Skip to comments.Mexican Drug Lord Orders Deadly Force
Posted on 05/10/2009 7:49:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The reputed head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has instructed his army of associates to use deadly force if necessary to protect their increasingly contested trafficking operations, even against U.S. law enforcement, according to authorities here and in Washington.
The threatened offensive by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man, was described by U.S. officials as being highly unusual, given that his associates have avoided violent confrontations with American law enforcement officers, and have kept their blood feuds with fellow traffickers largely south of the border.
Guzman is believed to have delivered the message personally in early March, during a three-day gathering of his associates in Sonoita, a small Mexican town just a few miles south of the Arizona border, according to U.S. intelligence bulletins sent to several state and federal law enforcement officials.
The Sonoita meeting is one of many indications that Mexico's most-wanted man is becoming more brazen even in the face of a massive Mexican government crackdown on his activities and deadly turf rivalries with other traffickers.
Reports of Guzman's recent activities, gathered through U.S. informants, wiretaps and other means, have prompted a flurry of warnings to local, state and federal authorities in border states. They said they have been instructed to use extreme caution when confronting people suspected of smuggling drugs and illegal aliens north from Mexico, or ferrying weapons and cash south from the United States, officials familiar with those warnings said.
Some of the U.S. intelligence suggests that Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is on the defensive due to enforcement efforts in Mexico and the U.S., and no longer can afford to ditch valuable cargoes if rival traffickers or authorities interdict
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What were they doing before?
They know that the new Presidente is a maricon.
Why not invade us? They’re guaranteed to face little resistance. Wouldn’t be proper don’t you know.
33 years ago I ran the body parts dept at Downtown L.A. Datsun.
I had about 15 latinos working for me there and they all called me the maricon. I thought they were calling me the American.
After about 6 months I had some fag say to me, I didn’t know you were gay. I told him I was as straight as one can get. He asked why I was called the maricon.
Boy did I yell at those guy and they all about fell over they were laughing so hard.
That’s a record for longest running practical joke, I think.
Not the only time I’ve been the butt of jokes.
Even though I’m tall dark and handsome and very smart,
Yeah that’s the ticket.
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