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Mexico: Top Officials Among Charged in ‘Fast and Furious’ Weapons Trafficking

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On Sunday, Mexican prosecutors said they have charged seven individuals in the infamous “Fast and Furious” weapons trafficking scandal. Among those charged in the more than decade old case  were former top police official Genaro Garcia Luna and former drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

“Fast and Furious” was and investigation in which agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sold guns to criminals with the intention of tracking the weapons.

The plan went horribly wrong, and the agency lost most of the guns, including two guns that were found at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry who was murdered In December of 2010.

Terry’s murder exposed the bungled investigation. Fox News reports Mexico says drug gangs and former officials also participated in or failed to stop the weapons trafficking. Garcia Luna was arrested in Texas in 2019 for allegedly protecting a drug gang.

Luna was security chief in President Felipe Calderon’s 2006-2012 administration, and was also tasked with being the leader of the government’s fight against organized crime. Also charged was former Federal Police commander Luis Cardenas Palomino, who was the right-hand man of Garcia Luna.

Palomino was already arrested on charges of torture and U.S. prosecutors have separately accused him of accepting millions in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, reports Fox News. Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ was also charged with weapons trafficking, but is already serving a life sentence in Colorado.

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  1. Stan Goudeau

    January 10, 2022 at 9:36 am

    The article maintains that the weapons were lost, implying some kind of managerial mistake….they were deliberately released with no intention of tracking by the (Obama) administration to enhance their attack on the 2nd amendment.

  2. Va

    January 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Why weren’t the brains at the ATF charged at least with terminal stupidity?

  3. Nate

    January 11, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Don’t forget to charge Erik Holder!

  4. Esther

    January 11, 2022 at 9:13 am

    This was all a planned event by Obama to help destroy America. Shame on him and Holder!!!!

  5. John Little

    January 11, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Another Marxist Islamofascist Obama/Eric Holder ‘stuff up’. Well done guys. Creeps

  6. Jim Forbes

    January 11, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Let me know when they charge Eric Holder. Put a bounty on him and I will bring him in for you.

  7. TellTheTruth-2

    January 17, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. Hopefully the people in the USA that are involved are eventually charged too.

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Taliban threatens to send 2,000 suicide bombers to DC

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The Biden administration has done everything in its power to take focus off of the deadly botched withdrawal from Afghanistan which left the Taliban terror group to retake control. New information is surfacing on just howmuch control the Taliban has been able to hold over Biden and his administration.

Just in December, the Taliban reportedly “told the United States during talks in Doha that if the U.S. insisted on deploying 2,000 American troops at its embassy in Kabul, the Taliban would also deploy as part of any bilateral arrangement 2,000 ‘fidayeen mujahideen [i.e., suicide bombers]’ at the Afghan Embassy in Washington D.C.” reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a watchdog group that tracks jihadi communications and media reports.

The Taliban is making it very clear it does not want any American presence in Afghanistan. Additionally the Taliban made it very clear suicide bombers will be part of their special forces in the Afghan National Army under the defense ministry.

In an interview that occurred in the first week of January 2022, Zabihullah Mujahid, a veteran terrorist and leader in the Taliban government, told a Pashtu-language radio station “Our mujahideen in the Ishtishhadi Kandaks [martyrdom-seeking battalions] will be part of the army and [they] will be Special Forces and organized under the defense ministry,” according to MEMRI. “The Special Forces will be established in a specific number and used for special operations.”

MEMRI also reported that in July of 2021, Mujahid said in an interview with ToloNews that the Taliban has no obligation under the Doha agreement of 2020 to sever ties with Al-Qaeda because the groups is part of the Islamic faith.

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