by Rev. Richard Skaff
Attorney General Eric Holder stated on
February 25, 2009 that Mexican drug cartels pose a national security
threat, and issued a direct warning to these cartels that they
will be destroyed.
The warning came as the attorney general
and acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart
announced the completion of the final phase of DEA's "Operation
Xcellerator," which targeted the Sinaloa cartel, a major
western Mexico drug operation that has been expanding its reach
into the United States . .
Meanwhile, the bloodshed in the Mexican
cities continues to be extensive and has expanded its tentacles
of violence to various cities in Mexico. Lawlessness, corruption,
murders, decapitations, and kidnappings have taken the Mexican
cities by a storm, giving rise to a new radical group calling
itself the Juarez Citizens Command that is threatening to strike
back against lawlessness that has gripped Mexico for a long time.
The group stated that they are going to strike back by killing
one criminal a day until order and peace is restored. Similar
groups are popping up all across Mexico. .
In its last report, the US Department
of justice disclosed that 17.2 billion dollars in cash entered
Mexico in only the past two years as a result of money laundering
operation in their country. The report advised that Mexico and
Colombia are the principal destinations of narco resources that
operate in the US and that "the laundering of drug money
is a global industry" with transnational organizations present
in various countries. .
According to a DEA undercover operative,
the Mexican drug cartels have gained more and more of the American
market. They have grown bolder in their attempts to expand their
operations in Mexico and the United States . They now control
the ruling party in Mexico and operate the biggest drug business
on earth right here in the USA . .
Mexico's drug and violence problem now
engulfs the entire country, inundating cities along the U.S.-Mexico
border. The robust drug cartel reduced its position in the western
mountains, and lunged into the heart of national power in Mexico
City. The capital that was once relatively immune to such contemptuous
boldness of drug killings has become the scene of multiple assassinations
of high-ranking federal police officials in about a week. More
than 1,000 people have been killed in Mexico this year in drug-related
violence and about 6,290 in 2008. .
Mexican police and soldiers are battling
a wave of drug-related violence across the country, particularly
in northern areas bordering the US . The Mexican Federal Government
launched a campaign against drug-related violence more than two
years ago involving the deployment of around 36,000 troops across
The situation in Mexico has become so
dire and out of control that U.S. Defense secretary Gates stated
on March 01, 2009 that the US is in the position to provide more
help to Mexico in the fight against drug cartels operating near
the U.S. border. .
Not surprisingly, the violence has over-spilled
into the United States . Brian Ross of ABC news reported that
Phoenix Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America ,
with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of
Mexico City , and over 370 cases in 2008 alone. Phoenix police
Chief Andy Anderson told ABC news that if the situation doesn't
stop here and is not turned around, it will spread across the
nation. Another law enforcement officer compared the Arizona border
to that of Pakistan . .
Apparently, Mexico is in a losing battle
with drug cartels whose escalating violence is providing cover
for Marxist insurgents to become active. The newest cartel murderous
offensive raises troubling questions about the ability of the
Mexican government to provide safety and security for its citizens,
and heralds a future of bloody anarchy if officials cannot regain
control of the streets. As a result, the United will be coming
to the rescue. President Obama recently announced that he was
looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain
the violence but ruled out immediate military force. .
Ironically, while we are beating the drums
of national security and intervention, the Associated reported
on March 13, 2009 that Forbes magazine ranked Joaquin "El
Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most violent drug cartels on its
list of billionaires, with an estimated $1 billion fortune, at
No. 701, between a Swiss oil-trading tycoon and an American chemical
heir. Guzman , Mexico 's most-wanted fugitive, is believed to
head the Sinaloa cartel. President Felipe Calderon said Thursday
that "magazines are not only attacking and lying about the
situation in Mexico but are also praising criminals." .
Who benefits from the destabilization
of Mexico ?
KNX News radio station a subsidiary of
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) reported this week that most
of the guns that land in the hands of the drug cartel allegedly
came from the black market in the United States . Ironically,
most of the drugs that enter the United States from Mexico , have
been funneled to the Mexican drug lords through rendition flights
from Columbia (cocaine) and Afghanistan (opium) to Mexico , then,
rerouted to the US through the Mexican drug lords. Per example,
On September 24, 2007, a Florida based Gulfstream II jet aircraft,
number N987SA, crashed in the Yucatan . As it turns out, not only
was the plane used on at least three CIA rendition flights from
Europe and the United States to the Guantánamo torture
chamber, but it was loaded with tons of cocaine when it went down.
El Nuevo Herald reported that the CIA plane was loaded up with
3.3 tons of coke in Medellín, Colombia, and was used to
ferry "hundreds of delinquents," including alleged members
of the Taliban, to Cuba for water boarding and other specialties.
. (You can also see video of crash on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oszATUJ4IRE)
Historically, most of the illegal activities
especially in drugs and human trafficking, originate in the poorer
and the less developed areas of the world, then, moves across
borders to rich, developed country markets. In order for this
process to take place, criminal organizations are fostered, subsidized,
and protected by high level government officials, in order to
launder money throughout the international banking systems and
to increase the global cash flow. The IMF has reported in 2003,
that 1.5 trillion US dollars a year is laundered through banks,
where 500 to 600 billion dollars of that money is from drug trade
and the aggregate size of money laundering in the world could
be somewhere between 2 to 5 percent of the world's GDP. It has
also been a well known and documented fact in the press and in
congressional records that the US intelligence agencies have dealt
and circulated drugs in the US and abroad for many years.
So, is there a connection between our
global policies and the destabilization of Mexico?
It would make sense to assume that Mexico
is going to become a national security risk for the United States
, which in turn will justify our Samaritan military aid and intervention
to help the Mexican government contain the Mexican drug cartel.
Therefore, Mexico will become a safer place for transnational
corporations like Chevron and Exxon-Mobil. In addition, this process
will pave the way for the security and prosperity partnership
to unravel, as well as the privatization of Mexico 's oil and
natural resources and their takeover by the global corporations.
As a result, a massive transfer of wealth and power to the new
North American Union Government will unfold.
Is the American public aware and in agreement
with the SPP?
Are we going to witness more conflict
within our borders due to economic woes, or contrived attacks,
which in return will solidify further the iron hand of our new
Are we going to witness another major
economic collapse like the prospective commercial real estate
disaster that will cause major reverberations in the stock market,
will induce further impoverishment of the population, and will
lead to more bailouts leading to higher inflation, new currency,
and poorer standard of living?
Are we heading toward civil unrest incited
by the economic woes that will lead to the balkanization of America
Or, are we simply going to be led like
sheep to the slaughter house where we will give up our freedom
to satisfy our primal needs like food, shelter, and safety, then,
become totally impoverished, micro-chipped, and controlled, and
finally be forced into accepting the new global order?
1. ABC News, February 25, 2009. Holder
Vows 'Cartels Will Be Destroyed' Operation Targeted the Sinaloa
Cartel; Highlights Spread of Drug Gang Violence
2. The American Chronicle, January 20,
2009, The Revolution in Mexico has begun.
3. UPI, January, 21, 2009. New Juarez
police chief decapitated after 4 days.
4. Associated press, 03-01-09, Gates says
military can help Mexico in drug war.
5. AFP, March 2-9, 2009, Issue 9/10. Arizona
as dangerous as " Pakistan ," say top phoenix cop.
6. McClatchy Newspapers, March 12, 2009.
Obama: Troop move to Mexican Border under consideration.
8. Associated Press, March 13, 2009. Mexican
Drug Lord makes Forbes Billionaire list.
9. KNX News, (1070), March 11, 2009.
10. El Nuevo Herald, 11-29-2007 04:37
PM. Avión usado por la CIA y la DEA traficaba drogas
11. Associated Press, march 9, 2009. Obama
discusses U.S. military assistance to Mexico for drug war.