MEXICO: American citizens’ massacre | PETITION: TRAVEL BAN TO MEXICO
WE TRAVELED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD TO DEFEAT ISIS, WHY ARE WE NOT DEALING WITH THE DRUG CARTELS, JUST ACROSS OUR BORDER, THE SAME WAY?
Mexico’s homicide rate last year was 35,000, this years will exceed that. It is no longer a country run by laws, but lawlessness of the most brutal and corrupt kind. The permissive government leaders who are either on the payroll of the cartels, or by inaction complicit in their crimes.
On the morning of November 4th, 2019, just 50 miles off the border with Arizona, in Sonora state, we witnessed a dastardly and cowardly slaughter of U.S. citizens – three women, four children, and two 8-month-old twins – when their three SUVs encountered cartel members near the town of Bavispe.
One of the victims, Rhonita Miller, 30, was headed to Phoenix to pick up her husband, who works in North Dakota and was returning to celebrate the couple’s anniversary. Her car broke down, when the gunmen opened fire on Rhonita and torched her car.
Rhonita was killed, along with her four children: Howard Miller, 12; Krystal Miller, 10; and twins Titus and Tiana Miller who were less than a year old. They were burned to mostly ashes.
About ten miles ahead, the two other cars were also attacked, and the two other women, Christina Marie Langford, with her seven-month-old baby Faith in one vehicle, and Dawna Ray Langford with nine children in hers.
“They both were fired upon from ahead and Christina jumped out waving her arms to let the attackers know that it was women and children in the vehicles. She gave her life to try to save the rest. Dawna and two of her boys were also killed in the gunfire,” Kendra Lee Miller, whose sister-in-law Rhonita Maria Miller was gunned down and burned with her children in ther SUV.
After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Dawna’s 13-year-old son hid his six other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help. The boy arrived in La Mora at around 5:30 p.m., giving the first news to local authorities.
Christina’s baby Faith was in the vehicle in her car seat, which looked to have been hurriedly placed on the floor of the vehicle by her mother for protection. Somehow she had remained untouched and alive.
Eight children survived, some seriously wounded, including a 9-month-old who was shot in the chest and a 4-year-old shot in the back.
The drug kingpins, who prey upon the innocent, have no compassion, humanity or fear of retribution for their murderous industry slaughtering innocent lives and poisoning our youth by smugling the drugs in the U.S.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador batted down a Tuesday offer from President Trump to use U.S. military forces against Mexican drug cartels to “wipe them off the face of the earth.” President Lopez Obrador came into office almost a year ago saying that his strategy for dealing with the cartels was going to be more hugs, not bullets. Sonora execution of the American families was at least the fifth massacre of civilians under Mr. López Obrador.
If Mexico will not clean up these scum bags, then we should bring the full weight of our military to bear on them. According to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, “the only thing that can counteract bullets is more and bigger bullets. If the Mexican government cannot protect American citizens in Mexico, then the United States may have to take matters into our own hands.”
And we should.
Rhonita Maria Miller September 15, 1989, 30 yrs
Howard Jacob Miller, Jr. July 12, 2007, 12 yrs
Krystal Bellaine Miller, September 25, 2009 10 yrs
Titus Alvin Miller, March 13, 2019 – 8 months
Tiana Gricel Miller, March 13, 2019 – 8 months
Christina Marie Langford Johnson – 32 years
Dawna Ray Langford – 43 years
Trevor Harvey Langford – 11 years old
Rogan Jay Langford – 2.5 years old
All shot and burned in their vehicle. Only ashes and a few bones remain.