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March 26, 2010

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If the views of your USBP source are widely held within the agency(especially by the district heads and above) then we've got a very intelligent group of ladies and gentlemen over there. Our agencies are faced with a dilemma, we must cooperate on a bi-national level while knowing that in all likelihood the operation will be compromised to some degree. Here is just one example of a joint DEA/AFI or CISEN operation.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/American_kidnapped_business_torched.html

But to expand on your statement about Calderon. I don't hold him directly responsible for blowing the opportunity. Calderon knows that once his order is given he is at the mercy of the principal sent to carry it out. Corruption and threats from cartels, or maybe differing political agendas by government officials and institutions, or the influence of opposition political parties may handicap the effort. That is the legacy of corruption and weak government institutions in Mexico.

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