News Flash: Drug Cartel in Mexico

This is simply one of those things I just can’t keep to myself.  While it does involve a bit of “she said, she said” I still believe it’s credible and wanted to pass it along to all of you.  As a forewarning, this issue may be considered disturbing by many, so you may want to wait to read this message on a blasé day.

Yesterday, (March 11, 2009) I went to get my nails done.  As soon as I walked in, Heather, the gal who has done my nails for nearly three years, got a call on her cell.  Seeing Heather regularly over the last couple of years has allowed me to meet and come to know her family and even friends of the family.  When Heather looked who was calling, she noticed it was her daughter, then apologized to me for the delay and took the call, while she readied herself for our appointment.  As I waited patiently, I could easily hear her side of the conversation.



“Are you SERIOUS?!

“Why isn’t this on the news here?!

“OK.  Just calm down.  There’s nothing we can do about it from here.  I’m so sorry!

“No. It’s not even on the news here.  I’ve seen no coverage of this.”

The conversation was brief, but clearly disturbing.  When she got off the phone she shared the conversation with me.  Keep in mind that after three years of doing business with her, Heather knows me and my firm beliefs.  (After all, what else is there to do while you’re getting your nails done but talk, right?)

The Story the News is Not Telling You DOES Affect Your Life


Heather’s daughter’s best friend is from Mexico, who I’ve met on several occasions at Heather’s.  Part of her family is here legally in the U.S. while a great many more are in Mexico.  Apparently her Mexican friend had just recently spoken with her family in Mexico.  They conveyed to her some atrocious facts that have serious bearing here in the U.S.  Heather’s daughter was clearly shaken up by a recent conversation she had with her Mexican friend which was relayed to Heather.  

The drug cartel are attempting to take over the Mexican government…all of it.  They are on the run throughout parts of the country and are intent on their design, senselessly killing Mexican citizens in their wake.  Entire small cities have been completely abandoned as many have left their homes and fled in hopes to find safety from the power-crazed drug cartel.  Along the path of flight from these cities are piles of decapitated bodies.

border-influxHere are some of the ramifications of these atrocities.  As you know, illegal immigrants have become more flagrant in their attempts to enter our nation.  With the drug cartel’s actions to compel them, obviously fear will spread throughout areas of Mexico.  Our borders are not prepared to handle or defend against a mass exodus of fearful Mexican citizens.  If sufficient communication is conducted between the U.S. and Mexico government officials prior to a completed coup, I suspect that our nation may even intend to permit a massive flight of Mexican citizens across our borders.  If that were the case, how do we differentiate between the innocent citizens trying to flee for safety, albeit illegally, and the blood-thirsty members of the drug cartel?  If the cartel successfully takes over the Mexican government, what kind of international neighbor will we have on our hands?  I don’t know about you, but it makes me very concerned to think we may have a tyrant for a next door neighbor who has committed Nazi-like atrocities on its own citizens. 

mexico-drug-warWhile I was able to find one piece of news on the 11th of March about the “improving drug cartel crack down in Mexico,” the article stated that “90 percent of the killings in Mexico are drug related.”  This would have you believe that only “bad guys” are being killed.  Bad guys, even in Mexico, don’t get decapitated by officials, folks, and they certainly aren’t left in piles on deserted city streets.  This is certainly NOT the report being conveyed by citizens of Mexico seeing it first-hand.  Innocent citizens in the vicinity of the attempted coup efforts are indeed suffering heinous deaths.  These violent gangs are apparently increasing in their level of–and demographic spread of—sheer violence.  In Arizona, kidnappings at the hands of Mexican drug cartel members have increased significantly in the first part of this year along with the number of all-out assaults on the U.S. border.  In Mexico, reports show that twice as many deaths have already occurred in the first 8 weeks of 2009, compared to the same time last year, with over 1,000 deaths reported.  Some of the decapitations are reported in the cities on the U.S. / Mexican border like Tijuana and Juarez and surrounding cities.  A small online newspaper reports that a note attached to a pile of decapitated bodies said, “For each one of mine you kill, I will kill 10 of your soldiers.”  The beheadings were also accompanied by serious mutilation of the bodies.  

Considering that Mexico has an agreement (albeit highly unconstitutional) with the U.S. government to use Mexican forces on American soil to aid in anticipated massive civil unrest and the event of the declaration of martial law, this is even more frightening in my opinion.  These “aiding military” members could be corrupted officials by the drug cartel, or could be the cartel members personally.

I’m also concerned about a potential mass exodus (illegal or not) and an escalation of violence in our neighborhoods here as a result.  At present, over 60% of all violent crimes are committed in the U.S. at the hands of illegal immigrants.  Over 90% of all criminal shootings throughout our nation are committed with a weapon illegally imported into our nation from Mexico!

cocaineOver 90% of the cocaine in the U.S. comes from the Mexican drug cartel.  90%!  This means that the drug cartel has been alive and well within our own borders for some time, and with the financial pinch they are feeling from heightened attempted crack-downs by their government—as indicated by fighting in a never-before-seen manner in Mexico—you have to believe it’s going to affect you here as well.  The drug cartel is clearly becoming more desperate and brazen.

So, what is my point in telling you all of this? It is not to make you afraid.  It is to make you aware and thoughtful of the consequences of the violence in Mexico and its effect within America.  A crisis of significant proportions can be at our doors much sooner than you think.  So here’s the question: are you ready for it?  Do you have appropriate food, water, and medical supplies should your normal way of life be interrupted by chaos or other unexpected events?  And most importantly—DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF?  If you have martial arts training, great, but that’s simply not going to help you in a street fight or a violent domestic break in.  Women especially, since they are the top of a criminal’s list of easy targets, MUST learn how to protect themselves and not rely on someone else to do so. That requires women to become familiar and skillful in the use of a firearm.  Such a tool is the only appropriate equalizer against the level of violence that the Mexican drug cartel is willing to wield to get what they want.  Your peace of mind and safety can no longer afford to be the result of your perceived environment.  It is the result of the environment of safety you proactively create for yourself.  If you have not fortified that environment with the skills and mindset that will better protect you, then you will not have the peace of mind you seek.  Simply having fired a gun out in the field or on a gun range doesn’t cut it either.  It’s important that you take the acquisition of such a skill just as seriously as you would a babysitter for your children.  Get expert training that you can use in a real-life situation which will undoubtedly involve an emotionally climatic situation.  Contrary to some common notions, preparing yourself to fight such a battle doesn’t give you nightmares; it gives you peace—peace, knowing that if the time did come for you to use such skills, you’re going to know exactly what to do and how to do it in order to protect you, your family, and, if necessary, your community.


To your peace and safety,

Kellene Bishop


Copyright 2009 Kellene Bishop. All rights reserved.
You are welcome to repost this information so long as it is credited to Kellene Bishop.  

13 Responses

  1. KELLENE: You mentioned not being able to read Barbers Picture in Toronto City Hall..??

    I’ll send you one of the decals if you send a snail mail, as i’ve been giving them out for years now.


    Med Crotteau

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  2. “Over 90% of all criminal shootings throughout our nation are committed with a weapon that was illegally imported into our nation from Mexico!”

    I would like to know where that info comes from, do you have a source? the media would have you believe that 90% of the guns captured in Mexico come from the US…

    • ALL of our information is gleaned through extensive research on each topic.
      We use statistics put out by the news media itself as well. We never publish a statistic without it being backed by a news source, FBI statistics, or formal research study–which are required to research and compile all of their statistics.

      “The 90% of guns which Mexico possesses come from the U.S.” may or may not be accurate, but its context is important to understand. If the guns are going into Mexico from the U.S. then they would do so under certain agreements which would preclude them from being used here in the U.S.
      against us. Thus the Mexican drug cartel has to commit yet another illegal act to bring them here into the U.S. in the first place. The question that the media should be asking is how are is the drug cartel getting a hold of guns that we ship into the U.S. so easily? I believe it’s because the drug cartel and Mexican government officials work more closely together than we would like to believe. At the very least there is an extreme amount of law enforcement/government corruption that makes this possible.

      If the guns in Mexico are coming so abundantly from the U.S. it does not change the statistic that Over 90% of all criminal shootings throughout our nation are committed with a weapon that was illegally imported into our nation from Mexico!”

  3. At present, over 60% of all violent crimes are committed in the U.S. at the hands of illegal immigrants. Over 90% of all criminal shootings throughout our nation are committed with a weapon that was illegally imported into our nation from Mexico!Over 90% of the cocaine in the U.S. comes from the Mexican drug cartel. 90%!

    Can you tell us where these statistics came from? A source? I would love to use this, but without a source, no one will accept it as truth.

    • Divemedic, please see our previous post on this same question. While I have debated whether or not to post my research sources, I have opted not to up to this point simply because there would be me another entire page just in research notes alone and I didn’t want to dissuade individuals from reading the core message due to the length of the message. I may rethink that in the near future however. I can tell you that this information is widely available on the FBI’s own sites, as well as in previous media articles.

  4. The FBI doesn’t keep statistics on crime committed by illegal aliens. As much as I think illegals are a real problem, making up statistics to support a position will only hurt us in the long run. When a person refuses to post a source, it leads me to believe that they are lying.

  5. You are absolutely right. Neither the FBI nor ICE tracks violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants—which sounds fishy to us in and of itself. However they DO study the U.S. prisons and the make up thereof through the Government Accountability Office. The GAO reports provide a great deal of information on the number of crimes committed by illegal immigrants as garnered through their studies of those we have in the prisons. What this means is that the statistics we have are actually conservative because they are comprised primarily from those we actually have incarcerated, and there are many, many more that are not apprehended.

    If you will reread my comment on this post, you will note that I did not state that we got our criminal illegal immigrant activity from the FBI. Although the FBI did provide the statistic of the 5,500 crimes per day being avoided by the presence of a firearm—of which I clearly noted in the article. However, since our Federal Government is not thoroughly investigating these crimes, others are definitely stepping up to the plate and producing information from prisons, local courthouses, police arrest reports etc. This work is funded primarily by special interest groups such as AAA Foundation for Traffic Study, Violent Crimes Institute of Atlanta, ESR Research Economic Consultants, and even a politician or two such as Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. There are countless white papers being circulated as well by college research teams and a noted special report by Peter Wagner called “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration.” You can also view the archives in your local library of articles from USA Today. Prior to calling people a liar, perhaps you could do some of your own homework. Your name calling doesn’t do anyone’s cause justice, including yours.

    One thing you should also know is that the FBI receives a great deal of their information as it is reported to them BY local police departments. Many of the local police departments DO make note of immigration status and it is in the majority of their reports as well. Also, you will find that the FBI does co-sponsor a report created by INS each quarter and this report does address crimes involving “undocumented immigrants.”

    You can also search for additional information on a variety of illegal immigration statistics.

  6. But wait, I thought the war on drugs was stopping this problem, and we had full support of Calderone…

    But I also noted that in Mexico, it’s illegal to have any weapon over .32 caliber too…

    What’s even more interesting is Mexico’s and some other south american countries laws on illegals and how much different they are then ours, in fact some would say brutally different.

    One should also look up Aztland.

    • You know, that’s a really interesting point–bringing up the “gun ban” issue in a country where it’s clearly having no affect on the safety of its citizens.

  7. “Entire small cities have been completely abandoned as many have left their homes and fled in hopes to find safety from the power-crazed drug cartel.”

    I have a friend who is very interested in confirming this portion of the story. Can you give me a few names of some of these towns so I can pass them onto him? He does missionary work south of the border and I am concerned for his safety. I fear he will not take your warning seriously unless he can verify some of the details.

    Please don’t read my words as an upstart challenge complete with a a side order of attitude. It is not. Is is an honest request. Please.

    • I will send an e-mail to my girlfriend at the salon and see if she can find out. I haven’t seen her in a while so I wasn’t able to do a follow-up conversation since then.

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