Mexican crook: Gangsters arrange fights to death for entertainment. The elderly are killed.
Young women are raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death. In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins. In an in-person interview arranged by intermediaries on the condition that neither his name nor the location of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping push cocaine worth $5 million to $10 million a month into the United States. Law enforcement sources confirm he is a cartel operative but not a fugitive from pending charges. His words are not those of a federal agent or drawn from a news conference or court papers. If what he says is true, gangsters who make commonplace beheadings, hangings and quartering bodies have managed an even crueler twist to their barbarity.
Killing 'for amusement' History of U.S. Intervention in Iran - 1953 Until Present. WikiLeaks Archive - Cables Show D.E.A.’s Global Reach. Sia Kambou/AFP-Getty; Jose Mendez/EPA; Ramin Talaie/EPA; Mark Wilson/Getty Images Leaked cables reveal the Drug Enforcement Administration’s global reach, noting dealings with Lansana Kouyaté of Guinea, left, Ricardo Martinelli of Panama, center left, and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. Karen Tandy, right, the D.E.A.’s former administrator, discussed Afghan missions in the cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be hard to tell the politicians from the traffickers, and where drug rings are themselves mini-states whose wealth and violence permit them to run roughshod over struggling governments.
Diplomats recorded unforgettable vignettes from the largely unseen war on drugs: Like many of the cables made public in recent weeks, those describing the do not offer large disclosures. Sticky Situations Mr. The Reason Obama Was SHOCKED Mubarak Didn't Resign: CIA Was Basing Intelligence On American Media Reports. Want to know why Obama was completely blindsided by Mubarak's announcement that he wasn't resigning?
Turns out CIA director Leon Panetta, who told lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday that there was "a strong likelihood that Mubarak may step down this evening" was taking many of his cues from what the American media was broadcasting. Yes. Look at these reports from both the WSJ and the NYT. From the WSJ: Mr. A senior intelligence official defended Mr.
"The agency has been tracking developments very closely, and there were very real and rapidly unfolding changes over the course of the day in what has been—by any measure—an extremely fluid situation," the official said. From the NYT: American officials said Mr. Tail wag dog. Worried yet? This is the same American media that jumped the gun last month and declared Gabby Giffords to be dead minutes after her shooting. Isn't the CIA supposed to have better resources than CNN? Al Jazeera meanwhile, was not reporting Mubarak resignation was imminent.
Wikileaks. You are more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.