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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Operation Fast and Furious
Freddy sent me this link surprisingly enough and I think it's well worth discussing. Especially since we were told that some of the recent drug busts in Kelowna had ties to the Mexican cartels.
The link claims Washington Times journalists cite a "CIA Insider" who claims that Operation Fast and Furious was a Central Intelligence Agency-orchestrated program to arm the Sinaloa drug cartel, a group that was also given the green light to fly tons of cocaine into the United States. No this isn't a Vin Deisel movie, this is real life. IRL.
Former ATF agent William Newell, testified before a Congressional hearing and testified that the Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were “full partners” in Operation Fast and Furious. The Washington times journalists claim their sources stated that the CIA was also involved in that list.
The Obama administration and the ATF claim that the Fast and Furious program was part of a sting operation to catch leading Mexican drug runners, and yet it’s admitted that the government stopped tracking the firearms as soon as they reached the border, defeating the entire object of the mission.
That sounds familiar. Kinda like how when Judge Bonner was with the DEA he complained about the CIA bringing in a ton of cocaine into Florida. The CIA kept denying it over and over again until Judge Bonner went on 60 minutes and documented everything. Then they finally admitted it and said it was a mistake and it was the only occasion. They claimed then, like they claim now, their bringing in the cocaine was part of a sting operation. Gain the bad guys trust to bring in one shipment, then bust them for a later bigger shipment. Only there was no follow up bust.
So Operation Fast and Furious was once again arms in exchange for cocaine. Has the final destination of any of that cocaine been traced? Since there were two huge cross border pot for cocaine drug rings involving the Hells Angels in BC recently, I wonder if any of that cocaine made it's way into Canada?
There have been several cases of arms dealing in the south that claimed to arm the Mexican cartels. I cited one case not long ago that involved the City's mayor and police chief. Don't ya just love American politics? Everything is bigger and better there. Even their scandals.
In that case I cited the boldness of the police chief. After the FBI caught them and confiscated some of the firearms that were being shipped into Mexico and sold to the cartels, the police chief was bold enough to ask for the guns back. Without citing tangible facts, I made a simple speculation. I asked why would the police chief risk his career by asking for the guns back? One possibility was if he had the backing of the CIA, perhaps he felt that operation outranked the FBI and they would in fact return the weapons. That's when everyone got all up in my grill saying that was absurd. Well when we look at the tangible testimony of Operation Fast and Furious, it doesn't sound that far off now does it.
In Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF deny it promoted the operation and found three scapegoats to take the fall. Again. Video clip from Congressional hearing. What did you mean when you said you didn't get this from me?
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Thank you, Agent K, I've never been quoted in any media before!ReplyDelete
It appears a Boeing 747 jumbo-jet, the largest passenger aircraft in the world but one, was stuffed full of cocaine (it couldn't be JUST one ton, you know), and given full landing rights to fly into the USA from Mexico, and distribute the product.
I'm always willing to post news, that to me, seems to have real truth behind it, and this story meets the criteria for primary, and multiple sources.
It seemed to be a game played at the highest level; the intention being to arm the Sinaloa Cartel, to keep the Zetas Cartel from over-throwing the Mexican Government of Felipe Calderon. The natural quid-pro-quo was to bring in the product.
I think it’s important to remember that it’s not just the Bush administration. Corruption can enter any political party. The Clintons were just as bad as the Bush family when it came to hiding and supporting what was going on out of Mena Arkansas. Many claim the current governor of New York is corrupt and he’s a Democrat: http://bushclintonfraud.blogspot.com/2011/07/andrew-cuomos.htmlReplyDelete
El Paso TimesReplyDelete
U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.
The allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman and the son of Ismael "Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.
The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Operation Fast and Furious," except that instead of U.S. guns being allowed to walk across the border, the Sinaloa cartel was allowed to bring drugs into the United States. Zambada-Niebla claims he was permitted to smuggle drugs from 2004 until his arrest in 2009.
From Zambada Niebla’s court pleadings, filed on July 29:ReplyDelete
[Humberto] Loya was indicted along with Chapo and Mayo [Zambada Niebla’s father] in 1995 in the Southern District of California and charged with participation in a massive narcotics trafficking conspiracy (Case No. 95CR0973). That case was dismissed on the prosecution’s own motion in 2008 after Loya became an informant for the United States government and had provided information for a period of over ten years.
Sometime prior to 2004 [when George W. Bush was president], and continuing through the time period covered in the indictment, the United States government entered into an agreement with Loya and the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, including Mayo and Chapo.
Under that agreement, the Sinaloa Cartel, through Loya, was to provide information accumulated by Mayo, Chapo, and others, against rival Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations to the United States government. In return, the United States government agreed to dismiss the prosecution of the pending case against Loya, not to interfere with his drug trafficking activities and those of the Sinaloa Cartel, to not actively prosecute him, Chapo, Mayo, and the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, and to not apprehend them.
The protection extended to the Sinaloa leadership, according to the court filings, included being “informed by agents of the DEA through Loya that United States government agents and/or Mexican authorities were conducting investigations near the home territories of cartel leaders so that the cartel leaders could take appropriate actions to evade investigators.”
"A Gulfstream II jet that crash landed in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in late September bearing a load of nearly four tons of cocaine. This particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), was used between 2003 and 2005 by the CIA for at least three trips between the U.S. east coast and Guantanamo Bay — home to the infamous "terrorist" prison camp — according to a number of press reports."ReplyDelete
You’re on a roll. I went down to the candlelight vigil at the Vancouver Art Gallery tonight. I’ll have to look into this Sinaloa cartel.ReplyDelete
Many links in the original link below:ReplyDelete
Friends of Ours blog:
"Speculation that the U.S. "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation was a CIA plot to arm the Sinaloa cartel in order to defeat the insurgency-minded Los Zetas in Mexico likely will ramp up following yesterday's quiet release of White House documents which "show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell - who led Fast and Furious - and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly" as reported by Sharyl Attkisson for CBS News: "such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious."
"The White House still refuses to disclose additional documents to Congressional investigators concerning its knowledge of the gun-running operation including "an unspecified number of internal e-mails exchanged among three National Security Staff aides," and in defending the stonewalling President Obama's chief counsel Kathryn Ruemmler claims "the [Executive Office of the President] has significant confidentiality interests in its internal communications" as reported by Josh Gerstein for Politico."
link to video; Mexico Protects the Sinaloa Cartel.
I've posted on this latest, stupid catastrophe, caused by the foolish Americans' *Drug War*...DEA is still lying openly:ReplyDelete
U.S. Says No D.E.A. Agents Took Part in Honduran Shootout.
WASHINGTON — American officials insisted Thursday that no Drug Enforcement Administration agents fired weapons during a shootout last week in the jungles of Honduras that left several people dead. The officials also offered new details about the episode, which has touched off anti-American protests in the Central American country."
"The officials said that the D.E.A. agents — part of a commando-style squad called FAST, or Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team, that was on a counternarcotics mission — were allowed by the rules of engagement to shoot back if fired upon to protect themselves and their Honduran counterparts. The agents involved all said that only Honduran police on the ground and a Honduran officer in a helicopter fired weapons in the gunbattle."
“It is my understanding that no D.E.A. agents discharged their weapons,” said a senior United States government official who has been briefed on details of the episode."
Lies & more lies, they were there returning fire...I told this blog; the war has expanded fully into Central America; which is the new, worst killing ground in the world. Yet, what do we do...? We pile misery upon misery, which is un-worthy of a true Christian attitude.
Yes, I went to Church for the first time in my life!
Re.: Operation Fast & Furious.ReplyDelete
It has now come out that the world's largest cocaine seizure, in Mexico, an amazing twenty-three tonnes, came from the prior agreements the USG made with the Sinaloa Cartel.
Knowing that their deadly rivals, The Gulf Cartel, had accumulated a year's worth of cocaine stockpile in one place, a Sinaloa informant provided the DEA & then the Mexican Navy elite Marine commandos of the location of this product. The whole amount was then seized, in a blaze of publicity.