Monday, September 17, 2012

More violent murders in Mexico’s repulsive drug violence

The dismembered bodies of 17 men were found Sunday on a farm in a part of central Mexico disputed by violent drug cartels. The bodies were naked, mutilated and stacked with chains around their necks. They had been killed elsewhere and dumped on the property.

Some 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since late 2006. On Friday, 16 dead bodies were found in northern Mexico. Nine of those dead were found hanging from a bridge in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo.

Authorities have warned of an increase in gang violence following the arrest of Jorge Eduardo "El Coss" Costilla, the top boss at the Gulf drug cartel, one of the country's seven powerful crime syndicates. Costilla's arrest came one week after authorities detained Mario Cardenas, another top Gulf Cartel leader.

Now let’s take a step back and remember a recent headline about the HSBC getting caught laundering money for the Mexican cartels. The scandal drew in British trade minister “lord” Green after Labour warned he had "serious questions" to answer about the way the bank laundered money for drug cartels, terrorists and pariah states while he was at the helm.

Green was chief executive of Britain's biggest bank between 2003 and 2006 and was its chairman until 2010 when he resigned to take up a position of trade minister in the coalition government.

A damning Senate report - which concluded the bank had a "pervasively polluted" culture - covers the period 2004 to 2010 and shows that HSBC subsidiaries moved billions of dollars around the financial system from countries such as Iran and Syria as well moving cash for Mexican drug cartels.

However, “lord” Strathclyde, the leader of the upper house, brushed off Labour requests for Green to answer questions on the grounds that he is not accountable to peers for his business career. I kid you not. That is evil. Nothing but. OK so it’s time to re examine that scandal. Good thing I didn’t call it a conspiracy because no one would think it really happened when in reality it did.

Just like the BCCI’s laundering of drug money was tied to senior intelligence agencies, the HSBC’s money laundering appears to be tied to senior government officials. Kinda like the Rupert Murdoch wire tapping scandal. The banking spin doctors did a magnificent smoke and mirrors presentation on behalf of ll Green. They said of all people he must be the most shocked and disappointed because he has always been the moral compass of the banking industry. Bravo! What a hilarious performance. What’s worse is the people bought it. Sad but true. Why? Because the opposition parties weren’t allowed to ask him any questions about it. That is NOT a democracy. Oh right, monarchy and all.

I’m not going to get too much into it today, but I will. We need to follow up on the major banks that have been involved in money laundering for the Mexican cartels that were no doubt also tied to Operation Fast and Furious. We can’t let Obama’s Oliver north take the fall for this. We need to follow the money and follow up on the money laundering in the banking industry. Including but not limited to the Carroll Foundation Charitable Trust fraud tied to the HSBC.

The point I want to stress here is that a British politician who was CEO of the HSBC during the time it was accused of laundering drug money for the Mexican cartel is being protected from having to answer questions in the British Parliament because some idiot who calls himself a lord says he doesn’t have to answer any questions about his involvement in the money laundering on the grounds that he is not accountable to peers for his business career. That needs to be addressed.


  1. AK, I'm wondering why you write "lord" in lower case *l*; and hyphens.

    You are aware, right, that these men are legally and normally ennobled, by their high rank held; and hereditary position. They were probably born into families that already had the title, given to previous men, then the title is passed to an elder son on the father's death. It's quite normal, nothing illegal there.

    The correct appellation is, of course, Lord, not your strange style, "lord." I can't understand it, we are talking about the rules of a foreign country here, you can't just make up what one wants to be true.

    And BTW, if British rules for Lords allow them to have a business, whilst being a Lord, well, in the end, that's their business, not ours.

    1. Because Jesus said call no man lord or master. It's like the movie Braveheart when Robert the Bruce talks about the "Nobles." Owning land and starving peasants, does that make me Noble? The American revolution was about equality. All men, and women, are created equal. They do the same thing here in supreme court which I oppose. In provincial court you address the judge as your honour. In supreme court you address them as my lord. I take offense to the term. Especially in the case of Stephen Green.

  2. Agent K, this one is close to home for us, two of our guys, Leon O. & Jim P., found the bodies; when out on a forestry survey, from the Clearwater Forestry office; where I worked for 5 years:

    BOWDEN, Alta. — A man convicted of murdering an entire family from British Columbia apologized Tuesday for his devastating actions, but it wasn’t enough to secure his release from prison."

    "The National Parole Board ruled David Shearing still has violent sexual fantasies, hasn’t completed sex offender treatment and is not ready for freedom."

    “It’s quite hard to imagine any crimes more serious or more reprehensible than the ones you committed,” the board said after a hearing at Bowden prison north of Calgary. “There still is present a large number of risk concerns.”

    "Shearing shot and killed George and Edith Bentley, their daughter Jackie and her husband, Bob Johnson, while the family was on a camping trip in interior B.C. in 1982."

    "He kept the Johnsons’ daughters Janet, 13, and Karen, 11, alive for almost a week and sexually assaulted them before taking them into the woods, one at a time, and killing them, too."

    I flew over his house one time; it's terribly isolated, esp. in winter, a lone house in the middle of nowhere.

    Folks don't realize how very violent it can be in the back country. There's all kinds of weirdos out there, who never got to see a's shocking to find that there is NO mental health help in our Interior.

  3. The USG. puts out its final report on Operation "Fast And Furious":

    "The 18-month investigation, the only independent review of "Fast and Furious", concluded that Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. had no prior knowledge of operation, a position he has long held despite intense criticism from lawmakers who earlier voted him in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over some Justice Department documents regarding "Fast and Furious."

    "Less than an hour after the findings were announced Wednesday by the Justice Department inspector general's office, two of the individuals -- Kenneth Melson, the former head of the ATF, and Deputy Assistant Atty. Gen. Jacob Weinstein -- announced they were stepping down." (BorderlandBeat Blog)

    This is an obvious cover-up for AG Holder, who cannot step down without seriously hurting the President's re-election chances...

    What a disgusting, lying white-wash; put it ALL on guys lower down the food-chain, and PRAY the public doesn't notice with all the election hype circulating.

    The full 18-month Report:

    Just thank Saint Muerte that those 747-loads, 10 TONS of 90% purity cocaine per 747; made it safely to southern US major airports; so the unloading could proceed as planned, from Chapo Guzman of the Sinaloa Cartel.

    We live in a vile world at times...

  4. Indeed. Eric Holder, yeah that's the guy. Obama's Oliver North. He was Deputy AG for Bill Clinton. Given the Clinton's involvement in Mena Arkansas it is of no surprise Holder was involved with Fast and Furious. Same thing different pile.

  5. "Fast & Furious";

    "The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border."

    “On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,” according to a version of the Univision report in English." (Univision)


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