It turns out that the Marines weren't authorized
to land in Oaxaca. Just a humanitarian intervention gone off course, they say. Better liars, please.
The Oaxaca protestors (APPO) charge
that crooked Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz has developed a plan to use 2,044 agents to confront... um... transgressors
for the purpose of recovering government buildings, radio broadcast stations, and the central plaza. He plans, they say, to incarcerate huge numbers of people. This is spelled out as "Operation Iron"
in a document prepared by the Oaxaca Public Security Office that APPO claims to have. The agents are supposed to include professional assassins called Zetas, corporate thugs, and former members of Special Forces.
(The body of Jaime René Calvo, a high school math teacher murdered presumably by "agents" of Governor Ortiz. Image from Proceso
Oh, yes. And, for plausible deniability, some police.