Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cross border gang forum

Senior police officials from both sides of the border met in Surrey on Monday to discuss border security and to develop co-operative strategies to fight organized crime. Justice Minister Shirley Bond said the purpose of the daylong B.C.-Washington Organized Crime Forum was to share information and strengthen relationships in the face of an increasingly sophisticated gang culture.

Chief John Batiste of the Washington State Patrol added that strong relation-ships will ensure there are fewer cracks in the border that can be exploited. "Whether it is a foreign terrorist, a gunrunner or a drug-dealer, a threat to either of our countries is a threat to both of our countries," he said. "This kind of meeting, this kind of situational awareness, this kind of co-operation, these are our best tools in fighting those who would exploit the border for their own criminal gain."

I have two points here. One from either side of the border. On the south I am convinced that there are some DEA agents who are sincere. Judge Bonner was one of them. From the Robert Shannon conviction and the Trevor Jones indictment, it is clear that the department is sincerely trying to make a difference and address the cross border cocaine trafficking problem.

Yet we cannot talk about the cross border drug trafficking problem without discussing Operation Fast and Furious as well as Operation Wide Receiver. This kind of internal corruption is not new. We cannot discuss the cross border drug trafficking problem without discussing those operations.

Likewise, on the north, we are not free from allegations of internal corruption. The BC liberals have numerous corruption allegations which puts them as a security risk for intel on the drug trade. We need look no further than the Basi Virk case.

Shirley Bond was Deputy Premier when the “deal” was made to chop the (unfinished) trial in order to prevent cross-examination of top politicos and corporate actors and to pay the costs of the convicted men – Dave Basi and Bobby Virk. Her role as Attorney General in blocking the release of documents relevant to that case is suspect.


  1. The latest on Fast & Furious;

    "The House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a congressional subpoena over Operation Fast and Furious."

    "Holder has demonstrably failed to comply with all 22 parts of a congressional subpoena that (Congressman) Issa served him last October. With respect to 13 of the subpoena’s categories, Holder has provided no documents."

    "On Sunday,(WhiteHouse staffer) Axelrod denied helping Holder with such issues “ directly contradicting Holder’s testimony before Congress." (Yahoo News)

    "US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government."

    "The son of a heavy hitter in a powerful Mexican drug trafficking organization has filed explosive legal pleadings in Federal Court in Chicago accusing the US government of cutting a deal with the the “Sinaloa Cartel” that gave its leadership “carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States.” " (NarcoSphereNews)

    So President Obama signed off on a deal to arm Sinaloa (as DEA DID meet with this top Sinaloa Cartel guy), whose depositions in Chicago form the basis for the claim that:

    In return for all info., on all the other Cartels ( leading to the world's largest-ever coke bust, 23 tons of Zeta's coke), the DEA would lay off Sinaloa, and allow large jet aircraft (some say 747's) with their tons of coke & heroin, to enter the USA; land, & distribute without penalty.

    The guns are directly linked to hundreds of deaths, including a US Border Patrol guy. They armed Sinaloa to defeat the Zetas, who, it was apparently felt, represented an immediate danger to Mexico's Government.

    This issue alone makes me want a different President...

    1. Yes BUT we need to remember George Bush Jr and Sr did the exact same thing! For republicans to use this case as a reason to get rid of Obama is sheer hypocrisy. Operation Wide Receiver under Baby Bush was the exact same thing. Selling guns to the Mexican Cartel and brining back cocaine as payment. George Bush Sr. started it all in Vietnam. Then he continued it in Nicaragua out of Mena Arkansas and recruited Bill Clinton for that scam. Obama's AG that's taking the fall for Operation Fast and Furious was a long time advisor to Clinton who was up to his eyeballs in this sh*t.

  2. "US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath."

    "A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied with thousands of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious."

    "That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year."

    "...yet another chapter of US complicity in murder in Latin America to advance classified national interests, which, in this era, all too often are cloaked in the empty rhetoric of the war on drugs." (NarcoSphereNews)

    This is a very in-depth blog, Agent K, better even than BorderlandBeat. You can read a deep, long report on *Fast & Furious* on this link...

    I can't thank you enough for allowing me to post links here, and to comment, AK.

    1. Feel free. These are very good links. An example of how sometimes less is more. Interesting to see how government agencies are directly funding the drug related violence in Mexico. Makes ya kinda wonder about the motive. Aside from making money of course. It would almost seem like they are trying to discredit the current president in hopes one of his running mates who support the privatization of Mexico's oil will get elected. The oil in Mexico is nationalized. That must drive the oil companies crazy. The current president tried to privatize the oil a few years ago but backed down after massive protests. Now some of his opponents say they still want to privatize the county's oil and they are trying to use the drug related violence to discredit him. Things that make ya go hm....


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