U.S. anti-kidnap expert kidnapped in Mexico
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican gunmen have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant who negotiated the release of dozens of kidnap victims in Latin America.
Gunmen abducted Felix Batista outside a restaurant last Wednesday in the relatively safe northern industrial city of Saltillo in Coahuila state, Mexican authorities and his employer, security consultancy ASI Global, said on Monday.
Batista, a Miami-based Cuban American credited with negotiating the release of victims abducted by Colombian rebels, was snatched after he stepped outside the restaurant, answering a call on his cellular phone, Mexican media said.
Hundreds of people are kidnapped in Mexico every year and the number of victims has increased sharply as drug gangs, under pressure from President Felipe Calderon's army-backed crackdown, seek new revenues to fund their operations.
More than 5,300 people have been killed in drug violence across Mexico this year as cartels fight each other over smuggling routes to the United States and clash with Mexican security forces seeking to restore security.
The above ceases to be amusing when you consider that there is, essentially, no longer a border dividing the U.S. from Mexico.
Add to that the increasing number of third-worlders already inside the fortress.
When all the world is Third-world there is no civilization from which to base counter operations of any kind.
Good men will continue to "White Flight" to an increasingly smaller and tenuously secure Helm's Deep amongst a sea of ever growing numbers of Orcs...