JSOU: "U.S. Military Engagement with Mexico" (NORTHCOM takeover report exposed)

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My Commentary:
While the neocon sheeple are busy being distracted by a Russian-ran civilian nuclear power plant in Iran, and boogeymen (CFR member) "Muslims" are building a foundation-funded cultural center near Ground Zero, a war is brewing right at their backdoor step.

I don't think for a minute that the foundation-funded "Reconquista" movement is the end all to be all to bring in a NAU.  I believe "Reconquista", La Raza, Mexican-state sponsored emigration into America (remember those comic books?), and the open borders are the false flag(s)  necessary for what's ahead.  The only way a NAU can be pulled off, is for NORTHCOM to fully occupy Mexico militarily.  This report I'm about to show is the recipe book for pulling that off. 

Alex Jones predicted 9/11; birther truther tenther predicts a false flag attack in the Southwest to be blamed on Mexicans.  I had a feeling about this since 2008, but this report by Joint Special Operations University really reinforced my gut feeling with concrete.


PDF report retrieved from here:
http://jsoupublic.socom.mil/publications/jsou/JSOU10-2turbivilleMexico_final.pdf



My summarized version of this report is that the United States and Mexico have had a bitter history up to World War II.  Mexico has lost lots of land to the US, and that Mexico City was once occupied by American forces.  In WWII, Mexico allied with the US because of German plots to take over America by way of Mexico. After the 1970s, and exponentially increasing after the 1990s, the Mexican Military has been INCREMENTALLY doing merger exercises with the United States.  Historical distrust of American military forces by Mexican forces has had an inverse effect in the last 4 decades.  They went from distrusting to almost the verge of being dependent on America.  After being buttered up with pomp and circumstance parades, marches, drills, speeches, etc. the Mexican military is ready to play ball WITH America's military.

With Mexico becoming a "failed state", American military intervention is necessary.  The United States will NOT fight Mexican troops; they will fight WITH Mexican troops. 

More of my commentary:
My opinion, is that this will be "Mexicanization" just like Kissinger's detente policy of Vietnamization.  America's boys will be conducting supporting roles and "assisting" Mexican soldiers in "counterinsurgency".  Mexicanization will be perpetual, due to the Mexicans receiving the counterinsurgency training, and then "joining the bad guys", the narcoparamilitaries, because they pay better.

I'm sure you'll figure out who the enemy is in all of this, it is the Mexican citizenry, just like DHS was set-up to fight American citizenry.  With US military intervention will come wanton abuses of Mexican peasants, all in the name of fighting the "counterinsurgency" of the drug cartels.  Sombreros will be the new turban, if you know what I am saying.

IMHO, legalization of cocaine will cause this murderous/treasonous plot to fail flat on its face.  I'd rather some kids get high off of OTC cocaine bought from a drug store, then have this upcoming war.  Kids do "huffing" all of the time, and spray paint, thinner, and gasoline are easy to buy, but we don't have a gigantic police state to enforce that.  We don't need a gigantic police state mechanism to enforce poor decisions such as drug abuse.  I believe cocaine can be destructive, but if it was OTC at a drug store, it probably wouldn't be a big deal.  Aspirin is OTC, kids down the whole bottle and end up in the emergency room on suicide watch, but society rolls along.

If the borders were guarded along time ago, cocaine was decriminalized, and we imposed tariffs on imports, none of this mess would have happened.  If Mexicans had gun rights, private property rights, and economic liberties, they wouldn't emigrate here by the tens of millions illegally.

It's classical problem-reaction-solution
Problem: Drug cartels/illegal immigration/ crime
Reaction: Demand more "security" and demand military assist "failed state" Mexico
The false Solution: Second Mexican-American war resulting in a North American Union.



Here are some excerpts from that JSOU report:
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9/11 and Beyond: U.S. Northern Command and the Quickening Pace of U.S.-Mexican Military Interaction. The 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States had an early, substantial, and continuing impact on relations with Mexico. The U.S. had an immediate imperative to impose tightened border security and other measures. While Mexico City may not have had the same level of concern—and felt somewhat insulted by the identification
of Mexico as a potential source of terrorism—the Mexican leadership recognized that a far more vigorous border security regimen was upcoming. None of the former security issues disappeared, of course, but attention was turned to the terrorist threat coming across a porous border.
Among new terrorism-associated efforts were the formation of new U.S.-Mexican border working groups aimed at identifying and mitigating
terrorist dangers including threats to infrastructure, transportation, water, agriculture, energy, and other resources; the reorganization of U.S. Federal law enforcement, elements of the Intelligence Community and other security organizations; and efforts to prod other slow-moving U.S. Government
agencies into a more focused and energetic posture of engagement with Mexican counterpart organizations. The 22-point “U.S.-Mexico Border Partnership Agreement” that advanced these issues in a formal way was signed by Mexican President Vicente Fox and U.S. President George W. Bush on January 2002 in Monterrey, Mexico, to be followed by many other initiatives. However, the biggest military development of the post 9/11 period with implications for Mexico was the organization and October 2002 standup of a new regional combatant command (COCOM) designated the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).
Northern Command’s mission was to provide “command and control of DoD homeland defense efforts” and to “coordinate defense support of civil authorities.” It was an important and well-conceived effort to consolidate disparate elements and to focus its assets. Its unique status of exercising dedicated operational military responsibility for the U.S. homeland was notable in itself. The new COCOM’s area of responsibility, which would include air, land, and sea approaches and encompass the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the surrounding water out to approximately 500 nautical miles, was central to the post-9/11 security environment.
The creation of USNORTHCOM received attention in the United States regarding its composition, command and control, activities, and constitutional
or legal issues associated with the command’s responsibilities inside the country. Ordinarily, changes in the Unified Command Plan—which sets out the responsibilities of regional and functional COCOMs and the areas of responsibility (AORs) for the former—elicits little popular interest or commentary. Foreign military and intelligence analysts of course follow such changes with close attention and a critical eye and sometimes express concern or dismay over the inclusion of their national territory—for example,
Russian suspicion a decade ago at being newly included in the United States European Command (USEUCOM) AOR when it had not earlier been associated with a specific COCOM.
The establishment of USNORTHCOM, however, attracted immediate public and official attention in Mexico many months before its composition and mission became entirely clear. As the dimensions began to take shape as early as spring 2002 with the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and other U.S. spokesmen adding more to the record, criticism became more specific. It was initially held at arm’s length by the military, and commentary was often negative in the public media. It raised longstanding intervention sensitivities along with existing criticisms of earlier “militarization” on both sides of the border, drug and other criminal violence attributed to a U.S. drug habit, illegal immigration frictions, and the new face of terrorism.
The Sedena declared in the early months of 2002 that the new American command would alter nothing in terms of U.S.-Mexican military interaction. The Sedena’s deputy chief of Operations, Brigadier General Javier del Real Magallanes, declared that “They are creating the Northern Command to oversee the protection of their areas of interest in the northern hemisphere, but only from their perspective. This does not involve Canada at all, much less Mexico: in other words, Mexico has absolutely nothing to do with the Northern Command.” Subsequent USNORTHCOM suggestions of joint air defense structures and other interaction elicited similar Sedena public denials or silence when asked for more specific responses. Other nonmilitary government commentary followed in a similarly cautious and sometimes more negative vein, which continues sporadically to date. Popular media commentary in Mexico was sometimes measured, more often than not suspicious, and not infrequently in the realm of wild assertion about U.S. “secret” plans.
The U.S.-Mexican military relationship has nevertheless slowly advanced in a variety of useful ways—moved by continuing U.S.-Mexican talks and visits at the most senior and lower levels, ongoing training and instruction venues, growing threats to stability inside Mexico and north of the border requiring assistance and cooperation, and confidence-building outreach programs. A few developments illustrate the advances. Even when the first Mexican concerns over USNORTHCOM were being voiced in 2002, Mexico participated in the long-established phased annual naval deployment exercise
UNITAS 2002 for their first time. Seven countries participated in the Caribbean phase, and the Mexican frigate Mariano Absalo (a U.S. Knox-class ship purchased by the Mexican Navy) constituted a most important advance in Mexico’s regional security engagement.
A new U.S.-Mexican initiative in the fall of 2003 was not military per se, but indicative of growing trust in U.S.-Mexican security affairs and cooperation
against terrorism. The initiative, which according to Mexican media was designated XBase, concentrated on “groups and arms involved in terrorist
attempts or bombings.” The concept was based on a shared database that included information on bomb construction and terrorist group intelligence.
At least two other countries were involved as well. Following its establishment, USNORTHCOM sponsored numerous Mobile Training Team (MTT) activities with Mexico. The MTT topics included “countering illegal activities near and across our borders, increasing information sharing, and counterterrorism” among other topics. USNORTHCOM Personnel Exchange Programs were characterized by U.S. and Mexican officers performing duties in both countries.
In February 2004, Mexico also sent observers to the NORTHCOM exercise Unified Defense phase held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas under the auspices of U.S. Army North (formerly Fifth Army). In 2005 and for the first time, the USNORTHCOM commander was invited to attend the Mexican Independence Day celebration Grito (Shout) taking place on 16 September. The Secretary of the Navy invited him. Subsequent invitations for Grito were forthcoming as well. Continuing USNORTHCOM outreach to Mexican legislative and media representatives added a new and worthwhile
dimension to confidence-building activities and fostering a better civilian understanding of USNORTHCOM’s missions.

USNORTHCOM supported various doctrinal and force structure initiatives as requested by Mexico. In the years immediately following 9/11, newly articulated concepts took place in the areas of military intelligence and counterintelligence as well, with the drafting of new field manuals and associated training that was in some cases provided by foreign trainers including the U.S. While such doctrinal materials are typically classified at some level or otherwise restricted from public dissemination, they do occasionally surface in the Mexican media. A case in point in the realm of “special” units was the appearance of a new counterintelligence manual in 2006 that elaborated a far more offensive counterintelligence concept to include the establishment of “secret cells” trained to target and eliminate hostile intelligence activities.
As noted, in the development of Special Forces, the additional GAFES that began forming in the mid-1990s were company-size mobile light infantry
units with more advanced and specialized training in desert, mountain, and jungle operations. Special operations training, as noted, was provided by experienced foreign armies including the Guatemalan Kaibiles special operations forces, employed throughout Guatemala’s long communist insurgency.
In 2002 the GAFE units were reorganized as Special Forces battalions and brigades, though they are typically still referred to informally as GAFES. By 2004, total GAFE troop strength was estimated at about 5,500.
The mandated Special Forces Command (Corps) (Cuerpo de Fuerzas Especiales), created in 1997 and the Special Forces School (Escuela de Fuerzas
Especiales) in 1998, continued to be the beneficiary of foreign training. GANFES intended for riverine and coastal operations were also created that same year and continued to be developed. In addition, Naval and Marine (Naval Infantry) Special Forces were maintained as well as air and naval support elements. While these forces have individually and collectively been employed in counterinsurgency operations, they have been particularly
active against drug trafficking organizations and their increasingly well-armed and trained paramilitaries—incorporating former military and police personnel and especially special operations elements.
An enduring and significant U.S.-Mexican military venue, initially conducted under the auspices of Fifth U.S. Army, had begun in 1987 when such venues were less common than two decades later. With the establishment of USNORTHCOM and the renaming and/or reorganizing of components,
the Border Commanders’ Conference (BCC) fell under U.S. Army North (formerly Fifth U.S. Army). As before, the BCC has continued to offer “a forum for improving mutual understanding, communications, and cooperation between area headquarters on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.” It furthers the “increase in shared information between the two armies and enhanced cooperation and interoperability along the border and has begun to help both nations’ effectiveness in the fight against the criminal drug cartels.”  The 2008 BCC was held in El Paso, Texas. As in past years, the U.S.-hosted venue included leadership from the three Mexican military regions and U.S. counterparts among other invited U.S. and Mexican defense participants who reviewed joint progress on border security issues, shared information, and addressed lessons learned.
An important development in U.S.-Mexican engagement, security relations, and security assistance took shape in 2007. While not a USNORTHCOM
initiative per se, it was associated in various ways. In the fall of 2007, U.S. President George W. Bush and newly elected Mexican President Felipe Calderón agreed to, and jointly announced, an undertaking designated the Merida Initiative. It was intended to promote regional stability through stepped-up efforts against drug and arms trafficking, other forms of organized crime, and the accompanying violence that was continuing to undermine security. U.S. congressional funding for Mexican initiatives was forthcoming beginning in fiscal year 2008 and aimed specifically at supporting counterdrug, counterterrorism, and border security; public safety and law enforcement; institution building and judicial/law enforcement
reforms; and associated program support. Limited funding was made available for Central American countries as well. The U.S. military has had a supporting but significant role in this effort, concerned principally with the provision of helicopter and fixed-wing transport and surveillance aircraft, communications and other equipment, and some associated logistic and training support.
Following up on the October 2007 Merida Initiative inauguration, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Mexico several months later in April. This was the first such visit by a defense secretary since William Perry’s in 1995—6 years before 9/11. During his “very cordial” and “very open” discussions with Mexican Secretary of Defense, General Guillermo Galvan; Secretary of Foreign Relations, Patricia Expinosa; and Government
Secretary Juan Mourino, Secretary Gates emphasized the value of the Merida Initiative in the joint fight against transnational threats to include drug trafficking and other criminal organizations and gangs and associated issues. The U.S. Defense Secretary better defined the U.S. military role. He indicated that while the Merida Plan was managed by the U.S. State Department
and Mexican interests were centered on reforming and improving law enforcement and civilian security agencies, the Defense Department for their part would train and support the forces involved and seek to develop other venues like educational and informational exchanges. Although the State Department would manage the program, the Defense Department would train and support the forces involved.
In recognition of Mexican sensitivities that had been sometimes underestimated
in the past, Secretary Gates acknowledged that the U.S.-Mexican military relationship was relatively new, progress would be cautious and carefully considered, and deference would be given to Mexican sovereignty. He indicated that U.S. support would be toward helping Mexico go after the cartels and other criminals without the U.S. overstepping its bounds and emphasized that no “U.S. combat troops or anybody like that” would be involved and that Mexico would identify its requirements. While seeming a common enough thing in such international exchanges, Secretary Gates wreath-laying at the 201 Fighter Squadron Memorial—commemorating the Mexican aviation unit that fought as a U.S. ally in World War II—certainly had a most salutary effect. As with General Sullivan’s visit more than a decade earlier, the ceremony constituted a recognition that the Mexican Armed Forces took most seriously.
Overall, advances in U.S. Mexican military interaction by the end of 2008 had advanced in ways that would have been unrecognizable in the decade or so earlier. Mexico’s security environment continued to deteriorate, however, at least initially, even with newly promised aid, closer U.S.-Mexican ties, and other efforts. A deteriorating public safety and national security environment
in the Mexican interior, along the Southwest border, and with spillover into parts of the United States at a substantial distance from the border sparked pessimistic predictions in the media about future prospects.
Near the end of 2008, an official U.S. military publication by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) called into question the future stability of Mexico and the prospect that it may become a failed state. The publication, designated the Joint Operational Environment (JOE), is updated yearly and intended to be a “historically informed, forward-looking effort to discern most accurately the challenges we will face at the operational level of war, and to determine their inherent implications.” The following JOE judgment
had been a concern for years:
The growing assault by the drug cartels and their thugs on the Mexican
government over the past several years reminds one that an unstable Mexico could represent a homeland security problem of immense proportions to the United States.
But seeing it articulated in even a speculative Defense Department estimate
garnered popular media attention as well. More specifically, the JOE continued:
The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police, and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and pressure by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone.

In 2008, Gates claimed that no “U.S. combat troops or anybody like that” would be involved, but later that same year, an official publication comes out saying there would be an "American Response".  It's a newspeak gimmick.  A recent example is that Obama claims there are no longer "combat troops" in Iraq, because they renamed themselves to "support", same mission continues, but a new window dressing is painted.  This is Mexicanization under NORTHCOM control.

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Another attack on the Constitutional freedoms of American citizens, in the name of fighting the "drug cartels" is for we the people to turn in our guns.

Staunch Z**nist, Joseph Lieberman claims that the gun show "loop hole" and civilian owned "assault weapons" are the cause of the violence down in Mexico, never-minding the multibillion dollar drug war to go after cocaine and cannabis.  Have a BARF BAG ready while trying to read this speech he gave in Arizona.  I will highlight the barf comments in blue, and the "important" stuff in red:

Retrieved from:
http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/_files/042009JILOpen.pdf
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Southern Border Violence: Homeland Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Responsibilities
Chairman Joe Lieberman
 March 20, 2009

 Good morning and thanks to the people of Arizona and its capital city for hosting this field hearing today on the very real consequences for American communities brought on by the proliferation of the Mexican drug cartels and their nightmarish violence. I would especially like to thank Governor Jan Brewer, Attorney General Terry Goddard and other officials from across the state who will testify before the Committee today. You have all been working tirelessly on the front lines to keep your citizens safe and your state prosperous, and I want you to know that your voices are important and are being heard.
I would also like to pay tribute to my dear friend and your Senator, John McCain, for recognizing the threat of the Mexican drug wars to U.S. homeland security and proposing this hearing. He is a great American, a true patriot, and the nation is fortunate he has dedicated his life to public service. As the citizens of Arizona know only too well, the violence in Mexico has claimed over 7,000 lives since the beginning of 2008 as the cartels have gone to war with each other and the Mexican government. This turmoil has been precipitated by increased enforcement efforts of the Department of Homeland Security at the border, which has made it more difficult for the cartels to smuggle drugs into the U.S., and by Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s heroic decision to take on the drug cartels two years ago and root out corruption in his own government. As can be expected, the Mexican drug cartels have reacted as the lawless thugs that they are.
Many of their killings bear the hallmarks we typically associate with terrorist organizations: grisly beheadings, gunfights on crowded city streets, the targeted intimidation and assassination of government officials, and – as Phoenix is painfully aware – kidnappings and ransom demands. These are real atrocities.  While it is true that the vast majority of victims are associated with the Mexican cartels or human traffickers, we also know that innocent civilians have been caught in the crossfire, that the intensity of the violence has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in border communities, and that the cartels have extended their deadly reach far past the border. Law enforcement tells us there are no indications the cartels plan to export here the kind of gruesome violence occurring in Mexico. But they have the weapons, the networks of operatives throughout the U.S., and utter disregard for human life to do so.
According to the FBI, the Mexican drug cartels are now the top organized crime threat within the United States, displacing the Mafia. In addition to the kidnappings and home invasions they carry out in Arizona -which we will hear about today - they are increasingly responsible for other crimes. They steal cars from border cities in which to smuggle guns and cash back to Mexico. El Paso and Laredo, Texas, have experienced the most dramatic increase in car thefts in recent years, but Phoenix and Tucson are among the top 20 most vulnerable cities. The drug cartels and smuggling organizations also attack each other to hijack loads of drugs or aliens from competing operators. And of course, the Mexican drug cartels’ primary business is smuggling narcotics across the border to distribute in 230 U.S. cities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Hartford, Connecticut, and everywhere in between. In this regard, the U.S. bears some responsibility for the ongoing crisis. The insatiable appetite of Americans for illegal drugs and the subsequent free flow of illegal cash and guns into Mexico has helped fuel the cartels’ explosive growth and provided them with the resources to wage war with each other and outgun the Mexican government.
The good news is that the Obama Administration recognizes the severity of the problem. The President was in Mexico last week demonstrating the nation’s commitment to the Mexican people and their President. Three top Cabinet officials have travelled south of the border in the last month, with Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano going twice. DHS is redeploying resources to the border to step up the detection of firearms and cash bound for Mexico and drugs and undocumented aliens bound for the U.S. And just last week, DHS announced the appointment of Alan Bersin to be a special representative for border affairs – a border czar, if you will – whose job is to make sure the Administration’s border initiatives in response to the Mexican drug cartels is efficient and coordinated. DHS is also finalizing a government-wide contingency plan if violence spills across the border. And the State Department is implementing the $14 million Merida Initiative – albeit not fast enough – to screen and train Mexican law enforcement officers, purchase helicopters for the Mexican military, reform Mexico’s judicial system, and purchase and deploy scanning technology at border crossings.
These are significant actions, but we can and should do more. I am determined to expand the resources available to DHS, the Department of Justice, and state and local law enforcement agencies in the border region to take on the cartels in the most forceful way we can. With broad bipartisan support, the Committee’s Ranking Member, Susan Collins, and I successfully passed through the Senate a $550 million amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 budget resolution last month. The amendment would send over two thousand more law enforcement officers and investigators to the border region and specifically sets aside $40 million for state and local law enforcement to expand their anti cartel operations. I also intend to push for additional money for these purposes when the Fiscal Year 2009 emergency supplemental appropriations bill moves through Congress in the coming weeks.
That a large majority of the guns confiscated in Mexico originate in the U.S. is of grave concern to the Mexican government and rightly so. We must do everything in our power to police existing laws to prevent the cartels from smuggling high caliber firearms out of the United States. The law provides for one
 inspection a year for gun shops, for example, yet only about 25 percent of shops along the border are inspected each year. We need to step up these inspections. We must also recognize that existing laws make it very difficult for law enforcement to fight back against the cartels. The ban on assault weapons should be renewed to stop the cartels from purchasing semi-automatic weapons legally and converting them into cop-killing machine guns. And at the very least, we should close the gun show loophole, which allows individuals to purchase high-caliber weapons without even having to give their names or addresses, much less undergo background checks.
I pledge to you right now that we will work on a bipartisan basis in Washington to make sure that federal, state, and local law enforcement have the resources they need to take on the Mexican drug cartels, and that the federal government is working in synch with its state and local counterparts.
You know that state and local law enforcement is where the rubber meets the road. What we do at the federal level will have fleeting impact if we don’t work in concert with you, our partners in this war against the Mexican drug cartels, which is why we are here today to listen. Thank you. Senator McCain?

That comment about lawless thugs made me think of what Pentagon troops do in Kabul, Fallujah, Baghdad, etc.  Calling McCain a patriot, is like me calling Lew Rockwell a Marxist-- it makes no freaking sense.

Here is a Reuters article where Felipe Calderon blasts my state, Arizona, for our immigration laws (never-minding what his "failed state" does to Guatemalans) and he blames my AK-47 for the violence caused by the Wall Street boys' illegal-drug monopoly cash cow.

Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban
READ HERE: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64J5W920100520

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"I would ask Congress to help us, with respect, and to understand how important it is for us that you enforce current laws to stem the supply of these weapons to criminals and consider reinstating the assault weapons ban," he said.

Though Calderon's request received applause and a standing ovation from mainly Democratic lawmakers, Republicans criticized the Mexican leader for discussing U.S. laws.





Here's an interesting CRO report:

Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: Funding and Policy Issues
CRO Report

Retrieved from here:
http://italy.usembassy.gov/pdf/other/R40135.pdf

Excerpts:

PDF-Page 2:
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Increasing violence perpetrated by drug trafficking organizations, gangs, and other criminal
groups is threatening citizen security in Mexico and Central America. Drug-related violence
claimed more than 5,600 lives in Mexico in 2008, and several Central American countries have
some of the highest homicide rates in the world. Mexican drug cartels dominate the illicit drug
market in most regions of the United States and are expanding their operations by forming
partnerships with U.S. gangs. As a result, some of the drug-related violence in Mexico has begun
to spillover into the United States.


PDF Page 5:
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In October 2007, the United States and Mexico announced the Mérida Initiative, a three-year
proposal for $1.4 billion in U.S. assistance to Mexico and Central America aimed at
combating drug trafficking, gangs, and organized crime. Named for the location of a March
2007 meeting between Presidents George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón of Mexico, the Mérida
Initiative seeks to expand bilateral and regional anticrime and counterdrug cooperation.

PDF-Page 6:
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Mexico and Central American security officials lack the training
and equipment needed to deal with DTOs and other criminal groups who are securing illicit arms
and significant cash resources from the United States and elsewhere. In addition, Mexico and
Central America continue to have problems with impunity, police corruption, and human rights
abuses by security forces that have hindered the performance and reputation of their law
enforcement and judicial systems.

PDF-Page 17:
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Assessments of the likely impact of the Mérida Initiative are varied. Mérida supporters describe
the initiative as a security cooperation partnership against drug traffickers and organized criminal
groups, rather than a foreign assistance program. They emphasize the importance of fully funding
Mérida in order to build up the capacity of both military and civilian institutions in partner
nations so that bilateral and regional counterdrug efforts can be more successful

PDF Page 18:
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Several Members of Congress opposed the request’s apparent
emphasis on providing expensive equipment to the Mexican military with its poor human rights
record.
In response, Administration officials contended that the Calderón government specifically
requested security assistance from the United States because Mexican law enforcement and
military forces were being outgunned by the drug cartels.
They assured Members of Congress
that military and police units receiving U.S. equipment and training would be properly vetted.


As noted above, Congress employed a variety of measures to ensure that various “soft-side”
programs received support from the Mérida Initiative. These included limiting the FMF and
INCLE funds available to provide equipment to the Mexican military, and earmarking $73.5
million in FY2008 supplemental assistance for institution building, rule of law, and anticorruption
activities in Mexico.

PDF-Page 19-20:
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According to the Department of State, which is leading Mérida Initiative implementation, the
first pot of $400 million for the foreign aid program provided in P.L. 110-252 includes funding
for the following:
helicopters (up to five Bell 412 helicopters) and surveillance aircraft (up to two
CASA maritime patrol aircraft) to support interdiction and rapid response of
Mexican law enforcement agencies;
non-intrusive inspection equipment, ion scanners, and canine units for Mexican
customs, the new Mexican federal police and the military to interdict trafficked
drugs, arms, cash, and persons;
technologies and secure communications to improve data collection and storage;
• and technical advice and training to strengthen the institutions of justice in order
to improve vetting for the Mexican police force, to provide case management
software to track investigations through the legal process
, to support offices of
citizen complaint and professional responsibility, and to promote the
establishment of witness protection programs.

...See as Anti_Illuminati's threads on PROMIS software, and cybersecurity.

PDF-Page 22:
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Role of the Department of Defense
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) has become
increasingly involved in funding counterterrorism and other foreign assistance programs around
the world. In Latin America, DOD, acting through its Southern Command (Southcom), has
expanded its definition of security threats to include nontraditional threats such as international
crime, public health crises, radical populism, and even poverty and inequality
. Human rights
groups have tracked DOD’s expanding role in providing foreign aid in Latin America, alleging
DOD’s “mission creep” into programs and activities they feel are best funded and administered
by the State Department or USAID. Many analysts have expressed similar concerns about
Mexico and some of the Central American countries’ increasing reliance on military forces to
perform anticrime and counternarcotics activities traditionally handled by civilian law
enforcement personnel.

PDF-Page 22-23:
They are coming for your guns!
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Weapons Trafficking
U.S. officials estimate that 90% of the firearms recovered from crime scenes in Mexico originated
in the United States.
Mexican drug cartels and enforcer gangs are reportedly buying
semiautomatic versions of AK-47 and AR-15 style assault rifles, and other military-style firearms
in the United States
. The cartels often obtain their weapons through “straw purchases,” whereby
people who are legally qualified buy the weapons from licensed gun dealers or at gun shows in
border states and sell them to smugglers who take them across the border. In November 2008, the
Mexican government made the largest seizure of drug-cartel weapons in Mexican history when it discovered a cache of 540 rifles, 15 grenades, 500,000 rounds of ammunition, and 14 sticks of
TNT at a house in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico

Well, those grenades and TNT definitely didn't come from the American civilian market.

Here's the kicker:
PDF-Page 24:
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Some analysts have suggested that the U.S. government could further expand its efforts against
gun trafficking to Mexico. They have advocated for, among other things, improving regulations to
combat “straw purchases,” better regulating how weapons that are particularly attractive to
criminal groups (such as “vest-buster” handguns and anti-armor rifles) are marketed, and enacting
an effective assault weapons ban
Leave my guns alone, and legalize drugs, and the cartel falls apart in a day.  The Wall Street boys don't want that though!

PDF Page 26:
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While a majority of Mexicans still support President Calderón, some predict that popular
frustration with his government may grow if his unprecedented campaign against the drug cartels
fails to produce measurable results. Drug seizures and extraditions have increased, but drugrelated
violence has reached record levels. According to the Mexican Media organization,
Milenio, more than 10,100 people have been killed in the drug trafficking violence since
Calderon came into office in 2006, including 917 police officers, soldiers, prosecutors and
political leaders. Some have expressed concerns about the militarization of Mexican law
enforcement. Calderón Administration officials, however, maintain that the military has to be
used for counterdrug efforts due to the corruption of state and local police by the cartels, and
because the police cannot compete with the type of heavy weaponry that the drug cartels are
using.
Others assert that Calderón has not devoted enough resources to addressing issues that
are closely linked to the drug trade, such as money laundering. Still others remain concerned that
ongoing corruption, impunity, and human rights abuses by military and police forces are not
being adequately addressed. According to Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission,
human rights complaints against the Mexican army have surged with more than 1,200 complaints
of human rights abuses by members of the Mexican military registered in 2008

Martial Law only increases crime!!!  It reminds me of that David Icke analogy where the 'illuminati" throw everything they have, including the kitchen sink, at humanity to keep it suppressed.  Humanity is like a ball floating on the water, and TPTB try their hardest to keep that ball submerged, but eventually the ball will slip out of their hands and reach the surface again.


Conclusion/My commentary:
So there you have it.  The feds give Mexico military equipment, Ptech type software, joint exercise training, and "non-intrusive" I mean very intrusive surveillance equipment, all in the name of fighting drugs. This is even though Gary Allen blew the CIA/Wall Street/Drug cartel connection wide freaking open.  The 10,100 dead Mexicans from '06 to the time this report was written are collateral damage, and Mexicans haven't seen nothing yet.

The War on Drugs and the CIA funded gangs that plague our streets are "the false flag" to confiscate American owned firearms, and to bring in a super-corrupt police state control grid to make us "secure" from drug cartels.  The boogeymen in turbans paradigm is wearing very thin, and the CFR/Newscorps Imam "Ground Zero mosque" and Koran melting faux controversy is the last ditch effort the NWO has in keeping interest in the GWOT.  Once that paradigm ran its course, the NAU/SPP agenda will go into full operational mode, and I predict it's when the neocon puppet gets into office.

Clinging on to firearms and the second amendment is the ONLY reason why my state, Arizona, is still on the map.  The Demoncrats, and some Republicans like Juan McCain, want to crush that last line of protecting our life, liberty and property.  Once civilian gun ownership is gone, the drug cartels have an all-you-can-eat buffet and our state is finished.  Calderon, a foreign leader, goes before our Congress and calls for banning my AK-47, because he won't legalize/legitimize the drug trade and our "representatives" give him a f**king standing ovation?!  This is hardcore treason.  It's so hardcore, it's embarrassing, and 300 years from now, we will be laughed at in the history books.

A domestic tyranny in the Southwest to be "secure", and Pentagon troops training Mexican soldiers, who will end up working for the cartels because they pay better, is the Hegelian Dialectic needed to complete the North American Super-state.






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Hi birther.
BUMP++LiL Georgy Bush instigated what was refered to as migration, thus insuring another deadly blow to this nation.
I wanted to beleive that this nation was righteous, a land of equality, that the integrity and honor of our national ideals would fill me with pride that we are Americans.
Our forefathers gave their blood for our ideals, Americas finest gave their lives for these same ideals.
What happened, why are we now the land of genocide and torture, a failure as to our origins.

Who would profit from the takedown of this nation. Just as there is a day and night, there are those who have given their lifesblood their entire being to create a nation based on freedom and equaltiy, there are those too who's one and only ambition is to infiltrate and destroy.
Equality, freedom, are not the  elites equation...........

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Pacific Council / COMEXI document exposed:

The Pacific Council on International Policy is a Los Angeles based think tank that is a direct offshoot of the CFR.  It is for their West Coast affairs.  COMEXI is the Mexico Council on Foreign Relations.

Managing the United States-Mexico Border:
Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges

Retrieved here:  http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/PCIP%20Comexi%20Full%20Report-%20english%20version.pdf

Excerpts:
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Myths about the border abound and cloud wise policy decision-making. For example,
coverage of the border region today often focuses on contraband trafficking,
overlooking the fact that contraband is a tiny fraction of merchandise trade. Increased
attention to the recent surge in violence in a number of Mexican border towns has only
reinforced the view of the border as a lawless, dangerous area. At the extreme, images
of criminality have led to American depictions of Mexico as a “failing state”, whose
problems might at any moment spill over into the U.S. There is precious little evidence,
however, to support either claim.

I guess the War College and JSOU is full of myth-believing kooks then.

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Another common myth in both countries is that the other side is the principal source of
problems at the border. American audiences often view Mexico as primarily responsible
for a flood of drugs and undocumented migrants, overlooking the fact that U.S.
demand and desultory interior enforcement drive both of these phenomena. Some
Mexicans likewise blame the U.S. for contraband flows of guns and money used by
traffickers to prosecute their campaigns against each other and the government,
neglecting to mention that Mexico’s Customs authority (Aduanas) remains too poorly
staffed and funded to engage in any serious effort at interdiction. Even when critics
acknowledge “co-responsibility” for problems along the border, they often insist that
the other side is not doing enough to address the situation. Differences in levels of
economic development between the United States and Mexico feed these
misimpressions.

There the globalists go again blaming my AK-47 for all of Mexico's corruption.  If Mexican citizens had a right to bear arms, then America's guns wouldn't need to be trafficked in.  Here is an English translation of Title 1, Article X of the Mexican Constitution:

"Article 10. The inhabitants of the United Mexican States are entitled to have arms of any kind in their possession for their protection and legitimate defense, except such as are expressly forbidden by law, or which the nation may reserve for the exclusive use of the army, navy, or national guard; but they may not carry arms within inhabited places without complying with police regulations."


It should be amended to:

"Article 10. The People of the United Mexican States have the right to possess arms of any kind for their protection and this right shall not be infringed."

Now the Mexican citizenry has a level playing field, but the last thing the globalists want is for Mexican peasants to be able to protect themselves.

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Meanwhile, in Mexico, violence related to the
drug trade has claimed more than 13,000 lives over the last two and a half years. On
both sides, crime and contraband trafficking remain very real concerns; Mexicanbased
trafficking organizations now dominate first-level wholesale distribution of
cocaine and methamphetamine in the United States. In addition to its direct effects on
public safety, crime has potent economic consequences, stifling tourism and
threatening legitimate businesses in areas where trafficking organizations have grown
powerful.

Typical globalist doublespeak.  This is how these guys honestly talk.  If you or I as peasants talk about the border, then the globalists tell us there is no problem -- it is all myths.  But then they talk about how the 13,000 deaths in a decade from drug war violence stifles tourism and the economy, a couple of paragraphs later.

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Current laws and regulations in each country sometimes impede cooperation. U.S. gun
laws allow individuals to purchase a range of firearms whose possession would be
severely punished in Mexico; some states have much laxer restrictions, and in the case
of gun shows, sales are entirely unregulated. The end of the assault weapons ban in the
United States has meant that much more dangerous weaponry can now be purchased
easily in the United States, and differences in state laws drive controls to the low
common denominator for smugglers. That said, U.S. officials currently possess
considerable legal authority to prevent and disrupt arms trafficking, both by preventing
straw purchases and interdicting southbound traffic.

I've commented on this issue enough, no point in repeating myself.

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A far more serious obstacle to cooperation is institutional weakness on the Mexican
side, which shows up in lack of resources, poor professionalism, and corruption. At
present, Mexican customs officials inspect only 8% of traffic crossing the frontier; these
inspections are conducted at random, and they are often cursory. Mexican Customs
also lacks the technology that would allow them to interdict vehicles suspected of
carrying contraband (e.g., license plate scanners), much less scan large numbers of
vehicles in a short period of time. As a result, it is basically impossible for Mexican
officials to deter smuggling of firearms, ammunition, and bulk cash into the country.

Oh boy, a problem only the globalists can solve!  They have a solution for a problem they created!

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The solutions
We believe that that the most effective and efficient way to enhance security along
the border is through closer binational cooperation. Achieving greater cooperation will
in turn require not only the investment of greater resources but also the creation of
mirror-image law enforcement agencies on each side of the border
. Ultimately,
cooperation should take the form of regular binational operations to interdict illegal
flows, joint investigations, constant communication between Mexican and American
authorities at and between the ports of entry.
The violence in many Mexican border towns makes the security situation particularly
urgent.
We urge officials in both governments to demonstrate a “bias for action”,
showing as much flexibility and creativity as they can in order to devise new security
arrangements.
The quote highlighted in green is a total 180 degree contradiction to the "myths" paragraph.



I only included a few steps here so please read the full report:
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The following steps should be taken immediately:

• Mexico and the United States should deploy new interdiction and inspection
technologies at the ports of entry. The Mexican side needs an array of new
equipment, including license plate scanners and non-intrusive inspection
technologies.

• Mexico should begin converting its Customs authority into a multi-functional agency
capable of addressing the threats posed by cross-border trafficking of all sorts.
Mexican Customs and the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (which staffs the ports of entry) should develop joint plans for securing all
land ports of entry along the border.

• The United States should intensify efforts to curtail the smuggling of firearms and
ammunition into Mexico by better monitoring licensed gun sellers, working with them
identify suspicious purchases, regulating gun shows, reinstituting the Clinton-era ban
on assault weapons
, conducting targeted inspections of southbound traffic, and
providing leads to a more robust Mexican Customs authority. There should be at
least one ATF agent in each U.S. consulate in Mexico to assist Mexican authorities
with weapons traces and train Mexican law enforcement officers. If warranted by
intelligence, the U.S. should also consider using Joint Inter-Agency Task Force ( JIATF)
-South resources to interdict international arms smuggling into North America.

The United States should dramatically expand assistance to Mexico beyond the
Mérida Initiative
, in order to help Mexico build up its law enforcement capacity. The
U.S. government should be prepared to spend $300-500 million per year for at least
five years.


• The United States should reduce demand for illegal drugs through enhanced
prevention efforts, increased access to treatment programs, stricter street-level
enforcement
, expanded drug testing of a portion of the workforce (e.g., employees
of firms with government contracts), and more careful surveillance of the prison and
parolee populations. Mexico should also intensify its own efforts to reduce domestic
drug consumption.

My solutions:  Take the troops out of South Korea DMZ and use their training to guard the US border until Mexico's violence cools down.  Legalize civilian ownership of firearms in Mexico.  End the War on Drugs.  Allow cocaine, cannabis, and other "drugs" to be sold at dispensaries or as OTC drugs at drug stores (the same way cough syrup is sold). Have the "free market" invest in Mexico's infrastructure.  After two or three decades of Mexico getting "cleaned up" the border troops get withdrawn, and the US-Mexico border will be as friendly as Canada's U.S. border.

Further down the report:
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SENTRI and FAST are only one set of tools for segmenting traffic. Recent advances in
non-invasive inspection technologies and electronic manifests, for instance, enable
swifter primary screening of large amounts of cargo contained in tractor-trailer trucks.
Other technologies, such as full X-ray imaging, can then be employed in secondary
inspections when initial screening indicates an anomaly.

Cargo and people crossing the Port of Entry get nuked with radiation!  That's very "non-intrusive" isn't it?

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• Experiment with pre-clearance. Where security conditions permit, both countries
should allow the placement of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on
Mexican soil. Mexico and the United States should also build on the Kansas City
SmartPort concept of placing Mexican Customs officers in one or more U.S. cities to
conduct preclearance of cargo trucks and trains bound for Mexico.

Quote
• Fully deploy, on both sides of the border, non-intrusive inspection and risk
management technologies and systems that reduce wait times without jeopardizing
security.

I going to skip past the Migration, Environment, Water, and Electricity sections; but please read those in the Full Report.  To summarize, they want to ingrate the US and Mexico for bi-national parks, only enforce employer sanctions for hiring illegals (which would result in globalist businesses being exempt, but mom and pops getting raided), with NO mention of arresting/deporting individuals, they call for a type of amnesty, and they call for Mexico and the United States to share a gigantic electric grid together and a binational water board together.

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IX. Conclusions
Mexico and the United States have long squandered opportunities for constructive
collaboration along their shared border. The costs have been massive – not simply tens
of billions of dollars in economic losses but a widespread sense that the border is
“broken” or dysfunctional.
The last year has offered some auspicious signs, however. In pursuing its campaign
against organized crime, Mexico’s government has moved beyond the reflexive and
excessive preoccupation with sovereignty that long frustrated binational collaboration
on law enforcement.
Meanwhile, a new administration in Washington has committed
itself to comprehensive immigration reform and acknowledged the United States’
shared responsibility for the trafficking in drugs and arms. Both governments seem ready
to replace nationalist finger-pointing with a twenty-first century approach to border
management that benefits both sides.

We invite them to take the next step. We urge both governments to articulate a shared
vision of the border that promises tangible, substantial benefits for both countries. The
first element of this vision is a model of binational law enforcement in which officials
from parallel, professionalized agencies work together as a matter of course
. The
second is a coherent economic strategy for the border region, based on expediting
legitimate commerce, relaxing federally-imposed restrictions on what border
communities can do, and endowing existing development institutions with greater
authority. The third component is intelligent, comprehensive management of the
natural resources that both countries share. The fourth is a comprehensive, binational
solution to migration. Taken together, these steps will transform management of the
border from a source of contention and frustration into a model of cooperation in
confronting common challenges.

Sovereignty is soooo evil, binationalism and globalization is the only solution to everything.  I admit, I do finger point, but it's at Mexico's inadequate Constitution, and the Feds' stupid drug prohibition/ War on Drugs.

All of this bi-national everything will lead to a dictatorial North American superstate.  All though this particular report didn't call for the merger of the militaries, it did call for the merger of everything else, especially "law" enforcement.  A bi-national law enforcement, with Mexican cops at "Inland Ports" in U.S. cities is the end of sovereignty, and the globalists couldn't be more happy about that.






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Can someone reupload those PDFs so I dont
have to accept a cookie from the US govt site?

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My Commentary:
While the neocon sheeple are busy being distracted by a Russian-ran civilian nuclear power plant in Iran, and boogeymen (CFR member) "Muslims" are building a foundation-funded cultural center near Ground Zero, a war is brewing right at their backdoor step.

I don't think for a minute that the foundation-funded "Reconquista" movement is the end all to be all to bring in a NAU.  I believe "Reconquista", La Raza, Mexican-state sponsored emigration into America (remember those comic books?), and the open borders are the false flag(s)  necessary for what's ahead.  The only way a NAU can be pulled off, is for NORTHCOM to fully occupy Mexico militarily.  This report I'm about to show is the recipe book for pulling that off.  

Alex Jones predicted 9/11; birther truther tenther predicts a false flag attack in the Southwest to be blamed on Mexicans.  I had a feeling about this since 2008, but this report by Joint Special Operations University really reinforced my gut feeling with concrete.



Thanks for adding some evidence to what I truly believe as well. It hit me when I saw the movie "Monsters". The movie conditions us to accept a full militarized zone miles deep on each side of the Rio Grande. I believe we are going to see a Problem/Reaction/Solution which will involve (as you have exposed) a 100% Afghanistan/Iraq style engagement right next to home and inside our borders. This will obviously be the easiest way to justify a full NATO invasion into the US to save us after we are "overwhelmed" in Mexico.
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately

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[Bilderberger, faux patriot Rick] Perry "says consider military in Mexico"

By Peggy Fikac - Express-News
Web Posted: 11/19/2010 12:00 AM CST

AUSTIN — GOP Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to insist he's not interested in the presidency, is nevertheless always ready to tell the federal government how to do a better job on such matters as border security — including indicating the U.S. should be open to sending military into Mexico to help fight the drug war.

Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Perry was asked, “Would you advocate military involvement in Mexico on the Mexico side of the border to help Mexico in this drug war?”

Perry answered: “I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military. I think you have the same situation as you had in Colombia. Obviously, Mexico has to approve any type of assistance that we can give them.

“But the fact of the matter is, these are people who are highly motivated with money. They are vicious. They are armed to the teeth. I want to see them defeated. And any means that we can to run these people off our border and to save Americans' lives we need to be engaged in.”

Perry has long called for more federally paid National Guard troops on the border and has cited the state's efforts to try to fill the void caused by what he describes as the failed federal effort on border security.

Thursday's answer reflected a difference in tone, though not in substance, from one he gave in an interview this summer with the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle, when he was asked whether the U.S. should consider sending the military into Mexico as it did in 1916 after border violence.

Perry said then, “I would suggest to you in that almost 100-year period of time, that idea of loading up and riding across the border to clash with the cartel members might be ill-conceived. In the late '80s and early '90s, the United States, in a coordinated effort with the Colombian government, we were able to defeat the drug cartels in that country to a great degree. Hopefully, Mexico understands that 28,000 of their citizens murdered since 2006 by the drug cartels is unacceptable. If they are responsive to our assistance, then I would think our federal government should give them that assistance.”

Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said Perry's point is that the U.S. must consider all options to secure the border.

“Certainly Texas is doing its part,” Cesinger said. “We need to consider all of our options when combating this drug war that's happening right across the river from Texas.”

Perry's reference to Colombia appears similar to comments by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in September, when she said Mexican drug cartels' activities look like an insurgency. The Los Angeles Times reported then, “She said the United States, Mexico and Central American countries need to cooperate on an ‘equivalent' of Plan Colombia — the multibillion-dollar military and aid program that helped turn back Colombia's insurgents.”

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State Dept cables, leaked by Wikileaks on this very subject:

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=201077.0

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Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico
ATF agent says "Fast and Furious" program let guns "walk" into hands of Mexican drug cartels with aim of tracking and breaking a big case

By Sharyl Attkisson
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WASHINGTON - Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.

He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

"Yes ma'am," Dodson told CBS News. "The agency was."

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns "walk." In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.



Dodson's bosses say that never happened. Now, he's risking his job to go public.

"I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here," he said. "Here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn't happen."

Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.

ATF named the case "Fast and Furious."

Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.

So it turns out ATF not only allowed it - they videotaped it.

Documents show the inevitable result: The guns that ATF let go began showing up at crime scenes in Mexico. And as ATF stood by watching thousands of weapons hit the streets... the Fast and Furious group supervisor noted the escalating Mexican violence.

One e-mail noted, "958 killed in March 2010 ... most violent month since 2005." The same e-mail notes: "Our subjects purchased 359 firearms during March alone," including "numerous Barrett .50 caliber rifles."

Dodson feels that ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico and on the border. "I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two," he said. "The more our guys buy, the more violence we're having down there."


Senior agents including Dodson told CBS News they confronted their supervisors over and over.

Their answer, according to Dodson, was, "If you're going to make an omelette, you've got to break some eggs."

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Wiki calls the mexican drug cartel wars a major conflict. Canada even warned tourists to use extreme caution when visiting mexico.