[DailyWire] The CEO of a German media giant had a very pointed message for employees who complained that the company raised the Israeli flag outside their offices to show solidarity with the Jewish people and Israel as anti-Semitic demonstrations unfolded last month, saying that they should find new jobs.
The remarks by Axel Springer SE CEO Mathias Döpfner were made during a meeting last Thursday for the company’s 16,000 employees where he addressed complaints from some employees that the company had raised an Israeli flag outside company headquarters in Berlin.
“I think, and I’m being very frank with you, a person who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after anti-Semitic demonstrations, should look for a new job,” Döpfner said. “After these weeks of terrible antisemitic demonstrations, we at our building headquarters raised next to the European flag, and the German flag, [and] the Berlin flag, said let’s raise for 1 week the Israeli flag as a gesture of solidarity. We do not accept this kind of aggressive anti-Semitic movements.”
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Berlin-based Axel Springer is the largest digital publisher in Europe, which owns Bild, Die Welt, Business Insider, Politico Europe and many other news brands, as well as Israel’s largest classified ads website, Yad2. …
Axel Springer put the Israeli flag up in front of its headquarters in May, following antisemitic displays at pro-Palestinian demonstrations across Germany, including marches to synagogues, shouting slogans against Jews, attacks on Jewish institutions and the burning of Israeli flags.
Döpfner reportedly said that some people did not want to work for the company if the company flew the Israeli flag and that those people did “not fit the company and its values.”
Axel Springer was founded post-WWII in 1946 in the western German city of Hamburg. The company’s top-5 “Essentials” includes standing up for the Jewish people and Israel’s right to exist.
The company’s top-5 Essentials include:
We stand up for freedom, the rule of law, democracy and a united Europe.
We support the Jewish people and the right of the State of Israel to exist.
We support the transatlantic alliance between the United States of America and Europe.
We are committed to a free and social market economy.
We reject political and religious extremism and any kind of racism and sexual discrimination.
Anti-Semitic demonstrations and attacks on Jews skyrocketed last month after Israel repeatedly defended itself from Palestinian terrorist attacks from Gaza. Palestinian terrorists fired thousands of rockets at Israel and Israel responded by devastating terrorist infrastructure, including over 60 miles of underground tunnels, inside Gaza. Israel also said it killed more than two hundred terrorists. Out of the estimated 4,350 rockets fired at Israel, approximately 650 fell inside Gaza and Israel’s Iron Dome intercepted roughly 90% of the remaining rockets.
[Washington Examiner] The number of police officers intentionally rammed by vehicles, killed by gunfire, or stabbed to death has increased over 40% throughout the first six months of 2021 compared to last year as crime in major cities in the United States continues to rise, a review by the Washington Examiner found.
A total of 38 law enforcement personnel have been killed so far this year, equating to a 41% increase compared to data from 2020, according to tabulations made by the Officer Down Memorial Page. By June 19 of last year, 27 officers were pronounced dead in circumstances considered homicides out of a total of 50 who died in a similar fashion throughout 2020 as a whole.
In 2019, 24 officers were killed in the same frame, equating to a 58% increase this year, while in 2018, 33 were killed in a similar fashion, a 15% jump. In 2017, 27 were killed, a 41% increase, and in 2016, only 22 were pronounced dead in circumstances considered homicides, equating to a 73% uptick in 2021.
In total, 58 policemen were killed in 2019, 59 were pronounced dead in circumstances considered homicides in 2018, 54 were killed intentionally in 2017, and 72 were killed in all of 2016.
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Totally racist. Pointing out that a certain demographic is over-represented when it comes to criming and murder only perpetuates stereotypes that said demographic commits a lot of crimes and murder.
[Garowe] The republic of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... has been dragged into Somalia's internal politics, with opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame now claiming Ankara is directly responsible for problems bedeviling the Horn of Africa nation.
If Turkey were not there, it could not have been their fault. They are there, therefore it must be their fault — the same logic the Saudis use about foreigners in car accidents.
Turkey is a major development, financial, and security partner of Somalia, a relationship that has lasted for almost a decade, even as the country struggles to fight violent mostly peaceful extremism among other challenges. Some of the projects Turkey is taking part in include the improvement of roads and hospitals in Somalia.
But it's the training of Haramcad police and the GorGor troops that has often caused rifts in the country, with the opposition accusing President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo of "misusing" the soldiers for political expediency. They are accused of targeting opposition leaders in the crackdown.
In Mogadishu, Turkey has one of the largest overseas military training schools, which targets recruitment and training of Gor Gor special forces. But Abdishakur believes Turkey uses the opportunity to train and provide weapons that are wrongly used.
Turkey must help Somalia responsibly. It is not acceptable to train and provide weapons to soldiers who contribute to the insecurity and repression of the opposition," he told Garowe Online during Twitter Space conversation, Saturday dubbed "Democratization and state-building".
Ankara has massively invested in Somalia in a move that has seen equal competition from Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... and United Arab Emirates [UAE]. Even in recent weeks, the Ottoman Turkish convoys have often been targeted by al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... , which seeks to overthrow the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration.
While acknowledging Somalia's problems are enormous, Abdirahman Abdishakur however, blamed outgoing President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo for focusing on "non-issues" with an aim of protecting his stay in power albeit in short term.
"In any case, no president can solve Somalia's problems in four years, but he can work to make it better," he said, adding that: "Farmaajo wasted time in crushing his critics and the Federal States in Somalia, and that's is what kept him busy from the war on al-Shabaab."
For a long time, Farmajo has been accused of using security forces for his personal benefits. Ironically, in most of his speeches, the president has often asked security forces to adhere to their constitutional obligations in protecting the nation and its interests.
Ottoman Turkish-trained Gor Gor commandos and Haramcad police are often dragged to the country's internal politics like the operation in Gedo and raiding of opposition leaders' residences in Mogadishu. Recently, a fallout in the army almost plunged the country into civil war after Farmajo's attempts to extend his term.
But Abdishakur suggests that "The power to appoint and replace heads of the security agencies in Somalia should not reside with the president." Across the world, security is a national government function.
"The goodness and strangeness of the army forces are not measured by the weapons and uniforms they carry, but by their independence from politics. The outgoing leaders used the SNA - Somali National Army for political purposes in Somalia," he added.
Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States was, or possibly remains, the Deep State's groomed 'regime change' pick to replace Erdoğan. It didn't happen, or hasn't yet. The effort to blame Erdoğan and Turkey for everything continues.
One of the reasons Mike Flynn (and there were many other reasons) was targeted was his support for the return of Gulen to Turkey.
To be fair, Turkey deserves a lot of blame, though it seems misplaced here. Fethullen Gulen strikes me as far more suited to being head of a pseudo-cult of driven self-starters than as a politician, while none of his people have poked their heads above the ramparts to lead the fight against the unending Turkish government hunt at home and abroad for overlooked FETO members to haul off to jail.
I do have to wonder what President Erdogan thinks he’ll get out of his involvement in Somalia, and where he’s getting the funds to pay for swanning around as if he were already the neo-Ottoman sultan.
[Sudan Tribune] The Sovereign Council’s decision to establish a joint force to maintain security in the capital sparked mixed reactions among the Sudanese people and some political forces.
The Sovereign Council on 17 June announced the formation of a joint force involving the army the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen, the police and gangs to maintain security and order in the capital and other big towns.
The decision comes after the spread of criminal activities and violence in the capital Khartoum.
However, a clean conscience makes a soft pillow... the formation of the joint security force triggered fears, especially since they are not trained to maintain security in cities.
Also, the participation of the notorious RSF turbans was not welcomed due to their bad record of human rights ...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions... violations.
The ruling coalition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) did not issue an official position on this decision which is largely rejected on social media and portrayed as a further breach by the military for the transitional constitutional document.
A member of the FFC Leadership Council, Haider al-Safi, told Sudan Tribune that the political coalition has not taken a position of force so far.
"We will hold our regular meeting tomorrow and we may discuss a unified position," he added.
But this did not prevent Mohammed Esmat of the United Unionist Party from describing the decision to form the joint force as "strange, flawed and suspicious".
This decision is a prelude to "situations worse than some can imagine," stressed Ismat in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday.
Last Tuesday, the head of the United Nations ...a formerly good idea gone bad... Integrated Mission in Sudan UNITAMS, Volker Perthes said he encourages the international community to support the Sudanese police which had been weakened by the ousted regime as it focused on the repressive security apparatus and various militias.
"The police are the most appropriate body to protect civilians. Preparations are underway with them for training programmes to be held in Khartoum and Darfur. In the future, we will expand it to include the Two Areas and eastern Sudan," told news hounds.
The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) officials reached by the Sudan Tribune preferred to not comment on this decision for the time being.
For his part, Mohammed Hassan Haroun Spokesman of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi welcomed the formation of this new force.
Haroun said they would take part in its operations pointing to the need to curb the insecurity.
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06/21/2021 00:00 ||
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[AlAhram] Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt's aspiration to continue cooperation with the EU during the coming period to push forward the path for peace in the Middle East
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed his aspiration for the continuation of the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... ’s (EU) role in supporting the Paleostinian cause at all levels, as he met on Sunday with EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Sven Koopmans.
Receiving Koopmans in Cairo, Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s aspiration to continue cooperation with the EU during the coming period to push forward the path for peace in the Middle East, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
Their meeting comes a month after Israel and Paleostinian factions agreed on an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip. The ceasefire ended 11 days of Israeli Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s that killed more than 250 and injured thousands of Paleostinians.
Shoukry affirmed to Koopmans that Egypt continues to exert efforts to consolidate the ceasefire in the enclave to achieve the desired calm and stability.
These efforts come in parallel with the reconstruction efforts and the efforts to meet the developmental needs of the Paleostinian people during the coming period, Shoukry noted.
The Egyptian FM also affirmed the necessity for a real political will and an appropriate climate to revive the Paleostinian-Israeli negotiations path urgently and establish an independent Paleostinian state.
Shoukry affirmed the need that this Paleostinian state be established on the 4 June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The minister also congratulated Koopmans on assuming the post.
Koopmans hailed Egypt’s role in supporting the peace efforts in the Middle East, which caused a ceasefire to be reached in the Gaza Strip.
The EU diplomat also praised Egypt’s continuous endeavour to achieve Paleostinian reconciliation.
He expressed his keenness to continue coordination and consultation with Egypt to support the current endeavour to push forward the peace path.
Koopmans underscored the importance of the role of the quartet in the Middle East during the coming period and how it contributes to achieving security and stability in the region.
The Madrid Quartet, involved in mediating the grinding of the peace processor between the Israeli and Paleostinian sides, includes the United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... , the United States, the EU, and Russia.
Cairo has intensified its diplomatic efforts to revive peace talks between the Israelis and Paleostinians, which broke down in 2014.
In a phone call earlier in June with European Council President Charles Michel, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi affirmed the need to work urgently to resume direct negotiations between the Paleostinians and Israelis.
Shortly after it brokered the Israeli-Paleostinian ceasefire in late May, Egypt dispatched the chief of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel to talk with key figures from the Israeli and Paleostinian sides in a bid to consolidate the ceasefire.
Egypt also launched a massive initiative to support the reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip after Israeli air strikes last month destroyed hundreds of commercial and residential buildings and displaced tens of thousands of Paleostinians.
[AlAhram] The crossing has been open on an exceptional basis since 16 May following directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian authorities kept the Rafah border crossing open Sunday to receive maimed and stranded Paleostinians and allow humanitarian relief assistance into the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip.
According to official sources, Rafah, the only crossing point between Egypt and Paleostine's Gaza Strip, will remain open on both sides to allow entry of relief materials into the Gaza Strip for the reconstruction of the impoverished Paleostinian enclave after the widespread destruction due to last month’s Israeli onslaught.
A number of ambulances were on hand at the crossing to receive injured Paleostinians and those at death's door and transport them to Egyptian hospitals for treatment.
[IsraelTimes] Spokesman for Merkel’s party says prohibition on terror group’s symbol would be a ’clear signal to our Jewish citizens’.
The German government has agreed to ban the Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, flag following a rise in the number of antisemitic incidents surrounding the recent conflict between Israel and Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... terror groups, a report said Sunday.
According to the Deutsche Welle news agency, citing the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, the decision was made in response to a number of incidents at anti-Israel protests last month.
Hamas is one of several Paleostinian groups listed by the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... as terrorist entities.
The plan to ban the terror group’s flag was originally proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists... ’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), the report said.
"We do not want the flags of terrorist organizations to be waved on German soil," Thorsten Frei, the deputy parliamentary front man for the CDU, reportedly said, adding that the ban was a "clear signal to our Jewish citizens."
The center-left Social Democratic Party, a coalition partner to Merkel’s party, had initially raised constitutional concerns about the potential ban on the flag, but later gave its backing to the proposal.
Several German cities saw pro-Paleostinian demonstrations during the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas last month, prompting Merkel to issue a call for calm.
Some participants at marches in towns across Germany shouted antisemitic slogans, which Merkel blasted as "unacceptable."
Others burned Israeli flags and in one case stoned the entrance to a synagogue.
Germany’s Central Council of Jews, which represents about 200,000 Jews living in the country, called for stepped-up protection for Jewish institutions in the country. Data released last month showed antisemitic crimes rose by more than 15 percent in Germany in 2020.
A ban on Hamas flags would not be the first action of its kind by Germany.
Last year, Berlin officially announced that it had outlawed activities by the Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. Since there is no formal German branch of Hezbollah, Berlin could not outlaw the organization as such, so instead undertook to ban the terror group’s activities.
The policy prohibits the showing of Hezbollah signs and symbols in public, including "in an assembly or in print, audio or visual media, pictures or portrayals."
[JPost] - Israel’s Defense Ministry has successfully carried out a series of interceptions using a powerful airborne laser system installed on a civilian plane, downing several drones.
The trials were carried out over the course of several days last week under the leadership of the ministry’s Research and Development unit and with Elbit Systems.
During the trials the high-powered laser system that had been installed on a civilian Cessna aircraft destroyed several unmanned aerial vehicles at different ranges and altitudes. The trials were carried out over the sea in the center of the country in close cooperation with the Israel Air Force.
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinians return 90,000 soon-to-expire doses already sent by Jerusalem, which had planned to deliver over 1 million vaccines before PA canceled agreement.
Citing a diplomatic source, Haaretz said the three unnamed countries had requested all the doses should the deal with the PA fall through. The official said Israel was currently talking to them about supplying the 100,000 doses that were returned by the PA and expire in July.
If an agreement is reached it would be under the same terms as the deal with the Paleostinians, whereby Israel would be repaid out of future vaccine shipments to those countries. the deal would need the approval of Pfizer.
Meanwhile, ...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter awoke groggily, his hand still stuck in the Ming vase... the PA Health Ministry said on Sunday that it will seek to renegotiate the terms of its recent one million coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... vaccine dose deal with Pfizer and the Israeli Health Ministry, hoping to receive Pfizer vaccines from Israel that do not expire until the end of July.
Israel announced the planned transfer on Friday and immediately sent an initial shipment of 100,000 vaccines to Ramallah. Under the terms of the deal, Israel was handing over its soon-to-expire vaccines in exchange for an equivalent part of the PA’s shipment of fresh Pfizer vaccines, which are scheduled to arrive later in 2021.
Ramallah has been slow to roll out its coronavirus vaccine response, and fewer than one-fifth of West Bank Paleostinians are currently vaccinated. But the PA canceled the deal on Friday night, claiming that the vaccines it received did not meet its safety standards as they were set to expire in just ten days, at the end of June.
According to al-Kaila, Israel had sought to set two conditions for the transfer of vaccines: first, that no doses would go to Paleostinians in the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip, which is ruled by the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group; second, that the loan agreements would not designate the Paleostinian Authority as "the State of Paleostine," as the body often refers to itself in official documents.
According to the PA Health Ministry, 446,564 Paleostinians had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Saturday night, around 11 percent of the Paleostinian population.
Those figures include the more than 100,000 Paleostinian workers that Israel has vaccinated since March. Another 52,000 Paleostinians in the Gaza Strip have been vaccinated, mostly with Russian Sputnik V vaccines provided by the United Arab Emirates.
Israel has until now refrained from initiating a campaign to vaccinate the general Paleostinian population, despite calls from Israeli nonprofits, a petition to the High Court of Justice, and senior health experts’ urgings that it do so.
Israel has maintained that under the Oslo Accords, the Paleostinians are responsible for immunizations in the West Bank. Gaza, meanwhile, is controlled by the Hamas terror group.
The Paleostinians suffered their worst COVID-19 wave in March and April, which peaked at almost 3,000 new cases a day. However, a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all... following a strict lockdown, figures have dropped to some 250 cases daily.
[IsraelTimes] Israel allows export of agricultural products, textiles through Kerem Shalom crossing; Paleostinian official says mail, including passports, to be allowed into the Strip.
The Israeli government will relax some restrictions on goods and mail entering and leaving the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip, after a tight ban since last month’s round of fighting, Israeli and Paleostinian officials said on Sunday night.
After a security meeting Sunday, a decision was taken by the politicians to allow agricultural and textile exports from the Strip from Monday morning, defense officials said.
Agricultural goods would be allowed for export to the Paleostinian Authority in the West Bank and overseas, but not to Israel. However, by candlelight every wench is handsome... textiles would be allowed into Israel following a specific request from an Israeli textile company that works with suppliers in Gaza, the officials said.
The goods would be allowed through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
Paleostinians said they had been informed of additional restrictions being lifted.
"The Israeli side informed the Civil Affairs Commission, a short while ago, that mail is allowed to enter and exit the Gaza Strip... after a ban that lasted more than a month and a half," Saleh al-Ziq, a senior Gaza-based official in the Paleostinian Authority Civil Affairs Commission, said in a statement.
Al-Ziq added that Gazooks stuck abroad since the 11-day escalation between Israel and the Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, terror group would now be allowed to reenter the enclave via the Erez Crossing from Israel.
Exports of clothing and food to Israel and the West Bank would also recommence, he said.
The Paleostinian official said that passports held by Israeli mail would be released. Around 5,000 authorized travel documents are currently being held in Ramallah, waiting to be sent to their owners, the Haaretz daily reported last week.
According to al-Ziq, the Paleostinian coordination body was told that the change in policy would go into effect on Monday morning.
During the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas in May, Israel shut down all the crossings with the Gaza Strip. Only a few exceptions were made for specific aid convoys to enter the coastal enclave during the fighting. Gaza-based terror groups bombarded some of the convoys, wounding one Israeli soldier, the Israeli military said.
Since the 11-day escalation, a few restrictions have been eased. Gazooks seeking medical care were allowed to leave the enclave for treatment in hospitals in Israel and in the West Bank.
But Israel still maintains tight control over goods, including mail, that enter and leave the Strip. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said that Israel will not permit a full reconstruction of Gaza — with the influx of materials that would entail — without the return of two Israeli civilian captives and the bodies of two Israeli soldiers currently held by Hamas.
Hamas, for its part, has rejected any connection between the reconstruction of Gaza and a potential prisoner exchange with Israel.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.