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"Seven killed in Mexican Independence Day attack; More than 100 injured; cartel thugs suspected" by Julie Watson, Associated Press | September 17, 2008
MEXICO CITY - Suspected cartel thugs threw two grenades into a crowd of thousands of Independence Day revelers, killing seven and injuring more than 100 in a terrorist attack that seriously ramps up Mexico's drug war.
The attack was, for Mexico, the rough equivalent of a domestic terrorist hit on a July Fourth parade in Texas, and President Felipe Calderon acted quickly yesterday. In a nationally televised address, he urged citizens not to be afraid, and pledged an immediate military response.
"These illegal acts were clearly attacking our national security, committed by true traitors who have no respect for others or for the country," said Calderon. "Those who believe they can use fear to hold our society hostage and immobilize us, are mistaken. . . . They are doomed to fail."
That is SOOOOO 9/11!!!!!
Since taking office in 2006, Calderon has dispatched more than 25,000 soldiers to confront the cartels that bring marijuana and cocaine into the United States, and the cartels have responded fiercely, unleashing daytime shoot-outs, assassinations, beheadings, and massacres.
Michoacan Governor Leonel Godoy, who was leading the ceremonies, was unhurt. He said witnesses saw a heavyset man in black throw one of the grenades and beg forgiveness for what he had done. But he provided no more details, and there were no immediate claims of responsibility.
Uh-oh. Why am I smelling a FALSE-FLAG OPERATION?
The attack targeted a cherished tradition that brings millions of Mexicans together in public plazas each year, and cast an immediate pall over yesterday's Sept. 16 parades, held in cities and towns across the nation to celebrate the 1810 start of Mexico's 10-year war of independence from Spain.
And CUI BONO?
Calderon also appealed to Mexicans' patriotism against the cartel threat. "The Mexican people, especially on this important date, should remain united in the face of those who want to divide us," the president said.
Morelia remained under heavy guard, with soldiers and federal, state, and local police manning checkpoints on surrounding highways. Authorities have made no arrests.
The state prosecutor's office identified the explosives as fragmentation grenades, illegal in Mexico.
Then it is the MOSSAD, isn't it?
Civil protection officials said the death toll stood at seven people yesterday, and 75 of the injured were hospitalized. The attack comes only days after 24 bodies were found bound and killed execution-style in a rural area outside Mexico City in one of the largest massacres in recent history.
And CUI BONO?