Over the weekend, forty-nine bodies were found dumped by the side of the road. It appears to be the latest incident in an escalating and often ignored drug war taking place just across our borders in Mexico.

The Sun Times reported:

"Local and federal authorities discovered the bodies before dawn scattered in a pool of blood at the entrance to the town of San Juan, on a highway leading from the metropolis of Monterrey to the border city of Reynosa. A white stone arch welcoming visitors was spray-painted with black letters: “100% Zeta.”

Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said at a news conference that the 43 men and six women would be hard to identify because of the lack of heads, hands and feet. The bodies were being taken to a Monterrey auditorium for DNA tests."

It appears that all were killed within the previous two days.

This is not the first time that bodies have been found just over the Mexican border as a result of drug cartels. Several incidents have taken place in recent history including nine journalists who were beheaded and hung from a bridge over a freeway.

Another incident occurred in September 2011 where two bloggers were disemboweled and hung up over the freeway with a banner over them which read, "This will happen to all the Internet snitches. Be warned, we've got our eye on you." The banner was then signed "Z", which seemed to indicate that it was done by the same people who seem to be taking credit for this latest incident, the Zetas.

Katie Pavlich of TownHall.com noted,

"Comforting to know the Obama administration helped fuel this war by sending thousands of AK-47s and .50-caliber rifles directly to cartel hands through Operation Fast and Furious. And no, they haven't apologized yet.

It is interesting how we focus much attention on issues in the Middle East, which while the crisis in Syria is important, we seem to be ignoring what is happening right in our backyard."

I couldn't agree more with her assessment.

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