Re: Massacre of Freedom Fighters

Michael Leonard (
Wed, 8 May 1996 22:39:54 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 8 May 1996, Jura Folks wrote:

> From: Robert Johnson <johnsorl@Colorado.EDU>
> Pray for the Freedom Fighters of Chiapas and its Indigenous peoples,
> Surrounded by 30,000 troops of the Mexican Army.
> It seems the offensive to destroy them has begun by the Mexican
> mercenaries paid by the United States Government.
> Stand in the way of International "trade" agreements like NAFTA...
> And Die.
> The courage of these warrior/poets, like the spirit of Che, will
> in the words of Subcommandante Marcos...
> "Soar like the Butterfly"
> Coyote

I find it difficult to believe that the mercenaries that the Mexicans are
using are paid for by US government dollars.

The Mexican government has been ruthless in its process of elimination of
the Zappititas. I would think that there has been a substancial amount of
pesos thrown around to have the mercs take out the Zaps, but I dont think
that the US government has any hand in it.