Mexican cartels united against the Zetas are calling for the military to withdraw.
Reynosa, Tamaulipas - One of Mexico’s most violent drug Cartels “The Gulf Cartel” has turned against its former armed wing in the latest outburst of killings in the U.S. border to test President Felipe Calderon’s overstretched army crackdown.
In several states of Mexico, including Tamaulipas, have appeared banners directed toward the President of Mexico, Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa, where a group of people calling themselves "Cárteles de México Unidos contra los Zetas" or "Mexican Cartels United against the Zetas," are demanding that the military withdraw so they can do the work of cleaning the city.
The banner says that after eliminating the poison, the president can then return to do the Federal Government work.
The banners that appeared in various pedestrian bridges, in main intersections of the cities and at entrances of popular neighborhoods, the witting says the following:
"Mr. Felipe Calderón: With all due respect that you deserve stop helping us. The poison can only be fought with the same poison. Atte. Fusion of Mexican Cartels United Against the "Z." After we finish our work you can continue following us. WITDRAW THE MILITARY."These banners also appeared in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, where they have signed their name of Fusion Mexican Cartel United against the "Z."
Also in various states of Mexico like Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and others, it signals that these messages confirms that there is a union of drug cartels that has declared war against a group that for many years has been the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas and apparently is out of control.
At least five attacks took place in Nuevo Laredo and the state of Nuevo Leon over the weekend, led apparently by members of the Gulf cartel who allegedly drove from the Matamoros-Reynosa area in search of members of the Zetas, according to the U.S. intelligence official. Their convoy included 20 SUVs with the logo, “CDG [Gulf Cartel]” and “X” plastered on the backs of the vehicles to distinguish themselves from the Zetas. The vehicles carried an undetermined number of heavily armed men.
Using grenade launchers, they struck police installations that are known to be associated with the Zetas, according to accounts that couldn’t be independently confirmed by authorities in Mexico City.
The message on the banners clearly requests for the Mexican president to remove the military from the streets so that the union of cartels can eliminate the Zetas in a fight for control.
In essence the message also hints that the military not engage them until they eliminate the rival cartel, then the military can resume fighting them again. Things are volatile to say the least, hold on for a bumpy ride.
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Zetas and the Gulf Cartel for the first time in its history are divided and that can have consequences throughout the country by new alliances with other cartels.
Both organizations, operating as one, as a company of hired killers, respectively, were split three weeks ago by the murder of Victor Peña Mendoza Reynosa, El Concord 3.