El Paso, Texas, residents are sleeping a little less soundly since threatening messages appeared on 2 billboards visible to travelers on I-10. The message, “Plata-o-Plomo,” is common across the border in Ciudad Juarez where Cartels intimidate government officials into taking bribes under threat of death. The implied threat means that officials and police should take bribes (silver=plata) or face death by bullets (lead=plomo).
This news item is being reported quietly in Texas. See for example, KHOU virtual news in Houston. But as is so often the case, European news is all over this actual threat to American security long before any national American news source will touch it. Apparently, it represents more evidence that all is not well in Obama’s Utopia, and we can’t have that widely known. So, NBC/CNN/ABC/NPR/CBS kindly ask that you keep it under your hat.