About a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me rather disturbing pic. It was the remains of Mexican Cartel victim treated, shall we say rather imaginative if you are into the whole slaughter concept. Ever since I’ve been pondering about making a post about the true consequences of aiding and abetting such a group of deviants by our government and I think it is time to step up and show a very small part of what those monsters (yes, monsters) are doing down there.
One thing we do well in this country is to try to keep the discussion to a certain level of intellect without inflaming passions. We are a country of laws and as antiseptic it may feel sometimes, at the end is the better choice when we are dispassionate about it. Then again we may run separating ourselves so much from reality that we lose touch with it and do not fix what we intended to do in the first place. I am well aware of unintended consequences, but we can strike a balance between what has to be done urgently and doing it right for a long time.
If you are somewhat an aware member of the gun community, you know most of the details of Fast and Furious and more likely agree on the sheer stupidity of the program. We are told always to ask “Cui Bono” who benefits when a program or operation that is obviously wrong from the start gets pushed and in F&F the beneficiary was supposed to be this Administration trying to collect brownie points with the liberal base and those who ran it trying to climb the government ladder.
There was one more group that benefited by F&F and that was the Mexican Drug Cartels who git the weapons. But we do not know or choose not to know the true souls behind the Cartels. We as a country still suffer from what I call The Godfather Effect: We see a head of a Crime family with Vito Corleone colored glasses, a grandfatherly figure taking care of his “family” but pushed into crime because of the circumstances of life & society. He is not bad, he was drawn that way to paraphrase Jessica Rabbit.
Reality is much more gruesome. Crime enterprises like the Cartels get there on sheer power and exercising cruelty and death. Pablo Escobar was a great example of a power intoxicated bastard who had no qualms about blowing an airliner just because a presidential candidate was supposed to be on board and such candidate was gonna make things hard for him. That act alone made Escobar the most wanted man in the world and he was eventually killed. Escobar was a rank amateur compared to the Mexican cartels.
The following pictures are taken from different Mexican blogs covering the Cartel Wars. They gruesome and vividly reflect the reality that Mexicans are living with every day. That people in our Government even thought that it would be a good idea to let weapons fall in the hands of these bastards makes my blood boil. That the people responsible for F&F are going to skate with light slap on the wrist is an insult to any law-abiding taxpayer in this country and it is the bureaucratic equivalent of pissing on the graves of the Cartel Victims.
I think you have been warned enough. Watch at your own risk.
And this video has been making the rounds and most everybody pretends it does not exist. They are two low-level narcos about to be decapitated for whatever they did. The one on the left lived in Phoenix and had served jail time for drugs. The one on the right was a messenger and apparently both were caught skimming/snitching. The bad part begins at around 3:00. Seriously do not watch if you are sensitive.
You now tell me that Operation fast and Furious was worth putting guns in the hands of people who can do stuff like this. Who was the absolute uniformed cretin that said “I think there would be no repercussions if some guns were to fall in the hands of Narcos. They are not as bad as they say. And we can control it”
I hope I have not ruined your day.
PS: I must acknowledge the sheer testicular fortitude of the Narco Bloggers. They blog from hiding because they have been and are targets for the Cartels. Ballsier than the Mexican Government for sure.