Video — Mexican Marines Using Mini-guns Against Cartels

Since El Chapo has been transferred to US custody, a power vacuum has opened up in some Cartel organizations. As clearly as I can tell, open warfare has erupted between Chapo’s kids and some senior cartel members.

So what? Right?

Well…this open warfare has turned some areas of this Mexican city into a battlefield. Filled with 50 BMG rifles, belt-fed weapons, and armored vehicles. So…it’s really turned into huge rolling gun battles. In these civilian filled urban areas. With lots of people being killed. Lots. It’s a huge mess.

The Mexican Federal government has been ignoring calls for help from the civilians. The local Mexican Army units stationed in the area have either chosen to sit the fight out (corrupt) or have been ordered by the Federal Government to stand down (corrupt).

So how did Mexican Government mini-guns end up in the fight? Simple. The commander of a Mexican Marine unit heard the pleas for help and said, “Fuck it. We’re going”. So without any permission from civilian masters, or ignoring orders to stand down, The Mexican Marines loaded up their helos and trucks and drove to the sound of the guns.

Yes, The Mexican Marines are operating independently to fight cartels and protect civilians. As they have always done. IMO, the Mexican Marines are the ONLY legit, not corrupted military force in Mexico. And they are personally responsible for the capture of El Chapo. Both times.

I have been working in Mexico on and off since the early 1990’s. Our regular readers are aware that that we know quite a bit about how that country really works and what is coming. Here’s a hint. Does what I just described sound like a functioning country or a failed narco-state?

Either way, the Mexican Marines are winning this small fight.



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  • Fred

    this will be our country if the guns are ever taken away from the average person… i feel for the Mexican people. but they can not own a gun to put a stop to this crap. its pretty hard to stand up to a cartel or corrupt government with a machete..

    • MickeyG

      Well said Fred !

    • Couple of points. The gun grab wave in the US has hit its crest and is receding. Taking people’s guns in “Real America” would lead to open insurrection.

      People in Mexico “can” own guns. Legally even. There is ONE gun store on a military base in Mexico City. It takes a lot of paperwork and process to be allowed to buy from there.

      Mexico is a non-failed Narco-State. The non-failed part is important so cartels can move money internationally. Mexico is one of the world’s largest money laundering operations.


      • Mikial

        Correct me if I am mistaken, but I think that one store also has a caliber restriction of .380 on handguns sold to civilians. On the other hand, I agree with you on the current recession of gun grabber fortunes. Let’s hope the trend continues, because there is little doubt there would be an armed insurrection if the Liberals ever managed to pass a national confiscation law like Australia and South Africa did.

        • I can’t specifically say what Mexico has in place caliber wise. But as a general rule, it is not uncommon for there to be restrictions on owning “military arms” and / or “military calibers”. I believe it is for that reason the Colt 1911’s in 38 Super were very popular in Mexico.

          Off the top of my head, I seem to recall Italy had a similar no military caliber rule that artificially inflated the popularity of the 40S&W in that country as well. —Marky

          • Brennen Munro

            There are several EU countries with the same kind of idiot laws concerning military calibers.

  • James Dallas Teel II

    We should have never given the country back, but then that really would have made us imperialists.

    • John Smith ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ˢᵘᵖᵖᵒʳᵗᵉʳ

      Mexicans are trying to take back what we kept and made prosperous, as though they would’ve done the same with it. Mexico has plenty of resources still and they’re a failure because of their culture, not a lack of resources.

      • Mexico has a lot of natural resources and borders the world’s largest economy.

        But isn’t even a second world country or economy.



    • We never occupied Mexico in total to give it back to begin with.

      For the record, the US did flirt with some imperialist slashed colonial concepts in the early 1900s late 1800s.

      Specifically the Spanish-American war. We were in emerging power, but all the “colonies” had already been taken by the European nations. That was one of the political concerns at the time. There was no more colonial territory left to grab.

      That may seem very odd to modern readers today. But is a historical fact.

      The Spanish-American war enabled us to take the Philippines. And we absolutely are in the Philippines as a colony for 40 years.


  • BigMike57

    Speaking of resistance, do you have any thoughts or points on the vigilante dudes who, if I recall correctly, were basically deputized by the Mexican government because they had a ton of weapons and fought back the Narcos in their particular region? I haven’t seen much about them in some time…

    • I don’t believe they were “deputized”. But the narco violence is getting so out of control, that the government is losing it’s ability to prosecute vigilante based arms and behaviors. Very similar to Colombia in the 1990’s.


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