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    Drug cartels throw parties for US officials


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    Drug cartels throw parties for US officials

    Published: 20 September, 2011, 23:19
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    Two American men that used to work undercover for the FBI say that they’ve exposed extensive incidents of corruption linking US law enforcement to Mexican drug cartels – no one, however, will hear them out.

    Both Greg Gonzales and Wesley Dutton say they spent around 18 months working as informants for the Federal Bureau of Investigation along the US/Mexico border.

    It was there that they stumbled upon a slew of unjust activity carried out by of the big names in that part of America. Despite their findings, however, they tell the El Paso Times in Texas today that top-brass in the FBI won’t investigate their allegations.

    Among their discoveries, says Dutton, is that drug kingpins put on parties to help out American officials.

    "We . . . had information on campaign fundraisers and parties in La Union that the cartel held for officials from New Mexico and El Paso,”
    says Dutton. “A lot of important people were at those parties, such as bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers."

    Both Dutton and Gonzalez say that the FBI relieved them of their undercover roles once they exposed “big names” from America linked to those cartels. FBI Special Agent Michael Martinez tells the El Paso Times that the Bureau cannot comment on relationships with confidential sources, whether past or present.

    Allegations are also reported in the interview that unreported campaign contributions to American politicians came from those cartels, with the intention of influencing the appointment of law enforcement officials.

    The men also allege that local law enforcement would aid in the delivery of drugs into the states.
    According to Gonzalez and Dutton, officials in the US would be onsite to receive drug drop offs and would then escort the shipments to their scheduled delivery spots.

    Regardless of these revelations, the duo divulges to the El Paso Times that no one wants to go near what they’ve unearthed.

    Dutton delivered a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office, to which a spokesman for the governor responded to the Times that "Our office received the letter and referred it to the appropriate agency, which was the Department of Public Safety.”

    When the Times spoke to the Texas Department of Public Safety regarding the revelations, they expressed interested in talking to Dutton. An half hour later, they changed their mind.

    "We looked into it and there was nothing there,"
    Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, tells the Times. In response, Dutton asks, "How can they say there was nothing when they didn't even look at what I have?"

    So far, the only responses Dutton and Gonzalez have received are threats against their life. They are taking their case up with a DC-based foundation named Judicial Watch.


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    The U:S.
    Rotten to the core.

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    yup, some corrupt officials on the Mexican border make America rotten to the core. Just as every other civilized and uncivilized nation is . "Life is not a box of chocolates", Kooj. and " shit happens".

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    It's also Ironic how the US is destroying Afghanistani people, their homes and their land and yet tip toe'ing around the poppy fields. So they went there to steal oil and heroin.

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    We used to reward our best distributors too. Business is business.

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    I think with the scale of the drugs trade across the US/Mex border it would be naive to discount corruption amongst the officials in that jurisdiction.

    The claims of the two ex-FBI agents are unsubstantiated, but the crux of the matter is that their claims are not being investigated.

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    They don't investigate stuff they don't want to investigate - simple.

    Business is business - as per Al's post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    the crux of the matter is that their claims are not being investigated.
    Thats the rotten I'm talking about.

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    ^ Right to the core as you say. The UK is guilty too - more as a paid sheep than the instigator.

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    ^ or even the well hidden puppet master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    The U:S.
    Rotten to the core.
    True, but usually it's only those at the very top of the food chain who are allowed to engage in wholesale corruption. I'm not exactly patriotic, but some of the stories and regular commentators on Russia Today seem to lack credibility, many of the stories seem to hokey to be real.

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    Fair do's Russia Today is obviously bias, but what media outlet isn't?
    The great thing about them though is that they are carrying western news stories that aren't being carried by other western media outlets, that's not the same as fabricating or twisting the facts. The Wall St demonstrations are good example.
    US/UK hegemony is changing and so is the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Fair do's Russia Today is obviously bias, but what media outlet isn't?
    The great thing about them though is that they are carrying western news stories that aren't being carried by other western media outlets, that's not the same as fabricating or twisting the facts. The Wall St demonstrations are good example.
    US/UK hegemony is changing and so is the news.
    Very true, and the fact they are not part of the American corporate controlled media is one of the reasons I watch Russia Today, but I do not always fully believe what they say either, they're kind of like Pravda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    The U:S.
    Rotten to the core.
    put that hat on straight koojo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    The U:S.
    Rotten to the core.
    True, but usually it's only those at the very top of the food chain who are allowed to engage in wholesale corruption. I'm not exactly patriotic, but some of the stories and regular commentators on Russia Today seem to lack credibility, many of the stories seem to hokey to be real.
    What's 'russia today' and what's that got to do with anything.
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    RT news. It's the source of the story. https://rt.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Fair do's Russia Today is obviously bias, but what media outlet isn't?
    The great thing about them though is that they are carrying western news stories that aren't being carried by other western media outlets, that's not the same as fabricating or twisting the facts. The Wall St demonstrations are good example.
    US/UK hegemony is changing and so is the news.
    Very true, and the fact they are not part of the American corporate controlled media is one of the reasons I watch Russia Today, but I do not always fully believe what they say either, they're kind of like Pravda.
    True, they claim autonomy, but are still funded by the Russian state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty
    So they went there to steal oil and heroin.
    Not much oil there, but it's 'political' as they have to keep the area stable after all the years of making it unstable.

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    bobr..but usually it's only those at the very top of the food chain who are allowed to engage in wholesale corruption...very true sir,,,take a look at bill clinton...lots of court cases against him concerning drugs running, which never see the light of day, also people gone missing/murderd who were all connected or worked for him, who were willing to speak out against him....and this is going back to when he was gov of arkansa, another one of the untouchables...

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    The USA is inarguably the worlds largest importer of opium and cocaine.

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