Blackwater International Newsletter called my attention to an article published by the Arizona Star, “Special forces create new command to train Mexican troops”, 18 Jan 2013.
The hope is that the proposed military assistance will help Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto establish a military force to focus on drug-criminal cartels. According to Mexican officials, warring drug gangs have killed at least 70,000 people between 2006 and 2012. The very same violent influence that contributes to an estimated 60% of all U.S. gun related violence.
The program will be based at the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado. Special Operations Command – North plans to accomplish this mission by building on existing commando programs with the Mexican Government. A noble effort no doubt. However, given Mexico’s state of affairs and the influence that drug cartels have in and around Mexico it’s likely that we will be training soldiers for the cartels by proxy.
Tells us what you think.
You know we did this once before and it didn’t turn out so well. The Mexican forces promptly went rogue afterwards and became Los Zetas, one of the more dangerous cartels because of their training.