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January 13, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Business Insider reported a bombshell this afternoon. It reports, by translating Spanish-language reporting from El Universal, that the US government has had a relationship with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel since the Clinton administration. That relationship/alliance was used to damage Mexico’s other drug cartels, but at a great price: Sinaloa alone imports about 80% of the illegal drugs that make their way to Chicago. The alleged deal allowed the cartel to import drugs virtually without fear of capture or punishment by the US government.

While the relationship predates the Obama administration, El Universarl reports that one part of it does not. The information came out after the arrest of a Sinaloa capo

[Sinaloa cartel officer Vincente] Zambada-Niebla also alleged that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals. (If true, that re-raises the issue regarding what Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running arrangements.)

A Mexican foreign service officer told Stratfor in April 2010 that the U.S. seemed to have sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.

The story reports that DEA agents met with high-level Sinaloa officials more than 50 times since 2000. The DEA has not commented on the story.

At the very least, this story should re-open what had become a dormant investigation into Fast and Furious.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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prior to this all becoming public, hitlery and obozo were stating in their speeches that 90%+ of the guns being used along the border were coming from the u.s. in truth, the number was somewhere around 10% +/-. the numbers needed to be higher if the Kenyan was going to start using it as an excuse to start clamping down on our gun rights. thus was born fast & furious. I watched it happen and was waiting to see obozo being interviewed by the brady bunch on t.v. that weekend morning when he said he had 'something going on (gun control) under the radar', as he crossed his legs and grinned. I've been watching the gun control nuts for decades.

from what was being reported on the web at the time, gun shops on this side of the border were being coerced into selling those thousands of untagged guns to known criminals by our fed's. typically, drug guys like fully automatic weapons, not our single shot hunting rifles. and isn't it strange how they kept leaving the u.s. f & f guns behind, to be found at the scene of their mass murders? at that time I questioned what kind of relationship existed w/ the cartels to get them to come into legal gun shops and purchase the guns (on camera). its called in honest places, pumping up the numbers and creating a false flag.

let me know when you want to hear about odumbo's first international screwup, when he tried to get the very unpopular (marxist) zalaya illegally and unconstitutionally reinstalled into the Honduran presidency. they made a laughing stock out of our most transparent Kenyan, evar. it looks like the fools were attempting to try out their new voter fraud mechanisms there, until the Hondurans smelled it out and outfoxed them.
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Let's see ... The government under the Clintons started an underground partnership with the Sinoloa cartel that runs 80% of drugs into the US up through Chicago. Now, we have a President who hails from the cesspool of Chicago politics and who had to defeat Hillary Clinton in order to get elected.

Does that mean that the cartels have now exerted enough influence in American politics through this opening that they are buying and selling our presidential elections?
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Now go connect the HSBC scandal and the words spoken in Great Britian in the House of Lords regarding the mysteriously appearing 15 Trillion transferred into their country and into HSBC.. by...Eric Holder. Connecting the dots yet?
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Sharyl Attkisson reported on Zambada-Niebla a few years ago and his claims. Even if F&F wasn't part of deal with the DEA, isn't it obvious that the US and the GOM were well aware of the "heads" and organizational structure of the cartels. The DOJ was able to funnel the guns. The US wouldn't need FFL's to help arm the cartels.
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The use of FFL dealers to dispense guns to the mexican drug cartel(s?) was a deliberate strategy.
First it gives a layer of "plausible deniability" to the thugocricy in Washington.
Second, it gives batfe an excuse to crack down on FFL dealers as part of their agenda to disarm American citizens.
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It ain't just what Holder knew and when. It implicates both Leon Panetta as CIA Director and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, as well as the Administrator of the DEA and the Director of the FBI (both of whom report to Holder).
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The Czarist police had the same tactics, which finally have huge cost: it is just pressing an adder to your breast.
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Well if an arrested drug dealer says it then I for one consider it ironclad 100% truth. When Vinnie the Crackhead down the block was arrested he revealed that Richard Nixon is actually an alien and the Emperor of the Moon. lol lol hitlery obongo all conservatives are literally retarded.
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This was pretty obvious from the beginning and answered a lot of questions. I guess there wasn't a "smoking gun" (sorry!) until now.
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That seems to explain why the guns were walked, then just waited for them to turn up "sometime". Massive incompetence could also explain it (this is the ATF after all).
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Get Horatio Caine on the job.
40 weeks ago
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prior to this all becoming public, hitlery and obozo were stating in their speeches that 90%+ of the guns being used along the border were coming from the u.s. in truth, the number was somewhere around 10% +/-. the numbers needed to be higher if the Kenyan was going to start using it as an excuse to start clamping down on our gun rights. thus was born fast & furious. I watched it happen and was waiting to see obozo being interviewed by the brady bunch on t.v. that weekend morning when he said he had 'something going on (gun control) under the radar', as he crossed his legs and grinned. I've been watching the gun control nuts for decades.

from what was being reported on the web at the time, gun shops on this side of the border were being coerced into selling those thousands of untagged guns to known criminals by our fed's. typically, drug guys like fully automatic weapons, not our single shot hunting rifles. and isn't it strange how they kept leaving the u.s. f & f guns behind, to be found at the scene of their mass murders? at that time I questioned what kind of relationship existed w/ the cartels to get them to come into legal gun shops and purchase the guns (on camera). its called in honest places, pumping up the numbers and creating a false flag.

let me know when you want to hear about odumbo's first international screwup, when he tried to get the very unpopular (marxist) zalaya illegally and unconstitutionally reinstalled into the Honduran presidency. they made a laughing stock out of our most transparent Kenyan, evar. it looks like the fools were attempting to try out their new voter fraud mechanisms there, until the Hondurans smelled it out and outfoxed them.
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There were rumors of gun and drug running out of Mena, Arkansas back during the Clinton years. (Yes, I owned my own copy of the Clinton Chronicles). However, I tend to doubt these multiple party conspiracy theories. Too easy for an opponent looking for re-election and/or supporting the competition to let intel leak at the right time.
It'd take a lot to convince me a hard liner like John Ashcroft was involved in anything like that as well.
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