GUILTY OF THE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO. WE’RE BIG DRUGGIES’
WE STOLE HALF OF MEXICO FROM THEM, AND IN 1910 …’
Continuing with our coverage of U.S. involvement in the drug war from the Mexican point of view, today we post this article, which poses an old question being asked anew by Mexican columnists: are the U.S. intelligence services promoting and benefiting from the sale of weapons and illegal drugs? According to John Saxe-Fernández of Mexico’s La Jornada newspaper, if one wants to find the root cause of the chaos now playing out in that country, one needs to examine the weapons-business-drugs triad that has been nurtured for decades by the United States.
“The scene is deplorable: Mexicans wiping out Mexicans while the United States, its security apparatus and its banking system extract juice from the interplay of out-of-control drug trafficking and consumption up there, and the sale of weapons here. Dollars in the North, and bullets and piles of cadavers in the South. All of which presents serious risks to Mexico’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and vast natural resources. … It’s a dynamic in which U.S. spy agencies and Department of Defense, now under former CIA Director Robert Gates, play a fundamental role.”
By John Saxe-Fernández
Translated By Liz Essary
March 26, 2009
Mexico – La Jornada – Original Article (Spanish)
The “geostrategic game” propagated by the security apparatus of the United States in Mexico has four pillars: weapons, drugs, business, and chaos. The term “game” is a misleading one. These are not spontaneous little pranks, but bloody schemes aimed at removing judicial obstacles – from Bravo [Mexico] to Patagonia [Chile] – to the hegemonic dominance and control of U.S. business over the human and strategic natural resources of other nations. Mexico and Colombia are “field tests” for promoting the doctrine of “flexible borders,” just as Ecuador experienced in Sucumbios last year.
[Editor’s Note: This is a reference to Colombia’s attack, using U.S. equipment and command and control to, on Ecuadorian territory, in which a leader of the FARC was killed].
The management of the U.S. security apparatus over the dynamic of weapons, business and drugs is central to the promotion of chaos and instability in these countries, and is the basis and excuse for military intervention and occupation.
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