the intense sound of the explosions.

And inside the vehicle has seats for the rest of the gunmen while being transported from one place to another, also have steel railings for support. Unlike the models presented earlier this Monster is austere, and which has no sound device, only radio. They run up to 70 miles per hour, due to their weight.

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BEWARE THE RISING MEGA MOSQUES – Desecrating the skylines of Europe

Posted: June 6, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Islamization of the West | 8 Comments »

As the Muslim population in Europe increases by more than one million people per year, Muslims across the continent are becoming increasingly more assertive in their demands to build high-profile mosques that clearly are meant to challenge the European status quo.

HUDSON - As Americans debate the appropriateness of building a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, similar discussions have been taking place in towns and cities across Europe, where the spread of Islam is far more advanced than it is in the United States. Although Muslims and their supporters in Europe usually frame the issue of mosque construction within the context of granting religious freedom to minorities, most, if not all, of the more controversial European mosque projects are motivated by politics at least as much as by religion.

There currently are an estimated 6,000 mosques in Europe. Critics say the construction of mosques is part of a strategy for the Islamization of Europe.

They point to comments by Muslim leaders like Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has bragged: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” Erdogan has also told Turkish immigrants in Germany that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.”

Although Europe’s postmodern political elites, especially on the left, have encouraged the rise of Islam in Europe, often in a deliberate attempt to undermine the influence of Judeo-Christian values on the continent, growing numbers of ordinary Europeans are saying that the social experiment called multiculturalism has

gone too far. Voters in countries ranging from Austria to Spain, and many places in between, have been pushing back against the unfettered expansion of Islam in Europe.

In Britain, plans to build Europe’s biggest mosque in London were scrapped in January 2010, after some 250,000 people petitioned the government to prevent the project from moving forward. The so-called mega-mosque, which was being promoted by Tablighi Jamaat, a secretive Islamic sect that has been tied to Al Qaeda, would have held four times as many worshippers as Britain’s largest Anglican cathedral. there are an estimated 1,600 mosques in Britain, almost half of which are under the control of the hardline Islamic Deobandi sect, whose leading preacher, Riyadh ul Haq, supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus.

In Germany, a controversial new mega mosque in Cologne which will hold up to 4,000 worshippers, will have a large dome and two 55-meter (180 feet) minarets that will be as tall as an 18-story office tower. The 4,500-square-meter (48,000-square-foot) mosque has a price tag of €20 million ($26 million). . Critics of the project say the mosque will spoil Cologne’s skyline by taking attention away from the city’s Gothic cathedral, a globally famous Christian landmark.

In France, construction began in May 2010 of a new mega mosque in Marseille, France’s second-largest city which is home to 250,000 Muslims. The Grand Mosque, which at 92,000 square feet will accommodate up to 7,000 worshippers in a vast prayer hall, is designed to be the biggest and most potent symbol of Islam’s place in modern France. At least two lawsuits filed by groups attempting to block construction of the mosque have failed.  France’s most prominent Muslim leader, the rector of the Grande Mosque of Paris, recently called for the number of mosques in France to be doubled to 4,000.

In Sweden, the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Mosque, also known as the Stockholm Grand Mosque, can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers.The mosque’s leadership has been accused of having ties to the Sunni pan-Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood. The Stockholm Grande Mosque Foundation is now proposing the construction of an 11,000-square-meter Andalusian-style mega mosque in the Tensta district of northern Stockholm.

In Denmark, the municipality of Copenhagen has approved the construction of a mega mosque in the Nørrebro district that its sponsor, the Iran-based Al-ul Bayt Association, says will be the largest mosque in Europe.

In Poland, a group affiliated with the radical Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to build a mega mosque in Warsaw. The so-called Center for Islamic Culture in Poland is designed to accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. At 12
meters high, the mosque will be accompanied by a minaret of 18 meters. Opponents of the mosque say they oppose “a mosque built with Saudi money when it’s illegal to have a Bible or cross in Saudi Arabia.”

In Spain, Muslims have demanded they be given the right to worship in the cathedral of Córdoba. The 24,000-square-meter building was a mosque during the medieval Islamic kingdom of Al-Andalus. It was turned into a Christian cathedral in the 13th century. Muslims are hoping to recreate the ancient city of Córdoba, which was once the heart of Al-Andalus, as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe.

In Switzerland, voters in 2009 overwhelmingly approved a referendum to ban the construction of minarets. The surprise outcome of the referendum, which passed with a clear majority of 57.5 percent of the voters, represented a turning point in the debate about Islam, not only in Switzerland, but across Europe more generally. Similar minaret bans have been proposed in Holland and Italy.

In Holland, construction of the Essalam mega mosque in Rotterdam was halted after the builders ran out of money. The Dubai-based Al Maksoum Foundation has promised to cover the €2.6 million shortfall. The Dutch government is reportedly co-financing the construction of the new mosque at Ground Zero with $1 million of Dutch taxpayers’ money.

In Italy, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said he wants to close a Milan mosque because crowds attending Friday prayers spill onto the street and bother the neighbors. In 2008, the city of Bologna scrapped plans for a new mosque, saying Muslim leaders failed to meet certain requirements, including making public its source of funding. Meanwhile, an estimated 60 percent of the mosques in Italy are controlled either directly or indirectly by the Muslim Brotherhood. In April 2010, the imam of Milan’s central Viale Jenner mosque, the Egyptian-born Abu Imad, was arrested on terrorism charges.

In Austria, the southern province of Carinthia in 2008 passed a law that effectively bans the construction of mosques or minarets by requiring them to fit within the overall look and harmony of villages and towns. In Bad Voslau, a traditional Austrian town of about 11,000 people south of Vienna, local residents are up in arms over amulti-million dollar Islamic Cultural Center that was built with help from the Turkish government.

In Belgium, dozens of Christian churches are being turned into mosques as Christian congregations decline while Muslims demand more places to worship. In the city of Beringen, the rector of the Fatih mosque recently asked the municipality for permission to install loudspeakers on the minaret so that the muezzin can call the faithful to prayer five times a day.

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Pakistan: The Killings of a Terrorist and a Journalist

Time.com – Mon Jun 6, 2:45 am ET

In an odd convergence, the apparent assassination via drone of a key al-Qaeda operative followed closely upon the murder of the journalist who detailed his activities Full Story »

 

Leftist Humala narrowly wins Peru election

AP – 1 hr 30 mins ago

Peru's presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, center, raises... AP
LIMA, Peru – A leftist former army officer with questioned human rights credentials narrowly won Peru’s presidency on a second try in a bitterly fought runoff with the daughter of disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori. Full Story »

Oh look! Syrian Army giving weapons to the civilian protesters…

Posted: June 5, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Muslims vs Muslims | 15 Comments »

Too bad it was after the protesters were already dead, killed by the Syrian Army.

Members of the Syrian army surround bodies of civilian protestors they killed, allegedly on top of the Karak Mosque in Daraa. The soldiers are seen equipping the bodies with weapons and ammunition to make it look like the protestors were armed. 


OH, CANADA! Now, you have your own Chubby Muslim Convert Girl

Posted: June 5, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Laughing at Islam | 30 Comments »

She sounds just like BNI’s favorite Chubby Convert girl but she isn’t. Here, Canadian Chubs posts an angry response to Pat Condell’s brilliant videos that tell the ugly truth about Islam.

Examples of Pat’s videos: pat-condell-video-corner

UP OH! Looks like Chubs has made it ‘Private.’ Guess she didn’t like hearing the truth about herself in your comments.

But here’s her YouTube channel. You can see what a sicko she is in all her other videos: Chubby Canadian Convert Girl

THE ORIGINAL  CHUBBY CONVERT GIRL VIDEOS

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Arabs celebrate their humiliating defeat by Israel in the Six Day War

Posted: June 5, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Islam and the Jews | 25 Comments »

Israelis celebrate their stunning victory in the Six Day War by killing more Arab invaders.

Australian - Israeli troops opened fire last night, killing 14 demonstrators as protesters from Syria stormed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on the 44th anniversary of the Six-Day War.

 

Pro-Palestinian biased report from Sky News

Israeli gunfire also wounded about 225 others as demonstrators on the Syrian side tried to cross the ceasefire line on the annexed Golan Heights, Syria’s SANA news agency said. Similar protests were held in the West Bank, where hundreds demonstrated at Israel’s Qalandia checkpoint near Ramallah, and in Gaza, where several hundred people gathered in the north of the coastal enclave.

Now it’s up to 20 killed. Go, ISRAEL!

In Majdal Shams, in the occupied Golan, Israeli troops opened fire as demonstrators tried to push through the mined ceasefire line, which has been reinforced with two lines of barbed wire. Tour people were killed and 13 wounded, Syrian television said.

Israel forces were placed on high alert after activists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and in Arab nations bordering the Jewish state, called for marches on checkpoints and border areas.

Short video about Israel overcoming the threat of annihilation during the 1967 Six-Day War.

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How do Muslims in Australia react when they find out their billboard – JESUS: A PROPHET OF ISLAM – has outraged Christians?

Posted: June 5, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: EnemyWithin-foreign | 44 Comments »

They put up even more anger-inducing, offensive billboards  - a direct assault on Christian beliefs.

UK DAILY MAIL - A provocative billboard advertising campaign launched by an Australian Muslim group claiming that Jesus was a prophet of Islam has outraged Christians in Sydney. The group, Mypeace, says its aim is to inform, not to offend, with Islamic awareness campaign, featuring four different slogans.

But one Catholic bishop said the assertions – made on roadside hoardings – are ‘a direct assault on Christian beliefs’. The slogans read ‘Jesus: A Prophet of Islam’; ‘Holy Qur’an: The Final Testament’; ‘Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind’; and ‘Islam: Got Questions? Get Answers’.

The posters invite people to get in touch by phone or online to obtain literature and a free copy of the Koran. Mypeace says they will stay up for four weeks and will later be placed on the city’s buses, Australian website cnsnews.com says. A day after it appeared one of the billboards featuring the Jesus slogan was vandalised, according to the website.

Mypeace said its aim was to ‘address the many misconceptions on Islam, to educate fellow Australians on Islam, invite them to ask any questions that they may have’.

Jesus is sometimes invoked to assert some sort of commonality between Muslims and Christians, implying that Muslims, too, ‘believe in Jesus’. But Muslims, and the Koran, deny the central Christian beliefs of Jesus’ divinity, crucifixion and resurrection.

Elsewhere on its website, Mypeace states that ‘the Qur’an repeatedly reminds that Jesus was a human prophet sent by God, not part of God Himself’.

Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop at the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, told the website: ‘In Australia with its Christian heritage a billboard carrying the statement ‘Jesus A prophet of Islam’ is provocative and offensive to Christians.’

To show appreciation for the Muslim billboards, Christians should consider a counter campaign.

 

Dark Sunday: two men hanging from a bridge in NL

Sunday June 5, 2011 | Comments: 864 Comments  

Sunday was a grim scene that was observed during the morning in Monterrey, Nuevo León, no doubt, many recalled the case of Gabriela Elizabeth Muniz, aka The Redhead, who dawned on December 31 hanging from a pedestrian bridge, located on the busy Avenida Gonzalitos.

During the morning, around 06:00 hours, motorists circulating about Gonzalitos Avenue could observe a group of armed men who went up two bodies at the same bridge where they hanged the Redhead, which is between Lincoln and Ruiz Cortines.

Were approximately 20 subjects, some policemen who moved around the place also witnessed, though did nothing, as if the armed group was invisible, even some ministries also observed the scene and went long.

Andrew Klaven to Barack Obama: “Kish meir Yiddische Tuchas!”

Posted: June 4, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Islam and the Jews | 23 Comments »

Translation: “Kiss my Jewish ass.” How about a one-state solution? Give ALL of the Middle East to the JOOOOOOOOOS!


(H/T al-Kidya)

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Left maimed with narcomensaje in Guadalupe, NL

Sunday June 5, 2011 | Comments: 163 Comments  

And again a group of organized crime leave a message for the mayor of Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Ivonne Alvarez, and again in the same place, yes, in front of the municipal Public Security.

Minutes before 11:00 am Sunday, a taxi was abandoned in front of the police building, so immediately there was an intense mobilization on Avenida Lazaro Cardenas, it was closed.

In the backseat of the vehicle remained a leg, while inside the trunk was cut up the rest of the body, as in the past have left in the same place and in broad daylight.

Mexican Bishop’s Conference: Drug war’s cost in blood is inevitable

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Borderland Beat Reporter Gerardo
 

The president of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference (CEM), Carlos Aguiar Retes, stated at a press conference that armed criminal organizations can only be faced with force and therefore the cost in blood of that confrontation is inevitable.

The Catholic Church endorsed the efforts by President Felipe Calderon against drug trafficking and stressed that the highest goal in this war is to prevent corruption from permeating the structure of the state.

The religious leaders stated that only on the precondition that the state is freed of the influence of the drug cartels can the safety of society be guaranteed and brought up the case of Colombia as an example for Mexico where drug trafficking continues but the state structure is no longer infiltrated by cartels

Aguiar also expressed his disagreement with the proposal made by Latin American leaders, including former President Ernesto Zedillo, to decriminalize marijuana use, calling the proposal ridiculous in the context of the pain that this conflict has cost. The fight against drugs, he said, must be a global effort and not a unilateral action.

The bishops stressed that they would work to transform the current crisis experienced by Mexican society that has broken many of the values and virtues of the people.

“Selfishness has developed into a lifestyle, appearing as a result of family disintegration, the unbridled pursuit of power, pleasure and wealth, the loss of respect for people’s lives,” said the bishops..

The bishop of Mazatlan, Mario Espinoza, said many church representatives do their work with true heroism, because they risk their lives to work for truth and justice in areas hard hit by criminal groups.

sources:

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/elecciones-apoyaiglesialaluchavselnarco-737365.html

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/lafuerzanecesariaparaenfrentaladelincuenciaafirmalaiglesia-737224.html

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The other anti-crime strategy

| Borderland Beat Reporter Gerardo

(The Zetas are an exceptional case in terms of Mexican cartels, as this organization has played a central role in the growth and geographical spread of violence. It is not clear if this is due to a deliberate process of fragmentation into small cells. Los Zetas are one of the most powerful organizations in the country, second in importance to the Sinaloa Cartel, as measured by their involvement in the drug market. On the other hand, Los Zetas are known for their proclivity to violence and have demonstrated the ability to participate in a variety of crimes. Finally, Los Zetas are noted for their pervasiveness; Zeta cells have participated in virtually all the “wars” between drug trafficking organizations, and also try to control criminal activities in a large number of entities….. Perhaps some of these cells are independent or are criminal gangs, known as “Zeta Piratas” who pose as Zetas to profit from their violent reputation. However, we should not rule out the possibility that Los Zetas have developed a unique operating model among the Mexican cartels that allows them to unfold geographically at high speed without disturbing its internal cohesion./excerpt from La raíz de la violencia: Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez)

La otra estrategia contra el crimen
El Informador/Denise Maerker

Questioning the federal government’s current strategy against organized crime is viewed in some quarters, including the government itself and also by many Mexicans, as the equivalent of treason.

Many consider this opposition as a confession of siding with the drug cartels. At the slightest criticism they angrily ask: Then what do you propose? Negotiate with the “narcos”?

 

The truth is that no one proposes that. Yes there are and always have been other strategies. In the current issue of the magazine Nexos, Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a public policy consultant, rigorously examines the anti-crime strategy the Calderon administration has followed and its impact, and proposes an alternative strategy.

(La raíz de la violencia, Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez)

http://www.nexos.com.mx/?P=leerarticulo&Article=2099328

Guerrero explains that the government has opted for a strategy that was intended to dismantle drug cartels, attacking everyone everywhere without establishing any priority or plan and punishing as many criminals as possible. This strategy is called punitive.

 

The result has been a fragmentation of criminal organizations. In 2006 there were six drug cartels and five recognized local criminal organizations. In 2010 a total of 114 regional cartels and local criminal organizations were committing crimes (52 and 62, respectively).

This fragmentation corresponds to what Guerrero calls a geographical spread of violence. In 2007, 53 municipalities averaged one homicide or more (killings linked to organized crime) per month. In 2010 there were 200 municipalities in which this benchmark figure was met.
According to the author what we are seeing is an increasing number of local criminal organizations without the size nor the means to smuggle drugs into the United States that engage in crimes of which any Mexican citizen can fall victim to at any moment in time.
Between 2007 and 2010 bank robbery grew by 90%, extortion saw an increase of 100%, car theft with violence (carjackings) grew by 108% and kidnappings increased by 188%.
President Calderón’s strategy has resulted in the detention or elimination of more high-profile drug traffickers than ever before. However, the result of this success has been a wave of violence of which there is no end in sight. The reason is that the dismantling of cartels occurred in a context in which local authorities were not prepared to deal with the criminal actions of these smaller violent and uncontrolled groups.

 

The other possible strategy is what Eduardo Guerrero calls the deterrent strategy. The goal is not to dismantle cartels and pursue everyone, everywhere, but to reduce violence and drug trafficking through targeted arrests based on the behavior of criminal organizations. That is, the more violence exhibited by a group, the more forceful response from the government.

The objective is for criminal groups to change their behavior on the basis that  the more violent will be hardest hit.
Guerrero notes that this is the model America follows. He cites the reaction of the United States government after the assassination of one of its ICE agents in Mexico in 2011.

A week after the murder the DEA spearheaded a national sweep (Operation Hallen Hero) that three days and in 150 cities led to the arrests of 676 individuals linked to Mexican cartels. The next time Mexican cartels will think twice before killing another U.S. agent.

Calderon is not going to change his strategy, he has no time left or intellectual openness to listen to those who ask him to stop this spiral of violence. The decision on which path to take will be in the hands of the next president and on voters in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from La raíz de la violencia, Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez:

After four and a half years of war against organized crime and more than 40 thousand dead, violence continues to escalate. The federal government, with support from U.S. intelligence, has arrested or killed prominent capos, which divides the cartels and often promotes the emergence of new, smaller criminal organizations. With this, the federal government achieves its goal of “dismantling” the cartels. But the fragmentation of larger organizations has expanded the violence into new municipalities. Along with growing violence, crimes such as extortion, kidnapping, human trafficking, drug dealing, carjackings and bank robberies have also expanded.

The main consequence of the geographical spread of violence is that the fight against organized crime will become primarily a problem of states and municipalities. The armed forces and federal police are not able to deploy and perform public safety activities throughout the territory. This can be seen in joint operations, becoming less effective. The relative success of the first operations has not been duplicated because both human resources and capacity of the federal forces are limited, and because more often now they face small and very elusive criminal cells that are well coordinated, with high firepower and rooted in the municipalities in which they operate.

19 of the 32 states are below the minimum requirement of police presence established by the UN. From 2009 to 2010 only Guerrero, Chihuahua, Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo significantly increased the number of state and municipal police. Of particular concern are the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Veracruz that are highly vulnerable to the presence of violent organized crime organizations as their police forces maintain a relatively high deficit of manpower.

Is there any way out? In this article I have suggested ways to modify criminal behavior through the use of deterrence strategy instead of the punitive measures that have been followed so far. The changes in strategy would be:

1. Government action based on priorities to concentrate resources and capabilities

2. Federal authorities substantially strengthen intelligence capabilities and actively promote the strengthening of these same capabilities among states and municipalities that require them urgently.

3. Authorities identifiy “deterrent levers” capable of changing criminal behavior to reduce the harm to society. Among these are maximizing the effect of every blow delivered by imposing rapid prosecutions to minimize the time between the violation of the law and application of sanctions .

4. Sequential deployment of integrated police teams (and even the military
in some cases) to maintain “deterrent interventions” in various parts of
the country based on local challenges and the behavior of criminal
organizations.

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Gatilleros Kill Cop in Monterrey

Sunday, June 5, 2011 | Borderland Beat Reporter Buggs

Around 2300 hours on Saturday an armed group attacked a Regia (Royal) police officer when he was parked outside of a Super 7, located on Avenida Revolucion and Jesus Cantu Leal, just south of Monterrey.

The officer was left dying on the floor of the parking lot next to his patrol unit number 345. People in the store immediately rushed to the dying officer to tend to his aid, they used the radio equipment to summon medical help and requested police assistance who arrived within minutes.

Security to the scene was provided by the Regia Police, State Agency of Investigation, state police, Federal Police and the Mexican military.

The sicarios were said to be traveling in an unknown car in which they carried out the attack, and then fled the scene.

“They fired at the officer from inside the car then they sped away down the avenue, I approached the officer, took the radio that was next to him and I told them they had an officer that was shot. The young man had several gunshot wounds and he told me to tell his wife to take care of his children,” said a young man who had provided assistance to the down officer.

Local paramedics soon arrived and provided medical assistance to the uniformed officer, who was immediately taken to a local hospital.

The officer received at least eight gunshots to different parts of his body and is reported to be in serious condition.

Update: The officer identified as Marco Antonio Salazar, 28 years of age, died on Sunday afternoon, this after spending several hours in the emergency room from an attacked by an armed group on Avenida Revolución.

 

Are three executed in Chihuahua

Sunday June 5, 2011 | Comments: 260 Comments  

During the day, at approximately 10:00 hours the Mexican army and agents of the Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua, were present at a breach of the Municipality of Rosales ejido, that after receiving the report three people killed.

Authorities confirmed that the site was found three bodies, these people had been killed and not wearing any identification.

Reports indicate that among those executed was of brown complexion, black hair color, and about 1.75 in height, dressed in brown shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots in yellow, the other was of dark complexion, gray hair; of 1.70 in height, wearing green shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes, the last of brown complexion, black hair, short white shirt with blue jeans and cowboy boots in brown, approximately 1.80 meters tall.

Israeli security forces stand in their position in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights Reuters

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead

Reuters – 14 mins ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel accused Syria on Monday of orchestrating lethal confrontations on the once-quiet ceasefire line between the two countries as a distraction from Damascus’s bloody crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt. Full Story »

Couple running in Chihuahua

Sunday June 5, 2011 | Comments: 55 Comments  

A couple was executed and their bodies were found on a dirt road in Guachochi, Chihuahua. The finding was recorded during the Saturday morning, authorities said.

The executed were identified as Andrés López Araujo, 53, and his wife Micaela Nunez Torres, 40. Both were brutally gunned down in the place we found several shell casings.

Authorities made the inquiries in this respect as that point that everything indicates that it was a settling of accounts.

EU farm ministers plan emergency E. coli meeting

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(AP) The European Union will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday on the contaminated food crisis and its economic impact.EU farm ministers will convene at short notice in Luxembourg amid demands from farmers that they be compensated for the losses caused by the E. coli outbreak in Europe that has killed …

 

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China busts cheating scams ahead of college exam

3 hours, 14 minutes ago

 

(AP) China’s Education Ministry says police have detained 62 people for selling wireless headphones, two-way radios and other electronic devices to cheat on this week’s nationwide college entrance exam.The ministry said in an announcement Sunday the detentions are intended to protect the exam’s integrity. More than 9 million high school students …

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