Join Date: Oct 2007
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La Familia Cartel Requests Dialogue With Mexican President
"We want to tell you and we want someone to hear us, let us be heard by the President of the Mexican Republic, Mr. Felipe Calderon. This is never going to end, we want to get to a consensus, we want to arrive at some type of national pact, I donít know how, but we have to obtain it, we have to be smart and get to work, I canít tell you more young man (talking to the reporter), for obvious reasons, we need to understand, and my message for the President of the Mexican Republic: we respect him, we admire him, and his labors towards our nation, we know he is not against the world, thatís fine, but donít let people deceive him.
-Servando Gomez, La Tuta"
A man claiming to be Servando,íLa Tutaí Gůmez, identified as the operational leader of the Familia Michoacana cartel, called a Michoacan television station to publicly offer both dialogue and a pact with mexican President Felipe Calderon.
In a live telephone interview with Voz y Solucion T.Vís., Marcos Knapp, the man claiming to be La Tuta expressed his respect for President Calderon and the Mexican Army, but not the Federal Preventative Police (PFP) or the Specialized Organized Crime Investigations Agency (SIEDO).
He was especially frank concerning his dislike and mistrust while accusing Genaro GarcŪa Luna, Federal Secretary of Public Safety, of aiding rival cartels of La Familia, primarily the Zetas and The Beltran Leyva cartels, reasons for which his cartel had centered thier attacks on the Federal Police within and surrounding the state of Michoacan.
Additionally he accused the Secretary of Public Safety of deceiving President Calderon stating that with the pretext of fighting crime, the PFP commit abuses, homocides, and false arrests, including abuses against innocent members of cartel families.
ďWhy with the PFP and SIEDO? Because they are corrupted, not all of the agents, but the higher ups, the commanders, beginning with Genaro Garcia Luna. I know with this, what Iím declaring now, they are going to attempt to throw more on me, I donít care, I know what Iím in and I know the consequences. I am an active member, like I said, of the organization, and we know and are fully aware that Genaro Garcia Luna is deceiving the President of our Republic, Mr. Felipe Calderon.
Our only problem is with the PFP and SIEDO. Why? Because they are attacking our families. I know, I am involved in a ďgroupĒ, we donít want to act in this manner, in a bit I am going to explain motives, but they come and fabricate guilt. They come and take mayors and fabricate evidence against innocent people who have nothing to do with us. In all of Michoacan they come and take innocent people, and they shouldnít be, it is wrong. We respect 100% the Mexican Army and Navy. We have respect for the insignias and for our national symbols and heroes, our LŠbaro Patrio. Never ever would we make attempts against them.
We want them to hear us: When they dedicate their actions against us, the active members, and everyone knows who we are, we will respect.
We know it is their job, we know the duties of the soldiers and the sailors, and everyone elseís as well, and we are willing to respect and conduct ourselves with honor and respect if and when they come directly for us, attack us, no others.
But whatís happening? They are taking our children, our wives, our ageing Mothers and Fathers, friends, anyone and everyone, and they try to make appear what is not.
I have a father, a mother, and children. We want to tell the people of Michoacan, and they know tghis is true, we are always honest and fair with the Mexican Army and with every other authority. We know that many of ours have made mistakes and grave errors. We do not allow such violations. We do not allow rape, kidnappings or robberies by our own.
For any young man that commits such errs, we have a code, and the code will always and must always be carried out. The young man must pay for his mistakes, what am I trying to make you understand with all this?
What we want is you to understand, we want to act with respect, we know the authorities are after us because itís their job, but at the same time, donít look for my family, donít go after them, come after me, dedicate your time to catching me, my boys, the real ones, everyone knows who we are, come get US.
We want to show our love for our state of Michoacan. We are in the state of Mexico, in Guerrero, and in Guanajuato, we have to be to protect our Michoacan. We donít want the Zetas coming in and affecting our families, our people of Michoacan.
I have already given you my name, you can investigate what areas I control, another thing Iím going to tell you: I will defend myself. I will always defend myself, you may try to stop me, you may arrest ME, but if anyone ever attacks my father, my mother, or my siblings in attempts to get closer to me, to find me, I promise, you will find me, but in a very different way.
I ask of God, he is the only one I want to judge me. Iím never going to let anyone take me down alive, not here on earth, I hope God gives me that opportunity.
If they respect us, the authorities, we will respect them. Whenever they really want to find us, wherever they want it, it will be the same, we want respect. Let them look for us, let them come after us, let them hunt us, but they must do it with honor, the way it should be, they canít just run over the rights over other human beings.
Servano Gomez, La Tuta"
After four days of Michoacan under fire, of non-stop, highly coordinated attacks against the Federal Police and more than 30 deaths, one wonders, if the caller was truly Don Servano, la Tuta, and if he will finally be heard and respected.