Courtesy of Karl Denninger, The Market Ticker
A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.
It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.
And not just guns….. worse.
Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 as long as the intel kept coming.
In other words The Federal Government was allegedly involved in directly covering for the transportation and distribution of drugs into the United States, protecting the Sinaloa Cartel from prosecution.
The documents that detail the relationship between the federal government and the Sinaloa Cartel have still not been released or subjected to review — citing matters of national security.
Yeah, it's a matter of national security all right when our own government is conspiring with a criminal cartel to kill people both with guns and drugs, shipping them right into our cities.
Would I be surprised to learn that this is true? Nope.
It's not like we haven't done it before in myriad places around the world……
But "nobody committed any crimes", right?