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Friday, December 25, 2009

Fighting Evil always has a price

In the Battle with Evil for Justice there is always a price to be paid. Sometimes it is small, other times the price is horrorific. I think we as Americans take our imperfect institutions of Justice, Fairness and Openness for granted because so few of us outside the military have ever sacrificed anything for them. Rather we bitch and whine and find the little problems of life overwhelming. The war on drugs is really a war with greed and mercilessness as this family has and the world now knows in such a visceral sense and in a way I hope my family will never know.

Our prayers are with these new victims and for all the men who did the right thing and their families that are now at risk for it.

Mexican Marine's Family Murdered in Suspected Revenge

Just hours after the funeral of a special forces marine, gunmen murdered the marine's family in what Mexican police suspect was a revenge attack.  Melquisedet Angulo was fatally injured when he took part in a raid that killed notorious drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva and five bodyguards last week.  Local authorities say the assailants broke the door down with a sledgehammer and sprayed the family with bullets in the living room and bedrooms.  The murder of Angulo's mother, sister, brother, and aunt was condemned by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

[Felipe Calderon, Mexican President]:  "These reprehensible events are a display of the lack of scruples with which organized crime operates, preying on innocent people. This only spurs us to redouble our efforts to root out such a singular cancer from our social life."

Despite the deployment of 49,000 troops across Mexico, killings by drug gangs have soared into the thousands.  Mexican soldiers usually wear masks during drug operations to keep their identities secret.
But Angulo was named and lauded as a hero by the Mexican navy, making his family an identifiable target.
Source: http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_sa/2009-12-24/726125620330.html

Psalm 10:15
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.

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