October 12, 2012
Stratfor Wikileaks: Did US give guns to Sinaloa Mexican drug gang?
Was Eric Holder's Fast and Furious gun running operation just stupidity mixed with a plan to blame legal gun owners for the killings in Mexico? Or was Fast and Furious more sinister -- given that most of the guns went to the Sinaloa drug cartel, which did most of the killing? Was that just an accident, or was Fast and Furious designed to give the Sinaloa cartel victory in the Mexican drug war? Now Alex Newman of The New American has found Wiki-leaked emails from an Mexican diplomat to the intelligence newsletter Stratfor. The emails indicate that "Federal authorities in the United States have been quietly supporting certain Mexican criminal empires, especially the Sinaloa drug cartel, in a bid to solidify the syndicates' reign as dominant powerbrokers ... If cartel chiefs cooperate with authorities, "governments will allow controlled drug trades," the (Wiki-leaked) diplomatic source wrote. ... One 2011 email ... indicated that American troops were already operating...(Read Full Post)