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So do we get to polygraph you?

4 May 2013

… shortly after Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office in December, American agents got a clear message that the dynamics, with Washington holding the clear upper hand, were about to change.

“So do we get to polygraph you?” one incoming Mexican official asked his American counterparts, alarming United States security officials who consider the vetting of the Mexicans central to tracking down drug kingpins. The Mexican government briefly stopped its vetted officials from cooperating in sensitive investigations. The Americans are waiting to see if Mexico allows polygraphs when assigning new members to units, a senior Obama administration official said.

(Randal C. Archibold, Damien Cave and Ginger Thompson in The New York Times, 30 April 2013)

As was the Washington Post, the NYTimes and other U.S. media seem genuinely surprised that Mexican officials are not the “partners” in their “War on Drugs” that U.S. officials (and U.S. media) tried to paint them out to be… or that the Mexicans as a whole had the same obsession with this issue that dominated English-language media and reportage on this country over the last five years.

Yeah, that’s right… it’s only been the last few years that we’ve read about Mexico being a “failed state” (something enough of a cliche by February 2009 to merit several responses by left-leaning writers people who actually know something about this country).  By 2011, even those whose livelihood depended on paychecks from U.S. media outlets were finding the obsession with the narcotics “war” ridiculous.  Ganchoblog, for one, proposed a “Crowbar Award”, defined by Burro Hall as :

… honoring the heroic attempts by the foreign media to crowbar a narco angle into any story about Mexico, regardless of the story’s actual subject matter.

Is it any wonder that Enrique Peña Nieto (who said on the campaign trail he’d stop going after narco “kingpins”) won the Presidency, even if he had to cheat to beat AMLO (who promised to work more on resolving social inequality and spend less time chasing… you got it… “narco kingpins”).

So, the Mexicans did what they said, and Obama had to put a happy face on it. More on this tomorrow. Er… later today (this weekend, anyway).

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  1. 4 May 2013 2:53 pm

    Several years ago, Catholics ousted the Freemason Lodge from the Mexican Presidency.

    The first Catholic President elected after seventy years of Freemasons controlling that office laid the groundwork for the next Catholic President.

    Many positions held for years by Lodge members were given to Mexicans whose loyalty was to Christ the King.

    The second Catholic President began to attack drug cartels, a symptom of diabolical activity.

    When a Cartel Boss was captured, Exorcists would come in and cast out the evil residing with the cartel boss; the Exorcists also exorcised the surrounding community.

    The Drug Cartels will now be ordered to stand down in light of no Catholic President in Mexico.

    The Freemason agenda will begin again full swing, now that Mexicans have ‘chosen Barabbas’ instead of Our Lord.

    Gosticism, aka Luciferianism is being taught all across Mexico.

    Satan and his pals think they can win.

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