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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Invasion USA II - - Zetas.

This is coolbert:

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, a group of disaffected Mexican soldiers called the Zetas have American officials particularly worried.

The Zetas are deserters from the Mexican Army that have been recruited to the side of the Mexican drug lords. But not just any plain old ordinary deserters. These are men trained by the U.S. as special operations/ranger/commando type troops. Trained and equipped by the U.S. Army [?]. Trained and specially equipped TO CONDUCT ANTI-DRUG OPERATIONS WITHIN MEXICO ITSELF!! Mexican soldiers that went BAD, DEFECTING TO THE DRUG LORDS AS A UNIT!!

"They were the elite 'special forces' of the Mexican military, trained in the U.S. at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia and sent to 'wipe out' one of the most powerful Mexican drug cartels.

But these soldiers deserted and became the muscle for the very cartel they were supposed to destroy."

These are especially dangerous hombres!!

Ruthless men who operate on both sides of the border with impunity??

I think the fear of rogue military men [the Zetas], persons possessing discipline, ruthlessness, training, equipment, and a thorough knowledge of your enemy [the U.S. forces] is most acute.

See here from HomelandSecurityUS [this last February] the discovery and confiscation of firepower found before it could reach the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

"More on arms seized at U.S. - Mexican border town"

[bear in mind that the Latin American drug cartels have an almost inexhaustible amount of money to draw upon for buying equipment. Something like twenty five years ago the net income of some Colombian drug cartel was $100 billion. That in a year when General Motors had a net income of ONLY $18 billion. MONEY IS NO MATTER TO THE DRUG LORDS!!]

"The weapons seized included 18 M-16 assault rifles, including at least one equipped with an M-203 40mm grenade launcher, several M-4 carbines, 17 handguns of various calibers, over 200 magazines for different weapons, and more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition, assault vests and other military accessories."

"these weapons [analysis suggests that] were not intended for an assault of one Mexican narco-gang against a rival gang within the territory of Mexico, but were intended for a larger and more specific operation within the United States."

"sufficient to equip 3 six-man squads of a special operations capable strike force, with at least 400 rounds per man. The rifle and handgun ammunition consisted of armor-piercing, tracer and hollow point rounds; the M203 grenade launcher ammunition was primarily of the fragmentary type along with one armor-piercing round. This force is assessed to be comprised of former Mexican Army troops known as Zetas."

Conventional law enforcement CANNOT deal with an enemy possessing such firepower. ONLY military or quasi-military type units can do so!!




Blogger John said...

That this kind of operation is going on shows a lot of national security weakness on our southern border. I read that Mexico has withdrawn from the Rio Pact, so that they are not even allies in that questionable way, as if WWII were still on somewhere. These one-worlder exercises with foreign militaries who are not of the strogest ally type, always make me feel uneasy. War is not about peace love and brotherhood, and especially not so with enemies. We can't reasonably have people in charge of our military who act as if there were no enemies.

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