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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

ISIS' "threat to Mexico" becomes fuel for satire

Guillermo Farber, a Mexican journalist and humorist, has responded to news that ISIS has Mexico in its sights. Below is a translation from the Spanish, with the original English in italics. Farber essentially lists some of the horrors that the drug cartels, the security forces, and the general state of insecurity have already visited on Mexico.
ISIS? Drug cartel? 

Terrorism's fans

ISIS has put Mexico in its sights. Instead of frightening me, I’m curious to know what they can do to create "terror" among the Mexican population. It’s a challenge for them.

Are they going to set fire to a nursery?

Go and shoot up a nightclub?


Will they kill and burn students?


Are they going to commit femicide?


Behead people? Dissolve bodies in acid? Murder the elderly? Crash a plane during rush hour, on one of our busiest streets? Bring down official helicopters? Place bombs in casinos, or the Pemex towers? Throw grenades in crowded streets during a party? Hang bodies from bridges? Leave severed heads in the streets? Dead bodies in malls?

Mmmm. Now that I think of it, our government really looks out for us. They’ve been preparing us for years to deal with any kind of terrorist attack.

Fear of ISIS?

Bitch, please, welcome to Mexico.

(TE Wilson is the author of Mezcalero, a Detective Sánchez novel. Twitter: @TimothyEWilson)

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