Sinaloa Boss Could Blow The Lid Off of Operation Fast and Furious

So Sinaloa cartel boss Chapo Guzman is now in custody. In the 60 Minutes clip above, Tomas Zeron, the head of Mexico’s version of the FBI, more or less admits that Guzman and his unfathomably vicious co-conspirators enjoyed the protection of the Mexican government. The question not asked: did the Sinaloa Cartel also enjoy the protection of the U.S. government? One theory for the motivation behind Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that enabled the sale of U.S. gun store guns to Sinaloa cartel members (two of which drug thugs used to kill U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry): F&F was part of a wider policy to protect and promote the Sinaloa cartel in its rivalry with Los Zetas. A policy that included turning a blind eye to drug imports and epic money laundering. In any case, Guzman knows where are a lot bodies are buried, both literally and figuratively. Will he name names or stay stum? The smart money’s on his silence. Both literally and figuratively.

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  1. avatar Grindstone says:

    Or will he be silenced by means other than money?

    1. avatar Dickie J says:

      This guy has a long history of suicidal ideation and will likely shoot himself in the back of the head several times in the near future.

      1. avatar v v ind says:

        Ha, I see where you took that…..

      2. avatar Rusty Shackleford says:

        The Gary Webb Syndrome.

  2. avatar Wood says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the least. The fed has been arming various “sides” in conflict in the Middle East for decades. Our “leaders” seem obsessed with backing SOMEBODY in every conflict across the globe. The idea that maybe they should A) butt out or B) kill em all doesn’t seem to work for them. At least not where there’s money to be made by more fat cats in the smoke filled room.

    /foilhatoff

    1. avatar DrewN says:

      You just said it, there’s no money in victory anymore. Or not enough to even pay lip service to “rebuilding”, especially in countries that have been systematically looted for generations already.

  3. avatar dirk diggler says:

    And is this why Holder decided to call it quits?

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      That would not come as a big surprise.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      I thought it had something to do with him not getting ANOTHER extension on the release of the Fast n Furious documents, the non redacted version 🙂

  4. avatar Jolly Roger That says:

    If he was protected by the US government, why would he betray them now? Kingpins don’t get to their positions if they allow spite to dictate their actions. If he stays silent, I would bet that the prosecution “bungles” their case…

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Not always, the Feds finally broke the Mafia in the late 70s/early 80s because the bosses started ratting each other out. While the Justice Department basked in victory the Colombian drug cartels took over the business and look where that got us. We would have been better off leaving the Mafia alone. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.

      1. avatar Rusty Shackleford says:

        Exactly. The government cut the head off La Cosa Nostra and both the Mexican cartels and the Russian mob took their place.

    2. avatar David says:

      Let.s water board him til he sings like a canary.
      Eric Holder………let.s water board him too and make it stereo.

      1. avatar libtard says:

        And while we are at it we can waterboard bush, cheney, rice and the rest of the idiots that lied us into an unnecessary war and turned us into a nation of torturers.

        1. avatar v v ind says:

          you’re not sharing your crystal ball? The one that enlightened you as to all the other possible outcomes, alternate options, unexplored routes and unpublished facts of that situation. What would you have done and can you offer a 100% guarantee that it would have been the right choice, had a great outcome and made everyone happy in the end?

        2. avatar MarcusAurelius says:

          Waterboard? Wouldn’t you rather torture them, instead?

        3. avatar A Hill says:

          libtard, why do you hate America? Is it because you hate freedom?

  5. avatar Sammy says:

    Would it be bad form to try to take out a life insurance policy on Mr. Guzman?

  6. avatar publius2 says:

    RF, creds to you for floating this theory before just about anyone else, as I recall. Mike Vanderboegh at SipseyStreet and David Codrea broke the story, of course with their ATF contacts. And all Sharyl Atkisson’s work on F&F despite being actively hindered by CBS bosses, on that and Benghazi.

    Geez, I wonder why, given Ben XBOXBoy Rhodes, who got his Deputy National Security job at the WH at the tender age of 30, as a speechwriter, not based on his MFA degree, or his admiration for andrewsullivan foreign policy, but apparently, based on his brother Davids influence as the President at CBS News….hey, no conflict of interest there.

    Oh well, all’s well that ends well, and Benny boy did his job, rewriting the memo on Benghazi, so all mention of CIA warnings and AQ in Africa connections to the militia in Tripoli and Benghazi got wiped out, and the YouTube Did It! Lie could be flogged by Susan Rice all over the news for the next week, preserving the famous “Obama Election Lie” that Al Qaeda was “on the run”.

    Curious how the StateRunMedia, 60 Minutes in particular, is tip-toeing back into this story… trying to regain shreds of tattered credibility?

    Could they be front-running for themselves and Obama, and HRC, given Sharyl Atkisson’s book Stonewalled is about to release? http://sharylattkisson.com/

    Or could it be the Inconvenient Truths about to be revealed in the judge ordered release of DOJ info on its own and WH emails, on Oct 16th, about Benghazi, despite AG Holders stonewalling, and contempt of Congress… hey, didnt he just resign to spend time with family in Feguson?

    Ah, well…you know what they say, “On the Internet, Everyone Knows You Are A Dog”.
    “Woof woof there”, CBS. Oh, Cathy Crowley and CNN- “grrrrrr! you mangy mutts”.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      Oh but, “what difference does it make?”

  7. avatar RT says:

    I don’t believe F&F is as sinister as that. I honestly believe it was a grand scheme to implement a ban on, and ultimately lead to the confiscation of American’s firearms.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I am not so sure that the regulations of border state FFLS was more an attempt to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear when the ATF brass got caught with its knickers around its knees.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      I am now moderately curious as to how you define sinister, cause that is about the epitome as far as I am concerned.

      1. avatar RT says:

        Yeah, by the time I got around to it, I couldn’t edit it. Meant more sinister than that.

  8. avatar DrVino says:

    He COULD. But he will suddenly, unexpectedly and mysteriously pass away…..

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    He can talk all he wants, but we will never hear him. His evidence will be buried deep, and with none in the state-controlled media to ferret out the truth, the whole story will just fade away.

    That’s the country we live in now.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      It is now utterly transparent to anyone who is paying attention that the media is willing to spread lies and deliberately lay down on the job immediately if doing their job would embarrass this administration.

  10. avatar ropingdown says:

    TIM. This is Mexico. We’ve had direct revelations of PRI’s control of the drug trade before, indeed by senior PRI officials. If you want an education in the thing, read this Borderlands Beat post from 2011, detailing the statements by the former PRI Governor of Nuevo Leon state, Socrates Rizzo:
    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/02/socrates-rizzo-pri-presidents-oversaw.html

    The leadership of the PRI including successive Presidents, retained the same few US law firms, same partners, for decades, for financial and tax advice. They were helped enormously by US banking services, too, as the US government knew, and has repeatedly proved in order to collect massive ‘fines,’ but not criminal convictions. And now, it would appear, both Mexican and US leaders are struggling to re-establish the status quo ante, as it seems to be the only “peace plan” that could reasonably be expected to succeed. Or not?

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      haha love the “TIA” reference

  11. avatar esitue says:

    So in an article posted earlier 20 Plus Mexicans were slaughtered by the MX .Gov
    and in this article the MX .Gov is totally transparent, willing to bring down Obama/Holder

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Who profits from this move?
      Always follow the money.

  12. avatar Paul53 says:

    Look for the headline “found hanging in his cell.”

  13. avatar DD says:

    They let him talk, he gives up less than you expect, some time goes by, they let him out, he gets wacked.
    His replacement is already in place. He needed “protection” by the government because he’s not a “kingpin”, but just another little gutter rat running around doing what he’s told. I doubt very much that e has any information of real value. But the networks will play it for what its worth, somewhat less than an important sporting event.

  14. avatar Anon says:

    3-2-1-! He will die slipping on a banana peel. There will be no official response to the fact that his body had 58 stab wounds and 19 bullet holes (28 if you count the holes in the front part of his body).

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