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  • Islamists target Arizona base

    11/26/2007 3:51:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 54 replies · 272+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility. Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times. "A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one...
  • Special Report: Burner phones and banking apps: Meet the Chinese 'brokers' laundering Mexican drug money

    12/07/2020 5:43:55 PM PST · by thecodont · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 20204:57 AMUpdated 5 days ago | By Drazen Jorgic
    GUADALAJARA (Reuters) - Early next year, a Chinese businessman named Gan Xianbing will be sentenced in a Chicago courtroom for laundering just over $530,000 in Mexican cartel drug money. Gan, 50, was convicted in February of money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transfer business that whisked cartel cash from U.S. drug sales offshore. Gan has maintained his innocence; his lawyers say he was entrapped by U.S. authorities. The trial garnered few headlines and little of the public fascination reserved for kingpins of powerful narcotics syndicates that U.S. federal prosecutors said Gan served. Still, U.S. law enforcement officials told Reuters that...
  • The Disputed Presidential Election [Weekly Update]

    11/15/2020 9:04:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Joe Biden Is Not ‘President-Elect’ Public Colleges Defy the Law with Segregated Events to Further Diversity Mexican Cartels’ Ability to Control Territory, Co-opt Governments is a Great Threat to U.S. Joe Biden Is Not ‘President-Elect’ Changing vote counts after Election Day raises significant legal and constitutional concerns, and President Trump should use every legal and constitutional remedy to ensure that the American people can trust the results. Meanwhile, the media, including social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, are inaccurately labeling Biden as president-elect. No official sources have called the election. Federal law and the Constitution limit official sources...
  • KINGS OF COCAINE Mexican cartels now using explosive-packed DRONES in chilling new brand of warfare

    08/22/2020 7:57:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    The sun ^ | 21 Aug 2020 | Ben Hill
    The drones are loaded with C4, an explosive reserved for military use, with additional ammunition of pellets to cause further damage. Part of the population of Tepalcatepec and even the self-defence groups have begun to move as they fear that it is not possible to tackle this new form of attack. One dangerous scam involves forcing pharmacies to buy bogus medicines, which in turn end up in the bloodstreams of genuinely sick people needing treatment. While another is to steal petrol out of buried pipelines leading to fuel shortages and dangerous explosions. Last year was the worst year in the...
  • Disturbing Video from Mexico(Drug Cartel Army)

    07/18/2020 6:53:33 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 69 replies
    CitizenFreePress ^ | July 18 , 2020 | CitizenFreePress
    A viral video out of Mexico shows an army of uniformed drug cartel members standing beside a long line of armored vehicles which have been outfitted for war, the men flaunting military-grade weaponry as they cheer Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes — the leader of the brutal Jalisco New Generation Cartel who is known as El Mencho.
  • Mexican Government on Damage Control After Cartel Reveals Armored Paramilitary Unit

    07/18/2020 12:27:29 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2020 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
    Mexico’s top security official is trying to downplay a cartel-produced video purportedly showing an armored paramilitary unit. The unit includes a large contingent of cartel gunmen wearing high-end tactical gear and posing by what appears to be dozens of factory-made armored trucks and SUVs. The release of the video comes just one day after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the region. The incident took place Friday afternoon as suspected members of Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion leaked a two-minute-long video. The video shows what appears to be hundreds of gunmen in military-style uniforms next to a long line...
  • Chinese National Guilty of Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels

    07/02/2020 1:08:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | June 29, 2020 | DOJ
    A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with laundering more than $4 million in drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Wendy C. Woolcock of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Special Operations Division and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey T. Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division; Jason Crosby, Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security...
  • History Matters: Riots on Familiar Ground

    05/31/2020 9:36:18 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | May 30, 2020 | Clifford A. Brown
    ....So, we have a truly diverse, when it comes to ancestry, history of domestic street mob violence. Through our first 200 years as a nation, it may be that people who felt unrepresented by the results at the ballot box eventually turned to street violence. It appears, however, that the class makeup has shifted, starting with the late 1960s radical college student movement. Instead of poor and working-class men alone, it appears that there has been a shift towards people with more resources, including more ability to network, coordinate, and travel greater distances in support of street violence and threats....
  • Minnesota Governor Blames White Supremacist Groups And Drug Cartels For Riots

    05/30/2020 3:16:04 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 152 replies ^ | Mar 30, 2020
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he suspects white supremacist groups and drug cartels are carrying out some of the violence in Minneapolis, but cannot confirm it at this time. Walz said the widespread riots across the country appear to be part of a coordinated effort by professionals. “We’re seeing evidence of some pretty sophisticated attempts to cause problems,” the governor said. Harrington said that while they have gotten reports of drug cartels “redirecting their sources to restore their drug markets” in the area amid the unrest, but that is a “secondary or tertiary concern as we’re trying to deal with...
  • Trump blames 'ANTIFA and radical left' for violent George Floyd protests after Minnesota Gov. suggested white supremacists and cartels could be manipulating riots to destabilize nation as US descends into chaos

    05/30/2020 10:19:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Daily Mail
    President Donald Trump has blamed antifa and the 'radical left' as protests over the death of George Floyd devolved into violence nationwide, after the governor of Minnesota suggested that foreign influences, white supremacists and drug cartels are the fueling chaos. 'It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!' Trump said in a tweet on Saturday. . . . Pressed by reporters on rumors that white supremacists were secretly infiltrating Black Lives Matter protests and instigating violence, Walz said: 'my suspicions and what I've seen on this, yes.'
  • Maduro's top confidant tried to sneak Hezbollah into Venezuela, made deals with drug lords...

    05/04/2019 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Venezuela’s ex-vice president and now the top confidant of Nicolas Maduro is said to have tried sneaking in Hezbollah militants into his country, made a business deal with a drug lord and became extremely wealthy as the once-rich country turned into an economic basket case. Tareck El Aissami has emerged as a hardliner of Maduro’s socialist regime as the country remains on the brink of an all-out civil war due to economic misery. **SNIP** But El Aissami, while not having the same scrutiny as Maduro, has long been the subject of various investigations both at home and in the U.S....
  • Trump Launches Massive All Out Military Offensive On Drug Cartels

    04/01/2020 4:16:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 04/01/20 | Ryan Saavedra
    President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the administration was launching an all out assault on Mexican drug cartels using the U.S. Military.  “As governments and nations focus on the Coronavirus, there is a growing threat that cartels, criminals, terrorists, and other malign actors will try to exploit the situation for their own gain and we must not let that happen,” Trump said. “We will never let that happen. Today the United States is launching enhanced counter narcotics operations in the western hemisphere to protect the American people from the deadly scourge of illegal narcotics.”“We must not let the drug...
  • Feds arrest over 600 alleged Mexican cartel members

    03/11/2020 12:29:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 11 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Wednesday that more than 600 arrests have been made as a result of an interagency operation cracking down on Mexican cartel activity. “Project Python,” a DEA-led initiative, targeted members of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). According to the DEA, over the last six months federal law enforcement officials have been monitoring the activities of the accused. The operation resulted in more than 600 arrests nationwide, 350 indictments and “significant seizures of money and drugs,” according to the agencies. “Project Python marks the most comprehensive action to date in...
  • How To Take On The Deadly Drug Cartels That Run The U.S.-Mexico Border

    02/11/2020 9:36:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2020 | Pedro Gonzales
    A 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets.Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma...
  • Mexico, Under U.S. Pressure, Adds Muscle to Fight Against Drug Cartels. Mexican president redeploys elite marines force he had largely sidelined

    02/07/2020 2:06:14 PM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2020 | José de Córdoba and Sadie Gurman
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, under pressure from the Trump administration, has beefed up his strategy to fight drug cartels, including bringing the marines, Mexico’s elite security force, back to the front lines of the drug war. The moves mark a shift by Mexico from a counternarcotics strategy that largely ended the pursuit of high-profile arrests and focused almost exclusively on poverty alleviation. “We are operating again,” said a senior Mexican navy officer. “The targets we need to go after have been defined.” The change in strategy comes amid growing alarm in Washington at Mexico’s failure to crack down...
  • State Dep’t Sued for Records Tied to Monitoring Trump Family [Weekly Update]

    01/17/2020 1:02:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 17, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues State Dept. for Records Tied to Alleged Monitoring of Trump Family and Journalists by Amb. Marie Yovanovitch Federal Court Orders Snap Hearing on Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal after DOJ Files Document under Seal Records Show ‘Diversity Workshop’ Instituted by South Bend Police Department Mexican Police Chief Unfazed by U.S. Alert; Arrival of Middle Easterners Going North is ‘Normal’ Judicial Watch Sues State Dept. for Records Tied to Alleged Monitoring of Trump Family and Journalists by Amb. Marie Yovanovitch Judicial Watch is going to court to uncover details of the alleged monitoring of President Trump’s...
  • Spain’s Mysterious Ties to Wanted Bolivians

    01/06/2020 8:16:38 AM PST · by billorites · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2020 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    Spanish special-operations police, their faces covered with balaclavas and their weapons visible, attempted to force their way past Bolivian police at the Mexican Embassy in La Paz on Dec. 27. The effort failed but it left behind troubling questions about whether rogue interests inside the Spanish government are working with Mexico on behalf of former Bolivian officials, some of whom face criminal charges. Spanish elite police had already escorted the Spanish Embassy’s chargé d’affaires and its consul to the Mexican Embassy earlier that morning. When two more cars, carrying masked members of the same counterterrorism unit, showed up later and...

    12/02/2019 5:32:53 PM PST · by bitt · 116 replies ^ | 12/2/2019 |
    Republican Staff Report Prepared For Devin Nunes Ranking Member Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Jim Jordan Ranking Member Committee on Oversight and Reform Michael T. McCaul Ranking Member Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • What Would a War on the Drug Cartels Look Like?

    12/02/2019 3:14:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | December 2, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Donald Trump is talking about labeling the Mexican drug cartels that own our failed state neighbor as “terrorist groups,” and this is yet another step toward what is increasingly looking to be an inevitable confrontation. They just butchered several American citizens, including kids, which cannot go unanswered. They murder thousands of Americans a year here with their poison, which cannot go unanswered. But are we Americans even able to answer a bunch of pipsqueak thugs anymore? Let’s put aside the question of if we should use our military against Mexico (I discussed it here in 2018, to the consternation of liberals...
  • If Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups, He Should Go To War With Them

    11/28/2019 7:13:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/27/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    In an interview posted online Tuesday, President Trump said he would designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, marking a major shift in U.S. policy toward Mexico, where cartels now exercise effective control of much of the country.In the interview, with former Fox News has Bill O’Reilly, Trump said his administration has been working on the designation for the last 90 days, well before the massacre of nine American women and children on November 4 by cartel gunmen in the Mexican state of Sonora, not far from the U.S. border. The victims, some as young as eight months old,...