Reporting From Mexico - Ever since the "Iranian Terror Plot" was announced by the U.S. Government this week, I have invested numerous hours to monitor TWITTER and several news agency wires. I have come to a conclusion: the U.S. is preparing to escalate its involvement in Mexico.
What is my evidence?
Before I share my opinion, I am not stating that a greater involvement in Mexico is right or wrong, that is not for me to decide, however, there are numerous issues that must be taken into account before such an operation is conducted.
Here is my evidence.
1. The C.I.A. is currently operating in Mexico from an undisclosed military base along with U.S. Military personnel who are on private company payroll. This information was released by the New York Times in August.
2. UNIVISION, the leading Spanish language television network in the United States reports that the ZETAS and the Cartel del Golfo control the drug flow in 17 counties in Texas.
3. The "IRANIAN TERRORIST PLOT" where the U.S. Government ties Iran with the Zetas has caused an outcry for further border security, but in doing so it has elevated the Zetas to a position of international fame, which it did not have until now. Today, the following article was published in a newspaper in California stating that the U.S./Mexico border should be closed.
4. About 3-hours ago a story hit the wires that 4-former Colombian Army specialist were training the ZETAS. This is part of the CIA public relations campaing for escalation in Mexico. If the American public is convinced that the ZETAS are more than a cartel, but a menace to the national security - you have an excuse for escalation. Someone forgot to clarify that the ZETAS were former Mexican Special Forces TRAINED by the United States.
As an American living in Mexico, what do I believe?
I believe that the CIA is operating in Mexico in intelligence gathering operations. I believe the CIA is also busy at home deseminating information and preparing the population for further escalation.
I am in favor of U.S. involvement in Mexico but if in fact U.S. Military troops or forces enter Mexico, they must be seen as liberators - this could be a problem because the wounds of 1836 and 1846 are still fresh in the Mexican conscious.
Nevertheless, you will notice in the next couple of days and weeks the enormous amount of "news items" that will be showing up on the internet concerning "Zetas this and Zeta that". Someone in Langely, Virgina is running the show and getting ready to hype everyone up so that an escalation of U.S forces in Mexico is almost demanded by the American public.
The U.S has been down this road before with Mexico in 1846 and with the incursion in pursuit of General Villa by General Pershing prior to World War I.
The U.S. failed in capturing Villa although later that same U.S. Army went to Europe and covered itself with glory.
Mexico is different from Europe.
General Villa taught us that 90 years ago.