Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the Sinaloa Cartel’s logistics coordinator, now in U.S. custody, states that Fast and Furious wasn’t about tracking guns in order to take down Mexican drug cartels, but about supplying drug cartels with guns—specifically and exclusively the Sinaloa Cartel.
In a motion submitted by his lawyer, Zambada-Niebla makes the startling claim that the Sinaloa Cartel was supplied guns by the U.S. government in exchange for information on rival Mexican cartels. Not only did the Sinaloa Cartel get a steady stream of AK-47s, but were given carte blanche to traffic billions of dollars of drugs into the U.S.
It was just a matter of business. One could call it the Chicago Way—taking out one’s competition: the U.S. government would intercept and arrest rival gangs with Sinaloa Cartel “agents’” info, and the Sinaloa Cartel would take up the slack. The U.S. government looked good, winning the drug war, apprehending the bad guys. And the Sinaloa Cartel made billions.
Of course the government got to then blame U.S. gun dealers for arming the drug cartels and call for stricter gun control.
We could call it a win-win-win situation.
Of course it was wildly illegal.
But that never stopped the Obama Administration before.
Is that what are in the documents Obama is keeping from the public eye with his blanket Executive Privilege over tens of thousands of Fast and Furious documents?
This is not the allegation of some lackey sweeping up cocaine spilled on the floor in Mexico. Our own government has charged Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla with smuggling a billion dollars of drugs into the U.S., of being a close associate of Sinaloa Cartel head Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
How did this all come about?
Zambada-Niebla, of course being a member of the Sinoloa Cartel was granted “hands off” status by the DEA, FBI, and ATF, and therefore was granted immunity, and thus feels he’s been unjustly charged. According to a motion filed by his lawyer:
The United States government considered the arrangements with the Sinaloa Cartel an acceptable price to pay, because the principal objective was the destruction and dismantling of rival cartels by using the assistance of Sinaloa Cartel—without regard for the fact that tons of illicit drugs continued to be smuggled into Chicago and other parts of the United States and consumption continued virtually unabated.
Essentially, the theory of the United States government in waging its “war on drugs” has been and continues to be that the “end justifies the means” and that it is more important to receive information about rival drug cartels’ activities from the Sinaloa Cartel in return for being allowed to continue their criminal activities, including and not limited to their smuggling of tons of illegal narcotics into the United States. This is confirmed by recent disclosures by the Congressional Committee’s investigation of the latest Department of Justice, DEA, FBI, and ATF’s “war on drugs” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
The ironic thing is that Zambada-Niebla has joined the ranks of Darrell Issa and the American people in demanding Fast and Furious documents. Continuing from Zambada-Niebla’s motion:
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