Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Snitch Operations in Mexico. Think this story is coincidental? "Hey, we be doin' great things with our snitches."

U.S. Agencies Infiltrating Drug Cartels Across Mexico.

Defending snitch operations in Mexico.

American law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country’s most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border.

As the United States has opened new law enforcement and intelligence outposts across Mexico in recent years, Washington’s networks of informants have grown there as well, current and former officials said. They have helped Mexican authorities capture or kill about two dozen high-ranking and midlevel drug traffickers, and sometimes have given American counternarcotics agents access to the top leaders of the cartels they are trying to dismantle.

Typically, the officials said, Mexico is kept in the dark about the United States’ contacts with its most secret informants — including Mexican law enforcement officers, elected officials and cartel operatives — partly because of concerns about corruption among the Mexican police, and partly because of laws prohibiting American security forces from operating on Mexican soil.

So, do you think this story appearing in the NYT this week is coincidental? The Leviathan is saying, "Hey, we be doin' great things with our snitches. Keep your damn hands off, Congress."


Ashrak said...

They "had" to walk the guns in order to get in good was the "only way".

That is almost as blatant as blaming the retail business owners. They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to come up with any and all excuses to see if any of them will stick.

Barney said...

Isn't this an admission that they are violating Mexico's sovereignty? They or using operatives inside Mexico without the knowledge of the State.

Anonymous said...

In a word, bullshit.

Simply publishing an article like this puts the cartels on notice (they very likely do read the US papers) to step up looking for snitches and summarily eliminating them.

This shows how desperate the leviathan is to CYA on this whole mess as they'll sacrifice snitches in an effort to prove worth. -And it's still a mess no matter how you slice it.

Another lessen here is that the leviathan will sacrifice whoever and whatever to cover if we didn't know that already.

Bob K

W W Woodward said...

“Mexico is kept in the dark … partly because of laws prohibiting American security forces from operating on Mexican soil.”

It comes as no surprise that the feds don’t respect Mexican laws; they sure as hell don’t respect US laws.


MI-copperhead said...

I call Bullshit on this one, but being it is the NYT, ya all knew that anyway.

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here's a snitch now.

Anonymous said...

Note that Charlie Savage is credited on this account -- the same Charlie who made his name (1) writing about getting stoned to Pink Floyd, and (2) wringing his hands about the dreadful, evil, lawless Bush regime.

When the US locks up al-Qaeda mooks, that's the "Imperial Presidency." When the US arms organized crime and lets Mexican mooks precipitate hundreds of deaths, that's "necessary measures."

I mean, there's a fine difference there... if there weren't, I mean, he'd be a partisan hack, and I'm sure the NYT would not employ a partisan hack.

Anonymous said...

So they are breaking the U.S. And mexican laws by having US Agency's run the operation.