Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mexico's Davy Crockett: Don Alejo's Last Stand

Don Alejo's Stand
Investor's Business Daily
November 23, 2010

Border War:  Another rancher on the Mexican border was killed this week, this one refusing to bow to cartel orders to abandon his land.  Unlike many, he went down fighting.  Somewhere, Davy Crocket is smiling.

Don Alejo Garza Tamen, 77, may be the first instance of a nation's push-back against the monstrous cartels that are challenging the very existence of the Mexican state.

Like the Tianamen protestor who stood in front of the Chinese tank, his defiance of evil came at great cost.  And to draw an even closer, if imperfect and ironic, parallel, his courage has the resonance of Davy Crockett and the Texas patriots who fought for freedom against impossible odds at the Alamo in 1836.
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Also see:
Mexican Marines Reconstruct the Death of Don Alejo Garza

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