AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: BronyMedic: And nothing of value was lost.But now coke's gonna be slightly higher in price for awhile.Good thing I have a vending machine and a 7-11 near my house. Time to make a run on supplies.
The Ottoman: "Hours later, a clash registered on a site as Hamlet said Valentine, San Francisco, El Peten, Guatemala international alarms sounded, the one confirmed four dead, two of them aboard a luxury armored truck in which lies the corpse of a person with a physical resemblance to El Chapo Guzman. "Who the hell wrote this?
SquiggsIN: Someone else will step into the void created by this power vacuum.
WhyteRaven74: violentsalvation: I doubt the level of violence in Mexico will be affected, the quantity, purity and price of drugs reaching the US certainly won't be.Short term, probably right. Thing is, if he is dead, there's no a major power vacuum and it's not going to be filled peacefully. What's more any time spent in skirmishes trying to take his place is time not spent minding shop, which makes the odds of shipments and people being caught quite a lot greater.
Ayn Rand's Social Worker: The zetas probably did it, and will probably fill the vacuum. Those dudes are probably the scariest mofos on the planet, other than maybe Seal Team 6.Ex special forces, ex Gulf Cartel security force, now the most technologically advanced and brutal cartel in Central America. Chances are, the new government made a pact with the Zetas to take out the Sinaloa and Gulf, maybe give them their Guatemalan territory to get them focused out of Mexico.Scary stuff, wouldn't want to live anywhere near these dudes.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Zetas/end the war on drugs
TheJoe03: Isn't it great how none of the politicians ever really focus on how much of a clusterfark it is in Mexico and how much that affects us. The entire war down there is based not only on our drug use but our drug policy, but no one in Washington is talking about doing anything about it. Hard to talk about immigration from Latin America (which is what the whole immigration debate seems to be about for these guys, you hear little about Asian or European immigration) without talking about what is actually going on in Mexico and Latin America and how some of our policies have created them and how to change it.
doglover: BronyMedic: And nothing of value was lost.But now coke's gonna be slightly higher in price for awhile.
Bontesla: awshat: And here I was thinking we had another asteroid story. Then I thought that the US had decided to end their War on Drugs with an Executive Order legalizing all "soft" drugs - putting control of substance and taxation in the hand of the US Americans (as opposed to the non-US Americans).So what, do we expect Guzman's replacement to be kinder, gentler, softer? Is that what we got in North Korea? And, that's assuming the guy's dead.You've hit on my skepticism.Like any good drug lord - isn't Guzman more legend than man? Even his description takes on a mythic quality when you ask people: there are sightings and speculation.If I recall correctly - there were some journalists speculating that Guzman doesn't exist. He's like a boogeyman. Guzman was likely created by one or more top members of the cartel.
BronyMedic: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: BronyMedic: And nothing of value was lost.But now coke's gonna be slightly higher in price for awhile.Good thing I have a vending machine and a 7-11 near my house. Time to make a run on supplies.Be sure to pop those colas in your Home Vending Machine and make them Ice Cold. They restore an additional 12 HP that way.
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