By Theodore Shoebat
Mexican citizens in the state of Guerrero, tired of cartel violence and government support for the cartels, are preparing to go against the Mexican government and fight against the cartels and they are even ready to go against the federal police, if they have to. The mayors of San Miguel Totolapan and Copalillo indicate that the inhabitants of their municipalities have begun to organize and create vigilante groups and community policing in order to confront the horrid wave of crime and the federal police, who have helped the cartels kill innocent people. Lets remember that it was the Mexican federal police who took forty three students in Guerrero and handed them over to the cartel, Guerreros Unidos, to be brutally slaughtered. One witness was told that the students were being transported to the town of Huitzuco where “el patron”, meaning “the boss”, “will decide what to do with them,” for they had “messed with one of their own,” Jose Larrieta Carrasco, the head of the commission’s investigation said. “One police officer told another that no more students would fit [into trucks]. The second officer said it was no problem, because police from the town of Huitzuco were on their way. Three police vehicles from Huitzuco arrived shortly thereafter and the rest of the students were loaded into them,” Carrasco also said, citing the witness’s testimony. Now the people, tired of the narco state that Mexico has become, are organizing their own self-defense groups.
The mayors reported that the residents of their municipalities are creating civilian police, as has been done in other municipalities in the state, although for different purposes.
The mayor of San Miguel Totolapan, Juan Mendoza Acosta, said that residents began meetings to create self-defense groups “against the Federal Police” then said the population is outraged by their actions.
“People are outraged, and are outraged by the Federal Police, which is in charge of the Department of Public Safety in the municipality, the truth is not doing its role as it should, people are angry with them, and are the first to be arming against them,” he said.
He added that federal police detain criminals with arrest warrants, but then release them, “and people are against it, and they’re right, and I am supporting the citizenship, really I am in agreement”.
Could things like this lead Mexico into civil war or at least some sort of internal armed conflict? I asked our Mexican contact and the official spokesperson for the Autodefesnas in Michoacan, Jorge Vazquez Valencia. He said to me:
“No. Civil war, if it ever breaks out in México, I believe will be created by the same government, providing guns, training and military help to an appinted group.
No one is stupid enough to not know that we are so outpower by the national armed forces that they can wipe us out in no time.”
He also stated that clashes have happened before in Guerrero between Autodefensas and police, but only using sticks and not firearms, and that the only situation in which firearms were used was when fighting was done against cartels.
Cartel violence and government support for the narcos is happening throughout Mexico, and in response, self-defense groups have been organizing themselves throughout Mexico, especially in Michoacan, Guerrero, Veracruz and in other states. In 2013 the Autodefensa (self-defense) movement began, in the state of Michoacan, as a response against violence and horrific inhumanities done by the narco cult, the Knights Templar. The Autodefensas, consisting of simple farmers and hunters, outsmarted and outgunned the Templars, a force who had better training and were much better armed. I did an interview with the Jorge Vazquez Valencia on one battle, in which the Autodefensas defeated sixty of the Templars in a major victory.
Could Mexico have another Cristero War, in which poor Catholic peasants and farmers will fight against the narco state of Mexico? Only time will tell, but these these events, and the horrific violence being done against citizens — which is worse than that done by Calles — could just implode into an all out citizen response against tyranny.