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u.s. government is in partnership with the sinaloa drug cartel

so far, the fact that the u.s. government arms and makes "pacts" with the sinaloa cartel in mexico, then shuts down medical marijuana clinics and dispensaries to get rid of "competitors" has been obama's best-kept secret.

the fact that the media is describing the recent attempts on the president's life while he was on a rival cartel's turf as a "sex scandal" is pure marketing genius on obama's part.

he's so good at that, it scares me...
Given the apparent role played by US agencies, whether by design or not, in empowering the Sinaloa organization via gun-walking, it should be seen as no small coincidence that Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of top Sinaloa organization honcho Ismael Zambada, is now making remarkable claims about the existence of a quid pro quo pact between US law enforcement and the leadership of the Sinaloa syndicate.

Zambada Niebla is now sitting in prison in the Detroit area, awaiting trial in Chicago on narco-trafficking charges a case in which US prosecutors are seeking to cloak evidence by invoking national security claims.

Zambada Niebla, who was extradited to the US from Mexico in February 2010, raises the Fast and Furious debacle in his court pleadings, arguing, essentially, that the operation is proof of the US government's cooperation deal with the Sinaloa "Cartel" leadership.

As a result of Operation Fast and Furious, Zambada Niebla's pleadings assert, about "three thousand people" in Mexico were killed, "including law enforcement officers in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, headquarters of the Sinaloa Cartel."

Among those receiving weapons through the botched ATF operation, the pleadings continue, were DEA and FBI informants working for drug organizations, including the leadership of those groups.

"The evidence seems to indicate that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons, but that tax payers' dollars in the form of informant payments, may have financed those engaging in such activities," the pleadings allege. "... It is clear that some of the weapons were deliberately allowed by the FBI and other government representatives to end up in the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel and that among the people killed by those weapons were law enforcement officers...

"... Mr. Zambada Niebla believes that the documentation that he requests [from the US government] will confirm that the weapons received by Sinaloa Cartel members and its leaders in Operation 'Fast & Furious' were provided under the agreement entered into between the United States government and [Sinaloa organization lawyer] Mr. Loya Castro on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel... ."

US prosecutors, of course, deny that any such pact exists between the Sinaloa "Cartel" and the US government.

Regardless, the available evidence seems to indicate that since 2006 (dating back to the Bush administration, and in tandem with Mexican President Calderon's rise to power and declaration of war on the "cartels"), the gun-walking strategy employed by ATF, and ignored or tolerated by other US agencies and politicians across both parties until recently, appears to have gone a long way in tilting the always shifting balance of the drug war for now.

However, it also seems clear that so long as our leaders insist on enforcing prohibition of a multi-billion dollar business that is fueled by US consumer demand, and doing so by means of a so-called drug war, the balance will always lean in favor of misery and death, because there will always be plenty of gold, "brechas" and bullets to keep the war in motion.

via US Troops May Now Be Coping with Fast and Furious Fallout | the narcosphere
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