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Another shoe drops…

The El Paso Times has this article dealing with a new accusation made, in court, by the defense for a Mr. Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago of all places, a top lieutenant in the Sinaloa cartel, that’s very disturbing. The accusation? Heck, let me just post the article and let you know what this lawyer is alleging that agents in employ of our federal government have basically done:

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.

Now let me state that so far this is just a lawyer making the accusation in court, and not much more, but there is a lot of other information in this article that is quite pertinent to recent discussions about another such case involving federal agents engaging in what would amount to an grievous violation of their powers, in order to turn public opinion against the second amendment of our constitution – the right to bear arms against to protect oneself from a tyrannical government – which I found quite interesting.

The first of course is this revelation:

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.

If this turns out to be true it now shows a second operation where federal agents simply ignored precedent and law to further a goal. While not as harmful and frightening as your government running an operation so they could then create evidence to back their lies that the private US gun dealers seem to be the main suppliers of arms to the warring Mexican cartels just so they could sway public opinion in favor of their gun grabbing political agenda, it nevertheless shows a pattern of serious disregard for the security and safety of the American people. Again, if the story bears out, our government, in order to score a victory, allowed a Mexican cartel to sneak drugs into the US for information. Usually the left goes bullshit nuts when stuff like this is revealed, but then of course, it doesn’t get wide press coverage unless the news hurts non-democrats.

The government’s response to this allegation?

Randall Samborn, assistant U.S. attorney and spokesman for the Justice Department in Chicago, declined comment.

The court in Chicago had a status hearing on Wednesday and ordered the government to respond to allegations in Zambada-Niebla’s motion by Sept. 11.

I understand that. This guy simply might not know anything. I am certain that the people behind this – if it turns out to be true – wouldn’t advertise they did this, or, ever want to admit they did it. Let’s see how they respond.

However, what really intrigued me is the fact that this attorney doesn’t plan to just take the government’s likely answer that this didn’t happen at face value, but is expanding his probe to another real serious series of criminal acts by our feds, with full knowledge and consent for what was done going through the DOJ all the way up to the WH, for what now seems obviously done to sway public opinion and serve a dastardly political agenda.

Zambada-Niebla’s motion seeks U.S. government records about the 2003 Juárez case involving an informant who participated in several homicides for the Carrillo-Fuentes drug cartel, while under ICE’s supervision.

He also requested records about the ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious,” which permitted weapons purchased illegally in the United States to be smuggled into Mexico, sometimes by paid U.S. informants and cartel leaders.

This is gonna be interesting. I wonder if Eric Holder will suddenly find a reason to declare this guy a terrorist and demand he be shipped to Gitmo and face a military tribunal so they can avoid the headache this would cause them. Of course, since Holder also guaranteed us that they would get a guilty verdict if they brought terrorists to non-military courts – something he could only do if the outcome was already predetermined, making the whole thing nothing but a sham and show trial – I am sure he wouldn’t have trouble “bending” the law to somehow make this all go away or be delayed forever.

Finally I wanted to point this little tidbit out, because it is relevant to a conversation discussing casualty counts because of operation “Fast & Furious”:

“It is estimated that approximately 3,000 people were killed in Mexico as a result of ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’ including law enforcement officers in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, the headquarters of the Sinaloa cartel,” the court documents allege. “The Department of Justice’s leadership apparently saw this as an ingenious way of combating drug cartel activities.”

That’s a lot of dead people. Far more than a few hundred. I wonder where they got their numbers, but I am not surprised considering that this war has casualties in the double digits daily…

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  1. InsipiD says:

    The timing of this will just turn into a way to blame Bush for F&F, too.

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  2. Kimpost says:

    Why not just drop the blame game altogether, and focus on what’s been handled wrong, so that it won’t happen again? The ATF just does not seem to work all that well. The question is if it ever has.

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  3. JimK says:

    Really? So you’d advocate 1. Not bringing to justice the criminally negligent dirtbags that conceived, approved and ran this goatfuck in which people were actually murdered with these weapons, and 2. You’d still be saying the same thing under say, a Republican administration?

    Although I should add, I agree that the ATF may never have functioned in any capacity that reduced crime of any kind by any one. Especially the last 20-odd years, BATF if pretty much a “harass the law-abiding citizens” division of Treasury.
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  4. Kimpost says:

    No, but I’m just getting a bit tired of all the politicizing.

    If Obama indeed ordered Mexican, Colmbian and American assassinations-by-proxy, to help him further his political goals (gun grabbing in the US), then he should be sent to rot in a federal prison. If it leads to that, then fine, but It’s much more likely that the ATF, at least in some respects, just sucks – royally.

    If I sound overly tired it might be because we’ve all just witnessed a pathetic debt ceiling circus, and it wasn’t encouraging. In the end I found myself starting to hate everyone involved. Seeing the asshole politicians parading on various news channels was sickening. Especially since they did nothing really but to spout partisan talking points. The president of the United States of America actually asked people to call their congressmen. I mean, wtf? That was just low… call them yourself mother fucker.

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  5. JimK says:

    If I sound overly tired it might be because we’ve all just witnessed a pathetic debt ceiling circus, and it wasn’t encouraging. In the end I found myself starting to hate everyone involved.

    I certainly understand THAT. I can’t stand any of this bullshit posturing by anyone on any side of this frigging issue anymore.

    Water. Ammo. Dried good and a can opener. That’s all I keep thinking. :)
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