So, I absolutely love watching shows on true crime. I watch them all. Forensics Files. Cold Case Files. City Confidential. Snapped. All that stuff. So, no surprise, I am addicted to a show called Gangland. I love seeing these morons get big quick and how stupid they are just before they get caught. Well, that all ended today. I just watched an episode about a gang from Mexico that is active in and around Laredo, Tx. Los Zetas This gang is a MUCH more pressing issue to the safety of the American people than anyone else at this time, I personally believe. They go back and forth across the border, pretty much at will, and their idea of a "warning" to back off, is a group of military trained hitmen sent to your house to kill you and everyone you love. That's a "warning". This drug cartel hired soldiers of the Mexican army that were trained at Fort Benning by the US Special Forces back at the start of the war on drugs during the Reagan Administration. No surprise, the cartel pays A LOT better. They train their "recruits" in weapons, tactics, surveillence, counter intel, interrogation, ambushes, all sorts of crazy stuff. Now, if you cross the Crips, or the Bloods, or the Hell's Angels, you might catch a beatdown, or perhaps a drive by. You cross Los Zetas and they will kill everyone you love and then take you, alive, to a secure place, put you in a 55 gallon drum, cover you in diesel fuel and burn you alive!! These guys are organized, they are ruthless, they are richer than almost any single source in the Northern Hemisphere and they will stop at nothing to get you. They sent a hit squad across the border into Texas to kill an entire family of a guy who was merely looking for his missing step daughter, who was rumored to be kidnapped and given as a "gift" to the local Los Zeta leader in some jerk water town across the border by the Federales. You want to know who is causing all the dead bodies in the Border War - I would wage dollars to doughnuts it's these crazy M'Fers..... Oh yeah, and they talked about their weapons. They don't buy them at gun shows in the US. They buy them by the CASE LOAD from South American and other sources on the black market. No semi-auto AR's in their arsenal. Everything was top of the line, hard core killer kit. One hit = over 78 empty shell cases on the ground around a vehicle that got hit by a two stage ambush at a stop light. I am going to go hug my AR now and load a few extra mags..... Just in case.