Sunday, March 15, 2009

Casualties of War

Oh, god, it just keeps getting uglier. Drug traffickers in Quintana Roo have apparently taken a bunch of American tourists hostage and, taking a page from the al Qaeda in Iraq playbook, they've paraded their trophies in front of the camera, forced them to spout propaganda and to assure their families they're being treated humanely. Watch if you must, but this one is not for the squeamish.




You just know there's a pile of empty Oxxo ice chests sitting right off camera.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

cleeearrrly photoshopped and over-dubbed! especially the consul lady whose mouth moves out of sync with the cleeeearrrly dubbed-in words!
Mexico must have thousands of factories making oxxo styrofoam coolers, all gearing up for spring break...
(beware beware beware! moo-ha-ha-ha or some other non-cow version of diabolical laughter)

Anonymous said...

mmm. Beef Jerkey

Joy said...

wait, did she pronounce it as: quintana row??? have i been pronouncing it incorrectly all these years as in "quintana rooooo is one of my favorite places in the world, minus the leathery-tan tourists."

Burro Hall said...

Yeah, she's correct. On the other hand, you're totally right about the leather-skin gringas.