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.