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Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican army are one and the same. Calderon is a narco and the U.S. is simply helping out The Federation in its bid to extend its territory by giving money and weapons to Mexico under Plan Merida. I'm mean they have already captured El Chapo and the guy simply escaped in a laundry truck. If you can't even keep the guy in prison then whats the point of arresting anybody?

I am seeing indicators of Islamic influence. Decaptiations, now VIEBs. The Michocan based La familia seems to have religious nfluence. (no drugs no alcohol. Hugo chavez has allowed Hamas and Hezbollah in to Venezuela and have bases there. Could these be the source of the tactics being used by the cartels? would about the rumors of large amounts of east west air traffick between South American and Africa.
It woudl no doubt be in Cuba's and Venezuela's interest to embroil the US in an allout Mexican civl war
Anyt takers?

I think we are at the civil war stage as we speak.

Yes, the new TTPs are appearing and will continue.

I personally do not believe the DTOs in Mexioc are being trained by Hezbollah, although the ones in Guatemala and Venezuela may be.

What we have are some gangbangers who all of a sudden decided they were exploives experts - obviously not considering they got blown up oin the process.

One thing I do know is Iran will invest heavily in Mexico once the violence subsides and business gets back to usual. Thi may be their way of pre-positioning so they can get potential terrorists into the country. At this point, most of the people on the "no fly" list from Islamic countries need the point of entry to be through Mexico (cannot even fly over US air space). And they may very well have to come in via maritime vice flying.

Where there is will, there is a way.

Mexican violence is very serious for tourists and U.S citizens who go and try to enjoy the country. It is very sad that the mexican goverment is so corrupt, that it leaves young men no choice but to join in on these violent occurences. The Zeta organization as well as gulf cartel organizations have made it quite difficult for people like me to go and vist family members on the border. people use to be able to walk the streets of Nvo. Laredo at all hours of the night, now as soon as it gets dark everyone locks themselves in their homes. Sad but true.

in 2010 a new leader came to power more ruthless and smarter that we still dont know his name but they call him ``scarface`` leader of ``ak el control`` cartel with 2 co boss ``el chango`` and ```el koala`` . in 2010 ak el control was formed and was in a gang war aginst b.w.w and was a ruthless drug organization after scarface killed his co boss soul and his family they stole his corvet and it was never found. after the murder of soul scarface got a new co boss el chango scarface was smart brave crazy ruthless scary when people say scaface the crap the pants after they defeated there el chapo guzman was named one of the most powerfull man in the world by forbs magizin and one of the riches they became the biggest cartel in the world ak el control was know through out mexico and usa. scarface was also know as el gato becouse of his 9 lives he was the biggest target they always try to kill him but he never dies. and then theres el koala or koala bear if you talk to any one in tj about koala they will say he is my hero he is my hero deeply becouse besides of being crazy he was very nice to the poor he gave back to the communtiy and helped the poor koala is the hero of mexico a robin hood he saved thousands of lives and helped millions of familys scarface and el koala and el chango are heros in mexico el chango was an old time cholo no one really except he smoked to much weed and broke the rules of the command ments of the ak cartel aka sinaloa but was still a hero in mexico and thats when scarface and el koala and el chango are knows the biggest og or kigpins the world ever seen making 250,000,000,000,000 $ easliy and ak el control the legendary cartel and scarface the[[Javier Torres Felix]], was arrested and extradited to the U.S. in December 2006;[http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/releases/ep070517Zambada.html Major Mexican legened
mexican_drug_cartels_government_progress_and_growing_violence|title=Mexican Drug Cartels: Government Progress and Growing Violence |date=December 11, 2008|work=STRATFOR Global Intelligence|accessdate=2009-08-25}}{{cite book|last=Crosthwaite|first=Luis Humberto|title=Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots & Graffiti from La Frontera|publisher=Cinco Puntos Press|pages=115|isbn=0938317598|year=2002}} Guzman and Zambada became Mexico's top drug kingpins in 2003, after the arrest of their rival [[Osiel Cardenas]] of the [[Gulf Cartel]]. Another close associate, [[Javier Torres Felix]], was arrested and extradited to the U.S. in December 2006;[http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/releases/ep070517Zambada.html Major Mexican Drug Trafficker’s Assets in U.S. Frozen

el chapo guz man is very smart but use it in the wrong way

Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican army are one and the same. Calderon is a narco and the U.S. is simply helping out The Federation in its bid to extend its territory by giving money and weapons to Mexico under Plan Merida. Im mean they have already captured El Chapo and the guy simply escaped in a laundry truck. If you cant even keep the guy in prison then whats the point of arresting anybody?
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I have filed a civil RICO lawsuit against the Sinaloa Federation in the Northern Judicial District of Ohio 1:12 CV 2501.

Joaquin Guzman Lorea, Ismael Zambada Garcia, Darrell Edward Issa, Charles Ellis Schumer, Orrin Grant Hatch, Robert Swan Mueller III, Cesare Frank Figliuzzi, Douglas H Shulman, Jose A.Gonzalez, Robert T. Bennett, John Richard Kasich, Edward Fitzgerald, Thomas P. Perciak and others known and unknown, are members and associates of the Sinaloa Federation AKA the Sinaloa Cartel, AKA the Federation a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in: (a) the illegal trafficking of cocaine and marijuana; (b) the laundering of drug proceeds; and (c) acts of violence, including, kidnapping, torture and murder of those who lose or steal assets from, are disloyal to, or are perceived as enemies of the Sinaloa Cartel, and which operated principally in the United States of America, the Republic of Mexico, the Northern Judicial District of Ohio and elsewhere in the United States.

That chart just look like a normal business organization char.

Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican army are one and the same. Calderon is a narco and the U.S. is simply helping out The Federation in its bid to extend its territory by giving money and weapons to Mexico under Plan Merida. Im mean they have already captured El Chapo and the guy simply escaped in a laundry truck. If you cant even keep the guy in prison then whats the point of arresting anybody?
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