Mexican drug gang uses car bomb for 1st time in deadly attack on federal police in border city
Published July 16, 2010
The Associated Press
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A drug cartel has used a car bomb for the first time in Mexico’s decades-long fight against traffickers, setting a deadly trap against federal police in a city across the border from Texas, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez said Friday.
Mayor Jose Reyes said federal police have confirmed to him that a car bomb was used in the attack that killed three people Thursday.
It was the first time a drug cartel has used a bomb to attack Mexican security forces, marking an escalation in the country’s already raging drug war.
Federal police and paramedics were lured to the scene by a phone call reporting that shots were fired at a major intersection and a municipal police officer lay wounded, Reyes told The Associated Press.
As the paramedics were working on the wounded man, a parked car exploded, he said.
In spite of the deadly threat of increasing violence at the border, our President and Attorney General are still pressing forward with their lawsuit against the state of Arizona. Now, the drug cartel is using car bombs! It is absolutely inexcusable!
The cartel knows that the Obama administration is not interested in stopping the chaos along the border. They know that the administration is just grandstanding and posturing for the sake of increasing their constituency among the Hispanic voters. It’s all politics with Obama.
America, we have just over 900 days until 2012. We have to keep the pressure on this administration to do the right thing because our existence hangs in the balance.