Mormon massacre: Three American mothers and at least six of their children are EXECUTED by drug cartel gunmen in Mexico on the way to a wedding anniversary

Mormon massacre: Three American mothers and at least six of their children are EXECUTED by drug cartel gunmen in Mexico on the way to a wedding anniversary
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At least three American mothers and six children from a Mormon family were killed in a shooting in the Mexican border state of Sonora on Monday in an attack blamed on drug cartel gunmen.

Seventeen family members from the LeBaron and Langford families were 'ambushed' eight miles apart while heading to celebrate a wedding anniversary in three cars from La Mora - a decades-old settlement founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In horrific scenes, gunmen opened fire on one child running away before torching a car as family members burnt to death while trapped inside. Other young children managed to escape and hid by the roadside while a mother was shot in the chest as she put her hands up to surrender. 

A relative said a boy concealed his wounded siblings - some less than a year old - in bushes before he ran back to the nearby town to get help after his mother was gunned down. 

One of the woman shot dead was Christina Langford, who saved her seven-month-old baby's life by throwing her to the floor of their SUV as bullets tore through the vehicle. 

The motive for the attack is not yet clear. One family member claimed it was mistaken identity, however the religious group has had previous run-ins with organized crime cartel in the area, including one member being killed.  

In last night's massacre, Rhonita Maria LeBaron was traveling to Phoenix when her car broke down, according to relatives.

Gunmen opened fire and torched her vehicle causing the gas tank to explode where she died along with her twin six-month-old babies, Titus and Tiana and two more of her children Krystal, 10, and Howard, 12. 

Eight miles ahead, Christina Langford Johnson, 31, Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and two of Dawna's children, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 3, were also killed in other SUVs. Other family members are still unaccounted for.

Christina's seven-month-old baby Faith was found alive on the floor in the backseat and seven of Dawna's children escaped with bullet holes riddled throughout their bodies, according to relatives.

One of the mothers is said to have got out her car during the siege and put her hands up to surrender before attackers 'shot her point blank in the chest'. 

A video posted by a relative on social media shows the charred remains of the Chevy Suburban. It had been burned following an explosion and was smoldering, with bullet holes visible in the paneling.  

Kenny LeBarón, a cousin of the women driving the vehicles, told the New York Times: '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.' 

The area of La Mora is notorious for drug traffickers and Mexico has seen a string of violent incidents as the 'drug war' spirals out of control. 

'It was a massacre,' said Julian Lebaron, a relative and activist who has denounced criminal groups in the area, told Formula Radio. 

His brother, Benjamin Lebaron, founder of a crime-fighting group called SOS Chihuahua, was assassinated in 2009.

The families lived in La Mora, about 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. Many of the church's members were born in Mexico and thus have dual citizenship. 

Relatives posted on social media said that Christina had been killed while saving her seven-month-old daughter Faith. 

Relative Jasmin Soulsby wrote: 'Christina Langford was killed, but her baby girl Faith, who they thought was dead, was miraculously found alive on the floor of her suburban.

'She has been there all day alone.'

Family member Keisha Johnson posted a photo on Facebook of her cradling Faith, writing: 'This sweet baby girl was found alive! Her momma saved her life! She is an angel!'

Another relative, Alissa Jones, wrote: 'CHRISTINA'S BABY FAITH WAS FOUND ALIVE!!! The rescuers made it to the vehicle.

'She was found thrown on the floor. She seems to not have any immediate life threatening injuries.'

But Jhon said that seven of his aunt's children had been left abandoned alive by attackers on a roadside. Relatives on social media said at least on of the children walked from the scene to their family home. 

'My aunt Dawna's son Devon hid some of his shot and wounded siblings in the bushes and ran all the way back to town for help,' Jhon wrote. 

Only two of the family members in the caravan were left unharmed.  

The Chihuahua state attorney general, Cesar Augusto Peniche, said the number of victims remains 'confused'.

Lafe Langford Jr, a relative of the vicitms, said medics from the Mexican state of Senora reportedly rushed to help, but doctors would prefer to fly them to the US.

'We can't get a helicopter or any airplanes or airlifts,' he told the Salt Lake Tribune, 'and it's going to be at least a six-hour journey to El Paso or Tucson.'

Relative Trish Cloes posted on facebook a heartfelt tribute to her family who were killed. She wrote: 'My beautiful niece.. I’m heartbroken I’m so so sorry you became a victim of the evil in this world. You will always be my angel girl. Hold your babies tight. Love you Dawna, Rogan and Trevor eternally #familieswillbetogetherforever'

'The evil might of had a plan on this earth but God has a greater plan for our family.'

Family member Ruthila E LeBaron posted a photo of her sister and her children, Howard Jacob, 12, and Krystal, 10, were also killed. She said: 'My beautiful sister and her sweet babies'.

Authorities in Sonora state and the U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 

The federal Department of Security and Citizens' Protection said security forces were reinforced with National Guard, army and state police troops in the area following 'the reports about disappearance and aggression against several people.' 

It would not be the first time that members of the break-away church had been attacked in northern Mexico, where their forebears settled - often in Chihuahua state - decades ago.

The colony was founded by Alma Dayer LeBaron who moved to Mexico as a breakaway from the Mormon church in 1924 after being excommunicated from the church for practicing polygamy. 

When Alma died in 1951, he passed the leadership of the community on to his son Joel LeBaron, whose younger brother Ervil LeBaron, was his second in command.

When the brother's split, Ervil had Joel killed and in 1974, was tried and convicted in Mexico for Joel's murder. 

In 2009, Benjamin LeBaron, an anti-crime activist who was related to those killed in Monday's attack, was murdered in 2009 in neighboring Chihuahua state. 

HAL TURNER REMARK

This . . .  this, right here . . . is exactly why we have a military. 

The President of the United States should task them with hunting down and destroying this Cartel.  Overt, open, in-their-face, warfare.

This is a map of Sonora State in Mexico:

The President of the United States should have our military TAKE IT.   The whole thing.   They have forfeited their Sovereignty by utterly failing to control violent, murderous, illegal Drug gangs.  Entities which cannot apply law and order to territory they control, lose the right to keep control of that territory.

And the drug gangs?   THEY HAVE NO "RIGHTS."   Only human beings have rights.   Human beings don't commit these types of acts.  I'd call these thugs "animals" but that would be an insult to animals!   ANIMALS DON'T EVEN DO THIS TO EACH OTHER.

The President of the United States should go on TV, announce this slaughter and tell the people of Sonora State Mexico they have twelve hours to turn over ALL the drug cartel members to the United States, OR, at twelve hours and one minute, he will order unrestricted warfare against that state.  Our troops should be told to take that entire state and run-up our flag.

Once we conquer it, rename the state "Langford" and rename its capital "LeBaron."  That will assure everyone knows -forever - exactly why this war happened.

 

UPDATE 11:19 AM EST --

President Trump has commented publicly:

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    Thomas N. Kuss II · 5 days ago
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    Thomas N. Kuss II · 9 days ago
    Folks it’s “Impossible to find Real News on TV & Radio that is Totally Saturated with Outright Lies, Deception, and Propaganda.” This happened under “The Obama (The Anti Christ – whom shall come back to Power May 19, 2021 – CIA Project) Administration,” whom (with Congress) “Fostered Propaganda to be Included in The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.” Understand, “Obama Acting for the Company (CIA),” as Their (CIA) Manchurian Candidate, “had to Effect this Action to Open the Door, using the Company (CIA) Mocking Bird Operation (Control of the Multi News Media) to Harbor a Future Coup D’etat (Currently Happening Against The *President Trump Administration) in the Event The Company (CIA) LOST CONTROL OF THE PRESIDENCY (WHITE HOUSE).” Note for example, when CNN uses their constant flow of Lies, Deception, and Propaganda, “THIS USE TO BE AGAINST THE LAW (FELONY).” (Study under U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 47, @1031 Major Fraud Against the United States @ 1038 False Information and Hoaxes)
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    BriteRED · 11 days ago
    Whoa .... Whoa .... let's NOT attack those poor folk that got gunned down by the slimos in mexico .......shit , take advantage of this and wipe out those ass wipe drug cartels ....... ALL of them bastards ........ take out MS13 .....and any other ass wipe in the way .......... GEEZ guys ....what an opportunity to keep our guys close to home .......we could even take over the whole country .....people coming up from Guatamala wouldn't need to travel so far to get to the U.S. ...........of course we would ALSO need to take BACK CA...............this could be a great balancing of the turf........ could even let old mexico pres. stay as a token mexican guy.
    Just think , we don't need to send our Army half way around the world for a war , they can stay right at home.......even go home on weekends ...........Yah Hoo !
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    Mike G · 11 days ago
    Pros and cons of going in after the cartels.

    Pros: They deserve it!, It'll cut off the illegal money's coming back to the Democrats, Banks money laundering, cutting off the illegal drugs including the Chinese Fentanyl that's killing thousands of Americans, reducing the risk of cartels smuggling terrorists into our country and probably help the economy.......

    Cons: The Democrats and other criminals receiving and making money from the illegal activities will be mad at Trump, and maybe work harder to pull off a false flag event.......

    The greater the risk the greater the reward!
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    TSlinger · 11 days ago
    I love Mexico- vacation there often- at least once a year. Lovely people. They do live in fear to some degree, and this is something that does NOT deserve victim-hood memorialization, but DOES need to be looked at as a border issue- which is the FOREMOST reason for us having a military!!! NOT for policing the entire world for our policies (mercenaries). I would love to see some cooperation with our bravest to exterminate these cartels, but you'll not see much support from the politicians- they stand to lo$e far too much... But again, no, the Mormons don't deserve being memorialized, cold as that may sound. Nice people, some in my family, but they are cultists, period.
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    Donald Foreman · 11 days ago
    Mitt Romney relatives link here : http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index3033.htm
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    leszek fiutowski · 11 days ago
    Not so far with this war business. Mormonism is a criminal enterprise from the beginning to the end. From their flagship enterprises like Marriott and Romney, Inc to the smallest polygamous Mormon family business. All these wives and children in the story were on welfare. No man can remember the names of his 54 kids from 10 or 20 wives (proven in Arizona courts proceedings) and much less to support them. They have all these wives and kids stored in trailers in the Arizona and Nevada desert. Any politician since 1950s stupid enough to want to cancel polygamy for them automatically loses elections. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book "Study in Scarlet Scarlet" documents criminal exploits of Mormons from Kirkland , OH in London, England. Krakauer's modern nonfiction book " Under the Banner of Heaven" documents that Mormonism is first and foremost a criminal enterprise which treats women and children as disposable commodity. If you do not believe me, try buying a timeshare from Marriott in Las Vegas and then try selling it (like I did once) and you will wake up.

    Where were Mormon men in all of this ? How come they have sent women and children on a drug smuggling expedition to Mexico, knowing that they will get be murdered. Hardly a reason to go to war with Mexico over this. Mormons are America's Mohammedans who were originally exiled to the part of continent and territory where the US government had no authority. The have been at war with the US ever since.

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    Joe Williams · 11 days ago
    Trump has stated he is waiting on a call from the new president of mexico requesting military aid.
    Newsflash... the mexico government is NOT going to ask U.S. troops to come in and as annihilate the cartel. They fear them. Theres too many.The mexican police captured the son and was violently forced to release him..

    Just think about it.
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    StandingWave · 11 days ago
    What a horrible crime this was. Before we move to action ...

    Do we have our own problems with social violence, organized crime, and government corruption?
    Have we solved them? Is it getting better?
    What is our record in solving problems of social violence, organized crime, and government corruption for others?
    What strategies have been tried?
    What strategies have worked?
    "The War on Crime"?
    Maybe we have to go back to the drawing board with new ideas.
    Maybe we should start by demonstrating we can solve our own problems.
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    Jill Hart · 11 days ago
    Hmmm while it is never good when people are gunned down these people were part of a polygamous group that were killing each other. One has to wonder if there isn't a deeper shory here connecting these women to the cartel. The reason that the group could move back to the us stems from the lack of prosecution of polygamists. We have families around here that are openly poligimist. The wives work in the local grocery store. Many of these families practice pedophilia and throw away their young men when they become competition for the young girls in the groups. It might have been practiced in biblical times but itl ALWAYS created problems. Mormons have a long history in this country some of it is pretty shady.
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    Paul Lambert · 11 days ago
    This was "mistaken identity"???! So this kind treatment of one's fellow human being was meant for someone else. Oops. Sorry.
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    Donald Foreman · 11 days ago
    Mexico is a failed state just like Iraq/Libya etc. Thanks to the Deep State/CIA etc.