What’s Spanish For “Crazy Like A Fox?”

The scandal du jour to emerge from the Obama administration is news that apparently the Drug Enforcement Agency has been running a long-term operation involving Mexican drug cartels. Note that I did not use words like “against” or “sting” — they’ve apparently been laundering drug money for them. Millions of dollars, over several years, with nary a single bust or confiscation to be seen.

 

Couple this with what we know about Operation Fast and Furious — the ATF was actively aiding Mexican cartels in obtaining guns in the US and helping them smuggle them back across the border to Mexico, without the consent or even knowledge of the Mexican government — and I find myself indulging in yet another crazy, crackpot consipracy theory:

 

Could the Obama administration be expecting the cartels to overthrow the Mexican government, and is trying to establish good relations for when they take over the country?

Like most of the crazy theories I’ve heard — and occasionally repeated — about Fast and furious, it’s completely nuts. In fact, its only redeeming feature is that it’s not as crazy as the official cover story being put out by the Obama administration.

 

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  • Anonymous

    It all boils down to control of other people’s live through goverment.

  • Well, literally the Spanish would be something like, “loco como un zorro” (h/t: Google Translate), but I imagine they almost certainly have an idiom of their own that expresses the sentiment.

  • JustRuss

    At what point does it go from incompetence to design?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll go with simple “crazy”

    Out drug policies helped to create the cartels, and we’re now arming them and laundering their money.

    Crazy. No other explanation applies.

  • Anonymous

    Crazy theories?
    Chico, that’s your Bat-signal, isn’t it?

  • herddog505

    Waiting for somebody to claim that Bush did it, too.  This is apparently the ultimate “get out of jail free” card.

    But hey!  How ‘bour Herman Cain and those sex scandals, huh?

    /sarc

  • Anonymous

    “with nary a single bust or confiscation to be seen”

    This appears to be the ‘norm’ for the current administration.

    Taking any bets that Barry and Company will go down as the most corrupt administration, evah?

  • Anonymous

    Oh and there’s this little tidbit of new information.

    Perhaps Secretary of State Clinton can explain better than Holder has to date.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-57337289/legal-u.s-gun-sales-to-mexico-arming-cartels/

  • jim_m

    No surprises here really.  obama has spent much of his time dealing with foreign relations by insulting our allies.  Mexico just has the misfortune of being close enough that obama can put his ally hating into practice and actually do something to destabilize their government.  

    Plus didn’t the Mexicans reject a more leftist government in their last elections in 2006?  It wouldn’t surprise me if this was a way for obama to stick it to a foreign nation for not electing the government he would have preferred.

    • jim_m

      You know the more I think of it the more I think that the intent to destabilize a regional ally, who has rejected a far left government that obama would prefer, is a likely motive.

      Not only has he done this to Mexico, but he has also presided over the ATF Operation Castaway, which ran guns for the gang MS13 into Honduras.  For the lefties with short memories, obama backed their former president in his attempt to take over the country and turn it into a communist dictatorship like Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.

      So there really is a trend of obama working to destabilize regional governments that are not far left enough to  suit his tastes.

      • herddog505

        Maybe it’s just as simple as the cartels have bought various members of Barry’s regime.  We know that Holder, for example, is a crook.

  • Anonymous

    Being paranoid doesn’t mean your wrong.

    Sometimes they really are out to get you.

  • Luke Allen

    As soon as I realized, in summer 2008, that Candidate Obama was Comrade Obama, I also realized that twenty years of being free of the Red Menace had made the very concept seem ludicrous on its face.  Any accusation that Obama was a Communist would say more about anyone who would dare accuse him than the veracity of the claim.  Surely after a year the economy would go back to normal, and we could forget that little matter of his Radical pedigree…

  • “U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.”
    http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_18608410

    Supply the guns, guarantee delivery, launder the money. Maybe the administration is hoping if we provide enough subsidies the cartels will lose their work ethic.

  • Anonymous

    JayTea = sorry to have to put this here, but can’t get thru to wizbang.

    The Senate passing the legislation allegedly allowing the military to arrest and detain Americans suspected of terrorism brings up the question:  In the Oath of Enlistment (and some government offices) has a clause that reads “…against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.”  So is this legislation redundant or what?

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