(WMR)—Multiple well-informed sources in Central and South America have told WMR that the heavily-armed and merciless Los Zetas narcotics cartel operating in Mexico is carrying out their destabilization efforts in Mexico with the assistance of elements of the U.S. Special Forces and Israel’s Mossad.
In addition, Zeta’s activities are not merely confined to Mexico but extend to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua with the goal of destabilizing those nations in order to ensure the establishment of pro-U.S. regimes or, in the case of Honduras, ensure the continuation in power of the present military-backed government.
Many of the Zeta paramilitary personnel were trained at Fort Bragg and at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas. The former Mexican military Zeta personnel were trained in kidnapping, ambushing, car jacking, surveillance, and psychological warfare operations by the United States and Israel. It is the psychological warfare operations that are at the center of the current fear campaign being waged by the Zetas against the Mexican people with the promotion of the Santa Muerte death cult by the cartel serving as a major psychological warfare tactic to ensure a constant state of fear among the Mexican population.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans have been killed by the Zetas, with many victims being beheaded and brutally tortured before being shot or hacked to pieces. The psychological warfare program is designed to frighten honest law enforcement personnel, as well as journalists, many of whom have already been murdered in the destabilization violence in Mexico.
WMR has been told that one of the major goals of the U.S. and Israeli support for the Zetas is to promote the building of a sophisticated barricade, using U.S. and Israeli-supplied technology, along the U.S.-Mexican border. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF), part of the Justice Department, was discovered to be involved in the smuggling of semi-automatic weapons from the United States to Mexico with many of the weapons ending up in the hands of the Zetas and the rival Sinaloa drug cartel. The ATF operation, called Project Gunrunner, was designed to stem the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs, but as discovered by CBS News and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) it had the opposite goal of arming the Mexican drug cartels, especially the Zetas.
There was little mention of the U.S. and Israeli destabilization program in Mexico when Mexican President Felipe Calderon recently visited the White House for talks with President Obama. Obama and Calderon agreed that border security should be improved and that the flow of drugs into the United States from Mexico and weapons from the United States to Mexico should be curtailed. But there was mention of another commodity being smuggled from Mexico into the United States—oil. And any enhanced barricade along the border will only deter Mexicans in search of honest employment from trying to enter the United States. The Zetas and U.S. weapons smuggler will continue to receive a “wink and a nod” in their smuggling operations.
The CIA and Pentagon have a vested interest in the destabilization of Mexico because of one of the major benefits the United States receives in return from the Zetas and Sinaloa (Pacific) cartels, namely the smuggling of large amounts of crude oil from the Mexican state oil company, PEMEX, into south Texas. The oil smuggling, according to one of WMR’s sources in Latin America, is connected to organized crime figures in Chicago who are linked to newly-elected mayor Rahm Emanuel. The oil smuggling is also connected to an organized crime syndicate based in Cincinnati.
In 2009, Donald Schroeder, president of Trammo Petroleum in Houston, was convicted of purchasing stolen Mexican crude oil that had been smuggled into the United States via tanker trucks and barges for processing at Texas refineries. However, Schroeder was apparently a small fish in comparison to major U.S. oil companies and their paid-off politicians which are reaping huge profits from the smuggled Mexican oil as petroleum prices are skyrocketing with the events in the Middle East.
The Zetas, with support from Mossad cells operating in Guatemala and Costa Rica are, according to our sources, using weapons smuggled from the United States and drugs smuggled from Mexico and other locations to launch major destabilization efforts aimed at toppling the Sandinista government from power in Nicaragua and seeing the leftist National Unity of Hope (UNE) government of Guatemala ousted in the 2012 election. Last September, the Obama administration listed Nicaragua as a “major” drug trafficking center, although it failed to mention that the drugs are coming from the Zetas with the support of the CIA and Mossad. Mossad is using Costa Rica, where it has free reign, to conduct the destabilization of Nicaragua with the support of its Zeta allies in Mexico and Central America.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).