Skip to comments.Terror Groups Establish Ties With Drug Cartels
Posted on 02/03/2012 5:14:55 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Michael A. Braun, the former intelligence chief for the DEA, testified this week at a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that "collaboration between Latin American drug cartels and groups such as Iran's Quds Force and the Islamic terror group Hezbollah is growing 'far faster than most policymakers in Washington, D.C., choose to admit'" as reported by Guy Taylor for The Washington Times.
Many critics of the U.S. open border policy long have warned that Muslim terror groups may exploit the smuggling routes which have been established by the drug cartels in order to gain entry into the United States.
According to a former U.S. intelligence agent terror group Hezbollah has established itself in Mexico, and is providing explosives training to the drug cartels:
He told 10News the group receives cartel cash and protection in exchange for Hezbollah expertise. "From money laundering to firearms training and explosives training," the agent said. * * * Tunnels the cartels have built that cross from Mexico into the U.S. have grown increasingly sophisticated. It is a learned skill, the agent said points to Hezbollah's involvement.
Last fall Iran -- a long-time sponsor of Hezbollah -- allegedly hoped to involve Los Zetas in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States but thankfully the solicited man was a DEA informant which resulted in the terror bust.
At the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing earlier this week multiple U.S. intelligence officials test testified "that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States" as reported by Greg Miller for The Washington Post.
No doubt the intelligence warnings will continue to fall on deaf ears in Washington, D.C. where the politicians would rather risk the lives of Americans than secure the border.
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I was discussing this with a friend a few days ago. We both feel that the Iranians are training these cartel members in Mexico and in Iran for unconventional warfare against the US. If they are in Venezuela, they are most likely doing it there too. There is a noose tightening around us and we better start paying close attention to it.
The economy would take care of itself if government would get the hell out of the way. I'll vote for the first person who pledges to build a wall, even if it's Mittens. Better yet, mine the damn border and blow them to #$%@ing bits. Let the resulting bone yard serve as a warning that their next step may be their last.
If you're sensing that I don't give two sh!ts about lawbreaking, foreign invaders, you're spot on.
Drug Cartels Establish Ties With Big Banks
Money quote: "From what I saw, I came to suspect HSBC had become the Mexican drug cartels bank of choice, (former HSBC employee John Cruz) said.
They’re probably using the Mexican-occupied former U.S. national refuges in southern Arizona as bases of operation. I’m amazed at what’s happening to us and the nation at large simply won’t pay attention.
I’ve read reports of Wall Street sending account executives to Latin America to round up business. The “pop” from inflated drug profits (inflated because Prohibition turns pennies into dollars) is huge. And all that money has to be cleaned.
OK, just so I am clear on this, and please correct me if I am wrong.
1. Eric Holder and Company put a plan in motion to give aid and comfort to the enemy in the war on drugs, they willfully and knowingly used taxpayer money to supply the enemy in the war on drugs with Weapons. They Financed the enemy in the war on drugs. These weapons were then used by theenemy in the war on drugs to Murder Hundreds of innocent people, they were also used AGAINST our OWN CITIZENS BY THE ENEMY IN THE WAR ON DRUGS, At least one Federal Border Patrol Agent was Gunned Down by the enemy in the war on drugs with these weapons.
2. We The People have spent HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS Fighting the enemy in the war on drugs since President Richard Nixon signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER Declaring a War on Drugs.
3. Every Government Agency and Every Public Servant in America is involved in fighting the enemy in the war on drugs.
4. We have entire Federal Agencies and Educational Institutions dedicated to fighting the enemy in the war on Drugs, not to mention Every State has Redundant Agencies fighting the ENEMY in the WAR ON DRUGS.
5. Every Branch of our UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES is now and has been for years, HEAVILY INVOLVED in fighting the ENEMY in the WAR ON DRUGS.
6, We know for a Fact that our “Enemy” in the “WAR ON TERROR” is joined at the hip, has an established partnership, and is Fighting side by side with our “ENEMY” in the “WAR ON DRUGS . see here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2841933/posts
Now with these amounts of Public Resources being used at every level of government in the Entire United States fighting the ENEMY in the WAR ON DRUGS, Why is this not TREASON???
Eric Holder and Company have admitted that this was all done as an effort to OVERTHROW THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, AND THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF.
TREASON I SAY
MAY EXPLOIT??? They're here. Heaven only knows where they are but they're here. Haven't prayer rugs and copies of the koran (spit) been found on smuggling routes?
If there wasn’t an insane WOD these cartels would have never come to power
How many of them are being “trained “ by Obama’s buddies in his Administration? I hear Obama is having pressure put on
legislators to not back laws that attempt to hold Iran culpable for the Bombing in Beirute,83? And his administration is doing everything it can publicly in the matter of throwing a wrench in the Israeli Defense plans to protect Israel from
Iran and Mass Destruction? Sounds like they are operating closer than Mexico.
Bingo: Clancy et al have been “futurizing” about this very scenario for years. I hate that they’re right, but it may put me over the hump in finally getting that .308 I’ve had my eye on...
I think the Muslim connection is behind Obama’s decision to arm and abet the cartels.
How nukes get smuggled in - and strategically placed...
You make a good case - any ideas on ways to avoid this future reality?
How could they NOT know? And - how is it that we knew?
Wells Fargo and probably Bank of America also have been laundering money for the cartels.
I think that’s why our politicians have created the ‘war on drugs’. Its really just a money making machine for international banking system, its why we will never ‘win’ it.
All those stolen identities were used to help raise that vast amount of money for the Obama presidential campaign. He is indebted to the international banks for that.
America has been incredibly messed up by these corrupt and dastardly people.
Nor would they have the cash to pay for terrorist "expertise" - it's the War On Drugs that hyperinflated their profit margins.
Fight terrorism: relegalize drugs!
There is no way to avoid this, except electing a president with a strong stance on border security. That does not seem to be happening unfortunately. Even if we did, at this point it is like the old saying closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. It will be a strange new world eventually, if I was young with a family I would be tempted move further out in the country or to a very nice small town. All will be as normal until the cards are laid down by the terrorists in blood, then it will be lots of posturing by the politicians. The political system here is reactionary to events. It is like the levies in New Orleans, lots of talk about the hurricane that everybody knew might happen but little done until there was tragedy. I suspect some form of national Id cards might be put in place and a militarized national police as a partial response, it would appeal to the Socialists as long as it was “inclusive”.
Evil brew ping.
In a sane, rational world a free press would be all over this story of a growing threat. Not a peep.
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish- Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian- Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic.
There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else. For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American is to be a traitor to American Institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of foreign votes are engaged with treason to the American Republic. (Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, in a speech before the Knights of Columbus, October 12th, 1915.)
As we see today, Teddy was absolutely right. We have become the very thing he warned we would becomeif we did not drop the hyphen both mentally and physically. Indeed, we have become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
Even President Woodrow Wilson regarded "hyphenated Americans" with suspicion, saying, "Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready."
At no time is it more obvious than during an election cycle when the politicians begin their pathetic pandering to every hyphenated group of so-called Americans in the country both legal and illegal.
Since Teddy made his remarks we have embraced the hyphen ad infinitum. Now we have: African American, Arab American, Asian American, European American, Latino American, Native American, Chinese American, English American, Filipino American, Greek American, German American, Irish American, Indian American, Italian American, Japanese American, Jewish American, Korean American, Mexican American, Norwegian American, Azerbaijani American, Polish American, Russian American, Spanish American, Swedish American, Ukrainian American, Vietnamese American, and the list just continues to grow.
America is more divided today that she was during The War Between the States. We each seem to have our own little tribe to which we belong. The once famed American culture no longer exists. We have submerged it in a sea of multiculturalism and it has become the victim of something called diversity. Both Multiculturalism and Diversity were begat by Political Correctness, which has its roots in Marxism. Yes, I am saying America is becoming a Marxist country. The evidence is overwhelming. For exhibit number one, look no farther than the current occupant of the Oval Office of the President of the United States.
We are drowning in a sea of hyphens! Whatever happened to plain ole Americans? Only a cursory investigation will reveal that they have been relegated to the dusty corners of our society where they can speak of such things as loyalty to ones nation, honor, patriotism, and worse, GOD! and not offend the purveyors of political correctness -- the practitioners of Marxism.
The past few generations of Americans have been indoctrinated in our government schools so that they believe that multiculturalism and diversity are GOOD. These are the same government schools that replaced prayer with policeman, psychologists, chain link fences, and metal detectors.
What did we expect? America is in such hopeless shape that we cannot manage to convince anyone capable of leadership to even stand for election. Instead, we republicans have this gaggle of second and third stringers who have done nothing but embarrass half of the GOP while the other half is praying to God that he provide a miracle and produce a leader (quickly) we can have, at least, SOME confidence in.
America has lost its identity. We no longer know who we are. This is the result of hyphens, multiculturalism, and diversity. Until we can reclaim our real identify -- and coalesce around that identity as one people -- we cannot hope to heal our nation.
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