As we published a piece which touched on the veracity of ITS’ action in Mexico, here we gratefully publish a translation of their clarifying note to their translation of our piece. Hopefully this clears things up.
On this text we would like to comment on some things. ITS-Mexico has been involved in a long polemic in comparison with previous years, one in which its discourse as well as its acts have been questioned. This has been the case in particular concerning if it is truly responsible for the murders committed from 2011 onward. In some cases the evidence fabricated by authorities has centered on demonstrating that recent ITS acts were committed by others. This is understandable since in a place like Mexico City and similar area where ITS is present, authorities tend to cover up the truth of some truly remarkable criminal acts that have become a daily occurrence. For example, some weeks ago, the southern part of the city was struck with narco-blockades in different important roadways after the death of one of the leaders of the Tlahuac Cartel (an organization that the authorities have always denied exists). As a consequence, a wave of police response was unleashed, the army and Marines were called out to the scene, and there were street battles with cartel assassins with high caliber rifles. This is something that occurs in places like Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Michoacán, etc. Even the Head of Government (who has aspirations to be President of the Republic), in order to not lose popularity, continues until now to deny the influence and importance that the drug cartels have in Mexico City. The same could be said of ITS. The authorities deny that they are terrorists, they deny that there are terrorist groups operating in the capital, and they minimize those types of threats (like they minimized the Tlahuac Cartel) so that afterwards they have egg on their face. Another example from here is that the Capital prosecutor, Edmundo Garrido, told the media that the package-bomb that exploded on an elderly man in the northern Mexico City on July 14th of this year was not a terrorist attack. What would the same radio audience think if the media had reported on the ITS group’s act?
It is understandable that some believe that ITS is not responsible for the acts that it claims to carry out. But it should also be remembered that, focusing on the ITS murders, these have always occurred on specific dates as reliable proof that indicates that no one else could have carried them out, without ITS groups having to provide photos or videos or any other physical group that indicates the scene of the crime. Maybe they don’t do this out of strategy, maybe the ITS groups want others to think that they are not responsible for these murders so that afterwards they can then come up with another surprise and then silence the naysayers. Maybe they employ the method of the Zodiac killer who took responsibility for 37 murders but the U.S. authorities could only confirm that he was responsible for five. Only they know, in any event our complicity with them does not falter, but rather increases.
The points that we can make public that are evidence of ITS’ responsibility for the murders that it has claimed to commit are the following:
Víctim 1. Ernesto Méndez Salinas (expert in biotechnology), Morelos, 2011
On August 8th, 2011, ITS successfully detonated a package-bomb at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico State, where there were two prestigious researchers severely wounded. On exactly the 8th of November of the same year, a prestigious investigator in biotechnology was killed with a bullet to the head in Morelos. Was it circumstantial that the first murder occurred on the 8th, but in another month on the same day, they killed an investigator? It’s not possible, it was really ITS.
* (An aside) The wounded of Mutipak, Mexico City, 2011
In September 2011, in the fourth ITS communique it is mentioned that there would be a silence and no other taking responsibility for an attack until the appropriate moment. A month later in October, a package-bomb exploded at a courier company leaving three workers who were handling the package wounded. Was that just coincidence? ITS has always stated that it doesn’t take responsibility for every attack that it carries out. Maybe this is one of those instances, and for some reason it has stated nothing about it.
Victim 2. Ángel León de la Cruz (Computer Science student at the IPN), Mexico City, 2016
As in other cases today, after the murder that ITS carried out in Morelos in 2011, the authorities mentioned that they had caught the person responsible for the death of the researcher in 2012. At first he was only charged with vehicle theft and robbing public transport in Cuernavaca, Morelos, but then they found him with the gun that was the same one used against the biotechnologist. At the same time as well, ITS took responsibility for the attack in 2013. One month after taking responsibility for the attack, the accused man was set free due to lack of evidence, or his lawyer found out about the claim of responsibility from ITS and presented it as evidence in favor of his client, or maybe that was just coincidence? A similar situation occurred in 2016, when the Indiscriminate Faction (which at that time was not publicly part of ITS) took responsibility for the murder of an IPN student in May. The press reported that the police had caught people who in their possession a gun that coincided with the one used in the mentioned crime. Before this, one cannot state that they were responsible for the crime just for having the gun used in the crime on them. It should be remembered that in Mexico there is a large quantity of guns, most (if not all) of which are used in murders, attempted murders, shootouts, threats, all sorts of robberies, etc. It’s not unusual to be caught by police carrying a gun and then get charged with the crime committed with that gun, such as what happened in Morelos in 2012 or in Mexico City in 2016.
Victim 3. José Jaime Barrera Moreno (Worker at the Chemistry Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico ), June 2016, Mexico City
After ITS’ murder of the UNAM worker in June 2016, which had significant media repercussions, ITS became an object of focus for authorities. For months, ITS groups had been leaving explosives around the University City campus while the authorities covered up the information on various occasions. For that reason, the group decided to kill again. ITS had not killed since 2011 and this time the impact was tremendous. The communique detailed the event quite well, giving information only the authorities knew about. They even recounted facts that the press didn’t know about at the time. The authorities ended up looking ridiculous, and, desperate to bury the whole thing, they made up that the man was killed by some of his coworkers, who apparently have never been caught or charged with any crime. If the police “knew” that his coworkers had supposedly killed him, why didn’t they lock them up and present them to the press as those responsible? We reply that it is because the authorities knew it was all a cover-up to divert attention and close the case of the ITS menace against the University City.
Víctim 4. Luis Arturo Torres García (Vice-Rector of the Tec de Monterrey), Chihuahua, February 2017
As is known now, in January 2017, the proud members of ITS in Chile carried out a well-planned attack against one of the chiefs of the ignominious mining company, Codelco. Signs of support for the hunted eco-extremists of the South didn’t take long to emerge from Mexico. A month later, ITS in Coahuila took responsibility for three attacks in Torreon, two against churches and one against a biotechnology company. From the groups in the center of the country there was only an incendiary attack on a bus that was put out by the passengers. But a new group emerged in Chihuahua at the end of February that executed the Vice-Rector of Tec de Monterrey in the same manner that the old ITS killed the investigator in Morelos in 2011: with a bullet to the head. And even though a claim of responsibility for the attack took place a short time afterwards which gave few details, the press did not report on it, and until today no one has been arrested for the crime. Through what we have seen in this international stage of ITS is that an act always takes place which has repercussions that imply a rigorous investigation of the responsible group. The other ITS groups respond with acts in support of their investigated brethren, and this case is no exception. It is not coincidence that ITS in Chihuahua would kill in order to give encouragement to the folks of ITS Chile or that ITS in Mexico City and Mexico State would kill again in April and May to give the same support to ITS Chile after its January attack. The same occurred when ITS in Brazil detonated a bomb at a mall in August 2016, and the groups of ITS in Chile welcomed their Amazonian brethren to the Mafia with their bomb threats and incendiary attacks. The same occurred with ITS in Argentina who poisoned dozens of bottles of Coca-Cola in two malls in Buenos Aires. At the same time, ITS in Mexico abandoned a suitcase-bomb at a suburban train station against a genomic expert. That is to say, you can’t just look at the taking of responsibility for that act without visualizing the context in which this war unfolds.
Victims 5 and 6. Two hikers, Mexico State, April 2017
The press only reported that a man and a woman were found dead on a trail near Mount Tlaloc in the municipality of Texcoco in Mexico State. Their names were never revealed but a photo was published by the press showing their lifeless bodies, products of gunshot wounds to the head, with all of their belongings lying at their sides. One of the groups of ITS, the Indiscriminate Group Tending Toward the Wild (GITS, before the Indiscriminate Faction), in its March communique had warned the following:
Our position now is to attack the human being, killing and mutilating, now that the human being is the principal culprit for the changes that Planet Earth has suffered.
The threat dates all the way back to December 2016 when the joint communique with ITS indicated:
It makes us sick to our stomach that more and more individuals are attracted in a superficial manner to this… They are the ones who like to hike in the woods, the desert, and the jungle. They feel like they’re shamans and pagans …. We’d like to state to all those people who attracted by “natural beauty” that you too are in our sights. Just like the list of scientists, the list of “forest lovers” who we will attack is quite long. Don’t be surprised if one day while you’re out camping the “Devil” shows up… you’ll just be fertilizer for the trees.
With these words there’s not much more to say. Whoever thinks that ITS was not responsible for these murders is an irredeemable idiot.
Victim 7. Lesvy Osorio (Drug addict university drop-out), May 2017.
There is no doubt that the case of the woman found dead in the University City that ITS took responsibility for has been a complete disaster. To begin, the case has appeared to be very turbulent from the get-go. The prosecutor’s office detailed the personal life of woman to show that she had hung herself with a cable from a telephone, and from the effects of the drugs, she could not react. This was a scandal, especially for the indignant feminists, who issued protests against the prosecutor’s office for issuing these demonizing facts about the woman.
Afterwards the boyfriend of this woman, with whom he had a rather sick relationship (according to the media) was accused of the death of the woman. While all of this was happening, ITS took responsibility for the attack while the prosecutor continued with the version that it has been a suicide. Then a group of women specializing in these types of cases offered to clear up the murder. These women complained that the prosecutor refused to hand over evidence like video recordings of the security cameras and the like. Now they say that there is a recording where the boyfriend strikes the victim, a typical act of aggression in a couple that likes to drink large quantities of beer and consume psychotropic pills. But then the video seems to indicate that the boyfriend leaves and the woman is left alone. Minutes later the woman appears dead and hung from a telephone. Now they accuse the boyfriend of negligent homicide, since the official version is that the boyfriend saw how she was hanging from the telephone and did not seem to care. Just as in the case of the stabbed UNAM worker in 2016 on the same campus, the prosecutor’s office gives a dumb version of things so that ITS is not once more the center of attention. It’s no coincidence that the murder took place only some days after the murder of the hiker couple in Texcoco, and only one day after the abandoning of an incendiary device in the Faculty of Science on the same campus. What is very much true is that GITS (formerly GI) sets itself apart by claiming responsibility for two or three acts carried out in the last two to three days. This shows that the demons had been on the loose, and no matter what the official versions state, these end up not being able to hold water. The Mexican authorities are really making an effort for ITS to not be noticed since they know that they are on the loose, that they are responsible for these attacks, and that they aren’t going to stop.
In any case, we don’t believe that ITS cares much if people say that the acts that they commit are done by others, or if people believe that any given bombing or murder was the work of the Mafia. As long as they can keep attacking and generating terror, whatever the authorities, the media, or shit-talkers say matters very little.
Forward with the criminal project!