Posted by DD material from Small Wars Journal
The new, 'James Bond-style' assassination is the new face of crime on Mexico's Pacific Coast, where cartel killers are murdering gang rivals in tourist areas - and escape from the beach on high powered jet skis to get away from police.
The latest such execution in broad daylight is the fourth to hit Acapulco this year. Acapulco is in the midst of its worst crime wave for a decade where there were 1,600 murders last year and already 684 in 2016 - or 12 a day.
Beachwear vendor Eduardo García, 46, bled out on the beach as the crowd and his family waited on the police to arrive on the scene. The Mexican police did not arrive for 70 minutes after the incident even though the police station was relatively close to crime scene. His family arrived at the scene before the police even though their home is 10 times farther from the murder scene than is the police station. Eduardo died in the arms of his family while they waited for help.
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Acapulco is in the midst of its worst crime wave for a decade. A large spate of murders in mid-February was blamed on Pope Francis' five-day visit to Mexico, when the majority of the military and federal police forces that normally guard the city, were removed to ensure the pontiff's safety.
More than 100 murders took place in Acapulco during those five days - and the town's municipal police force was left in charge.
'Ironically, there was a lot of blood while the pope was here talking about putting an end to it,' said Fransisco Robles, a local crime reporter who spends his evenings following the police radios to the latest crime scenes.
'It may look like paradise, but this place is hell,' says beach furniture rental manager Jaime, who came to Acapulco from Mexico City three years ago looking for a change of scene.
After nearly a month Eduardo's jet-ski killers remain on the loose, his family forgotten who held their dead father in their arms forgotten, and the brutal daily average of four homicides has rumbled on unabated.
Arturo Martinez from Iguala, where 43 students went missing at the hands of local police in 2014, had unwittingly allowed his brother to bury him in sand on the same spot where Eduardo had been gunned down a month before.
'It makes no difference to me,' he told MailOnline, smiling with his family for the camera. 'If you went around Acapulco terrified of every spot where a murder had happened you'd never leave your hotel room, or maybe you'd never even enter it.'
References for Bunker's tactical report:
 Alasdair Baverstock, “EXCLUSIVE Bloodbath on the beaches: The Mexican drug gangs riding on JET SKIS to blast victims in ‘James Bond-style’ executions in Acapulco where 12 murders take place every day.” Daily Mail. 26 February 2016, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3464121/Now-Mexico-drugs-...-James-Bond-style-execution-Acapulco-12-murders-DAY-648-year.html.
 Al Henkel and Elizabeth Chuck, “Cartels, Smugglers at Work: A Night on the U.S.-Mexico Border.”NBC News. 16 July 2014, http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/cartels-smugglers-work-night-u-s-mexico-border-n157426.
 Michael Sanchez, “Maritime Security: Fact or Fallacy? The View from Gibraltar.” CIMSEC. 19 November 2015, http://cimsec.org/maritime-security-fact-fallacy-view-gibraltar/19555.
 Rohan Gunaratna, “Maritime Terrorism: Future Threats and Responses.” Briefing to the International Research Group on Political Violence and Terrorism, Washington, DC., May 2001 and Gunaratna, “Suicide Terrorism in Sri Lanka and India,” p. 1. Cited by Bruce Hoffman, Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006, p. 331, Note 76.
 See the image of the captured and shot up jet ski at the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Haifa and the description in Hebrew related to it. Posted 08/03/2011 athttp://k38watersafety.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2964.
 Christian Gysin et al, “Horror on the beach: At least 15 Britons confirmed dead in Tunisian massacre as it emerges that ISIS gunman LAUGHED as he picked off his victims.” Daily Mail. 27 June 2015,http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3140454/Tourists-run-lives-Tunisian-beach-gunman-carries-attack-outside-hotel-packed-Britons.html.
Alasdair Baverstock In Acapulco For Mailonline