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Former DEA and CIA Operatives: Los Zetas May Attempt to Overthrow Mexican Government in 2012 (Using U.S. Government Weapons)By Carmen Álvarez Excelsior Special to Salem-News.com
Translated by Mario Andrade, DeadlineLive.info.
(MEXICO CITY) - Los Zetas use the Alliance Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas -the same airport where the DEA’s Air Operations Center is located- to fly weapons to Columbus, NM., El Paso, and Laredo, TX. to be later smuggled into Mexico. CIA analysts say the weapons, which are purchased from the U.S. Government according to captured Zeta leader Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, aka. El Mamito, are being stockpiled throughout Mexico for a potential upcoming overthrow of the Mexican government in 2012.
Los Zetas use the border crossings of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and Palomas-Columbus (both locations along the Texas-Chihuahua border) to supply and stockpile military type weapons, which would give them ability to disrupt the 2012 elections, according to the El Paso Times.
“Many of the weapons have been stored in safe houses. I think Los Zetas are storing them for the upcoming elections of 2012,” said Robert Plumlee, a former CIA pilot who has testified before Congress on drugs and weapons trafficking research.
The report is corroborated with an interview with Phil Jordan, former director of the DEA in El Paso, who stated that the stockpiles, which include anti-aircraft missiles, are transported from a Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The consultant added that the criminals set up (phony) companies to buy weapons directly through a State Department program.
U.S. analysts warn of narco-attack in 2012
The Border Patrol personnel and U.S. intelligence services have recently learned that Los Zetas have been purchasing properties on both sides of the border to store thousands of high-power weapons that were discovered to be part of five or six shipments that left the same airport where the DEA has its air operations center.
Phil Jordan, former central intelligence operative and director of the DEA office in El Paso, Texas, and a former CIA pilot, Robert Plumlee, said Los Zetas transported the high-power weapons to El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and the Columbus-Palomas border areas to reinforce their troops for battling other cartels and possibly disrupt the 2012 elections in Mexico, El Paso Times reported yesterday.
“I believe Los Zetas are storing weapons for the election season (2012). They probably want to be included as part of the (new) government, “said Plumlee.
“The agency responsible for investigating arms trafficking has just confirmed that Los Zetas have been smuggling weapons through this region, and Laredo, which was new to us,” said Diana Washington Valdez from El Paso Times.
She mentioned grenades, grenade launchers, antiaircraft missiles, body armor, radios, GPS devices, and night vision binoculars, among other items.
Washington Valdez reported that Phil Jordan and Robert Plumlee, who has been called to testify in many U.S. congressional investigations, as well as other sources, reported that some of the weapons were purchased in Dallas, Texas, and being sent by plane from a nearby airport in Forth Worth to the Carrillo Fuentes (Juarez) cartel.
“There is an airport over there is called Lions (Alliance –ed.), but the irony,” said Phil Jordan, “is that there is also a DEA aviation headquarters at the same airport. Who knows how long they have been doing this under the noses of the DEA, because the shipments and the aircraft used by Los Zetas left the same airport,” he added.
Washington Valdez said Jordan, Plumlee and other sources were consulted for several months when the rumor of the weapons stockpile began, and compared these events to the time when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) not only went to war against the cartels themselves, but also the very government of that country.
“One of the weapons shipments was found in a warehouse in Juarez, which was later relocated to a ranch on the other side of town, and other weapons were moved to another ranch further deep into Chihuahua,” she said.
Weapons purchased in the U.S.
She also stressed that Jordan and Plumlee, who participated in high-profile operations during the Cuban Revolution and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as other sources, reported that the stockpiles of weapons are not only held at real estate properties that Los Zetas have purchased on both sides of the border, but in other locations throughout Mexico because it was found that a private company is taking advantage of the Direct Commercial Sales program under the U.S. State Department, which allows businesses to purchase high-power weapons which the U.S. exports worldwide.
“According to these reports, some Mexican businessmen who took advantage and authorized the use of that mechanism, arranged for these weapons to be delivered to the drug cartels,” she said.
The global arms report, Small Arms Survey of 2011, from the Institute for International and Development Studies in Switzerland, said that Mexico was the number one importer in the world of RPG’s, and “under-barrel” grenade launchers, with 1,429 units being imported, followed in second place by Latvia with 250.
World imports of this type of grenade launchers rose to 1,912 units.
Diana Washington announced that she’s also expecting new revelations from a U.S. federal investigation that took place in the Dallas area, which she will publish in a book.
“I’m waiting to confirm the details related to this case of weapons trafficking because what is striking is that the weapons were stockpiled and not used in the current war between the drug gangs,” she said.
Recent U.S. actions against Los Zetas
Both U.S. and Mexican authorities are on high alert and coordinating actions against Los Zetas in order to disable or damage their organizational structure.
On January 24, 2011, the U.S. embassy in Mexico reported that former Mexican military member Rogelio Lopez, who was trained in that country (Ft. Benning), was recruited by Los Zetas to assassinate former Deputy Attorney General Jose Luis Vasconcelos.
On July 3, 2011, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), issued a warning to its citizens with the recommendation not to travel to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, particularly during that weekend, and especially on July 4, due to a potential threat from Los Zetas.
On 4 July, the Federal Police arrested Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, third in the command in the criminal organization known as Los Zetas and allegedly involved in the killing of U.S. agent Jaime Zapata, last February.
On July 6, 2011, Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, aka. El Mamito, said the weapons used by that criminal group (Los Zetas) to be used against their opponents are bought in that country (the U.S.) and are even sold to them by the U.S. authorities.
On July 11, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States (BATFE) announced that firearms dealers will now have to disclose the names of customers who purchase semi-automatic weapons.
Story written by Carmen Álvarez, originally published by excelsior.com.mx. Translated by Mario Andrade, DeadlineLive.info
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AZ September 16, 2011 2:11 pm (Pacific time)
There is no such thing as an islamic threat.. I am a mexican muslim born in the USA.. Islam is a religion about doing good, and prohibiting the bad, so the reality is.. drug cartels are being supported by the CIA, not hezbolla or alqaida.. what the fuck ? seriously.. people are being sucked in to this illusion that Bilderberg and the globalists created.
Patrick Martin July 26, 2011 12:10 pm (Pacific time)
Editor; Weapons went from US to Mexico beginning March 24, 2009 because Obama ordered op Fast and Furious to be launched: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/MexicoBorandstart=800 Above was with Holder complicity. And it sounds like several similar programs. There is good evidence Hezbollah has a presence in Mexico. For Hezbollah to work with murderous drug cartels would be 2nd nature. You can rest assured some of these firearms Obama sent down to Mexico went directly to Hezbollah. And then Obama all but completely disables Border Patrol. Then he creates new rules for deportation, where a crime must be involved, otherwise illegal aliens remains here in the States. Then he files various lawsuits against Arizona entities trying to secure their border, that our Feds won't do. So Obama armed Los Zetas and Hezbollah, and makes it easier for either to enter our nation. This is far above and beyond bowing and hand-kissing Arab 'leaders'.
Paco July 25, 2011 8:54 am (Pacific time)
You would be surprised at how many lebanese and middle eastern people, as well as jewish live in Mexico, and are in fact mexicans. Maybe those news were in English but several corruption cases, as well as human traffic and murder have been related to middle eastern people residing in Mexico. You'd be surprised.
Mike July 21, 2011 10:19 am (Pacific time)
Tim I'm curious as to your knowledge about attacks on Americans (and westerners in general) by various middle-east Muslim countries/groups.
Tim King: I have spent years studying reporting the various historic events. It is easy, since there are very low in number and non existed until well after the conclusion of WWII..
Is it your position that these attacks are because of us, and other western countries doing commerce in these areas?
Tim King: The moral values of Americans are in strong contrast with thinking patterns in the Middle east. The U.S. is the land of "He who dies with the most toys wins" whereas in the Islamic world people care more about education, God and family.
As per Muslim terrorists coming across our southern and northern borders, well that is a matter of record.
Tim King: Yes, but there isn't much of one.
Also it has been reported that Arab Muslims have close relationships with drug cartels in South America, so finding the same associations going on in central America and Mexico is reality.
Tim King: I don't think so, it is paranoia applied, not a vision of reality. I mean anything is possible, but corporate greed is a creepy drug. It seems you are looking to put the whipping boy on the post.
It is about money, so criminals will respond to that aspect (money), as long as there is a meeting of the minds as per price and task.
Tim King: Though out like a good American, but again people in the Middle east aren't about money, they are not into it the way yanks are.
Just the same, we have been attacked by Muslims for many centuries before the combustion engine.
Tim King: You are talking about the Crusades now? Wasn't that a bit of a reach?
Arab slavers were grabbing europeans from their homes hundred's of years ago.
Tim King: So what? Western countries have destroyed the world through colonialism.
I expect that there will never be a real peace between us, because their endgame is a global Caliphate and Sharia Law. We reject that endgame, so eventually there will be just one of us left standing. It is unfortunate, but inevitable.
Tim King: Actually they don't care about you or I very much, they just want to be left alone, they seek liberty and the end of occupation in Palestine.
Scary News July 20, 2011 6:33 pm (Pacific time)
Hezbollah in Mexico--and they are not arming themselves through any 'gun show loophole'.
Islamic terrorist groups are setting up shop in Mexico and forming alarming ties with the country's brutal drug cartels, according to a 2011 internal memo from the Tucson Police Department.
Los Zetas is a self defined marxist group dedicated to the overthrow of the Mexican government.
Editor: We have been following this very closely and know nothing of this, the U.S. is behind it and American business and politicians are tied to it, but you're basically full of shit beyond that. I see your use of more than a dozen names and always your angle is some kind of white person this and that. I don't like most of it.
Los Zetas is allegedly aligned with Hezbollah and they are giving protection to Hezbollah camps inside Mexico.
Editor: Again, I think you had a dream and your racist ramblings are baring out. Do you know that Hez is based in Lebanon and has their own whole set of struggles. Hezbollah stands against Zionist oppression from Israel, for that I admire them. The Zetas were with the Mexican army until just three years ago. Criminal narco traffickers are not Middle east freedom fighters.
Los Zetas did not go independent until after Obama became President.
Editor: Oh good, so you vindicate Bush in the midst of this, what a crackup.
A Los Zetas leader captured recently claimed they were buying firearms directly from the US government (Obama's government).
Keep in mind the unholy alliance between marxists and islamists is driving the instability in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, etc.
Editor: Israeli apartheid and Genocide and the complicity of the US and UK in supporting people like Gaddafi who made deals with Israel, that is what set off the Arab uprisings. We had people on the ground, Salem-News.com presents unfiltered truth.
A Marxist group that is tied with Islam over the border that came into power after Obama was seated as president. Things that make thinking people go Hmmmm....http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-st-louis/hezbollah-mexico-and-not-arming-themselves-through-any-gun-show-loophole
Editor: Marxists? This crap is amazing. This is greed, drugs, U.S. drug laws, and above all that industry called big pharma that have led to this. But mostly greed, and hate, and terrible decisions to attack countries in the Middle east that didn't lift a finger toward the U.S.[Return to Top]
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