26 BODIES DUMPED IN MASSGuadalajara - The bound and gagged bodies of 26 young men were found dumped on Thursday in the heart of Mexico's second-largest city, in what experts said could mark a new stage in the full-scale war between the country's two main drug cartels, Sinaloa and the Zetas. The bodies were stuffed in two vans and a pickup truck abandoned on an expressway near the Milennium Arches in Guadalajara, one of the most recognisable landmarks in the picturesque city that hosted last month's Pan American Games. Most of the men died of asphyxia, according to officials in Jalisco state where Guadalajara is located, though initial reports indicated some had been shot. The victims, apparently between the ages of 25 and 35, all had the words "Milenio Zetas" or "Milenium" written on their chests in oil. A law enforcement official said the writing was apparently meant as the killers' calling card, identifying the assassins as being from the Zetas and a smaller, allied gang, the Milenio Cartel. The official said a banner found in one of the vehicles was in fact signed by the Zetas.
SLAYING IN GUADALAJARA CITY
SLAYING IN GUADALAJARA CITY
Mexican cartels frequently leave threatening messages with the bodies of their victims as a way of intimidating rivals and claiming responsibility for their actions. The killings, apparently carried out before dawn, bore an eerie similarity to the September 20 dumping of 35 bodies on an expressway in the city of Veracruz. The victims in the Veracruz mass slaying were purportedly Zetas and the killers were allegedly linked to the Sinaloa cartel; those two cartels have emerged as Mexico's most powerful, and have each been trying to expand into each others' territories. On Wednesday, 17 bodies were found burned in two pickup trucks in a strikingly similar attack in Sinaloa, the home state of the eponymous cartel. Twelve of the bodies were in the back of one truck, some of them handcuffed and wearing bulletproof vests.
Mexican police found 26 corpses in vehicles that were abandoned yesterday on a main boulevard in Guadalajara, the nation’s second-largest city. The deaths came one day after authorities in the northwestern state of Sinaloa reported the killings of another 26 people in three different municipalities there. The government estimates that drug-related violence indicates the end of peace between authorities and narco cartels. Since 2006, almost 43,000 people have died in organized crime-related deaths. We're getting the reaction: People are killed and carried in vans such as dead bodies of animals are transported.
WHAT DO THE VEDIC TEACHINGS TELL US?
To be nonviolent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan's philosophy. In this age there is enmity toward poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always the strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally. ... Unless one is pious and recognized by the Lord, he cannot make others happy who are under his care. There is full cooperation between man and God and man and nature, and this conscious cooperation between man and God and man and nature, as exemplified by King Yudhishthira, can bring about happiness, peace and prosperity in the world. The attitude of exploiting one another, the custom of the day, will only bring misery.
Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāna)
Canto 1: "Creation" - Chapter 10:
"Departure of Lord Krishna for Dvārakā" Verse 6