As many as 200 U.S.-trained Mexican security personnel have defected to drug cartels to carry out killings on both sides of the border and as far north as Dallas, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, told Congress on Wednesday.
The renegade members of Mexico's elite counter-narcotics teams trained at Fort Benning, Ga., have switched sides, contributing to a wave of violence that has claimed some 6,000 victims over the past 30 months, including prominent law enforcement leaders, the Houston-area Republican told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The slaughter has gained urgency amid high-profile assassinations of law officers in Mexico since May 1, claiming six senior officers, five of them with the federal police.
The Mexican nation-state is slowly dissolving and antiquated US policy is part of the catalyst and now, unwitting contributer to the event, empowering drug cartels through enabling a massive and incredibly profitable black market. This will bleed north into Latino gangs here in the states (as though it hasn't, to a degree, already done so) and we can all, together, celebrate the success of America's war on drugs. Mass shootings in Texas, cartel control of east Los Angeles and a viral spread throughout the US. Won't that be fun. Can hardly wait. Just say No. Hard fried egg, brain and a well armed counter culture who's basis is a black market enabled by American policy. Good times.