Stoned to death… in Mexico?

A startling story on the Mexican drug war violence:
Small-town mayor stoned to death in western Mexico

A small-town mayor and an aide were found stoned to death Monday in a drug-plagued western state, the fifth city leader to be slain in Mexico since mid-August.

Michoacan state Attorney General Jesus Montejano said the bodies of Tancitaro Mayor Gustavo Sanchez and city adviser Rafael Equihua were discovered in a pickup truck abandoned on a dirt road near the city of Uruapan.

Montejano’s spokesman, Jonathan Arredondo, said initially that the victims were hacked to death with a machete, but the attorney general said they were killed with stones.

Vlad Tepes first brought this story to my attention; the method of killing brings to mind Iranian stonings.

In any case, the fact remains that border security is national security – a point that I have made time and time again in my podcasts and posts at this blog and elsewhere.

John Hinderaker is as puzzled as I when it comes to the general public (emphasis added),

The situation in Mexico is a disaster, and one that directly threatens our national security. For reasons that I don’t understand, most Americans don’t seem to care, and the Obama administration reflects that apathy. Mexico makes Iraq look like Switzerland. Iraq is, I think, important to our security, but Mexico is much more so. I don’t know what the solution is–other than the obvious, a massive application of police/military force to kill the criminals–but at a minimum, we should take notice.

Indeed.

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