Killings of US Citizens in Mexico Hits Eight-Year High

Geoffrey Ramsey, Christian Science Monitor, November 3, 2011

According to data from the US State Department, the first six months of 2011 represented the most deadly period of the past eight years for US citizens in Mexico.

From January 4 to June 11 of this year, 65 Americans were killed in Mexico, a 300 percent increase since 2003. This figure comes from La Opinion, which gained access to a report compiled by the US State Department. As the paper notes, the actual number of deaths may be higher in reality, as the figures only refer to voluntarily reported deaths.

{snip}

Topics:

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Anonymous

    Just one more among many acts of war by the nation of Mexico against the United States. All ambassadors should be withdrawn and preparations for military action should be undertaken. If nothing more, Mexico should be treated as the dangerous and hostile nation that it is and the border should be patrolled on a war footing by our armed forces, not the deliberately undermanned and equiped Border Patrol. Mexican nationals invading our territory is an act of war and should be treated as such! Mexico is much more of a threat to us than any nation in which the U.S. armed forces are fighting! For that matter, the huge number of foreign nationals in our country is a severe threat to our very survival!

  • Deadindeve

    Just because there U.S. Citizens doesn’t make them White. I’d take an educated guess that a large percentage of the murdered U.S. Citizens are of Mestizo ethnicity, participating in the drug trade or at the very least on the periphery of that activity. And to Anonymous who wrote at 8:48 pm, before sending us off on another endless war of occupation you might want to take a look at the demand for drugs right here at home. I want much more secure border then we have now however I’d rather see legalization of said drugs before we go to war yet again. Again I don’t want to mix with Mexicans but I’m not ignorant about them either, try reading a little “Fred on Every Thing” before you invade.

  • Anonymous

    And yet America keeps 28,000 troops in South Korea while its border with Mexico is defenseless……

  • Bilbo Baggins

    Many Europeans are choosing Mexico as a holiday spot over Greece, Italy, and Turkey, as the service has the reputation of being cheaper and of higher quality. One hopes they will not experience more than that for which they have bargained. I usually choose Eastern Europe for my holidays. I prefer the company of white “christian” people.

  • June

    Thank you, Anon # 1 – My words exactly. Mexico declared war on us a long time ago. Everyone but Washington knows it.

    There is a huge silence from the White House on the deaths of these Americans, yet Mexico whines constantly about how their citizens are treated here – which, I might add, is much better than they’re treated in Mexico. I have long hoped for the military to be sent to our border. This will never happen until they repeal the Posse Comitatus law. The only branch exempt from this is the Coast Guard…so send them!

  • Question Diversity

    5 June:

    Posse Com need not be repealed, because the military would be resisting foreign invasion, not enforcing domestic law.

  • Mr.White

    As far as I’m concerned, the spawn – aka anchor babies- of invading Mestizos are not American citizens. With that being said, how many WHITE European American citizens were killed in Mexico? I’m not defending Mexico by any stretch; as I also happen to believe Mexico is one of the supreme threats this country now faces. But let’s keep this in its proper perspective shall we.

  • Mr.White

    I also agree with Anon#1. Mexico (not Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc) still subscribe to the foolish belief they still have some territorial claim to portions of the United States. If encouraging millions of your peasant citizenry to head north and reclaim said territory under the doctrine of “reconquista” is not an “act of war,” then I do not know what is.

    I would also add that those currently occupying positions of government, who spend every waking hour aiding and abetting this active invasion by Mexico, should be treated as the enemies they truly are and dealt with accordingly.

  • Mr.White

    With all due respect June, Posse Comitatus Act does not prevent sending our military to our international border to protect this country from an active invasion being inflected upon us. In fact, that’s precisely what a standing military is used for. The doctrine of Posse Comitatus was enacted to prevent the US military from enforcing state law. In other words, you cannot dispatch the Marines to Phoenix to enforce and or carry out state law.

    There are exclusions to this act. A sitting governor can dispatch the National Guard to defend our border without running afoul of Posse Comitatus law, or as you rightly stated, the US Coast Guard.

  • Anonymous

    Why do White Americans, and Canadians, continue to go to Mexico?

    Why would you want to spend time in a Third World Country, where everyone hates you, and any one of them could kill you? That’s like vacationing in Detroit.

    I wouldn’t spend a nickle on anything Mexican, or Mexican themed. That means no Salsa, no Tacos, no anything. Nada.

    Yes, #1, Mexico has declared War on the US, and their soft invasion, that of their unwanted, uneducated Citizens, instead of Tanks and Infantry, is just as much an invasion, and far more dangerous, due to its subversive nature that keeps most Americans lulled asleep.

    June #5, We really don’t need a Battalion of Army Rangers to do what every border State’s National Guard could do, if mobilized by the States’ Governors.

    We could use the Coast Guard, as well, since they are a Law Enforcement branch, that goes under the direction of the US Navy in wartime.

    The US could use current Active Duty and Reserve Coast Guardsmen, as well as the Midshipmen of their Academy, who could do a tour of Duty on the border. The Coast Guard Auxiliary could also be placed in support positions of border security.

    These measures, along with freeing the Imprisoned Former Border Patrol Agents, that were abandoned and railroaded by the same Government that they swore to protect and defend, from invasion, when they shot an Illegal Mexican Alien who was smuggling hundreds of pounds of drugs into the US, would go along way to bolstering the Border Patrol’s morale.

    The US Attorney prosecuted these two Border Patrol Agents, while giving the Illegal Alien Immunity to testify against them. The Illegal Alien was then given millions in compensation, and had all of his medical expenses paid for. You just can’t make this junk up.

  • Anonymous

    Some of those Americans are 2nd and 3rd generation Mexican Americans.

    It is very dangerous to go to Mexico for family visits. I’ve been told that once you get about 50 miles south of the border you are liable to be car jacked and robbed.

    The tourist areas are fairly safe. What is not safe is to be a prosperous American family with an expensive car visiting relatives in a small town or worst of all, on the highway to that town.

  • Anonymous

    How weak and soft we must appear to them. No wonder they target us for crime. But to travel into their domain when they have that mentality toward us? That’s just asking for trouble.

    Perhaps when whites rediscover their own roots the situation will change. Then they might finally remember that it only took a handful of Spanish to turn their warrior civilizations upside down.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Mr. White:

    It won’t be a “foolish belief” if Mexicans become the majority of the population in the U.S. southwest. Americans should pay more attention to their own borders and less to those of countries 10,000 miles away. America should stop being such a chump and bring the troops home.

  • mike in cleveland

    Some of this happens when the American government sends 2500 assault weapons to Mexico to push its anti gun agenda in the good ole USA. If (American) people are stupid enough to vacation in Mexico they deserve what they get. You wouldn’t find me in a country where I’m not wanted! Just wait 10 or 20 years then the only us citizens getting killed will be African Americans or Mexican Americans anyway.

  • Mr.White

    Reply to Anon #13:

    I absolutely agree with everything you said! Illegal invading Mexicans and their anchor babies are rapidly becoming (in my opinion, they already are a menace) an unwanted menace to this country. I also believe it’s an outrage we have American military all over the world, protecting countries who don’t like us very much, while our border with Mexico remains porous.

    Unfortunately, the current administrations (along with several past) have no real intentions of securing our border or enforcing immigration law. The illegal invading Mexicans will keep coming and we will keep granting their anchor babies US citizenship, under a bastardized interpretation of our 14th Amendment.

    Which side of the aisle do you think a Mexican anchor baby is going to sit once push comes to shove? The reconquista anchor babies occupying our legislature here in CA have already made it very clear as to which side they are on. It’s not with America.

    It’s already happening!

  • Anonymous

    Living here in Az., there are area’s in our beautiful state that warn U.S. citizens they are in an unsafe area due to drug and human trafficking. Is this ridiculous or what? In our own country, we have to be warned of danger due to illegals coming here illegally! What the hell is this gvnmt thinking? Houston, we have a problem!

  • margaret

    “The US Attorney prosecuted these two Border Patrol Agents, while giving the Illegal Alien Immunity to testify against them. The Illegal Alien was then given millions in compensation, and had all of his medical expenses paid for. You just can’t make this junk up”

    A border patrol agent named Diaz has just been sentenced to 2 years in prison for jerking the arms of a handcuffed prisoner.

    The prisoner was arrested for illegal entry and carrying 75 pounds of marijuana in a backpack.

    Agent Diaz was tried in federal court, not county court for federal violation of civil rights laws. The United States attorney who prosecuted him was John Sutton, the same one who arrested and sentenced those agents you mentioned to 10 years in prison who shot a fleeing illegal drug smuggler.

    Agent Diaz’s wife, another border partol agent, was on Fox news.

    Being in law enforcement, she used the legal terms and arguments

    rather than being just a weeping wife.

    From what she said, US attorney Sutton manipulated and falsified the grand jury bill of indictment to get the case to court.

    I’m glad I’m not her, the feds are probably observing her night and day to set her up with some false charges. Ramos and Compean’s wives were able to campaign to get the agents pardoned.

    But if Diaz’s wife wants to keep her job she will not be able to

    campaign to get him pardoned.