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Bloviating Zeppelin: First: BATFE's Fast & Furious; Now: DEA Launders Cash For Mexican Drug Cartels

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First: BATFE's Fast & Furious; Now: DEA Launders Cash For Mexican Drug Cartels


And it goes from deadly stupid to completely incomprehensible.

It was bad enough that USBP Agent Brian Terry was killed as the result of BATFE's "Fast and Furious" cock-up. And that documents relating to that event were sealed in order to purposely cover the asses of Mr Obama's higher-ups. Deniability. Just not plausible in any fashion.

Now, America's DEA is allegedly laundering money for Mexican drug cartels. From RT.com:

The Mexican Drug War has so far yielded around 50,000 deaths and has become one of the biggest problems poised on North America during the last century.

It might be a tremendous tally of lost lives, but just as impressive though is the amount of money that the US has invested in the war. Since attempting to cooperate in the battle against dangerous cartels in the south, the United States has moved millions of dollars of narcotics and profits around the world in a money laundering scheme meant to infiltrate the seedy underbelly of Mexico’s drug trade.

What America did, instead, was consequentially fund a deadly campaign that has left a bodycount built with the massacre of thousands of journalists, officers, agents and civilians.

Recent reports obtained by the New York Times reveals that American drug enforcement agents posed as money launderers in an elaborate scheme that was meant to install men within the ranks of the cartels and take them down from the inside. The documents suggest that American agents worked hand-in-hand with Mexican law enforcement officials and a Colombian informant working undercover in 2007 to try to get to the inside. Doing so, they participated in massive felonies, moving millions worth of contraband and cash all over the world.

According to the documents made possible through an extradition order by the Mexican Foreign Ministry, US efforts in conjunction with Mexican and Columbia contacts included a plethora of wire transfers of tens of thousands of dollars at a time and the illegal smuggling of millions of dollars in cold, hard cash. The Times reports that there was also at least one in-depth international incident that led to American agents accompanying a massive coke shipment from Ecuador, into Dallas, Texas and then Madrid.

Wonderful. US agents were coke security escorts for major drug dealers.

Let me be blunt: this isn't what I learned at Quantico. But it makes me glad I left the federal venue, lo, those many years ago.

And wait, it'll get better: just like "Fast and Furious," NO ONE in the AG's office will know ANYTHING about this. Source New York Times article is here.

I can hear the sphincters clenching and slamming shut in DC from here.

BZ

4 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

If ignorance is bliss, those SOBs at Justice are practically orgasmic...

Tue Jan 10, 07:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, SPOT ON.

BZ

Tue Jan 10, 08:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Average American said...

The hard part to swallow is that the knucklehead in the White House can pass this one off to Bush. Even Holder gets a pass, neither was in office in 2007. That said, it still is absolutely unforgivable that this crappish behavior EVER happens. Don't these frigging dimwits have even a single brain cell?

Wed Jan 11, 11:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

It doesn't matter who or when; it should NEVER have occurred, as you indicate.

BZ

Wed Jan 11, 11:19:00 AM PST  

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