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Feds: Mexican Cartel Plotted Attack Against US
Military.com ^ | Novermber 12, 2011 | Karen Hawkins

Posted on 11/12/2011 4:26:52 PM PST by QT3.14

The leaders of a powerful Mexican cartel, frustrated that U.S. law enforcement was interfering with their lucrative drug business, plotted a military-style attack on a U.S. or Mexican government building to "send the gringos a message," federal prosecutors allege in documents filed this week.

Leaders of the Sinaloa cartel sought dozens of American-made weapons for an attack in Mexico City on possible targets that included government buildings, an embassy or consulate or media outlet, according to documents in the case against Vicente Zambada, an alleged top lieutenant in the cartel.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Mexico
KEYWORDS: border; cain; cartel; cbs; debate; doj; drugs; fastandfurious; gopdebate; holder; illegals; sovereignty

1 posted on 11/12/2011 4:26:54 PM PST by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
" or media outlet"

I think the Media Outlet is a good choice for them.....

2 posted on 11/12/2011 4:29:04 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: QT3.14
...or media outlet...

I'm shocked! /sarc

And wasn't it the feds that said we had no problems at our southern borders?

3 posted on 11/12/2011 4:29:27 PM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - It is Showtime!!)
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To: QT3.14
Feds: Mexican Cartel Plotted Attack Against US

Really? With whose guns?

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Bring it on, mercons.

4 posted on 11/12/2011 4:31:23 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: QT3.14

I doubt this story. Gangs don’t go for military style attacks to send a message. The way they work is different - suddenly a family member disappears or strange accidents happen.

Sounds to me like some bureau wants more funding.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 4:32:13 PM PST by Loud Mime (Obamunize Wall Street!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

THIS NEEDS TO BE A CBS TV DEBATE ANSWER TONIGHT (8 PM EASTERN/5 PM CENTRAL) EVEN IF THE MEDIA REFUSES TO ASK THE QUESTION OR BRING UP THE TOPIC. WORK IT IN ANYWAYS, and say we are going to have a review as to whom are “friends” are and whom our “enemies” are.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 4:34:47 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (A prayer for Herman Cain to rebound BRILLIANTLY from the "gotcha" fast pitch on FP that's coming)
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7 posted on 11/12/2011 4:36:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Loud Mime

LOL. The Pentagon is looking at a big budget cut as a result of a bad deal made with the Rinos and Reed. Thankfully, the skitzoid, hobbits opposed the deal and stupid.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 5:27:58 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DJ MacWoW

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9 posted on 11/12/2011 5:29:20 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: QT3.14
Feds: Mexican Cartel Plotted Attack Against US

...fomented by the State Department with arms supplied by the DOJ.

10 posted on 11/12/2011 5:36:07 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SaraJohnson

LOL!!!!


11 posted on 11/12/2011 5:41:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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12 posted on 11/12/2011 5:43:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Loud Mime

Big drug organizations have, particularly the Mexican drug cartels have in recent history. They have been doing military style attacks and executions of police. These Mexican cartels are pushing things as far as they go, it is a very believable story


13 posted on 11/12/2011 5:48:55 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: QT3.14
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Sinaloa cartel.

Orders to acquire thousands of American weapons.

Take direct action against the USA.

And nary a mention of Fast & Furious...

Amazing. Simply amazing.

14 posted on 11/12/2011 5:55:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: nerdwithagun
What the heck does "military style" mean anyway? Iowa class battleships? Apaches?

Vicente Zambada's lawyers claim he and other cartel leaders were granted immunity by U.S. agents - and carte blanche to smuggle cocaine over the border - in exchange for intelligence about rival cartels engaged in bloody turf wars in Mexico. Prosecutors have denied that such an agreement exists.

Hey, yes, Mr. Federal Officer. We are just humble drug smugglers! But those other families are NASTY. You gotta get rid of them! Oh, si! They are going to make military attacks on you - - so you better hurry and eliminate our competition - - I mean -- stop them before they attack ju.

15 posted on 11/12/2011 6:46:04 PM PST by Loud Mime (Obamunize Wall Street!)
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To: Loud Mime

I meant large attacks of multiple people on multiple targets, as apposed to say a couple guys killing 1 or 2 people. No need to get snarky


16 posted on 11/12/2011 6:49:55 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: okie01
Sinaloa cartel. Orders to acquire thousands of American weapons. Take direct action against the USA. And nary a mention of Fast & Furious...

It sounds like the Fast and Furious guys were helping the Sinaloa cartel attack America. That would mean that the US Justice Dept and the ATF were acting contrary to the interest of the USA under orders from the top......Sorry but this is treasonous behavior on the part of the Obama Administration if the story is correct. LET THE IMPEACHMENT BEGIN.

17 posted on 11/12/2011 7:44:38 PM PST by Rapscallion (OBAMA speak his name with loathing for what he has done to America!)
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To: Rapscallion
It sounds like the Fast and Furious guys were helping the Sinaloa cartel attack America.

Indeed. It's an odd legal argument to make.

Whoever's bringing the case -- the DOJ prosecutor and the investigative team (FBI?, DEA?) -- are actually claiming that the ATF's Fast & Furious operation was arming a drug cartel who intended to attack the USA.

One of the problems with this claim is that the FBI and DEA were cooperating in the Fast & Furious operation -- actually providing some of the "straw buyers" and the money to buy the weapons! And the operation was actually being run out of the US Attorney's office (not the ATF's).

So, we have three jurisdictions who will have to claim the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing -- the FBI, DEA and the DOJ.

And it brings up a rather large question...

Exactly when did the prosecutors and the FBI learn the Sinaloa cartel was acquiring arms in order to attack a U.S. target?

Exactly when did they report this finding...and to who? It would've gone to the top, immediately, would it not have?

Did the person(s) who received this report correlate it to the Fast & Furious operation. If not, why not?

And why was the Fast & Furious operation not halted at that very moment?

There is something dreadfully wrong with all of this...

18 posted on 11/12/2011 8:19:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: QT3.14

Go in and kill as many of them as possible. if Mexico objects, remind them of what happened in the 1840s when they got in our way.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Loud Mime

You would have been right a few years ago. The cartels have morphed into military like organizations and do attack officials in Mexico regularly as well as each other in more military style attacks- even in public places and offices. They are also dabbling with terrorists so who knows what they may do.


20 posted on 11/12/2011 9:15:44 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Loud Mime; All

Gangs can change their behavior, especially newer ones with crazier leaders.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 11:12:06 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Loud Mime
Gangs don’t go for military style attacks to send a message.

Cache Of Military Weapons Confiscated South of Mexican Border (Where was the MSM's Report?) Video

At camp, the soldiers found 13 trucks, three rocket-propelled grenades, two rifles Barret .50 (with a range of two kilometers and capable of penetrating armor), 60 grenades and 230 weapons that included; AR-15, AK-47 (cuernos de chivo) and hanguns. Also located were cartridge belts and uniforms with the insignia of Los Zetas. (more pics at link)

EL MONSTRUO 2011: The Mexican Drug Cartel's Purpose-Built Tank


From ultralight aircraft to homemade narco-submarines, Mexico's drug cartels have long been on the cutting edge of drug trafficking technology. But the discovery of the cartel's newest weapon - nicknamed El Monstruo 2011 - effectively puts a lid on any debate over whether the cartels are at war over their drug smuggling routes.

El Monstruo 2011 is a homemade armored tank, the latest weapons innovation from Los Zetas, one of Mexico's largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations


22 posted on 11/13/2011 1:25:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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"Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal

Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas

Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:

Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso.

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“They’ve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era,” Plumlee said. Other weapons found include grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 1:34:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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