Monday, January 10, 2011

"Mano Dura" Bolstered By Zeta Cartel In Guatemala

Soldiers have reinforced the nation's police in an effort to combat an onslaught by the Zetas drug cartel of Mexico, a band of Special Forces deserters who have taken over the Gulf cartel in Tamaulipas State, funneling drugs and illegal aliens into the U.S. at Reynosa and Matamoros.

Presently, the police do not allow civilians to have public gatherings or the possession of guns.

There is a public perception of chaos.

Who benefits? General Otto Perez Molina, U.S. Army School Of The Americas Graduate.

General Molina ran second to the present President, Arturo Colon, in 2007. He is a favored candidate for this year's elections in August.

The Zetas recently attacked three radio stations, threatening arson and murder and demanding they broadcast a threat of full-scale insurgency in the countryside:

"War will start in this country, in shopping malls, schools and police stations."

The message also claimed that President Colon is corrupt, that the Zetas funded the 2007 election with an $11 million donation. The announcements further reminded the President that he has supposedly granted a deal at the time to let them operate in peace.

General Molina ran the nation's G-2 operation and the Archivo, the national records-keeping bureau, prior to his unsuccessful candidacy in 2007.

He is generally acknowledged to have run death squads and torture centers under the supervision of CIA during the latter part of Guatemala's 30-year civil war, which, according to experts, is said to have ended in the late 90's.

He is a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College and a former representative to the international tribunal fielded by that entity.

Through these conduits and operating from the U.S. Embassy and consular offices, CIA agents supervised by such officials as Station Chief Jack McCavitt, have carried out a “government program of political murder” since 1978, killing more than 110,000 Guatemalan civilians, according to the international human rights organization, Amnesty International.

In an April, 1995, article in “The Nation,” magazine, operatives made allegations that “These CIA operations are, of course, part of the larger U.S. policy. The Bush and Clinton State Departments, for example, in the midst of a much-touted 'cutoff' of military aid to Guatemala after 1990, authorized – according to classified State Department records – more than 114 separate sales of U.S. pistols and rifles.”

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