11.000 people will die in the drug war in Mexico this year. The official figure from Afghanistan is 6.800.
President Felipe Calderon insisted Friday that few innocent civilians have fallen victim to Mexico’s bloody drug war, saying nearly all those killed are people tied to cartels wrestling for power.
Speaking during a tourism conference, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said criminals constitute more than 90 percent of drug war’s death toll. In just over three years, the total number of deaths are 23,000.
Calderon said police officers and soldiers make up less than five percent of deaths and bystanders or other innocents even less.
“But even so, my friends, I recognize that it’s a real problem,” Calderon said of the drug violence.
“We are fighting it with firmness and we are making progress with our goal,” he added.
This year alone as many as 11.000 will loose their life in the war in Mexico. That is above the expected deaths of 6.800 this year in Afghanistan. The numbers from Afghanistan is fluid, in particular in regards to the number of killed Taliban fighters.
Source: The Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
The war in Mexico is on the border of the USA. Catholic Mexico seems to be less than blessed by the “holy Madonna”, since more people are dying there than in the “war on terror”.
That a Catholic country erupt into violence, is not a unique situation. Fascism it self came out of Catholic countries like Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Behold. Things are bad. They will surely get much worser before Jesus returns.
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.