Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mole Men

Sorry for the lack of what the corporate shills call "content," but The Man's been guilty of unnecessary roughness this week.  We'll try to claw our way back to normal soon.  So, we're a couple days late noting this piece from the hometown paper, which picks up on a thought we had during the whole (Totally Awesome) Zetas/Iran thingy, where a guy wanted to hire a Zeta hitman but instead hired a DEA informant working inside the Zetas - and we thought, "Weeping Jesus, the DEA has informants inside the fucking Zetas?"

Yes.  Yes, they do.
American law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country’s most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border.

...Typically, the officials said, Mexico is kept in the dark about the United States’ contacts with its most secret informants — including Mexican law enforcement officers, elected officials and cartel operatives — partly because of concerns about corruption among the Mexican police, and partly because of laws prohibiting American security forces from operating on Mexican soil.
Holy living fuck.  Not only are these guys wedged deep inside some of the most sociopathic organizations in the entire world (click here for video of two guys getting their heads chainsawed off [caveat: don't]), but the government of Mexico doesn't know they're there, and (presumably) if shit goes down, the US government will deny they're on our team?  Holy living fuck.  You'd think these guys would be easy to make because the clanking of their enormous brass balls would give them away.

It's ironic: these guys are probably more deserving of a narcocorrido than any of the jefes, but no one would write them one for fear of having their heads chainsawed off.

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