By Richard N. Baldwin T. /HispanicVista.com
Shortly after my prior column, An Exit Strategy From A Never Ending War, went to press, a good deal of reporting on the México vs. Drug War situation hit the Mexican press.
Keep in mind that that this is an opinion column and I am not a reporter (reporting on drug war issues can be dangerous in México). I do not mention names or the names of the drug cartels involved. My mama didn’t raise any fools.
Much of the reporting is concerned with the “Zetas”, (Los Zetas) who are a heavily armed and well trained paramilitary group that was originally formed from deserters from the Mexican army. Unlike your standard “enforcers” in this conflict, these people know their business. In addition, they are armed with the latest weapons and technology. In fact, they are armed better than any of the police forces in México and probably as good as the Mexican army. This includes such arms as AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, 50mm machine guns, grenade launchers, ground-to-air missiles and even helicopters. They are highly motivated and are known to have few limits for violence.