A group of Mexican cartel gunmen just ambushed and murdered three women and six children near a rural Mormon community in Mexico, close to the New Mexico border. Six more children, all from the same family, were also injured. One additional little girl is still missing. Relatives stated that all of the victims are dual U.S. and Mexican citizens. They were viciously shot and then burned by these killers.
According to Breitbart, the attack took place yesterday when three women from the Lebaron family were driving their 14 children from the town of Bavispe, Sonora, to a rural Mormon community called La Mora, about 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. According to Mexico’s SinEmbargo.com.mx, Rhonita Miller Lebaron was driving one of the vehicles with her four children, two six-month-old twins and two ages 8 and 9, when her SUV got a flat tire. Her relatives turned back towards Bavispe to bring them a spare.
“When the relatives returned, they found large plumes of smoke coming from the roadside scene. The relatives found a charred SUV with their loved [ones] inside the vehicle. Soon after, a group of cartel gunmen attacked and forced them to run into the brush for cover.
“The two other women and their children were struck numerous times by gunfire. Six of the children ran into the brush and survived, but one young girl is still missing. In the aftermath, cartel gunmen sealed the area for hours to keep news of the massacre from spreading. Lebaron family members in the U.S. took to social media to raise awareness about the murders.
“Initial reports from the family said 12 members were killed. Overnight, the number of dead adjusted to 10. Alfonso Durazo, Mexico’s Public Security Secretary, announced Tuesday morning that the death toll stands at three women and six children. Another six children were injured and one more remains missing as of Tuesday morning.”
….monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
I wept when I read that. Massacred for having a flat tire… and they killed little children just for the fun of it. It makes you want to hunt all of them down and meter out justice the old-fashioned way.
President Trump urged Mexico to “wage war” on drug cartels after the massacre occurred in the Mexican state of Sonora. He offered to help them do it too.
This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
“A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday.
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing [and] able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” he offered. “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”
“This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” the president concluded. “We merely await a call from your great new president!”
Asi se vive en el Gobierno de @lopezobrador_ Mormones Mexicanos, mujeres y niños inocentes emboscados en la Sierra de Chihuahua son acribillados y quemados vivos por los Carteles que mandan en Mexico! @Javier_Corral @revistaproceso @CarlosLoret @CiroGomezL pic.twitter.com/uQNJYbeO73
— LeBaron (@AlexLebaron1) November 4, 2019
Just recently the cartels beat the Mexican military. However, the U.S. military would not be beaten so easily. If I had my way, our troops would be on their way right now. The cartels wouldn’t buy us off and they would see what real military might meant.
The massacre occurred near Bavispe in Sonoma. The families suspect that a cartel based in Chihuahua is responsible for the massacre. “Maria Rhonita Miller and four of her children died on a road in northern Mexico, according to [Lafe Langford Jr.] and social media posts,” The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “The bodies of Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and Christina Marie Langford, 31, were found later Monday, Lafe Langford Jr. said. The bodies of two of Dawna Ray Langford’s children, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 3, also were recovered Monday.”
@realDonaldTrump The mafia in a Mexico have killed 4 and kidnapped 10 of my family this morning. They are all American citizens. All women and children. Please help us find and save them! We’ve gone to the Mexican government for help, and have received little. We are desperate. pic.twitter.com/IoSgW1sYgC
— Tiffany Langford (@TiffLangford) November 4, 2019
Among the children who died were Rhonita’s twin 6-month-old babies and two children aged 8 and 9. The Tribune notes that an earlier report that Christina Marie’s baby daughter Faith Marie Johnson had died “turned out to be incorrect.”
In addition to the six children who tragically died, Lafe Langford Jr. says three other children suffered bullet wounds. In a heart-wrenching video posted on Facebook, Langford showed footage of the burned vehicles. “This is for the record,” Langford says, choking back his tears. “Nita and four of my grandchildren are burnt, shot up. Right out on the road…”
Trevor 11 años, feliz. El rostro de las victimas del crimen organizado… DEP 🥺 pic.twitter.com/XennuUiu9R
— LeBaron (@AlexLebaron1) November 5, 2019
Put aside for the moment that it is my personal belief that Americans should stay out of Mexico — this community has been there for decades. It’s a war zone down there and should be treated as such. This travesty should not go unpunished. That would send a monstrous message to these brutes.
From The Daily Wire:
“In the text of the Facebook post, written in Spanish, Langford says that the vehicles were ambushed by the cartel. He later told the press that the gunmen appear to have mistaken the family’s SUVs for targets.
“Langford said that a relative of one of the kidnapped victims received a call from her and heard screaming and men talking loudly. The family has also described one of the children trying to run away and being shot dead by the gunmen.
“As reported by The New York Times, Kenny LeBarón, a cousin of one of the women killed, said in an interview that he fears the death toll will only continue to rise.
“When you know there are babies tied in a car seat that are burning because of some twisted evil that’s in this world, it’s just hard to cope with that,” said LeBarón.
“According to Langford, doctors from across the Mexican state were coming to help the wounded, but he said the family would prefer to fly to the U.S. for help.”
Ann and I are heartbroken for the victims of the horrific attacks in Mexico. Our prayers are with their families who have suffered such an unspeakable tragedy. The U.S. must work with Mexican officials to hold accountable those responsible for this senseless violence.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 5, 2019
Mexico has been hit by a wave of attacks in recent weeks, shocking even for a country inured to a decade of drug war violence. The most notable incident was a military-style cartel assault that forced the government to release a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in October.
Julian LeBaron described the incident as a “massacre,” saying some family members were burnt alive. In a text message, he said other injured members of the family were being transported to Phoenix, Arizona for treatment. Those are Americans and it sounds like an act of war to me.
From The Epoch Times:
“Lafe Langford Jr., a relative of some of the victims, posted a video showing a burned-out, bullet-ridden car.
“He said that the mothers and “many of their precious innocent children have been slaughtered and gone to their rest.”
“One of the older boys who was with the group managed to escape with six of his siblings and run home “after leaving his wounded, bleeding, and bullet-ridden brothers and sisters hiding behind trees from the ongoing shootout between the cartels,” Langford wrote in a Facebook post late Monday.
“He added: “Teenagers and adults have been scrambling into the mountains to find our loved ones… risking their very own lives… while help is nowhere to be found… GOD HELP US IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY.”’
The cartels in Mexico are completely out of control and the government there is doing nothing about it. The government officials and the police are corrupt and many are part of the cartels. Something needs to be done about this. Too many have died already and the cartels are morphing into militaries. Hopefully, President Trump means it when he offers Mexico the military assistance needed to wipe these drug cartels off the face of the earth.
I’ll leave you with this because it makes the case steadfastly that we should take action — via The Daily Mail:
“Brenda LeBaron called on the U.S. to take action over the family’s murder.
“‘I am totally heartbroken right now over this. We need the U.S. to take invasive action right now. I have made a few calls already and I am getting hit with the same thing… The president of Mexico has to call Trump and give us permission to move forward,’ Brenda told DailyMail.com
“‘Trump tweeted that he needs the call from the President of Mexico and the U.S. will wipe the cartel out in this area. I need help to force the call and not allow the president of Mexico to avoid bringing in the military. If the President of Mexico doesn’t make the call then we all know that he is in with the cartels.'”
Sources: Breitbart, The Daily Wire, The Daily Mail, Fox News (1), Fox News (2), The Hill, The Daily Caller, The RightScoop, The Epoch Times, The Washington Free Beacon, New York Post, The Salt Lake Tribune