Sunday, September 4, 2011

Behind the U.S. Government's Arming of Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

By Justin Raimondo

While the US military is being sent overseas in search of monsters to destroy, ignoring the good advice of the Founders, closer to home another war is brewing – right on the US-Mexican border. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, killed on Dec. 21 near Rio Rico, Arizona, was murdered by drug cartel gunmen – using weapons smuggled across the US-Mexican border under the auspices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF).

While the cartels shoot up half of Mexico, and terrorize the other half, it seems they’ve been getting a helping hand from those geniuses in Washington, whose “law enforcement” agencies knowingly allowed sophisticated firearms to be smuggled across the border, into Mexico. As BATF special agent John Dodson told the House Oversight Committee:

“This is not a matter of some weapons that had gotten away from us or allowing a few to walk so that we could follow them to a much larger significant target. Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for criminals was the plan. This was the mandate.

“ATF is supposed to be the guardians – the sheep dogs that protect against the wolves that prey upon us – especially along our southern border. But rather than meet the wolf head on, we sharpened his teeth, added number to his claws, all the while we sat idly by watching, tracking, and noting as he became a more efficient and effective predator.”

This goes way beyond mere “blowback” – the CIA’s terminology for actions that produce unintended and unpleasant consequences. Because it’s hard to fathom exactly what was intended – unless it was the desire to sow chaos in Mexico and create a new threat to US citizens in the border states.

I’ve heard the official explanation – this was supposedly a plan to somehow entrap drug cartel chieftains – but it rings false when one realizes that this “mandate” involved the smuggling of thousands of guns, including assault rifles. Enough to equip a small army.

Now, armies exist for one purpose only: to fight and kill. Did the government officials behind “Fast and Furious” have anyone in mind when they imagined who the future targets of this army might be?

Read the rest here.


  1. Without a doubt this was a backdoor attempt at further civilian disarmament. It was being done this way in a calculated effort because the frontal assault on firearms has proven to be political suicide even to the Democrats these days.

    If you don't believe me, just think about how a couple years ago the talking point memo seemed to be out as obama, hillary, holder, etc all repeated the same nonsense figures about our "assault rifles" bought in us gun stores is what was fueling the drug cartels in Mexico. I have read that the other agencies involved, such as the FBI informants using TARP money, or the CIA openly arming the Sinolas and favoring them over the Zeta cartels, just seems to be far too much of a coincidence.

    I sincerely believe this was an attempt at justifying further gun regulations, but unfortunately for the fascists in our government too much info leaked on the internet and it was stopped, at least for now.

    A few more points:

    True "assault rifles" fire a smaller caliber in burst mode, not one shot for every trigger pull like with semi-auto rifles (99% of what is seen or owned in the US by civilians and available in gun stores). So anytime full auto or assault rifle terms are used, they are completely false.

    If you check out, then you will see that the murder total in 2010 was 13,636. Only 348 were murdered with rifles, and i am sure the "assault rifle" figure is even lower. That is less than 3% of all murders in the US last year! Over five times as many people were stabbed to death, and over twice as many were beaten to death with fists and hands.

    Yet what do fascist groups like the Brady Bunch, Chuckie Schumer, Mitt Romney, Holder, the media, etc focus on? Those evil assault rifles -- despite the murder rate with them involved being less than 3%! This shows that a psychological conditioning and emotional appeal is being made both now and laying the groundwork for future attempts.

    The last point I will make is the shocking truth about our 1968 Gun Control Act which first made use in US law of terms like "sporting purposes" and serves as the basis for our modern day restrictions on gun rights. Care to guess which National Socialist law this was ordered to be translated from a US senator for the basis of our law?

  2. I agree with Anon. Their primary goal was to destroy private gun ownership here. It was, I believe, intended to dupe Americans into believing that the private exchange and ownership of firearms now resulted in violence not only in the US, but was also being exported Mexico. They probably would have succeeded if they had not been so inept.

  3. Sure, destruction of private gun ownership is one goal of this.

    I had not thought about it, but agree with Raimondo's thesis, once I read it and tied it to our actions in the Middle East: the real purpose is to destabilize Mexico, a country rich in oil and minerals, and to establish U.S. control of it.

    That explanation, seems to me, sure does tie with our actions in Mexico and our actions elsewhere.

  4. I am sure it was both. It is also probably why the CIA is openly allied with the Sinola Cartel - there is probably some backroom deal between them already for oil. The zetas probably refuse to negotiate, or wanted more concessions.

    Make no mistake though: As Jeff Cooper once said, the real reason the DC politicians are terrified of civilians owning AR15s and AK47 civilian variants is not because of the minimal amount of crime they are used in, but they are scared that one day they will be used against them in a Thomas Jefferson style tree of liberty revolt.

    The establishment types in DC know that they can't continue to do the things they are doing without blowback from the american people one day, and they would much rather the people be disarmed.

  5. I agree, the purpose of this exercise was to provide the environment for disarmament of the peasants here in the US in advance of the food riots which will be here before the 2012 election.
    Even Americans, a notoriously servile and acquiescent bunch have limits.