Monday, September 20th, 2010
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Juarez Paper: What Do We Have To Do To Have You Stop Murdering Us?

Screen shot 2010-09-20 at 10.15.58 AMEl Diario de Juarez's front-page op-ed yesterday is a frank plea to the real rulers of Mexico: the drug cartels. "The state as protector of the rights of citizens, and thus, of the media, has been absent," they write-so, in light of the murder of reporters in Mexico, and the inability of the government to do anything about it, the paper wonders: would the leaders of the cartels like the paper to cease reporting? "Even in war there are rules. And in any conflagration there protocols or guarantees to the warring sides, to safeguard the integrity of the journalists covering them. So we reiterate, gentlemen of the various drug trafficking organizations: explain to us what you want to not have to pay you tribute with the lives of our comrades."

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Any thoughts on Maureen Dowd would also be appreciated.

flossy (#1,402)

"We'll consider not killing you, but *she* is a lost cause, sorry."

barnhouse (#1,326)

Horrible. Might it help any when weed is legalized in California? Pity we can't legalize all the recreational drugs at once and manufacture domestically.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

That would be the end of Mexico.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Not necessarily. The cartels would probably transition towards more coke and he-ro'on.

flossy (#1,402)

"You can start by sending over at least a few free samples of the Rodarte/Juarez make-up line, you cheap bastards."

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Our articles on Mexico situation should deal more with what we can do about it here: get that job creation going so we can buy more party drugs.

Smitros (#5,315)

Unfortunately, I am starting to wonder if the violence is in a nihilistic stage of feeding on itself, with plenty of opportunities for sociopathy. This can't go on forever, but it can go for quite a while.

Cory Martin (#7,524)

Wired just had a posted a story about the LRA in Congo devolving into murderous, roving gangs. I know the drug money is at the top of the whole mess, but it does seem like murder for the sake of murder is the order of the day.

Everyone just needs to go cold turkey all at once.

SeanP (#4,058)

Not me. I'm going cold turkey gradually.

Just as long as you do it at the same time as everyone else

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