I spent five years on the ground in Central America and Colombia in the 70s and 80s as a Special Forces Officer. This type of kidnappings was very common leading up to the violence and chaos that marked the revolutions/civil war/blood bath of the 80s. Everyone was making money to support whatever their goals were at the time. Latin America had/has some of the best control laws in the world and is all it meant was that violence of this kind was easier to perpetrate and it was either in the best interest of the state not to check the violence or it was beyond them to do so. You only have to look at places like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and Atlanta where violence and corruption rain supreme to taste, smell and touch the violence and fear.
As I look back over the years, from my view point, the parallels I see in the country today and saw in Central America yesterday are without question. What you will start to see is gated communities hire armed guards and where there were decorative wrought iron fences they will be replaced with brick walls with broken glass laced with razor wire on top if it has not already happened.Police hunt for kidnappers as young couple are snatched at gunpoint off Manhattan street in broad daylight
If you don’t think we are on the verge of something, then ask yourself why is there such a shortage of ammunition in this country. The other day, I went into the two biggest WalMarts in Gainesville as well as some other stores and there were empty shelves where there had been box’s of ammunition in the past. Then again, police departments can not even get enough ammunition to either arm themselves or maintain officer skills and marksmanship programs. Any/all of which is not a good sign.Ammo Prices Have Doubled Since December At ‘America’s Largest Gun Shop’ and even better Ammunition Shortage
The second part of this equation is the assault on the police and armed forces by either the drug cartels, organized crime or the neo-nazis on the right. In today’s paper there is a very clear case in point. Texas district attorney, wife found dead at home