John Dodson is the ATF whistleblower who exposed the Fast and Furious scandal, much to the dismay of his colleagues and bosses. According to his latest revelation, the American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed a few years ago, was murdered by operatives who were working for the FBI.
Dodson claimed that the government was willing to go to any length necessary to earn the trust of criminal drug cartels. That’s apparently a matter of policy. And that included killing an innocent man who was trying to do his job. It was a sacrifice that had to happen so that U.S. government operatives could continue to work their way up the cartel leadership to gain more control.
Dodson, who worked on an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force after Fast and Furious, said the FBI began using foreign counter-intelligence methods to investigate drug cartels domestically after the 9/11 attacks. He said agents sometimes allow or encourage criminal conduct by operatives to help them rise within organizations, and thus to produce better intelligence. He alleged that the attempted border rip-off that ended in Terry’s death was one such case.
“If they can get these guys (informants) in a position so they’re closer to the Tier 1 or Tier 2 guy (in the cartel), they’ll do it,” he said. “They want to make these guys (operatives) rock stars” in the eyes of drug lords.
Dodson said the practice is justified in the bureau by a perception that “it doesn’t matter what they (informants) are doing; these crimes are going to be happening anyway.” However, he added, the result is that agents strengthen a cartel to gain intelligence — and other agents or informants may do the same for rival crime syndicates.
“Essentially, the United States government is involved in cartel-building,” Dodson said.
A high-ranking cartel official facing trial in Chicago has made similar allegations in seeking to have charges against him thrown out. Jesus Zambada-Niebla, an associate of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and son of another narcotics boss, filed federal court motions claiming the Sinaloa Cartel leaders had a longtime arrangement with U.S. law enforcement.
“(They) were given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States and were also protected by the United States government from arrest and prosecution in return for providing information against rival cartels which helped Mexican and United States authorities capture or kill thousands of rival cartel members,” the motion stated.
It seems our government is the biggest criminal drug cartel in the Western Hemisphere. They call themselves “law enforcement.” But the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of “Justice” are only concerned with shutting down their competitors.