Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Mission accomplished: U.S. declares DOJ/State-armed cartel leader most powerful drug trafficker in world

Written By: Bob - Jan• 11•12

Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Hillary Clinton, please take a bow:

The U.S. Treasury Department called Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman “the world’s most powerful drug trafficker” Tuesday. The fugitive Sinaloa cartel leader also got a boost from Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo, who said she believed in Guzman more than in the government.

It was the latest in an odd series of encomiums for Guzman, who was included this year on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people, with an estimated fortune of $1 billion.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued a statement saying three of Guzman’s alleged associates had been hit with sanctions under the drug Kingpin Act, which prohibits people in the U.S. from conducting businesses with them and freezes their U.S. assets. The two Mexican men and a Colombian allegedly aided Guzman’s trafficking operations.

The statement quoted Adam J. Szubin, director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, as saying the move “marks the fourth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed the support structures of the organization led by Chapo Guzman, the world’s most powerful drug trafficker.”

It was a true “team effort” to ensure the Sinaloa’s gained power even as the violent Zetas and Gulf cartels sought to expand operations. If it wasn’t for the the State Department’s abuse of the Direct Commercial Sales program, and the Department of Justice’s gun-walking and money-laundering operations, and DHS turning a blind eye to Sinaloa smuggling in exchange for information about their rivals, Guzman would not be where he is today as the world’s richest drug trafficker. I hope Mr. Guzman was nice enough to thank these Obama Administration officials properly for their support, perhaps in the form of numbered bank accounts in the Cayman Islands.

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