Tijuana, Part 9
And Senor "there were only 261 murders in Tijuana"
Rogelio Delgado Neri, who was shot dead (along with his three
bodyguards) by men who burst into that Tijuana bar and scared
the Gringo-tourists back to Omaha was also whacked by ZETAS.
So now we have The Cartel having its own tactical military force
operating against the government of Mexico itself. It is now real
army against real army and they all went to the same military
schools. Yes, and The Cartel's Army is as well trained as the
Mexican Army and you know that it is far better paid.
US / Mexican border has become a far more dangerous because the
drug shipments are now protected by well armed, well trained Mexican
As with the easy-to-bomb-from-the-sky Taliban versus never-to-be-found
al Qaeda, isolated extremely violent “mini-cartel”
cells are also taking over parts of the drug business in Tijuana
and elsewhere. These smaller organizations will be harder to fight,
more violent, more flexible and far less visible.
Finally, the city of Tijuana is also home to various local Cartel
enforcement teams. These teams make Tijuana safe for their leaders
and quite unsafe for their leader’s opponents. These teams
wander the highways and byways in armored cars while wearing heavy
bullet proof garments and toting automatic weapons.
Avenida Revolucion is Tijuana's hotbed of bars and
babes. Tourists better mind their step. Fire hydrants can be anywhere,
including right in the center of the sidewalk.
Even the most obtuse American tourist from Omaha
visiting Tijuana for the first time while attending a San Diego
multi-level marketing seminar on non-ephedrine based diet products
can spot the odd caravans of black SUVs sprouting antennae and
so heavily laden that the sidewalks shake as they rumble past.
The local authorities are oblivious.