SAYS - QUOTING SECRETARY CLINTON: 'WE'RE
OF THE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO. WE'RE BIG DRUGGIES'
SAM SAYS: 'AND IN 1847, WE WERE REAL THUGS WHEN
WE STOLE HALF OF MEXICO FROM THEM, AND IN 1910 ...'
[La Jornada, Mexico]
La Jornada, Mexico
Strategy of 'Chaos and Intervention' in Mexico
"The scene is deplorable: Mexicans
wiping out Mexicans while the United States, its security apparatus and its
banking system extract juice from the interplay of out-of-control drug trafficking
and consumption up there, and the sale of weapons here. Dollars in the North,
and bullets and piles of cadavers in the South."
By John Saxe-Fernández
Translated By Liz Essary
March 26, 2009
Mexico - La Jornada - Original Article (Spanish)
Hillary Clinton arrives at the Federal Police Command Center in Mexico City, Mar. 26.
BBC NEWS VIDEO: A Massive
crackdown across the United States against the Mexican drug cartels nets 750
people, $59 million in cash, 149 vehicles, three aircraft, three ships,
16,000 pounds of pot, 12,000 kilos of cocaine and over a million Ecstasy
pills, Feb. 25, 00:00:50
BBC NEWS VIDEO: In Mexico, Secretary of State Clinton says U.S. must take part of the blame for Mexico's drug-related violence, Mar. 25, 00:02:09
game" propagated by the security apparatus of the United States in Mexico has
four pillars: weapons, drugs, business, and chaos. The term "game" is
a misleading one. These are not spontaneous little pranks, but bloody schemes aimed
at removing judicial obstacles - from Bravo [Mexico] to Patagonia [Chile] - to
the hegemonic dominance and control of U.S. business over the human and
strategic natural resources of other nations. Mexico and Colombia are "field
tests" for promoting the doctrine of "flexible borders," just as
Ecuador experienced in Sucumbios last year.
[Editor's Note: This is a reference
to Colombia's attack, using U.S. equipment and command and control, on
Ecuadorian territory, in which a FARC leader taking refuge in Ecuador was killed].
The management of the U.S.
security apparatus over the dynamic of weapons, business and drugs is central to
the promotion of chaos and instability in these countries, and is the basis and
excuse for military intervention and occupation. There is really spectacular
and very disturbing information provided by official Mexican government
agencies about the inexhaustible supply of high caliber, high-technology
weapons being sent to Mexico under the noses (if not with the approval) of United
States customs: "at least" 29,000 advanced military weapons,
including 37 and 40mm MGL grenade launchers; 50mm Barrett rifles; submachine
guns and Belgian pistols imported by the U.S. and shipped to Mexico; weapons
designed to penetrate armored vehicles, M72 and AT4 anti-tank rockets; and fragmentation
grenades like those used against the population of Morelia
on September 15, 2008 - an operation used to launch the "Mérida Initiative."
Such armaments, by virtue of
their volume (impossible to escape detection by customs), their high caliber, along
with the likely deployment of mercenaries and/or undercover special forces, are
central ingredients of the model of " military expansion" pursued by
the Department of Defense in Mexico, mounted amidst the bloodbath that the militarization
of the drug war has become, and which launched six-years of orphaned legitimacy
after the contested
2006 presidential election.
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The scene is
deplorable: Mexicans wiping out Mexicans while the United States, its security
apparatus and its banking system extract juice from the interplay of out-of-control
drug trafficking and consumption up there, and the sale of weapons here. Dollars
in the North, and bullets and piles of cadavers in the South. All of which presents
serious risks to Mexico's sovereignty, territorial integrity and vast natural
It's a dynamic in which U.S.
spy agencies and Department of Defense, now under former CIA Director Robert
Gates, play a fundamental role: The inter-relationship with - and protection of
- the global business of drug trafficking and trafficking in weapons was well-illustrated
by the Iran-Contra Scandal:
a secret CIA operation to finance Reagan's war against the Sandinista
revolution using money from illegal arms trafficking to Iran.
[Editor's Note: During the
Reagan Administration, the White House's obsession with evading congressional
restrictions on aid to the Nicaraguan contras drove them to sell weapons and
spare parts to Iran's Mullahs. The episode is one of the more bizarre events in
U.S. foreign policy, and even included delivering a cake shaped like a key and
a Bible, signed by Reagan, to Iran's clerics; an episode that led the
embarrassed deliverer of the pastry surprise, National Security Adviser Robert
McFarlane, to tell a Congressional hearing, "Simply put, there was a cake
on the mission. I didn't buy it, bake it, cook it, eat it, present it, or
otherwise get involved with it"].
According to [Canadian
Chossudovsky, Gates was implicated in the Iran-Contra affair. Meanwhile, the
occupation forces in Afghanistan today support the drug trade that produces
close to $200 billion in revenue for organized crime, the intelligence agencies
and Western finance institutions. (Voces del Periodista, III-09).
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SEE ALSO ON THIS:
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El Universal , Mexico:
How Mexico Could Legalize Pot - Whether U.S. Likes it or Not
As Blood Flows, U.S. Gets Serious About the Battle for Mexico
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La Tercera, Chile
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El Financiero, Mexico:
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Furthermore, it has been documented that the CIA played a central
role in the development of both Latin American and Asian drug triads. These
legendary businesses and "arrangements" continue " under the
protection of the U.S. intelligence services," indicating the tacit
approval of the new Democrat government, which also provides a basis for the
proper interpretation of a document of U.S. Joint Forces Command, the focal
point of which is the chaos in Mexico - to which the United States would be
obliged to respond given the consequences to its domestic security. What wasn't
mentioned is the role of the United States in the genesis of chaos brought about
by the arms-business-drug triad.
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