At least nine Americans killed in Mexican highway ambush

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So I'm keeping it simple. Either they were targeted by the Cartel or a case of mistaken identity. Me... I'm guessing they were the intended target.

The Cartel was somehow pissed off bad.

Maybe the Mormons have been making life difficult for the drug cartel? Honestly I kinda doubt that as the Cartel owns everyone down there. Who would you be loyal to? A local religious group from a foreign country or a drug Cartel who uses violence and death to achieve their goals? I doubt the Mormons have that kind of power down there to be a problem.

So... I'm wondering what the Mormons did to piss off the Cartel? @mibro mentioned the Mormons had dual citizenship. Any chance the Mormons were running drugs across the border. Or the Cartel saw them as perfect drug mules and demanded they run drugs? Or the Mormons screwed the Cartel on something similar? Now that'll get ya killed very publicly.

There's more to the story. This does not add up.
 

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So I'm keeping it simple. Either they were targeted by the Cartel or a case of mistaken identity. Me... I'm guessing they were the intended target.

The Cartel was somehow pissed off bad.

Maybe the Mormons have been making life difficult for the drug cartel? Honestly I kinda doubt that as the Cartel owns everyone down there. Who would you be loyal to? A local religious group from a foreign country or a drug Cartel who uses violence and death to achieve their goals? I doubt the Mormons have that kind of power down there to be a problem.

So... I'm wondering what the Mormons did to piss off the Cartel? @mibro mentioned the Mormons had dual citizenship. Any chance the Mormons were running drugs across the border. Or the Cartel saw them as perfect drug mules and demanded they run drugs? Or the Mormons screwed the Cartel on something similar? Now that'll get ya killed very publicly.

There's more to the story. This does not add up.
They've gotten in gunfights on several occasions and the mormons at least helped in arming the autodefenas and other anti cartel militia groups like them in southern mexico back in 2012ish. There is definitely no love lost between either group. So there's no doubt that the cartels would like to shoot up the mormons, however i dont see any real benefit to them making global headlines and drawing any more attention from the US govt than they already have.
 

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So I'm keeping it simple. Either they were targeted by the Cartel or a case of mistaken identity. Me... I'm guessing they were the intended target.

The Cartel was somehow pissed off bad.

Maybe the Mormons have been making life difficult for the drug cartel? Honestly I kinda doubt that as the Cartel owns everyone down there. Who would you be loyal to? A local religious group from a foreign country or a drug Cartel who uses violence and death to achieve their goals? I doubt the Mormons have that kind of power down there to be a problem.

So... I'm wondering what the Mormons did to piss off the Cartel? @mibro mentioned the Mormons had dual citizenship. Any chance the Mormons were running drugs across the border. Or the Cartel saw them as perfect drug mules and demanded they run drugs? Or the Mormons screwed the Cartel on something similar? Now that'll get ya killed very publicly.

There's more to the story. This does not add up.

When I first heard about this whole thing I thought it was some sort of mistaken identity thing.

Then I saw that Vice documentary - and I've heard more information about what went down during the attack - and now I think the Mormons did something to piss off the cartel. Given the cartel's behavior - it might not even have been that much. One of the descriptions of the incident said one of the women came out of her SUV after they started attacking - and they just shot her down. At that point - if it was a case of mistaken identity - you'd think somebody would go "oh shit - white woman - wrong people" and maybe break it off. But that's not what they did.

This could be about something like the cartel wanted the Mormons to grow pot for them or something (the Vice documentary shows one of them running a relatively large farm) - and the Mormons refused. So now they killed some of their women and kids. Maybe they figure if they kill off some women and kids the Mormons will freak and just leave. Then the cartel takes over all their land and grows drugs on it.
 

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Maybe they figure if they kill off some women and kids the Mormons will freak and just leave. Then the cartel takes over all their land and grows drugs on it.
Well if that's the plan, I hope the Mormons stored plenty of salt.
 

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Did you just say, ummm, white men bad?
Interestingly, the Puritans were primarily descended from Mongols, but AFTER the Mongols had spent hundred of years conquering Europe and mixing their bloodlines with the Caucasoids. If you look at the phenotypic traits, such as epicanthic folds, sino- or sundadonty and neoteny, the Puritans had more in common, genetically speaking, with the indigenous populations of southeast Asia.

Everything I typed above is BS. Yes, White man bad (along with all other varieties, though)
 
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