Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tijuana know a secret?

"(V)iolence claimed 6,290 PEOPLE LAST YEAR, double the previous year, and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009.

"When ... coffin makers fell behind during the December holidays, the morgue there crammed 200 bodies into two refrigerators made to hold 80.

"More than 400 women have been raped, strangled and dumped in the desert since 1993."

(all emphasis mine.)

Iraq? The Sudan?

Nope. Cuidad Juarez, a U.S. border city.

Deafening silence, for the most part, from the MSM.

I visited that fair city once upon a time. Sleazy, in a seedy and tiresome sort of way. It was as if it were a forgotten corner of some store, filled with dust bunnies, but desirable as the First Experience With Another Country. It only took an hour or so to want to run from the endless vendors of sub-rate crap, not to mention the purveyors of such titillations as shows featuring people having sex with donkeys. A heartily forgettable place, but benign, overall, crime-wise.

Now, it's a charnel house. Ah, but the 25 or so people killed occasionally nowadays in Iraq are infinitely more worthy of attention than 1,000 in just two months.

Why do you suppose that is?


KT said...

Drug Wars as opposed to Bush's War, especially on foreign soil, aren't the main interest of the politicians?!?

Eowyn said...

So it seems. Mind you, it's been argued that the politicians themselves are behind the "War on Drugs."

KT said...

...and I thought that they, politicians, just sold "senate seats!"

Point taken.