Report: U.S. worked with Mexico’s largest drug cartel

Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michacan, (CAM), ride on a sandbag filled truck while trying to flush out alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel from the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2014. The vigilantes say they are liberating territory in the so-called Tierra Caliente and are aiming for the farming hub of Apatzingan, said to be the cartel's central command. Mexican military troops are staying outside the town and there are no federal police in sight. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michacan, (CAM), ride on a sandbag filled truck while trying to flush out alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel from the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

In Mexico, armed citizens are fighting drug cartels.

In the U.S., federal agents helped the largest drug cartel do business, reports El Universal, one of Mexico’s largest and most respected newspapers.

The article alleges between 2000 and 2012 that Drug Enforcement Agency agents and U.S. Department of Justice officials cooperated with Sinaloa cartel, allowing the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs into the U.S. in return for information on smaller groups.

The newspaper says it interviewed “hundreds” of credible sources for the story, and provides corroborating U.S. court documents.

Federal officials have not commented.

El Universal said it is not known if the deal between U.S. prosecutors and Sinaloa exists today, but the stated years of the operation coincide with the rise of drug cartels and violence in Mexico.

The deal has worked out well for Sinaloa, which U.S. officials have called the “most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.”

Sinaloa imports $3 billion in heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine each year to Chicago and distributed 200 tons of cocaine in the U.S. between 1990 and 2008.

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AmeriKKKan

January 14th, 2014
12:58 pm

Does this Suprise anyone???? Iran Contra ring a bell? The Beloved Ronald Raegan was the Worse Crack Cocaine dealer of All-Time!! I hope and pray this story is BS as it makes no sense letting the Biggest Operations through while they bust the “little guys.” If we did do this I wouldn’t be shocked.

Hidden agenda

January 14th, 2014
1:04 pm

The entire Iran-Contra affair was funded through cocaine/crack sales by the CIA through the urban centers of the US. They began the crack epidemic of the late 80s. The war on drugs only continues because the US government through various agencies (mostly the CIA and DEA) make so much money from drugs being illegal. Add to that the revenue that pour into cops, judges, courts, jails, prisons, and all of the associated businesses and its easy to see why we not longer have freedom in this country. Creating a problem first is the easiest way to justify stealing (taxation) all the money you need to “solve” it.

Old Blue

January 14th, 2014
1:07 pm

So that’s how our tax dollars are being spent.

jo

January 14th, 2014
1:26 pm

So it is Reagan’s fault? Obama is the current President and needs to answer for this and many other illegal/shady issues.

Bee Hive Haired cashier at Dooleys Den

January 14th, 2014
1:34 pm

Why can’t I post here? I had to sneak in through the back to post.

For those of you who don’t remember, or rather not remember when a president worked out a deal with the devil to achieve a limited goal, watch this Bill Moyers documentary from 1987:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17720.htm

@jo the mongoloid

January 14th, 2014
1:37 pm

It goes on way before Reagan…..Eisenhower was one of the first to make shady deals. For this particular instance, we need to scrutinize W as he was the supreme court appointed president. He learned well from his daddy in this area.

Vintage Left

January 14th, 2014
1:44 pm

AmeriKKKan LIED and cannot spell … “The Beloved Ronald Raegan was the Worse Crack Cocaine dealer of All-Time!! ”

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AmeriKKKan, you forgot to blame Busch! AmeriKKKan can spell the current President’s name correctly because the people you worship to the bitter end get all the respeKKKt.

Gatornation

January 14th, 2014
2:08 pm

Quite entertaining story but not news by far. Anyone with a brain knows how things work in this country. LOL

Mental Floss

January 14th, 2014
2:15 pm

The bulk / overwhelming majority of the Drug Cartel takes place in the community organizer’s hometown, plus the fact that the biggest years (2008-2012) / numbers ($$$$$) fall directly under the BHO administration.

The asylum boom in Illegal Aliens from Mexico has skyrocketed in the BHO administration.

Numbers and fact don’t lie, but the media sure does for the survival of BHO.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2013/Sinaloa-Cartel/

say what?

January 14th, 2014
2:20 pm

Could you people please stop bashing the crooked past, present, and future POTUS long enough to read the other News to Me links.
I find it hilarious that the question of art imitating life or life imitating art has been unequivocally answered in the meth network of New Mexico. Blue and red meth based on a now-defunct AMC channel show. Talk about funny.

Bumper

January 14th, 2014
2:31 pm

“In the U.S., federal agents helped the largest drug cartel do business,…”

Not to mention the fact that our government allowed a boatload of illegally acquired weapons into Mexico which the cartellistas then used to murder one of our own agents (see “Furious, Fast and”).

Curious

January 14th, 2014
2:43 pm

Nobody cares that this is happening; only which President is to blame.

No wonder things like this keep on coming.

Curiouser

January 14th, 2014
3:00 pm

Nobody cares that this is happening, only which President is to blame besides Obama. The all mighty king of this country shall never be at fault. No wonder things like this keep on because it is always Bush’s Fault, capitalized to show the importance of the matter.

Hidden agenda

January 14th, 2014
3:33 pm

My posts have been more than clear over time that I consider both the republican and democratic parties and their elected officials to be the greatest source of problems in this country. Certainly NO other party can be blamed for where we are. Third parties like the Libertarians actively serve to bring up critical and grossly ignored issues during their campaigns, but the sheep of America don’t seem to care and seem to believe that “things will be different this time” (you fill in the rep/dem candidate of your choice).

To add further balance to the charge that Reagan and Bush (as VP) were using the CIA to funnel crack into the inner cities and use the profits to fund the Contras in Central America, there is more than enough evidence to show that all of the coke came through Mena, Arkansas under the watchful eye of Bill Clinton who was governor at the time. Many deaths are associated with Mena and the Clintons and they all center around this drug trafficking operation. Yeah, the problems are deep and widespread throughout our government. Nobody should still be under the delusion that there is actually a difference between the two parties on things that REALLY matter to the common man.

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war eagle

January 14th, 2014
4:23 pm

First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

The men’s alleged crime? Belonging to a gay organization. The punishment? Up to 10 years in jail under the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, which has elicited international condemnation for criminalizing gay marriage, gay organizations and anyone working with or promoting them.

There were varying accounts of how many arrests were made in Nigeria’s Bauchi state, and a local law enforcement official denied that anyone was tortured. Nevertheless, the aggressive police action shows that Africa’s most populous country is attempting to enforce anti-gay measures that are becoming increasingly common throughout the continent.

In this instance, authorities responded to an unfounded rumor that the United States had paid gay activists $20 million to promote same-sex marriage in this highly religious and conservative nation, according to an AIDS counselor, who spoke on condition for fear that he would be arrested.

An officer pretending to be a gay man then joined a group being counseled on AIDS, according to Dorothy Aken’Ova, executive director of Nigeria’s International Center for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights.

Aken’Ova said police detained four gay men over the Christmas holidays and tortured them until they named others allegedly belonging to a gay organization. She gave no details of what she called torture, but the AIDS counselor said the four men were brutally beaten until they gave up names.

The police have now arrested 38 men and are looking for 168 others, according to Aken’Ova, whose organization is helping provide legal services to the men. The AIDS counselor said he has helped secure bail for some of the 38 detainees. They both said dozens of homosexuals have fled Bauchi in recent days.

Chairman Mustapha Baba Ilela of Bauchi state Shariah Commission, which oversees regulation of Islamic law, said that 11 gay men have been arrested over the past two weeks. He said community members helped “fish out” the suspects and that “we are on the hunt for others.”

Bauchi state has both a Western-style penal code and Shariah, or Islamic law, which is implemented to different degrees in nine of Nigeria’s 36 states. About half of the country’s more than 175 million people are Muslims, the other half Christians.

Ilela said all 11 arrested — 10 Muslims and a non-Muslim — signed confessions that they belonged to a gay organization, but that some of them retracted the statements in court.

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Bernie31

January 14th, 2014
5:14 pm

Ronald Reagan and OLLIE NORTH…Two of the Biggest Drug Dealers that have ever walked shores of these UNITED STATES.

Uh…huh.

@ war eagle

January 14th, 2014
5:38 pm

Is that manifesto your coming out letter? Sorry dude or dudette, this about President Obama being THE Biggest Drug Dealer to have ever walked these shores and Bernie31 being THE Biggest Obama Brown Noser of these UNITED STATES.

Uh … Huh.

James McElroy Esq. Duke of Earl III

January 14th, 2014
7:13 pm

Yawn. I getting another beer.

Ga Dave

January 14th, 2014
8:47 pm

Illegal drugs permeate every level of our society despite the “war” on drugs (that we’ve been losing for years). In our society, if you want drugs you can find them, and the result is $billions our taxes wasted on the “war,” $billions taken out of our economy and sent to criminal organizations, scarce police resources diverted for the occasional “big” drug bust (never involving the kingpins), nonviolent drug users given long criminal sentences and becoming a part of the largest per capita incarceration class of citizens in the world, crime from those who turn to it to buy drugs, and corruption as public servants are tempted by quick profits. Prohibition enforcement didn’t work with alcohol, it created the exact same problems, and somehow those in power believe it will work in the case of drugs. The definition of insanity is doing the same unproductive thing over and over again expecting a different result. It’s high time (no pun intended) that we changed direction and explore other alternatives including looking at the system Portugal has adopted. See, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal#Law_and_criminal_justice

Don't Tread

January 14th, 2014
10:07 pm

They allow them to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs, in addition to allowing them to buy weapons.

But hey, 0bama is the greatest man ever to walk the earth according to liberals, and has a Nobel Peace Prize to prove it. I suppose being able to buy drugs makes liberals happy…they’re the ones that have been screaming for legalization.

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Ben

January 15th, 2014
9:08 am

Don’t worry, we can totally trust our government to do the right thing. In fact, we should vastly expand their power and control over us. I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we come up with a new healthcare system in which the government dictates to insurance companies how to run their businesses based on a whim of the moment?

I’m sure it will go over well considering how honest and open and trustworthy they have proven to be. And it’s not just the U.S. government. All governments are awesome and should be trusted. They never lie, they always want peace, especially ones run by crazy Muslim theocrats seeking nuclear weapons.