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Mex'n Drug Cartels 'Taken-Over' Pemex Piplelines, Now Engaged in Widespread Bribery of DHS Employees
Reaganite Republican ^ | August 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 08/31/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

'clandestine tap'

Despite 130-ton pot busts and their being locked in a five year, multilateral war with the government/other gangs in which 5x more people have died than US losses for the entire Iraq war, frightening Mexican drug mafias continue to grow in wealth, power, and influence... and are now extending their unique brand of chaos directly to US soil.

The Mexican federal government already had enough problems facing an utterly ruthless enemy equipped with machine guns, narco-tanks and homemade submarines attained via almost unlimited cash- now the gangs have gone on the offensive against the feds' own primary revenue source, Pemex: over thirty of the oil company's employees have been kidnapped and operations 'crippled' as the familias drain almost two million barrels from the nation's oil pipeline system via over 5000 'clandestine taps' in areas the army is simply unable to control...

CNS News:

Pemex said on Aug. 10 that the national pipeline systems 'are practically taken over by organized crime gangs associated with heavily armed groups.' Criminals use devices called “clandestine taps” to steal the oil from the pipelines. 

 According to Pemex, more than 1.84 million barrels of oil were stolen from the pipeline system in the first six months of this year, meaning that on average, at least 17,500 gallons of oil were stolen per hour...


But while the nationalized Pemex is basically a jobs program run in an extremely inefficient manner, the company has still provided the Mexican government with over half it's revenue for some time now. The problem is that old wells combined with the company's lack of investment/drilling technology has Pemex oil output in decline... NOW the cartels are swooping-in to bleed the ailing company -thus federal government/Army- completely dry.

But the monstrous Mexican drug gangs aren't just sitting on their swelling power and wealth... smelling weakness, they're charging right over the US border to put their boot -along with new client Al Qaida's- on our throat, too:


Mexican cartels are increasingly engaged in the 'systematic corruption' of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workers to expand their smuggling operations — including the trafficking of aliens from terrorism-linked countries. 

'Drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) have become not only more violent and dangerous, but more clever as well.' The DTOs have turned to recruiting and corrupting DHS employees' Charles Edwards, the acting DHS inspector general, told a hearing of a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee. 

'A corrupt DHS employee may accept a bribe for allowing what appear to be simply undocumented aliens into the U.S. while unwittingly helping terrorists enter the country. Likewise, what seems to be drug contraband could be weapons of mass destruction, such as chemical or biological weapons or bomb-making materials.' 
He also said DHS employees may be bribed to leak or sell sensitive law enforcement information to smugglers, and provide them with documents such as immigration papers....
141 CBP employees 'have been arrested or indicted for acts of corruption' since October 2004.

If President Romney doesn't send the Army down to the border his first week in office... given the situation, why do we even have a military anymore? Might as well just surrender to everybody now, open the borders, and save us all that money...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: borderwars; bribery; cartels; dhs; dhsmexico; drugcartels; drugs; drugwar; mexican; oilpipeline; pemex; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 08/31/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: ken5050

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2 posted on 08/31/2012 6:36:57 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thank goodness Homeland Security is confident the border is as secure as it’s always been and all the violence is on the Mexican side.

3 posted on 08/31/2012 6:37:40 AM PDT by bgill
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4 posted on 08/31/2012 6:38:51 AM PDT by phockthis ( ...)
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To: phockthis

Every day it looks more like we need a forray by a Pershing style sweep through bandido country.

5 posted on 08/31/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

True fact- it is a serious mess down there

6 posted on 08/31/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Wonder what BIG SIS is doing to halt and prevent the corruption of her employees by the drug cartels and the oil tappers. Hmmm?

Maybe TSA should get working on this right away and get off the US highways where they stop and search citizens for nothing.

7 posted on 08/31/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Can you afford to keep him?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Despite 130-ton pot busts [...] frightening Mexican drug mafias continue to grow in wealth, power, and influence

130 tons is nothing. And it's pot busts that give Mexican drug mafias wealth - by hyperinflating drug profits and restricting competition.

8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
From reports I've received from Mexicans traveling from the U.S. to Mexico the situation is much worse than even what we hear.

The Mexican army has designated certain towns as ‘fortress towns’ and put road blocks on all roads leading into these towns. Unless a traveler has a satisfactory reason to enter they are turned away.
In this way large parts of the rurals are simply being abandoned to whomever has the power to rule.

The people are in these fortress towns are virtual prisoners as telephone service is almost nonexistent and the mail may take months to arrive if ever.

The rising tide of violence in the country saddens me as years ago I traveled in Mexico and found the ordinary citizen generous and welcoming to strangers.
That Mexico is disappearing under the Thugacracy of corrupt government and violent gangs.

9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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