Skip to comments.'The training stays with you': the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels
Posted on 09/09/2018 3:12:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
Delfino was handpicked twice. At 18, he was chosen by the Mexican army to join its elite unit, the airborne special forces group known by its Spanish acronym, Gafe, where he specialized as a sniper.
Ten years later, he was recruited again this time by the very people hed been trained to kill.
Nowadays, the only outward sign of his military background is the camouflaged hat on his head, and the Panther .308 sniper rifle slung across his back.
Delfino belongs to what remains of a cult-like drug cartel called Los Caballeros Templarios, or the Knights Templar, whose original leaders blended extreme violence with pseudo-religious teachings and claimed a mandate from God.
Once a dominant force in the rugged western state of Michoacán, the group is now locked in a bitter war for survival with rival crime factions.
But Delfino describes himself as an instrument of divine justice.
God has his will, he said. But he still needs people to do his work here on Earth.
Over the past decade, Mexicos drug violence has undergone a dizzying escalation, claiming more than 230,000 lives and last year pushing the countrys murder rate to the highest level since records began.
Security analysts and cartel sources agree that a key factor in the transformation of underworld rivalries into a full-throttle war has been the cartels recruitment of elite soldiers.
The leakage of Mexican special forces into organized crime began in the 1990s when the powerful Gulf cartel recruited a group of ex-Gafe troops to create its own paramilitary enforcement unit, known as Los Zetas.
They eventually turned on their masters, establishing the Zetas as a cartel in their own right. But other narco bosses followed suit, turning to the military for skilled recruits.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
“blended extreme violence with pseudo-religious teachings and claimed a mandate from God”
We will see what will happen now that the Socialists won power on Mexico. Michoacán is a very beautiful state. I would like to go again.
The Mexican Army cannot be trusted for some structural reasons. The Marines have been the only reliable unit in Mexico because they are not attached to any one region and are much harder for a local cartel to corrupt.
BUILD THE WALL
We like each other, and they respect my decision, he said, but if they learn that Im out here doing something which doesnt square with our values if I mess with innocent people they will come for me. From them, theres no hiding.
If it is indeed a drug cartel then this quote shows off a huge problem: that numerable people in the military do not consider the manufacture and shipping of drugs to be preying on the innocent ... at least if it isn’t us Gringos being poisoned.
We are their Lebansraum.
Patrol the border. Summary no questions asked and no justifications accepted deportation of all illegals caught unless they are carrying drugs ... and then treat them as terrorist.
Joe Nobody already wrote a book about this.
US policy is a total failure unless the goal is to make sure the world stays in a state of near anarchy, something the Globalist scum running the world deny. According to them, all the places that have been bombed into rubble and then the rubble bombed some more to bounce it around, had to be attacked because the people there are unenlightened and don't realize how horrible their own situation is (Libya being a prime example of that line of BS).
The fact that they were doing a lot better when what infrastructure they had was intact, they had clean water, weren't constantly on the verge of starvation, and were ruled by whoever the Hell could manage to keep the peace makes no difference.
Look at Syria, a perfect example of the US trying to do to another country what it did to Yugoslavia leaving small, weak, warring, States in place of something that at least kept the utilities working, the bridges usable and kept up, and the roads passable. When the Deep State Cabal can't achieve the desired result through intimidation, they're just like spoiled children, stomping our feet and saying that if we can't have our way we'll leave half the country in rubble to set the country back decades.
Now it's almost time for our chickens to come home to roost. Think about the millions of illegals already in the US organizing and a significant number of them uniting with the different cartels this article mentions. State, county, and city governments, already thumb their noses at the laws they don't want to obey. What are the odds they'd just shrug and ignore groups declaring a part of a city or State was the territory of a Mexican drug cartel, had armed themselves, and would resist deportations?
How would the military that's full of women, queers, trannies, and even illegals serving so they'll be in line for citizenship when their tour is up deal with multiple occurrences of that sort of thing? How would a command structure that's sold itself to the highest bidder willingly going along with force degrading changes in order to insure they'll be very well off when they retire handle the same force they've bastardized into a social change experiment? Would it even be possible to employ the NG and/or regular military with Congress ready, willing, and able, to ignore the good of the nation and go for the quick sound bite solution that the formerly mainstream media approves of?
Civil War is one thing, the sort of guerrilla war we've waged unhindered around the world almost exclusively to benefit the wealthy globalists is another. Is such thing probable or only a remote possibility?
The Marines have been the only reliable unit in Mexico
[US policy is a total failure unless the goal is to make sure the world stays in a state of near anarchy]
Giving a damn about my own country hasn't got a thing in the world to do with Russia but apparently you're paid to twist anything and everything into, "Russia! Russia! Russia!.
Hillary is no doubt proud of her minions like you.
Yes, POTUS is spot on that the WALL will not only keep them out but defund them.
Russia, with her Italian sized economy and shrinking populace, is conquering the World?
You’re hysterical in the most literal sense of the word.
Their power projection is a handful of old boats a few dozen aircraft.
You’re being sold a hoax, to justify a decades old racket.
[Russia, with her Italian sized economy and shrinking populace, is conquering the World?]
In any case, no one’s saying we should invade Russia. It’s only prudent to joust with Russia the way it jousted with us in Korea and Vietnam, where Russia’s support of our enemies resulted in 100K dead Americans - our entire casualty count from fighting Japan in WWII. They equipped our adversaries, operated SAM’s and flew fighter planes against our flyers.
You might want to read up on 20th century history for a better understanding of the relative importance of economic might to world domination.
The most effective army wasn't the winner of WW2.
A country with land area almost as big as the next two countries put together, in possession of thousands of nukes, is a major threat.
What good is all that tundra going to do them in a war?
They're not a threat to their neighbors (EU and China), because their neighbors are much, much larger in what matters - manpower and industrial capacity.
In fact, Russias nukes are probably the primary reason weve been so laid back with respect to Russias attempt to annex Ukraine.
Russia's re-assertion on Crimea, territory that is historically Russian, not Ukrainian, should have been a predicable response to the coup, if our State Department was worth a damn. That coup was just another in a long string of idiotic moves by the neocons. Same cabal that is trying to get us neck deep in Syria.
In any case, no ones saying we should invade Russia. Its only prudent to joust with Russia the way it jousted with us in Korea and Vietnam, where Russias support of our enemies resulted in 100K dead Americans
And why exactly are Koreans and Vietnamese our enemies? Americans never should have been there in the first place. Just like we shouldn't in the Middle East trying to play 'power behind the throne' and just generating more enmity for Americans.
Enough! End our involvement in these stupid wars that just cost us blood and treasure and give us nothing but perpetual debt payments. We've been bombing the Middle East every year since 1991 - at some point folks have to wake up to the idea this isn't working.
Out of curiosity, what most effective army was it that lost WW2?
Up until the end of 1944, on a man for-man basis, the Germans inflicted between 20 and 50 per cent higher casualties on the British and Americans than they suffered, and far higher than that on the Russians, under almost all military conditions. Although they lost because of their Führers domination of grand strategy as well as the sheer size of the populations and economies ranged against them, it is indisputable that the Germans were the best fighting men of the Second World War for all but the last few months of the struggle, when they suffered a massive dearth of equipment, petrol, reinforcements and air cover.
Id like to see your source because thats a preposterous figure.
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