Drug Cartels Promoted
The lamestream media told you:
A purported top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel was in police custody, as authorities extended a cross-border crackdown on the gang that has included the arrest of 755 of its members in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.
"This significantly affects the organization's ability to operate and distribute drugs," said Ricardo Cabrera, who runs the terrorism and drug-trafficking unit in Mexico's federal attorney general's office.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
There was jubilation in border towns across Mexico, as a continuing wave of U.S-Mexican drug-policy arrests have provided new job and advancement opportunities for second tier workers and management in the lucrative international drug business. The industry is thriving despite the economic downturn, partially due to its historically low taxation.
"Some of these top leaders would stay in power forever, if not for the work of the federales and DEA," said one lieutenant, now a colonel in charge of customized smuggling vehicles, speaking through a translator on condition of anonymity. "The arrests provide upward mobility and opportunities for promotions we could not otherwise get against these bullies who run the cartels. Now it's our turn. Tell Mr. Cabrera, gracias."
In other news, drug prices and supplies remained stable on world markets, according to street reports. Calls for an end to the drug war, a cease fire or an armistice to reduce the war deaths, and dismantling the expensive ineffectual infrastructure for the war on some drugs fell on deaf ears, as usual. "Do you know how many government jobs would be lost if we ended this war?" asked one government worker who preferred to remain anonymous. Calls to the DEA for comment were not returned.
In other news, the mayors of ten Mexican towns were just rounded up as part of a drug-related corruption sting. http://tinyurl.com/p9dgy4 The mayors may have been part of a "silver or lead" scheme, where participants get rich on silver from the cartels, or have two pieces of lead forcibly inserted into their skulls. Seconds in command will take over until the next election cycle.